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THE COVER GIRL LIKES IT! It looks like last week’s cover girl, Mary Ortega, was quite surprised to find herself on the cover. Though I’d told my mom that I was going to put a small version of her childhood photo on the inside of the issue, I knew the cover secret wouldn’t last long, with so many family and friends spread throughout Santa Barbara County. I was right: My great aunt called her early in the morning to spill the frijoles. As my daughter and I drove over to see her, my mom called us but was crying so hard that I couldn’t understand her through the sobs. We didn’t get to see her initial reaction, but after this shy matriarch sat with it for a bit, she embraced all the love she received. The best part of the entire thing was that my Mama knows how much her family loves her. —Terry Ortega



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Final Contestants Vetted for November’s City Elections



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wo days before James Joyce III was

vetted as an official Santa Barbara mayoral candidate, he was lobbing email broadsides at City Hall—and at incumbent Mayor Cathy Murillo by implication—for not doing enough about the resurgence of COVID and the Delta variant. James, host of Coffee with a Black Guy and former chief of staff for former state senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, issued a media statement demanding that all City Hall employees be vaccinated or submit to weekly COVID tests, as the Santa Barbara Unified school board and Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees had just done. “At a bare minimum, the government should focus on keeping people alive,” he stated. “This is a time for leadership, people.” It’s also a time for politics when talk of leadership—and the lack thereof—is much in the air. Early this Tuesday, 13 candidates — for mayor and three council seats — were declared ready for prime time by City Clerk Sarah Gorman. That means these 13 submitted enough valid signatures of registered voters — at least 100 — to qualify for the November ballot. Of those, six—including Murillo—are running for mayor. Only Councilmember Eric Friedman, who represents San Roque’s District 5, got a free pass when his only potential challenger, a UCSB sociology professor specializing in revolutionary movements and climate change, opted not to turn in any signatures by last Friday’s deadline. Friedman, one of the more moderate councilmembers by temperament and ideology, has already been endorsed by the Democratic Party, despite concerns by some of the more progressive activists.

county and 37 patients sick enough to warrant hospitalization. In neither of these nightmares has Murillo had an assigned governmental role to play. And in neither did she exploit her position’s bully pulpit. During her tenure, the collapse of State Street achieved new critical mass; homelessness, a new urgency; housing prices, new highs; and the exodus of high-ranking, long-term administrative executives, an unprecedented breakneck pace. As mayor presiding over the first council elected by district, Murillo found herself in the unenviable role of herding cats. While none of these challenges were of her making, there’s been no shortage of naysayers eager to blame her for not displaying more leadership and generating more group cohesion among a council whose members have a hard time getting along. But even her harshest critics acknowledge that on the campaign trail, Murillo — true blue in her loyalty to unions and the Democratic Party, and they to her — is formidable in the extreme. Lining up against Murillo is Joyce, who, if elected, would be the city’s first Black mayor. Former councilmember and onetime down—James Joyce III, mayoral candidate town restaurant owner Randy Rowse is running as the voice of sensible The real action (and money), however, moderation from the standpoint of a slightly is focused on the seat occupied by Mayor right-tilting, declined-to-state perspective. Murillo—a progressive Democrat, a former Vying to give voice to downtown business journalist, and the first Latina mayor elected interests and arts advocates is Mark Whitehuin Santa Barbara — whose term has been rst, who for 14 years served on the board of the bookended by unimaginable catastrophes. Downtown Organization and for 27 has played The deadly 1/9 Debris Flow killed 23 the day a founding role in the arts, news, and real estate of her 2018 swearing-in. And COVID is now publication Voice Magazine. Whitehurst, like threatening to mount a deadly comeback, Rowse, is registered as a declined to state, with 563 active infections throughout the though, until recently, he was a Democrat.

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Likewise, longtime Planning Commissioner Deborah Schwartz is arguing the times demand greater leadership from within City Hall and is advocating for the structural reform needed to make the mayor—not the city administrator, as is the case now—top dog in the pecking order of political power. These four candidates all hail from the political mainstream with long and impressive track records of community involvement. What leadership skills and policy positions they might bring to the equation — aside from not being Murillo—will be hashed out in the months ahead. Less well-known is candidate David Matthew Kilrain, a harbor resident, whose claim to fame at this point is that he goes by the colorful moniker “Boat Rat Matt.” For the first time since district elections were imposed upon City Hall as part of a legal settlement several years ago, downtown’s District 6 has a genuine contest, and Meagan Harmon—an appointed incumbent who has yet to win her first vote—is facing a real match. Lining up against Harmon, a progressive Democrat who enjoys strong support from the party, is Nina Johnson, a senior assistant to the city administrator and a consummate City Hall insider who enjoys enthusiastic support from the downtown business community and many arts organizations. With this support, Johnson will be able to raise funds, but downtown voters skew heavily in favor of the Democratic Party, and the party is strongly behind Harmon. Also entering the District 6 fray are electrical contracting business owner Jason Carlton, whose website suggests a grassroots vibe coupled with back-to-basics political values, and freelance disk jockey Zachary Pike. The fight for Mission Canyon and the Riviera’s District 4 promises to be intense, pitting incumbent Kristen Sneddon—who embodies old-school slow-growth-ism coupled with new-school social-justice concerns—against Barrett Reed, a planning commissioner and CONT’D ON PAGE 11 

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Old Spanish Days La Presidenta Stephanie Petlow released a statement 8/4 that filled in some of the blanks about the cancelation of Fiesta dance performances: Two dancers tested positive for COVID-19. The dancers were asymptomatic and in a 10-day quarantine, Petlow said. Contact tracing was being done by the Public Health Department, and follow-up tests had been negative, she added. The rise of the über-contagious Delta variant has the Goleta City Council returning to virtual meetings on 8/17 and the city implementing vaccination or mandatory testing among city employees. About 60 percent of city employees are confirmed to be vaccinated, city spokesperson Kelly Hoover said, though information was still being collected. Proof of vaccination will be required, or employees will need to be tested weekly, once the details are worked out.

COURTS & CRIME S.B. resident and Lovewater Surf Camp operator Matthew Taylor Coleman is being held in federal custody on suspicion of killing his two children, ages 1 and 3, in Baja California, according to media reports. Coleman was detained at the San Ysidro border crossing after the children were found, stabbed multiple times, near a ranch in the Rosarito area by a farmworker on 8/9. A joint investigation is being conducted by the FBI in L.A. and San Diego, SBPD, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, and Mexican authorities, according to an FBI statement. Scott Robert Fleming was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter charges and a handful of others stemming from the killing of Eric Romero, 32, in Carpinteria two summers ago. Romero, a father of two, was trying to break up what the DA described as “various altercations … when Fleming assaulted him, knocking him unconscious. Romero fell to the ground, hitting his head on the concrete.” Romero was pronounced dead at Cottage Hospital several hours later. Fleming faces up to 27 years; sentencing is scheduled for 10/14. S.B. resident Patrick M. Tobin, 51, was arrested 8/6 for attempted murder after he intentionally hit an unidentified victim — with whom he’d had a “strained acquaintanceship,” police said — with his truck and propelled him 20 feet through the front windows of a Mesa laundromat. The victim miraculously sustained only minor to moderate injuries. According to police, Tobin originally fled the scene and pulled into an adjacent restaurant’s parking lot. He was confronted by witnesses and tried to run them over but struck a large concrete pillar instead. Tobin was booked in County Jail on $500,000 bail. The Sheriff’s Office on 8/9 identified the suspect in the Cate School sex abuse investigation as former music teacher Da’Jon Tyrik James. While James, 27, has yet to be charged with any crimes locally, Boulder detectives announced this week that he was arrested on similar abuse allegations at the CONT’D ON PAGE 9 


he Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee is taking developer Ed St. George to task for what the organization called “egregious and sexist” comments he made about City Councilmember Meagan Harmon and her political ambitions. During a recent interview on the podcast Santa Barbara Talks with journalist Josh Molina, St. George, a frequent critic of Santa Barbara’s elected leaders and City Hall staff, suggested Harmon, now running for reelection to District 6, was overextending herself by serving on both the council and soon the California Coastal Commission while also working as an attorney and raising young children. As talented and well-liked as Harmon is, St. George said, referring to her as “the girl we all had a crush on in high school,” she ought to take a five- to seven-year “pause” in her career to focus on her family. In a prepared statement of solidarity, the committee lamented that St. George was “given a platform to share offensive and sexist viewpoints” and “condescendingly urge” Harmon to step aside. “Women belong at every table where decisions are being made,” the statement reads, “and it is not up to men to be the arbiters of a woman’s personal decisions or ambitions. … Misogyny, in any form, has no home in Santa Barbara County. And no, the women of Santa Barbara will not take a pause.” The

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statement has since been signed by dozens of political and community leaders, both men and women. In response, St. George took a defensive tone, referencing comments made at one time by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that being a full-time mother prepared her well for politics and explaining that his suggestion for a hiatus had nothing to do with Harmon’s gender. “I encourage everyone to have a healthy and balanced life that includes time with their family,” he said, “and if that offends people, they can certainly do otherwise, and I wish them luck in finding happiness.” Harmon herself stayed mostly out of the fray, instead expressing her pride in being part of Santa Barbara’s legacy of “strong, feminist leadership.” On the council, she said, she “fights for working families because I understand the challenges they face trying to make it in our community. As a woman and a working mom, I understand it because I live it.” —Tyler Hayden

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Homeless Day Center Reopens he only day center for homeless people in Santa Barbara reopened late this July and is once again providing “quiet, peace, and a nice place to rest” for those with no place to go. Located in a strip mall on Calle Real by Highway 154, the Fr. Virgil Cordano Center has reopened its doors in the face of a COVID-19 pandemic surge and is A QUIET PLACE: The Fr. Virgil Cordano Center provides offering reduced services to a reduced a place to sit, clean up, enjoy a meal, get one’s mail, and number. The upper limit now is no more clean one’s laundry. than 11 guests at any given time; prior to COVID, the center would see up to 40 you need to be a PhD to figure it out,” he visitors a day, said Father John Hardin with added. the Franciscan Friars of the Old Mission The Cordano Center—named after Fr. Santa Barbara, who, along with the Daugh- Virgil Cordano, the face of the Old Mission ters of Charity at St. Vincent’s, quietly got the for many decades—shut down April 2021 center up and running a couple of years ago. when the pandemic achieved critical mass. Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., the For many months, Hardin and a group of lay center provides a place to sit, clean up, enjoy a volunteers prepared about 140 brown bag meal, get one’s mail, and clean one’s laundry. lunches a couple of days a week, which they “It’s all about trust,” explained Hardin. distributed in various parks throughout the “The whole thing is to get these people to city. As the pandemic ground on, Hardin trust you so you can help get them to the said, the initiative had trouble maintaining next step.” its base of volunteers—most in their sevenTo that end, he said, guests are not asked ties— and efforts to find larger digs on the where they came from. “We don’t want to city’s Eastside came up short. intrude,” he explained. Instead, the center In response to the increasing number provides a social worker to help those on the of hot days, the center has leased out the streets navigate their way through the vari- adjoining storefront, which will be used as ous bureaucratic mazes needed to get into a cooling center when the temperature dichousing. “With all the paperwork involved, tates. —Nick Welsh

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COMMUNITY A petition to ban the Fiesta Rodeo and any other rodeo events in the city has gained traction in the past few weeks with nearly 1,500 signatures. The petition was started by Naomi Hallum, managing director of nonprofit Million Dollar Vegan. The petition was sent to Mayor Cathy Murillo and the Santa Barbara City Council, but it

is uncertain whether they have the authority to effect an official ban at Earl Warren Showgrounds, which is technically state property, according to Councilmember Oscar Gutierrez. The Coalition Against Gun Violence (CAGV), the City of Santa Barbara, and the Santa Barbara Police Department will host their sixth Anonymous Gun Buyback at Earl Warren Showgrounds on 8/21. Those who surrender handguns or rifles will receive a $100 Smart & Final gift card per firearm, and those who surrender assault weapons will receive a $200 gift card per weapon. In assuring the anonymity of those turning in guns, organizers aim to help at-risk gun owners, such as felons, turn over with weapons no questions asked. While SBPD does check the surrendered firearms’ serial numbers, all of the guns, even those used in crimes, are destroyed.

BUSINESS Houweling’s 5.5 million square feet of tomato greenhouses in Ventura County are due to be sold to Glass House Brands of Carpinteria, according to the Camarillo Acorn. Former owner Casey Houweling promoted a ballot measure to allow cannabis production in the unincorporated county, which passed in November 2020. Glass House — which earlier this year merged with Mercer Park Brand Acquisition Corporation of Toronto in a buyout worth $567 million — acquired Houweling’s for $100 million in a deal still going through escrow. n


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County to Use Eminent Domain for Debris Basin

Montecito Project One of the Last Under Leadership of Tom Fayram by Jean Yamamura nly one obstacle remains in the way of completing the new Montecito debris basin on Randall Road. It is a parcel owned by Catherine Montgomery, whose husband, the eminent hand surgeon Dr. Mark Montgomery, and their eldest daughter, 22-year-old Caroline, died during the 2018 Debris Flow disaster, that also killed 21 other people living in Montecito that night. Now, Santa Barbara County is trying to use its power of eminent domain to claim her property at 630 Randall Road for the sum of $1.346 million, in order to build the full eight -acre debris basin. Two technicalities were discussed during a Board of Supervisors on meeting on August 3 to move the county toward taking the property. Catherine Montgomery refuses to sell, telling the supervisors during last week’s hearing that the land was all she has left of her marriage, aside from her wedding ring. She said a county employee had told her the county would not take her property. Her attorney, Todd Amspoker of Price, Postel & Parma, showed documentation from FEMA stating neither federal nor county authorities could use their funds if eminent domain were employed to acquire property. Board of Supervisors Chair Bob Nelson said it was unfortunate that a county employee made an assertion for a decision reserved to the supervisors. He later told the Independent that the FEMA prohibition against eminent domain applied only to funds from the Hazard Mitigation Assistance program. Instead, the county intended to use South Coast Flood Zone funds at Public Works to purchase the Montgomery land. Supervisor Das Williams, who represents Montecito, echoed Nelson’s regret and apologized to Montgomery, saying he couldn’t imagine what she has been through. “For me,” he said, “that is the very reason why we must proceed with this project.” The debris basin would maximize safety downstream, and it wasn’t just the supervisors asking for her property, Williams said. “It is the public, the people of Montecito, the people of


Santa Barbara County who are demanding a greater level of safety.” Public Works’ Maureen Spencer told supervisors that the properties surrounding Montgomery’s had already been acquired, and the second phase of the project — which the county wanted to finish before the winter rains came—could not be accomplished without her property. The county had offered Montgomery an easement for the property, she said, and to build a memorial for her and her family. Montgomery rejected those offers. Debris basin proponents have repeatedly said that because the county was able to convince FEMA that it could dig a big pit in the midst of a wealthy community, Santa Barbara County received an unprecedented $13.5 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which rarely funds more than $5 million for projects like the Randall Road Debris Basin. Deputy Director for county Public Works Tom Fayram, as the head of Flood Control, leads the debris flow basin project, though he attributes its success to his team and to Curtis Skene, a nearby resident to Randall Road, who helped move the project forward through consensus. But it was Fayram’s outstanding reputation and years of experience that many have cited as the reason for much of the project’s success. Supervisor Williams noted that Fayram “opened doors with FEMA and put his credibility on the line to spend a large portion of his Flood Control account.” Williams added that whenever the county went to Washington to seek funding, “Tom not only got appointments; we got to talk to the boss’s boss. That makes a difference when you’re trying to pull off a project like this.” But for Fayram the Randall Road project will be his swan song as he plans to retire in December. He practically shrugged off his accomplishments, saying all Public Works’ programs were just part of the daily job, and something that he has been honored to be a part of. His wife retired last December as a school principal after 33 years in education, and Fayram said he was looking forward to joining her in “the adventures ahead.” n





COVID Fact vs. Fiction: Vaccines by Ryan P. Cruz

For a second summer, COVID continues to wreak havoc on the country. Here in Santa Barbara County, after reaching a milestone of 50 percent of the population fully vaccinated, that number has not shown any momentum and is currently at 53 percent. Among eligible residents — those over the age of 12—it’s 62.6 percent. Easily transmissible variants and the resurgence of public gatherings such as Old Spanish Days could create a perfect storm for another wave of active cases. There is a flood of new COVID-19 information available online and on social media every day, and not all of it is reliable. In this series, the Independent will try to separate common COVID myths and misconceptions from truth using information from the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and World Health Organization, as well as studies from Johns Hopkins and Yale.


he three vaccines with emergency-use authorization have been at the center of a highly polarized public debate, with many public officials encouraging vaccination and concerned citizens vocally opposed to mandates in schools and workplaces. While it is proved that even with a vaccine, you can still catch COVID-19, the risk to those who are unvaccinated is far greater. A greater percentage of unvaccinated cases end in hospitalizations and deaths, whereas cases among vaccinated individuals are typically milder and do not have the severe consequences. While these breakthrough cases have shown up in increased numbers across the country, it is important to put this information into context. In the county, cases among vaccinated individuals accounted for 11 percent of those admitted to hospitals. Nationwide, it is estimated that the number is less than one percent. According to the latest data from the CDC, less than 0.004 percent of people who have been fully vaccinated have experienced a breakthrough case resulting in hospitalization, and less than 0.001 percent have died.

Mayoral Candidates downtown developer. Both Sneddon and Reed grew up in Santa Barbara; both are smart and thoughtful; neither aspires to higher office. When it comes to values and vision—and political chops—they diverge sharply. This one could get hot. As for Joyce’s demand that City Hall require its employees be vaccinated, Murillo said City Hall is moving in that direction already, adding that “details and timing need to be worked out.” Murillo said she’s been discussing that matter with the head of Local 620 of the Service Employees International


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Though the number of 35,000 cases in vaccinated individuals may seem high, it pales in comparison to the 35 million active cases in the country. Also contributing to vaccine hesitancy is the data found in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). With this unverified reporting system, it’s also important to understand background context. This system is used to report adverse effects of vaccination but does not determine if a vaccine caused the events that are reported. The CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which run the system, note the limitations of the data, which is primarily designed as an early signal to detect issues with vaccines. The CDC says on its own website that “reports submitted to VAERS often lack details and sometimes contain errors.” Those opposed to vaccine mandates in schools or workplaces are also concerned about freedom of choice in health care and vaccines that may have been rushed through emergency approval. A full FDA approval may change some minds, but some may still be morally opposed. One rumor alleged that vaccines made women sterile. According to the World Health Organization, this myth stems from a petition filed stating that a protein in the Pfizer vaccine is similar to one that can disrupt placental development in pregnant women, rendering them sterile. This was not the case, as the protein in the Pfizer vaccine bears no resemblance to the harmful protein and has no adverse effect on pregnancy. COVID-19 vaccines are new, and individuals should consult with medical professionals and public health guidance when deciding on a vaccine. Please check county n for regular updates.

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by Melinda Burns wo years after Helios Dayspring was caught breaking county zoning and state water quality laws — he was illegally expanding a cannabis operation on private land in Los Padres National Forest and polluting the creeks — county officials are taking steps that could lead to the shutdown of his last remaining “grow” here. Dayspring’s rise in the Central Coast cannabis industry was swift; he opened three dispensaries in San Luis Obispo County in recent years and was granted 37 provisional state licenses for the cultivation of medical marijuana in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. A glowing promotional video from 2017, posted on YouTube, showed footage of Dayspring as a baby and called him “The Sun King.” “It’s a high-risk business,” Dayspring says in the video. “You can lose everything. You have to have the confidence to pull this shit off . … We’re never leaving the mountains if we don’t have to.” Yet he will be leaving soon. In an abrupt reversal of fortune, Dayspring is expected to plead guilty this month to felony charges of tax evasion in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties and bribery of a San Luis Obispo County supervisor. The plea agreement was filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles on July 28; it states that the bribe was $32,000, and that Dayspring will pay the Internal Revenue Service $3.4 million. He faces up to 13 years in prison. Now, Santa Barbara County officials have been laying the groundwork for a state order that would force Dayspring to surrender the six provisional licenses that allow him to grow cannabis on his Los Padres in-holdings—two parcels totaling 160 acres on an oak-studded ridgeline east of Santa Maria, two miles from Tepusquet Road. These are the last active state licenses that Dayspring holds for cannabis cultivation in this county, down from 18 in 2018. His company, 805 Ag Holdings LLC, applied for a county zoning permit in late 2018 to grow six acres of cannabis in Los Padres. According to a new permit application that was submitted to the county last week, one acre of cannabis is currently under cultivation on Dayspring’s holdings there. In a July 19 letter this year, the Santa Barbara County Executive Office warned Dayspring that because he had “failed to make appropriate progress” on his zoning permit application and no longer had an application pending, the county intended to notify the state licensing authority that “your cannabis operation does not comply with local laws and/or regulations.”


Helios Dayspring, shown here on the site of his active “grow” east of Santa Maria

Four of Dayspring’s six active provisional licenses for his Los Padres in-holdings are set to expire this month; two are set to expire next year. Absent a notice of noncompliance, the state would automatically renew them for another year, Brittany Heaton, principal analyst for the county’s cannabis program, said. On Friday, Heaton met with Stacey Wooten, an agent for 805 Ag Holdings LLC, and Ty Green, a lawyer for the company, to discuss the county’s proposed letter to the state. If the matter cannot be resolved, Heaton said, they will have 10 days to request a one-hour hearing before a “neutral hearing officer” — another county employee — to present their case. “We provide due process,” she said. “We’re moving forward as quickly as we can. We are committed to ensuring that the cannabis operations in our county are complying with all local ordinances and regulations.” Wooten did not return a reporter’s request for comment this week. Green said: “This was not a high-level meeting. We’re just trying to work through the issues they raised in the letter. I don’t know what their decision is going to be.” Residents of scenic Tepusquet Canyon, a remote rural community of 375 people east of Santa Maria, have been pressing the county for years to shut Dayspring down. His truck drivers and employees use Tepusquet Road, a narrow and winding throughway, to get to and from his cannabis grows in Los Padres. County planners cited Dayspring in early 2019 for violating the county cannabis ordinance by falsely claiming to be growing medical marijuana as a “legal-nonconforming” crop on one of his Los Padres properties. Then, during the next two years, the record shows, they repeatedly extended the deadlines for Dayspring to complete his permit application. “We recognize and appreciate that the county is finally taking action, but we want to know why it took so many years,” Renée O’Neill said. “Tepusquet community has been documenting and reporting illicit activity in relation to this grower since 2015.”



Teens Find Alternatives to Violence


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All-Ages Outreach Program Holds Monthly Workshops for Area Youth at Elings Park roubled” teens often get a bad rap, but area youth outreach programs are working to reach these kids—who can be disregarded at school and at home— and make them feel connected to their community and themselves. Santa Barbara’s Alternatives to Violence Project (SBAVP) was founded in 2018 and was the first of the worldwide organization’s com- AVP CLUB: A team figures out a “silent” exercise at Elings Park munity workshops to refer youth during an outdoor, masked workshop. from area middle and high schools to its program. sort of like peeling a shell off a hardboiled When inmates who survived the 1971 egg; it comes little by little.” Attica Prison riot — a violent outbreak The program saw a lot of progress with based on prisoners’ demands for better liv- its students in the first two years, with many ing conditions that left 43 dead—teamed completing the 20 hours and earning a cerup with New York state Quakers to create tificate. When the pandemic came, the ina program aimed at resolving conflicts, person meetings were forced to be canceled, they started the Alternatives to Violence and organizers had to be creative with the Project (AVP). The project quickly spread workshops. “It’s been a challenge because they are through word of mouth to host workshops in prisons across the country. It’s designed in person normally,” Hardy said. They to encourage individuals to take responsi- expanded to offer workshops to adults as bility for themselves and the consequences well as the teens referred by schools. It was of their actions, to be part of a community, tough, she said, to get the same engageand to find options to “fight or flight” when ment over video. “The kids didn’t respond to Zoom.” faced with conflict. The project’s Santa Barbara chapter is Elings Park became the new home to inheaded by Executive Director Pat Hardy person workshops, which are still open to and Program Director JP Herrada. Hardy 20 people per session, outdoors and with has been involved in AVP for more than masks. Some teens who have been through 25 years and said that the Santa Barbara the program go on to apprentice as facilitaprogram is special because it reaches the tors, and Hardy said the workshops are not students who are getting in trouble at school the end of the road. “There are excellent serand who don’t have a place they can feel vices throughout the community; we refer comfortable being themselves. them to these other organizations.” “They have an opportunity to speak,” She said that many of the referrals are Hardy said. One of the benefits of the teenagers from Mexican-American backvolunteer-led workshops, she said, is that grounds, bilingual, and first-generation citithe teenagers are allowed to get to know zens. Coming from this background can be themselves without pressure or judgment. difficult because they are split between the “They actually have an opportunity to look world of their parents and the world of their at themselves without being told to look at peers. “It’s hard enough to be a teenager, but to be a teenager in another culture is even themselves.” The workshops are described as more so,” Hardy said. Helping these teens “organic,” with no lectures or keynote find themselves is what keeps her volunteerspeakers. The kids are led through a series ing after more than 25 years. of exercises and games that allow them to “It’s without a doubt the most satisfying break out of their comfort zones. Many of thing I have done,” she said. the teens are referred through their schools For those in the program, the skills used after being suspended or disciplined for act- in these exercises and games carry over into ing out in school, but Hardy says when there their home and school lives, and they are is an open, inviting environment, the walls able to find the roots of their issues. “The material at AVP can be used for everycome down. “What happens in the workshops stays thing, with family, friends, even at school,” in the workshop,” she said. Though the said 16-year-old team coordinator Lisette students are sometimes hesitant to get Valente. “One thing that really helped involved, when they see their peers open- me was being able to talk without feeling ing up, it helps them break out as well. “The judged. I felt heard, and the confidence that kids start uncrossing their arms; they don’t gave me has helped improve my leadership n hide behind their hoodies,” Hardy said. “It’s skills.”



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hours of heated wrangling, it’s still not clear what the moral of the story actually is. Tuesday night’s semi-protracted showdown at Santa Barbara City Council, I think, might be as simple as this: if you want to be the Porta-Potty King of Siam, be prepared to take a little crap. Last night, representatives of MarBorg — once a family-owned small business and now a family-owned-and-operated, multifaceted waste juggernaut — were forced to endure a few slings and arrows from a few neighbors who truly hate them and their ever-throbbing industrial waste disposal operation, which is tucked into the industrial part of the Eastside where street names tend to begin with Q: Quarantina or Quinientos. For the record, I ride my bike through this neighborhood with some frequency. I enjoy it. The streets are wide and the traffic sparse. I get to see who’s living under what bridge and the latest developments in urban camping. And I genuinely like the smell of wet trash in the morning, in controlled doses. And while the rest of Santa Barbara is performing acts of senseless beauty, the people down here — mostly MarBorg workers — are engaged in essential activities to any urban organism: taking care of trash. MarBorg, whose owners and officers proudly, and frequently, trace their lineage



as Santa Barbara trash haulers back 100 years or so, had applied to build a nearly 3,200-square-foot warehouse on 1.26 acres down by the railroad tracks where Quarantina Street heads past a semi-gussified industrial condo complex known as Railroad Square. This warehouse has aroused the considerable wrath of Guy Dolev, an alum of Santa Barbara High School and owner of a business named Natural Pack, and tenant/owner of Railroad Square. When built, this warehouse will stand 20½ feet tall; it will be surrounded by a six-foot-high fence. MarBorg will plant 17 trees, after having removed 19 mature eucalyptus trees. It will provide 525 feet of new sidewalk, capture and treat contaminated runoff, and remediate some seriously contaminated soil.  Inside this warehouse will be the supplies needed to run MarBorg’s porta-potty empire. Imagine nearly 3,200 square feet of toilet paper, paper hand towels, and hand sanitizer piled 20 feet high. The sheer volume of this suggests that revenue stream generated by the porta-potty biz exceeds the waste stream, which is considerable.  Outside will be porta-potties lined up like soldiers, along with their commanding officers, the elite porta-potty consoles, plus a flotilla of trucks — powered by compressed natural gas, and an impressive assemblage of roll-out boxes.

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I confess I showed up expecting fireworks. When the project went before the Planning Commission in May, Dolev was a Mount Vesuvius of personal vituperation, castigating the Borgatello family in the most personal and slanderous of terms. Over the years, I had received numerous emails from Dolev, and typically they were hot enough to require asbestos gloves. And it’s the threat of asbestos — or the possibility of it — that seems to be animating Dolev. Or maybe it’s loss of on-street parking spaces to MarBorg’s 400 happily employed workers. Or, as suggested, it might be the mere existence of the Borgatellos’ sprawling 9.5-acre patchwork of noisy, stinky, industrial operations so close to the Funk Zone and expensive hotels. But this time, Dolev left most of the talking to the redoubtable Natasha Todorovic, an Eastside activist and a gifted artist in scornful commentary. The new warehouse, Todorovic acknowledged, is probably quite innocuous, but it’s part and parcel of 9.5 acres of industrial wasteland where massive quantities of concrete get pulverized, filling the air with oceans of dust, some of which could include cancer-causing silica and asbestos. It flies all over the Eastside, inflicting who knows what damage on the unsuspecting lungs of who knows how many residents. But because the Air Pollution Control District does not operate any monitoring stations nearby, no one knows

what’s in the air column and how real the threat might be. Todorvic also accused the Borgatellos of operating without necessary permits or exceeding the terms and conditions of the permits they had. In this regard, she said, she likened the project under review to a closet. But the “house” in question was the whole 9.5 acres. And until the house gets cleaned up, City Hall shouldn’t allow the new closet.  MarBorg’s attorney, Robert Forouzandeh, rebutted all allegations, describing them either as “false,” “blatantly false,” or “patently false.” The prior owners, he said, allowed the property to become a festering illegal, toxic operation that MarBorg has cleaned up.  The irony here is that MarBorg managed to gobble up all its competition by virtue of its commitment to recycling, which was both exceptionally shrewd and genuinely impressive.  The vote was 7-0 in MarBorg’s favor. It wasn’t actually that close. Even so, Councilmember Alejandra Gutierrez, whose district includes the 9.5 acres in question, expressed serious concern about air quality. Councilmember Kristen Sneddon, as always, had questions. Where were the big clouds of particulate matter coming from? she asked. Everyone, she said, could see them from the Riviera. The moral of the story? Not all questions got answered Tuesday night. —Nick Welsh



10 Percent Is Not Enough


t no point throughout the redistricting process in Santa Barbara County has the racial or ethnic breakdown of the committee been seriously considered important. The commission is supposed to be reasonably representative of the demography of county residents, yet it is not. While commissioners appeared concerned with racial representation early on, they have made themselves clear that partisanship is more important. Only one of the 10 current members, or 10 percent of the commissioners, is Hispanic, yet more than 45 percent of county residents identify as Hispanic or Latino. This is a blatant misrepresentation of county residents, not to mention another example of minority groups lacking adequate representation in our government. I am disappointed to see a commission that fails to reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of our county, and I would hope to see the Commission make some attempt to rectify this by choosing another Hispanic commissioner to replace Jannet —Gerry Cazares, Guadalupe Rios.

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f you care about climate action and a healthy democracy, vote no on the September 14, 2021, recall election. It would be easy to lose track of this strange and confusing recall election taking place in September in the midst of back-to-school activities and pandemic challenges. Don’t let this one slide. The results could be devastating, destabilizing, and environmentally destructive. When you receive a ballot in the mail later this month, vote. If you’ve moved or haven’t received a sample ballot, register by August 30 at Earlier this year, major environmental groups announced their opposition to the effort to recall Governor Gavin Newsom. Sierra Club California, NRDC Action Fund, California Environmental Justice Alliance Action, and California League of Conservation Voters all signed on. “Our communities are grappling with unprecedented and interconnected economic, public health, and climate crises that require immense government leadership in this moment, which is why this political stunt could have devastating impacts for our families and our future,” said Mary Creasman, CEO of California League of Conservation Voters. The recall is an expensive distraction (an estimated $276 million cost to taxpayers). The moti-

vations and values driving this recall — framed around opposition to efforts to contain the COVID pandemic — do not align with the values of most Californians. It has nothing to do with allegations of incapacity or high crimes or misdemeanors. It is cynical political opportunism by right-wing extremists who could never win in a general election. Whoever is elected to be governor (if Newsom is recalled) will then be governor with all of the duties and responsibilities of any governor. That includes appointments. It’s fair to assume that none of Newsom’s appointees — with the exception of those who by statute are in positions that have set terms regardless of the fate of the governor — will be retained. If the recall passes, the person elected to replace Governor Newsom could do major damage to conservation and environmental justice programs. They could fire the heads of the Natural Resources Agency, the Environmental Protection Agency, and numerous other agencies, and replace them with people much less sympathetic to conservation and environmental justice issues. They could similarly undo advances on a range of progressive issues from criminal justice to LGBTQ rights to immigration to public health. A “no” vote on the recall is essential to avoid the economic, environmental, and social impact that would result from this untenable situation. —Katie Davis, Goleta

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o windows? No fresh air? No natural light? In bucolic Santa Barbara? This isn’t Antarctica. Or San Quentin. Such a building plan is the most unhealthy, toxic, claustrophobic, mold-spore-filled, depressing, crowded-rat experiment one could possibly conceive of. In a word, “Ew.” Mr. Munger, your generosity is welcome, but kindly spend a few dollars more and spring for a large working window in each room, bathroom, and anywhere else that would be health-promoting. Pinching pennies so that students can gradually suffocate and become ill with toxic building syndrome isn’t the healthiest way to go. Toxic Building Syndrome — yes, it’s a thing. Just sayin’. —LeeAnn Morgan, S.B. Good luck, kids.

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Gabriel Juan Salvador, was born August 22, 1972 in Santa Barbara, CA to John and Rosalie Salvador. Gabe entered the world crying and weighed just shy of 10 lbs. The Drs. and nurses couldn’t believe how big he was. They said, “he looks like he’s already 3 months old.” My dad wanted to name him Roman Gabriel after the Filipino NFL football player for the Los Angeles Rams; however, my dad’s brother’s wife, Auntie Mary, was pregnant at the same time and they wanted to name their son Roman after our Filipino grandfather. Well, they ended up having a boy too. With the help of our grandma Jessie she took hold of God’s Holy Bible and opened it up looking for a name. She came across Gabriel and our mom approved. They named their only son, Gabriel Juan Salvador. Gabe was a big stocky kid when he was young yet very gentle and shy. As a kid growing up in the 70’s he was as free as a bird riding his black and red Huffy bike all around the neighborhood. Weekends were spent watching cartoons and as Christmas approached we loved watching all the Christmas cartoons while Gabe couldn’t wait for Santa Claus to arrive. Summer days were spent at Aqua Camp, Hendry’s Beach and Los Banos pool. He attended San Roque School and Notre Dame. After 8th grade graduation, our parents decided it would be best for Gabe to attend San Marcos High school. There he made many lifelong friends. As a Royal he played soccer, basketball and volleyball. He was a good athlete and was a great asset to the Royals volleyball team with his blocking skills. 16


To submit obituaries for publication, please call (805) 965-5205 or email In 1991 Gabe and his VB teammates conquered the CIF volleyball title for Southern CA. After high school Gabe attended SBCC for a short while. He worked at Goleta Valley Athletic club before moving to San Francisco to pursue his dream of becoming a Firefighter/Paramedic. He was sure built for the profession: big, strong, courageous and caring. Gabe had a love for the ocean which he inherited from our father. Gabe loved to boogie board and later an avid free diver. During one abalone dive he brought home a 10 inch abalone and was so proud of it. The ocean made him feel alive and forget about everything that was troubling him. He loved sharing his catch with anyone who loved seafood. The ocean was his happy place. It took years of training and studying as he kept his eyes on the prize of becoming a Firefighter/Paramedic. He was employed by the oldest ambulance company in San Francisco, King American Ambulance for the last 16 years. Gabe was promoted to Lieutenant at King American as well as a Paramedic for the San Francisco Fire Department. He was very skilled and good at what he did, his supervisors often placed him with new naïve paramedics to show them how to do the job right. He trained countless new employees emphasizing the importance of following protocols and procedures for professional patient care and for the safety of patients and his fellow paramedics. Gabe was very passionate about teaching safe Code 3 driving techniques while navigating the streets of San Francisco. My parents are proud to know that their son was a true team player always willing to stay late and work overtime. He was incredibly motivated and always seemed to muster up the energy to go to the gym. He kept fit and it paid off. Years later he was awarded the Star of Life for his outstanding work as a paramedic. During his years at King American he worked many

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San Francisco Giants baseball games. The company wanted a Paramedic who would represent the company respectfully. They always chose Gabe. He would hang out in the dug-out with the Giants and was careful not to get star struck or cross the boundary of work. He was lucky to work the years they went to the World Series, 2010, 2012 and 2014. During these years he would call my mom and say, “Mom, put on TV I am working the game and I am in the dug out. Do you see me?” Gabe met the love of his life Nikki Maples while they both worked at King American. They were just friends but as time passed they fell in love and married on June 24, 2017. I was extremely honored that they wanted me to marry them and that I did with great pride. It was one of Gabe’s happiest and proudest moments. It was not long after their wedding that Gabe was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. The Drs. gave my brother 3 months to live but Gabe did not listen to their timeline. Gabe was very stubborn and would not give in to anyone. It’s a good and bad trait to have but in this case it was very good for the sake of cancer. During this time my brother made the most important decision of his life and placed his trust in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. The Lord gave him an extra 3 years. The Drs. saw how fit and strong he was and knew he could endure an intense aggressive regimen. He stoically endured 50 rounds of chemotherapy, immunotherapy and radiation. He fought this battle like a true Olympic Champion not once giving up. You may not agree but cancer saved my brother’s life. He was not a firm believer in Jesus Christ until cancer crept in to try and destroy him. However, that all changed that fateful February day when the Dr. entered the room dumbfounded that this young, handsome, fit man had stage 4 cancer. Gabe ran to the one who could save him; his God the creator. He quickly found


his home church, Spring Hills in Santa Rosa and loved it. God’s word was hope and life for him. Gabe kicked cancer’s ass and WON the battle. He did not loose. He would be mad if you said he lost the battle. He fought the battle with mighty strength with God holding him up with His righteous right hand. God never left his side and my brother is now with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ forever in Heaven. Gabriel Juan Salvador, Paramedic #1217, won the battle on Sunday evening, December 27, 2020. He grabbed hold of his Saviors hand and was healed from cancer. Gabe is ALIVE and FREE in Heaven, no more pain and suffering. HallelujahPRAISE GOD!!! We are so thankful for the love and care his wife Nikki provided for my parent’s son. It was a long and arduos road especially as newlyweds. She provided Gabe with everything he needed. Gabe is survived by his wife Nikki, his son Ty, stepson Austin, his parents John and Rosalie Salvador, his sister Sharon, brother in law Alex Jegottka, nephews Milan and Gian, and his grandmother Jessie Salvador. He also will be greatly missed by his wife’s family and friends in Santa Rosa, CA, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. We will be celebrating his life, Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 10 am. The service will be held at South Coast Church 5814 Cathedral Oaks Rd., Goleta, CA 93117. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day-and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8

Elizabeth O’Malley

11/22/1962 - 7/31/2021

Elizabeth Jane O’Malley of Santa Barbara, California. Beloved mother of Casey Michaelson and Eliza Scheley; Grandmother of Ella Michaelson; daughter of Betty O’Malley and the late Patrick O’Malley; sister of Gabrielle, Vincent, Dominic and Patrick O’Malley, Jr.; sister-in-law of Timothy Murphy, Minako (Omori) O’Malley; and Kate (Neish) O’Malley; aunt to Zach, Hannah, Patrick and Maggie O’Malley. Liz had an inner joy that would light up any room, and a warmth that radiated to everyone around her. She loved those in her life deeply and reminded them of it daily. She felt most at peace in nature; the Blue Jays, crows and squirrels relied on her for their daily peanuts and sunflower seeds. She even fed dog food to racoons by hand. She passed her connection to nature to her daughters. Liz was immeasurably kind, generous, and loving. She was the ultimate cheerleader, and loved clapping for her brothers from the shore as they caught waves on their paddleboards. Liz had a sense of fun that was hard to match and was a true free spirit. She had a beautiful voice and loved to sing. She loved to laugh, garden, and cook delicious food. Liz giddily frequented local restaurants and thrift shops, sharing her smile and friendly conversation with everyone she met. Her uniqueness shined the most through her genuine heart and gentle spirit. Liz was a wonderful person. Her family and friends will deeply miss her.

obituaries James R Julca

12/16/1935 - 5/13/2021

James Julca, beloved teacher, husband, brother, father and grandfather passed away peacefully at his home in Santa Barbara, CA on May 13,2021 at the age of 85. In 1963 he began a series of trips back to Peru to court a woman he had known since childhood, Maria Antonieta Lint. After she agreed to marry him, they embarked on some years of careful planning before they were wed in Lima Peru in 1966. The planning paid off. After their wedding, they moved to Santa Barbara, raised a son and daughter, and remained together for 55 years until his passing. James had a quiet but steadfast faith in God, acquired from his parents and shaped by his own curiosity and understanding of the universe. His love of learning the Bible led him to occasionally write and share about what he discovered. James was born in Cajamarca, Peru on December 16, 1935, to Esperidion Julca, a Peruvian pastor, and Rachel Julca, an American nurse and missionary. James is survived by his wife, Maria Antonieta, older brother Elgyn,daughter Raquel, son and daughterin-law Jamie and Kate, and grandchildren, Hadley and Lily. Always interested in science, he came to the United States at 17 to study chemistry at Pasadena College (now Point Loma Nazarene University), where he earned a BS in chemistry. He earned his MS at SDSU, and then worked at UCLA as a research chemist for the Atomic Energy Project with the focus of finding peacetime applications for the then new field of nuclear energy. In the 1960’s James discovered his enduring love of teaching when he came to Santa Barbara City College to start the chemistry department. Even after his retirement from SBCC in 1996, James continued to occasionally teach and consult for another 15 years. His students knew him for his unique sense of humor, wonderfully handdrawn lab manuals, and will-

To submit obituaries for publication, please call (805) 965-5205 or email ingness to spend time beyond the classroom with any who wanted help in understanding science. A memorial service will be held Saturday August 21st at 1pm at Shoreline Community Church located at 935 San Andres St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 in the reception hall.

Gene Goldberg

9/6/1918 - 6/19/2021

Genevieve Lewis Goldberg, better known as Gene, was a woman with a wonderful spirit, a big heart, and a strong personality. She was a loving wife, mother to two children and three stepchildren, grandmother to three grandchildren, a second grade teacher, a lifelong friend to many, and progressive activist throughout her life. Gene was born on September 6th, 1918, in Los Angeles, the daughter of Annie Shlachow and Frank Lewis. She passed, peacefully in her home in Santa Barbara surrounded by family, on June 19th, 2021, three months shy of her 103rd birthday. Gene grew up in Los Angeles, went to Fairfax High and then onto USC where she majored in math. In 1941 just prior to graduating she left school, married Justin Slaff and went to work for the Union Oil Co. Justin enlisted in the Coast Guard and was stationed in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Gene went with him and while there worked for the Air Force. Transferred back to California, Gene worked first for a shipyard in National City and then in a defense plant in Los Angeles. Her daughter Marilyn was born in 1944. After Justin returned from serving in the war they settled in West LA. Gene and Justin became part owners of a wholesale china and glass business. In 1955 her son Geoffrey was born. Gene divorced in 1957 and found herself now a single mom

with two children. In order to support herself and her family she decided to go back to USC and finish her college education. In 1964 she graduated with a BA degree in history along with a teaching certificate. Gene requested to teach in South Central LA and was assigned to a 2nd grade class at the Seventy Fifth Street Elementary School located in a poor neighborhood where she was the only white teacher. It didn’t take long for Gene to show her colleagues, her students and their parents that she was a teacher full of love, support and commitment, quickly becoming a popular member of the school and neighborhood communities. Gene met Murray Goldberg at a meeting of the local chapter of the Parents Without Partners organization, which she helped start. They were married in 1965 and Gene inherited three stepchildren, Stephen, Michael and Nicole. Gene continued to teach at the Seventy Fifth Street Elementary School until 1977 when she and Murray retired and moved to Santa Barbara. During her time as a teacher Gene won numerous accolades including a Teacher of the Year award for her efforts pushing for school lunch and breakfast programs, parent teacher meetings, and home visits. Upon her retirement in 1977 Gene received the Mayor’s Certificate of Appreciation from then Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley recognizing her 13 years of “outstanding efforts and accomplishments”. Throughout Gene’s entire life she was active in politics and fighting for progressive changes. When she saw something wasn’t right or people were being treated unfairly, she rolled up her sleeves to do something to rectify the situation whether it was direct action or by helping to elect candidates she felt would push for the right legislative solutions. During her early years in LA and while at USC she was active in the American Peace Mobilization organization, co-chaired the campus Inter-faith Council, was chair of the Young Democrats Club.

When she moved to Santa Barbara she got involved in various non-profits like the Homeless Coalition, the Rape Crisis Center, the Environmental Defense Center, the Fund for Santa Barbara Grant Making Committee, and the Legal Defense Center where she was the Board chairperson for two years. A long time progressive liberal, Gene was on the board of the Democratic League and the Democratic Women. She served as chair of the Democratic Women in 1986 and was chosen as the Democratic Woman of the Year in 1987. In 1989 Gene and her husband Murray, received the Network’s Tenth Annual Community Service Award. She also worked with the Women’s Political Caucus and the Tenants Union. Gene was well known as Jack O’Connell’s campaign mother; she nurtured hundreds of campaign workers in many campaigns, giving continual support and sustenance. She was an original member of the Oversight Committee for the SB County Jail Inmate Welfare Fund for education programs, and in-house counseling and in 2001 received the Sheriff ’s Community Spirit Award from the SB County Sheriff ’s Department and was also recognized by the California State Senate and State Assembly. Gene was a great lover of food. She was a fantastic cook always looking to try new and interesting recipes to add to her ever growing list of “standards”. A family tradition was Gene cooking whatever the person celebrating their birthday wanted for their special dinner. More often than not the chosen meal was barbequed spareribs, baked beans and her famous cole slaw. She loved to entertain and would cook for days preparing food for parties or political events for dozens of people. Going out for dinner or lunch was something she loved to do and did regularly with friends and family, going to favorite places or exploring new restaurants that sounded interesting to her. But she had a critical side and a restaurant or recipe that didn’t live up to her high


expectations was stricken from her list of go-to’s and not tried again. A month prior to passing Gene was out to lunch at Lucky’s, a favorite of hers, enjoying a vodka martini, the onion rings, potato skins, the petit filet mignon and the chocolate sundae for dessert. She enjoyed it all with a big smile on her face. Raised a secular Jew Gene made sure that no holiday went by without the appropriate celebration. All through the years she would play Easter Bunny to her children and then her grandchildren and always had a beautifully decorated Christmas tree in her home with a pile of presents for her family and friends. An example of her warm heart was her penchant for gifting one pound boxes of See’s chocolate, Nuts and Chews or just Nuts, to her friends, family, the plumber, the doctor and even the dentist. She would take two boxes of See’s chocolate to her dentist’s office, one for the dental hygienist and one for the office staff. Who takes candy to their dentist? Well Gene did. Gene was smart, wise, and someone who knew herself and would speak her mind. If she wanted something or had an opinion, she said it. If you asked her advice, she would give it. One might not like everything she said but for the most part it was right on. Right to the end of her life she was mentally sharp and fiercely independent. Gene is survived by her daughter Marilyn Craig, and her partner Michael Mann, her son, Geoffrey Slaff and his wife Dale Zurawski, her grandchildren, Tad Slaff, Margo Stokum and her husband Lou Stokum, and Dena Slaff, as well as, her two stepchildren, Michael Goldberg and his partner Toni Ellis, and Nicole Goldberg. Gene was a wonderful person, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She had a sharp intellect, a big heart and a strong sense of right and wrong. She will be missed but will live on in the memories of all who knew her.

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obituaries Karl William Bream 9/9/1933 - 6/18/2021

Karl William Bream passed away on Friday, June 18, 2021 at the age of 87. He was born to William and Pauline Bream on September 9, 1933, in Santa Barbara, California. He graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1951 and was soon drafted into the U.S. Navy where he served his country aboard the heavy attack cruiser the U.S.S. Los Angeles, known as the flagship for the Pacific Fleet. There, Karl saw extensive action in the Korean War. Karl was rated as a medical corpsmen and received numerous commendations and medals during his 4-year term abroad ship. Upon his honorable discharge, Karl returned home to Santa Barbara and attended the local college. Before his retirement, Karl was employed as a draftsmen for the County of Santa Barbara, and later, as a building and safety inspector up until his retirement in 1988. Karl remained active in the community, working various projects, as a private residential inspector and co-founding the Santa Barbara corvette club in 1962. Karl was a sport enthusiast, and enjoyed was various sports to include Nascar Racing. He developed a passion for gardening, and his green thumb produced his pride and joy- an array of colorful, beautiful orchids. His family and friends remember his thoughtful, kind-hearted, and giving nature. As such, upon his passing, Karl expressed his need to deliver his profound thanks to his long time physician, Dr. M. Bernstein, his home care nurses, his neighbors, Joe and Linda, and his good friend Juanita Carter, for all their care and support throughout his life’s journey. 18


To submit obituaries for publication, please call (805) 965-5205 or email Karl is survived by two sisters, Mary Douglas and Linda Cromer, his son and daughterin-law, Kristian and Tereza Bream and his daughter, Kori Mang. Karl also leaves behind his three granddaughters, Meghan Rowe, Kylie Mang and Emily Bream, and many nieces, nephews and life-long friends. Funeral arrangements are forthcoming.

by his wife, Agnes, sons, Scott, Brad (Chris) and Tim(Karen) and 2 grandchildren, Nick and Kelsey. We are left with many cherished memories of his sweet, eager-to-help, generous nature. No memorial services are planned at this time, but donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation or a charity of your choice.

Robert H Garner

Karen Leslee Johnson (Barnes), 77

1/19/1929 - 7/29/2021

4/7/1944 - 7/7/2021

Robert (Bob) Garner, 92, was born Jan. 19, 1929 in Payette, Id. and passed away July 29, 2021. He joined his “younger” twin brother “Billy,” older brother Dale, his mother Virgie and his beloved Uncles Sterling and Otis. His passing was just short of the 70th anniversary of his marriage to Agnes, “the love of his life,” on Aug. 11, 1951. Bob grew up in rural western Idaho, raised with the help and example of a humble, hard-working family on his mother’s side. He joined the United States Army before turning 18, served in Korea, and returned to better himself in pursuit of an education. After marrying Agnes and the birth of two sons, he completed a degree at Oregon Institute of Technology. In 1957, he set out on his career as a land surveyor in Santa Barbara, California. Once blessed with a third son, he began a successful business, Garner Land Surveying. Bob was involved in much of the modern development of Santa Barbara and Goleta, mapping and performing layout construction for the University, subdivisions and other projects throughout the county. Loved by his family, friends and many peers, Bob set an example of love and support for so many. He is survived

Passed away on July 7, 2021 at Sarah House in Santa Barbara, California. Karen was born in Santa Barbara on April 7, 1944 to Delbert and Eleanor Barnes. Karen grew up in Santa Barbara and graduated from San Marcos High School. She lived in Goleta for 20 years then spent the last 15 years living at Pilgrim Terrace, Santa Barbara. Karen is survived by her sisters Linda French of Los Osos and Louann Barnes of Figueroa Mountain. Her three daughters; Paige Croix of Show Low Arizona, Melissa and Lenny Salas of San Diego, Brooke and Joel Gustafson and grandchildren Callie and Conner Gustafson of Canyon Country. She was a loving mother and proud grandmother. Karen was active in the Santa Barbara Community. She was a member of the Multiple Sclerosis Society where she mentored many and earned many awards for MS advocacy. Karen was a 25 year Board Member of CenCal Health and a Board Liaison for the Community Advisory Board as well as Board Member of Easy Lift Transportation. She served as Co-Chair on the South Coast Transit Advisory Council as well as the Access Advisory Commit-

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tee for In-Home Supportive Services. Additionally, Karen served as president of the Board for the Pilgrim Terrace community where she resided. Karen served as a consultant for the City of Santa Barbara in regards to handicap accessibility. Karen enjoyed playing with her bridge groups, attending the Santa Barbara Symphony and traveling throughout Santa Barbara in her motorized wheelchair. The family wishes to thank Rosalinda Palacios Cruz, her caregiver and friend for 20 years and the Palacios Cruz Family. The staff of Sarah House, the Pilgrim Terrace Community and the many physicians who cared for Karen throughout the years. Memorial donations can be made to the MS Society Channel Islands 1921-A State St Santa Barbara CA 93101 A Celebration Of Life Services will be at the First United Methodist Church 305 E Anapamu St Santa Barbara CA 93101 on August 28, 2021 at 2:00pm.

BADILLO, Elvira (Garcia) 1932 - 2021

Our mother, Elvira (Garcia) Badillo passed away on August 3, 2021, after a long illness. She was born in Santa Barbara in February 1932. She attended Wilson School, Santa Barbara JH and Santa Barbara High, graduating in 1950. She met the love of her life, Ernest Badillo, at SBJHS in 1947. They wed in 1952. They were together until his death in 2014. Mom and Dad intended to travel in their retirement, but Dad’s ill health curtailed that. Mom was a dedicated wife, always at his side. They were able to take a trip to Washington, DC and Williamsburg, which they referred to as the best trip they ever took.

Five years ago, Mom made the giant decision to sell the family home on the Mesa and downsize. It was the hardest thing she ever did, not ever having to pack up and move anywhere before. It took her a while, but she finally said she was glad she did it. Mom was one of the few working mothers we knew growing up. She retired from the City of Santa Barbara in 1987. She was a member of the SBHS Alumni Association and Native Daughters of the Golden West, Tierra de Oro #304. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Badillo. She is survived by her children, Deborah Aceves (Roger), Elizabeth Badillo (Robert Jacinto), Ernest Badillo, Jr and Gail Badillo, all of Santa Barbara. She is survived by six grandchildren, Tim Aceves (Ashley), Maggie Yznaga Adkins (Scott), Joseph Yznaga, Amy Badillo, Ben Badillo, and Victoria Badillo. As well as many nieces and nephews, most notably her niece Gloria Caswell. She is survived by her sister Maggie Gonzalez of Santa Ana and her brother Jose Garcia of Santa Maria. She is predeceased by her parents, Wenceslado and Petra Garcia, sisters: Gregoria Orozco, Lillian Nevarez, Dora Martinez, Angelina Gonzales, Lupe Ruiz, and brother Manual Garcia. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Visiting Nurse and Hospice for their support and concern about our mother, especially Linda, Reggie and Premi. The family would also like to thank the many caregivers for the care they gave to our mother. Thank you to Patricia, Souri, Elia, Maria, Catalina, and Lisbeth. Viewing will be on Friday August 13th, 9:00 to 5:00 at Welch-Ryce-Haider. Rosary will be recited at 7:00, in the Welch-Ryce-Haider chapel. Funeral will take place on Saturday August 14that 10:00, Holy Cross Church with burial following. Please wear masks.

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accomplished educator, performer of Latin fusion music genres, and longtime Santa Barbara resident, died unexpectedly on May 9. Hugo’s generous and warm-hearted presence will be sorely missed. Although I had known Hugo for a few years when he performed in Ensamble Vientos del Sur (Winds of the South Ensemble), it was only in June 2019 that Hugo and I discovered our deep, shared connection to one very tiny CONNECTIONS: Respected leader of the Son Jaroco Ensemble at UC Santa Barbara and specific place in Mexico: Hugo Macario (center) with his wife, Lucia Torres (left), and the author before the trip the Island of Jarácuaro. to Jarácuaro Hugo’s family is from the Island of Járacuaro, Lake Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, part of a region with a remarkable mestizo identities. In the U.S.A., son jarocho was legacy of teachers, teacher training, and vibrant musi- popularized by Ritchie Valens’s performance of “La cal and cultural practices. Significantly, it has been Bamba” and has been performed in recent decades the home of P’urhépecha peoples for many centuries. within social justice events. An expression of son I, on the other hand, moved from the U.K. to live jarocho is through a fandango, where everyone in Mexico in the mid-1990s, spending most of my gathers around a tarima — a low wooden platform time living on or near the Island of Jarácuaro for my — taking turns to perform footwork that provides a research on musical practices and teaching. I played rhythmic percussive layer. For me, fandango seems violin with an ensemble from Jarácuaro, where I got to connect most strongly with Hugo’s commitment to know many musicians, dancers, and teachers. to inclusive teaching and social justice, embodyOf course, I knew of the Macario family as teachers ing the idea of convivencia — being together. I was from Jarácuaro who, like others, lived in the nearby privileged to witness Hugo’s expertise in teaching UCSB students and Santa Barbara community lakeside town of Pátzcuaro. Hugo and I only made this shared connection members, creating convivencia through musical to the Island of Jarácuaro in June 2019. We were practices. Hugo was truly a skilled and generous in conversation at UC Santa Barbara, where I have teacher and musician who enabled every particibeen a professor in the Department of Music since pant to feel included and valued. 2011. We were preparing for Hugo’s interview for the Hugo’s ability to generate connections was obvirole of director of the UCSB Son Jarocho Ensem- ous to me immediately following our spine-tinble. We had one of those exchanges that start out gling conversation in June 2019. I already had a with general connections — “… Mexico … state visit to Jarácuaro planned for June, because a dear of Michoacán” — and then, with each added piece friend was to host the celebration of Corpus Christi. of information, become a spine-tingling sense of Enthusiastically, Hugo said that I should therefore deep correlation — “… near the city of Morelia … meet with his sister Maria on Jarácuaro. A couple near the town of Pátzcuaro … one of the islands on of days later, Hugo and Lucia Torres, his wonderLake Pátzcuaro … the Island of Jarácuaro.” At that ful wife, came to my house in Santa Barbara. We point, Hugo and I knew that we would have so much chatted away and even had a FaceTime call with to talk about and so many possibilities for future Maria. Then, three days later, I was on the Island collaborations. of Jarácuaro meeting Maria in person. While I was Born on August 15, 1965, in Pátzcuaro, Hugo with Maria, Hugo phoned to check that we had started playing Latin American musical genres at managed to meet up. After discovering our shared connection to an early age, being particularly drawn to music for social justice. Following in his family’s footsteps, Jarácuaro, Hugo gave me a copy of Historias que he trained as a teacher in the Pátzcuaro region and contar — Stories to Tell — a CD he created in 2015 with Jose and Robert and Ensamble Vientos del Sur. taught in local schools. After moving to Santa Barbara in 1990, he con- If you look at the beautiful and intricate cover, you tinued to develop his expertise as a musician and will see Lucia’s stunning collage of photos, includteacher. With Jose Elizarraraz and Roberto Gal- ing Jarácuaro. 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THE WELCOME MAT: New signage facing State Street announces that the museum is ready to receive visitors.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Completes Major Renovation


by Charles Donelan

very museum tells a story; great muse-

ums tell many of them. On Sunday, August 15, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art begins a new chapter, perhaps the most significant such turning point since its inception in 1941. After nearly seven years of construction, and at an expense of more than $50 million, the entire building at the corner of State and Anapamu streets has been seismically retrofitted; its complex security, storage, and climate-control systems overhauled; and its galleries reimagined to better serve the tastes and interests of a new century. Without losing the delicate balance between preservation and innovation, the project offers visitors a fresh experience not only of the museum’s extraordinarily significant collections but also of the ways in which they represent the aspirations of Santa Barbara, a city long identified as exceptional. The new Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) feels destined to center an enlightened community through the pursuit of thoughtful and enduring visions of an ideal life. In the decades following the 1925 earthquake, Santa Barbara got a makeover that has had a determining impact on the direction of the city ever since. Inspired

by the great architectural achievements of Bertram Goodhue, George Washington Smith, Lutah Maria Riggs, and others and driven by the charismatic leadership of Pearl Chase, the city adopted its distinctive Spanish Colonial style and created the civic bureaucracy necessary to enforce it. In step with this wholesale reimagining of the built environment, there was a kind of Santa Barbara renaissance, complete with music, theater, film, and dance. In the midst of this most ambitious time — the first half of the 20th century — worldly (and wealthy) people came together in support of the idea that the city should have a museum comparable in quality to the private art collections hereabouts. To this end, the old post office building was acquired, and modifications began of which we are now seeing the latest iterations.

Why All the Work?

The post office building on which the current SBMA is based is more than 100 years old. It survived the earthquake of 1925 and provides the foundation for the museum we enjoy today. As anyone with experience maintaining property will tell you, 100 years is a

very long time. For Larry Feinberg, whose CEO post at the museum is officially titled the Robert & Mercedes Eichholz Director, this project has been an all-consuming one since it began shortly after his arrival in December 2007. Feinberg knew that this work needed to be done, and he also knew that he and the museum’s board were in agreement that the solution lay in a thorough renovation of the existing structure, rather than in an entirely new building. Even if it meant rebuilding everything from the foundation up, this would be a renovation and not a tear-down. Having seen how the escalating costs of new buildings by famous architects could devastate the bottom lines of other museums, Feinberg was determined that this would not happen in Santa Barbara. Thanks to the tireless work of a large team in adapting to changing conditions along the way, and to the support of a loyal community of conscientious donors, this project will be completely paid for by the time it opens to the public on Sunday, August 15. No bonds, no loans, no accounts outstanding — a remarkable achievement for which many generous Santa Barbarans deserve credit.


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Like almost every renovation project of any scale, this one hit some unexpected challenges along the way. In fact, the first three years of the work involved a forensic approach to the building, in which layers were peeled away, no one knowing what might be underneath. For example, the large McCormick Gallery on the side of the museum toward the courthouse, which was added to the original post office structure shortly after the museum first opened in the 1940s, turned out to be not a solid structure. Rather, to quote Feinberg, it was “a pile of bricks” with one wall — the one facing the old building — never completed. Years of hanging major shows and hosting large events in this earthquake-prone region without understanding the flimsiness of this seemingly substantial room are thankfully now just unsettling memories. Today, the McCormick Gallery is completely reinforced with a steel cage superstructure and giant helical piles screwed deep into the earth so that, according to Feinberg, “in the event of an earthquake, we won’t be pitched up.”

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Major improvements to the ways in which the museum handles and stores art will transform the building’s impact on Anapamu Street and the courtyard facing the Santa Barbara Public Library Main Branch. The new loading dock on Anapamu can accommodate much larger and heavier objects than ever before, an important consideration given both the ambitious scale at which many contemporary artists choose to work, and the constraints on the lending of valuable artworks, which must be insured against any damage that might occur not only on-site but also in transit. When the City of Santa Barbara evaluated the museum’s initial plans for this loading dock, it specified that, however big the museum wanted to go with its freight elevator, trucks could not block the sidewalk on Anapamu Street. As a result, the elevator was constructed so that when it is fully open, a 40-foot 18-wheeler can back into the building so far that the cab vanishes off the sidewalk. Similar “good neighbor” features abound in the signage and the redesign of the State Street

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entrance and ticketing area. The decision to keep the museum open during the construction period has had at least one unintended positive result, which is that the staff has had a chance to live through the repurposing of State Street as a pedestrian mall. The new signs on State Street are attuned to the new level and type of activity out front, and the accessible ramp entrance leading up to the reception area from Anapamu Street blends well with the promenade atmosphere. The museum now participates fully in the flow of street life that animates this exclusively ambulatory portion of the city’s historic arts district.

On View from Now On

Like major museums in larger cities, the SBMA has more than one area of strength. The collections of Greek and Roman antiquities, Asian art and antiquities, 19th- and 20th-century Euro-


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pean painting, and 19th- and 20th-century American painting are all considered world-class, as are more recently acquired holdings in photography and contemporary art. These collections represent the legacy of generous donors and ambitious, scholarly curators. People such as Karen Sinsheimer and Charlie Wylie in photography, Susan Tai in Asian art, James Glisson and Julie Joyce in contemporary art, and Eik Kahng as chief curator have built these collections object by precious object over decades. Thanks to the new galleries, more work than ever before will be on display. For Director of Education Patsy Hicks, that’s a key advantage: “The new galleries, above all, offer us the opportunity to share more of the museum’s collection with visitors. To reacquaint them with longtime favorites and introduce them to many powerful and provocative new works is truly a delight.” All of these areas, plus a new media section under the curatorship of Wylie, now have permanent DRIVING FORCE: Museum CEO and director spaces where they will Larry Feinberg came to Santa Barbara in be on display contin2007 knowing that this ambitious renovation uously, with works project would be a priority for most of the from the archives next decade. rotating through galleries devoted to each medium. Although this reconfiguration represents an advance for photography and contemporary art in particular, Feinberg maintains that the optimum ratio of more recent to older art has been preserved. He feels that “a number of encyclopedic museums have become too narrowly focused on contemporary work in recent years,” and he is determined to “keep the balance” in Santa Barbara by maintaining active gallery space for art from before the 20th century.

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RECEIVING: New developments on the Anapamu Street side of the building include an ADA-compliant entrance ramp and a giant loading dock and deluxe freight elevator.

The Return of the ‘Lansdowne Hermes’

Which raises an interesting question: What single work best exemplifies the Santa Barbara Museum of Art? Despite a ravishing abundance of great candidates, from a historical point of view there’s only one answer, and that’s the giant Roman sculpture known as the “Lansdowne Hermes.” This monumental male nude, a Roman copy of a Greek original circa 1st-2nd century CE, has been in Malibu while the renovation was completed, “having some work done” at the Getty Villa. [Here’s a link to the Getty’s video documentation of Hermes getting a new left hand:] Now Hermes is back and featured more prominently than ever, occupying the center of the Ludington Court and anchoring the museum’s important collection of Greek and Roman antiquities. The “Lansdowne Hermes” holds a special place in the story of the SBMA, and he and his provenance deserve a moment of close attention in celebration of his return from the Getty. Welcome home, Hermes! Where to start? The sculpture is massive, more than life-sized, and gloriously detailed, with a surface as white as, well … marble, which is what it is made from. Imagine a version of Michelangelo’s “David,” but in downtown Santa Barbara, and fully pagan. Created in celebration of the success of the Roman empire, the “Lansdowne Hermes” could hardly be more compelling — or vexing, depending on your perspective — as a representation of the achievements and outsized self-images of powerful men. He and his spectacular abs languished during the Christian Middle Ages, only to be exported from Italy to London by a British aristocrat in the later 18th century. Hermes became



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a Lansdowne when he was acquired by William Petty-Fitzmaurice, the first Marquess of Lansdowne, and put on display in London as part of what was at the time the world’s most impressive private collection of Roman sculpture outside of Italy. An enlightened imperialist, Lansdowne was friends with Benjamin Franklin and drafted the British side of the agreement that ended the American Revolutionary War. Although his success at international diplomacy failed to earn him further such responsibilities, if Lansdowne had not been rejected by King George, he might never have become a collector. In the years following his exit from diplomacy in 1783, Lansdowne backed the work of British archaeologist (some might say cultural vandal) Gavin Hamilton. Based on Hamilton’s advice, Lansdowne assembled a collection of antiquities to rival that of the Vatican, his most frequent competitor in the race to own objects being dug up around Rome circa 1780. Fast-forward to the early 20th century, and the westward expansion of global capitalism, along with the worldwide Great Depression, had rendered Lansdowne’s 18th-century windfall a 20thcentury liability. That’s when the Lansdowne family began to liquidate the collection, selling the statues to the highest bidder. Three Americans led the charge to acquire these priceless artifacts. Two of the names you will surely recognize, and the third you should.  William Randolph Hearst was the first Californian to get in on the Lansdowne yard sale, followed by J. Paul Getty. Both of them acquired extraordinary works, Hearst to display at Hearst Castle and his other homes, and Getty to eventually form the basis for the Getty Center collection. The third man to make significant purchases from the Lansdowne collection was Wright Saltus Ludington of Montecito. In July 1930, Ludington paid $20,000 for the “Lansdowne Hermes,” and he got a bargain.


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Almost a hundred years later, the piece is still considered by many to be the most important work of classical sculpture on the West Coast. From 1930 until 1955, the big man stood outside in the garden at Val Verde, a Roman-inspired fantasy designed for Ludington by Lockwood de Forest. When Ludington moved to Hesperides, his second (of three) Montecito estates, the “Lansdowne Hermes” moved indoors, where he occupied a specially designed niche in the house’s extravagant living room. British society interior decorator David Hicks, who visited Hesperides in 1957, described the space as “one of the most exciting and attractive rooms in the world.” Most of Hearst’s Lansdowne acquisitions ended up at LACMA, and, of course, we all know where the Getty prizes went: to the villa in Malibu. Ludington’s Lansdowne horde, which included several other important works, stayed in Santa Barbara and formed the basis for the new Santa Barbara Museum of Art when it was founded in 1941. Although he was endowed with similar means and ambition, Ludington was not like Hearst or Getty in his taste and sensibility. His was a different vision. As a gay man living more openly as such in Montecito than he could have done nearly anywhere else in America, he saw the global art market with a distinctly queer eye, and by that I do not mean that he focused exclusively on antiquities or on male figures. In fact, quite the opposite. His forte as a collector was his openness to the strengths of different cultures and periods, and to the excitement that happened when they were brought together. Of the three powerful Americans who bid successfully on the Lansdowne antiquities, Ludington was the only one who also saw the value of the new painting that was happening in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s. As a result, from the same initial benefactor who provided the Santa Barbara Museum of Art with the “Lansdowne Hermes,” we also have many of the museum’s most important works of modern art, including not a few paintings by Picasso. The Lansdowne pieces — there are several others, including a torso of Dionysus — were on loan to the museum until 1978, when Ludington began granting them to the museum’s permanent collection, a process completed upon his death in 1992. So, when you enter the freshly reimagined Ludington Court and gaze on the towering central figure, remember that this museum carries within its DNA the double consciousness of an outsider, someone for whom the spoils of empire held meanings not wholly consistent with more conventional notions of how power operates and is expressed. In mythology, Hermes signifies the crossing of boundaries between different worlds, and the carrying of messages from one to the other.  In the single most significant gesture of the renovation, the rear of the Ludington Court is now taken over by a grand staircase that leads upward to a new rooftop gallery of contemporary art that’s flooded with natural light. It’s a fitting tribute to the messenger god below, and a marvelous addition to the sublime experience that is the new Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

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Job Fair at the Santa Barbara Family YMCA Stop by

the S.B. Family YMCA or the Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA to explore job openings, meet employers, discover volunteer opportunities, and interview. 3-6pm. S.B Family YMCA, 36 Hitchcock Wy., and Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA, 900 N. Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez. Free. Call (805) 569-1103 or email

THURSDAY 8/12 8/12: Ladies & Lattes Women’s Network Zoom@Noon: Ires Alliston Gather with other like-minded women professionals and hear from guest speaker and award-winning online business advisor for introverted coaches, consultants, and entrepreneurs Ires Alliston, who will talk about Radical Shifts to Change Limiting Beliefs and Tap into Your Divine Purpose. Noon. Free; $25/get two minutes and shout out. Call (805) 4523632 or email

8/12-8/15: Ojai Playwrights Conference New Works Festival Join the 2021 OPC New Works Festival that will stream a series of intensive online artistic residencies and workshop readings from emerging playwrights. Visit the website for the schedule and how to receive Zoom links for plays and the post-play talk backs. $25/play; $100/four plays, same weekend. Call (310) 339-5855 or email pmoberly

sounds with a little new-age indie garage vibe thrown in from S.B. musicians Taylor Casey, Daniel Vasquez, Sean Renken, and Bijan Firouzan. 7-9pm. Topa Topa S.B. Taproom, 120 Santa Barbara St. Free. Call (805) 324-4150 or email lanea.pearson

8/13: Live Music at Topa Topa (S.B): Plastic Harpoons Listen to

Head out to the largest craft beer festival on the Central Coast, with more than 70 craft breweries, ciders, seltzers, kombucha, and wineries! There will be a variety of food trucks with food for sale, vendors, lawn games, and more with live music. Proceeds benefit The Young and Brave Foundation. Safety guidelines will be in place. Goleta and S.B shuttle available. VIP early entry: 11:30am; general: 12:30pm-4:30pm. Carpinteria State Beach, Carpinteria. GA: $60; VIP early entry: $70; designated driver: $20. Ages 21+. Call (805) 448-7070 or email

8/14: 6th Annual Colors of Love Dance Show Take in a diverse show of dance and live music that will feature Latin, samba, Japanese drums, 8/15: Virtual Talk with Jacqueline Saper Get up close and personal via Zoom with Jacqueline Saper, author of the memoir From Miniskirt to Hijab: A Girl in Revolutionary Iran about how she went from wearing miniskirts at high school parties to listening to fanatic diatribes and being forced to wear a hijab. 4:30-5:30pm. Free.


Local OneDay Community Art Show: Emergence There will be 18 local artists selling their paintings, photographs, pastels, glass work, and fiber art as well as activities for the children and a bake sale. Proceeds will go to the artists and the Unitarian Society of S.B. 11am-4pm. Unitarian Society of S.B., 1535 Santa Barbara St. Free.


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virtual panel discussion, moderated by Todd Schulkin, executive director of the Julia Child Foundation, celebrating Julia Child’s 109th birthday, her love of S.B., and her impact on today’s food world. Also get a peek of the new documentary about Julia’s life and hear from the filmmakers! 11am. Free. Call (818) 468-1971 or email


MONDAY 8/16 8/16: Happy Hour Yoga Meet Frances Hickey on the patio for one hour for an all-levels yoga flow followed by wine tasting of three wines from S.B. County. Learn about the grape varieties, the winemakers, and the winemaking process. Preregister to reserve your spot. 5pm. S.B. Wine Collective, 131 Anacapa St., Ste. C. $45. Ages 21+.

8/18: Illuminate Online Speaker Series: Pico Iyer Novelist, travel writer, and four-time TED Talk speaker Pico Iyer kicked off this series last fall and will return to discuss some of the questions that have been on his mind recently as pandemic conditions keep evolving, such as, how can any of us live differently as we emerge from the pandemic, and how has his thinking about loss changed after the death of his mother a few weeks ago? Registration is required. 6pm. Free.

Listen to an amazing variety of music, including the contemporary Morris Twins, soulful singer/songwriter Eric Lumiere, and area talent Ben Catch, Meghan Downing, and guests. Food, drinks, beer, and wine will be available for purchase. Net proceeds will go toward S.B. Youth Scholarships. 5-7:30pm. Carousel House, Chase Palm Park, 223 Cabrillo Blvd. Free/ages 15 and under; GA: $20; VIP: $35. Call (805)

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and semi-precious gemstones, beads, crystals, gold and silver, pearls, fossils, and more with jewelry repair and cleaning while you shop. Fri.: noon-6pm; Sat.: 10am-6pm; Sun.: 10am-5pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. Free-$7. Call (503) 252-8300 or email


8/15: August Food Drive

Drop off canned and other nonperishable drawings, and a curated live set by DJ Darla Bea. Gates: goods at this pandemic7pm; movies: 8:30 and 10:15pm. West Wind Drive-In, safe drive-through to 907 S. Kellogg Ave., Goleta. Free. Call (805) 893-3535 or support community email families facing food insecurity. All donations will be given to the Foodbank of S.B. County. 11am-noon. Waypoint Church S.B., 3942 La Colina Rd. Free. Email tarikburton

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8/18: SCAPE Online Art Show and Sale Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment (SCAPE) will show their work online through August 31. More than 75 artists created paintings featuring views of the ocean, the Channel, and S.B.’s maritime life. The online sale will be August 25. Part of the proceeds will benefit the S.B. Maritime Museum.


8/12: The Good Lion / Granada Theatre Roar & Pour: live music. 6-8pm. 1212 State St. Free. Ages 21+. Call (805) 845-8754. 8/13-8/15: Maverick Saloon Fri.: Dave Bernal, 5-8pm; Mighty Cash Cats, 8:30-11:30pm. Sat.: Sam Mitchell, 1-4pm; Robert Heft & Dave Wilson, 5-8pm; Jimi Nelson Band, 8:3011:30pm. Sun.: The McGuire Moffett Band, noon-4pm. 3687 Sagunto St., Ste. D, Santa Ynez. Free-$5. Ages 21+. Call (805) 686-4785.

8/13: Pali Wine Co. Live music. 6-8pm. 116 E. Yanonali A-1. Free. Ages 21+. Call (805) 560-7254.

8/13, 8/15: Topa Topa Brewing Co. Fri.: The Plastic Harpoons, 7-9pm. Sun.: Anchor & Bear, 4-6pm. 120 Santa Barbara St. Free. Call (805) 324-4150. 8/14: Arrowsmith’s Tony Ybarra. 6:30-9:30pm. 1539-C Mission Dr., Solvang. Free. Ages 21+. Call (805) 686-9126.


The Foodbank offers free, nutritious meals, activities, and enrichment opportunities to all children ages 1-18 in our county, Monday-Friday, June 7-August 13, unless otherwise stated. Visit the website for North County locations. Call (805) 967-5741. El Foodbank ofrece comidas nutritivas gratuitas, actividades, y oportunidades de enriquecimiento para todos los niños de 1 a 18 años en nuestro condado, del 7 de junio al 13 de agosto, de lunes a viernes si no se indique lo contrario.. Visite el sitio web por las ubicaciones de North County. Llame al (805) 967-5741.

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S.B. Central Library 40 E. Anapamu St. 11:30am-12:30pm Solvang Elementary 565 Atterdag Rd., Solvang 12:15-1:15pm

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8/14-8/15: Cold Spring Tavern Sat.: The Brambles, 1:30-4:30pm. Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan, 1:304:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call (805) 967-0066. 8/15: M.Special Brewing Co. (Goleta) Paradise Kings. 4-6pm. 6860 Cortona Dr., Ste. C, Goleta. Free. Call (805) 968-6500.

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MAN WITH THE GOLDEN TOUCH: Karch Kiraly brought the U.S. women’s volleyball team to his hometown for a training session at SBCC in 2014.

‘Twelve Strong’ Take Gold


t was a shock to Karch Kiraly’s system when his first foray to the Olympic Games at the helm of the U.S. women’s volleyball team ended on the lowest tier of the podium. Kiraly had known nothing but success in the biggest events of his playing career—a CIF championship at Santa Barbara High, three NCAA crowns at UCLA, and three Olympic triumphs: The first gold medal for the U.S. men’s indoor team (1984), a glorious repeat (1988), and the first gold medal awarded in beach volleyball (1996). He took it upon himself to help lead the American women to the pinnacle when he became their head coach following

How this Olympic championship compared to his others: “Emotionally, this was the most powerful. The reason was all the suffering that the great players, teams, and coaches in this program have gone through. They were so close in 1984; losing in Beijing to Brazil in 2008; up 1-0 against Brazil in London and losing again; losing that fifth game five years ago. All that suffering, anguish, and heartbreak makes it that much sweeter.” How the team handled the stressful nature of Olympic competition: “It’s natural to have butterflies, sweaty palms … that’s a good sign you’re prepared for battle, prepared to take on something difficult. When the team’s taking care of business, it can be less stressful. They played their best volleyball in the last three matches [all 3-0 sweeps]. They started strong and finished strong.” They called themselves “Twelve Strong” and truly represented American diversity, with a core of players from the heartland of Nebraska (home of team captain Jordan Larson), Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois; African-Americans who played at Stanford and Penn State; and only one native Californian, Justine Wong-Orantes, who came from Chinese and Mexican-American parentage. About the 56 Wong-Orantes, who took up the libero position, giving up her role as a setter to taller players, and threw herself all over the court: “Santa Barbara’s knowledgeable fans hopefully appreciated the rock-star performance of our libero. She was bulletproof. She was probably the best passer and defender, and setter when it was needed.” About his 2017 bout with colon cancer, divulged on the air by announcer Paul Sunderland during the Olympic final: “He thought it might inspire some people, but I wanted the spotlight to be on the players. I don’t feel like I did anything heroic. It was caught at an early stage, and I didn’t have any bad effects from chemotherapy. I told the team after I was clear. I wanted to show them the same me. I haven’t talked about it since that year.”

Hard-Fought Volleyball Glory and Other S.B. Connections to the Tokyo Olympics by John Zant the 2012 London Games. He envisioned them receiving gold medals at Rio in 2016, and they were on their way until a semifinal match that went five sets, with Serbia winning the decider, 15-13. “A soul-crusher,” Kiraly said. They did bounce back to take the bronze medal, and Kiraly set his sights on their next opportunity to win gold at Tokyo in four—then five—more years. And so the pandemic-postponed 2020 Olympic Games ended last Sunday with the U.S. sweeping Brazil in the women’s volleyball final, 25-21, 25-20, 25-14. “I’m so happy for these amazing women,” Kiraly said through tears in the immediate aftermath. “I told them not only are they badasses, but they are now gold-medal winners!” A day later, as Kiraly was packing up to head home to San Clemente, he expounded on his experience in a telephone conversation. 28


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On the historical aspect of the Tokyo Games: “Volleyball was introduced [to the Olympics] here in 1964. It was the first team sport added for women, ahead of basketball and soccer.” On the uniqueness of these Olympics, staged in an empty arena because of COVID: “The Ariake Arena is stunningly beautiful. During the matches, we did not notice the lack of fans. Our win was not tarnished in any way. We’ll forever be Olympic champions.” On their claiming the U.S.’s 39th gold medal at Tokyo, edging the country past China’s 38 at the top of the table. “That’s icing on the cake.” Looking ahead to Paris in 2024: “I’ve had an interest [in coaching there],” said Kiraly, now 60. “A few minutes after the Brazil match, I was thinking about who might be around. I’ll need to work things out with U.S.A. Volleyball.”

RINSE AND REPEAT: A loss to Hungary in group play was just a ripple in the surge of the U.S. women’s water polo team to its third consecutive Olympic championship. The Americans thrashed Spain in the gold-medal match, 14-5. Santa Barbara’s Paige Hauschild, the youngest member of the squad, saw extensive action. Jamie Neushul, another first-time Olympian from Santa Barbara, did not suit up for the final but did jump into the pool to celebrate the triumph with her teammates and coaches. It was not as easy as it looked, head coach Adam Krikorian said, detailing tragedies and misfortunes that befell the team outside the pool. A STAR WAS BORN: Before she competed in five Olympic Games and collected a record 11 medals—capped by a gold in the 4x400 relay at Tokyo—Allyson Felix made her first splash at Carpinteria’s Russell Cup in 2000. Felix, then an L.A. Baptist High 9th-grader, was known to her friends as “Chicken Legs” because of her skinny gams but was unknown to the outside world as a neophyte track athlete. Although she raced in the frosh-soph division, Felix outperformed the varsity sprinters, and she was voted Female Athlete of the Meet. “There was some grousing from visiting coaches who thought an F-S athlete should not be eligible for the honor,” longtime Russell Cup official Joe Cantrell recalled. “Turns out we were pretty astute.” Vashti Cunningham (of Santa Barbara High’s Cunningham Track family) finished in a tie for sixth place in the Tokyo women’s high jump. The 23-year-old topped out at 1.96 meters (65) while gold medalist Mariya Lasitskene of Russia went 2.04 (68¼). Lindon Victor, a decathlete from Grenada who trained with the Santa Barbara Track Club at Westmont College, finished seventh in the 10-eventer with 8,414 points. Damian Warner of Canada, who holds several Westmont track stadium records, set a new Olympic decathlon record with 9,018 points. Despite its unfortunate timing, the Tokyo Olympics managed to deliver through its athletes an extravagant display of humans at their strongest and, perhaps more than ever, at their most vulnerable. n


@ChicanoCultureSB Grows Its Mission, Impact

Michael Montenegro’s Passion Project Is a Celebration of Community, History by Camille Garcia


rchives can promote cultural pride, preserve legacies, and strengthen community organizing efforts. Michael Montenegro’s Instagram archive, Chicano Culture S.B., does all three. Take, for example, the Ortega Park redevelopment project, an effort that has been in the making for some time and has grown controversial in recent months. A number of neighbors were blindsided when the park’s 18 cultural murals — depicting Chicano, Chumash, and Aztec imagery — were scheduled for demolition as part of the renovation. Montenegro, a Chicano from Santa Barbara, spoke out at a City Council meeting last November against the mural razing, a practice that has occurred before in the city. Through videos and posts on the @chicanoculturesb Instagram page, he informed the community about the proposed plans, provided historical context behind the park and the murals, and eventually helped spread the word about the preservation efforts that were springing up organically. On a recent walk around the city’s Westside, a neighbor let Montenegro know: “I wouldn’t have heard about all this if it wasn’t for you.” “I’ve always been a person that cares,” Montenegro said, “but that’s what being Chicano is about: giving back to your community.” Montenegro, a seasoned multimedia content creator, started Chicano Culture S.B. years ago on Facebook before making its Instagram iteration. It has become a go-to source to check what’s happening in

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project, which include other ethnic groups and their stories, too. “It’s a lot of work,” Montenegro said, “but I do this as my passion project.” Community archives often tell stories left out of mainstream narratives. They make people feel seen and empowered in their identities and collective experiences. This is not lost on Montenegro. His own cultural pride was stoked as a young adult, when he learned, first from local Chicano artist, educator, and mentor Manuel Unzueta, about the history and impacts of Chicanos in Santa Barbara and beyond. Such information is largely nonexistent in elementary and high school curricula or is kept behind institutions with limited access or paywalls, Montenegro said. Chicano Culture S.B. is, in some ways, a response to that. As much as the page is a celebration of culture and community, it’s also a tool to empower people — especially the youth — to preserve their civil rights and history, and to feel proud of who they are. “It’s my activism,” Montenegro said, and a passion project that he wants to keep developing. He hopes to do so, however, in a much more sustainable way. Montenegro maintains the page for free and entirely on his own. He has given presentations at Santa Barbara City College and other places about his work, and he has inspired the work of scholars and other researchers, too. As the page’s reach and impact has grown, it’s sometimes hard for Montenegro to find time to research and create content for it after fulfilling his responsibilities with his full-time job and his young daughter. Montenegro wants to keep the content accessible and collaborative, he said, but it feels discouraging when his work is used or referenced without permission by other creatives or scholars, he said. At this phase in the game, he’d like to find a way to get funding for his growing project, MI MADRE REINA: A woman on her wedding day on the Eastside in and he has hopes for it to one day become the 1990s. Submitted by @mdawg_12. a nonprofit or gallery. As an independent the city, learn about Latinos and other people of color researcher, Montenegro said, reaching these goals in the region, and to tap into the latest community has felt like an uphill battle. “I feel like people don’t take me seriously,” efforts and events. The page is a labor of love for Montenegro. When he said. With or without institutional support, Montehe’s not working his 9-5 job, he’s posting live from the lowrider show on Milpas, giving tours of the city’s negro’s work with Chicano Culture S.B. speaks for street art, posting community photos, or sharing itself. After all, the organizing work and commudigital flyers for the next Mujeres Makers Market nity collaboration promoted on the page “literally on his story. He shares archival images and histories stopped the Ortega Park master plan,” Montenegro and GoFundMe pages for neighbors in need, along said. The latest official report on the park’s murals with his own personal reflections on local politics indicates that they can remain as-is or be relocated to another part of the park, while the most damand more. The job requires regular researching, fact check- aged ones can be reenvisioned or recreated. “Now we have some breathing room,” he said. n ing, and interviewing people for his next post or INDEPENDENT.COM

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o take a brief world tour of modern culinary hotspots, head to the far western edge of Goleta, drive past the Ferraris in the roundabout, relinquish your keys to the valet, and saunter into the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, where recent restaurant changes are now serving Japanese and Latin cuisine. And they didn’t forget the Italians, with expanding options at the popular Bistro; nor the French, whom you can toast while sipping on Veuve Clicquot at a pop-up champagne bar on the bluffs overlooking Haskell’s Beach.


Cultivating such diversity is a strategy for Chef Umit Kaygusuz, a 14-year Ritz-Carlton veteran (Dubai, Singapore, Los Angeles, Marina del Rey) from South Africa who’s managed the entire resort’s culinary offerings for about two and a half years. He’s trying to provide menus that appeal to both tourists and locals. “Having what is needed in town is something we consider, yet of course we consider having options within the resort to allow our guests to have different dining experiences every night,” said Kaygusuz. “Not only are these good additions to our resort; they are good additions to the local food scene too.” To properly explore these new menus, I invited the appetite and insight of my friend Cousin D, a chef and restaurant owner whose résumé for this adventure was perfectly primed: We’ve traveled to Cuba and Central America together in search of good times and great meals, and he’s introduced me to a number of Asian dishes, often homemade, over the decades. Our first stop was the O Bar, whose best seats are on the patio that peers over the Bacara’s cascading hills toward the coast. The resort’s lobby bar debuted less than two years ago as a gastropub, but the new menu is inspired by the whole of Latin America, from Argentina to Baja California, with some Caribbean flare as well, especially in the cocktails. And that’s where we started, me with the crisp Golden Hour (tequila, “tropical” elixir, club soda served in a clay jarrito) and D with the Rainbow Bridge, a mojito of sorts. To eat, a “mini” tuna tostada whose hefty size

CHEF STRATEGIES: The Ritz-Carlton Bacara’s team of chefs include, from left, Tony France, Efe Onoglu, Umit Kaygusuz, and Justin Purpura. They’re behind the new menus at San Setto, whose spicy tuna roll is pictured below, and O Bar, whose eclectic plates are pictured below that.

was difficult to stuff into our mouths, with salty blasts of salmon roe that resonated with the ocean view. “It’s got good, rounded flavors — the roe gives it umami, and that puree makes it fresh,” said Cousin D, referring to the avocado mousse. The shrimp empanadas were also sizable, made savory with the Mexican oregano chimichurri, and the bass ceviche didn’t skimp on fish chunks either. Served with thick plantain chips, we could barely finish that app, and we still had a full sushi dinner to come. But we had room for more drinks, so I went with the Bacara Mezcalita, which was just a tad sweet for my taste, and Cousin D opted for the Hemingway Daiquiri, served up just like we had it at La Floridita in Havana years before. “This is like Cuba all over again,” he confirmed. Next stop was Veuve’s Golden Hour Champagne Bar, which opens around sunset time. We only had one glass of bubbles each, but we could have kicked it there ’til moonlight, as the fresh breeze dampened those lingering rays of midsummer sunlight. The dusk theme carried into our main event, San Setto, which translates to “sunset” in Japanese. Occupying the westernmost terrace of Angel Oak, Bacara’s signature steakhouse, San Setto serves a tight menu of rolls, sashimi, and small bites, with raw fish as the star but with a handful of supporting cast members. Before we got into those, however, we were mesmerized by the cocktails, overseen by a young mixologist named Vida Jaffe, who found herself in charge of developing drinks after very little time behind a bar. “I’m really excited and proud,” she said of drinks like the Ki 24, in which tequila partners with complex layers of elderflower and peach liqueurs, lavender, and Earl Grey tea; and the San Setto, a greyhound riff where grapefruit gin, Cointreau, and yuzu mingle together. “I just fell in love with creating cocktails,” said Jaffe, a Napa native who’d only recently begun working at the resort before she became a drink designer. “This is all a brandnew experience.” We’d later try the Nirvana, whose ginger and thicker pear base surrounds spicy tequila, and the Kai, in which Jaffe is trying to rescue the reputation of the Japanese liqueur Midori, using its subtle

melon notes to enhance the gin and sparkling sake core. In today’s sprawling galaxy of craft cocktails, these were epiphanies of balance and flavor. The rounds of sushi, nigiri, and more modern creations operated on a similar plane of classics amped by creativity. A foamy spicy tuna sat atop crispy rice, the uni was über-fresh, the yellowtail tiradito benefited from a zesty lemongrass ponzu. Kaygusuz came out to deliver an off-menu crab fried rice with kimchi and pineapple, and then came the ridiculously rich wagyu roll, whose A5 tartare core was wrapped in tōgarashiseared A5 and topped with Osetra caviar, nori oil, miso aioli, and 24K gold flakes. “There’s really gold on there,” said Cousin D, as we pondered unctuous, intriguing mouthfuls of raw beef. San Setto’s Chef Efe Onoglu emerged to discuss a bit of his career, cooking under both José Andrés and Michael Mina in D.C. and in restaurants from Istanbul and Cape Town to Los Angeles, where he was last the chef de cuisine at Katsuya. “I learned to butcher a whole lamb when I was 12,” he recalled of hanging out with his adored grandpa on Crete when he was young, which inspired his move away from bioengineering years ago. “I didn’t like that because I wanted to create something.” He’s certainly succeeding in that at San Setto, where we finished with a dessert of semifreddo, a frozen mousse of sorts that’s basically a Ferrero Rocher bonbon in real time. Of course, these are not the only dining experiences at the Bacara, which is one of the few full-service resorts in Santa Barbara area. By my definition, that means that you could stay there for an extended weekend and, thanks to the variety of experiences and eateries offered, never feel the pull to leave. Maybe only the Rosewood Miramar truly clicks that box right now as well. There’s the aforementioned Angel Oak, solid for steaks and seafood; the Caffè down by the roundabout, where coffee, sandwiches, and quick eats are on offer; the Pool Bar, where frozen and craft cocktails wash down fish tacos, guacamole, and other simple dishes; and the Bistro, a casual spot near the bottom of the resort that must move the most volume due to its nearly all-day hours. The latter recently enlisted Chef Justin Purpura after his Four Seasons career in Maui, Las Vegas, and Boston, and he’s moving that menu toward Italian. We needed one more cocktail from Jaffe before leaving, so we sat at the Angel Oak bar while the team washed glasses and various graduation parties wrapped up. Rarely does one property offer so much, and while I wouldn’t recommend tackling as much as we did for everyone, it was an epicurean evening that neither Cousin D nor I will forget. And despite what I said in the beginning, we didn’t need our keys tossed back. We hopped in an Uber home, chatting the entire time about our globe-trotting time on the bluffs of Goleta.


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impossibly pretty brunch can rejoice in the fact that their new happy hour stays true to their high-quality ethos. “Our happy hour menu was designed to give our guests a look at our take on fresh local foods that go great with a drink,” said owner Crista Fooks of the menu, which includes thoughtful creations such as sweet potato taquitos with black bean, almond rojo salsa, green cabbage, and crema. The shrimp cocktail comes partnered with a bay shrimp salad, and baconwrapped dates are loaded with goat cheese and drizzled with honey. Well drinks or house wine are $6, and pints of beer are only $5. “Our happy hour is distinctively different because we only use the highest-quality organic ingredients and sustainable meat and seafood,” said Fooks, whose intimate back patio retains the charming Parisian feel of their former location and sets the tone for a high-class yet low-priced workday respite. 21 W. Victoria St.; (805) 770-2143; FLOR DE MAIZ: “There are very few restaurants




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beers, Corner Tap brings Santa Barbara’s best brewing culture to the Mesa. Owned by Mesa Burger cofounder Chris Chiarappa, the beachbacked spot offers a menu of elevated bar eats. “A lot of it is whatever I’m craving,” explained Chef Wayne Van Steen, whose slider specials include crispy fried chicken thighs slathered in homemade gochujang sauce and zesty slaw nestled in freshly baked squid-ink buns. 1905 Cliff Dr., Ste. F; (805) 690-2739; VENUS IN FURS: The folks at Good Lion Hospitality’s latest adult playground on East Cota Street lives up to its name, exuding rebelliously cool Velvet Underground vibes. “The wines on the menu give a nice, polite, but subtly punk-rock middle finger to the 70-plus legal chemicals used in conventional winemaking,” explained co-owner Misty Orman, “and instead prefer to highlight the magic in grapes when winemakers trust the natural process.” On Tuesdays, all wines are $10 a glass, including their sparkling pinot noir. Chef Julian Martinez from Barbareño is behind their Provisions menu, featuring snacks like a cheese plate and tinned mussels. Rascals, the vegan-food fare offered by Dalan Moreno, is now also serving out of the kitchen. Their sessionable cocktails are free of hard alcohol but full of flavor. Don’t sleep on The Gentle Whip, their take on an amaro sour. 18 E. Cota St.;

that offer Oaxcan cuisine,” said Hector Arellano, the general manager of Flor de Maiz. The East Beach spot is also one of the few restaurants to offer a happy hour backed by ocean views. If you can make it there before 5 p.m., the rewards are well worth any afternoon scrambling. They boast a huge selection of delicious margaritas such as the Margarita Guadalajara featuring watermelon-cucumber juice, lime juice, agave, mint, and Hawaiian black lava salt. The menu’s mouthwatering, scratch-made creations include a chimichanga and the empanada de amarillito, which is stuffed with pork ribs and a savory amarillito mole sauce. 29 E. Cabrillo Blvd.; (805) 679-5258;

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satisfy their Thai-fusion cravings for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or late night, this West Canon Perdido Street gem recently threw their hat into the happy hour ring. The short menu features large steins of craft beer for only $5.50, house wines for $7, and light bites. “We have a beautiful parklet outside, so it’s a great place to gather right off of State Street,” owner Nadia Ajlouni said. Food highlights include the eggplant crostini and strawberry crostini, which features vegan feta, fresh strawberries, Thai basil, and balsamic glaze. Happy hour runs 3-6 p.m. every day, making this an ultra-convenient post-work pause. 5 W. Canon Perdido St.; (805) 705-0991;  n

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ond Goleta location for Jersey Mike’s Subs is coming to 145 North Fairview Avenue, next to Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch, and I confirmed that the eatery is on its way. Started at the Jersey Shore in 1956, Jersey Mike’s serves authentic East Coast–style subs on fresh baked bread— the same recipe it started with over 65 years ago. The franchise has 1,910 locations open and about 124 more in development SUBS FOR GOLETA: Jersey Mike’s is opening a new location next to Santa across the United States. South Barbara Chicken Ranch at the corner of Fairview and Calle Real. Coast locations include 3325 State Street, 7034 Marketplace Drive in Goleta, and 1054 Casitas Pass Road in Carpin- of Old Town Goleta for over 60 years and we are teria. A downtown location at 1213 State Street stoked to carry that torch and continue to serve closed in 2019. the community with an extensive selection of craft beer, local wines and much more,” said the LITTLE DOM’S TURNS ONE: Little Dom’s Seafood at venue via Instagram. “We will be opening in a 686 Linden Avenue in Carpinteria is the newest couple short weeks and are in search of a few concept from Chef Brandon Boudet and restau- amazing individuals to round out our bar staff. If rateur Warner Ebbink. The two longtime busi- developing your knowledge of and appreciation ness partners opened their restaurant last July for craft beer and other great beverages while and aspire to showcase locally sourced seafood creating a fun and memorable experience for and farm-fresh ingredients. Additional menu your guests sounds like your idea of a good time, highlights include wood-oven-fired pizzas and please reach out and apply @centennialbeerhall.” Italian-American classics, as well as a Grab & Go menu. IN-N-OUT FOR BUELLTON? The Buellton Planning Commission is studying a proposal for the develS.Y. KITCHEN’S NEW BACKYARD: S.Y. Kitchen at 1110 opment of an In-N-Out Burger at 515 McMurFaraday Street in Santa Ynez is now home to a ray Road, the home of the closed Parks Plaza newly reconfigured back courtyard. Construc- Theatre. The five-screen theater was built in the tion began last April with a floor-to-ceiling early 1990s near the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott overhaul of the additional outdoor dining area. and McDonald’s. The eatery would have 36 patio Concrete bricks have replaced the formerly dining seats and 74 indoor seats. A Buellton Inunpaved gravel flooring, while wood beams and N-Out Burger location would be the third in bamboo stalks form a shady spot for lunch and Santa Barbara County, joining those in Goleta early dinner guests. Open for restaurant guest and Santa Maria. It would be the first new In-Ndining, the courtyard is also available for private Out Burger in either Santa Barbara or San Luis events. In September 2020, S.Y. Kitchen opened Obispo counties in more than a decade. In-NOut Burger opened in 1948 and has more than its sister eatery, Nella Kitchen & Bar. 330 restaurants in seven states: California, ColoCENTENNIAL BEER HALL IN OLD TOWN: Centennial rado, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Texas, and Oregon. Beer Hall is coming to 5871 Hollister Avenue in Goleta, the former home of Mercury Lounge ALISAL’S GUEST CHEFS: The Alisal Guest Ranch and Gus’s Cocktails. “This spot has been a staple & Resort at 1054 Alisal Road in Solvang has announced a guest chef lineup during August, October, and November for their “California Ranch Cookout” series. The resort confirmed several upcoming 2021 dates: Ray Garcia on August 24, Iron Chef Cat Cora on September 26, Sam Jones on October 7, and concluding the year with Tiffani Thiessen on November 13. Exclusively available to hotel guests and members of the ranch, these California Ranch Cookouts are a one-night-only dinner prepared by the guest chef alongside Director of Culinary Operations Chef Anthony Endy. The Cookouts feature curated menus to highlight the unique talent of each visiting chef. Recent menus have featured everything from fresh California fare to SEAFOOD AND MORE: Recent highlights from a Little Dom’s dinner include halibut piccata, wood-ovenunique vegetarian cuisine, as well as The Alisal’s roasted salmon, margherita pizza with anchovies and signature BBQ cooking, to create a memorable mushrooms, and Santa Barbara uni. outdoor dining experience.




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and Thursday. “When we tell people we are doing a drum circle, they are very willing to come to that activity, and we typically have at least a dozen people if not more.” First are exercises to warm up their hands and get energized. Then Hellstern uses a 70-inch computer screen to broadcast images of nature or from a particular country or culture that’s especially stimulating. “Then we start the drumming,” she said, explaining that groups are typically led by Karen Rojas. “We’ll just do different rhythms, and we’ll have the residents repeat those. And we always incorporate having the residents do their own little rhythm, and so it’s just one person doing their rhythm, and we all repeat it.” The music, the exposure to community, and the physical activity are all beneficial. “A lot of our residents have mobility issues or are non-ambulatory, so we tend to just use hand movements — although if people want to tap their feet, that’s definitely encouraged,” said Hellstern. “The movement of the arms or the drumming itself is a really good movement. It energizes the whole body and the sound waves, because the drum is on their body—they really feel it as well as hear it.” And there’s science as to how this helps people with memory issues. “They have

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grams — which moved to Zoom during the pandemic and will resume in the fall — there’s always a 20-minute coffee break in the middle so people can socialize and see old friends and meet other similarly situated people.” For Hemmer, who retired from a career as an attorney in Chicago and moved to Santa Barbara with his wife, Francine, in January 2017, becoming part of Vistas has been a great way to engage his brain and find a community. Though it’s not a requirement, many of the Vistas presenters are members as well. A longtime history buff, Hemmer found his Vistas members learn a lot about the world during regular lectures. way to the organization through a presentation on the Silk Road that he made to a luncheon group called The Cosmopolitan Club ( things, and being a presenter is a wonderful way of doing A Vistas member suggested he present to that group, that,” said Hemmer. “Taking other people’s classes is also and the response was so positive that Hemmer ended great. I find that because I’m busy preparing presentaup teaching three different courses on the journey of the tions, I don’t have time to take all the classes I’d like to. I’ve historical Silk Roads through China’s current efforts to been very busy during the pandemic, and it’s just great.” reinvigorate them today. Vistas is a small group, explained Hemmer, fluctuat“Vistas really attempts to satisfy this desire to learn ing between 300 and 400 members, and is not affiliated

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Do you use the sensory integration techniques for both memory-care and senior assisted-living patients? We’ve really focused a lot on Villa Alamar,

which is our memory care. It’s a translucent theory that can apply to anyone, but I’ve had more success in the implementation with memory-care dementia residents in the years that I’ve rolled it out. This is really nice to see the effect.

What are some of the different impacts with people in memory care? The whole focus of sensory integrations is to rethink traditional care. If you try to create a traditional activity program with a resident that has dementia, you’re making poor assumptions. You can’t assume they are cognitively able to do it, for example, if you say “move right; stand up; sit down.” We have a huge, beautiful courtyard at Villa Alamar, and we let nature be our program. We have wind chimes, bird feeders, fountains, gardens, our furniture is multicolored for sensory pickup, and we also have classical music playing. The theory is you want to create a Zen moment for your dementia residents. If Mrs. Johnson is sitting down by the fountain and she’s watching the birds eating out of the bird feeder, you want to create that Zen moment, and then you want to perpetuate it. Even at lunch time. Rather than stop her from getting in the moment, we work together, and we allow that moment to perpetuate. And we’ll bring lunch to her and not upset what we tried to do to begin with. By doing that, we can decrease the behavioral medication, because we’re not moving them around. The staff has been taught to be part of the program, not depart from the program. We let nature do the work, and it’s just magnificent. That sounds like a very humane approach. Does it help everyone? I have incredible employee retention across both of my properties. Because if you walk into a place that smells good and sounds good and looks good, and the staff realizes that I’m not a corporation — we’re independently owned — they know that we’re focusing on a wellness program. And it’s not just a wellness program for residents; it’s


Alexander Gardens and Villa Alamar owner Mitch Leichter uses sights, sounds, and more to keep residents and staff at ease.

a wellness program for the employees as well. And it works. It’s the same philosophy in a different situation that we use with the residents, and also when the families come in. It basically slows your cadence down. It slows your heart rate down, it slows you down, and that’s the whole theory of sensory integration. The term I use is “holistic modalities,” and the fact is that we can reduce the amount of behavioral medications by modifying our program. It works wonders.

Is there anything else we should know? When a family has to place a loved one in memory care or assisted living, there’s a lot of guilt and anxiety. Our job is to provide the sensory integration approach so that they can calm down and also feel good about their choice. It’s been remarkable at both of our properties — we get the comments all the time. “What’s that smell?” And “Oh my gosh, look at that bird feeder, and that wind chime sounds magnificent. When can I move in?” So I hear that and I’m thinking, “Okay, good, it’s working.” [Laughs.] We want to be holistic in our approach and not force medication onto anybody unnecessarily.

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the social safety net in the U.S., with additional courses and details still being finalized. “We have a very, very wide palette. There’s somebody for everybody,” said Hemmer. “It’s a wide variety of programs on science, history, current events, music and fine arts, and so on.” Research suggests that humans learn better in social environments. “The brain is triggered more through discussion and questions than from solitary activities such as independent reading,” said Hemmer. “So it turns out that Vistas’ cooperative spirit that we’re all in it together and we get our ideas from other members is particularly beneficial in the case of seniors.”




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A MEDICINE TO THE MIND Early Gardening Catalogs at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Maximus Gallery curator Linda Miller emphasizes the importance of appreciating not only the artistic and scientific value of the items in the exhibition, but also the amount of time and effort that went into their creation: by the botanists who carefully uncovered worlds beneath the petals of countless species; by the painters who with their brushes carried those worlds from the soil and laid them gently upon sheets of paper; and by the horticulturalists who established great gardens, incubating flora from around a world in which many places were still mostly known only by stories beheld in amazement. The exhibit’s title, A Medicine to the Mind, was inspired by scenes like that of the Chelsea Physic Garden in London, which was established by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries in 1673 to grow plants that could be used as medicine. A drawing of its extensive grounds occupies much of the wall facing the exhibit entrance. Plants as a source of heal-

ing, comfort, and joy provide a common thread in the exhibition. Miller said that in a year poisoned by a global pandemic and other traumatic events, the interest in gardening and growing things has blossomed, and like the coming of day after night, a garden’s cyclical replenishment offers the promise of a brighter future. The exhibit does, however, include a potentially cautionary tale. In 1637, at the height of its golden age, the Dutch Republic suffered a severe socioeconomic blow when the price of tulips collapsed due to rampant speculation. A series of watercolor paintings depicting the various bulbs of this Iranian flower in multicolored glory includes one particularly vivid type that’s ribbed with dark red streaks. The so-called Tulip Mania that engulfed the Netherlands is one of several events documented in this exhibition that binds horticulture to larger historical concepts. Miller explains that gardening catalogs reflect not only the shifting popularity of various plants, but also technological trends such as the evolution of color printing. Between 1848 and 1856, Charles M. Hovey (1810-1887) published a series of illustrated books titled The Fruits of America, which he framed in terms of national prestige for the fledgling United States. “There is a national pride too, which I feel in the publication of a work like this,” Hovey wrote, “and that is, that the delicious fruits which have been produced in our own country, many of whom are surpassed by none of foreign growth, will be here fully depicted.” Visiting A Medicine to the Mind is a thought-provoking experience, and one might venture to extrapolate from the material provided. But for all the temptation to do so, Miller says that it is important to stay grounded in the apparent beauty and straightforward knowledge that the exhibition has to offer. —Nicholas Liu


PIANOS ON STATE NEEDS YOU You’ve no doubt seen them before, even if, after a year of quarantine restrictions, the memories are beginning to fade. Pianos on State is Santa Barbara’s annual festival of impromptu music-making and highly imaginative piano decoration. Scheduled to return to State Street for the first time since 2019, this program needs people to come up with and execute exciting designs for the upright pianos it will distribute throughout the downtown area during the Arts and Humanities month of October. Interested artists should submit applications through the Community Arts Workshop application portal ( by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 1. Those chosen to participate will gather at SBCAW to paint the pianos October 1-3. Good luck! —CD



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MYKAL ROSE With ska, rock steady, dance hall, dub, and roots covering just some of its many subgenres, reggae comes in almost as many flavors as go into a jerk chicken recipe. On Friday, August 20, the fancifully named En Fuego Events team will bring one of reggae’s greatest singers to Elings Park for the second concert in their Evenings at Elings series. At 64, Grammy winner and international reggae superstar Mykal Rose has made countless recordings both under his own name and as a member of the legendary group Black Uhuru. As lead singer and chief songwriter for that group during its period of greatest acclaim, Rose was responsible for a number of hits, including the classic track “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (Natty Dreadlock).” Following 1980’s Sinsemilla and 1981’s Red, the band found themselves touring with the Rolling Stones and picking up the first-ever Grammy Award given in the reggae category for Anthem in 1985. Rose left Black Uhuru after Anthem to retire to Jamaica’s Blue Mountains, where he began growing coffee. Five years later, he was back in the music business with a short-lived deal at major label RCA that resulted in one album. His longstanding and highly productive working relationship with rhythm section Sly and Robbie came to the rescue however, and Rose began releasing a series of singles and then albums with the indie reggae outfit Heartbeat Records. Visitors to the Evenings at Elings event can expect to hear great music not only from Rose, but also from local Santa Barbara reggae bands King Zero, Free Love Project, and DJ Marco. The event will be emceed by Winston the Cool Ruler from the Reggae Sound Clash and KjEE, and if you can’t make it this time, consider coming by on Friday, September 17, for Don Carlos, another reggae great and former member of Black Uhuru as well. Kids under 12 are admitted to the show free. For more information, visit —Charles Donelan


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n Wednesday, July 28, five solo piano fellows from the Music Academy of the West competed for a $5,000 grand prize. Largely eschewing sedateness for fireworks and astonishing tempos, the field showed great spirit and talent. Arthur Wang opened the program, flitting through Bach’s Toccata in F-sharp Minor, though not without some initial hesitancy when transitioning between passages. He finished strongly with two pieces from Bartók’s suite Out of Presented by the Doors, managing to Music Academy of the West. At The coax from the grand Granada Theatre, Steinway all manner Wed., July 28. of sounds, from earthy growls to playful clinking, in music meant to evoke a Hungarian summer night. Leon Bernsdorf, also capable of handling extremely complex sequences, followed, gliding through the frenetic pace set by the finale of Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 3. The third performer, Hsin-Hao Yang, was the most technically flawless of the group; while Wang and Bernsdorf occasionally mashed notes against each other, Wang jabbed at the keys with clean, precise strikes.

His rendition of Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz No. 1 sometimes felt more like a blur of demonic buzzing than a series of vibrating strings, yet his demeanor throughout was one of effortless sprezzatura. Following an intermission, Alexander Lee Agate demonstrated his musical range by playing Haydn’s Piano Sonata in B Minor with springy equipoise before drawing out the darker, metallic intonations of Jörg Widmann’s “Fleurs du Mal” sonata with great forcefulness. Nan Ni began her set with Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, handling its polyphonic passages with controlled assertiveness. She ended her program, and the night, by hurtling through Elliott Carter’s Caténaires with such dizzying speed that it seemed at times the piano would snap under pressure. After a half-hour deliberation, the jury of three announced Hsin-Hao Yang as the winner. In addition to the monetary compensation, Yang will also have the opportunity to perform a recital in early 2022 and premiere a commission by composer Tyshawn Sorey. Both events will take place in Santa Barbara. —Nicholas Liu


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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY by Rob Breszny ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): “Consecrate” isn’t a word you often

encounter in intellectual circles. In my home country of America, many otherwise smart people spurn the possibility that we might want to make things sacred. And a lot of art aspires to do the opposite of consecration: strip the world of holiness and mock the urge to commune with sanctified experiences. But filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975) expressed a contradictory view. He wrote, “I am not interested in deconsecrating: that’s a fashion I hate. I want to reconsecrate things as much as possible, I want to re-mythicize them.” In accordance with astrological omens, Aries, I invite you to look for opportunities to do the same.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): Anaïs Nin wrote, “I don’t want wor-

ship. I want understanding.” George Orwell said, “Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.” Poet Marina Tsvetaeva declared, “For as long as I can remember, I thought I wanted to be loved. Now I know: I don’t need love, I need understanding.” Here’s what I’ll add, Taurus: If you ask for understanding and seek it out, a wealth of it will be available to you in the coming weeks.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The English idiom “playing hard to

get” means “pretending to be unavailable or uninterested so as to make oneself more attractive or desirable.” Psychologists say this strategy often works, although it’s crucial not to go too far and make your pursuer lose interest. Seventeenth-century philosopher Baltasar Gracián expressed the concept more philosophically. He said, “Leave people hungry. Even with physical thirst, good taste’s trick is to stimulate it, not quench it. What’s good, if sparse, is twice as good. A surfeit of pleasure is dangerous, for it occasions disdain even towards what’s undisputedly excellent. Hard-won happiness is twice as enjoyable.” I suggest you consider deploying these strategies, Gemini.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Painter John Singer Sargent (18561925) sometimes worked alongside painter Claude Monet (1840-1926) at Monet’s home. He sought the older man’s guidance. Before their first session, Sargent realized there was no black among the paint colors Monet gave him to work with. What?! Monet didn’t use black? Sargent was shocked. He couldn’t imagine painting without it. And yet, he did fine without it. In fact, the apparent limitation compelled him to be creative in ways he hadn’t previously imagined. What would be your metaphorical equivalent, Cancerian: a limitation that inspires?

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): According to Leo author Guy de Mau-

passant, “We are in the habit of using our eyes only with the memory of what people before us have thought about the things we are looking at.” That’s too bad. It causes us to miss a lot of life’s richness. In fact, said de Maupassant, “There is an element of the unexplored in everything. The smallest thing contains a little of what is unknown.” Your assignment in the next two weeks, Leo, is to take his thoughts to heart. In every experience, engage “with enough attention to find an aspect of it that no one has ever seen or spoken of.” You are in a phase when you could discover and enjoy record-breaking levels of novelty.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Poet Brigit Pegeen Kelly wrote a

poem I want you to know about. She described how, when she was a child, she stayed up all night picking peaches from her father’s orchard by starlight. For hours, she climbed up and down the ladder. Her hands “twisted fruit” as if she “were entering a thousand doors.” When the stars faded and morning arrived, her insides felt like “the stillness a bell possesses just after it has been rung.” That’s the kind of experience I wish for you in the coming days, Virgo. I know it can’t be exactly the same. Can you imagine what the nearest equivalent might be? Make it happen!


LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Ancient Greek philosopher Plato

mistrusted laughter, poetry, bright colors, and artists who used bright colors. All those soulful activities influenced people to be emotional, Plato thought, and therefore represented a threat to rational, orderly society. Wow! I’m glad I don’t live in a culture descended from Plato! Oh, wait, I do. His writing is foundational to Western thought. One modern philosopher declared, “The European philosophical tradition consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.” Anyway, I’m counseling you to rebel against Plato in the coming weeks. You especially need experiences that awaken and please and highlight your feelings. Contrary to Plato’s fears, doing this will boost your intelligence and enhance your decision-making powers.

when you could be as changeable as Italy. Is that what you want? Would it serve you or undermine you? Make a conscious choice.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Capricorn actor Nicholas Browne tes-

tifies, “My heart is too full; it overflows onto everything I see. I am drowning in my own heart. I’ve plunged into the deepness of emotion, and I don’t see any way back up. Still, I pray no one comes to save me.” I’m guessing that his profound capacity to feel and express emotions serves Browne well in his craft. While I don’t recommend such a deep immersion for you 24/7/365, I suspect you’ll be wise to embark on such an excursion during the next three weeks. Have fun diving! How deep can you go?


SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A biography of Nobel Prize–winning

Scorpio author Albert Camus noted that he had two modes. They are summed up in the French words solidaire (“unity”) and solitaire (“solitary”). When Camus was in a solidaire phase, he immersed himself in convivial engagement, enjoying the pleasures of socializing. But when he decided it was time to work hard on writing his books, he retreated into a monastic routine to marshal intense creativity. According to my astrological analysis, you Scorpios are currently in the solidaire phase of your rhythm. Enjoy it to the max! When might the next solitaire phase come? October could be such a time.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): During the 76 years since the end of

World War II, Italy has had 69 different governments. That’s a great deal of turnover! Is it a strength or weakness to have so many changes in leadership? On the one hand, such flexibility could be an asset; it might be wise to keep reinventing the power structure as circumstances shift. On the other hand, having so little continuity and stability may undermine confidence and generate stressful uncertainty. I bring this to your attention, Sagittarius, because you’re entering a phase

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In accordance with current astrological omens, I’m calling on author Byron Katie to offer you a message. Is it infused with tough love or sweet encouragement? Both! Here’s Katie: “When you realize that suffering and discomfort are the call to inquiry, you may actually begin to look forward to uncomfortable feelings. You may even experience them as friends coming to show you what you have not yet investigated thoroughly enough.” Get ready to dive deeper than you’ve dared to go before, Aquarius. I guarantee you it will ultimately become fun and educational.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): In August 1922, author Nikos Kazantzakis wrote this triumphant declaration: “All day today I’ve had the most gentle, quivering joy, because I’m beginning to heal. Consciously, happily, I feel that I am being born anew, that I am beginning once again to take possession of the light.” On behalf of the cosmic powers-that-be, I authorize you to use these words as your own in the coming weeks. They capture transformations that are in the works for you. By speaking Kazantzakis’s declarations aloud several times every day, you will ensure that his experience will be yours, too.

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EMPLOYMENT a surgical mask while working in patient care areas during the influenza season. Must be licensed by the CA State Board of Nursing. Must have a current license at all times during employment. Must be CPR certified/ Basic Life Support (BLS) certified or dually certified in both AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support and AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support at all times during employment. Any HIPAA or FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action. This is an 11month position, M‑F 7:30am – 4:30pm. 4 weeks of furlough is taken during quarter breaks and summer months. May include Thurs. evenings from 10am‑7pm. $30.42‑ $37.83/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at Job # 21751


COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Plans, organizes, and directs the operation of the COE Machine Shop. Supervises all users of the Machine Shop, including senior staff machinist, research staff, part‑time student employees and students. Schedule work, assign job duties and provides instruction as needed. Ensures standard shop safety practices are followed. Maintains personnel records and initiates personnel actions in accordance with UC policies and procedures. Estimates job labor and materials costs for recharges. Purchase stock, tooling, and capital equipment. Set up and fabricate precision parts and assemblies in common and exotic materials, including ceramics, intermetallic composites, and parts with mathematically defined surfaces. Designs parts, laboratory equipment, and research apparatus using Solidworks and HSMworks software. Program and operate CNC milling machines, lathes and EDM machines. Consults and advises faculty, staff and students regarding engineering and fabrication considerations. Exhibits a high level of interpersonal communications skills required to facilitate the operation of the Machine Shop in a team‑work environment. Reqs: knowledge of Solidworks and HSMworks. Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent, is preferred. Note: satisfactory criminal history background check. $61,200‑$93,200/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at Job #21598


DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY Responsible for the provision of design, fabrication, and maintenance of innovative and complex apparatus to support the research and instructional mission of the Department. Advises professors and graduate students of appropriate designs and methods for the construction of research equipment. Responsible for the management


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ALUMNI AFFAIRS Manage and coordinate the use of Mosher Alumni House, including short‑ and long‑term rentals, through the Conference Programmer system and as the liaison to individual, department, and corporate users for conferences, business meetings, and social events such as receptions and weddings; assign and supervise appropriate staffing levels for each reservation, and coordinate ongoing and one‑time building maintenance. Provide support to the Director, including anticipating, initiating, and recommending action on projects, timelines, programmatic, and budget matters, especially related to generating revenue from building rentals. Manage and oversee various general office operations including all financial paperwork relating to department expenditures, Flexcards, Gateway, Form 5’s etc. Independently coordinate support functions for Alumni Association Board of Directors and former members of the Alumni Association Board (Valhalla). Reqs: excellent attention to detail. Experience in billing, budget tracking, reconciliation, and reporting. Proven track record of excellent customer service. Excellent communication and organization skills. Ability to work with diverse people. Must be able to work independently, act with sound judgment and a high degree of confidentiality. Must anticipate



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STUDENT HEALTH Responsible for gathering data, making hypotheses, identifying problems, implementing management plans, and evaluating results of interventions both independently and collaboratively. The APP integrates health maintenance, disease prevention, physical diagnosis and treatment of common episodic and chronic problems in primary care with equal emphasis on health teaching and disease management. Reqs: BRN and current RN and Nurse Practitioner license, CA Furnishing license (DEA registration schedules 2‑5). Notes: Credentials verification for clinical practitioners. Mandated reporting requirements of Child and Dependent Adult Abuse. Satisfactory criminal history background check. To comply with Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Health Officer Order, this position must provide evidence of annual influenza vaccination, or wear a surgical mask while working in patient care areas during the influenza season. Any HIPAA or FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action. This is an 11 month, per‑year position with 4 weeks of furlough that must be taken during quarter breaks or during the summer. Salary commensurate with experience and licensure. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 8/17/21, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at Job # 21938


STUDENT HEALTH Using a computerized scheduling system and a virtual phone line system, schedules medical appointments by telephone and in person. Organizes paper medical records documents into appropriate categories and scans them into the patient’s electronic medical record. Must comprehend and comply with all state/federal privacy and confidentiality laws which include appropriate “need to know” access to patient medical records. Must strictly adhere to written guidelines regarding chart access. Reqs: High School Diploma or equivalent. Work experience in a customer service environment. Excellent written and oral communication skills, effective interpersonal skills and the ability to exercise independent judgment.


Must be organized, accurate and dependable. Demonstrated attention to detail with frequent interruptions. Must successfully complete and pass a background check before employment and date of hire. Notes: Mandated reporting requirements of Child Abuse & Dependent Adult Abuse. Satisfactory criminal history background check. To comply with Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Office Order, this position must provide evidence of annual influenza vaccination, or wear a surgical mask while working in patient care areas during the influenza season. Any HIPAA or FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action. This is a 12‑month at 100% position. $21.28‑$22.25/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at Job # 21400


STUDENT HEALTH Seeking a licensed Phlebotomist to perform phlebotomy and laboratory procedure set‑ups for a university health care laboratory facility. Responsible for preparing report forms and patients samples for transport to a referral laboratory. Maintains working levels of laboratory supplies, stocks supplies, performs daily and periodic maintenance, performs record keeping duties of the reception desk and maintains the cleanliness of the entire laboratory area. Performs preventative maintenance and general lab clean‑up of counters, washes glassware and restocks solutions. Must be familiar with the operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment (e.g., such as centrifuges). Has the necessary data entry skills to enter patient information into the computer system, ordering supplies and using a copy and FAX machine. Must be familiar with the various types of equipment specific to phlebotomy and specimen processing and the disposal and handling of medical waste. Must be capable of exercising independent judgment while dealing with patients and staff, doing fast, accurate work while drawing blood, greeting and instructing patients, processing samples and running the reception area. Must have a pleasant manner when dealing with patients and other health service staff, be well‑groomed and neat and be able to work in the laboratory area and avoid injury to self and others. Reqs: Has the necessary data entry skills to enter patient information into the computer system, ordering supplies and using a copy and FAX machine. Familiar with the various types of equipment specific to phlebotomy and specimen processing and the disposal and handling of medical waste. Must be capable of exercising independent judgment while dealing with patients and staff. Must be capable of fast, accurate work while drawing blood, greeting and instructing patients, processing samples and running the reception area. Notes: Credentials verification for the clinical practitioner. Mandated reporting requirements of Child Abuse & Dependent Adult Abuse. Satisfactory background check. Must have a current CPT license issued by the CA Department of Health (CDPH) at all times during employment. This is an 11‑month position with 4 weeks of furlough taken during quarter breaks and summer months. $25.39‑$27.46/hour. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,

gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at Job # 21463


STUDENT HEALTH Acts with a high level of independent judgment and works in coordination with Nursing Director/Medical Director on management goals and objectives to increase standardization and efficiencies in Student Health primary care and nursing care delivery. Project management will involve responding to requests or situations that are sensitive and confidential in nature and need to be addressed timely with utmost discretion and following UC and departmental policies and procedures. Stays abreast of all issues facing the Nursing Director/Medical Director. Draws upon a thorough understanding of UC and departmental policies and procedures as well as the Student Health mission to serve the students and the community. Provides agenda development, record and tracks action items for various committee needs of the Nursing Director. Reqs: Proficient in Microsoft and Google Suite. Articulate, high level of administrative and organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills. The ability to work independently displaying sound judgment, discretion, and confidentiality. Thorough knowledge of administrative procedures, policies and processes including project management, presentation, word processing, spreadsheet and database applications. Notes: Mandated reporting requirements of Child and Dependent Adult Abuse. Satisfactory criminal history background check. To comply with Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Health Officer Order, this position must provide evidence of annual influenza vaccination, or wear a surgical mask while working in patient care areas during the influenza season. Any HIPAA or FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action. $24.61‑$30.21/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at https:// Job # 21087


BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES Acts as the source of initial contact for campus departments and outside vendors related to procurement and contracts, small business, and sustainability for the purchase of materials, supplies, equipment and services for the University of California, Santa Barbara. Provides customer service, training, and information to departments and suppliers while providing administrative support to the Procurement office. Performs analysis and reporting responsibilities. Follows University and Federal guidelines to assist with the various facets of University procurement. Reqs: Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns. Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff verbally and in writing. Interpersonal skills, service orientation, active listening, critical thinking, attention to detail ability. Solid organizational skills and ability to multi‑task in a

high volume environment with demanding timeframes. Ability to function effectively as a member of a team. Basic knowledge of financial or accounting concepts, processes and procedures. Working knowledge of common organization‑specific and other computer application programs. Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality. Proficiency in the use of spreadsheet and database software. Note: Satisfactory criminal history background check. $24.61‑$25.16/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at Job # 21427


DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION OFFICE Plans long‑term diversity, equity, and inclusion studies, including the preparation of proposals, design of survey instruments, and determining sampling procedures. Gathers, analyzes, prepares, and summarizes the collection of information and data; recommends statistical approaches, trends, sources, and uses. Prepares data for presentation to clients and other audiences. Identifies multivariate strategies. Prepares reports of studies for internal validation and cross‑validation studies. Analyses the interrelationships of data and defines logical aspects of data sets. Develops systems for organizing data to analyze, identify and report trends. Manages database for research data for projects. Participates in the development and implementation of data security policies and procedures. Partners with other cross‑functional stakeholders to enable the successful delivery of reports, dashboards, and analytics to measure progress against defined actions. Communicate key findings to various stakeholders to facilitate data‑driven decision‑making into areas needing greater attention against defined action plans. Tracks DEI campus data and prepare reports, presentations, statistics, charts, and graphs on a variety of DEI subjects to address enrollment, campus climate and program‑related issues. Ensures confidentiality of sensitive DEI data, including adherence to Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA ) policy. The position reports to the Vice‑chancellor for Diversity, equity, and Inclusion. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in related area and/ or equivalent experience/training. Thorough knowledge of research functions. Thorough skills associated with statistical analysis and systems programming. Skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner, both verbally and in writing. Skills in project management. Notes: Satisfactory criminal history background check. This is a 50% position. $78,630‑$104,600/yr. (Annualized at 100%). The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at Job # 20455


COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Contributes to the design,

implementation, and evaluation of revisions in university or college policy or procedure. Analyzes, acts independently, and makes decisions on matters of significance, including petitions for exceptions to college and university policy, dismissal, continuation, continuation on contract, reinstatement, and readmission. Uses seasoned knowledge to advise students in developing educational plans that will help identify and achieve life and career goals. Supervises students in academic difficulty and develops appropriate action plans. Evaluates transfer admissions applications and make recommendations for admission. Reviews articulation agreements and other transfer related matters. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated experience in college‑level student academic advising. Thorough knowledge of department/ school policies, procedures, and requirements. Demonstrated interpersonal skills including sensitivity, diplomacy, and flexibility in dealing with students, staff, faculty, and the public. Skills in judgment and decision‑making, problem‑solving. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize, and accurately complete highly detailed work. Note: Satisfactory criminal history background check. $51,400‑$68,900/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 8/17/21, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. Job # 21910


CAMPUS DINING Responsible for event preparation and supervision. Acts as onsite manager at events throughout the year. Reqs: Demonstrated ability to organize and manage a variety of events while maintaining a high standard of excellence. Previous catering and event management experience. Ability and willingness to prioritize and make necessary adjustments for last‑minute events. Proven ability to train, schedule and supervise student staff. Ability to work independently or with a team. Ability to communicate well and work effectively with a diverse staff. Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills. Proficiency in Excel. Notes: Maintain a valid CA driver’s license. Satisfactory criminal history background check. Days/Hours: Monday‑Friday, 8:30am‑5:00pm, may vary. $42,900‑$48,900.28/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 8/23/21, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at Job # 22201

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LEGALS LEGAL NOTICESTO PLACE EMAIL NOTICE TO LEGALS@ INDEPENDENT.COM ADMINISTER OF ESTATE NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: AGNES GOODMANSON aka AGNES JANE GOODMANSON aka AGNES J. GOODMANSON CASE NO.: 21PR00317 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of AGNES GOODMANSON aka AGNES JANE GOODMANSON aka AGNES J. GOODMANSON A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: STEVEN D. GOODMANSON in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that: STEVEN D. GOODMANSON be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent Administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 08/26/2021 AT 9:00 A.M. IN DEPT: 5 of the SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, ANACAPA DIVISION, 1100 Anacapa Street, P.O Box 21107 Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Jeffrey L. Boyle, Esq. Delwiche, Von Dollen & Boyle, Attorneys at Law 1114 State Street, Suite 256, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 962‑8131 Published July 29. Aug 5, 12 2021.

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the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002104. July 29. Aug 5, 12, 19 2021.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SHALHOOB DELI, SHALHOOB CATERING, SHALHOOB RESTAURANT, JILL SHALHOOB CATERING at 632 Santa Barbara St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jill’s Place Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by An Corporation Signed: Jill Shalhoob County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 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. E28. FBN Number: 2021‑0002110. July 29. Aug 5, 12, 19 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: COVERPRO at 201 Bryant St., Unit 2C Ojai, CA 93023; Marx Enterprises, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by A Corporation Signed: MARK ACKERMAN, PRESIDENT County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 15, 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: 2021‑0002070. Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: STRICTLY VACATIONS at 1117 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Steven E Shulem (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Steven Shulem County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 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. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002094. July 29. Aug 5, 12, 19 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: CONCEPT NOW COSMETICS at 1482 East Valley Rd #504 Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Lemyn, LLC 511 Harbor Blvd Unit P La Hambra, CA 90631 This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed: Jochen Ittstein County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 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: 2021‑0002142. July 29. Aug 5, 12, 19 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GOODLAND WAFFLES at 715 Cathedral Pointe Ln Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Goodland Waffles LLC (same address) This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed: Robert Georges County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 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: 2021‑0002159. July 29. Aug 5, 12, 19 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: MISSION CANYON LUTHERIE at 2595 Las Encinas Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Charles W Mitchell (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Charles Mitchell County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 29, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002209. Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: AFFILIATI INVESTMENTS LLC at 27 W. Anapamu St #248 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Edoras, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by A Limited Liability Company Signed: SONNY PALTA, MANAGER County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 29, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002210. Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: REUNION KITCHEN + DRINK at 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Santa Barbara, CA 93193; La Sirena On East Beach, LLC 4100 MacArthur Blvd., Ste 100 Newport Beach, CA 92660 This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed: Steven L. Craig, Managing Member County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 20, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: PRESIDIO FENCING CLUB at 1519 Veronica Place Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Timothy Robinson (same address), Leslie Robinson (same address) This business is conducted by An Married Couple Signed: Timothy Robinson County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 15, 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: 2021‑0002083. Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: HAMMERHEAD CONSTRUCTION at 6070 Ashley Place Goleta, CA 93117; Brandon A Montano (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Brandon Montano County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 03, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002241. Aug 12, 19, 26, Sept 2, 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: LUCKY PUPPY OPTICAL at 1114 State St, Ste 25 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; David Zucker, O.D., A Professional Optometric Corporation 1114 State St Ste 7 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by A Corporation Signed: David Zucker, President County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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: 2021‑0002264. Aug 12, 19, 26, Sept 2, 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: WRIGHT DENTAL CO. DENTAL OFFICE OF DR. HOUSTON WRIGHT at 33 West Mission Street, Suite 102 Santa Barbara, CA 93117; Wright Dental Corporation 5632 Cielo Ave Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by A Corporation Signed: Houston Wright County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 30, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002218. Aug 12, 19, 26, Sept 2, 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: REED, ANDERSON, & OLIVER at 980 Village Ln Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Charles J Rao Jr (same address), Susannah J Rao (same address) This business is conducted by A Married Couple Signed: Charles J Rao Jr County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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. E953. FBN Number: 2021‑0002257. Aug 12, 19, 26, Sept 2, 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: MISSION LAUNDRY at 1911 De La Vina Street Unit A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Hudson Lane Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by A Corporation Signed: Houston Wright County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 13, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E.

Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E29. FBN Number: 2021‑0002039. Aug 12, 19, 26, Sept 2, 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: NOSTALGIC METAL at 835 W Valerio St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Karin Beal (same

address) This business is conducted by A Individual Signed: Karin Beal County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 03, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002245. Aug 12,

19, 26, Sept 2, 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CLOUDTRADERS at 1563 Sycamore Canyon Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93108; William P Cottingham (same address) This business is conducted

NOTICE INVITING PROPOSALS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that proposals are invited by the City of Goleta, California for the completion of a City Council Chambers Audio/Visual Equipment Replacement and Upgrade in strict accordance with the requirements listed in the Request for Proposal (RFP). Mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting and Job Walk: A mandatory pre-proposal meeting will be held at 130 Cremona Dr. Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117 the week of August 16, 2021. These pre-bid meetings will be scheduled by appointment. Proposers will be screened prior to entering the building and masks will be required. Attendance of this Pre-Proposal Walkthrough is mandatory in order to submit a proposal. Proposer’s must participate in the walk-through inspection and familiarize themselves with any conditions that may affect performance and proposal prices. Bids submitted on which the walkthrough meeting has not been attended will be considered non-responsive and rejected. Proposal forms and requirements are available on the City’s web site at https:// All proposals must be received by electronic mail by the City no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 3, 2021. Proposals are to be addressed to Deborah Lopez, City Clerk and Ryan Kintz, Assistant to the City Manager, at and Any questions regarding this solicitation shall be submitted via email to prior to August 20, 2021, and answers will be communicated to all known interested contractors prior to August 25, 2021. The City reserves the right to reject any and/or all proposals received. Contact Information Deborah Lopez City Clerk Phone: (805) 961-7505 E-Mail: Ryan Kintz Assistant to the City Manager Phone: (805) 961-7534 E-mail: DISCLAIMER: The City does not assume any liability of responsibility for errors/ omissions in any document transmitted electronically. Dated: August 12, 2021 _____________________________ Deborah S. Lopez, City Clerk NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING City Council Meeting 5:30 p.m. August 17, 2021 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Goleta will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 5:30 p.m., at the City of Goleta, City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite. B, Goleta, CA to: Consider adoption of resolutions modifying the City of Goleta User Fees and Charges Schedules. The User Fees schedules include but are not limited to all City service, permitting and use fees with the exception of Developer Impact Fees. As of August 12th, 2021, a list of proposed fees will be available for public viewing during normal business hours at the City of Goleta Offices, at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA. 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:; 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please see the posted agenda, available on Thursday, August 12, 2021 on City of Goleta’s website 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 Notification at least 72 hours prior to the hearing is required to enable City staff to make reasonable arrangements. ATTENTION: Pursuant to of the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 and N-0801 authorizing local jurisdictions subject to the Brown Act to hold public meetings telephonically and electronically in order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the regular meeting of the City Council for August 17, 2021 will be conducted telephonically and electronically. It will be broadcast live on the City’s website and on Cable Goleta Channel 19. The Council Chambers will not be open to the public during the meeting. City Council will be participating telephonically and will not be physically present in the Council Chambers. IN LIGHT OF THE CITY’S NEED TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS ELECTRONICALLY AND TELEPHONICALLY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, written comments may also be submitted as instructed above or via email to the City Clerk at 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: Deborah Lopez City Clerk Publish: August 5, 2021 | Publish: August 12, 2021 INDEPENDENT.COM INDEPENDENT.COM

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by A Individual Signed: William P Cottingham County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 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: 2021‑0002155. Aug 12, 19, 26, Sept 2, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PYRAMID MTM at 208 N. Nopal Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Pyramid Tile Company (same address) This business is conducted by A Corporation Signed: Cary Hitsman, Sec/Treas County

Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 03, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002247. Aug 12, 19, 26, Sept 2, 2021.


NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING (Held Electronically and Telephonically) Monday, August 23,2021 at 6 pm NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING TO REVIEW THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND TRIBAL CULTURAL RESOURCES ORDINANCE PROVISIONS Case No. 16-092 (Held Electronically and Telephonically) Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Orders N-29-20 and N-08-01, authorizing local jurisdictions subject to the Brown Act to hold public meetings telephonically and electronically to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Planning Commission Meeting to be held on August 23, 2021, will be conducted telephonically and electronically. It will be broadcast live on the City’s website and on Cable Goleta Channel 19. The Council Chambers will not be open to the public during the meeting. City Planning Commissioners will be participating telephonically and will not be physically present in the Council Chambers. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Goleta Planning Commission will commence review of a second iteration of the proposed Archaeological and Tribal Cultural Resources regulations to be adopted as Chapter 17.43 of the Goleta Municipal Code. Eventually, the Planning Commission will be asked to provide a recommendation to the City Council on the proposed regulations. The City Council will be the decisionmaker on the adoption of the regulations regarding Historic and Archaeological and Tribal Cultural Resources. The date of future Planning Commission and Council meetings are unknown, and notice of those hearings will be provided later. The Planning Commission agenda for the public hearing will be posted on the City website (https://www. at least 72 hours prior to the Planning Commission meeting. The agenda will have instructions regarding how to participate in the public hearing. The date, time, and location of the Planning Commission public hearing is set forth as follows: HEARING DATE AND TIME:

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Given the local, state, and national state of emergency, this meeting will be a teleconferenced meeting with detailed instructions for participation included on the posted agenda.

PROJECT LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION: The Archaeological and Tribal Cultural Resources regulations would apply citywide, including all areas of the City within the Coastal Zone. At the meeting of August 23, 2021, the Planning Commission will commence review of the second draft of the proposed regulations, solicit input from the public to provide input on the addition of Chapter 17.43 to the Goleta Municipal Code. A copy of the draft provisions will be available with the Planning Commission agenda at the web address noted below and at at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting. Environmental Review: Pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21083.3 and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15183, projects that are consistent with the development density of existing zoning, community plan, or General Plan policies for which an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was certified shall be exempt from additional CEQA analysis except as may be necessary to determine whether there are project-specific significant effects that are peculiar to the project or site that would otherwise require additional CEQA review. There is no new substantial information indicating that the impacts of the project will be more severe than described in the General Plan EIR when the Visual and Historic Resources Element was adopted and there are no cumulative or off-site impacts from the proposed project that were not addressed in the General Plan EIR. As such, the Ordinance is exempt from further CEQA review. In addition, pursuant to CEQA Guidelines §15061(b)(3) and §15378(b)(5), the proposed Ordinance does not qualify as a “project” for the purposes of CEQA because the Ordinance does not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment. The amendments proposed do not, by themselves, have the potential to cause a significant effect on the environment. Any subsequent development project will be separately examined in accordance with CEQA. As such, the proposed Ordinance is exempt from CEQA review. PUBLIC COMMENT: All interested persons are encouraged to view the meeting and to provide written and/or oral comments. All letters/comments should be addressed Letters must be received on or before the date of the hearing or can be submitted at the hearing. IN LIGHT OF THE CITY’S NEED TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS ELECTRONICALLY AND TELEPHONICALLY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, written comments may be submitted as instructed above or via email to: Kim Dominguez, Management Assistant, e-mail: 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: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Additional information is on file at the City Clerk’s office, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117 or can be obtained by calling Deborah S. Lopez, City Clerk (805) 961-7505. For specific questions regarding the Historic and Archaeological and Tribal Cultural Resources regulations, contact Current Planning Manager Lisa Prasse at (805) 961-7542 or For inquiries in Spanish, please contact Sandra Rodriguez, Management Assistant, at 805-961-7576 or NOTE: If you challenge the nature of the above action in court, you may be limited to only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice or in written correspondence delivered to the City on or before the date of the hearing (Government Code Section 69009[b][2]). Note: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in this hearing, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 961-7505. Notification at least 72 hours prior to the hearing will enable City staff to make reasonable arrangements. Publish: Santa Barbara Independent, August 12, 2021 42



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petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: ROCHELLE ROBERTA ZANINI TO: JENAVIEVE KEKONA SHILOH 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 appear 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 without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Sep 17, 2021 10:00am, Dept 4, Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, 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 July 22, 2021 by Donna D. Geck, Judge of the Superior Court. Published: July 29. Aug 5, 12, 19 2021. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF DAVID HEREDIA VELASCO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 21CV02609 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: DAVID HEREDIA VELASCO TO: DAVID DOMINIC HEREDIA VELASCO 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 appear 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 without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Sep 13, 2021 10:00am, Dept 5, Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, 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 July 22, 2021 by Colleen K. Sterne, Judge of the Superior Court. Published: Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 2021. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF KAI ALEXANDER MILLER ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 21CV02580 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: KAI ALEXANDER MILLER TO: KAI ALEXANDER DRYDEN 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 appear 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 without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Sep 14, 2021 10:00am, Dept 3, Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, 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 July 23, 2021 by Thomas P. Anderle, Judge of the Superior Court. Published: Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 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 LORRAINE GARCIA TO: EVELYN 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 Oct 05, 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 week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Aug 6, 2021. by Thomas P. Anderle. Superior. of the Superior Court. Published. Aug 12, 19, 26. Sep 2 2021.

PUBLIC NOTICES T‑MOBILE proposes to modify/upgrade telecommunications antennas and associated equipment collocated on a building located at the University of California – Santa Barbara an address 807 Mesa Road, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, CA 93117 (N 34° 24’ 58.32”, W 119° 50’38.39”). T‑Mobile is publishing this notice in accordance with Federal Communications Commission regulations (47 CFR § 1.1307) for Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Parties interested in commenting on this Federal undertaking or with questions on the proposed facility should contact Impact7G, Inc., Attn: Ms. Andrea McCool at 9550 Hickman Road, Clive, IA 50325 or call 515‑473‑6256 (Ref. Impact7G #1082 CA). ARE YOU a victim or witness to sexual harassment at Gold’s Gym? Law firm is investigating possible instances of sexual harassment at Gold’s Gym. Please call (805) 965‑6800 and tell the operator you are calling about sexual harassment at Gold’s Gym.

STATEMENT OF DAMAGES STATEMENT OF DAMAGES (Personal Injury or Wrongful Death) ERIKA R. RUNDLE (SBN 266995) Attorney for PLAINTIFF: KULDEEP KAUR, et al. Case number: 18CV04948. TO: DEFENDANT: JENSEN CHAVEZ, et al. To: Jensen Chavez Plaintiff: Erika R. Rundle seeks damages in the above‑entitled action, as follows”: 1.General Damages a. Pain, suffering, and inconvenience $400,000.00 b. Emotional distress $25,000.00 2. Special damages a. Medical expenses (to date) $30,083.97 b. Future medical expenses (present value) $100,000.00 c. Loss of earnings (to date) $107,820.00 d. Loss of future earning capacity (present value) $150,000.00 expenses. Plaintiff rexerves the right to seek punitive damages in the amount of (specify) $250,000.00 when pursuing a judgement in the suit filed against you. Date: September 21, 2020. Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara 1100 Anacapa St. Santa

Barbara, CA 93101 Anacapa Division The name, and address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: Kuldeep Kaur (295699) Law Office of Kuldeep Kaur 1035 Santa Barbara Street, Suite 7, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805‑453‑3560 Published Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 2021.

SUMMONS SUMMONS ‑ (Family Law) NOTICE TO REPONDENT: KARINA MARIE VEJBY AVISO AL DEMANDADO: Petitioner’s name is: NICHOLAS CHRISTIAN BERGGREEN Nombre del demandante: CASE NUMBER: (Numero de caso) 21FL01073 You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL‑120) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, phone call, or court appearance will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (, at the California Legal Services website (, or by contacting your local county bar association. NOTICE‑RESTRAINING ORDERS ARE ON PAGE 2: These restraining orders are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. They are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for you or the other party. Tiene 30 dias calendario despues de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citacion y Peticion para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL‑120) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefonica o una audiencia de la corte no basta para protegerto. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar ordenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte tambien le puede ordenar que pague manutencion, y honorarios y costos legales. Para asesoramiento legal, pongase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener informacion para encountrar un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (, en el sitio web de los Servicios Legales de California ( o poniendose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. AVISO‑LAS ORDENES DE RESTRICCION SE ENCUENTRAN EN LA PAGINA 2: Las ordenes de restriccion estan en vigencia en cuanto a ambos conyuges o miembros de la pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la peticion, se emita un fallo o la corte de otras ordenes. Cualquier autoridad del orden publico que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas ordenes puede hacerlas acerlas acater en cualquier lugar de California. EXENCION DE CUOTAS: Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario un formulario de exencion de cuotas. La corte puede ordenar que usted pague, ya sea en parte o por completo, las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentos a peticion de usted o de la otra parte. 1.The name and address of the court are (El nombre y direccion de la corte son): SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, direccion y numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): Nicholas Christian Berggreen 830 Flora Vista Dr Santa Barbara, CA 93109 805‑450‑1178 Dated June 23, 2021.




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Darrel E. Parker, Execcutive Officer; Clerk, by (Secretario, por) Johnny Aviles, Deputy (Asistente) Published Aug 12, 19, 26, Sept 2, 2021. SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): RODNEY E. LUND, DOES 1 to 10, inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): PETER KURRELS NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center ( selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you

may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (, the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center ( selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales papa presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte., en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado

inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (, en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, ( o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotasy los costos esentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el graveman de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. CASE NO: (Numero del Caso) 21CV00780 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): SUPERIOR COURT OF STATE of CALIFORNIA COUNTY 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The name, address, and telephone number of the plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: Robert Goodman (SB#89721), 1114 State Street #312, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, (805) 965‑9869, (El nombre, la dirección y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Law Offices of Robert Goodman, 1114 State Street #312, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 965‑9869;DATE 2/25/2021 Deputy Clerk; Sarah Sisto Published. July 29. Aug 5, 12, 19 2021.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Design Review Board Goleta City Hall – Council Chambers (Electronically and Telephonically) 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, CA 93117 Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. 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 August 24, 2021 will be conducted telephonically and electronically. It will be broadcast live on the City’s website and on Cable Goleta Channel 19. The Council Chambers will not be open to the public during the meeting. 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 Kyocera Wall Sign 475 Pine Avenue (APN 071-130-049) Case No. 21-0029-ZC Estrada Residential Front Patio 7354 Greensbor (APN 073-260-001) Case No. 21-0024-ZC Conceptual Review Ellwood RV/Boat/Contractor Yard Storage 35 Ellwood Station Road (APN 079-210-066) Case No. 20-0003-CUP Seymour Duncan New Buildings 5383 and 5385 Hollister Avenue (APNs 071-140-074, -075) Case No. 20-0003-DP IN LIGHT OF THE CITY’S NEED TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS 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 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: 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 Publish:


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NOTIFICACIÓN DE AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA DE LA COMISIÓN DE PLANEAMIENTO (a realizarse electrónicamente y por teléfono) Lunes, 23 de agosto, 2021 a las 6 pm NOTIFICACIÓN DE AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA DE LA COMISIÓN DE PLANEAMIENTO PARA REVISAR LAS CLÁUSULAS DE LA ORDENANZA SOBRE RECURSOS ARQUEOLÓGICOS Y TRIBALES CULTURALES Caso No. 16-092 (a realizarse electrónicamente y por teléfono) Conforme con la Orden Ejecutiva N-29-20 y N-08-01 del Gobernador que autoriza a las jurisdicciones locales sujetas a la Ley Brown a realizar reuniones electrónicas o por teléfono en respuesta a la pandemia COVID-19, la reunión de la Comisión de Planeamiento a realizarse el 23 de agosto, 2021 se realizará electrónicamente y por teléfono. Se transmitirá en vivo en la página web de la Ciudad y en el Canal 19 del Cable de Goleta. Las Cámaras del Consejo no estarán abiertas al público durante la reunión. Los Comisionados de Planeamiento de la Ciudad participarán telefónicamente y no estarán presentes físicamente en las Cámaras del Consejo. POR LA PRESENTE SE NOTIFICA que la Comisión de Planeamiento de Goleta comenzará la revisión de una segunda versión de las regulaciones propuestas para los Recursos Arqueológicos y Tribales Culturales para ser adoptadas como el Capítulo 17.43 del Código Municipal de Goleta. Eventualmente, se solicitará a la Comisión de Planeamiento que provea una recomendación sobre las regulaciones propuestas al Consejo de la Ciudad. El Consejo de la Ciudad tomará la decisión sobre la adopción de las regulaciones para los Recursos Históricos y Arqueológicos y Tribales Culturales. Las fechas de las reuniones futuras de la Comisión de Planeamiento y el Consejo no se conocen y se proveerá una notificación sobre esas audiencias en una fecha posterior. El orden del día de la Comisión de Planeamiento para la audiencia pública se publicará en la página web de la Ciudad ( por lo menos 72 horas antes de la reunión de la Comisión de Planeamiento. La agenda tendrá instrucciones sobre cómo participar en la audiencia pública. La fecha, hora y ubicación de la audiencia pública se describen a continuación: FECHA Y HORA DE LA AUDIENCIA:

lunes, 23 de agosto, 2021 a las 6:00 P.M.

LUGAR: dado el estado de emergencia local, estatal y nacional, esta reunión será una reunión de teleconferencia con instrucciones detalladas para la participación incluidas en el orden del día publicado UBICACIÓN Y DESCRIPCIÓN DEL PROYECTO: las regulaciones sobre los Recursos Arqueológicos y Tribales Culturales se aplicarán en toda la ciudad, incluyendo todas las áreas de la Ciudad dentro de la Zona Costera. En la reunión del 23 de agosto, 2021, la Comisión de Planeamiento comenzará la revisión de las regulaciones propuestas y solicitará la opinión del público para proveer su aporte sobre la adición del Capítulo 17.43 al Código Municipal de Goleta. Habrá una copia disponible del borrador de las provisiones en https://www. por lo menos 72 horas antes de la reunión. REVISIÓN AMBIENTAL: conforme con la sección 21083.3 del Código sobre Recursos Públicos y la Sección 15183 de las Guías de la Ley de Calidad Medioambiental de California (CEQA por sus siglas en inglés), los proyectos consistentes con la densidad de desarrollo de reglamentos existentes de zonificación, plan de la comunidad o el Plan General por los cuales el Informe del Impacto al Medio Ambiente (EIR por sus siglas en inglés) fue certificado, deben estar exentos de un análisis adicional de CEQA excepto cuando pueda ser necesario para determinar si hay efectos significativos específicos del proyecto que son peculiares al proyecto o al lugar, que de otra manera requerirían una revisión adicional de CEQA. No hay información sustancial nueva que indique que los impactos del proyecto serán más severos que lo descrito en el Plan General del EIR cuando se adoptó el Elemento de Recursos Visuales e Históricos y no hay impactos acumulativos o fuera del área del proyecto propuesto que no se abordaran en el Plan General del EIR. Por definición, la Ordenanza está exenta de una revisión adicional de CEQA. Además, conforme con las Guías §15061(b)(3) y §15378(b)(5) de CEQA, la Ordenanza propuesta no califica como un “proyecto” para los propósitos de CEQA porque la Ordenanza no resulta en cambios físicos directos o indirectos en el medio ambiente. Las enmiendas propuestas no tienen el potencial en sí mismas de causar un efecto significativo en el medio ambiente. Cualquier proyecto de desarrollo subsiguiente será examinado de forma separada según CEQA. Por definición, la Ordenanza propuesta está exenta de una revisión de CEQA. COMENTARIO PÚBLICO: se anima a todas las personas interesadas a que vean la reunión y provean comentarios escritos y/u orales. Todas las cartas/comentarios deben dirigirse a la Secretaria de la Ciudad Las cartas deben ser recibidas en o antes de la fecha de la audiencia o pueden entregarse durante la audiencia. CONSIDERANDO LA NECESIDAD DE LA CIUDAD DE REALIZAR LAS REUNIONES PÚBLICAS EN INTERNET Y POR TELÉFONO DURANTE LA PANDEMIA DE COVID-19, los comentarios escritos también pueden ser presentados por correo electrónico o como se instruye arriba a: Kim Domínguez, asistente de gerencia, correo electrónico: o por medios electrónicos durante la Audiencia Pública (fecha y hora indicados arriba) siempre y cuando se reciban antes de la finalización de la porción del comentario del público de la Audiencia Pública. Habrá instrucciones disponibles sobre cómo entregar cometarios escritos durante la audiencia en la página web de la Ciudad: PARA MÁS INFORMACIÓN: hay información adicional archivada en la oficina de la Secretaria Municipal, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117 o puede ser obtenida llamando a Deborah S. López, Secretaria Municipal al (805) 961-7505. Para preguntas específicas sobre las regulaciones para los Recursos Arqueológicos y Tribales Culturales, comuníquese con la Gerente Actual de Planeamiento Lisa Prasse llamando al (805) 9617542 o Para preguntas en español, por favor comuníquese con Sandra Rodríguez, asistente de gerencia, llamando al 805-961-7576 o Nota: si usted denuncia la naturaleza de la acción descrita arriba en los tribunales, usted podría estar limitado solamente a aquellos asuntos que usted o alguna otra persona mencionaran en la audiencia pública descrita en esta notificación o en la correspondencia escrita entregada a la Ciudad en la fecha de o con anterioridad a la audiencia pública (Sección del Código de Gobierno 69009[b][2]). Nota: conforme con la Ley de Americanos con Discapacidades, si usted necesita asistencia para participar en esta audiencia, por favor llame a la Oficina de la Secretaria Municipal al (805) 961-7505. Una notificación por lo menos 72 horas antes de la audiencia permitirá al personal de la Ciudad hacer arreglos razonables. Publicar: Santa Barbara Independent, 12 de agosto, 2021 INDEPENDENT.COM INDEPENDENT.COM

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