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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
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Editor-at-large Ethan Stewart is no stranger to fans of this newspaper, having been a staff member and contributor for about 20 years now. He’s never stopped writing, but he has become a nomad in recent years with his daughter, Sawyer, and wife, Anna, who is due to have another kid any day now. “We rented out our house in Santa Barbara starting in January of 2017 and began a pretty hefty seasonal migration routine, split time between the coast of New England, the mountains of Montana, and good old Santa Babylon,” said Stewart, who wrote this week’s cover story about Renny Yater, John Comer, and their surf-history-art exhibit at the Maritime Museum. “Currently, we are hanging in the Bridger Mountains in southwest Montana. Huckleberry season is coming.” A lifelong surfer, Stewart was pretty fired up to interview Yater. “Look, Renny Yater is an absolute legend,” he said. “We use that word way too much these days but, in the case of Yater, ‘legend’ is a spot-on descriptor. His life arc very much connects the beginning of surfing in California to the modern-day madness that surrounds the sport. His perspective is paramount and so rich with hard-won wisdom. Getting to talk a little story with someone like that is an honor and a privilege.” Read his report on page 19.
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by Tyler Hayden he discussion was quick and the vote decisive, with any public pushback coming in the form of emails sent to the Santa Barbara City Council before Tuesday’s meeting. “There are plenty of people out there who had lots of advice for us, very little of it legal,” said Councilmember Michael Jordan before he and his six colleagues unanimously approved a $1.6 million, 120-day pilot program to temporarily relocate approximately 50 homeless individuals living in what are deemed six “fire-prone encampments” to upper State Street’s Rose Garden Inn, where they will receive a long list of services to steer them toward more perma- RAILROADED: The experimental initiative comes after a spate of 18 fires in May that ignited in densely vegetated homeless encampments along Highway 101 and the Union Pacific railroad tracks. nent housing. “All of them complaining, none of them offering an alternative to this choice,” to help guests organize their documents and become “less of a burden than it is right now.” Over the next 120 days, Melekian assured continued Jordan of the naysayers, “and many, records, such as driver licenses, Social Secumany of them suggesting we just just pick rity cards, and Medicare applications—all of the council, his department would be monipeople up and take them to Camp Roberts or which is meant to transition individuals to toring crime rates in the area and taking action if they notice any spikes. “If the situation calls somewhere else against their will.” While the more permanent housing options. CityNet has used this motel “bridge” model for beefed-up patrols, we will do that,” he said. Santa Barbara encampments will be cleared If there was any hesitancy from the counout and cleaned up per a public safety emer- 17 times throughout California “with great gency order, he explained, it will be the choice success,” Fieldhouse said. “We know what cil, it was a concern that the pilot program of the former occupants whether to move to best practices are, and this is one of them.” called for immediately housing only 50 of the The volunteer move from the encampments 300 estimated individuals living on Santa Barthe motel or not. The experimental initiative—which may to the 36 rooms of the Rose Garden Inn will bara’s streets or in camps. Any and all of the be extended in some form if it proves suc- be “a really good option that a lot of people region’s encampments could be considered cessful—comes after a spate of 18 fires in May will take advantage of,” he predicted. CityNet “fire-prone,” Sneddon argued, so why limit that ignited in densely vegetated homeless staff will help individuals downsize and store their efforts to only the six chosen locations? encampments along Highway 101 and the their belongings at the property, and they’ll be (Those are slopes and wooded areas along the Union Pacific railroad tracks. In the midst required to abide by a strict code of conduct on- and off-ramps at Castillo, Garden, Milpas, of those incidents was the Loma Fire, which during their stay. and Carillo streets, and a stretch of railroad was reportedly intentionally set by a homeFor instance, Fieldhouse said, guests will tracks beginning at Los Patos Way.) less person high on methamphetamine, and not be allowed in each other’s rooms, and “This is our starting point,” Murillo which set off a wave of fear and panic among no outsiders—except for credentialed vol- responded. “We need to show the community Santa Barbara residents that a similar blaze unteers and service providers—will be per- this works, then we can talk about other locain hot and windy weather could level the city. mitted at the site. Picnic tables in common tions.” The $1.6 million in funding, the council Councilmember Kristen Sneddon coun- areas will encourage interaction, he said, and agreed, would come from a combination of tered criticism that the motel relocation plan staff will be consistently “gracious but firm” state grants and Measure C income. is too expensive—$266 per person per night. in moving people toward housing. Mayor Ben Romo, one of the meeting’s few public “The tone is that we’re offering a day spa,” she Cathy Murillo said she’s personally witnessed speakers, said he lives just a few blocks from said. “But it’s the wrap-around services that CityNet representatives delivering a “tough the motel and thought the plan was “fantascost additional money, and those are what love type of kindness” to people on the streets tic.” However, he said, he couldn’t help but will make an actual, impactful difference in and going the extra mile to get them the type think that the only reason the council was compelled to take such quick and aggressive transforming people’s lives.” Moreover, Sned- of help they need. don said, the project is not a one-off lark but In response to neighborhood safety con- action was because the Loma Fire shoved the instead dovetails into the city’s long-term cerns, Councilmember Eric Friedman, who issue, sometimes easily ignored, in their faces. strategy to address homelessness. lives in the area, said he was reassured by “It was a crisis, and I don’t mean to diminBrad Fieldhouse, the CEO of CityNet, a Police Chief Barney Melekian’s full endorse- ish it,” Romo said. “I just wish the crisis of statewide agency and Santa Barbara’s latest ment of the plan. The Rose Garden Inn, both homelessness that tragically impacts the lives nonprofit partner in tackling its long-running pointed out, is actually already on occasion of so many of our most vulnerable neighbors homeless problem, explained the $1.6 million used as transitional housing for homeless prompted the same level of angst, interest, will buy not only 24-hour security at the site individuals. But the current lack of on-site responsiveness, and investment. Why does and meals and laundry but also—and more security has created issues and calls for police this daily human tragedy not prompt us to importantly — mental-health counseling, service. With CityNet present, Melekian take the same commendable and drastic measubstance-abuse services, and case managers said, he’s optimistic the motel could very well sures?” n
The more infectious Delta variant tripled in California in June, leading L.A. County on 6/29 to advise all to wear masks indoors again. Meanwhile, a Centers for Disease Control advisory committee concluded the benefits of the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines outweighed the extremely rare risk of reported mild heart muscle inflammation in children and adults, which is less common than the kind COVID could cause. Full story at independent.com/delta-triples.
PUBLIC SAFETY Three motorcycle riders went down in three separate incidents last week, all fatal accidents that the Buellton Office of the California Highway Patrol is investigating. Among the victims were Miguel Angel Salas, 26, of Lompoc; Frank Butcher, 69, of Santa Barbara; and Peter “Ace” Angeloff, 70, a beloved science teacher and athletics coach at Laguna Blanca. Continuing the unsettling trend in motorcycle incidents, a stolen car pursuit on 6/28 in Carpinteria put a motorcycle CHP officer in the hospital. Full story at independent.com/motorcycle-incidents.
CITY City Council pushed through some two dozen interviews on 6/29 to select members for the State Street Advisory Committee who will be tasked with reshaping downtown’s iconic center by overseeing a master plan. City Hall received roughly 95 applications for the 10 open positions on the 15-member committee, and the council had already interviewed 19 people last week before Tuesday’s meeting. The council will make the appointments on 7/20. Full story at independent.com/state-st-advisory.
CANNABIS In the wake of a court order, and on request, the County Executive Office is releasing the applications and scoresheets of the teams that competed for five out the six cannabis dispensaries that will be allowed in unincorporated Santa Barbara County. The release of documents that had been kept under wraps for months was ordered by Superior Court Judge Colleen Sterne beginning 6/11, in a lawsuit filed against the county by Natural Healing Center Orcutt 405. Full story at independent.com/cannabis-storefronts.
ENVIRONMENT The State Lands Commission is moving to decommission two oil wells not far off the coast of Goleta, in a development long sought by environmentalists. The State Lands Commission held a public scoping meeting on 6/24 for the public to provide input on the issues the commission should consider for the environmental impact report on the decommissioning of piers 421-1 and 421-2. Full story at independent.com/Goletadecommissioning. n
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UCSB Way Behind on Building Housing Shortage Contributing to Regional Squeeze by Tyler Hayden vidence of Santa Barbara’s extreme housing shortage can be seen everywhere—fastclimbing rent rates, a median home price that just jumped from $1.5 million to $2 million, and long commutes for those who can’t afford to live where they work. Efforts to address the scarcity also abound—higher densities, more granny flats, and new state laws meant to expedite development by limiting local control. While the reasons are complicated and date back decades, the root of the problem is simple. There is just not enough construction of new housing supply to meet current demand. And here on the South Coast, there is perhaps no bigger contributor to the present-day housing crunch than our world-renowned university. That revelation is contained in a searing June 18 letter sent by a coalition of community groups known as SUN, or Sustainable University Now, to UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang. SUN accuses UCSB and Yang of breaching a legally binding 2010 Long Range Development Plan in which the university pledged to cap its enrollment at 25,000 students through the year 2025, to build dormitories for the 5,000 students it planned on adding, and to construct 1,800 new units for its growing ranks of faculty and staff. Since then, SUN says, UCSB has already exceeded its cap, built enough dorms to house only 1,500 new students, and provided a paltry 263 faculty units. A recent estimate suggests more than 14,000 people attending or working at UCSB now live in Isla Vista, Goleta, and elsewhere on the South Coast. As a point of reference, the City of Santa Barbara managed to add only 500 units to its housing stock in the last five years. “The University’s failure to comply with [our agreement] has resulted in significant and negative impacts on our County,” states the letter, which was written by SUN’s attorney, Marc Chytilo. “It has exacerbated the already dire regional housing crisis, increas-
BEHIND ON UNITS: There is perhaps no bigger contributor to Santa Barbara’s present-day housing shortage than its world-renowned university, which has repeatedly reneged on a 2010 agreement to build more units for students and staff.
ing the cost of housing and overcrowded living conditions throughout Santa Barbara County. It has also resulted in excessive amounts of commuting, causing congestion and compromising the quality of life for all residents of the County.” Chytilo and SUN—composed of heavy hitters in Santa Barbara’s citizen watchdog community, including the Citizens Planning Association (CPA), Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST), League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara (LWVSB), and Santa Barbara County Action Network (SBCAN) — demand that Yang provide them a detailed plan by July 18 for how the university will resolve its housing shortfalls. The threat of litigation, while not explicitly stated, is heavily implied. In response, UCSB spokesperson Andrea Estrada said this week that “while the University is not in agreement with the assertions contained in the SUN letter, we continue to make progress and are working through the requisite processes. The University remains committed to sustainability and to its ongoing efforts to develop and maintain sustainable practices and initiatives campuswide.” SUN’s shot across UCSB’s bow, it turns out, was a long time coming. In November 2019, the group had first outlined its concerns, which the university acknowledged were legitimate. The two sides had enjoyed an amicable and productive working relationship dating back to the creation of the 2010 long-range plan, and Executive Vice Chancellor David Marshall said he recognized “the need to identify and communicate our path forward to deliver student, faculty, and staff housing.” But no pathway was ever articulated. SUN backed off during the pandemic, but when they followed up with Marshall this March—as restrictions were lifted and UCSB announced students would return to in-person instruction in the fall — the group felt brushed off. “There are too many CONT’D ON PAGE 10
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No Voter Fraud at UCSB Dorms
he Republican Party for Santa Barbara County announced on Tuesday that the rumored 3,000 ballots sent to empty UCSB dorms was “not true.” The issue was raised by the Cole campaign at the turn of the year, and the charge was answered for county Republican leaders during a meeting with the Elections Division on June 17. Charles Cole had campaigned for the 37th Assembly District, losing to Steve Bennett by a wide margin of 29 percent to 71 percent, or more than 50,000 votes. According to Thomas Cole, who ran his son’s campaign, the precinct that held the dormitories had a 75 percent turnout rate, which he thought suspicious, as he claims some were locked and empty due to the pandemic. The March 2020 primary saw 3,612 ballots mailed to UCSB dormitories, the GOP press release stated, but nearly all students had left the dorms by the time of the November general election due to the pandemic. Renee Bischof, deputy of elections for the county, explained to GOP leaders that the majority of students had changed their voting address by the time ballots were mailed in October. Only 122 ballots were sent to UCSB dormitories. Bobbi McGinnis, who chairs the party in
the county, said the issue had taken on a life of its own after a local daily ran the allegation: “The Santa Barbara Republican Party got so many phone calls from literally across the country.” McGinnis had also visited the polls in November, talking with supervisors about the rules. And she talked with UCSB’s mail carriers, learning that only six ballots were returned to the Elections Division as wrong addresses, which she found reassuring. From what she’d seen and learned, “We felt we had to send a press release. … We wanted Santa Barbara County to know they had a well-run elections office and that their vote counts,” McGinnis said. Cole was not at the June 17 meeting and continues to be dissatisfied; the Elections Division had let him know a recount was possible at a cost of $20,000, but he didn’t trust them for the job. The only way to know was to go over the ballots and account for every vote. “I’m not saying that I’m going to do it, because I’m not,” Cole said. “But I raised the alarm, and I was completely shunned.” McGinnis also remains concerned for voter identification and verified signatures. But in this election in Santa Barbara, “No candidate lost because of voter fraud,” she —Jean Yamamura affirmed.
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Montecito Elite Battle in Court
ngelo Mozilo, a wildly controversial former financier, is set to face off against American billionaire and Beanie Babies tycoon Ty Warner. This week, Judge Thomas Anderle issued a tentative ruling on Mozilo’s request for a temporary restraining order against Warner’s Montecito Club to prohibit the club’s operation of its Sports Complex. Mozilo is no stranger to the courtroom. He served as the CEO of Countrywide Financial, and his behavior while holding this title contributed significantly to the subprime mortgage crisis. After profiting greatly from lucrative trading practices, the SEC charged him with securities fraud and insider trading and fined him $67.5 million, the largest SEC individual settlement connected to the 2008 housing collapse. The Montecito Club is directly adjacent to Mozilo’s home. In early 2021, the country club expanded its outdoor facilities by converting its sports court into an outdoor Sports Complex. This complex includes two pickleball courts, a basketball court, a beach volleyball court, a badminton court, a sledding hill, and baseball batting cages. The club did not obtain the required building permit for the Sports Complex and failed to obtain the required planning permission from the City of Santa Barbara, Anderle’s tentative ruling noted. According to Mozilo, since the club’s reopening in April, the noise from the
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umping along the grounds of La Casa de Maria in a golf cart with Cindy Faith Swain, the Montecito retreat center looks lovely and calm on its 26 acres—until the pathway nears San Ysidro Creek. There, Swain points downslope to where the blue Pacific is visible in the far distance. “We lost 120 oaks and sycamores here,” the retreat center director says. “We couldn’t GROUNDBREAKING: From left, Stephanie Glatt, Karol Schulkin, Montecito Fire Chief Kevin Taylor, and Supervisor Das Williams see the ocean before the debris scooped the ceremonial dirt for a cistern project at La Casa de Maria flow.” on Thursday. Next to the creek, which blasted over its banks during 2018’s tragic 1/9 for the ceremony, “We had to call them and Debris Flow, nine of Casa de Maria’s build- say there’d been a change in circumstance.” ings vanished along with the trees, and 14 The wildlife board okayed redacting the cisacres were buried in mud and boulders. For- terns set for the now-destroyed buildings tunately, the center had evacuated its staff and allowed Casa de Maria to restructure and about 100 guests that night, but farther their drainage and recycling plans instead. downstream, four people lost their lives. The past three years have been spent Now, heavy equipment rumbles and clanks moving drifts of mud nearly two stories high a block away as they excavate a new debris and enormous boulders. Casa de Maria will dam on Randall Road, being built in the avoid rebuilding near the creek, devoting hope of preventing flooding in the future. that area to trees, and plans to replace the Last Thursday was a day to celebrate dining hall and kitchen, and meeting rooms the start of Casa de Maria’s work through and sleeping quarters, farther upslope. a new water grant and the groundbreaking When not actively digging, the community for a 150,000-gallon cistern for the retreat has been making plans and raising funds for center’s organic orchards and landscaping. the $75 million plan to restore the grounds. They’d been awarded the grant from the The enormous cistern project represents just state Wildlife Conservation Board just five the first step in the years-long process to months before the debris flow, and Swain bring Casa de Maria back. told a small crowd of supporters gathered —Jean Yamamura
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PUBLIC NOTICE THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY AND REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS UNDER THE CDBG-DR MHP PROGRAM NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, starting Friday, July 2, 2021, the City of Santa Barbara will be accepting applications for grant funding under the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery/Multifamily Housing Program (CDBG-DR MHP) through the California Department of Housing and Community Development. The City’s CDBGDR MHP funding is intended to fund projects related to addressing the unmet rental housing needs in the City following the Thomas Fire, a federally declared disaster in December 2017.
or businesses facing uncertainty in 2020 surrounding a global pandemic and the related stay-at-home orders, a key determining factor in their survival was location. Some who were lucky enough to have access to outdoor space, and funding, could provide outdoor dining in the public right-of-way in a “permit-less” process, virtually free of any regulatory oversight. Among the few caveats was the inescapable fact that all new construction and alterations must conform to all federal and state accessibility requirements. The public right-of-way easement creates a responsibility that the city must ensure access is maintained for everyone under civil rights laws. By removing regulatory oversight, our municipality seems to have effectively subverted California Building Code and Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility requirements but may find that to be an untenable position. The series of ever-changing guidelines issued by the city frequently contradicted state and federal accessibility requirements, but many restaurant owners completely ignored such guidance. Varying levels of awareness and empathy most certainly are factors in the lack of access, which should include ramps, access openings in perimeter barriers, tables —at least 5 percent of seating should be accessible to people with disabilities — and clear access aisles. Legalities aside, most reasonable minds would agree that a policy of inclusion is the morally and ethically correct one. Anticipating a post-COVID future, we need to decide as a community what we want our downtown to look like, whom we choose to include, and how. Expanding the city’s existing Sidewalk Dining Program to include all dining in the public right-of-way would require more effort but would seem to be a natural evolution to provide a more equitable solution. The disabled members of this community seem to be largely empathetic to the need for leniency throughout the crisis, despite being subjected to discrimination. As the world begins to celebrate a welcome return to normalcy, that empathy is waning, as disabled persons are realizing they weren’t invited to the party. It is becoming increasingly difficult to side with the plight of a struggling business that openly discriminates against you. Whether the impetus of policy change comes from public outcry, municipal actions, or civil liti-
gation, we will get there. Inclusion is the inevitable outcome, and we’d all be better off if we can get there quickly and amicably. —Bob Burnham, S.B.; Nick Koonce, Member, Access Advisory Committee
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read the letter “Subjective Smell” in last week’s Independent. I strongly disagree with what Mary Perez of Lompoc wrote. I live outside of Carpinteria city limits, where one cannabis greenhouse after another is lined up. And I smell cannabis every day when I drive into town. As far as the smell from cannabis, let us be honest. The smell is not subjective. It is real and smells like a skunk. The smell is also nauseating and nasty. It harms the health of some and certainly is not good for children. As a concerned citizen, my main concern is the smell, as I am not against growing cannabis in Santa Barbara County. However, I do believe some areas have been over-burdened with the cannabis industry. And the main reason is money and greed. —Diana Thorn, Carpinteria
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undreds of thousands of people living in the District of Columbia are being denied congressional representation. And this denial is no accident. D.C.’s lack of voting power and representation is deeply rooted in racism. After the Civil War, white men in power didn’t want Black men to build power for Black communities by voting, so D.C.—where the majority of the residents are people of color — was a threat in their eyes. D.C. residents couldn’t participate in presidential elections until the 23rd Amendment was ratified in 1961—just 60 years ago! And it took until 1970 for Congress to give D.C. a delegate in the House of Representatives, but this person cannot vote on legislation. Now, in 2021, residents still can’t control their own laws or their budgets through the local representatives that they elect. We can change all of this by making Washington, D.C., the 51st state. It would finally give D.C. long overdue representation in Congress and begin to unravel the harmful, racist laws of our country’s past and present. I’m urging my senators to support making D.C. a state as soon as possible. —Ann Dusenberry, S.B.
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6/1/1933 - 6/2/2021
Edward Tafoya passed away on June 2, 2021 at home at the age of 88. Edward was born on June 1, 1933 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was the middle of three children. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Albuquerque then pursued advanced degrees in religious studies (a B.A. and M.A.) from Spring Hill College, Louisiana. After graduate school, he began his lifelong career as an educator and served for a time as Dean of Students at the University of California San Diego before pursuing a PhD. He later taught high school English, Latin, and Spanish. In 1974, Edward and his wife, Elvira, moved to Santa Barbara for Edward to pursue a Ph.D. in Religious Studies at UCSB with Raymundo Panikar. For his studies, Edward learned to read Greek and Latin to better understand the great philosophers and religious leaders of the past. He insisted that accessing religious texts in their original languages brought him closer to authors and to the spirit of God. Although deeply academic in his studies, Edward was also the house Master of Trivial Pursuit. He was a loving father, a witty orator, a scholar of 14
theology and philosophy, a devout Catholic and an all-around consummate educator. In the last years of his life, he enjoyed being with his family, eating paletas, and holding your hand. His daughters provided for his personal care the last few months of his life. In retirement Edward reveled in caring for his two grandchildren, taking them on daily visits to Chase Palm Park and the Santa Barbara Zoo. On his last visit by train to his hometown of Albuquerque and Santa Fe he reminisced fondly of his childhood, of swimming in the Rio Grande River and watching his Aunt make Lemon Meringue Pies just for him. His life was spent deep in religious texts and prayer. He loved to talk and to laugh and he will always be remembered for sharing joy over long family dinners and deep conversations. Edward is survived by his wife Elvira, two daughters; Gabriela Dodson and Xóchitl Tafoya, and their spouses; Steve Dodson & Nicole Koger as well as his beloved grandchildren Ysabella and Eddie Dodson. He is also survived by his elder sister, Stella Tafoya Leikem who lives in Houston Texas. A funeral mass will be held for Edward on Friday, July 9th at 11 am at the Old Mission Santa Barbara. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Friends of the Eastside Library in Santa Barbara.
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while serving as an airborne spotter herself in a USAF UH-1H “Huey” rescue helicopter dispatched from Vandenberg. She enrolled in Chemistry at UCSB and received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1978. As an undergraduate, she performed research Longtime Santa Barinto the evolutionary bara resident Maryann origins of eukaryotic Nora Cassidy passed cells in the UCSB laboaway in Colbert, Washratory run by Professor ington after a battle with cancer. She was 68. Eduardo Orias. After graduation, she worked She is survived by sons as a polymer chemBrian Norris, Zachist at Tecknit Techniary Cassidy-Norris, cal Wire Products on and Matthew CassidyNopal Street and later Norris, her ex-husband as a physical chemist at of 28 years, Wayne B. Goleta’s Santa Barbara Norris, and by grandResearch Center in the sons Drake and Dante Norris, Brian’s children. field of mercury-cadmium-telluride longZach and Matt were at wave infrared detectors her side. Maryann was born in for military use until 1982. She would later 1952 in the Ozone Park work in industrial neighborhood of New sales of spectrometers York City to CPA and and other scientific World War II US Army Gunnery Sergeant Tom instruments to the Cassidy and former cor- university educational and research comporate secretary Mary munities, and also as a Margaret Cassidy. The family moved to North- professional securities investor. ridge, California in Maryann earned her 1960 and to Tarzana in FAA Private Pilot cer1967. As a high school tificate and Instrument student, she worked as rating and delivered aira professional hairstyle craft to numerous parts model and as an elecof the United States for tronics assembler. her husband Wayne’s Maryann married Cessna aircraft dealerlunar research physiship. Her first child, cist Wayne B. Norris in Brian, spent many days 1971. The couple made of his first year “ridtheir first home in ing shotgun” in various Chatsworth and later aircraft. She performed moved to Isla Vista in test flights of the Rutan 1973 and to Palisades Vari-EZ aircraft, was an Drive on the Mesa on accomplished acrobatic the first day of 1975, where she would reside pilot and sometime skydiver, and also enjoyed for 43 years. SCUBA diving. She and Maryann served as Wayne divorced in 1997. a volunteer Santa BarTragically, Maryann bara County Sheriff contracted Lyme Disfor Search and Rescue, ease in 1973 from a tick and in that role she bite, two years before successfully located it was understood by a lost Boy Scout that the Centers for Disease other airborne spotControl, and remained ters had failed to find,
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incorrectly diagnosed for 11 years as symptoms ominously progressed. She would battle Lyme Disease and its devastating consequences for the rest of her life. Maryann sold her home of 43 years on the Mesa in 2018 and relocated to the Spokane, Washington suburb of Colbert in 2018, where she lived quietly until her bout with cancer. No services are planned. Donations may be made in her memory to The Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center at https:// secure.jhu.edu/form/ lymedisease.
11/15/1937 - 6/16/2021
Dixie lived in Santa Barbara for many years working for the Santa Barbara Sheriff Dept. as a deputy. When she retired she moved to Mesa Arizona where both of her sons Danny and Douglas lived. She loved being at home with her family and cat, doing things with her family and reading her mystery books. She left behind 2 grand children, Camille and Jeffery and 1 great grand child Indie and 1 sister. She was loved by family and friends alike. She will be missed.
obituaries Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Watt 8/13/1941 - 6/20/2021
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Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Watt, age 79, of Goleta, CA, passed away on Sunday, June 20th, 2021. Born August 13th, 1941, while her father served with the U.S. Navy in the Philippines. When the war broke out they were captured and separated. Her father survived the Bataan Death March and was a POW for the rest of the war. Betty went with her mother and sister to Manila, where they were prisoners of the Japanese at the Santo Tomas Internment Camp. When the U.S. Forces liberated the camp, a soldier gave her a Hershey’s candy bar. She loved chocolate ever since. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Conrad Watt Jr., who passed away in October 2020. Conrad was her next-door neighbor and high school sweetheart. They both attended Venice High School and moved to Goleta to raise a family. Betty is survived by her four children, Brian, Carolyn, Greg, and Phil, with seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. For over 40 years she owned Betty’s Flowers, providing arrangements for weddings, receptions, and countless high school dances – always at a reasonable price. Betty was a longtime member of the Orchid Society of Santa Barbara, entering her displays and arrangements in the International Orchid Show. In recent years, she displayed orchid-inspired artwork.
Katrina Biddle Kujan, 57, died peacefully in the presence of her loving family at their home in Montecito, California, on Memorial Day, May 31, 2021. Katrina (Trini) was born in Philadelphia, PA on June 21, 1963 to Jack Fiedler and Mary (Polly) Griscom. Her family moved to New Haven, CT in 1966, where she attended Foote School and Hopkins Day Prospect School. She achieved her BA with Honors in History from Goucher College, 1985, and received her Master of Social Work from Columbia University, 1991. She worked fulltime at United Illuminating, while attending graduate school. In 1991, Katrina moved to Los Angeles, CA where she began her 30 year career in social work. As she would say, she was a born social worker. She held various positions providing mental services in medical and psychiatric environments, hospice care and private companies. She ended her career at CA Commercial Investment where she managed over forty service coordinators nationwide, most of whom viewed her as a “Mama
Bear” and a role model. Beyond her professional career, she lived to give to others and causes. As a child and young adult, she would always champion the underdog. In the early 90’s, she facilitated support groups for Aids Project Los Angeles, during the emergence and height of that epidemic. Within the last decade of her life, she facilitated support groups for women with breast cancer, eventually helping establish a group called Sisters in Strength, focused on women with metastatic breast cancer. Katrina walked dogs for the Humane Society, fostered kittens for ASAP, delivered pastries to Veterans for Peace, tutored underserved children, taught Sunday school and volunteered at her daughters’ grade schools, these being only a few of the countless acts of giving throughout her life. Her life’s mission was to make the world a better place. Katrina was a deeply devoted wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend. She married Dave Kujan in 1994, and they had two children, Mary and Laurel, who provided her immeasurable pride and joy. She possessed immense internal strength, an infinitely courageous spirit, and a love-giving essence. Blessed with a keen intellect, she loved to learn and teach with equal enthusiasm. She was a truly unique individual who viewed the world differently and was a natural “connector”. Despite Katrina’s courageous 13 year battle with metastatic breast cancer, she never let the disease define her. She possessed a beautiful
smile, infinite positivity and true “joie de vivre”. She found great pleasure in music, singing and just playing. All of whom were fortunate to experience Katrina’s love will deeply miss her faithful and treasured presence. Succeeded by her husband Dave, daughters, Mary and Laurel, parents Mary (Polly) Griscom and Jack Fiedler, sisters, Georgia Griscom and Alexandra (Ali) Fiedler, and brother, Jon Fiedler. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life gathering on Saturday, August 7 between 1pm-3pm at the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, California. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Planned Parenthood of California Central Coast or Wildlife SOS. Chuck Constantine Caroulis 12/6/1962 - 7/7/2020
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William Charles Kaska, beloved husband, father, and grandfather died May 31 from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. Bill was born in the Panama Canal Zone, the first child of Albert and Jessie Kaska (nee Gaskin). The jungles, the Panama Canal and the military activity during WW II surrounding this strategic area were memories he cherished. He attended Canal Zone schools and graduated from Balboa High School. After receiving his Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Michigan and a year of post-doctoral research at Pennsylvania State University, he joined the chemistry faculty at the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1964. He and his wife Debbie Drew made their home in Goleta for the next 57 years raising 4 children, teaching, traveling, and living around the world. He especially enjoyed his graduate students and his many friends and colleagues who shared his passion for Chemistry. Bill retired from the University in 2004. He is survived by his wife, Debbie, his son Serge, his daughters, Kathleen Perez (James), Marya Darabont (Tibor), Kristin Woolley (Douglas), and seven grandchildren. Services will be private. The family would like to sincerely thank Marina Morales for years of dedicated caregiving, Abundant Care, an exceptional residential home, Assisted Home Health & Hospice, San Roque Church and Karen Aldenderfer from the Alzheimer’s Association of Santa Barbara and our Maravilla group for their invaluable support.
Kathee Marie Christie was born in Kansas on 12/18/1957. She passed away in Lompoc California on 5/25/2021. She attended grade school at St Joseph’s, followed by Shawnee Mission North High School. Afterwards, she went to the University of Kansas, to study art, and later studied improv comedy in L.A with the Groundlings. Kathee had a variety of careers while following her inner compass. Her first dream was to become an improv comedian because she loved to make people laugh and had an amazing wit. She finally found her vocational passion with working outdoors by getting into the landscaping business after earning a certificate in Environmental Horticulture at Santa Barbara Community College. And for many years worked at Steve Hansen Landscaping as Director of Maintenance. True to her spirit she was always the artist. Having participated in many art shows both in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara She would spend days and hours thinking about what she would paint. Her inspiration being the outdoors. She belonged to the Santa Barbara Art Association and the Santa Barbara Mesa Artists Group. Her work could be very colorful and inspiring or reflecting her thoughts about the times we lived in. She was always a positive influence on children, any who crossed her path she would take them under her wing. Kathee is adored by all the nieces and nephews, and her passing leaves a big hole in the family. Her love for dogs, cats and all wild-
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life was apparent as she always left food for birds and raccoons as if they were her own pets. Kathee was also an avid reader and always had a book at her side. She loved history and traveled to Europe to visit many of the places she read about. She was also an avid baker of cakes and cookies and an amazing cook. Kathee is survived by her spouse Joyce Fryer, her parents Bill and Irma Christie, sisters Nancy Chalmers and Sharon Gidumal, and brothers Joe Christie and Michael Christie. Her passing leaves an unfillable (or vacant) hole in the Christie and Fryer families. In her final days, she was surrounded by family and friends. Kathee will always be a beacon of light for us on the other side and will be forever missed. A celebration of life gathering will be held on July 16 th between 1-4pm at the Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to: Visiting Nurses Association of Santa Barbara/Community Pallative Care.
8/5/1941 - 9/14/2020
Judy was born on August 5, 1941. She grew up on her family’s homesite next to the Miramar Hotel which was purchased in 1907 by her great-grandparents. Her fondest memories of growing up in Montecito include taking off in a plane from the lawn of Bonnymeade, and riding her horse from her home to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School. In the early 1950s, Father Cook built a corral so that she and
her best friend, Bunny Schmitter (now Smith), could have their horses safely and comfortably waiting for them to get out of school. Judy said that one of the best views in the world was looking between the ears of a horse while riding down a quiet Montecito trail. As teenagers, Judy and Bunny were often riding their horses over the mountains and camping at Pendola and various other locations in the backcountry. They could also be found riding their horses into the ocean for a swim, participating in gymkhana events, and occasionally as riders in ostrich races. Judy’s first participation in the Old Spanish Days parade was in 1946 at age 5. In her youth she rode her horse down a torch-lit canyon for the Fiesta ceremonies held at the County Bowl. She spent a lifetime sharing the Fiesta experience with family and friends by providing costumes to countless numbers of people each year. For the very fortunate she offered entry with her into the parade where she was always found on horseback in a dress she made herself. She loved confetti and used it to recreate her childhood memories of Leo Carrillo sprinkling confetti from his horse along the parade route. One cannot envision Judy without seeing a flower in her hair. It began in 1968 when her horse, Jingles, took a bite out of her favorite daisy bush at home. She placed the daisies in the horse’s mane and bridal, and in her own hair. As she rode down East Valley Road she encountered her brother, Owen Guitteau, who commented, “Here comes my sister, the flower child.” She decided he was right and wore a flower every day from that point on. Judy was a highly respected horsewoman,
local historian, and writer. Her writing career began in 1984 with a weekly equestrian column in the Santa Barbara News-Press which continued through 1987. She was a regular contributor to Montecito Magazine, and Montecito Journal. Through her astounding memory of details and dates, and her relationship to so many long-standing families in Montecito and Santa Barbara she was a valued source for many local historians. Friends were always welcomed into her home, and most became family. While raising her own children she often took on “extra” kids for extended periods of time. She loved to cook and often would go into her garden to gather the ingredients for a given meal. Her homemade bread was legendary. It did not matter if it was a Monday or a holiday, if a person was at her house at dinnertime, they were more than welcome and strongly encouraged to stay. She moved through the world with love, truly supported her loved ones in the choices they made, and embraced diversity. She touched many people with her uniquely bright spirit. As a friend once wrote about her, “She is the last one barefoot and dancing, ...forever with a flower in her hair.” Judy passed away peacefully at home in Carpinteria on September 14, 2020. She had been undergoing treatment for cancer for nearly a year. Her husband, Steve, was holding her hand when she took her last breath. Judy is survived by her husband Steve Pearce; her children Kathy Gregory, Tom Poulos, Karen Latter, and Sara Killen; her brother Owen Guitteau; and eight grandchildren.
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those early years, and so his youth is better documented than many in a series of charming vignettes, always captured with that smile we all knew and loved. There is also a photo of him at a very tender age, dressed as a cowboy, with a plastic Mickey Mouse guitar. Not only one of the most delightful captured memories, but possibly the most prophetic ever. The crucible that was the Hurricane Band took our individual talents to incredible levels, and, because the foundation of that music was the driving, powerhouse mandolin, Jeff was free to develop a rhythm style that explored patterns and voicings, danced his way through the chords, and accented the rhythm instead of just laying it out. This served him well. Many rhythm guitarists and solo guitarists never get so adept or so expressive. He also learned to sing, very well, and then began to write his own songs, beautifully constructed pictures of life that moved you and stayed with you. After that band moved on to other colleges and towns, Jeff turned his attention from the reggae and rock ’n’ roll we played so much of, and excelled at picking out the best of the best from the country music that he truly loved. His distaste for the dreck available on the jukebox, when so much incredible music was available, was well-known. There’s so much more, such as the time he insisted that his birthday party be at a Dodgers game, and we piled into every available car and drove to Los Angeles. I’m sure every one of you reading this is polishing a treasured moment in your memories of him right now. And I know that we already miss him more than n we can say. MARCUS JAMES
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and week that typically offers a reckoning of some sort. The phone rings once. Twice. I start considering the absurdity of my task: coldcalling a man in his 90th year on the planet on his “work phone” before 9 a.m. on a Monday. There is no way he is answering. But, before the third ring is done, the line clicks and a voice picks up, strong and clear with a touch of gravel: “Morning. Yater Surfboards.” There is no feigned pleasantry in the greeting. Zero bullshit. I know immediately who I am speaking with, but respect demands a certain tact. Inquiring about the man who has been commercially shaping surfboards longer than anyone else alive, I ask, “Is Reynolds Yater there, please?” A simple “Yeah” fires back at me, landing like a challenge. It is followed by an extended silence that speaks volumes — there is no room for pomp in this exchange; there is work to be done.
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LEGENDS HONORING LEGENDS
A historic art show is currently hanging on the walls of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Just a stone’s throw from the still waters of the harbor, the lifeblood of a sport and the underpinnings of a culture have been laid bare for all to celebrate. It is the origin story of surfing in California. Told by foam and fiberglass and paint, it is also the story of
DIRECTOR OF THE BOARD: Reynolds “Renny” Yater, who started shaping surfboards more than 70 years ago, teamed up with artist John Comer (top) and others to bring the ongoing Heritage, Craft & Evolution exhibit to the Maritime Museum.
how modern beach culture was born along our coast. Indeed, there would be no beach blanket bingo as we currently know it if not for the pioneering misfits that first started sliding waves more than a century ago on our side of the Pacific. Nearly 15 years in the making, the show, officially titled Heritage, Craft & Evolution: Surfboard Design 1885-1959, is a collaboration of the highest order among a small group of aged surfers, all of whom happen to be world-class artists. At the helm of the effort is Santa Barbara’s Reynolds Yater, a man uniquely prepared for the task. “The point of this whole thing is to give respect to those who made the sport of surfing what it is today, to honor the people that were there in the beginning,” explains Yater. “Surfing created the beach culture in California, but I’m not sure young surfers today know that. It’s important to remember how that happened.” To be clear, Yater, known ubiquitously as “Renny,” is an undeniable legend in the surf world. His bona fides are peerless at this point, with a résumé that directly connects the nascent days of the once-fringe sport to the billion-dollar and beloved mainstream industry that it has become today. Born in Los Angeles in 1932, Yater has been “doing stuff with surfboards since I was in diapers.” His first board was a used 10-foot wooden plank weighing over 75 pounds, ridden in the shorebreak at
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Doheny State Park when there were roughly 100 surfers in the entire state. In the 1950s, Yater was an early employee of Hobie Alter and, later, Dale Velzy, two of the biggest—and the first— commercial surfboard builders in the United States. COURTESY PHOTOS
POINTS OF JOY: Yater (left) and Comer check out a couple of their finished surfboards, which depict important surf breaks from around California. The exhibit also celebrates history, such as the early days of Yater’s career (below).
Yater relocated to Santa Barbara in 1959 and has called it home ever since. Something about our collection of cobblestoned, right-hand point breaks will do that to a regular foot. The fishing in the channel was equally magnetic for the young man from Laguna Beach. Yater Surfboards opened its doors that same year on Anacapa Street but bounced around in the decades since, making stops in Summerland as well as on State Street, Gutierrez Street, and Gray Avenue. Models like the Yater Spoon, the Pocket Rocket, and the Nose Specializer made Yater a sought-after shaper for many of the world’s best during the halcyon days of the sport in the 1960s and ’70s. Regular customers included royalty of the sport, including Miki Dora, Joey Cabell, Kemp Auberg, John Severson, and Bruce Brown. A Yater board, and one of his Santa Barbara Surf Shop logo T-shirts, famously made an appearance in the film Apocalypse Now thanks to Robert Duvall’s character. Now in his 10th decade of life, Yater still shapes custom
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surfboards for customers who know the timeless value in getting a board from a master. The wait list is long. Yater started shaping before the advent of electric hand-tools and now works in the age of boards shaped more by computer software than by human hand. He has worked with all manner of wood and foam and has had a front-row seat for every change, big or small, in surfboard design from the very beginning. His life story has run concurrently with the story of surfing. There aren’t many left who can say the same. In fact, there might not be any at all.
ORIGINS OF AN ART SHOW
As originally conceived, Heritage, Craft & Evolution was an art show meant for another time and place. In the early 2000s, Yater partnered with a relatively underground fine artist named Kevin Ancell to make a series of high-end, balsa-wood surfboards laminated with abalone inlays in the fiberglass. Ancell was a rough-around-the-edges character from the extended surf world with some major league art chops. From oil paintings to sculptures and wood carving, Ancell’s art runs along a diverse spectrum that is all its own. A hyperrealistic and heavily symbolic oil painting of Jesus healing the kooks of the world slots in right next to a robotic mannequin hula dancer with a machine gun. He is a weird wizard of his own making, and his collab with Yater was exceptionally potent. Their first show in West Los Angeles sold all eight boards that they offered, each one going for many thousands of dollars. “That was a rewarding experience for me on a lot of levels,” recalled Yater. “We really stumbled onto something.” The duo set to thinking about what they might do next together, deciding to make more collectible, art-minded surfboards. They wanted to celebrate the “wood era” of surfing in California, when redwood, pine, and balsa boards were the norm—a time when surfing-as-industry was a laughable notion. They wanted to follow the evolution of the sport
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in California from its introduction in 1895 through to the end of World War II via the lens of surfboard design and specific surf spots that made it all possible. Ancell suggested that they bring in a third artist to fully realize the concept, a pleinair painter with roots in the 805 named John Comer. The idea was to have Comer come into the board-making process and paint landscapes of specific surf breaks on the boards to better capture the moments being celebrated. Yater was in full support, so the seeds were sown for an exhibit that, unbeknownst to them at the time, wouldn’t bloom until nearly two decades later. “I was stoked just to be asked,” said Comer of his role. A longtime member of Santa Barbara’s fabled Oak Group and former studio mate of the late Ray Strong, Comer, who currently has a solo show hanging at the Santa Barbara Museum of Contemporary Art, has been friends with Yater for the better part of the last 50 years. He even worked a few seasons on Yater’s commercial fishing boat back in the day. “Both those guys are experts at what they do,” said Comer. “As soon as they explained the idea to me, I was in.”
The plan was to build out a collection of boards, each shaped by Yater to match the style of the moment being remembered. Ancell would then use paint to painstakingly transform the white foam into visually exact replicas of whatever wood material the boards were originally shaped in, at which time Comer would paint a landscape on the deck, memorializing a specific surf break. The first three created offered quite an introduction to the eventual eightboard collection: an early 1930s Tom Blake paddleboard with faux redwood and metal rails and a vignette oil on gesso painting of Palos Verdes Cove; a 10'6" Pacific System Homes faux balsa board with abalone inlays from the early 1930s with a painting of the lineup at San Onofre; and an early 1950s Hobie Balsa Board with Dana Point on the deck. They generated immediate buzz, the trio’s combined skills proving almost too good to be believed. “I remember going down to the Laguna Art Museum and showing those first boards to some of the staff,”
C OV E R S T O R Y said Comer. “We pulled one out of a bag, and they were just stunned. They couldn’t believe it wasn’t real balsa wood. I mean, jaws dropped.” An opening was booked for the following year to run in tandem with a retrospective on illustrator Rick Griffin’s career. But fate had different plans. The economy cratered in 2008, putting the project largely on hold, and both Ancell and Comer ran into life challenges for wholly different reasons. The trio opted to cancel the Laguna show. But Yater kept shaping the remainder of the collection to hold up his end of the deal. “It was easy for me to continue. It became natural,” said Yater. “I lived through these board designs and had ridden and shaped them all before at some point, so I enjoyed going back.” But without his two partners in crime, the project eddied out in that liminal space where so many ambitious projects go to die. “Everything just sort of stopped,” said Comer. “We all went on to other things.” The boards began collecting dust.
The resurrection began a few years back when Comer’s partner, Suzette Curtis, started pushing John to bring the project back to life. A designer by trade and former art director at Patagonia and Islands magazine, Curtis recognized that the trio’s project was special. After Ancell opted out of the hopeful revival, Yater and Comer recruited another surf-world artisan, Peter St. Pierre, to help them finish the collection. A maestro with the airbrush, St. Pierre stepped in to reprise Ancell’s role, albeit with his own personal flair, turning Yater’s foam shapes into replica wood planks
and balsa decks. Comer then took all the boards south of the border to his studio in Baja and finished the collection, painting scenes like George Freeth at Redondo Beach, the Kawananakoa Brothers at the San Lorenzo Rivermouth in Santa Cruz, and Bob Simmons at Rincon. Once the nine-piece Heritage Collection was complete — comprising seven boards and two paintings — Comer and Yater also made the “Channel Collection,” featuring plein-air paintings on wall-mounted surfboards of Santa Barbara–specific touchstones such as Refugio, Rincon, El Capitan, and Point Conception. Not only had the original idea been saved and finished, but it had become more impressive in the process. In fact, there was even a beautifully done, perfect-bound 40-page book to go with it, thanks to Curtis. It was time to show the world. Plans for the current show at the Maritime Museum began to take shape in the months before COVID hit. Passing on the opportunity to open their show in Santa Cruz and San Diego, Comer and Yater needed the right spot to honor this truly unique thing they had done. “It was tricky to find a gallery that fit,” said Comer. “This is not just an art project. And it’s not just a history project. It requires a certain amount of respect.” When they stepped into the Maritime Museum, they knew they had found the spot. And after nearly 15 years of waiting, not even a pandemic could stop them. “Surfing has given me a lot in life. When I started out all those years ago, we had no idea where it was going — none of us did,” explained Yater with a very matter-of-fact wistfulness. “It’s nice to give back to the tradition and honor how it began here in California.”
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Bert Winther-Tamaki, Professor of Visual Studies, University of California, Irvine, will talk about painter Yasuo Kuniyoshi (1889-1953), who received more exhibitions, reviews, and prizes than any other Japanese-American artist of his generation. 3-4pm. Free. Call (805) 963-4364 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“Sisters Frightened By a Whale” by Yasuo Kuniyoshi
or a breathable blanket and join the S.B. Independent and the S.B. Public Library for a discussion about Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire, the first novella in the Wayward Children series. Noon-1pm. Sunken Gardens, S.B. County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St. Free. Email email@example.com.
tinyurl.com/IndyBookClubJune 7/1: Virtual Artist Talk: Shana Moulton Register to join this conversation between Chief Curator of the S.B. Museum of Contemporary Art Alexandra Terry and artist Shana Moulton, who works with video, installations, and performance, and whose exhibition The Invisible Seventh Is the Mystic Column is showing through July 31. 5:30-6:30pm. Free. Call (805) 966-5373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
tinyurl.com/ShanaMoulton 7/1: Online Lecture Three: Summer Series on the Architecture of India Dr. Allan Langdale will give insight on the earliest Hindu temples in Badami, Aihole, and Pattadakal. 6:45-
FRIDAY 7/2 7/2: Live Comedy at the Arlington Courtyard Spend the evening yukking it up with Andrey Belikov (Fox), Mat Edgar (Comedy Central, Comedy Store), and Rachel Wolfson (Paramount). 9:30pm. Arlington Theatre Courtyard, 1317 State St. GA: $30; VIP: $40. Call (805) 963-4408.
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8pm. $10. Call (805) 965-6307 or email email@example.com. afsb.org/news-events
Mezcal Martini Live Take in live music from S.B.’s
Latin jazz band Mezcal Martini along with wood-fired pizza, panini sandwiches, salads, beer, wine, and Frosés for sale. Noon3pm. Lucky Penny, 127 Anacapa St. Free. Call (805) 284-0358 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. tinyurl.com/MezcalMartiniLive
7/2-7/3: The Ojai Art Center Theater Presents Family Furniture This story of a seemingly happy 1950s family tells the story of brother and sister Nick and Peggy, who have to deal with their mother’s possible infidelity, their father’s apathy, and their own complicated love lives. The play shows every weekend through July 18. Fri.Sat.: 7:30pm. The Ojai Art Center Theater, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. $10-$20. Call (805) 640-8797 or email email@example.com.
SATURDAY 7/3 7/3-7/4: Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show: Independence Day Weekend Show Shop for fine and contemporary arts and crafts from nearly 150 artists and artisans. Sat.: 10am-7pm; Sun.:
10am-6pm. Between Cabrillo Boulevard from Stearns Wharf to Calle César Chávez. Free. tinyurl.com/arts-crafts-sb
7/3: Come Together: A Celebratory Benefit Concert of Beatles Classics Celebrate entertainment with a live band and young area artists who will perform the music of the Beatles. Proceeds will benefit Ensemble Theatre Company’s Education and Outreach programs. Park grounds will be open for picnicking at 2 p.m. Concert: 3-4:15pm. Godric Grove, Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Rd. Adults: $50; ages 18 and under: $25.
7/3: Big Bam Boo 4th of July Weekend RaVe Music makers, deejays, and jam masters Cut Snake, Ardalan, and Troy Kurts will provide the sounds along with special guests. 2pm-2am. Eos Lounge, 500 Anacapa
Free Summer Cinema: Be Excellent & Party On!: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial It’s time for “Movies
St. $20. Ages 21+.
SUNDAY 7/4 See Fourth of July Happenings. 7/4: S.B. Running Association Semana Nautica 5K Hikers, walkers, and runners are invited to enjoy the scenic trails and epic views while participating in
Outdoor Yoga Flow with Elyse
Grossman All levels are welcome to flow through a sequence of intelligently linked poses to combine movement with breath and breath with mindfulness. Bring your own mat and props. Registration is required. 5:306:30pm. La Mesa Park, 295 Meigs Rd. $24. divinitreesanta
7/6: Maker Challenge/Desafío de la Creatividad: Slime Get your hands dirty and learn with this slime kit. All the ingredients to make your own slime will be available for pickup during the Grab ’n’ Go services. Visit the website for addresses. Ensuciate las manos y aprende con este kit de slime ¡Todos los ingredientes estarán disponibles para recoger durante los servicios Grab ’n’ Go. Visite el sitio web para obtener direcciones. 2-5pm. Eastside (10am-1pm), Carpinteria, and Montecito (2-5pm) Libraries. Free/gratis. Ages 6-12.
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5K races with staggered start times by age group to raise funds for youth running programs and Elings Park trail maintenance. There will also be a 1.25-mile distance option for junior runners starting at 8:40am. No day-of-event registration. Bib pickup: 7am; races: 8am. Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Rd. $10-$35.
Under the Stars in Your Cars” with a screening of 1982’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, directed by Steven Spielberg. Come early for food trucks, concessions, entertainment, and a chance to win a bicycle. Gates: 7pm; movie: 8:30pm. West Wind Drive-In, 907 S. Kellogg Ave., Goleta. Free. Call (805) 893-3535 or email info@artsand lectures.ucsb.edu. tinyurl.com/FreeCinemaET
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El Departamento de Sevicios Alimenticios de GUSD está colaborando con Farm Cart Organics para proveer cajas de alimentos frescos, locales y órganicos GRATIS, por ejemplo verdura fresca, huevos y pan (Los artículos pueden variar cada semana). También habrá “Alimentos listos para calendar” de UCSB Dining y jugos GoGo squeeZ pouches GRATIS para cualquiera que sea menor de 18 años. Una caja de alimentos por familia. Los Miércoles de Junio 23 a Julio 29, 11:30am-1pm. Oficinas del Distrito, 401 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. Hastga agotar existencias.
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independent.com/events/fourth-of-july-extravaganza 7/4: Lompoc 4th of July Spectacular Grab your blankets, family, and friends to participate in games, listen to live music, and watch the fireworks at dusk! 5-10pm. Ryon Park, 800 W. Ocean Ave., Lompoc. Pre-sale: $3-$5; day of: $6-$8. Call (805) 875-8100.
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Cultural Opportunities Abound in S.L.O. BRAD DAANE PHOTOS
Hotel Cerro, Park 1039, and SLOMA All Within Easy Reach
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asing back into travel need not mean sacrificing urban excitement. San Luis Obispo is as close as Los Angeles, and thanks to strong curatorial direction at the S.L.O. Museum of Art, the distinctive new Hotel Cerro in the middle of downtown, and some great dining options like Park 1039, it’s a great destination for connoisseurs of contemporary art, design, and cuisine. My initial impulse to visit S.L.O. was stirred by the announcement that ObjecWATER REST: The Spa at Hotel Cerro features a quiet room with water tifying, a solo exhibition of new sculpture panels designed to recall the nearby kelp forests off the Central Coast. by artist Elisa Ortega Montilla, would be on view at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art through June 27. Having enjoyed the work in a ralistic Contemporary, and Wine Country idioms, one-day popup in Santa Barbara, I was determined to all of which integrate gracefully with the industrial see how edgy postmodern feminist sculpture would architectural details of the building’s original Garden play in a regional museum. Thanks to curator Court- Street facade. Blocks are shorter and buildings are closer together ney Davis, who brought Objectifying to SLOMA, and to Leann Standish, the museum’s director, I not only in downtown S.L.O. than in Santa Barbara, giving it a more intimate vibe. Many of the structures date from the 19th century, when the town was home to ranchers, traders, and Chinese laborers working on the transcontinental railroad. The red brick motif that’s carried at various scales throughout the Hotel Cerro can be by Charles Donelan seen as an indirect tribute to Ah Louis, the Chinese American storekeeper and saw the installation but also experienced how progres- entrepreneur who built S.L.O.’s first brick kiln. The hotel’s restaurant, Brasserie S.L.O., is at once sive the scene there has become. Intrigued by the idea that S.L.O. might be hiding ambitious and comfortably casual. Seated in the serene other undiscovered gems, I checked into the Hotel Mission Fig courtyard adjacent to the cozy lobby, it’s Cerro, a recently opened boutique hotel just a couple easy to forget the bustling scene outside, even on a of blocks from the museum and the Mission. The Thursday night, when it seems like all of S.L.O. comes product of nearly 15 years of painstaking permit gath- downtown for the farmers’ market. Guest chef Vartan ering, architectural review board lobbying, and his- Abgaryan’s menu takes full advantage not just of the toric preservation, this superb small hotel (65 rooms) farmer’s bounty but also of the abundance of fresh deserves high marks in every important category: herbs growing in the hotel’s second-floor garden. It’s peaceful and luxurious, but it’s also contextually Spacious 750-square-foot Garden Suites have private appropriate and green. Secreted within a historic block outdoor seating areas that open onto this secluded and traversed by multiple narrow passageways, Hotel natural feature. Adventurous diners and gourmands will want to Cerro represents a fully contemporary take on urban make a reservation at Park 1039, a nearby bistro and residential design. The hotel’s interior designer, Ian Saude, grew up specialty food shop with an excellent selection of Euroin S.L.O. and has returned after years of living every- pean wines. Owner Steven Goodale cherishes handwhere from San Francisco to Nepal. His deliberate, made products of every description, from cheeses handcrafted style shows up all over, from the original and charcuterie to glassware and ceramic plates. This wool rugs to the bronze tables that adorn the spacious attention to detail extends all the way to the custom rooms. Faced with the challenge of creating an aes- Hedley and Bennet aprons worn by the staff, many thetic that connects to the location without relying on of whom are qualified sommeliers. The stainless steel the Spanish Colonial tropes that dominate the Central and glass interior—another Ian Saude project—highCoast, Saude has blended Early Californian, Natu- lights the quality of the ingredients and underlines the directness and sincerity of the whole Park 1039 approach. Lunch there was delightful, with wine pairings just exotic enough to alert our midday senses without overwhelming the cuisine. No resort hotel would be complete without a top-quality spa, and the Spa Cerro is a knockout. At 4,000 square feet, it’s big enough to make sure that every guest feels completely at ease throughout the course of one of their imaginative and refreshing treatments. In another deft touch joining the hotel’s design to nature, the cascading bubble panels in the spa’s quiet room were MAKE IT RAIN: Soaking tubs in the Garden Suites at Hotel Cerro fill from a faucet in the ceiling. inspired by the kelp forests off the coast. n
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S.B.-CENTRIC: The pop-up features a collection of more than 20 area businesses and artists.
anta Barbarans can now support a variety of local businesses from the comfort of one store with the Locals’ Collective, located on 931 State Street. The new retail experience, which opened on June 11, features a collection of more than 20 area businesses and artists and will run through September 11. Mary Beth Larkin, creator of (IN)LARKIN; Anna Janelle Cardenas of Anna Janelle Jewelry; and Fernando and Andres Vega of Lacalle Studio founded the Locals’ Collective with the mission to provide a special shopping experience for customers and business owners alike. “The Locals’ Collective is a marketplace for special items that take your breath away. Our mission is to connect with consumers through all their senses with a curated assortment,” Cardenas said. “Our goal is to inspire and empower. Inspire our customers with a unique experience and empower our local sellers with exposure to the local community.” The collection of brands appeal to a diverse array of interests and include Anna Janelle Jewelry, (IN) LARKIN, Lacalle Studio, Menchaca Chocolates, Lineage Botanica, S.B. CBD, by Rebecca Horrigan and Notecards by Rita Barton, to name a few. Art from Rod Lathim, Haber Fine Art, Masha Keating, Marilyn McRae, and others is also available. Larkin and builder Nils Larsen of Larsen Fine Homes reinvented the spot on State Street to create a welcoming and modern shopping experience with exciting displays in a calming, fresh space. The Locals’ Collective is open 11 a.m.-7 p.m Wednesday-Saturday and noon-6 p.m. on Sunday. Guests can reserve a private shopping appointment for a more personalized experience. Community events are on the horizon as well. “We plan to partner with local charities and host private parties for their organizations throughout the summer,” Cardenas said. “We want to connect with the community and give back in as many ways we can!” Visitors can get a taste for the Collective on Thursdays during the State Street Promenade Market put on by the Downtown Organization. “We set up a booth with a sampling of what is inside the store and invite passersby to come inside,” Cardenas said. “It’s a really fun atmosphere and a great way to connect with the community.” n
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History BAND OF BROTHERS: The McCulloch’s crew, date unknown. The cutter helped maintain order in San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake. During wartime, its complement was 130 men.
The McCulloch ’s
Heroic Deeds and Tragic End Shipwreck Site Now Officially a ‘Historic Place’
by Tyler Hayden
he Coast Guard Cutter McCulloch, lost at sea off damaged and only eight seamen were wounded, the Point Conception in 1917, has been added to the Spanish lost all six of its fighting ships and 381 troops. Because of her superior speed, the McCulloch was disNational Register of Historic Places. The wreck was discovered in 2016 by Robert patched to the nearest cable station in Hong Kong to Schwemmer, a NOAA maritime archaeologist, report the news to Washington. After the war, the McCulloch was assigned to and recent surveys of the area confirmed it met the patrol duty out of San Francriteria to be considered a site cisco, cruising between Oregon of “national significance.” “But and Mexico. She later operated more importantly,” Schwemmer in the Bering Sea, enforcing fur said, “we are honoring the brave seal regulations. During those crewmen that served aboard years, she became well known the ship during the Spanishas a floating federal courtroom American War at the Battle of for far-flung Alaskan towns, Manila Bay.” before eventually returning to On April 30, 1898, the McCullCalifornia. och and a squadron of American On June 13, 1917, the cutships entered the bay in the DOWN IN THE DEEP: Sonar imaging helped ter — named after Hugh Philippines under the cover of archeologists pinpoint the wreck before McCulloch, Secretary of the darkness. Just as she passed a remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) were Treasury under Lincoln — was Spanish battery, however, soot in deployed to 200 feet down to inspect it. proceeding cautiously through the 219-foot cutter’s smoke stack caught fire, sending up a column of flames and alerting dense fog on a trip from San Pedro to San Francisco. the enemy. The battery opened fire as the McCulloch She was four miles northwest of Point Conception shot back, silencing the Spanish guns. Chief Engineer when Captain John C. Cantwell heard a foghorn from Frank B. Randall was killed in the exchange, succumb- the passenger steamship Governor sound just off his ing to heat exhaustion while trying to extinguish the starboard bow. Cantwell ordered evasive action, but it was too late, and the ships collided, ripping a hole in smokestack fire. At daybreak, the full complement of U.S. warships the McCulloch’s hull, which was made of wood planks engaged and destroyed the Spanish Pacific Squadron mounted over steel framing. All of the cutter’s crew in one of the most decisive naval victories in American was taken aboard the Governor before it sank to the sea history. While none of the U.S. vessels were seriously floor 35 minutes later. John Arvid Johansson, the McCulloch’s water tender, was in his bunk and was severely injured during the collision. He died three days later. “I’m pleased we are making progress to preserve this piece of U.S. and Coast Guard history, as well as honoring the service member lost because of this tragedy,” said Rear Admiral Brian Penoyer this week. “I look forward to our continued partnership with TOUGH STUFF: Launched in 1896, the McCulloch was powered by a triple-expansion steam engine that provided 2,400 horsepower and a NOAA, because without these relationships cruising speed of 17 knots. Its armament included four three-inch guns and incredible teamwork, discoveries such as and one 15-inch torpedo tube. these would not be uncovered.” n
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COAST & OLIVE’S
estled on the corner of Coast Village Road and
behind this California cuisine is Chef Vicente Torres, who previously worked at The Nook, Birnam Wood Golf Club, and elsewhere. “I take a little bit from everywhere I go,” said Torres, who is humble yet selfCOAST VILLAGERS: Cocktails assured with a charismatic and creative toasts (below) nature that would suit the are just part of the full-day offerings at Coast & Olive inside front of the house just as the Montecito Inn. well as the kitchen. “I don’t look for a Michelin star. I just cook to make people happy.” Whether digging into an appetizer of pistachio gremolata with goat cheese, fried capers, and arugula on a bed of baby kale or the butter-like scallops served atop a flavorful saffron risotto, serotonin levels were high throughout my whole meal. Their handsome selection of cocktails, wines, and beers will get diners on the happy train as well. Those menus were whipped up by general manager David Shinn, who features such signature beverages as “The Mamba,” a vibrant concoction of Empress 1908 gin, lemon, simple syrup, and passionfruit foam providing a purple and yellow hue in homage to the late Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant. Shinn relied on his experience as assistant division manager for Young’s Market Company to build a wine list, with such gems as Tooth & Nail’s new red blend from Paso Robles and crisp sauvignon blanc from Sancerre in France. Microbrew taps rotate regularly, most recently offering the crisp Czech pilsner by Draughtsmen. The decor is simple yet sophisticated, with bright flowers atop each table, allowing for the mountain views and ocean air of Coast Village to do the talking. Explained Jason of the easy-breezy vibe, “You
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Olive Mill Road on the ground floor of the Montecito Inn, Coast & Olive aims to be the upscale yet approachable restaurant that nearby residents have wanted for years. Run by the brothers Jason, Jim, and Danny Copus, Coast & Olive occupies the space previously held by the Montecito Café and The Monarch. The Copus family has owned the Montecito Inn since 1989, but this is the first time that they’ve taken the restaurant into their own hands. “Although we’re sure people from everywhere will enjoy Coast & Olive, we’ve geared our restaurant to please the tastes of our locals,” Jason said. “Over countless conversations, we’ve listened to guests and learned what
Copus Family Opens First Restaurant After 30+ Years of Owning Montecito Inn BY REBECCA HORRIGAN
locals truly desire from their experience at the Montecito Inn. We are confident that Coast & Olive will provide the experience they crave.” Farmers’ market fare, fresh fish, and seasonal specials fill the menu. Each item — such as the summer stone fruit salad with butter lettuce, apricot, hazelnut, goat cheese crumble, and honey thyme balsamic vinaigrette — sings of Santa Barbara. The brains, brawn, and heart
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can make it casual dining or go out for a fancy weekend meal.” It’s evident that the Copus brothers have grown up in the hotel and hospitality industry, as their service oozes easy warmth and grace with every interaction. For dessert, try the Meyer lemon tart with Ojai Valley honey, homemade meringue, and thinly sliced apricots. I can’t wait to try the Galvin Farms peach tart, which recently snagged a spot on the menu. The restaurant also serves brunch on the weekends, with a little bit for everyone. There’s a Greek yogurt and granola bowl with avocado honey, a California niçoise salad, and a Snake River Farms burger dripping with Gruyère cheese. During our chat, I asked Jason of his hopes for the new space. As he looked out on the bustling parklet full of joyful diners sipping signature martinis and sharing tasty bites, he smiled. “I think our hopes are already happening,” he said. “We can’t ask for anything better.”
1295 Coast Village Rd., Montecito; (805) 690-3920; coastandolive.com
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MAN FROM MOLDOVA: After spending his childhood working on harvests in his native Moldova, Adrian Bolshoi is now the winemaker at Brick Barn Wine Estate in Buellton.
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ADRIAN BOLSHOI RUNNING ESTATE JUST WEST OF BUELLTON
hat makes Moldova Mol-
dova?” Adrian Bolshoi asks rhetorically as we stand in a brick-lined breezeway between Brick Barn Wine Estate’s tasting room and production facility. “Wine, for sure.” Bolshoi was born in the former Soviet republic in 1987, when the small, landlocked state — sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine—used to compete with Georgia to quench the wine thirst of the entire USSR. Four years later, the Soviet Union crumbled. “I don’t remember much,” said Bolshoi of that time. But his wine memories are vivid, as he usually worked two harvests each year: one for his mom’s parents, who lived in the north, and another for his dad’s more centrally located parents. “I’ve been helping with homemade winemaking for as long as I can remember,” he explained. Today, Bolshoi is in charge of winemaking at Brick Barn, which sits just west of Buellton, rising from the flatlands up into hills that extend all the way north to the Pea Soup Andersen’s sign you see on 101. It’s owned by Kathleen and Norman Williams, who purchased the 1,100-acre ranch back in 1968 from the Buell family and developed it into a renowned Arabian horse farm.
In 2012, the Williamses decided to give wine grapes a try, hiring John Belfy of Buona Terra Farming to plant about 35 acres. There’s a mix of the red grapes pinot noir, cabernet franc, syrah, and grenache grown on the benchland overlooking Buellton, and, on the flatter area alongside Highway 246, white grapes of chardonnay, albariño, grenache blanc, viognier, and vermentino. That’s Santa Barbara County’s first — and perhaps still the only—planting of vermentino, which is most popular in Sardinia. The vines are overseen by vineyard manager Six Puentes, in consultation with Bolshoi, and contribute to about 8,500 or so cases of estate wine each year. Though the fall of the Soviet Union still fires up mixed feelings in Moldova, where graft and bribery reign, the country’s independence certainly opened international doors for folks such as Bolshoi, who speaks five languages. When he completed his winemaking degree at the University of Moldova in 2011, Bolshoi was hired from across the globe as an intern at the large Terravant winemaking facility in Buellton. (His hilarious and heartwarming story about arriving at LAX without a clue of where to go next is worth a listen.) Bolshoi worked three harvests there and then headed north to work
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WEAT WE ATHE HER R REP REPOR ORT T ORGANIC PRESENTS ART CLIMATE IN CONTEXT
eyond the stanSalvador Allende and dard art hisinstate the dictator Augusto Pinochet in torical idea of a school or a movement the early 1970s, Chile lies the territory sugbecame the target of gested by significant massive dumps of aesthetic trends that cheap synthetic fabseemingly exceed rics, the price of which conscious intention. undermined the marORGANIC, the current ket for Chilean texshow at Sullivan Goss, tiles, and the chemical composition of which An American Gallery, offers a snapshot damaged the country’s of one such sprawling ecosystem. Working with bales and manifold tendency in contemporary art. of surplus fabric that “Organic,” one of the sometimes weigh 21st century’s most as much as one ton, WALLFLOWER: Minga Opazo’s “Plenty” (2021) reflects her concern for the Chilean people and their popular (and unreliOpazo fashions comstruggles with globalization. able) words, refers in plex objects that trace this case to the blurring of boundaries and ance between the organic and the geometric, the loss of her country’s indigenous practhe celebration of overlaps between art objects suggesting once again that nature and arti- tices through geopolitics while at the same and the shapes and materials of the natural fice can coexist. time holding onto the capacity for aesthetic The earliest work in the show, “California experience. “Plenty” weaves together scraps world. The show gives 23 artists a chance to revel Poppies II [California Springtime], c. 1920,” of yellow cloth with discarded buttons and in the complexity of perception that underlies a painting by Nell Brooker Mayhew, can’t be other detritus of the fast fashion industry into our sense of what is, and what is not, natu- seen today without conjuring memories of a disarmingly beautiful tapestry. ral. Perhaps it’s the impact of climate change, the extraordinarily Instagrammable super Other artists working in textiles include which seems to call so many of our prior cer- bloom of 2019, with its attendant array of Elisa Ortega Montilla, here represented by a tainties into question, that has brought this questions about nature, art, and commerce. series of slyly charming reliefs called “Laceto the fore. Yet judging from the timeframe It makes a glorious counterpoint to one of the scapes,” and Hannah Vainstein, whose 2021 of ORGANIC, which reaches as far back as exhibits most recent works, “Plenty” (2021), work “Blissed Out” gives the show its entrance the middle of the 20th century, anxiety about a large textile work by recent CalArts grad moment. Stephanie Dotson, Sommer Roman, nature has been with us for much longer than Minga Opazo. Nathan Hayden, and the Yarn Bomber (a k a we might at first imagine. ORGANIC gives Santa Barbara a second Stephen Duneier) are all here, each contributIt’s certainly there in the direct metal chance to experience Opazo’s work after ing another angle on the use of textiles. sculpture of Harry Bertoia, whose “Double Siempre Mas/Always More, her solo show at Ceramicists Linda and James Haggerty, Bush with Triple Tips (c. 1977)” radiates a the Architectural Foundation last summer. Patrick Hall, Brad Miller, Chris Rupp, and certain menace. Fashioned of bronze and Opazo was born and raised in Chile before Lynda Weinman contribute delicious objects. copper, this bush would easily survive a attending Berkeley and CalArts, and her work Weinman’s fanciful names for her series of wildfire, with or without you. Nearby on the with textiles involves an extended meditation 3-D-printed pieces — “Curlzy,” “Weavzy,” wall, an untitled wood sculpture by Charles on the impact of globalization on what was at and “Frizzly”—provide a light touch that’s in Arnoldi from approximately the same era one time a revered traditional art form. After keeping with the spirit of this thoughtful yet —1974—exists in a perfectly calibrated bal- United States intervention helped to depose summery exhibit. —Charles Donelan
I N D Y B O O K C L U B J U LY S E L E C T I O N : EIGHT PERFECT MURDERS
A puzzling string of murders, an unreliable narrator, fun bookish themes, and classic murder mystery references galore all come together to form a delightfully twisting tale in Peter Swanson’s Eight Perfect Murders. The story is narrated by bookseller Malcom Kershaw, who, years prior, wrote a blog post highlighting what he considers eight of the most perfect murders in crime fiction. This list comes back to haunt him when FBI Special Agent Gwen Mulvey enters his life. List in hand, she explains her theory that a killer is working their way through his list, copying the “perfect” murders, and she enlists his help in strengthening this connection as fiction bleeds into reality. As Kershaw looks deeper into these murders, he finds that they are littered with clues that lead back to his own life, launching him into his own investigation of the crimes. And then there’s the kicker that pushes this novel into thriller territory. Kershaw has a secret of his own, a secret that is slowly revealed as Swanson breaks the fourth wall and has Kershaw speak directly to the reader. As the story goes on and Kershaw’s psyche suffers and his paranoia grows, the pace of the story shifts too, jerking readers around on a wild ride. Swanson’s writing is clever and accessible, starting slow and building up in a way that makes the reader want to ingest the book in one go. Eight Perfect Murders is a true tribute to the murder mystery genre, with the page-turning urgency of the thriller genre. Join us for an Indy Book Club discussion of Eight Perfect Murders on Thursday, August 5, at noon at the Courthouse Sunken Gardens. —Ava Talehakimi
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PEOPLE AS MACHINES’ HOTEL QUARANTINA
Few album titles speak to the past year better than Hotel Quarantina, which the Santa Barbara band People as Machines released in April. The entire album — which is all original songs, save for one creatively catchy cover of Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”— was recorded by bandmates Matt Molloy and Chuck Hammel during the COVID-19 quarantine, and then treated to mastering by Howie Weinberg, who’s worked with Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The White Stripes. (Keyboards were handled by Andrew Manos.) It’s a slickly produced rock album, layered in powerful drum and guitar licks, with occasional interludes toward bluesier edges and thoughtful songwriting throughout. Born at Cottage Hospital and educated at UC San Diego and the Los Angeles College of Music, Molloy is probably best known as a music teacher — both for his guitar, bass, and drum students of all ages at his Made for More Recording studio and at the Music Academy of the West, where he teaches as part of the Musicology S.B. program. Molloy was given a guitar for his 12th birthday soon after his father, Paul, who taught at SBCC, died. “I’ve never looked back since,” said Molloy, though his first go at lead vocals is in People as Machines. A musician since age 18, Hammel hails from Cleveland but came to Santa Barbara in 2009 to work at places like Inogen and Yardi. He’s played drums in such bands as No Simple Highway, GrooveShine, Claude Hopper, and the Goodland, but his first gig ever here was on the 50-yard-line at La Playa Stadium playing backup drums for the band Sprout in 2010. His first with People as Machines? Playing the brass pineapple. “There is currently more music available to the general public than ever before,” said Molloy of the musician’s modern plight. “This is a blessing as well as a curse. The best music is readily available to anyone. However, with the vast quantities, it is often difficult to get your music heard by the masses and much easier for it to get lost in the overwhelming crowd. Hard work, persistence, and quality will help most great artists rise to the top.” See peopleasmachines.com. —Matt Kettmann
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lectronic music artist D.J. MacIntyre’s recent remixes and updated version of “The Great Simoon” pay homage to that day more than 150 years ago when Santa Barbara recorded the highest temperature ever on the planet: a whopping 133 degrees, though contemporary scientists have disputed the claim. “It’s a whirling burner of a track, which, like its namesake, rises like scorching wind, leaving the landscape singed in its wake,” explained MacIntyre of his updated release, which he named “June 17, 1859” after the date of the incident. The three remixes feature Uruguay’s Alex Efe, Argentina’s Francisco Castro and Derk, and Paraguay’s Casper Keys.
LOMPOC-RAISED ELECTRONIC ARTIST PAYS HOMAGE TO GREAT SIMOONS AND SPACE LAUNCHES BY MATT KETTMANN It’s just the latest from this globe-trotting producer, who was raised in Lompoc and attended UCSB while launching his career, set off by his 2017 debut album, Tandava. He’s since played Burning Man, Moscow, Playa del Carmen, Siberia, and all across the United States, from Oakland to New York, finding himself “equally at home in a dark basement club as in an open-air festival.” His label SLC-6 Music is another tribute, this time to Vandenberg Air Force Base’s Space Launch Complex, which the City of Lompoc believed would become home to the Space Shuttle program. “When
plans changed, Lompoc was left with disappointment and a lot of underused hotels,” said MacIntyre. “For many years, SLC-6 symbolized the dashed dreams of those looking to push the limits of our human reach, and those of a small California town.” The complex reemerged in the 1990s to launch Delta IV rockets. “SLC-6 came again to symbolize progress, hope, and a reach for the sky,” said MacIntyre, who said his label embodies resilience, progression, and technological advancement by featuring the many deejays he meets on his travels. “We hope the music brings you the same sense of wonder and mystery that one experiences when observing a rocket launch into space.” Today he lives in the Santa Ynez Valley. “I’ve lived in various places around the world but seem to always find my way back home to Santa Barbara County,” he said. “The label concept has its roots at home, yet the futuristic and space themes are ones that people from all over the world are able to connect with, and they align with electronic music well.” He’s made the best use of his time during the COVID era. “The pandemic, in large part, has been a musically productive time for me, during which I’ve been able to finish quite a bit of music,” said MacIntyre, though he said it has been hard to stay motivated. “The isolation is taxing, and there isn’t much energy coming back at you. Some artists seem to have been able to turn lemons into lemonade, but there have been quite a few who have really struggled mentally and creatively.” Like many musicians, he’s ready to be back on a live stage. See djmacintyre.com and slc6music.com. n
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY by Rob Breszny ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): Columnist Linda Weltner says that
there’s a dual purpose to cleaning your home, rearranging the furniture, adding new art to the walls, and doting on your potted plants. Taking good care of your environment is a primary way of taking good care of yourself. She writes, “The home upon which we have lavished so much attention is the embodiment of our own self love.” I invite you to make that your inspirational meditation for the next two weeks.
TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): “For peace of mind, I will lie about
any thing at any time,” said author Amy Hempel. Hmmmm. I’m the opposite. To cultivate peace of mind, I try to speak and live the truth as much as I can. Lying makes me nervous. It also seems to make me dumber. It forces me to keep close track of my fibs so I can be sure to stick to my same deceitful story when the subject comes up later. What about you, Taurus? For your peace of mind, do you prefer to rely on dishonesty or honesty? I’m hoping that for the next four weeks, you will favor the latter. Cultivating judicious candor will heal you and boost your intelligence.
enlivening passions. They also deemphasize and suppress any energy-draining passions that might have a hold on us. I’m hoping you will take full advantage of this in the coming weeks, Cancerian. You will generate good fortune and sweet breakthroughs as you highlight desires that uplift you and downgrade desires that diminish you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Leo author Wendell Berry suggests, “It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.” Although there’s wisdom in that formulation, I don’t think it’s true a majority of the time. Far more often, we are fed by the strong, clear intuitions that emerge from our secret depths — from the sacred gut feelings that give us accurate guidance about what to do and where to go. But I do suspect that right now may be one of those phases when Berry’s notion is true for you, Leo. What do you think?
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tual in every ordinary thing that you do every day.” You have to work at it a bit, he says; you must have it as your firm intention. But it’s not really hard to do. “Sweeping the floor, watering the vegetables, and washing the dishes become holy and sacred if mindfulness is there,” he adds. I think you Libras will have a special knack for this fun activity in the coming weeks. (Thich Nhat Hanh wrote a series of Mindfulness Essentials books that includes How to Eat, How to Walk, How to Relax, and How to Connect. I invite you to come up with your own such instructions.)
an unwarranted generalization. It may sometimes be true, but is often not. Genuine beauty may also be elegant, lyrical, inspiring, healing, and ennobling. Having said that, I will speculate that the beauty you encounter in the near future may indeed be disruptive or jolting, but mostly because it has the potential to remind you of what you’re missing — and motivate you to go after what you’ve been missing.
Buzz Aldrin was the second human to walk on the moon. It happened during a spectacular astrological aspect, when transiting Jupiter and Uranus in Libra were trine to Aldrin’s natal Sun in Aquarius. But after this heroic event, following his return to Earth, he found it hard to get his bearings again. He took a job as a car salesman, but he had no talent for it. In six months, he didn’t sell a single car. Later, however, he found satisfaction as an advocate for space exploration, and he developed technology to make future trips to Mars more efficient. I hope that if you are now involved in any activity that resembles Aldrin’s stint as a car salesman — that is, a task you’re not skilled at and don’t like — you will spend the coming weeks making plans to escape to more engaging pursuits.
(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): My unexpected interpretation of the
current astrological omens suggests that you will be wise to go naked as much as possible in the coming weeks. Being skyclad, as the pagans say, will be healing for you. You will awaken dormant feelings that will help you see the world with enhanced understanding. The love that you experience for yourself will soften one of your hard edges, and increase your appreciation for all the magic that your life is blessed with. One important caveat: Of course, don’t impose your nakedness on anyone who doesn’t want to witness it.
Columbus first visited the New World, Native Americans were still a majority of the continent’s population. But between 1776 and now, the United States government stole 1.5 billion acres of land from its original owners — 25 times the size of the United Kingdom. Here’s another sad fact: Between 1778 and 1871, America’s federal administrations signed over 500 treaties with indigenous tribes — and broke every one of them. The possibility that these sins will eventually be remedied is very small. I bring them up only to serve as possible metaphors for your personal life. Is there anything you have unfairly gained from others? Is there anything others have unfairly gained from you? The next six months will be prime time to seek atonement and correction.
(June 21-July 22): Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said
Tartt, born under the sign of Capricorn, writes, “Beauty is rarely soft or consolatory. Quite the contrary. Genuine beauty is always quite alarming.” In my view, that’s
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In her essay about education, “Don’t
Overthink It,” philosopher Agnes Callard reminds us, “No matter how much we increase our investment at the front end — perfecting our minds with thinking classes, long ruminations, novel-reading, and moral algebra — we cannot spare ourselves the agony of learning by doing.” That will be a key theme for you in the next four weeks, dear Gemini. You will need to make abundant use of empiricism: pursuing knowledge through direct experience, using your powers of observation and a willingness to experiment.
that when our rational minds are working at their best, they inspire us to cultivate our most interesting and
(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Libran Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh advises you and me and everyone else to “seek the spiri-
(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): If you analyzed the best-selling songs
as measured by Billboard magazine, you’d think we were in the midst of a dangerous decline in population. The vast majority of those popular tunes feature lyrics with reproductive themes. It’s as if there’s some abject fear that humans aren’t going to make enough babies and need to be constantly cajoled and incited to engage in love-making. But I don’t think you Sagittarians, whatever your sexual preference, will need any of that nagging in the coming days. Your Eros Quotient should be higher than it has been in a while.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Pulitzer Prize–winning author Donna
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): On July 21, 1969, Aquarian astronaut
PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Astronomers say the Big Bang birthed
the universe 13.8 billion years ago. But a star 190 light years away from Earth contradicts that theory. Its age seems to be 14.5 billion years, older than the universe itself. Its scientific name is HD 140283, but it’s informally referred to as Methuselah, named after the Biblical character who lived ’til age 969. Sometimes, like now, you remind me of that star. You seem to be an impossibly old soul — like you’ve been around so many thousands of lifetimes that you too predate the Big Bang. But guess what: It’s time to take a break from that aspect of your destiny. In the next two weeks, you have cosmic permission to explore the mysteries of playful innocence. Be young and blithe and curious. Treasure your inner child.
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shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 7/29/2021 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 Califor nia 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: Stephen N. Yungling, Mullen & Henzell,
L.L.P. 112 E. Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 966‑1501. Published June 17, 24. Jul 1 2021. NOTICE OF PETITION TO A D M I N I S T E R E S TAT E O F : DONA H. DANIEL NO: 21PR00271 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of DONA H. DANIEL A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: TRINA MYERS and SUZAN MACILVAINE in the Superior Court of Califor nia, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): TRINA MYERS and SUZAN MACILVAINE be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 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 Califor nia 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. NOTICE OF ADMINISTER
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CARMEN P. GARCIA Case No.: 21PR00152 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of CARMEN P. GARCIA A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: MARGIE GARCIA in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that: MARGIE GARCIA be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 8/5/2021 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person
or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the Califor nia Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: Cristi Michelon Vasquez;132 East Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 882‑2226. Published July 1, 8, 15 2021. NOTICE OF PETITION TO A D M I N I S T E R E S TAT E O F : FERNANDO FIGUEROA CASE NO.: 21PR00257 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent c re d i t o r s , and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of FERNANDO FIGUEROA A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: MARIA E. FIGUEROA in the Superior Court of California, County of
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(This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 8/5/2021 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the Califor nia Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: Cristi Michelon Vasquez;132 East Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 882‑2226. Published July 1, 8, 15 2021.
NOTICE OF PETITION TO A D M I N I S T E R E S TAT E O F : EDWARD R. GARCIA Case No.: 21PR00286 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of EDWARD R. GARCIA A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: MARGIE GARCIA in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that: MARGIE GARCIA be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act.
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SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA ANACAPA DIVISION Estate of MICHAEL SCHIEBER, Decedent Case No. 20PR00121
( P R O B AT E 10304)
Department 5 (Hon. Colleen Sterne) 1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, subject to confirmation by this court, on July 16, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., or thereafter within the time allowed by law, ROBERT RIFKIN, Administrator of the Estate of MICHAEL SCHIEBER, will sell at private sale to the highest and best net bidder on the terms and conditions stated below all right, title, and interest of the decedent at the time of death and all right, title, and interest that the estate has acquired in addition to that of the decedent at the time of death, in the real property located in Santa Barbara County, California. 2. This property is commonly
referred to as 5084 Rhoads Ave #E, Santa Barbara, California, a s s e s s o r ’s p a rc e l number 065‑600‑015. 3. The property will be sold s u b j e c t t o c u r re n t t a x e s , covenants, conditions, restrictions, reservations, rights, rights of way, and easements of record, with any encumbrances of record to be satisfied from the purchase price. 4. The property is to be sold on an “AS IS” basis, except for title. 5. The administrator has given an exclusive listing to Michele Allyn (Cal BRE# 00459242),
Allyn and Associates, 351 S. Hitchcock Way, Suite B‑130 Santa Barbara, CA 93105‑4016; Tel: (805) 895‑5101; email: email@example.com. Contact the listing broker for showings and disclosures. 6. Bids or offers are invited for this property and must be in writing and can be e‑mailed to Michele Allyn, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or delivered to Michele Allyn personally, at any time after the first publication of this notice and before any sale is made. 7. The property will be sold on the following terms: Cash,
or cash to a new loan, the terms of such credit to be acceptable to the undersigned and to the court. The estate shall pay only such real estate broker’s commissions and in such amount as allowed by the Court out of the proceeds of the sale. 8. The right is reserved to reject any and all bids. 9. For further information and bid forms, contact Michele Allyn (Cal BRE# 00459242), Allyn and Associates, 351 S. Hitchcock Way, Suite B‑130 Santa Barbara, CA 93105‑4016; Tel: (805) 895‑5101; email:micheleallyn@
yahoo.com. Jeffrey B. Soderborg, Cal Bar #264666 BARNES & BARNES 1900 State Street, Suite M Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 687‑6660 Attorneys for ROBERT RIFKIN, Administrator of the Estate of MICHAEL SCHIEBER. Published July 1, 8, 15 2021.
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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 S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person(s) is/are doing business
NOTICE INVITING SEALED BIDS NOTICE INVITING SEALED BIDS FOR THE 2020–2021 Pavement Rehabilitation Project 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 until 3:00 P.M., July 29, 2021, via electronic transmission on the City of Goleta PlanetBids portal site which can be accessed at the CITY website link below, and will be publicly opened and posted promptly thereafter. Copies of the Contract Documents and Specifications are available from the CITY, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California 93117 upon payment of a $50.00 non-refundable fee if picked up, or payment of a $60.00 non-refundable fee, if mailed or no payment to CITY if obtained from the CITY website at http://www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/view/city-bid-opportunities. The work includes all labor, material, supervision, plant and equipment necessary to construct and deliver a finished 2020–2021 Pavement Rehabilitation Project. Work includes placement of asphalt concrete (AC) pavement materials such as ARHM pavement overlay, and AC mill and fill; pulverizing, treating, removal and disposal of AC roadway section; replacement and compaction of subsurface material; setup and maintenance of traffic control systems; construction of concrete curb ramps & gutters, placement of crushed aggregate base and AC pavement; replacement of traffic striping and markings; and clean-up of project area; and other related work as necessary to provide a complete project. The contract period is Eighty (80) Working Days for the Base Bid; Cathedral Oaks Road (Calle Real to Winchester Canyon), Cathedral Oaks Road (Alameda to Glen Annie), Glen Annie Road (Cathedral Oaks to Calle Real, Kellogg Avenue (Hollister to Kellogg), Hollister Avenue (South Kellogg to Kinman), and Hollister Avenue Pavement Repair (See Appendix E), and additional days for Bid Alternates as follows: Alternate
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A Pre-Bid Meeting is not scheduled for this project. Bidders must be registered on the City of Goleta’s PlanetBids portal in order to receive addendum notifications and to submit a bid. Go to PlanetBids for 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 or postmarked within three (3) City business days after 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 2020-2021 PAVEMENT REHABILITATION PROJECT.” 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 “A” Contractor’s license, Class “C” Electrical specialty, or specialty licensing 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. Pursuant to Public Contract Code section 22300, the successful bidder may substitute certain securities for funds withheld by CITY to ensure performance under the Contract or, in the alternative, request the CITY to make payment of retention to an escrow agent. 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 Debbie Talarico in writing at email@example.com. CITY OF GOLETA _____________________________ Deborah S. Lopez, City Clerk Published: Santa Barbara Independent: July 1, 2021, and July 15, 2021 INDEPENDENT.COM INDEPENDENT.COM
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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 S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g 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 S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person(s) is/are doing business as: M AT T H E W 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 S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g 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 S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g 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 S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g 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 S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person(s) is/are doing business as: C O A S TA L 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 S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g 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
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY COUNCIL MEETING July 20, 2021 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ATTENTION: The City Council will be presented in a hybrid format, both in-person at City Hall and virtually via GoToWebinar. The Governor’s Executive Orders N-2920 and N-08-01 suspend certain requirements of the Brown Act and authorizes local legislative bodies to hold public meetings via teleconferencing. This meeting will be broadcast live on the City’s website and on Cable Goleta Channel 19. The public may participate in person in the Council Chambers or virtually as provided below. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Goleta shall hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, to consider the following: 1. The levy and collection of assessments within the Goleta Street Lighting Assessment District for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022. PLACE In Person Goleta Council Chambers 130 Cremona Drive Goleta, CA 93117 If you choose to attend the meeting in person in Council Chambers, please note that face masks will be required at all times and social distancing of 6 feet should be maintained.
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 S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g 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 S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g 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 S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g 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 S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person(s) is/are doing business a s : E U P H O R I A D E TA I L I N G 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 S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g 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 S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g 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 S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g 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 S i g n e d : Ly n n e Ve r m i l l i o n 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 S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g 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. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T The following person(s) i s / a re 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 S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person(s) is/are doing business a s : M A G A N A’ S T R A I N I N G 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 S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person(s) is/are doing business a s : R I V I E R A AV a t 4 1 5 Vaquerito Place Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Kevin C Missman (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Kevin Missman 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. E953. FBN Number: 2021‑0001745. Jun 24.July 1, 8, 15 2021.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g 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 S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person(s) is/are doing business as: CENTRAL COAST GRANT WRITING & BOOKKEEPING at 1684 Laurel Ave Solvang, CA 93463; Robin E Serritslev (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Robin Serritslev County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on June 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. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0001797.July 1, 8, 15, 22 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person(s) is/are doing business as: NUGGYVERSE TRADING CO LLC at 5142 Hollister Avenue, #500 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Nuggyverse Trading Co LLC (same address) This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed: Alison McBade County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on June 22, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0001826. July 1, 8, 15, 22 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME S TAT E M E N T T h e f o l l o w i n g person(s) is/are doing business as: PALMAN PUBLISHING at 3733 Portofino Way, A Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Larry A V igon (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Larry Vigon County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on June 9, 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:
Teleconferencing: Detailed instructions for participation will be included on the posted on the agenda This is the time and place for the hearing of protests or objections to the levy of the proposed assessment against the lots and parcels of property within the citywide District for the 2021/22 fiscal year. A draft Engineer’s Report consisting of, among other things, the assessed parcels, will be filed in the Office of the City Clerk for public review. A final version will be filed upon approval at the July 20, 2021 City Council meeting. PUBLIC COMMENT: All interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing and to present written and/or oral comments. Written submittals concerning agenda items may be sent to the City Clerk Group e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or mail: Attn: City Council and City Clerk at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, California 93117. In order to be disseminated to the City Council for consideration during the Council meeting, written information must be submitted to the City Clerk no later than Monday at noon prior to the City Council meeting. Material received after this time may not be reviewed by the City Council prior to the meeting. Instructions on how to submit written comments during the hearing will be available on the City’s website: https://www.cityofgoleta. org/i-want-to/news-and-updates/government-meeting-agendas-and-videos. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please see the posted agenda, available on Thursday, July 15, 2021 on City of Goleta’s website www.cityofgoleta.org. Note: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this hearing, please contact the City Clerk at (805) 9617505 or email email@example.com. Notification at least 72 hours prior to the hearing will enable City staff to make reasonable arrangements. Deborah Lopez City Clerk Publish: July 1, 2021 | Publish: July 8, 2021 44
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2021‑0001717. July 1, 8, 15, 22 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CENTRAL COAST ACADEMY at 358 Storke Road Goleta, CA 93117; Santa Barbara Soccer Club (same address) This business is conducted by An Corporation Signed: Tim Vom Steeg 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: 2021‑0001659. July 1, 8, 15, 22 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: VACUULIFT at 61 Depot Road, Suite B Goleta, CA 93117; Ryan Powel (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Ryan Powel County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on June 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. E24. FBN Number: 2021‑0001865. July 1, 8, 15, 22 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WORKSHOPSTUDIO at 801 W. Pedregosa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Carlos A Grano (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Carlos Grano County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on June 23, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0001852. July 1, 8, 15, 22 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CLOUD VALLEY CELLARS at 35 Industrial Way Buellton, CA 93427; Terravant W ine Company, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed: Paul Griswold County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on June 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. E955. FBN Number: 2021‑0001814. July 1, 8, 15, 22 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LOUD FLOWER ART CO at 208 W Arrellaga St, Unit 1 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Loud Flower Art Co (same address) This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed: Madeline Manson 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: 2021‑0001687. July 1, 8, 15, 22 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GT PRODUCTIONS at 338 Mesa Lane, Unit #B Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Gianny Trutmann (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Gianny Trutmann County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on June 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. E24. FBN Number: 2021‑0001815. July 1, 8, 15, 22 2021.
IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF JACLYN FRANCES BLUESTEIN TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 21CV01993 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: JACLYN FRANCES BLUESTEIN TO: JACLYN FRANCES BLUE THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must aooear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed , the court may grant the petition withouta hearing. Notice of Hearing July 20, 2021 10:00 am, Dept 3, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each
week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated June 2, 2021. by Thomas P. Anderle. Superior. of the Superior Court. Published. June 10, 17, 24. July 1 2021. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF TERESA ANN GUERIN TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 21CV02080 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: TERESA ANN GUERIN TO: TERAN GUERIN DAVIS 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 19, 2021 10:00 am, Dept 5, Courthouse, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
Anacapa Division 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 7, 2021. by Colleen K. Sterne. Superior. of the Superior Court. Published. June 17, 24. July 1, 8 2021. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF BIANEY PACHECO TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 21CV02113 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: EVELYN LORRIANE GARCIA TO: E V E LY N LORRAINE PACHECO 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. Anacapa Division 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
GET INVOLVED BY JOINING ONE OF THE CITY’S BOARDS OR COMMISSIONS THE CITY OF GOLETA IS SEEKING APPLICATIONS FOR UPCOMING VACANCIES (Eligible applicants must live in the City of Goleta) Parks and Recreation Commission - 1 vacancy: • 1 Commissioner – Student Member must be 15 years or older. The Commission holds six regular meetings and may hold additional meetings as needed. Public Engagement Commission - 3 vacancies: • 2 Commissioners • 1 Commissioner (Youth Member must be between the ages of 15-21) The Commission holds six regular meetings and may hold additional meetings as needed. Library Advisory Commission - 2 vacancies: • 2 Commissioners This Commission meets the first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m., members are compensated $50 per meeting. • 1 Member of the incorporated service area of the City of Goleta Valley • 1 Member suggested by the Board of Supervisors and residents of the unincorporated service area of the Goleta Valley (Please note this position applicants must live in the unincorporated service area of the Goleta Valley) Santa Barbara County Library Advisory Committee - 1 vacancy • 1 Member **Additional information about the vacancies can emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. The levy and collection of taxes for the Goleta Library Special Tax for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022. protests or objections to the levy of the proposed Goleta Library Special Tax on the lots and parcels of property within the City for the 2020/21 fiscal year. An Administration Report consisting of, among other things, the assessed parcels, is filed in the Office of the City Clerk for public review. PLACE In Person Goleta Council Chambers 130 Cremona Drive Goleta, CA 93117 If you choose to attend the meeting in person in Council Chambers, please note that face masks will be required at all times and social distancing of 6 feet should be maintained. Teleconferencing: Detailed instructions for participation will be included on the posted on the agenda This is time and place for the hearing of protests or objections to the levy of the proposed Goleta Library Special Tax on the lots and parcels of property within the City for the 2021/22 fiscal year. An Administration Report consisting of, among other things, the assessed parcels, is filed in the Office of the City Clerk for public review. PUBLIC COMMENT: All interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing and to present written and/or oral comments. Written submittals concerning agenda items may be sent to the City Clerk Group e-mail: email@example.com; or mail: Attn: City Council and City Clerk at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, California 93117. In order to be disseminated to the City Council for consideration during the Council meeting, written information must be submitted to the City Clerk no later than Monday, July 19, at noon. Material received after this time may not be reviewed by the City Council prior to the meeting. Instructions on how to submit written comments during the hearing will be available on the City’s website: https://www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/ news-and-updates/government-meeting-agendas-and-videos. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please see the posted agenda, available on Thursday, July 15, 2021 on City of Goleta’s website www.cityofgoleta.org. Note: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this hearing, please contact the City Clerk at (805) 9617505 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Notification at least 72 hours prior to the hearing will enable City staff to make reasonable arrangements. Deborah Lopez City Clerk Publish: July 1, 2021 | Publish: July 8, 2021
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Design Review Board Goleta City Hall – Council Chambers (Electronically and Telephonically) 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, CA 93117 Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 3:00 P.M.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Goleta shall hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, to consider the following:
Applications must be submitted by Friday, July 23, 2021.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY COUNCIL MEETING July 20, 2021
ATTENTION: The City Council will be presented in a hybrid format, both in-person at City Hall and virtually via GoToWebinar. The Governor’s Executive Orders N-2920 and N-08-01 suspend certain requirements of the Brown Act and authorizes local legislative bodies to hold public meetings via teleconferencing. This meeting will be broadcast live on the City’s website and on Cable Goleta Channel 19. The public may participate in person in the Council Chambers or virtually as provided below.
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. July 1, 8, 15, 22 2021.
ATTENTION: The Governor’s Executive Orders N-29-20 and N-08-01 suspend certain requirements of the Brown Act and authorizes local legislative bodies to hold public meetings via teleconferencing. The regular meeting of the Design Review Board for July 13, 2021 will be conducted telephonically and electronically. It will be broadcast live on the City’s website and on Cable Goleta Channel 19. The Council Chambers will not be open to the public during the meeting. Design Review Board Members will be participating telephonically and will not be physically present in the Council Chambers. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Design Review Board (DRB) of the City of Goleta will conduct an Electronic public hearing on the date set forth above to consider the following new project: Conceptual/Preliminary/Final Review One Stop Shop Signage 7020 Calle Real (APN 077-155-003) Case No. 21-0014-ZC Goodall Second Story Addition 6212 Avenida Gorrion (APN 077-262-008) Case No. 21-0002-LUP Single Family Residential Rear Addition/Rooftop Deck 425 Arundel Road (APN 069-321-004) Case No. 20-0024-DRB Advisory Review Goleta Train Depot 27 South La Patera Lane; (APN 073-050-033) City Capital Improvement Project 9079 IN LIGHT OF THE CITY’S NEED TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS ELECTRONICALLY AND TELEPHONICALLY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, written comments may also be submitted as instructed above or via email to the DRB Secretary, Mary Chang at email@example.com or by electronic means during the Public Hearing (date and time noted above), provided they are received prior to the conclusion of the public comment portion of the Public Hearing. Instructions on how to submit written comments during the hearing will be available on the City’s website: https://www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/news-and-updates/ government-meeting-agendas-and-videos. PUBLIC COMMENT: This hearing is for design review only. All interested persons are encouraged to participate in the public hearing electronically (by phone) as described above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The items in this notice are new items. The DRB agenda may also include items continued from prior meetings. All persons wanting to review any project applications may do so by contacting City of Goleta, Planning and Environmental Review at (805) 961-7543. The Agenda, staff reports and project plans will be available approximately one week before the hearing on the City’s website at www.cityofgoleta.org. Publish:
Santa Barbara Independent, July 1, 2021
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