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WORKING IT T Mostly from Home OUR ANNUAL REPORT ON THE JOBS MARKET

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NEWS: PARTY OVER FOR PARKLET-PALOOZA? SPORTS: THE CARPINTERIA COMET IN MEMORIAM: MARTA GALLO ARTS: WAGNER AT THE LOBERO

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LAGUNA BLANCA CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2021 WHO WILL GO ON TO ATTEND SOME OF THE WORLD'S MOST DISTINGUISHED COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF THEIR COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES. ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY / BARD COLLEGE / BOSTON COLLEGE / CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS / CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY CALIFORNIA

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TABLE of CONTENTS

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Editor in Chief Marianne Partridge Publisher Brandi Rivera Executive Editor Nick Welsh Senior Editors Tyler Hayden and Matt Kettmann Associate Editor Jackson Friedman Associate News Editor Delaney Smith Opinions Editor Jean Yamamura Executive Arts Editor Charles Donelan Arts Writer Josef Woodard Calendar Editor Terry Ortega Sports Editor John Zant Sports Writer Victor Bryant Food Writer George Yatchisin Copy Editor Tessa Reeg Creative Director Caitlin Fitch Graphic Designer Ricky Barajas Production Designer Ava Talehakimi

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COVER STORY 23 Still Working It (Mostly from Home) Our Annual Report on the Jobs Market by Indy Staff

Web Content Manager Celina Garcia

Contributors Rob Brezsny, Melinda Burns, Ben Ciccati, John Dickson, Leslie Dinaberg, Camille Garcia, Keith Hamm, Rebecca Horrigan, Eric HvolbØll, Tom Jacobs, Shannon Kelley, Kevin McKiernan, Carolina Starin, Ethan Stewart, Tom Tomorrow, Maggie Yates

NEWS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 OPINIONS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Director of Advertising Sarah Sinclair Marketing and Promotions Manager Emily Cosentino Lee Advertising Representatives Camille Cimini Fruin, Suzanne Cloutier, Remzi Gokmen, Tonea Songer Sales Administrator Graham Brown

Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Columnists Dennis Allen, Gail Arnold, Sara Caputo, Christine S. Cowles, Roger Durling, Marsha Gray, Betsy J. Green, Jerry Roberts, Starshine Roshell

Accounting Administrator Tobi Feldman Office Manager/Legal Advertising Tanya Spears Guiliacci Distribution Scott Kaufman Editorial Interns Atmika Iyer, Lily Mae Lazarus, Holly Rusch Columnist Emeritus Barney Brantingham Photography Editor Emeritus Paul Wellman Founding Staff Emeriti Audrey Berman, George Delmerico, Richard Evans, Laszlo Hodosy Honorary Consigliere Gary J. Hill

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

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In Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

OBITUARIES.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

THE WEEK.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

LIVING.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 FOOD & DRINK .. . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Restaurant Guy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

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To coincide with this week’s Working It issue about the state of the job market in Santa Barbara, the weekly Downtown Business Spotlight — a virtual interview series collaboration between the Independent and the Downtown Santa Barbara organization — is showcasing three unique leaders on Thursday: Pam Tanase from Workzones, Kevin Davis from Am- Brandi Rivera azon’s Santa Barbara office, and Brandi Rivera, the publisher of this newspaper. In a casual conversation moderated by our own senior editor Matt Kettmann, the trio will discuss ongoing challenges, advantages, and issues faced by Santa Barbara businesses today. Register for the 3 p.m. session on Thursday, June 24, by visiting independent.com/spotlight. INSTAGRAM | @SBINDEPENDENT TWITTER | @SBINDYNEWS FACEBOOK | SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT NEWSLETTER | INDEPENDENT.COM/NEWSLETTERS SUBSCRIBE | INDEPENDENT.COM/SUBSCRIBE

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

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Parklet-Palooza Rocks On

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Council, Restaurant Owners Reject New Design Rules

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by Tyler Hayden he idea was dead on arrival, to force city restaurants still recovering from the financial bite of COVID-19 to redesign and reconstruct their outdoor parklets in a more uniform “Santa Barbara style.” The proposal came from City Hall staff, who said they had received complaints from local architects that the parklets —quickly built at the height of the pandemic when indoor dining was prohibited — don’t conform with the community’s “high aesthetic standards.” On the table were recommendations to ban overhead elements (roofs, trellises, canopies, and string lights), astroturf, and “inappropriate” patio furniture. AESTHETIC ASSAULT? On the table Tuesday were recommendations for city restaurants to redesign and reconstruct their “Not indoor furniture that’s been outdoor parklets. repurposed and dragged outside,” explained Sarah Clark with the Public Works Ralph Barajas, owner of the Rose Café on of the way,” she said. That also means, she Department, who led the presentation to the the Mesa, said when he saw the proposed explained, allowing restaurants who either City Council, “or cheap plastic lawn furni- guidelines, “it felt like the rug got pulled out just opened or who just acquired the necesture that you would purchase at a hardware from under my feet.” Barajas said he’d put a sary funds to build their own new parklets. ton of time, effort, and money into making his Councilmember Michael Jordan said store.” Only umbrellas would be allowed for parklet into a pleasant and inviting space and he found it more than a little ironic that shade, Clark explained, and only in pre- forcing him to start over just wouldn’t be fair. the AIA and HLC would argue visual uniapproved colors. Fencing would need to be Moreover, Barajas explained, he’s still not formity is what locals and tourists love so made of wood or iron and be painted black comfortable filling his indoor dining room to much about Santa Barbara, when precisely or dark brown, and if it wasn’t, it would need full capacity, given some customers’ linger- the opposite is helping drive the popularity to be fully screened with plantings to create ing fears over infection and others’ resistance of the patios and much-needed income to “a more cohesive, garden-like appearance.”  to the vaccine. “We want to keep an open the region. “Is there a way that as a city,” CouncilClark said the citywide proposals, sched- space and a safe environment, and the patio uled to go into effect July 22, came out of is a big part of that going forward,” he said. member Alejandra Gutierrez asked, “we consultations with volunteer representaMany members of the public also spoke can be more of a team player, instead of tives of the American Institute of Architects out against the design changes. State Street coming to businesses and being like ‘Bam! (AIA) and the city’s Historic Landmarks is “better, cooler, and more fun” than it ever These are the new colors, no indoor furniCommission (HLC). “A large majority of has been, one commenter said. “Aesthetic ture.’ Can we work with them?” the enclosures out there at this point are diversity is a good thing, and it’s part of the The council did, however, agree with not compliant,” she said. Staff also recom- downtown experience now.” Another won- staff that parklet-related issues over ADA mended that the city ban any new perma- dered why City Hall would do anything to access and blocked sidewalks needed to nent parklets from being installed. mess with the success of the parklets and if be addressed. Over the past year, disabilThe response from both restaurant own- staff were looking to solve a problem that ity rights advocates have often complained that tightly packed chairs and tables along ers and the entire council was a resounding doesn’t exist. Councilmember Meagan Harmon sidewalks prevent wheelchairs from pass“no.” It didn’t matter that health restrictions had been lifted and businesses are now agreed with those sentiments. “The best way ing. And on Tuesday, Matt Lowe, speakallowed to operate at full indoor capacity, to diminish excitement is to layer interim ing on behalf of the visually impaired, said they said. It will take restaurants many more guidelines on top of regulations on top of he frequently bumps into signs, people, months, if not years, to recoup the income interim guidelines,” she said. Plus, she went and planters when he walks downtown. they lost during COVID, and the last thing on, not only are the existing parklet rules “I would like some attention paid to this they need now are more expenses and more set to expire in March 2022, when they may because it feels long overdue,” he said. be renewed or modified, but City Hall is in Clark lamented that staff hadn’t received regulations piled on top of them. “This is a classic example of not including the middle of forming a State Street Advi- “the cooperation we’ve needed” from busistakeholders who should have a voice in the sory Committee that will craft a long-term nesses to keep the public right-of-way clear. matter,” said bouchon owner Mitchell Sjer- plan for downtown and its pedestrian prom- Councilmember Kristen Sneddon called it “inexcusable” the problem has existed this ven, who politely but pointedly knocked the enade. Why fiddle with things now? AIA and HLC for attempting to foist their “It feels a bit random to me, frankly, to long. The council unanimously decreed that personal visual ideals on struggling private be requiring this right now,” said Harmon, by July 9, restaurants must clear their sideoperators. “We’re just trying to survive. We explaining she hoped the council would walks of all tables and chairs, unless they don’t have the luxury of volunteer services take an approach that would “do the least had secured the necessary permits prior to harm.” “I really just want to see us get out the pandemic. n like those groups do.”

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After revealing the return of live dance and music to Fiesta 2021 last week, Stephanie Petlow, La Presidenta for Old Spanish Days, announced at De la Guerra Plaza on 6/21 that the traditional mercado there would return 8/4-8/7. Laura Abrignani, who is organizing the mercado, said bands, food, and merchants would be back as before, including the nonprofits for whom the mercado is an important part of their annual fundraising. Full story at independent.com/mercado.

COUNTY S.B. County Counsel Mike Ghizzoni — who saw the county through the Tea and Thomas fires and Refugio Oil Spill — will retire on 6/27 from the job he’s held for the past seven years and the department he was a part of for 10 years before that. On 6/22, the Board of Supervisors offered official farewells, punctuated with sustained applause, much teasing, and a standing ovation from the board and staff members, including his replacement, Chief Assistant Counsel Rachel Van Mullem. Full story at independent.com /farewell-ghizzoni.

HOUSING Based on the most recent consumer price indexes, the maximum amount state law allows Santa Barbara landlords to raise rents is 9 percent this year. This increase reflects the inflationary pressures driven by a massive infusion of federal stimulus dollars into the economy. Excluded from the state rent law are any rental properties built within the past 15 years. Also exempt are singlefamily residences or duplexes in which one of the units is occupied by the owner.

WATER The Central Coast Water Authority (CCWA) — a consortium of eight S.B. County water districts — is suing the Board of Supervisors, alleging the board is illegally interfering with the CCWA’s ability to use the State Water pipeline system to buy and sell water on the open market. The agencies claim the supervisors’ vote this April to allow them to buy state water but to sell it only under highly restrictive conditions could hamper their ability to provide their ratepayers water when local supplies are challenged. Full story at independent.com /CCWA-sues-county.

COMMUNITY More than 150 community members gathered 6/21 to generate suppor t for the future Carpinteria Skate Park. The event, held on National Skate Day and hosted by the Carpinteria Skate Foundation, celebrated the project, which has reached approximately $890,000 of its $1.2 million fundraising goal necessary to break ground. Monday’s event urged the community to support the last push for the park, which will be located adjacent to Carpinteria City Hall. Full story at independent .com/carp-skate-park. n

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Rockwell Kent, The Burial (detail), 1941. Oil on canvas. SBMA, Gift of Ann and Tom Barwick Family Collection in honor of Richard West.

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A GROW ZONE: The 87-acre cannabis operation at SFS Farms proposed on this property is the largest “grow” approved to date by the county; 87 acres is 65 football fields’ worth of pot.

County Approves ‘Gargantuan’ Cannabis ‘Grow’

Sta. Rita Hills Vintners Fear Grapes and Tasting Rooms Will Suffer

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zoning permit for SFS Farms, 87 acres of outdoor cannabis at the western end of the Sta. Rita Hills, the county’s most successful wine region, was approved by the county Board of Supervisors this week with few concessions to the neighboring vintners. SFS Farms, owned by investors in Colorado and Manhattan Beach, is the largest “grow” that Santa Barbara County has approved to date. If it were up and running today, it would be one of the largest cannabis operations in the U.S.; 87 acres is about 65 football fields’ worth of pot. “I do favor large-size grows,” Supervisor Steve Lavagnino, who represents the Santa

SMELL YOU LATER: Ron and Chad Melville fear that the “skunky” smell of cannabis will drive tourists away from their winery, shown here off Highway 246.

Maria Valley, said at Tuesday’s hearing. “It’s easier to keep an eye on 50 grows than 250 grows.” Dan Gainey, the owner of Gainey Vineyard just east of and downwind from SFS Farms; and Ron and Chad Melville, who own a vineyard next to Gainey’s and a wine tasting lounge a mile northeast of SFS

Farms, were asking the board to overturn the county Planning Commission’s earlier approval of the SFS Farms operation. Short of that, they wanted the board to reduce its size and require a 500-foot setback from their grapes. Speaking for the owners, Kurt Ammann, general manager of the Melville Winery, told the board that Chad Melville “feels very strongly that the odors from this ‘grow’ are going to have a significant impact on our outdoor tasting … he has a really hard time with the board approving something that will wind up in litigation between the two neighbors.” The vintners fear that the “skunky” smell of so much pot will drive tourists away; and they believe that “terpenes,” the volatile compounds released by marijuana plants, will “taint” their premium grapes, Amman said. He noted that applications for 900 acres of cannabis cultivation have been submitted to the county for the wine country between Lompoc and Buellton. Larry Conlan, an attorney for SFS Farms, evoked this month’s ruling in the Busy Bee’s Organics case, in which a Superior Court judge found that the board had amply considered the impacts of the smell of cannabis and the concentration of cannabis operations during environmental review for the cannabis ordinance. The judge, Conlan noted, found no evidence that cannabis odors or terpenes posed a threat to other farms. “That decision should give this board a lot of comfort in defending this ordinance and this project,” he said. In the end, Lavagnino suggested that SFS

long with most of the county’s health-care workers, Van Do-Reynoso has been running on adrenaline for 15 months. She’s been bingeing on medical journals and COVID case studies while the rest of us discovered streaming services like Criterion or Crunchyroll. But at one point, Do-Reynoso stopped answering her cell phone and started parking in different places because of the violent emails she began receiving as the face of Public Health Director Van Do-Reynoso Public Health in Santa Barbara County. First responders were among the first to Her attitude can only be described as receive the vaccine, and Do-Reynoso said charitable as she talked about the dread it vaccination rates were as high as 99 percent caused her family that she received mean at the District Attorney’s Office to a miniand cruel phone messages, and the fear they mum of 55 percent at the Sheriff ’s Office and experienced from very hateful and violent 67 percent among firefighters. The nummessages. She said did her best to under- bers were just a baseline, she explained, as stand the people who were upset with Public vaccinations at private doctor offices and Health for “pushing” vaccines, imagining pharmacies would not be among the statisthey were good, kind community members tics available to Public Health. Vaccination in other circumstances but frustrated, anx- rates were also high at nursing homes, where ious, and fearful when it came to COVID-19. workers who were at first reluctant to be “About 90 percent of my encounters are vaccinated now rank in the 70-80 percentile. positive,” Do-Reynoso added. “People are So far, she’s heard of only three breakkind, and people are supportive.” Vaccina- through cases of a patient becoming tions have brought the case rate down, she infected with COVID-19 after a vaccination, said: “I’m relieved our cases are incred- Do-Reynoso said. Cases would only become ibly low, the number of hospitalizations is known if a physician reported it, she added, incredibly low, and the number of vaccina- though the state was compiling the informations is going up.” She said it’s a little bit easier tion, which should be available soon. to breathe, and she’s trying to catch up on But issues remain in explaining what her sleep. self-attestation for the vaccine means and She’s committed to reaching racial and explaining that businesses are not required ethnic communities whose vaccination rates to do an immunization check. “Some remain in the 20-30 percent range. Discuss- people still believe we are complicit in the ing new information from Dr. Anthony great vaccine hoax,” she described. “Those Fauci that the highly contagious Delta vari- are difficult conversations to read and hear ant jumped from 10 to 20 percent of cases in because on the flip side, we know all too well the U.S. this month, she said, “We feel that the dire impact of getting COVID-19 and with the circulating variants, the impetus on suffering very poor outcomes.” She described a new strategy she’d is us to vaccinate sooner than later.” To reach agricultural workers and those learned from a provider: “A patient in a in temporary housing, Public Health’s younger age group might say they’re not mobile van has made 52 forays into farm concerned about the vaccine because they fields, inoculating more than 2,700 people in were healthy, they would be asymptomfull; community partners like churches and atic if they got it, and they didn’t want to other organizations have vaccinated another deal with the side effects. And, I’ll say, yes, 2,500. Do-Reynoso’s department visited that is so true. You are young, you could be Juneteenth celebrations to bring mobile asymptomatic, and you might not have an vans and friendly teams to Lompoc and adverse health outcome. But think of who Santa Barbara, succeeding in vaccinating you might be spreading it to. The children another 35 people. In addition, her depart- around us, your cousin who is immunoment stays in touch with clinics around the compromised. Is that the Russian roulette county, including the tribal clinic in Santa you want to play? Ynez, keeping the mobile clinic available for “When I think about the bad, bad, poor when the vaccination comfort level rises. outcomes, or the deaths, and how that can “We are swimming in vaccine availability,” be prevented with vaccine and people are she assured. reluctant, it boggles my mind.” n

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approval issued by the Architectural Board of Review on March 22. Legally, however, the council could rule only whether the final approval issued in March conformed substantially to the initial approval issued at the end of January. On that score, clearly it did. With their hands thus tied, a majority of councilmembers voted to uphold approval for a project that promises to deliver what most of them say they want — more rental housing. Of the 21 units, two will be rented out at below-market rates. Project representatives — and city staff — said the proposal conforms to city zoning guidelines, which they noted would allow up to 36 units on the site. Likewise, the council was told that at 47 feet high, the proposed development was about the same height BIG LOT: A four-story mixed-use building is slated for this as the commercial office building De la Vina lot. next door. In fact, councilmembers — 21 apartments, 23 parking spaces, and were told they were legally precluded from 32 bike parking spots—was outsized and considering such issues as size, bulk, scale. would loom over the surrounding neigh- Some councilmembers expressed sympaborhood, a stylistic hodge-podge of one- thy for the concerns of the neighbors, but and two-story structures. with these restrictions, they voted 5-2 in More specifically, the appellants were favor of the proposed development. —Nick Welsh asking the council to overturn the final

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espite the pandemic’s crippling hit to the economy, cannabis tax revenues in Santa Barbara County have continued to increase. This was just part of the report given on cannabis in the county on Tuesday. The county’s cannabis principal analyst Brittany Heaton and fiscal and policy analyst Steven Yee reported on county cannabis in the third quarter of the 2020-21 fiscal year — tax revenues, enforcement, compliance, and more. The following are key takeaways from the presentation:

• The county received $5.1 million in tax revenues in the third quarter — a 160 percent increase over the same quarter of last fiscal year. Staff estimates that the county will have collected $16 million in total revenue at the end of the fiscal year. • Of the 118 operators in the county, 59 reported gross receipts; 41 reported zero gross receipts, which happens in certain instances, such as nursery operations. Eighteen did not report at all. • Overall, 176 proposed project applications have been submitted for land use entitlements (legal process in real estate that involves gaining approval for a development plan), and 26 projects received issued permits. Just in the

third quarter, two new projects have been submitted. • There were four enforcement actions during the third quarter. In total, 594 plants were eradicated and 123 pounds of cannabis products were confiscated — totaling an estimated street value of $600,000 — and six arrests were made. • The selection process for cannabis retail storefronts is complete for five of the six areas. The Orcutt area is still waiting to select an applicant for a dispensary because of a court order. The applicants who came in first have 90 days to submit a complete application to the Planning and Development Department. • Heaton said that processing business license applications is an emerging issue. In total, 69 operators submitted applications to obtain 119 business licenses, of which only 22 have been —Delaney Smith issued. INDEPENDENT.COM

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for minors — was 28.3 hours. In May 2020, it was 16.5 hours; May 2019’s average was 19.2 hours Partially driving the uptick in cases is that Cottage medical professionals are now empowered to issue involuntary psychiatric holds themselves. About a year ago, that authority was reserved exclusively for caseworkers with the county’s Department of Behavioral Wellness. That change was negotiated in order to give Cottage personnel greater flexibility to respond to what was a growing problem. Strikingly, the number of involuntary holds issued by caseworkers with Behavioral Wellness (Be Well, for short) has remained pretty much the same. Mental-health advocate Lynne Gibbs of the National Alliance on Mental Illness stated that the Cottage numbers reflect the county’s long-standing shortage of acute-care beds, but also suggested the success county law enforcement agencies have experienced diverting individuals experiencing mental-health crises from the criminal justice system has taken a toll on the county’s ERs. Likewise, Gibbs speculated that Zoom therapy and virtual care may not be well-suited to the needs of those in severe distress. “It would be good to know how many of these are repeat visits, how many are already Be Well patients,” —Nick Welsh she said. “We need better data.”

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lack and Latinx high school graduates met University of California and California State University eligibility requirements at nearly half the rate that white and Asian students did in Santa Barbara Unified School District in 2021, according to a presentation at Tuesday’s school board meeting. A-G requirements are the minimum transcript requirements for students to be eligible to apply to UC and CSU directly from high school. In 2021, 40.91 percent of Black graduates, 42.95 percent of Latinx graduates, and 40.77 percent of lowincome graduates made A-G requirements. In the same graduating class, 83.74 percent of Asian graduates and 72.88 percent of white graduates met A-G. “[A-G] represents students’ choices upon graduation,” said Shawn Carey, assistant superintendent of secondary education. “We don’t want to be in a position where any student has fewer or more limited choices than another student because of the system that we run in our school district.” Carey was front and center with showing the disproportionalities in the data. Overall, the district is increasing its percentage of A-G– ready students faster than the state average. But white students are increasing at a faster rate than Latinx students. The trend becomes amplified when considering Latinx students make up more than half of the student body and white students make up 40 percent. “We have to do something now. And we have to start not at the secondary level, but

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Farms voluntarily provide a larger setback from the Gainey Vineyard and plant a row of trees and bushes between the two properties. SFS Farms agreed to put in the landscaping and set back its marijuana plants 150 feet from the property line, or 100 feet farther than the 50-foot setback required under the county’s permissive cannabis ordinance. “I’m appreciative,” Ammann said.

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at the elementary level,” Boardmember Virignia Alvarez said with tears. “I am interested in finding out in a deep dive where no stone is left unturned: Where are the students at the elementary level? How are we helping them?” Carey’s immediate solution to the issue is to change graduation requirements to require more students complete A-G requirements. Currently, the district only requires two years of math and no years of a language other than English. Carey said she hopes to require three years of math and two years of a language other than English—both A-G requirements. She also said the district currently requires a D- or higher to graduate. In order to comply with A-G requirements, students need to be held to a C- grade or higher to graduate. The other boardmembers agreed with Alvarez that a deep dive is needed to continue the conversation, and they decided a study session was in order to better understand the data and —Delaney Smith come up with solutions.

SFS Farms is owned by Drew Webb of Estes Park, Colorado, and Jason Kiredjian of Manhattan Beach. They are leasing land from Bob Campbell, the owner of a 965acre historic ranch at 4874 Hapgood Road, eight miles west of Buellton. Their cannabis operation is in an open field, not under hoops: It will be limited to two three-week harvests per year. The board’s vote on Tuesday was 4-1, with Supervisor Joan Hartmann, who represents much of the Sta. Rita Hills, voting “no.” Hartmann has long favored amending the ordinance

to require a more restrictive zoning permit for all cannabis, called a “conditional-use permit.” A CUP would allow the board to reduce odors, limit the size of “grows,” and draw buffer zones to avoid conflicts with “legacy” farms. The board majority vetoed the idea last year. On Tuesday, Hartmann called SFS Farms “a gargantuan grow” and said she did not think the county should be giving “windfall profits to a few.” What’s more, SFS Farms would be operating with no odor controls in the Sta. Rita Hills, a federally designated American Viticultural Area, Hartmann said, adding, “I think that’s really unjust … . The provisions of the ordinance straitjacket the board.” Even as he voted in favor of SFS Farms, board chair Bob Nelson, who represents the western end of the Santa Rita Hills, said he would have preferred a conditional-use permit requirement “across-the-board.” “I’m not convinced that this project will not have an effect on Melville,” he said. “The risk is on the winemakers. I really sympathize with him.” n INDEPENDENT.COM

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demilitarized zone now home to pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders, dog walkers, and a host of other modes of transportation including my favorite, the motorized lawn chairs. Inside City Hall, the vehemence of their response was dismissed as out of proportion to any actual threat to our new car-fluid identities. But anyone reading the staff recommendations would have reacted the same. Besides, one can never be too vigilant against architects who know best; in Santa Barbara, a gang of architects has inveighed against the adhocracy of State Street’s hodgepodgery; order, they insisted, must be imposed. The council did what it does best, which is nothing, which in this case was the sensible thing. (For actual facts and reporting on this, see Tyler Hayden’s opus on page 7.) I dredge up the past not merely to fill space but to highlight that once upon a time, Santa Barbara mayors were willing to stick their necks out for something that seemed outlandishly futuristic, perhaps even self-destructively so. And we also had an engaged business community, however ass-backward their leaders most decidedly were. Nothing illustrates this better than last week’s State of the City event gathering—an annual early-morning rubber-chicken event at which governmental hobs mingle with business nobs. The highlight of these events—sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce—is the State of the City address always delivered by the sitting mayor. This year, Mayor Cathy Murillo famously chose not to speak. Among the events sponsors PR.pdf 3 6/18/21 7:16 PM were ExxonMo-

bil, Plains All American Pipeline, and SoCal Edison Gas —all deemed eco-villains for plenty

of good reasons by 17 organizations that make up the South Coast environmental constabulary. Exxon, as everyone knows, has spent billions denying the existence of climate change long after its own scientists secretly confirmed just how dangerous it was. SoCal Edison is illegally spending millions of ratepayer dollars on a false-flag AstroTurf lobbying campaign waged by the euphonious front group Californians for Balanced Energy Solutions to fight local ordinances — such as the one the council is considering—to ban natural gas, known to be bad for climate change, in new construction. And of course, Plains All American Pipeline was found criminally negligent—that’s correct, criminally negligent —for the late, great pipeline oil spill of 2014 that infamously befouled our coast. Two points: What the hell was the Chamber thinking having sponsors such as these? And, more to the point, what was Cathy thinking —engaging in purity politics? For all its flaws, the Chamber is the symbolic and ceremonial manifestation of the business community. Now is not the time—as we all hoist ourselves from the pandemic’s edge—for any mayor to flip the business community so symbolic and ceremonial a middle finger. It’s the mayor’s job, after all, to dance with even the devil. Duh! Murillo should have shown up, smiled, and cheerfully pointed out how climate change and sea-level rise are bad for business. Maybe she

could have asked the Plains All American representatives present how they liked wearing ankle bracelets. And she could have highlighted just how City Hall was promoting eco-friendly new businesses. More duh! The Chamber, it should be noted, is not the Santa Barbara Chamber for, of, and by Santa Barbarans. That chamber died a slow, agonizing, and no doubt self-inflicted death a few years ago. The new ’n’ improved Chamber is a brandnew regional creature, conjured forth by Kristen Miller —said to be tough, smart, and competent —the former czar of the Goleta Chamber. For much of the time the Santa Barbara Chamber had been withering on the vine, so too was the city’s Downtown Organization, which suffered—until recently, with the arrival of Robin Elander —under the reign of two directors who couldn’t get out of their own way. The point is that for many moons, there was absolutely no leadership from Santa Barbara’s business community. Now that there is — even if it might appear to be a Goleta stalking horse —it needs to be engaged, however pointedly, not shunned. Miller didn’t take Murillo’s snub lying down. Instead, she invited the three candidates running against Murillo to speak in her stead. Message delivered; Miller knows how to use her middle finger too. Last word? Thank you, Hal. Thank you, Sheila. You were ahead of your time. And there is no crime more unforgivable than that. —Nick Welsh

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o stop the bulldozers, to preserve San Marcos Foothills and its wildlife, to keep paws, hooves, and feet traveling its trails, to see this land alive with native plants rather than buried under luxury homes. As a 12-year-old boy, I made a pledge to myself and our community when I joined the Save the San Marcos Foothills campaign in August. Thanks to the tireless work of many volunteers and donations of thousands of generous people, I am optimistic about the future of the San Marcos Foothills. I am grateful to live in a community that chose to preserve open space over development. Together we saved 101 acres of natural habitat that could have been lost forever to development. I hope that our community and trusted officials will continue to protect natural habitats and nurture wildlife for future generations.

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the county committed $500,000 for racial equity work. The county has already spent some of these funds, but today $270,800 is still waiting to be disbursed. Wondering what to do with this unspent money, the county approached the Fund for Santa Barbara about a possible collaboration in which we would act as the re-granting agent for the remainder. On May 18, the County Board of Supervisors approved for county staff to begin the process of entering into a MOU (memorandum of understanding) with the Fund for S.B. At this point, we have just begun discussions about what this agreement would entail. Furthermore, at this time, no grantmaking process has been finalized, and we have yet to sign any formal agreements. It felt presumptive to ask the leaders of Healing Justice, who have already done so much work on this issue, to apply to the Fund for Santa Barbara without yet having a process in place to do so. The Black community in Santa Barbara has been disenfranchised for generations, and reparations for this harm are an important part of any conversation about equity. From exclusionary housing laws, unequal employment opportunities, and the erasure of Black contributions to our civic life, we believe our community still has a long way to go on this healing journey. These funds are just one potential step towards addressing this inequity, both historic and ongoing. It is important that we all stay at the table together.

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James Robert Begg passed away at his home on May 25, 2021 from complications of kidney failure. A native of Santa Barbara he was known as “Jimmy”. He was born at St Francis Hospital on October 22, 1963. He had a brother Donny and sister Amber and they all grew up in Santa Barbara. Jimmy graduated from San Marcos High School and attended Santa Barbara City College before starting to work in the installation of tile and marble. In 1989 Jimmy and Cherie Bennett were married and they had two sons James Eric and Tanner Gary. In 2018 they were made grandparents of Tanner’s son Cooper. Jimmy had many friends and those that knew him well would say “he had a big heart and you could always depend on him to help you out in any way he could” if you needed it. His big smile and infectious laugh will be missed. He is survived by his mother Brenda Geneau, his son Tanner, grandson Cooper, brother Donny (Teri) sister Amber Fruchey (Jonathan) niece Emily Begg , Aunt Carrileen Douglas and numerous cousins. A family service will be held at Goleta Cemetery due to Covid. In lieu of flowers consider a donation to Santa Barbara Artificial Kidney Center.

In Memory of Jenna Elizabeth Hall August 1991-May 2020 Jenna left this world a year ago. Deeply missed by her family and friends. We may not see or hear you, but we feel your presence daily as we struggle with the heartache that came when we lost you. We love you…. We miss you…

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A Renaissance man has passed. Russ Waldrop was truly an eclectic, multidimensional character who touched many lives. He was curious. He was stubborn. He was an educator, an environmentalist, a businessman, and a dreamer. He was frugal, handy, and well-learned. He was a son, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, friend, and husband. He was admired and respected and loved. He is missed. Russell Barry Waldrop was born to Russell Smith and Mary Louise Smith (Hardy) in the closing days of WWII in Monroe, Louisiana, but then grew up in the Pomona area. Rusty was the big brother to three siblings, enjoyed

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performing in drama and band in high school, and nurtured his interests in areas as diverse as skiing, Spanish, and archeology. After a fun-filled, but non-studious year at UC Berkeley, Russ found his academic passion and ultimately lifelong home in Santa Barbara. As an undergrad at UCSB, he received a Ford Foundation Grant to study indigenous peoples living near the headwaters of the Amazon River in Peru. At about that same time, Russ was introduced to Marguerite Noto (Bianchi) by a dear and mutual friend, Don Watanabe. They married in 1969 and then took a memorable honeymoon to an archaeological dig in the Peruvian rainforest. All providing Russ with a lifetime of content to add to his gifted storytelling and raconteur skills. Returning to Santa Barbara, Russ and Marguerite bought a quirky Spanish house that rambled down California Street and became “home” to family and friends over the years. “Mr. Waldrop” taught anthropology at Dos Pueblos High School, engaging students in a real-life dig for Chumash artifacts in a lemon grove next to the school. The young couple also purchased 20 wild acres near the top of Refugio canyon that became Russ’ lifelong obsession and eventual home. Backbreaking work and many memorable parties helped turn “The Shire” into a magical haven fueled by wind, dreams, and memories. In 1978, Russell and Marguerite welcomed daughter Elizabeth into their lives, and Dad became his new name. Russ resigned from teach-

ing and started a lumber business, Pacific Timber Products. Eventually and amicably, Russ and Marguerite ended their marriage, with Elizabeth always at the center of their mutual lives. Several years later, Russ met and married a wonderful woman, Mimi (Miriam) Navarro and readily welcomed her daughter Mia (Shalhoob/Handley). A new, blended family was born with travel to Mexico and Hong Kong among other interesting pursuits for many years. More adventures took place up at Refugio, including the establishment of Santa Barbara Heirloom Seedling Nursery, a kiwi grove, continued construction of Russ’ dream house, slow progress, broken tools, and some broken dreams too. Eventually Russ and Mimi parted ways, but remained friends calling and visiting one another for the rest of Russ’ life. Pacific Timber prospered, becoming one of Santa Barbara’s premier resources for high-end doors and windows, and the new name of Grandpa to Wyatt and Crosby, was added to the many titles that Russ proudly embraced. After living alone at the Refugio ranch for several years, Russ met Pamela (Pam) Nichols and they eventually married. Over many years, they shared a deep spiritual and intellectual connection and created and participated in many meaningful endeavors together. They purchased a second home in Mexico to experience the life of ex-pats in the vibrant and historic town of San Miguel de Allende. Pam supported Russ through his major life

transitions of closing his business, selling his ranch, and moving off the land that he tended lovingly for 44 years to establish a new home in Ojai. Pam has been a loving, nurturing and supportive partner to Russ throughout, and in his battle with lymphoma the past several years. She caringly held his hand as he took his final, freeing breath on the evening of June 6, 2021. We are saddened to know his feet are no longer touching the ground, but our hearts are filled by knowing he is now one with all. Russ has been such a good and kind-hearted man. He is a huge loss to the planet. He leaves a legacy of conservation, self-sufficiency and environmental consciousness that will last for many generations, inspiring the same in those who walked within his sphere of influence and beyond. As a result, we will think of him often and work to continue his legacy. We are all far richer for his dreams and stories and touch. Russ leaves his wife Pam along with her son Jon, wife Blaga and their sons Odin and Soren; daughter Elizabeth, husband Nate and their sons Wyatt and Crosby; brothers Greg (Allyson), Mark (Jami) and sister Suzi (son Joe) along with a host of extended family and precious, adoring friends. A Celebration for Russ will take place on Saturday, June 26, at 3 pm in Santa Barbara. Please call or text 805-895-1467 for details. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Russ’ honor to the Gaviota Coast Conservancy, Community Environmental Council, or The Ridley Tree Cancer Center.


obituaries Emma Carmelita Lopez 2/14/1918 - 6/9/2021

Emma Carmelita Lopez went to the loving arms of her husband Robert Lopez on Wednesday June 9, 2021, at the age of 103. Born February 14, 1918, to Josephine and Pasqual Grand.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother who doted on her family.  Known as “Nana” to many (related or not), she will be remembered for the most amazing tamales and tortillas as it was her calling to feed and love everyone.  Emma and Robert were married for 55 years until his passing in 1992.  They always held hands and loved to dance.  Their home was a haven for many as they took in family, friends or anyone needing a helping hand. Emma had 5 children, Richard (Barbara), Mary (Gale), Bernice (Ron), Michael (Mona), Ronald (Connie).  She had 12 grandchildren, 25 greatgrandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.  Her husband Robert, her daughter Bernice, grandson Robert Lopez, daughter-in-law Barbara as well as her 5 brothers and 3 sisters predeceased Emma.  Her sister Helen Gowin, numerous nieces/ nephews/cousins and her dear daughter-in-law Margie Lopez survive her. Her family wishes to thank the wonderful staff and Dr. Michael Omlid of Cliffview Terrace who

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cared for Emma in her final years. The family is forever grateful for the loving care she received. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 25, 2021, at Calvary Cemetery, 199 North Hope Avenue, Santa Barbara, California. Arrangements entrusted to Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

Richard L Smalley 12/14/1958 - 4/15/2021

On April 15, 2021, Richard L. Smalley (Rick) earned his wings and was welcomed into Heaven by his Lord and Savior. Rick was born in Ohio on December 14, 1958. His family moved to the Goleta Valley when he was one year old. Rick loved the beaches and mountains. He was a true local, swimming at Red Rock and hanging at the beach. He loved the outdoors, camping with his dog “Nabs”, and riding his motorcycle. Rick was a talented athlete, an avid hiker, mountain biker, snow and water skier. He was an amazing tennis player. He won many tournaments . As an animal lover, Rick rescued several dogs– always the one that had been at the shelter the longest. Rick had a great sense of humor. We will miss listening to his animated stories. We are proud of you, Rick. You are a great friend, son, uncle and an awesome big brother. And a heck of a lot of fun! Rick leaves behind

numerous friends: His beloved parents, father Richard Smalley, mother Shirley Edwards, sister Judy and brother Brian Darbyshire. Rick was also a loving Uncle to Lindsay and Lauren.

Margaret (Jane) Stivers Dyruff

12/27/1927 - 10/7/2020 Margaret Jane Dyruff (née Stivers), age 92, died on October 7 peacefully at home of natural causes. She was born on December 27, 1927, in Ripley, Ohio to the late AJ Stivers II and Eliese Bambach Stivers. “Baby Jane” was the middle of five children, and was an active 4-H member and Girl Scout camper. She attended Ripley High School and graduated in 1946 from Grier School in Tyrone, Pennsylvania, where she learned to solo pilot a yellow Piper Cub. She attended the University of Cincinnati, and at the request of her father, she joined a sorority. It was through Alpha Gamma Delta that Jane met her lifelong friend Erma Duppstadt. Jane and Erma decided to move to San Francisco together in Jane’s green Pontiac, a wayward road trip that took them to Denver, Salt Lake City, and even to a bullfight in Tijuana, Mexico. In San Francisco, Jane met the late Robert Dyruff, the love of her life. The two were engaged after a six-month romance and their wedding was heralded as the most beautiful ceremony in Ripley. She raised four children and took in two nieces in their teens, which made for a very busy household. She often said she had no idea how she could cook for that many people every day! Her mac n’ cheese recipe became a family favorite, as did her chocolate birthday cakes. In Montecito, Jane worked with the Chan-

nel City Club for nearly 20 years organizing community speaking events. She served as a trained volunteer with the M.E.R.R.A.G. (Montecito Emergency Response & Recovery Action Group), and during the 2008 Tea Fire she helped coordinate fire engines coming into Montecito from all over California to park at Lower Manning Park. On her 90th birthday,MTO firefighters arrived in fire trucks at her house to wish her a happy birthday. Her life was adventurous and her passport full. She took solo trips to New Orleans and the Bahamas, vacationed with friends in Cuba and Hawaii, and travelled with the Committee on Foreign Relations to China, Russia, Georgia, and Cuba with the Art Museum, among other places. Most recent trips include an exploration of Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland and a theater tour of England with her family. At age 70, she gleefully added skydiving to her long list of exploits. Jane was a lifelong learner, and took lessons in jewelry-making and lapidary at Santa Barbara City College’s Continuing Education Division. Her projects included bronze busts of two grandchildren, a Jack-in-the Pulpit carved from alabaster stone, and her son-in-law Jeff ’s wedding ring. She also attended master classes at The Music Academy of the West, and especially enjoyed the percussion courses. She was a proud docent at the historic Casa del Herrero for 25 years, which she helped shepherd to its landmark status. She led workshops, tours, and completed a years-long inventory project with fellow volunteer and friend Joyce Johnson. When her parents passed away, Jane and her sister donated the family home in Ripley, Ohio to the town INDEPENDENT.COM

to become a museum. The Ripley Heritage Museum is a 10-room, 1850s Federalstyle house filled with historic artifacts and Civil War memorabilia from Ripley. Jane was an independent woman up until the very end and instilled that sense of autonomy to her children and grandchildren. She was the matriarch of her family and the pillar of all holiday gatherings. Left to glean her lessons are daughter Victoria Harbison and her husband, Jeff, of Santa Barbara; and sons Bradley Dyruff and wife, Karen Roberts, of Montecito; Grant Dyruff and wife, Jill, of Montecito; and Whitney Dyruff of Lake Tahoe; and nieces Zua Stivers of Olympia, Washington, and Sheree Stivers of Portland, Oregon. Her beloved grandchildren Sarah Ashton and her husband, Jeff, of Goleta; Graham Harbison of San Francisco; Crosby Harbison and his fiancé, Allison Considine, of New York City; and Nicholas Dyruff and Lauren Dyruff of Montecito, will carry her memories onward. In her final days, family tended to her with hand holding and virtual serenades on the piano. Jane always said that “getting old is for the birds,” and that that’s why she put it off as long as she did. She left this world a better, brighter place. The family wishes memorial contributions be made to any of the following: The Ripley Heritage Museum 219 North Second Street Ripley, Ohio 45167, USA Music Academy of the West Scholarship Program 1070 Fairway Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108 Casa del Herrero 1387 East Valley Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108 M.E.R.R.A.G. 595 San Ysidro Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108

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in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on October 20, 1924. She studied philology — the history of language and literary texts — at the University of Buenos Aires, and on weekends, the young Gallo traveled by train to teach at a rural school. Thus, she combined her Buenos Aires culture with rural culture, gaucho culture, the milonga, and the tango. Due to her philological training, she was able to teach literature and linguistics classes. She first did it at her own university, where she returned several times as a visiting professor. In her lifetime, her country suffered multiple coups d’état. As a result of the 1966 coup, Marta was forced to seek freedom of thought at new horizons. She traveled from Argentina to Puerto Rico, where she also taught at the university. She left San Juan, Puerto Rico, and arrived in Santa Barbara, where she took up residence. She first lived in Isla Vista with the youthful sounds of the students. Soon after, she moved to Santa Barbara, first a few steps from the beach and later a few steps from the mountain, where she watched the sun go down and from where she could reflect on the central theme of her research: mirrors. It was there she established her residence. There, her books found their places and her ideas germinated. Marta Gallo was a personal and academic migrant, and, with the toolkit of her expansive training, she enriched the culture of our university. She arrived in Santa Barbara in 1968, and together with her colleagues at that time — an old guard of serious, solid, committed, respectful, traditional, and modern colleagues — she was a pillar of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. A generation that, on and off campus, gave visibility to UC Santa Barbara. Professor Gallo participated in the design of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese programs — always open to change while acknowledging the importance of tradition. She was a professor of undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students, a reader and director of graduate theses, of promising investigations of those who, students at their time, are now professors at other universities, inside and outside the United States. Marta Gallo was sensitive to other customs and languages. Hers — Spanish and its variants — she used with economy and precision. Without waste. She had knowledge of Latin, of classical cultures, of European and Latin American literatures. When she stopped teaching, we kept going to her house with small groups of students. She listened and, with respectful curtness, asked about the “what” and “why” of the statements and suggested in a didactic, enlightening way. She used theory with absolute clarity and placed it at the feet of creation; that is, as a base and firm ground, always in support of study, reflection, and the reading proposal.

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From the hill where she lived, she measured the times. She read international newspapers, such as Le Monde, the New York Times reviews, and the Argentine press every day, as well as the local press: The Santa Barbara Independent sat on her reading table each Thursday. Already a professor emerita, Marta Gallo continued to publish. Her papers, presented by some of her friends, were faithful to a single point: a pristine argumentation, a conclusion of concepts. In her classes, she marked the path of dialogue — to the point, with questions but without dispersion. Then she would go back to her house in the foothills in her Volkswagen, “an old railroad car” (she would say), illuminated by her inner life and intelligence. Always in the exercise of intellectual work, of reflection. “A woman in solitude,” a feminist without adjectives, a woman of her time, of ours. Marta Gallo is an epoch. She was a colleague of her colleagues: with those who were there before, with her, and of those who came after. She is gone (and not). She still echoes in the library, in the halls of her teaching, in the corridors and old walls of Phelps Hall at UCSB. Many afternoons after classes, she would hold gatherings at Beachside Café, which has also closed its doors. That’s how Marta Gallo closed hers, placed the lid on her computer, turned off the light (but not that of affection and thought), and shut her eyes. She left calmly; the fatigue was coming. In October 2020, she had turned 96 years old. She lived each of them: without haste, with challenges in the times through which she lived. Marta turned on the lights of her Volkswagen, and little by little, she disappeared into the pages of the History n of Eternity.

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A GLIMPSE OF OUR JOB SCENE EMERGING FROM THE PANDEMIC

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ue to the continuing repercussions of the COVID-

19 pandemic, the global job market is facing more tumult and turbulence than at any time in modern history. Unlike the relatively familiar roadmaps back to offices and factories that existed following the two World Wars, today’s employers and employees are lurching back toward “normalcy” amid unprecedented uncertainty and ever-changing technology. There are the known-knowns (we worked from home, and it worked!), the perplexing known-unknowns (does anyone want to go back to the office?), and then the downright scary unknown-unknowns (cue: next pandemic, hacking attack, alien invasion). Though our beautiful mountains and shimmering seas provide welcome distractions, Santa Barbara is not insulated from this reality. Indeed, we may be taking it on the teeth more than most, at least when it comes to hiring. Our crucial hospitality industry lost a bulk of its frontline

workforce when the colleges sent students home, and the repeat closures and layoffs forced other longtime employees to find new careers. Companies that once used our surroundings as a lure for big-city refugees are now competing with every other business on the planet, because everyone’s working from wherever they live, whether that’s next door or 2,000 miles away. Meanwhile, real estate prices here are more astronomical than ever, which makes attracting even highly skilled workers rather precarious. Add to all that a general malaise about returning to work life as we once knew it — if people got by over the past 15 months with a lot more free time on their hands, then should they be signing up for a full-time office job anyway? Altogether, while hiring is at an all-time high, very few seem interested in the available jobs. Many believe that problem will cease when the expanded unemployment benefits

end in September. Others fear the problem will persist due to the increased minimum wage, which is throwing curveballs into fair-wage expectations up and down and pay scale. But really, no one seems to know exactly what’s going on. Into that cloud, we throw this year’s Workin’ It issue, our annual attempt to provide some insight into Santa Barbara’s job market. To do so this year, we polled our readers, asking them about their pandemic work realities and what they expect for the future. (Short answer: a mix of working from home and the office, rather than just one or the other.) Then we asked our reporters to cover a few bases, touching on career trends, real estate projections, personal work-fromhome sagas, and potential solutions for problems caused by the “new normal.” We hope this shines a bit of light into the shadows of today’s job market. Only time will tell. —Matt Kettmann

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working it “No separation between work and personal life. My office is my dining room, so it’s too easy to get sucked into work on the weekends, or to work late. My wife and I are both working from home. We each occupy half of the dining room table. It makes it tough when we both have meetings at the same time.” —Robert Allen, Goleta

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amount to all that much on a monthly basis— companies could symbolically handle those with $20 or so in additional compensation per month and still enjoy their windfall. But the true costs of what employees now deal with go far beyond those line items. We’re converting significant portions of our homes to office space, and usually not in the traditional locations. For months, my kitchen table was my desk — try telling your kids not to talk to you while they’re eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner, every single day for more than a year—while my wife When Will Companies or the worked in our “guest” room, which became unable to host guests of any Government Compensate New sort. (Granted, the pandemic wasn’t Costs to Employees? really sleepover mania time.) Now my desk occupies a large corner of my living room, once a place where by Matt Kettmann the kids played and I’d relax next to the bookshelf. gazillions of dollars — on commercial leases that I’ve worked at least partially from home my once ate a huge chunk of revenue, on the utility entire career, but never with my family constantly bills they once paid monthly, and even on the at home as well, never with no other place to go daily coffee, toilet paper, and occasional lunches to work. And our suburban home in sunny Santa Barbara represents a relatively lucky existence they once provided. Employees now shoulder most of those costs —those living in more cramped corners in less in our work-from-home world. We are paying hospitable climes with even larger families can more to heat and cool our homes all day every day, no longer separate their work space from their to keep our lights and laptops on, to expand our living space at all. I can’t imagine what that’s like, internet capacity for those Zoom calls. We’re also and the mental stress we’ve all endured will be firmly on the hook for softer expenses that used to emerging for months and years to come. You can’t come with traditional office work, like that daily put a price on that. If the work-from-home trend were fleeting, coffee, the filtered water, the cans of soda, those occasional lunches, and, yes, even the toilet paper. these changes wouldn’t matter. We sucked it up In most cases, those combined costs don’t for the global team; we beat the pandemic; we Pajama bottoms during Zoom calls, freedom to tend to housework and parenting as needed, no wasting time on chitchat by the water cooler. Most companies love it too. Workers left to their own devices turned out, by and large, not to be shirking their duties. They rose to the occasion and did their jobs. In many cases, they were even more efficient. Oh, and companies are now saving

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“I enjoy easing into my workday instead of the crazed rush out of the house, hunt for coffee, and traffic.”

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“I have my computer set up next to sliding-glass doors that open onto a garden, and I can see birds coming to feeders and to a fountain. For the pandemic, I added more hummingbird feeders.”

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POLL RESULTS Dozens of readers responded to our poll in late May and early June. Did you work from home during the pandemic? 82% Yes • 18% No How many people are in your household? 47% Alone • 37% One more • 16% Two or more Your productivity? 46% Increased • 23% Decreased • 31% No change Your mental health? 34% Better • 35% Worse • 30% No change Your physical health? 27% Improved • 39% Declined • 34% No Change Endure added costs? 30% Less than $25/month • 24% $26-$50 11% $50-$100 • 10% $100+ • 25% Not sure Did your employer help with added costs? 63% No • 37% Yes Where do you prefer working? 33% Home • 13% Office • 54% Hybrid Excited to return to office? 42% Reluctant • 32% Excited • 26% Won’t go back Who wants you out of the house more? 54% Me • 42% They all want me to stay 6% Housemates/spouses/pets Which protocols would make you feel safer? Scored highest: Less time in office, better ventilation systems Scored second highest: More outdoor meetings, more space, less people Scored lowest: Masks, social distancing, plastic shields Has your employer been flexible about returning to office? 82% Yes • 18% No Does your employer expect you to return? 40% Yes • 25% No • 35% Not sure Did you wish for a different career during the pandemic? 76% No • 24% Yes INDEPENDENT.COM

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When Working from Home Doesn’t Work by Saehee Jong understood that they weren’t going to see me very often, as I was investing my energy into this new partnership. Everyone gave me the time and space to adjust to this new relationship and wanted me to enjoy the honeymoon phase as long as possible. But this didn’t last very long. I came to realize that working remotely is just as arduous as working in person. When I first started my role as the Web Content Manager at the Independent in June 2020, Zoom was the Holy Grail of remote working. Unfortunately, this came with its own challenges, like when I lost internet connection and the screen froze or when conversations were cut off after 40 minutes. Everyone says communication is one of the most important things to master in a relationship, but that was difficult too. I couldn’t just turn to my colleague and ask a question; I had to email them and wait to complete a task until they responded. Remote working took up so much of my energy that I was too tired to even practice self-care at the end of the day. And my sleep schedule? I didn’t realize how exhausting it was to work remotely under a weekly print deadline! It was the root of the mistakes I

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would make at work, like when I horrifyingly butchered a byline in the newsletters: Nick Welsh, a very nice person in real life, became Dick Welsh that morning. I soon started wondering how to break up with something I loved. I stuck it out until almost a year flew by. I eventually got the hang of the workflow, but I didn’t realize that staying at home in general was really hard on my mental health. I kept thinking about how my final year at UCSB was robbed and how disappointed I was that my early twenties were being stripped away from me. My productivity decreased, I wasn’t motivated, and my usual spunky personality defaulted to an irritated, sassy version of myself. Working remotely brought out the worst in me. And that’s when it hit me: I wanted to love working from home. But it certainly didn’t love me back. They say that 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, and that’s what I needed to do to save myself in this one-sided relationship. I put in so much effort to make this partnership work, but it just … didn’t. It wasn’t them; it was me. And when I least expected it, the universe answered my call. I recently took a new opportunity with the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, which requires me to work in person (with masks and social distancing rules in place). Although I’m definitely going to miss the comfort of being at home, I am ready to experience the real world again. So here I am, adjusting to a new normal. And hopefully the universe lets this honeymoon last longer.

The Independent is actively hiring to fill this Web Content Manager position. Email hr@ independent.com with a résumé and cover letter if you are interested! Read the full job description on p. 43 in our classifieds section.

“I look forward to in-person celebration of successes. Over the last year, we’ve been sent gift cards, which is nice, but I would like to celebrate with my team together.” —Lisa Blake, Santa Barbara


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n discussing green jobs, Dennis Nord is

more likely to point to climate-solution sources than the wanted ads. He spent about four decades counseling students at UCSB and giving career advice, but despite his degree in psychology, he feels his best advice has been to tell his students to go outdoors when they need to make a big decision.

Tips on Finding Careers in Climate Change by Jean Yamamura “My approach is different,” he explained. “It’s not to look at a job list and pick one, but to do it right.” When it comes to climate change and the current eco crises, people tend to care the most about one particular aspect or another. “If you’re interested in a specific concern about climate-change issues, look at the job you’re doing now,” said Nord. “Ask yourself,

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‘Is it possible to do something about that from where I sit?’” For those entering the job market or beginning to decide what major they’ll study in college, Nord’s advice is to do research. He suggested the website ProjectDrawdown.org as a place to start. It lists dozens of climate solutions from restoring abandoned farmland to distributing water efficiently. Drawdown’s information is a starting point to thinking about how an undergrad’s skill set could match the variety of jobs that make up the solution, said Nord. In a way, he’s done that himself. Since retiring 16 years ago, Nord now writes a blog called ClimateCareerMoves.com, which he started after reading a set of comments at Emily Atkin’s Heated newsletter. “It was clear from the questions that these were people who could make a lot of good things happen, but they couldn’t connect with clientele very well,” said Nord. “That’s what I do. I’m interested in helping people make connections.” n

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went back to normal. But working from home has been proved to work, and, despite these added costs, a vast majority of employees want it to stick, at least in some hybrid capacity, according to polls large and small. (Me too.) And companies are probably too motivated by cost savings to push hard for a return to full office capacity all the time. Aside from a boost to cover everyday expenses, I’m not sure how companies can alleviate the larger toll of losing parts of your home to your job. That’s why it’s time for the government to step in on that front, in a way that should please tax-slashing conservatives and equity-minded liberals alike. Right now, if you work a freelance job, you’re able to write off a certain square footage of your house on your taxes. The rules are unrealistic: The square footage has to be contiguous; the space can only ever be used for work. I’m not sure how IRS agents function, but clearly they’ve never worked from

home, at least historically. Those rules need to be relaxed, perhaps with a standardized square-footage allotment. But more importantly, those rules must be expanded to all workers, regardless of their freelance or salaried status. If we’re going to honestly work from home, the government should acknowledge as much and provide society-wide benefits to help us deal with this new normal. I’m no tax expert, so I know that these proposed changes are more complicated than I make them seem. I’m also sure that companies will come up with various excuses as to why even symbolic monthly boosts don’t make sense. But the work-from-home shine is wearing off. Without appropriate attention paid to the employees who make the world go ’round, prepare for yet another global reckoning, one that crosses most class, racial, and political lines. Work-from-homers, unite! n INDEPENDENT.COM

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happy,” he said. “I didn’t realize how much I missed the camaraderie.” Demand is also coming from new money moving into moving into Montecito and Hope Ranch from San Francisco and Los Angeles, he said. “A lot of those folks aren’t good at sitting around. They have COVID money and COVID energy and will be active in the market.” Clean, modern spaces with a lot of glass and at least some parking are getting gobbled up quickly, Deering went on. And the property owners who proactively upgrade their buildings — as opposed to signing a new tenant and then forcing them to wait four to six months for a major buildout—are doing especially well. “Also interesting to note,” Hensel said, “we’re seeing more businesses wanting private offices as opposed to the creative open concepts that were popular over the last few years.” Jason Jaeger of Jaeger Partners echoed his colleagues, explaining he’s showing a lot of spaces to a lot of clients right now. He just rented the third floor of the El Centro building on Canon Perdido Street to Women’s Economic Ventures and is fielding multiple offers on a large property on Gutierrez Street. He and his partner also just bought the historic Lobero Office Building. Similarly, at the start of the year, the Freitas building on Carrillo Street had four major vacancies. In the past six months, however, they’ve all been filled by law, accounting, and engineering firms. Jaeger Partners kept nearly all of its tenants during the pandemic, Jaeger said. “The PPP loans saved a lot of these people.” He’s observing some of his State Street clients converting their long, narrow spaces—no longer suitable for modern retail needs—into office space, and he’s also seeing an influx of attorneys and CPAs, as well as tech workers. Many are drawn from big cities to Santa Barbara for its “better way of life,” Jaeger explained. “For all the perks we know and love.” n

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working it “I feel like I’ve gotten a chance to get to know my neighborhood better. I see the rhythms of the week a lot differently, and feel like I’ve gotten to know some of my neighbors even better — strangely, even if I haven’t talked to them…. We’re all surviving in a global public health crisis unlike anything we’ve ever seen in our lifetimes. If people can’t handle the dog barking, or the little dog sleeping behind me, that’s their problem, not mine.” —Kristiana Almeida, Santa Barbara

Understanding the Modern Job Market

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College (sbcc.edu/careercenter) offers career development resources to help students make decisions about their career and life path and acts as an expert on jobs. We asked the center’s student program advisor, Janna Mori, about what’s happening in today’s job market.

I don’t anticipate our program to change much, since what we normally provide lends itself to be successful in shifting economies. If anything, we need to be good listeners because each student has their own pandemic story. When we learn of a student’s need, we can readily tailor our conversations and strategies for that student. The same goes for a subset of students, or the entire student population.

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What job trends have you seen develop as a result of the pandemic? The local employers that are reaching out the most right now are those related to hospitality (hotel and restaurant) and health care. Some are even offering sign-on and referral bonuses. Preschool and public schools, retail, and office help are other areas that have let us know they have immediate needs. With the county and state reopening, it’s even more of a scramble for some employers to find the help they need. In normal times, some of these sectors already have challenges to fill openings. I expect things will eventually return to more normal levels. How is the Career Center preparing students for work-from-home jobs? Through the online learning environment, students have been receiving some great preparation for working remotely, including learning new, or becoming proficient at, technical skills and improving communicating in a remote environment. They have been stretched to become more resilient and flexible just by showing up and being present for class when processes and expectations have been constantly changing.

Despite the state’s decreasing unemployment rate, joblessness has continued as many have stopped looking for work. What’s keeping people out of the workforce? I think there are a myriad of reasons that some people might not be rushing back to work. Parents can be reluctant to commit to a job until they know their children can be cared for or attend school. Also, individuals whose lives have been interrupted by a job loss or furlough may have taken the time to assess what they want to return to (and not go back to!). Some may be waiting to assess what the workforce will settle into and how it will work for them in terms of responsibilities, compensation, working from home, and whether there is a need to gain new skills. Vaccination and mask policies may play a role, too. Workers want to feel safe when returning to the workplace. Anecdotally, I know some people who burned out under the stress of working in the COVID-19 environment and are taking necessary time off to recover. Lastly, I have a sense that with so many interruptions, people might be reluctant to take the first thing that comes along and, if they can, would rather wait for stable and meaningful employment that meets their economic n needs.

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S.B. Fair & Expo: Santa Barbara Rides Again! Come for more than 30 carnival rides and games, food, a beer garden, and live music! Thu.: 4-10pm; Fri.: 4pm-midnight; Sat.: 11am-midnight; Sun.: 11am-10pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. Free; $25/15 tickets. Call (805) 687-0766 or email receptionist@earlwarren.com.

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but. The play shows every weekend through July 18. Fri.-Sat.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 2pm. The Ojai Art Center Theater, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. $10-$20. Call (805) 640-8797 or email herb@ojaiact.org.

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USC professor George Sanchez will talk about his book Boyle Heights: How a Los Angeles Neighborhood Became the Future of American Democracy, an in-depth history of the L.A. neighborhood, showcasing the powerful experiences of its residents, that include Japanese Americans, Jews, Latino migrants, and Mexican-American residents. 7-8pm. Free . Call (805) 682-6787 or email events@ chaucersbooks.com.

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FRIDAY 6/25 6/25: Exhibit Opening: ORGANIC Textural & Biomorphic — Abstract & Conceptual: Clay, Wood, Fiber, Paper, & Metal Visit this expansive exhibition from more than 20 artists of more than 50 works of art that celebrate craft materials, nature, and abstract and conceptual art. The exhibit shows through August 23. 10am-5:30pm. Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery, 11 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call (805) 730-1460.

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6/25-6/27: The Ojai Art Center Theater Presents Family Furniture This story of renewal, written by A.R. Gurney, tells the story of a happy and prosperous 1950s family that are anything

and the rich cultural history through informative and fun exhibits that feature Chumash Native Americans. 10am-4pm. Neal Taylor Nature Ctr., 2265 Hwy 154. Call (805) 693-0691 or email info@clnaturecenter.org.

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6/26: Herb Walk at Ellwood Bluffs & Butterfly Preserve Join area herbalist Emily Sanders to explore the bluffs and eucalyptus forest along the Ellwood Butterfly Preserve and learn about the medicinal and culinary uses of herbs along its trails. 10am-noon. Ellwood Butterfly Preserve, 517 Coronado Dr., Goleta. $20-$30/single; $50/ couple. Call (805) 769-4926 or email info@ artemisiaacademy.com.

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SUNDAY 6/27 6/27: SBCAN North County Awards Online Celebration & Fundraiser The S.B. County Action Network will recognize 15 outstanding individuals and organizations during this 2021 North County Looking Forward Awards Celebration. Area singers Gale McNeely and Joe Payne will sing to each of the winners. Register to receive a link. 4-6pm. $40, $55 (includes a wine glass). Call (805) 563-0463 or email dinner@sbcan.org. sbcan.org

6/27: Beach Yoga Listen to music and voice instruction through a wireless headset (provided) in this all-levels class that will offer a fun, lighthearted yoga sequence followed by relaxing restorative poses. 10-11:15am. East Beach, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd. (in front of Cabrillo Pavilion). $20.

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Transformation: Ani Aznavoorian & Robert Cassidy You are invited to a concert that will feature two renowned artists: pianist Robert Cassidy and cellist Ani Aznavoorian, a soloist with leading orchestras throughout the world and the principal cellist of Camerata Pacifica. Any donations collected will support the S.Y.V. Concert Series. 5-6pm. St. Mark’s-in-the Valley, 2901 Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos. Free (donations accepted). Call (805) 705-0938 or email syvconcerts@smitv.org.

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Kevin Gleason will bring their talents to the museum for live painting demonstrations providing a behind-the-scenes look at how artists bring outdoor inspiration to the canvas. 11am-2pm. The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, 1511-B Mission Dr., Solvang. Free-$5. Call (805) 688-1082 or email info@wildlingmuseum.org.

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10:30am-noon. La Mesa Park, 295 Meigs Rd. Free/gratis. Call (805) 962-7653 or email youthservices@santabarbaraca.gov.

MONDAY 6/28 6/28: SBCC School of Extended Learning Zoom Workshop: Meditate and Recharge with Yin Yoga

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Yin yoga cultivates inner peace while focusing externally on increasing circulation and decreasing injury and sickness. Explore poses that stimulate the immune system, focus on connective tissue, heighten circulation in the joints, improve flexibility, and center you. Mondays through July 26. 9:30-10:30am. $32/ four sessions. Call (805) 683-8205.

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TUESDAY 6/29 6/29-6/30: Storywalk in the Park/ Cuentos en el Parque Come outside to enjoy the picture book Can I Give You a Squish?, participate in activities with your children, and then take home a free activity kit. Acompáñanos en el parque para disfrutar el libro ilustrado Can I Give You a Squish?, participe en actividades con sus hijos y despues llévesea casa un kit de actividades gratis. Tue./martes: 2-3:30pm. Alameda Park, 1400 Santa Barbara St. Wed./miercoles:

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WEDNESDAY 6/30 6/30: Wednesday Evening Guided Meditation with Sarah McLean Bring a folding chair or borrow one every Wednesday and unwind, get centered, and practice mindful meditation under a mature oak tree. Registration is required. 5:30-6:15pm. Clay Studio, 1351 Holiday Hill Rd., Goleta. Donation-based. Call (805) 565-CLAY or email info@claystudiosb.org.

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he picked up offers from Oregon, Arizona, TCU, and several other colleges to join their 2023 football recruiting classes. Rinaldi said he will continue sprinting next year at Chico State. He has one more prep meet. The top 40 performers in California this year have been invited to compete in a “State Championship” event June 25-26 in Arcadia. Just to make the finals — his best chance is in the 200 — would be a crowning accomplishment for the Carpinteria comet. In other Division 4 finals, Carpinteria senior Esai Vega placed second in the boys’ discus throw (1381), and Handall finished third in the 400 meters (52.02). Bishop Diego sophomore Clara McDonald claimed the girls’ shot put title with a heave of 362 ½, while Sue Luamanu, another Bishop 10th grader, placed fourth in the boys’ shot (457.75).

Vincent Rinaldi Claims Double Victory in County Championships he dawn of a champion sprinter occurred in the hours before sunrise last autumn. The Carpinteria High campus was closed because of the coronavirus from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Vincent Rinaldi, hoping that there would be a track and field season in the spring, was determined to work out. Entering his senior year, he wanted to improve his times in the 100 and 200 meters. “Mateo Handall [a junior 400 runner] and I got on the track at 5 a.m.,” Rinaldi said. “There were no distractions. It was train, train.” He received workouts from John Larralde, a longtime Carpinteria coach, who was well-versed in the science of running fast. “It’s been a four-year journey,” Larralde said of Rinaldi’s prep career. “He was frequently injured. We had to figure out how much training to load. It’s quality over quantity. He runs intervals at full speed but does no jogging during rest periods. Running slowly leads to poor mechanics.” Rinaldi had shown promise as a sophomore, running the 100 in 11.40 seconds and the 200 in 22.72. But he missed big meets like the 100th running of Carpinteria’s Russell Cup, and the pandemic wiped out all competitions the following year. His training paid off on May 8 at this year’s Russell Cup. Rinaldi shattered a pair of school records while winning the 100 in 10.87 and the 200 in 21.87. A week later, he pulled off another double victory in the Santa Barbara County Championships. In the 100, he trailed four others at the midway point, including two football standouts — Darien Langley of St. Joseph and Sheldon Canley Jr. of Lompoc — who never got caught from behind in the open field. Rinaldi kept his form in the final 50 while the others decelerated, and he overtook them in the final strides. “I like being a smaller guy and see these six-foot, 180pound guys wondering who this kid is in lane five, and them getting dusted,” said the 511, 155-pound Rinaldi.

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Next up for the county’s fastest young human was this month’s CIF Division 4 Championships, bringing together many top prep athletes from Southern California. For the first time, the finals as well as the preliminary qualifying meet were held at Carpinteria Valley Memorial Stadium. It was a major undertaking, but Warrior head coach Van Latham and his crew were old hands at running an efficient meet. Rinaldi blazed to new school records of 10.72 and 21.57 in the 100 and 200 prelims. Also displaying elite speed was Rodrick Pleasant, a sophomore from Gardena Serra High. His prelim 100 was 10.65, while Oaks Christian freshman Chase Farrell also clocked 10.72. In the June 12 finals, Rinaldi caught Farrell at the finish in 10.71, shaving another tick off his record, but Pleasant stormed out to win in 10.46. Pleasant unleashed another spectacular sprint in the 200 finals, clocking 21.02, the fastest time in the state and a new division record. “It was fun racing against him,” said Rinaldi, the runner-up at 21.58. “I knew he was going to be fast, but not this fast.” Pleasant was a cornerback on Serra’s football team, and after his track triumphs at Carpinteria, it was reported that

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ANDREW KACHEL As the Foresters roared off to a 4-0 start, third baseman Andrew Kachel was in the thick of all the action. While Santa Barbara was piling up 69 runs, Kachel scored nine of them. He reached base on 16 of his first 19 at-bats, including 11 walks. Add in five stolen bases, and the Fresno State star is our first 2021 Foresters Player of the Week. Santa Barbara goes deep into California Collegiate League play with home games on Thursday, June 24, at 6 p.m.; Saturday, June 26, at 6 p.m.; and Sunday, June 27, at 2 p.m. See sbforesters.org for more information. Home games are at Pershing Park and tickets are available at the gate. n

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U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS: Vashti Cunningham, the daughter of former Santa Barbara High athlete Randall Cunningham, punched her ticket to Tokyo by winning the women’s high jump with a leap of 1.96 meters (65) in the track and field trials at Eugene, Oregon. Coached by her father in Las Vegas, Vashti also competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics. The Santa Barbara Track Club, which trains at Westmont College, sent two athletes to the trials. Tim Ehrhardt, a former Michigan State athlete, placed 11th in the decathlon last weekend. He scored big in the pole vault by clearing 5.45 meters (1710 ½) but fell almost 300 points short of his personal best with an Juanita Webster-Freeman overall score of 7,772. Juanita WebsterFreeman will take her shot at the women’s heptathlon this weekend (June 26-27). Hers is an inspirational story, as she was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism, at an early age. SBTC coach Josh Priester took her into the fold after she won the state community college title at Cerritos College. Webster-Freeman scored her personal best of 6,006 points this year but will have to top that to make the Olympic team. n


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L.A. TO OJAI: Chef Neal Fraser returns to the Ojai Valley Inn for a Fourth of July dinner. It’s his latest visit to The Farmhouse, one of which was during this dinner from July 2019.

Fraser’s connections to points north don’t stop at Ojai, as he’s also cooked guest dinners at the Alisal Resort in Solvang and was tight with the late, great Au Bon Climat winemaker Jim Clendenen, who passed away last month. “He was really the only winemaker I was friendly with in my whole career,” said Fraser. “I just haven’t really bonded with winemakers, and Jim was definitely one that I’ve spent a lot of time with. I really enjoyed him supporting my causes, and I enjoyed supporting his causes, oftentimes when he called me at the 11th hour.” Once, while staying at Clendenen’s ranch in Los Alamos, Fraser accidentally let the winemaker’s pet baby deer out of its pen. “I had to chase it through the vineyard with these kids who were horrified that we were gonna lose the deer,” he laughed. “But we put her back in the cage, and nobody ever knew.” Fraser and his wife frequently consider opening a restaurant or cooking school up this way. “We’ve fallen in love with Ojai. Having a business in L.A., it feels far away, but it’s still very close,” said Fraser. “For someone who works a lot and doesn’t get away, it’s nice to drive an hour and 20 minutes and feel like you’ve landed on a different planet, especially during COVID, when things were so dystopic in L.A. And especially in downtown L.A., where 95 percent of the businesses were working remotely. It was abandoned.” The Ojai Valley Inn’s layout and staff made everything all the more comfortable. “There’s always that balance between too much and too little in the middle of COVID,” said Fraser of how The Farmhouse walked that line. “We want to provide a place for people and their sense of wellbeing, and it was very easy for them to do. It wasn’t a big transition.” n

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Born and raised in the Hollywood Hills, in the these hopefully waning days of COVID-19, the home where his mother still lives, Fraser’s career Ojai Valley Inn continues to enjoy a comfort- started out of desperation, as he suddenly needed a job able style of outdoor-oriented hospitality that for personal reasons. With no experience, he walked was merely sharpened during the pandemic. The 2019 into Laurel Canyon’s Caioti, where the late chef Ed opening of The Farmhouse, a $20 million, culinary- LaDou — who crafted the first pizzas for both Spago focused event center, turned out to be epic timing, as and California Pizza Kitchen — said Fraser could work the property’s large outdoor spaces and breezy indoors if he started at that moment. provided the ability to host meals and classes when He did, following up with a job at Wolfgang Puck’s most everywhere else was locked down. Eureka Brewery, school at the Culinary Institute of I got my own taste of the luxury-level meals right America, and then work in kitchens all around L.A. The before COVID kicked off in early 2020, and I’ve restaurants Grace and BLD won Fraser — and his Tenwatched the lineup of visiting chefs grow more impres- nessee-raised wife, Amy Knoll Fraser — more acclaim, sive over the last year. That included a residency by but the 2015 opening of Redbird cemented their status. Christopher Kostow of Meadowood in Napa, who Dealing with COVID was “really hard” for Fraser’s headed south when his kitchen fell victim to the Glass restaurants, which shifted to serving more than 1,000 Fire last September, and continues into the summer daily meals to the homeless for a few months. “The secwith Frasca’s Bobby Stuckey on July 8, Bell’s Daisy ond time around, we just fired everybody,” said Fraser Ryan on August 10, and Golden Door’s Greg Frey Jr. of the November 2020 shutdown orders. “We didn’t on August 19, among more than a dozen other classes know how long it would be. We thought it might be six months.” and meals. Next up is a return visit for Neal Fraser, the superstar Today, the challenge is hiring. “It’s been a real strugchef from Los Angeles best known for Redbird and the gle to staff up and get people back into the mix,” said Vibiana event space in downtown Los Angeles. On the Fraser, who said many of his longtime employees “just Fourth of July, he’ll be pairing dishes with WhistlePig burned out” during COVID. “You get all kinds of people, and you unfortuRye Whiskey, such as sauteed skate ef rse Ch The five-cou histlePig nately get customers who are disrein a raisin caper emulsion with the Neal Fraser/W at Ojai Inn’s private barrel of 10-year-old rye spectful. That just wore on people. se ou h e Farm and boar tenderloin in violet musGoing to work to feed people dindinner at Th Sunday, July 4, on Valley Inn is ets are $395. tard with a 12-year rye.“It won’t be ner doesn’t seem so essential when Tick 6-8:30 p.m. nn.com/farmhouse. hamburgers and hot dogs,” promised the other side could potentially be yi See ojaivalle Fraser when we spoke on the phone death. It was hard.” a couple of weeks ago as he was still The Ojai Valley Inn became a regular escape developing the menu with his chef de cuisine, Jason for Fraser. “It’s such a great venue, and it flows so Bowlin. “We’ll do a natural progression of food, and well inside and out. There is a lot of space. Even preof how strong the cocktails are as well. We do a lot of COVID, we weren’t stacking 200 people into a small cocktails at Redbird, a lot of spirit dinners. It’s always room,” he said. “It’s nice to do a dinner there, wake up surprising. It goes very well with food, more so than and go to the spa and pool, and not have to go back you would think.” to the world.”

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BBQ at 5112 Hollister Avenue in Goleta is planning to open a restaurant across town at 10 Winchester Canyon Road, the former home of Timbers restaurant. Reader Paulette reports that the name of the eatery is Timbers Roadhouse. Remodeling is underway, and there appears to be a few more months of work to do before we can celebrate the reopening of the historic building. The last incarnation of the Timbers restaurant closed in May 2011. The building’s story goes that, following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese Navy submarine I-17, under the direction of Commander Kozo Nishino, sailed undetected into the dark waters off of the Ellwood Oil Field in Goleta. On the night of February 23, 1942, at 7 p.m., Nishino’s I-17 emerged off of the Ellwood Oil Field, and he ordered his men to fire at the oil storage facilities. One of shells struck the Ellwood Pier. Much of the wood from the pier was used in constructing the original Timbers restaurant, built by Tex Blankenship in 1952. I am told that many of the timbers still contain pieces of shrapnel from the torpedo bombing.

I called the popular Red Pepper at 282 Orange Avenue, Goleta, and they confirmed that they are opening a second location at 2840 De la Vina Street, in the former home of New Si Chuan Garden, which closed last month after three years in business, and Yen Ching Restaurant. The new Red Pepper is scheduled to open in July. RESTAURANT SCAM: Santa Barbara County Dis-

trict Attorney Joyce Dudley is warning the community about a consumer scam involving a fake restaurant webpage for “La Tapatia #3” in Goleta. The fake webpage is latapatia3ca. club and is affiliated with a website named OrderHero. Even though this webpage has no actual connection to the restaurant, Google provides this webpage in response to a search for “La Tapatia #3 Goleta.” The fake webpage appears to allow online ordering for pickup at the restaurant and actually takes customer payment and credit card information, but the orders are not forwarded to the restaurant. The District Attorney cautions the community when ordering food and other products online and recommends verification of services through the business before placing an order,

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munity is invited to a familyfriendly Independence Day Brunch on the Great Lawn of the Rosewood Miramar Beach on Sunday, July 4, for two seatings 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1:30-3:30 p.m. Enjoy festive cuisine stations and specialty drinks, a celebratory carnival, lawn games for children, and live music. The cost is $250 per adult, $125 per child (ages 4-12), and 3 and under is complimentary. Ticket price includes alcoholic beverages. Call (805) 900-8388.

CELEBRATE SEASIDE: The Rosewood Miramar is hosting a Fourth of July party.

RED PEPPER ON DE LA VINA: Reader Brendan

sent me the following message: “I was walking by New Si Chuan Garden on De La Vina and noticed the door was open. I peeked in. Didn’t see anyone (I guess they were in the back), but resting on a chair just inside the doorway was a sign that said ‘Red Pepper Chinese Restaurant.’ What could it all mean?”

especially when using a new or unknown service provider. Anyone with information about online scams involving fake websites or OrderHero is encouraged to contact Investigator Greg Hons, District Attorney’s Office at (805) 568-2390. If you have been the victim of this or any other fraud, please contact the law-enforcement agency of jurisdiction where the crime occurred. n

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with lightness and humor.” Prior to 2020, the shortened version would have been an unlikely choice for the company due to established expectations concerning venue and production values. “Reopening in this way gives Opera Santa Barbara a chance to break out of a mold that wasn’t good for us anyway,” said Protopapas, adding that considerations of scale and scope would have dictated that to do Wagner’s Ring at all would

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For Protopapas, who was one of the most vocal advocates for the rapid and safe reopening of theaters during quarantine, the opportunity to do Das Rheingold now and under these conditions represents a silver lining to the frustrating period of COVID constraints. “It’s been on my wish list for a long time,” said the conductor of the Vick/ Dove adaptation. “The plot is accelerated, and the story moves forward cinematically,

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rom the beginning of time to the twilight of the gods, and from deep under the Rhine to the gates of Valhalla, Das Rheingold, the opening installment of Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle, covers huge expanses of time and space. It also ordinarily takes nearly three hours to perform. On Sunday, June 27, at 2:30 p.m., Opera Santa Barbara will deliver the whole story in less than two hours thanks to a well road-tested adaptation by Graham Vick and Jonathan Dove, and to the determination and ingenuity of maestro Kostis Protopapas and director Crystal Manich. Protopapas and Manich, who were responsible for the last major production of the quarantine-abbreviated 2020 season with Il Postino a year ago in March, are making a triumphant return to the Lobero with this great Wagner opera, thereby becoming both the last group to produce there for an in-person audience and the first to do so now that we can gather indoors again. Ticket sales are capped at 50 percent of capacity, with groups who come together in adjacent seats yet separated from other parties.

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have meant mounting an expensive full production at The Granada Theatre, rather than this chamber version with just 12 singers and 18 musicians. Director Crystal Manich knows Wagner, and this version of Wagner in particular, inside and out. As a young artist just out of school, Manich was part of the Pittsburghbased team that brought all of the Dove Wagner adaptations to the Long Beach

Opera in 2005 and 2006. For her, this performance means coming home in more ways than one. “It’s like revisiting an old friend,” she said of the opera, adding that she will be working with many actual old friends in the cast, as she has directed half of the singers before. For those unfamiliar with the Ring Cycle, and perhaps mildly intimidated by its fierce reputation, Das Rheingold, especially in this version, is a great way to test the waters. The story, which revolves around a magic ring that bestows unlimited power, but only under the condition that the person who wields it renounces sexual satisfaction, is fairly easy to follow, and the music is consistently ravishing. From the opening sequence in which the Rhinemaidens taunt the evil dwarf Alberich to the wild musical theatrics that announce the opening of the Rainbow Bridge to Valhalla, there’s plenty of excitement in the score and the singing. While there will be no elaborate physical structure to the set, LED tape and clever use of the Lobero’s deep stage ought to establish the different realms of the three Wagnerian kingdoms more than adequately. Add to that the decision to style the costumes after the fashions of the 1980s, and you have a recipe for a delightful trip through Wagner’s uncanny universe. For further information, visit operasb.org, and for tickets, go to lobero.org. —Charles Donelan

TWILIGHT MAN Arriving just in time for the rumored opening of Bellosguardo to the public, Liz Brown’s Twilight Man: Love and Ruin in the Shadows of Hollywood and the Clark Empire reveals another interesting aspect of the Clark family story. William Andrews Clark Jr., son of the “copper king” Senator William A. Clark, was an early 20th-century philanthropist of more than usual foresight and vision. It’s largely thanks to the good taste and generosity of this Clark that we have the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Hollywood Bowl, and an extraordinary collection of rare books and manuscripts pertaining to Oscar Wilde. Clark was gay, and openly so, at least for that time, and Twilight Man is the story of Harrison Post, his lover and partner. When Clark died young, Post inherited a substantial fortune as well as a world of trouble, much of it of his own making. Liz Brown’s unstinting research and marvelous writing make this the most thoughtful and enlightening book yet about the Clark empire. —CD

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SELAH DANCE COLLECTIVE AT CENTER STAGE A giddy crowd of vaccinated dance fans filled Center Stage Theater for this initial live performance of the postpandemic. Organized and presented by choreographer Meredith Cabaniss Ventura and the Selah Dance Collective, the evening featured a complete program of 14 works — five on video and the other nine in person. Choreographers and dancers from State Street Ballet joined in the collective for this performance and brought some great work to the stage. The evening’s title work, choreographed by Cabaniss Ventura and the company of nine dancers, made it abundantly clear that dance is back in a big way. Bryn Gallagher, Amara Galloway, Arianna Hartanov, Amanda Keller, Ashley Kohler-Reynolds, Tara McAninch, Daisy Mohrman, Rachyl Pines, and Chloé Roberts turned this country ballad of a lovesick girl into a bittersweet meditation on the strange quarantine life that just broke things off with all of us. A glitchy, hyper-stylized video called “tock tick” by Juli Farley used both music and the voice of Kurt Vonnegut reading from Slaughterhouse-Five to mesmerizing effect. Farley’s digital avant-gardism set the stage perfectly for the evening’s second in-person performance: a thrilling solo choreographed by Cecily Stewart MacDougall for Ahna Lipchik. Riffing on the finale of The Nutcracker, MacDougall and Lipchik told a story of radical self-transformation to powerful effect. Arianna Hartanov’s Bach-driven quartet “observation of memory” closed the first half of the program with an abundance of choreographic ideas and variations, all set to the music of Bach as played by the choreographer’s sister, Ravenna. Sio Tepper, Gianna Burright, and Meredith Lyons brought us all back in after intermission with “a study in seeing and being seen,” a clever and subtle piece with a moving piano. The evening concluded with three powerful new works by the collective, one choreographed by Amanda Keller and the rest by Cabaniss Ventura. I can’t think of a better way to come back to the theater than with great dance like this. —CD

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY by Rob Breszny ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): Author Albert Camus advised every-

one to “steal some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self.” That’s excellent advice for you to heed in the coming days. The cosmos has authorized you to put yourself first and grab all the renewal you need. So please don’t scrimp as you shower blessings on yourself. One possible way to accomplish this goal is to go on a long stroll or two. Camus says, “It doesn’t have to be a walk during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings no other brain ever managed to encounter.” But I think you are indeed likely to be visited by major epiphanies and fantastic new meanings.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): Robert Mugabe was Zimbabwe’s

leader for 37 years. In the eyes of some, he was a revolutionary hero. To others, he was an oppressive dictator. He was also the chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe, where his wife Grace received her PhD just two months after she started classes. I suspect that you, too, will have an expansive capacity to advance your education in the coming weeks — although maybe not quite as much as Grace seems to have had. You’re entering a phase of super-learning.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “We were clever enough to turn a

laundry list into poetry,” wrote author Umberto Eco. Judging from astrological omens, I suspect you’re now capable of accomplishing comparable feats in your own sphere. Converting a chance encounter into a useful new business connection? Repurposing a seeming liability into an asset? Capitalizing on a minor blessing or breakthrough to transform it into a substantial blessing or breakthrough? All these and more are possible.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): “I was so flooded with yearning I

thought it would drown me,” wrote Cancerian author

Denis Johnson. I don’t expect that will be a problem for you anytime soon. You’re not in danger of getting swept away by a tsunami of insatiable desire. However, you may get caught in a current of sweet, hot passion. You could be carried for a while by waves of aroused fascination. You might find yourself rushing along in a fast-moving stream of riled-up craving. But none of that will be a problem as long as you don’t think you have something better to do. In fact, your time in the cascading flow may prove to be quite intriguing — and ultimately useful.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): In my opinion, psychology innovator Carl Jung, born under the sign of Leo, was one of the 20th century’s greatest intellects. His original ideas about human nature are central to my philosophy. One of my favorite things about him is his appreciation for feelings. He wrote, “We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect; we apprehend it just as much by feeling. Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is, at best, only half of the truth, and must, if it be honest, also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.” I bring this to your attention, Leo, because the coming weeks will be a favorable time to upgrade your own appreciation for the power of your feelings to help you understand the world.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): For the indigenous Ojibway people, the word Adizokan means both “story” and “spirit.” In fact, story and spirit are the same thing. Everything has a spirit and everything has a story, including people, animals, trees, lakes, rivers, and rocks. Inspired by these thoughts, and in accordance with cosmic omens, I invite you to meditate on how your life stories are central elements of your spirit. I further encourage you to spend some tender, luxurious time telling yourself the stories from your past that you love best. For extra delightful bonus fun, dream up two prospective stories about your future that you would like to create. (Info about Adizokan comes from Ann and John Mahan at sweetwatervisions.com.)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Author Aslı Erdoğan writes, “It had

been explained to me from my earliest childhood that I would know love — or that thing called ‘love’ — as long as I was smart and academically brilliant. But no one ever taught me how to get that knowledge.” I’m sorry to say that what was true for her has been true for most of us: No one ever showed us how to find and create and cultivate love. We may have received haphazard clues now and then from our parents and books and movies. But we never got a single day of formal instruction in school about the subject that is at the heart of our quest to live meaningful lives. That’s the bad news, Libra. The good news is that the rest of 2021 will be one of the best times ever for you to learn important truths about love.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Before he journeyed in a spaceship

to the moon in 1971, Scorpio astronaut Alan Shepard didn’t think he’d get carried away with a momentous thrill once he arrived at his destination. He was a manly man not given to outward displays of emotion. But when he landed on the lunar surface and gazed upon the majestic sight of his home planet hanging in the sky, he broke into tears. I’m thinking you may have similar experiences in the coming weeks. Mind-opening, heart-awakening experiences may arrive. Your views of the Very Big Picture could bring healing upheavals.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Sagittarian author Clarice Lispector

observed, “In a state of grace, one sometimes perceives the deep beauty, hitherto unattainable, of another person.” I suspect that this state of grace will visit you soon, Sagittarius — and probably more than once. I hope you will capitalize on it! Take your time as you tune in to the luminescent souls of the people you value. Become more deeply attuned to their uniquely gorgeous genius.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Trailblazing Capricorn psychoanalyst Ernest Jones (1879-1958) said, “There is no sense of contradiction within the unconscious; opposite

WEEK OF JUNE 24 ideas exist happily side by side.” In other words, it’s normal and natural to harbor paradoxical attitudes; it’s healthy and sane to be awash in seemingly incongruous blends. I hope you will use this astrologically propitious time to celebrate your own inner dichotomies, dear Capricorn. If you welcome them as a robust aspect of your deepest, truest nature, they will serve you well. They’ll make you extra curious, expansive, and non-dogmatic. (PS: Here’s an example, courtesy of psychologically savvy author Stephen Levine: “For as long as I can remember the alternate antics of the wounded child and the investigations of the ageless Universal played through me.”)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Aquarian guitarist Django Reinhardt

was a celebrated jazz musician in occupied France during World War II. Amazingly, he was able to earn good money by performing frequently — even though he fit descriptions that the rampaging Germans regarded as abhorrent. Nazis persecuted the Romani people, of which he was one. They didn’t ban jazz music, but they severely disapproved of it. And the Nazis hated Jewish and Black people, with whom Reinhardt loved to hang out. The obstacles you’re facing aren’t anywhere near as great as his, but I propose we make him your role model for the next four weeks. May he inspire you to persist and even thrive in the face of challenges!

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Piscean author Richard Matheson

believed we’ve become too tame and mild. “We’ve forgotten,” he wrote, about “how to rise to dizzy heights.” He mourned that we’re too eager to live inside narrow boundaries. “The full gamut of life is a shadowy continuum,” he continued, “that runs from gray to more gray. The rainbow is bleached.” If any sign of the zodiac has the power to escape blandness and averageness, it’s you Pisceans — especially in the coming weeks. I invite you to restore the rainbow to its full vivid swath: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. Maybe even add a few colors.

HOMEWORK: My birthday’s coming up. I welcome your blessings! newsletter@freewillastrology.com or PO Box 4399, San Rafael, CA 94913. Go to RealAstrology.com to check out Rob Brezsny’s EXPANDED WEEKLY AUDIO HOROSCOPES and DAILY TEXT MESSAGE HOROSCOPES. The audio horoscopes are also available by phone at 1-877-873-4888 or 1-900-950-7700.

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A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 8/05/2021 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Lori A. Lewis of, Mullen & Henzell, L.L.P. 112 E. Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 966‑1501. Published June 24. Jul 1, 8 2021.

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(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

NOTICE INVITING SEALED BIDS NOTICE INVITING SEALED BIDS FOR THE Annual Citywide Median Island Landscape Services 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, City of Goleta, CA PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Goleta (“CITY”), invites sealed bids for the above stated project and will receive such bids via electronic transmission on the City of Goleta PlanetBids portal site which can be accessed at the following link (http://www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/view/city-bid-opportunities) until 3:00 P.M., July 6, 2021, and will be publicly opened and posted promptly thereafter. Copies of the Contract Documents and Specifications are available on the CITY website at http://www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/view/city-bid-opportunities. The work includes but is not limited to tree maintenance, irrigation management, irrigation system maintenance and repair, shrub and ground cover maintenance, trimming, pruning, fertilization, aeration, weed control, cultivation, plant replacements, trash and debris removal, renovation and cleanup of drainage facilities using landscape maintenance procedures, and all labor, supervision, material and equipment necessary to provide Annual Citywide Median Island Landscape Services. The services shall be performed in accordance with the Contract Documents, which includes provisions that the work shall be performed without the use of pesticides or commercial fertilizers. The term of the contract shall start during the City’s current fiscal year through June 30, 2025.The contract will be subject to annual approval of the budget on July 1st of each year within the contract term. A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting is scheduled on June 17, 2021, at 10 A.M at 130 Cremona Dr. Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117 for this project. The Pre-Bid Meeting will convene outside of 130 Cremona Dr. Suite B. No relief will be granted to bidders for any conditions or restrictions that would have been discovered had they attended the Pre-Bid Meeting. Please RSVP via PlanetBids no later than close-of-business the day prior to the Pre-Bid Meeting. Bidders must be registered on the City of Goleta’s PlanetBids portal in order to receive addenda notifications and to submit a bid (http://www.cityofgoleta.org/iwant-to/view/city-bid-opportunities). PlanetBids will also include bid results and awards. It is the responsibility of the bidder to submit the bid with sufficient time to be received by PlanetBids prior to the bid opening date and time. Allow time for technical difficulties, uploading, and unexpected delays. Late or incomplete bids will not be accepted. The bid must be accompanied by a bid security in the form of a money order, a certified cashier’s check, or bidder’s bond executed by an admitted surety, made payable to CITY. The bid security shall be an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total annual bid amount included with their proposals as required by California law. Note: All bids must be accompanied by a scanned copy of the bid security uploaded to PlanetBids. The original security of the three (3) lowest bidders must be mailed to the office of the City Clerk at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California 93117, in a sealed envelope and be received within three (3) City business days of the bid due date and time for the bid to be considered. The sealed envelope should be plainly marked on the outside, “SEALED BID SECURITY FOR Annual Citywide Median Island Landscape Services.” The Project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) per California Labor Code Section 1771.4, including prevailing wage rates and apprenticeship employment standards. Affirmative action to ensure against discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or religion will also be required. The CITY hereby affirmatively ensures that all business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this notice and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or religion in any consideration leading to the award of contract. A contract may only be awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder that holds a valid Class “C-27 – Landscaping Contractor” Contractor’s license in accordance with the provisions of the California Business and Professions Code. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and a Payment Bond each in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract Price. Each bond shall be in the forms set forth herein, shall be secured from a surety company that meets all State of California bonding requirements, as defined in Code of Civil Procedure Section 995.120, and that is a California admitted surety insurer. Pursuant to Labor Code sections 1725.5 and 1771.1, all contractors and subcontractors that wish to bid on, be listed in a bid proposal, or enter into a contract to perform public work must be registered with the DIR. No bid will be accepted, nor any contract entered into without proof of the contractor’s and subcontractors’ current registration with the DIR to perform public work. If awarded a contract, the bidder and its subcontractors, of any tier, shall maintain active registration with the DIR for the duration of the Project. Failure to provide proof of the contractor’s current registration pursuant to Labor Code Section 1725.5 may result in rejection of the bid as non-responsive. Any protest to an intended award of this contract shall be made in writing addressed to the City Clerk prior to the award. Any protest may be considered and acted on by the City Council at the time noticed for award of the contract. To request a copy of the notice of agenda for award, please contact the City Clerk (805) 961-7505 or register on the CITY’s website (www.cityofgoleta.org). For information relating to the details of this Project and bidding requirements contact J. 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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: 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: WELLWORTH CAPITAL LLC at 1540 Mimosa Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93108;Laguna Capital Partners (same address) This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed:Luis Yanez County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 20, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. Dean C. Logan. FBN Number: 2021‑114854. Jun 3, 10, 17, 24 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CENTRAL JERSEY MANAGEMENT LLC at 1540 Mimosa Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93108;Laguna Capital Partners (same address) This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed:Luis Yanez County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 21, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. Dean C. Logan. FBN Number: 2021‑116729. Jun 3, 10, 17, 24 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: LGKK DEVELOPMENT LLC at 1540 Mimosa Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93108;Laguna Capital Partners (same address) This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed:Luis Yanez County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 21, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. Dean C. Logan. FBN Number: 2021‑116750. Jun 3, 10, 17, 24 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: MR.B RESTAURANT & CAFE at 121 S Hope Ave, Spc A102 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Golden Globe Management LLC 17614 Lynne Ct Apt 103 Canyon Country, CA 91387 This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed: Baha Shehab County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 18, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0001483. Jun 3, 10, 17, 24 2021. 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: LYDIA BEATRICE HERNANDEZ at 1540 Mimosa Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93108;Laguna Capital Partners (same address) This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed:Luis Yanez County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 21, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. Dean C. Logan. FBN Number: 2021‑115926. Jun 3, 10, 17, 24 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: 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. 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: VACANCY ZERO, MANYANA COLLECTIVE, PERFECT SANTA BARBARA at 104 Bath St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Cody G Traxler 103 Natoma Ave Apt 25 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Cody Traxler 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: 2021‑0001665. Jun 10, 17, 24, Jul 1 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: VASCULAR BIOSCIENCES, INC at 72 Santa Felicia Dr Goleta, CA 93117; Vascular Biosciences 4720 Everts St San Diego, CA 93117 This business is conducted by An Corporation Signed: David Mann County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on June 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: 2021‑0001676. 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: THE BAGEL BOIZ at 406 E. Haley Street, Suite 3 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Bryan D Foehl 122 W. Arrellaga Street Apt. #1 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Bryan Foehl 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. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0001577. Jun 17, 24.July 1, 8 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: CLAIRAUDIENT SOUND at 2810 Ontiveros Rd Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Ky Takikawa (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: KY Takikawa County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on June 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: 2021‑0001673. Jun 17, 24.July 1, 8 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: EUPHORIA DETAILING SERVICES at 2517 Modoc Rd Apt 1 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Christian Ortega (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Christian Ortega County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on June 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: 2021‑0001677. Jun 17, 24.July 1, 8 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: HIGH SEAS MEAD at 138 Powers Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Meadwerks

LLC (same address) This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed: Austin Corrigan County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on June 4, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0001668. Jun 17, 24.July 1, 8 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RASCALS SB at 18 East Cota Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Dalan Griffin 30 South Canada Street Santa Barbara, CA 93121 This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Dalan Griffin County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on June 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: 2021‑0001730. Jun 17, 24.July 1, 8 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: CM COMMERCIAL SERVICES at 4220 Encore Dr. Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Cam Ventures, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by An Corporation Signed: Catherine Malear County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on June 8, 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: 2021‑0001691. Jun 24.July 1, 8, 15 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HARVEST GOLD ENTERPRISES at 505 W Chestnut Ave, Apt E Lompoc, CA 93436; John R Carmean (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: John R Carmean County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on June 8, 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: 2021‑0001693. Jun 24.July 1, 8, 15 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MAGANA’S TRAINING CAMP AND FITNESS at 524 W Canon Perdido, Apt 54 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Alejandro Magana Madrigal (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Alejandro Magana Madrigal County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on June 16, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E953. FBN Number: 2021‑0001762. Jun 24. July 1, 8, 15 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GREEN TABLE at 113 W. De La Guerra Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Lunar Eclipse Management LLC 10 E. Yanonali Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed: Lynne Vermillion County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on June 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: 2021‑0001747. Jun 24.July 1, 8, 15 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: SYV COMMUNITY OUTREACH at 164 W HWY 246 Buellton, CA 93427; Santa Ynez Valley Senior Citizens Foundation Inc (same address) This business is conducted by An Corporation Signed: Irene Covington County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on June 10, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0001722. Jun 24.July 1, 8, 15 2021.

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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”) adopted Ordinance No. 21-05 that will excise regulations on temporary events from Title 17 of the Goleta Municipal Code because such regulations will be added to Title 9 of the Goleta Municipal Code. The City Council of the City of Goleta passed and adopted Ordinance No. 21-05 at a regular meeting held on the 15th day of June, 2021, by the following roll call vote: MAYOR PEROTTE, MAYOR PRO TEMPORE COUNCILMEMBERS ACEVES, KASDIN AND RICHARDS

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GOLETA ENERGY STORAGE PROJECT CASE NO. 19-0201-DP, 19-0202-DPAM, 19-0202-CUP, 19-0001-SUB Located at 6864 &6868 Cortona Dr.; APN 073-140-027

All comments must be received no later than July 19, 2021 at 5:00 P.M.

Project Description: Laurel Perez of Suzanne Elledge Planning and Permitting Services (SEPPS) on behalf of Goleta Energy Storage, LLC has requested approval of a Tentative Parcel Map, Conditional Use Permit, a Development Plan, and a Development Plan Amendment with associated adjustment to the landscaping development standard per Section 17.59.040 of Title 17 of the Goleta Municipal Code. The existing Research and Development Building would remain on site and the site was initially developed via an As-Built Development Plan, Case No. 04-35-DP. The project includes: 1. Proposed Conditional Use Permit and Development Plan for the development and operation of a 60-megawatt lithium-ion battery energy facility containing energy storage cabinets (Megapacks) manufactured by Tesla along with supporting equipment such as transformers, inverters and other electrical distribution equipment. Each megapack has pre-installed energy storage components that are contained in a steel cabinet enclosure. The current design includes the installation of up to 62 Megapacks. The project also includes an on-site electrical substation with a transformer, and the construction of an underground connection (tie line) to the existing SCE Isla Vista substation located west of and adjacent to Storke Road, approximately 300 feet west of the project site. The underground tie line would be constructed using directional drilling beneath the Storke Road right-of-way. 2. Proposed Tentative Parcel Map to divide the existing 5.88-acre project site parcel into two lots. Proposed Lot 1 would be addressed as 6864 Cortona Drive, be 2.66 gross acres in size, and be used for the Goleta Energy Storage Project. Proposed Lot 2 would be addressed as 6868 Cortona Drive and be 3.22 gross acres in size, The existing 60,068 square foot research and development building located within the boundaries of proposed Lot 2 would be retained. 3. Proposed Development Plan Amendment to 04-35-DP and a proposed Adjustment to a landscaping development standard is associated with the existing development (60,068 square foot research and development building) located on proposed Lot 2.

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The Ordinance will be effective 31 days from the date of adoption. Any interested person may obtain a copy of the proposed ordinance at the City Clerk’s Office, cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta.org or by calling City Hall at (805) 961-7505. Deborah S. Lopez City Clerk Santa Barbara Independent, June 24, 2021

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FINDINGS: The proposed Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration has been prepared pursuant to the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) (Public Resources Code, §§ 21000 et seq.), the regulations promulgated thereunder (14 Cal. Code of Regulations, §§ 15000, et seq.), and the City’s Environmental Review Guidelines. The City of Goleta is acting as the Lead Agency for this project. The Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration identifies and discusses potential impacts, mitigation measures, monitoring requirements, and residual impacts for identified environmental issue areas. No significant and unavoidable impacts are identified as resulting from the project. Potentially significant but mitigable effects on the environment are anticipated in the following areas: biological resources and cultural resources.

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GOLETA, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING TITLE 17 OF THE GOLETA MUNICIPAL CODE TO EXCISE PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO TEMPORARY EVENTS

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NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY FOR A DRAFT MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION June 18, 2021

The proposed Goleta Energy Storage facility would be accessed from Cortona Drive along two proposed reciprocal access easements over proposed Lot 2.

ORDINANCE NO. 21- 05

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Dated June 11, 2021 Mosquito and Vector Management District of Santa Barbara County

Project Location: The project site is approximately 5.88 gross acres and is located at 6864 and 6868 Cortona Drive. The Assessor’s Parcel Number is 073-140-027. The project site is located in the Inland area of the City, has a Business Park (I-BP) land use designation and is zoned Business Park (BP).

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Vector Management District of Santa Barbara County at 805‑ 969‑5050 or by email at info@mvmdistrict.org by 1:00 P.M. on July 8, 2021 to request the meeting access information.

The public hearing to consider the ordering of services and projects, and the levy of the continued assessments for fiscal year 2021‑22 for the Service Zone No. 1 and Service Zone No. 2

The Ordinance will be effective 31 days from the date of adoption. Any interested person may obtain a copy of the proposed ordinance at the City Clerk’s Office, cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta.org or by calling City Hall at (805) 961-7505.

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In the event that the Shelter in Place order is still in effect, the Mosquito and Vector Management District of Santa Barbara County Board meeting will be held remotely in accordance with

Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order N‑25‑20, issued March 12, 2020, and Government Code Section 54954(e). In an effort to improve access to public information, residents may access meetings remotely. Members of the public who wish to observe the meeting and offer public comment should contact the Mosquito and

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Goleta has completed a Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for the Goleta Energy Storage Project, described below, and invites comments on the adequacy and completeness of the environmental analysis described in the Draft MND. The 30-day public review period commences on Friday, June 18, 2021 and will conclude on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 5pm. All interested persons are encouraged to submit written comments. All letters should be addressed to Planning and Environmental Review, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117, to the attention of Kathy Allen, Supervising Senior Planner or via email to kallen@cityofgoleta.org.

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”) adopted Ordinance No. 21-06 that will 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. The City Council of the City of Goleta passed and adopted Ordinance No. 21-06 at a regular meeting held on the 15th day of June, 2021, by the following roll call vote: AYES: MAYOR PEROTTE, MAYOR PRO TEMPORE KYRIACO, COUNCILMEMBERS ACEVES, KASDIN AND RICHARDS NONE

dollars and seven cents ($12.07) per single‑family equivalent benefit unit for Service Zone 2.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Trustees of the Mosquito and Vector Management District of Santa Barbara County intends to conduct public hearings for the CONTINUATION of a benefit assessment in fiscal year 2021‑22 that funds the District’s mosquito, vector control and disease prevention services and projects in Santa Barbara County.

AN 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

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Assessments shall be held on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hope School District Board Room, 3970 La Colina Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. The proposed assessment rate for fiscal year 2021‑22 is twelve dollars and seven cents ($12.07) per single‑family equivalent benefit unit for Service Zone 1, and is twelve

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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.

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CORTESE LIST: The project site is listed on the GeoTracker database of hazardous site records maintained by the California State Water Resources Control Board (RWQCB) as enumerated under Section 65962.5 of the California Government Code (the “Cortese list”). DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY and FURTHER INFORMATION: The Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration is posted on the City’s website at www.cityofgoleta.org/city-hall/planning-and-environmental-review/ceqa-review Copies of the Draft MND are also available in electronic format (CD) for $7.00 per CD. For more information about this project, contact project planner Kathy Allen at (805) 961-7545. PUBLIC COMMENT: All interested persons are encouraged to submit written comments regarding the environmental analysis and project. All letters should be addressed to Kathy Allen, Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117 or (kallen@cityofgoleta.org). Letters must be received prior to the end of the public review period. For inquiries in Spanish, please contact Sandra Rodriguez, Management Assistant, at 805-961-7576 or srodriguez@cityofgoleta.org. REVIEW PROCESS: • Accept Comments on the Draft MND until July 19, 2021 • Conduct a Public Hearing by the Planning Commission to review the request for Conditional Use Permit, Tentative Parcel Map, Development Plan, Development Plan Amendment with adjustment approvals and acceptance of the Mitigated Negative Declaration. Date for this hearing has not been determined and additional notice will be provided. Note: If you challenge the City’s final action on this project in court, you may be limited to only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City on or before the date of the hearing (Government Code §65009[b][2]). Note: The complete application and project file, including any environmental analysis prepared in connection with the application, are currently only available electronically due to the temporary closure of City Hall to the public in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You may request a copy of these materials from the staff planner as instructed above. Publish: Santa Barbara Independent, June 24, 2021 INDEPENDENT.COM INDEPENDENT.COM

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