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How’d you get interested in journalism? My freshman year of high school, I saw the show House of Cards and was in awe of the journalist character. Granted, she died fairly quickly, but her boss behavior made the career seem quite appealing. I quickly joined my high school newspaper, The Talon. I caught the journalism bug, and it’s stuck with me for five years, going on six. Tell us about the Isla Vista project you’ve been working on. Over at the Daily Nexus, I worked with my news team and our campus radio station KCSB to create a project called “Unmasking Isla Vista: A COVID-19 Community Archive.” COVID-19 has caused permanent changes in almost all communities, and Isla Vista is no exception. I was inspired to take on a project that investigated and showcased how a college town known for its parties battled and continues to battle through a pandemic. Immediately, my colleagues jumped on board and helped turn the idea into reality. INSTAGRAM | @SBINDEPENDENT TWITTER | @SBINDYNEWS FACEBOOK | SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT NEWSLETTER | INDEPENDENT.COM/NEWSLETTERS SUBSCRIBE | INDEPENDENT.COM/SUBSCRIBE

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NEARING CAPACITY: Currently, 64.5 percent of all hospital beds and 76.6 percent of all intensive-care beds in Santa Barbara County are now in use. Above, a respiratory therapist monitors his patient, and a registered nurse inserts a PICC line at Marian hospital back in February.

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and Marian reported a total of 65 patients hospitalized because of COVID; 15 of those were in the ICU. A week ago, both hospitals only had a total of 37 patients, seven of whom were in ICUs. The human infrastructure of health care is harder to quantify. But this Tuesday, the strain was obvious. “We’re grateful for this appreciation,” said Dr. Lynn Fitzgibbons, an infectious-disease specialist with Cottage Health, commenting on the shower of gratitude expressed by Do-Reynoso and the county supervisors, “but we’re exhausted.” Her face said the same thing, only more loudly. After 18 months of arm-wrestling a global pandemic, she said, the rules of the game have changed drastically with the emergence of the new Delta variant. It may as well be, said Fitzgibbons, a whole new disease and whole new pandemic. The Delta virus had an R0 rate — the metric for measuring spreadability — of 6 or 7. The earlier Alpha variant was 2-3. Delta, it turns out, adheres faster to the nasal mucosa. It starts replicating itself in the body before the body’s immune system can begin fighting back. Its viral load is 1,200 times higher than the Alpha variant. People already vaccinated are susceptible to infection; even if they don’t get sick, they can still spread it. Fitzgibbons

played out the chain reaction of infection for those exposed to the Alpha variant as opposed to the Delta. “It’s a few thousand cases versus tens of millions,” she said. With school starting this week, Fitzgibbons noted, the pressing concern is over the safety of returning schoolkids. “Our staff is working so very hard right now … engaging in discussions as to how we’re going to care for the potential influx of pediatric cases,” she said. “Man, I wish we weren’t having to talk about that right now.” Making these concerns more urgent, according to Dr. Henning Ansorg, Santa Barbara’s Public Health Officer, are new studies indicating that the Delta surge could peak this October, with students back in school and no vaccinations approved for children, even though South County school districts are requiring students, faculty, and personnel to wear masks. The supervisors invited Dr. Fitzgibbons and her counterpart from Marian, Dr. Chuck Merrill, to speak in part because it turns out medical professionals enjoy the most credibility when discussing COVID with the public, especially with those reluctant to get vaccinated. In Santa Barbara, 63.3 percent of those eligible have now been fully vaccinated. CONT’D ON PAGE 10 

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On 8/17, four S.B. theaters — the Lobero, Granada, Center Stage, and Ensemble Theatre’s New Vic — announced a joint policy for all indoor performances effective immediately. The policy requires that proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result from within 72 hours be presented along with a photo ID and a ticket for admission. Masks will be required inside at all times, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. At all of these venues, staff and ushers have been fully vaccinated. The theaters request that concertgoers consult their individual websites for the most up-to-date protocols before attending an event. Dr. Lynn Fitzgibbons has become Santa Barbara’s go-to doctor when it comes to COVID-19, not only giving presentations to practitioners at Cottage Health — where she is the infectious-disease specialist and medical education director for research and quality — but also to the public in online forums in which she explains the latest in a complicated subject. Dr. Fitzgibbons went the extra mile again on 8/12 in an illuminating conversation that reviewed COVID and pregnancy, kids and schools, and finding empathy when confronted with exhaustion and frustration. Full story at independent.com/update-on-COVID.

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October Delta Peak Predicted, 142,006 Arms Still Unvaccinated by Nick Welsh ith county COVID numbers moving decidedly in the wrong direction, county supervisors got a sobering earful from their own public health authorities and medical doctors from Cottage and Marian hospitals this Tuesday, August 17. When it comes to the number of hospital and intensive-care beds now available for patients with COVID, County Public Health czar Van Do-Reynoso said Santa Barbara County “is in the cusp of the red zone.” Translated, that means 64.5 percent of all hospital beds and 76.6 percent of all intensive-care beds are now in use. The good news is that COVID cases in Santa Barbara County — particularly those propelled by the more contagious Delta variant — are not going up quite as fast as they had before the county declared its mask mandate for indoor use two weeks ago. The bad news is that they’re still going up. Either way, the numbers are startling. As of Tuesday evening, 112 new cases had been reported, bringing the number of known active cases in the county to 823. A week ago, that same number was 467. Severe cases requiring hospitalization have also risen dramatically, 89 percent of which involved individuals who were not vaccinated. As of Tuesday’s end, Cottage

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Cresco Labs — the owners of a proposed cannabis greenhouse in Carpinteria three-quarters the size of Paseo Nuevo — has submitted new plans to install a state-of-the-art internal carbon filtration system to prevent fugitive pot odors from becoming a neighborhood nuisance. This new indoor odor-control system would be in lieu of the outdoor air-misting system initially proposed. This substitution came shortly before the 8/11 meeting of the County Planning Commission, which voted to delay their vote until 9/1 to allow more time to review the new proposal. Full story at independent.com/cresco.

ENVIRONMENT The County Department of Public Works released a statement 8/13 that the county and Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) have coordinated a cleanup at Toro Canyon Creek northeast of Summerland, where it is estimated up to 630 gallons of oil have seeped from a 19th-century oil well pipe damaged in the Thomas Fire. The Oiled Wildlife Care Network has collected 17 small birds, 13 bats, and one squirrel that have died, and 19 oiled frogs and one lizard are receiving veterinary care. Full story at independent.com/toro-canyon-creek-leak.

PUBLIC SAFETY A small private plane made an emergency landing on 8/11 in Lompoc’s River Bend Bike Park after experiencing engine trouble. The pilot of the 1969 Cessna 172 was flying through wet weather six miles east of Lompoc when the engine stalled “for undetermined reasons” at more than 2,000 CONT’D ON PAGE 10 


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t’s heavy. It’s so heavy,” said a surfing community insider who knew Matthew Taylor Coleman, having encountered him often at the beach. Coleman is the Santa Barbara surfing school owner who the FBI says confessed to killing his two children, a son 2 years old and a daughter only 10 months old, near Rosarito, Baja, Mexico, last week. The murders are generating devastation, disbelief, and anger community-wide, as well as apprehension and anxiety over how Coleman’s young surf school students might be taking the news.

Matthew Taylor Coleman in his high school yearbook photo

The man who spoke with the Independent asked to remain anonymous, but he is someone who has taught surfing in the area for many years. Just a month ago, he said he had run into Coleman at a beach, and they stood together, watching their students surf. They talked about being dads and life in general, and Coleman seemed his usual cheerful self, speaking in terms of love and God, and of getting to teach his son to stand on a board. Santa Barbara’s surfing tribe was heartbroken, the surf instructor said, and shocked that someone who preached about right and wrong so frequently would all of a sudden do something so dark. A surf student who had taken lessons from Coleman in the early 2010s was equally dumbfounded that a leader of his Christian surf camp could commit murder. Coleman had struck him as an adamant evangelical and also a typical Santa Barbara water guy: a sportsman, spearfisher, and surfer. “He was always very cheerful and upbeat, sometimes to the point of being a little unsettling,” the former student said, who broke with his Christian group in high school. The Santa Barbara surfing community is a tight one, and the Christian surf community especially so. Calvary Chapel in Santa Barbara has held a surf ministry for years, which Coleman participated in, though he wasn’t a member of the congre-

gation. Senior Pastor Tommy Schneider held a special call on the Wednesday after the murders were announced, giving his congregation time to talk about what they were feeling. He tried to comfort them and make sense of how a seemingly nice guy could go so wrong. “We’ve seen people get carried away by things like conspiracy,” Pastor Tommy said he told his congregation. “It can be dangerous, although I’m not sure what that means for Matthew … As Jesus said: Don’t be deceived; walk in love. This walk for Matthew obviously changed course; he lost his focus.” The conspiracy Schneider spoke of refers to Coleman’s statements alleged in an FBI affidavit, in which Coleman acknowledged he’d killed his children. He told the special agent that he had received visions and signs influenced by QAnon and Illuminati conspiracy theories and that he had to kill his son and his daughter lest they develop into monsters due to their mother’s “serpent DNA.” When the children’s bodies were discovered brutally stabbed more than a dozen times, the Mexican police investigators believed the weapon may have been a wooden stake found near the scene, but Coleman later told the FBI he had used a fishing spear. The surf-instructor acquaintance said that he had heard from other members of Santa Barbara’s surfing community, from people close to the Coleman family, that Coleman and his wife, Abby, had been researching QAnon and Illuminati theories over the past year. Coleman would bring it up with his friends, saying how crazy it sounded, but also how it kind of made sense. The instructor said his school has been inundated with calls from parents whose children had attended Coleman’s school and were worried about how to talk about this with their kids, because most of the young students were well-acquainted with social media and knew about the murders. Of teaching kids to surf, he said, “When you’re helping someone face their fears and realize their dreams, that’s never forgotten. The trust of a child is so sacred. Anyone who’s ever been betrayed by a family member or a mentor, you never, ever forget that.” Coleman is being held in U.S. Marshal custody, Deputy Tlaloc Olvera confirmed, adding he could not speak to whether or not Coleman was in solitary or on any special watch status. On August 11, Coleman had appeared before a magistrate judge and was ordered detained without bail. He has yet to enter a plea and is being represented by federal public defenders, who had not returned answers to requests for comment by print deadline. n

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he 17 movers and shakers assigned to determine the warp and woof of State Street for decades to come met for the first time last week. Dave Davis was elected chairperson. Davis currently sits on the MTD board of directors and on the city’s water commission. Before that, he was chief executive for Community Environmental Council. Before that, he was head of the city’s Community Development Department, playing a The State Street Promenade on Tuesday significant role in the development of the Paseo Nuevo Mall and afford- Should bikes be allowed? What kind of Santa Barbara order should be imposed on able housing. The vice chair is Ken Saxon, known for the mass outcropping of parklets that have his skill facilitating gatherings of loud and commandeered State Street? And where will opinionated people. Given the makeup of all that money — tens of millions — come the members of this commission — three from? representing downtown business interests, In recent months, access advocates have three from the council, one planning com- complained there’s not enough space on missioner, one a member of the Historic sidewalks to accommodate people in wheelLandmarks Commission, and the rest citi- chairs. Jacob Lesner-Buxton, an outspoken zens at large — Saxon, who runs the Lead- advocate for greater access, noted, “I’ve been ing from Within academy, could have his called a retard six times since June.” hands full. Before Tuesday’s meeting, CouncilmemThe group’s charge is to figure out ber Mike Jordan, however, worried that whether State Street’s pedestrian promenade the purpose was to create sidewalk space — concocted in response to the COVID cri- for people in wheelchairs, not to require sis — should remain, and if so, with what merchants to adhere to design guidelines changes. Should the 400 block of State Street for street furniture crafted 40 years ago. be included? What about the 1100 block? —Nick Welsh

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Violent Delusions and Confession at Center of Attempted Murder Case by Tyler Hayden t was the “bad thing” that compelled 18-year-old Cora Vides to stab her friend in the neck, she confessed to police the night of the attack, a “bad feeling” that had taken hold of her and that she was “powerless” to control. Crying and covered in blood in the Cottage Hospital parking lot as her friend received emergency surgery inside, Vides promised responding officers she would tell them “everything they needed to know.” That was among the testimony given by Officer Kelsea Shellenberger and others in the courtroom of Judge Von Deroian, who ruled this week there is sufficient evidence against Vides for her attempted murder case to proceed. Vides, out on $1 million bail, appeared for the preliminary hearing dressed in a black mask and checkered jacket and accompanied by her parents, Joshua and Patti Vides. Both Cora and the victim were seniors at the private Laguna Blanca School at the time of the incident, mutual members of the art club and known to classmates and teachers as friendly, intellectual types who never partied or got into trouble. The victim, whose name has not been made public, suffered near-fatal wounds to her neck and throat but has since made a full recovery and is now attending college. February 13, 2021, was like any other Saturday, Patti Vides told police, with the family, including Cora’s older sister and a cousin, spending a casual afternoon together before her sister returned to her UCSB dorm room and the victim arrived at their Mesa home for dinner. “Everything was fine,” Patti told officers. What Patti didn’t know, what no one knew, was that for the two weeks prior Cora had been suddenly overwhelmed by a feeling that “something bad was going to happen,”

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But that leaves 142,006 eligible individuals who have not been vaccinated. Ansorg repeatedly made the case why he believed vaccinations — coupled with indoor mask wearing — still provided the best protection available, even with “breakthrough” infections involving people already vaccinated. Based on new studies from Scotland and Israel, he said, the existing vaccines reduce one’s odds of becoming infected from 60-85 percent. For those who do get infected, he said, the vaccines significantly reduce the severity of symptoms and the chances of being hospitalized, entering an ICU, or dying. The vaccine also accelerates the speed at which the body sheds the virus, reducing the time of infection from 10 days to five. And masks, he stressed, greatly reduce the spread of the disease. About 10 vaccine skeptics spoke out against the prospect of a mandatory vaccination policy — a possibility Ansorg, the only one with the legal authority to impose such a requirement, never mentioned once. They alluded to other treatments that are more effective and less intrusive on civil rights. They extolled the virtues of natural immunity, which they argued is far more widespread than believed. Several accused the supervisors of being unwitting pawns to a totalitarian power grab that will benefit the pharmaceutical industry. Many bristled at “the shaming and blaming” and of being

CORONAVIRUS dismissed as stupid and ignorant conspiracy theorists. Terri Strickland, owner of the Hitching Post, took exception to the board’s reliance on Fitzgibbons and Merrill as de facto witnesses to rebut their claims. “We have all these smart doctors who are going to tell us what to think and what to believe,” she said sardonically. “They’re not the only doctors in the world.” The board debate was relatively subdued, however. Supervisor Bob Nelson — the most conservative member of the board — said he “accepted the vaccine is the best protection,” but he expressed doubts about masks. He worried that masks — when worn too often — may spread the virus more than they restrict it. More than that, Nelson worried that mask mandates may inspire more resistance in people on the fence about getting vaccinated. “Like it or not,” he said, “masks have become politicized.” As for calling skeptics and resisters names — like “anti-vaxxers and anti-science,” he said, “That hasn’t helped at all.” Supervisor Joan Hartmann acknowledged the public health message has shifted but insisted it had to. “It’s not that we’re moving the goalpost,” she said. “It’s that we’re adapting as the virus changes.” No one hates wearing a mask more than she does, she said; they make her glasses fog up and her sinuses run. “But masks and vaccines are a small price to pay for n keeping our kids in school.”

STABBING CONT’D FROM P. 9 The victim immediately grabbed the knife, and a violent struggle ensued. “She really wanted to live,” Cora told Shellenberger, explaining the victim wasn’t able to speak but tried to make as much noise as possible to alert the household by knocking over a lamp, a fan, and a clock and throwing both of her shoes against the wall. Just as Cora pinned the victim down, and despite the trauma to her trachea, the victim managed to find her voice and said: “Go get your parents. I need to go to the hospital. I will forgive you and I will still be your friend.” Those words were enough to release Cora from the “bad thing” — “like coming out of a dream,” she explained to police. Cora went upstairs to her parents’ bedroom and told them she’d hurt her friend. “I stabbed her in the neck,” she said matter-offactly. Joshua and Patti rushed downstairs and saw the victim standing with Cora’s cousin near the front door, clutching her neck and struggling to breathe. They piled in two cars and drove to Cottage Hospital, where the victim was whisked to the emergency room. A nurse asked the victim who had hurt her. Unable to speak again, she managed to write “Cora V” on the nurse’s arm before her handwriting trailed off. Hospital staff called the police. Meanwhile, the cousin drove back to the home and used alcohol wipes to clean some of the blood from the scene. 10

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During her interview with police at Cottage, Patti said her daughter had no history of violence. She acknowledged, though, that Cora had recently been suffering from mental health problems. She said the family was in the process of finding a therapist. Much of Cora’s conversation with Shellenberger took place while she was seated in the front passenger seat of the family car, before she and the officer eventually moved to a nearby bench. Cora grew cold from the victim’s blood that saturated her clothes, and she was offered a blanket. The two spoke for more than three hours. “We had a comfortable conversation, I would say,” Shellenberger testified. “She told me multiple times, ‘It’s okay, you’re just doing your job.’” Cora’s defense attorney, Stephen Dunkle, noted multiple times during the hearing that his client was not read her Miranda rights during the interview. It was only after she was arrested at the hospital at approximately 6 a.m. that her rights were read. Dunkle also appeared to lay the foundation for a temporary insanity defense, asking the officers to reiterate a statement from Cora that she stabbed the victim “on purpose but not consciously.” The case is being prosecuted by Senior Deputy District Attorney Kevin Weichbrod. All parties will appear back in Judge Deroian’s courtroom on Friday, September 10. n

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COVID Fact vs. Fiction: Delta 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.

S.B. County Public Health Officer Dr. Henning Ansorg has said with the Delta variant, people become ill faster, and it lingers longer and locks onto respiratory tract cells more securely. These “breakthrough” cases stoke fear about this variant, but public health officials at the county and federal level have all agreed: The most effective methods for combating this new wave of cases due to the Delta variant are masks and vaccination. Across the country, indoor mask mandates have been reinstated and several institutions have adopted COVID-19 vaccine mandates — including UCSB and SBCC. The Delta variant is a large contributor to the recent rise in cases. According to the CDC, in late June, the “seven-day moving average” of reported cases was around 12,000. On July 27, the average cases reached over 60,000, which the CDC described as more like the rate of cases we had seen before the vaccine was widely available. Since this variant and other new strains are evolving, information is still being acquired and studies are being conducted. Whenever possible, check with reputable sources of information with verifiable statistics when sharing information online and on social media. —Ryan P. Cruz

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he Delta coronavirus strain, first detected in India in December 2020, has quickly become the predominant variant in the world and currently accounts for more than 80 percent of new cases in the country, according to Yale Medicine. This strain is considered by the CDC as “more transmissible than the common cold and influenza,” and those infected “carry tremendous amounts of virus in their nose and throat” that can spread the virus to others “whether or not they have symptoms.” It is no myth that this variant is highly contagious and easily transmitted, even among the vaccinated: In the outbreak in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where a crowded holiday weekend turned into a 470-case cluster, three-fourths of the cases involved those who’d been vaccinated.

NEWS BRIEFS CONT’D FROM P. 6 feet, according to Lompoc Police Department Sgt. Bryan Dillard. The pilot attempted to glide to the airport, Dillard said, but when it became clear the plane would not make it, he circled back around to land safely in the park. Emergency personnel were notified 30 minutes after the impromptu landing, and no injuries were reported.

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Goleta resident and former SBCC Men’s Golf Team member Mikha Benedictus (pictured), 22, died in a motorcycle crash with a Subaru on Cathedral Oaks between Los Carneros and Glen Annie on 8/17. The accident forced Sheriff’s deputies to close the road overnight to investigate the collision, which is still under investigation by the

Sheriff’s Major Accident Response Team. According to the Sheriff’s Office, “It is apparent that drugs, alcohol, impairment and distraction were not a factor for the driver of the Subaru.”

COURTS & CRIME Last week in Judge Brian Hill’s courtroom, the DA and prosecutors agreed to drop the death penalty enhancements against Pierre Haobsh, now facing trial for the March 2016 triple homicide of noted herbal doctor Weidong “Henry” Han, 57; his wife, Huijie “Jennie” Yu, 29; and their daughter, Emily, 5. In exchange, Haobsh agreed to waive his right to a jury trial; Judge Hill will act not just as judge but as jury. If Judge Hill finds Haobsh guilty, he’ll be sentenced to three terms of life without the possibility of parole. Full story independent.com/death-penalty-dropped. S.B. resident Miguel Plascencia, 22, was arrested 8/13 after allegedly starting two separate fires in trash cans near North Milpas Street. Residents reported seeing Plascencia start the initial fire and immediately contacted authorities. Another resident called and reported a man that matched Plascencia’s description starting a second fire near Milpas Street and attempting to set a palm tree on fire. Plascencia fled the area and was spotted later walking through Eastside Neighborhood Park, where he was allegedly attempting to start more trash-can fires. Plascencia is being held with a $1 million bail and charged with two counts of arson and two counts of attempted arson. CONT’D ON PAGE 11 


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s press releases went, it was an awkward slip. But everything around City Hall is a bit awkward these days. As expected, the Santa Barbara City Council voted to appoint Rebecca Bjork — a get-things-done administrator with 32 years in city government — to serve as acting city administrator, replacing Paul Casey, who is retiring on September 10 after 24 years in City Hall and seven at the helm. After the first sentence, the INTERIM ADMIN: Rebecca Bjork was appointed acting city administrator on Tuesday. press release suggested — via italic type — “It would be great if we cil meeting as city administrator this could have a quote from the Mayor here. Tuesday. All this comes at a time when Mayor Maybe ‘I am confident the City will be in good hands with Rebecca.’” It turns out, Murillo finds herself running against five the Mayor — Cathy Murillo — was not other candidates for the mayorship and present for this week’s council meeting. two other council seats are up for grabs. In her stead, Councilmember Oscar Guti- In the meantime, a search for a new police errez — mayor pro tem — presided. And chief is on, a sexual harassment lawsuit typically, most City Hall releases do not against the city’s finance chief unfolds, include such prompts. and former transportation planner and Bjork — who recently ran the Public downtown champion Rob Dayton — who Works Department — has always been happens to be an evangelical Christian short on small talk but long on compe- — is threatening a lawsuit on the grounds tence. Casey, beaten and bruised by the of religious discrimination. Whether the last four withering years — the Thomas council is willing to pay Dayton what it Fire, 1/9 Debris Flow, COVID, district would cost to defend the city against such elections, massive turnover at top city a lawsuit — said to be somewhere just positions, and mounting criticism about south of $500,000 — has yet to be seen. his leadership — attended his last coun—Nick Welsh

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A lawsuit pitting William “Nate” Bree against Ed St. George over alleged back wages and unpaid overtime involves the building of cannabis greenhouses at 5295 Shoreline Drive, not far from More Mesa. While Bree contends he spent 12-hour days building and eventually growing unpermitted cannabis directly for the wellknown developer, St. George states the land was leased to a pot grower and that he himself has never grown it or sold it. The county, however, has an application from St. George for a cannabis grow license at that address. Full story at independent.com/st-george-sued.

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ity to adjacent creek beds, such spills could seep into waterways traveling considerably farther downstream, spreading their impact. The report also concluded that the chances of this happening, however, were relatively small. ExxonMobil is now contemplating two destination sites for its Las Flores Canyon oil — one in Santa Maria and one 140 miles away along the steep, windy Highway 166 in ExxonMobil’s Las Flores facility Kern County. According to the report, the chances of a spill greater than five gallons occurring was once every 17 Whatever cautionary measures truck drivers take, Krop years for oil destined for Kern County and once every 52 years noted, the risk of collision caused by a third party remains very for the Santa Maria facility—scheduled to be shut down in real. The northbound lanes of Highway 101 were blocked for 19 2023. Those numbers could be reduced by 33 percent, the hours during the height of the Thomas Fire when many people report concluded, if ExxonMobil were required to abide by sought to flee the South Coast, she noted, after a car crashed certain safety precautions and reduce trucking runs when into an oil tanker. In that case, no oil got into nearby creeks. rain was predicted. ExxonMobil, like all the major oil operations along the Linda Krop with the Environmental Defense Center Gaviota Coast, was effectively shut down by 2015’s Refugio Oil (EDC) countered that the odds were far worse, risk of Spill, caused by a ruptured oil pipeline owned and criminally collision greater, and consequences more dire. The EDC neglected by Plains All American Pipeline. Efforts to reengiand the Center for Biological Diversity are at the forefront neer that pipeline have been slow-moving in the extreme; a of an environmental coalition fighting this proposal. In draft environmental report is not expected out until somethe past 20 years, they claim, there have been 258 truck time this fall. Given the pace at which the regulatory process incidents along the proposed route from ExxonMobil’s moves — and the intensity of opposition — it could be many Gaviota facility to Kern County. In those, 110 people sus- years, if ever, before that pipeline is once again operational. The county’s Planning Commission will first wrangle with tained injuries; 10 died. Of those accidents, six involved oil delivery trucks. Those happened in the past nine years. In the results of this week’s EIR and their implications in hearthose, five people died, one was injured, and 13,300 gallons ings scheduled for September 29 and October 1. Whatever of oil were spilled. Of that, 4,500 gallons made their way verdict the commissioners render will no doubt be appealed n to the Board of Supervisors. into the Cuyama River.

Environmental Report: Only ‘Overriding Considerations’ Can Advance Controversial Plan by Nick Welsh xxonMobil’s plans to truck oil out of its Las Flores facility along the Gaviota Coast hit a major roadblock with the release this Monday of an environmental impact report (EIR) finding that the risk of spills caused by trucking accidents qualifies as a Class I environmental impact, no matter what safeguards and mitigations are imposed. Legally and politically, this means the County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors would have to make findings of “overriding considerations” to allow ExxonMobil to begin trucking up to 70 truckloads of oil a day to move forward. Given climate-crisis concerns and the supervisors’ political tilt, it would appear ExxonMobil faces an uphill struggle. According to the EIR, the risk of oil spills can be reduced but not eliminated or avoided altogether. The report concluded, “An offsite accidental spill of crude from a truck accident has the potential to impact sensitive … biological, cultural, and water resources.” Given that a typical truckload of crude contains 160 barrels of oil — 6,720 gallons — the maximum size of a spill in the event of an accident is 11,000 square feet. Such a spill, the report estimated, would likely travel no more than 500 feet from the roadway. But given seasonal timing and proxim-

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obituaries Nandini Iyer 1931 - 2021

In Memoriam Please join us in a celebration of the life of Nandini Iyer to be held from 4-6 PM on Thursday, August 26th at Unity of Santa Barbara, 227 East Arrellaga Street. A reception will follow the memorial, at the same location. The wearing of masks is requested indoors. There will also be a live webcast (https://unitysb. org/livestream (STARTING at 4:00 PM and AVAILABLE AT THE SAME LINK FOREVER).

Peter Michael Ryan 7/30/1956 - 6/24/2021

Sun-worshipper and native of Santa Barbara, Peter was one of 11 children born to Mike and Lucille Ryan. He was the first son in the birth order after his six sisters. This position dictated much of his status and stature, making him a leader and a standout. He always stepped up—helping others with their projects, becoming a chairperson, the foreman of a job, and always supporting unions. He died of cardiac arrest on the tennis court, doing what he loved doing most, finishing his final match. Peter followed his Father’s trade as an electrician and became a Journeyman in 1980. He worked in the I.B.E.W. union for 20 years until retraining to become a Building Inspector. He worked at UCSB in that capacity for 18 years. Peter was very proud of “his” buildings and would often take visitors on tours of his many job sites at UCSB. Visitors were sure to end up on a roof somewhere either looking at the ocean or viewing a completed building he had worked on. At lunchtime at UCSB, Peter preferred to play tennis. He often left meetings early, saying he had an appointment, so that he could meet his partners on the tennis court. Somewhere along in his career, Peter got the nickname “Mad 14

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To submit obituaries for publication, please call (805) 965-5205 or email obits@independent.com Dog”. This exemplified the speed, energy and intensity with which he worked. He did this with his career, taking on special training in alternative energy, water technologies and business management. At home, he tackled cooking, baking and remodeling with enthusiasm. Peter’s passion and gusto followed him into retirement where he played tennis 3-4 times a week, went to the gym, worked on house projects, worked on art projects, and rode his electric bike. During the last year, he logged 2000 miles on his bike. Peter was also a member of the United Lodge of Theosophists and the Institute of World Culture for many years which informed his philosophy of life and foundation for spiritual ethics and a profound sense of honor. Here he found life-long friendships, including his wife, Susan, whom he cherished. They were married for 42 years. He was at heart a very community-oriented person, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, the Red Cross, and the Organic Soup Kitchen. One of his favorite community involvements was joining with other electricians and friends to light the Tree of Light on Carrillo and Chapala Streets each Christmas season. As the eldest of five sons, Peter naturally assumed the role of keeping the family informed once his parents passed, sending group emails with hilarious stories and jokes, updates, and birthdays reminders, signing all his correspondence with “Uncle Peter”. Peter was a great story-teller. He was quick to laugh and liked a good joke. He had a file in his desk filled with jokes. He remembered his dreams vividly and would recount them at length. He loved traveling and was eager to see everything and do everything the new encounter offered. Peter’s talent for creating art developed only a few years ago, but he was a natural. He worked with acrylics, resin, tile, wood and clay. Along these lines, he appreciated the arts, accompanying Susan to multitudes of receptions, artist studio tours, dance concerts, building tours and lectures on historical architecture. In addition to his wife, he leaves his sons, Branden and Ash (Tracy) and grandchildren, Archer, True and Levi. His sisters, Kathleen (Petrini), Suzanne Roth (Bob), Patricia Hlinka (Ken), Theresa Ryan (Chris Bush), Michele Ryan and Mary Ryan; brothers, Bob Ryan (Michelle), Tim Ryan (Danette) and Tom Ryan (Abbi); plus Diane and Tom Piskulic, sister and brother in laws. He also leaves numerous

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nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. His brother, Paul, preceded him in death last September. It was a great loss to everyone and especially to Peter. To remember Peter you may donate to Heal the Ocean of Santa Barbara, 1430 Chapala Street, 93101. A celebration of life is planned for November.

Mass on August 27, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with interment at Calvary Cemetery, 199 N. Hope Ave, Santa Barbara, California.

ment and was able to mentor and help many people in her communities along the way. She will be put to rest at her family plot at San Gabriel Cemetery in Los Angeles in a private ceremony.

Doris Elaine (Robinson) Donahue 2/17/1926 - 8/10/2021

Taylor, Meredith Chaffin McKittrick 1931 - 2021

Rigoberto “Chicho” Arroyo 9/5/1952 - 8/5/2021

Our beloved Husband, father, grandfather, brother, and dear friend peacefully departed Santa Barbara on his journey home to heaven on the evening of August 5, 2021. He was surrounded by many family and friends who loved him dearly and who wished to be present to say their “goodbyes”. He was born in Coalcoman, Michoacan, Mexico, on September 5, 1952. As a young man of 15 years of age he traveled to beautiful Santa Barbara with his family, and he never looked back. This is where he met and married his wonderful wife, Elena, and where they raised their four children. He is remembered with great love by his wife Elena, his two daughters Elenita, Emma, his two sons Beto, Luis, and 10 grandchildren. He also leaves behind his 2 sisters and his 3 brothers. Chicho had a huge personality, had a passion for roosters, he was a kind, generous human being who believed in the simplicity of living a life surrounded by those that you love. He always tried to find a positive in everyone. He taught us strength and courage in the face of adversity and to never forget where we came from. He also taught us to love and appreciate one another. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. We would love everyone who knew and loved him to join us for his services. Memorial Services will be held on August 26, 2021, Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 221 Nopal St., Santa Barbara, California.

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Meredith Chaffin McKittrick Taylor, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at the side of her beloved husband Al, on July 26, 2021, at the age of 90. Meredith was born and raised in Los Angeles, Ca. Her parents were Dr. Lawrence Chaffin and Mildred Chaffin. She graduated from Smith College in 1952. Meredith spent most of her adult life in Santa Barbara, Ca. In 1997, she began spending the summer months at Black Butte Ranch, where she became a cherished part of the Sisters, Or. community. Besides raising four children, she was actively involved in the All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Santa Barbara, Church of Transfiguration in Sisters, and other non-profit organizations in Santa Barbara and Sisters. She valued most being with her family and friends, including the group of lifelong friends she met at Marlborough School. She was an accomplished bridge player, an avid reader, and loved the arts. She stayed active by taking walks around Black Butte, swimming, hiking on the Metolius River, and playing golf. Meredith is survived by her husband Al, her first husband, Dr. James McKittrick: her brother, Larry; children, Mimi (Dennis), Jim (Diane), Peter (Jennifer) and Ann (Lee); grandchildren, Evan (Caitlin), Heather (Miles), Timothy, Megan and Brian; and last, but definitely not least, greatgrandson Amos. She will be remembered for her intellect, quick wit and generosity. She believed in a lifelong commitment to self-improve-

Doris Donahue passed away peacefully near her home in Lexington, MA at age 95. Doris was born in North Cambridge, MA and spent most of her life in Lexington, MA. Doris married James Donahue in 1943 and had ten children: James Jr., Micheal, Ronald, Edward, Joseph, Susan, Charles, Mariann, Ellen, and Mark. She was preceded in death by her husband James and sons James Jr. and Michael. She is also survived by a sister Pauline Sullivan, numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many friends. Doris, had an amazing life and was an inspiration for all that knew her. At age forty-six she was widowed with five children still at home. Incredibly, after being a housewife for over thirty years she restarted her education and began pursuing a career in nursing by earning her GED and then graduating from nursing school. For over thirty years, she worked in numerous hospitals and nursing homes until retiring in 2008. Several of Doris’ children migrated to California and Doris became a bi-coastal resident spending much time living and working in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, CA as well as in Massachusetts. She made friends easily and remained active throughout her life. Anyone who knew her was better for it. Up until age 93, she regularly attended water aerobics with her close group of friends collectively known as the “Mermaids.” As her body continued to decline, her mind remained sharp. She was particularly known for her ability to remember all of her extended family’s birthdays including: her children’s and their spouses, grandchildren and their spouses, and great grandchildren! She will be remembered by all for her incredible work ethic, her care and nurturing of her family, selflessness, and concern for others. Funeral services will be held on August 23 and 24 at the Douglas Funeral Home, Lexington, MA.


obituaries Kathleen Mavis Bottiani 1/30/1932 - 3/6/2020

Kathleen Bottiani died peacefully on March 6, 2020 at the age of 88, after a lengthy and valiant battle with cancer. She was born on January 30, 1932 to John and Mildred Boyle. John and Mildred raised Kathleen and her two brothers, John Jr. and Martin, in Long Beach California. Kathleen met her husband, Victor Bottiani, through friends. They married in 1951, and moved to Mather Air Force Base, where Victor completed his service in the US Air Force. Shortly thereafter, they returned to Goleta to join the Bottiani family business of farming avocados and lemons. Kathleen and Victor were devout Catholics; they raised six children, and were active in the community for many years. Their love and devotion extended for 60 years of marriage, until Victor passed in 2011. Kathleen served as the Bottiani family matriarch and had many long-term friendships. She especially cherished her golf buddies – Janelle, Rosemary, and Mary. Family was of the utmost importance to Kathleen. She always looked forward to family gatherings, especially the annual Boyle Family Reunion. Her home was always open and welcoming, and it was the site of many memorable events. Aside from family and friends, Kathleen enjoyed traveling, and invariably looked forward to her next adventure. Kathleen was a devout Catholic, and an active member of Saint Raphael Church, where she volunteered many hours and served as a Eucharistic Minister. Kathleen will be remembered for her strong faith, endless patience, kind words, and loving support. Kathleen is survived by her children: Karen (Rob), Susan, Michael (Karen), Maureen (Cathy), Mark (Paula), and Mariann (Bob), along with 17 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. She is pre-deceased by her husband, parents, and brothers. The family would like to thank the Valle Verde staff for their high quality of care and support, and

To submit obituaries for publication, please call (805) 965-5205 or email obits@independent.com for enabling people to die with dignity and grace. Services will be held Monday August 23, 2021 at St. Raphael Catholic Church. The Rosary will be prayed at 9:00 AM, followed by the Mass at 10:00 AM.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Kathleen’s name to the Saint Raphael Church Restricted Fund (straphaelsb.org), or Santa Barbara VNA Health (vnhcsb. org).

Jennifer Leigh Blankenbeckler

5/13/1976 - 8/9/2021

Jennifer Leigh Blankenbeckler, age 45, of Santa Barbara, CA, passed away on August 9, 2021, at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital surrounded by her family. Born on May 13, 1976, in Louisville, KY, Jen was the daughter of John C. Blankenbeckler, Jr. and Leigh Lewis Blankenbeckler, little sister to John C. (Jay) Blankenbeckler, III, sister-in-law to Paulette Blankenbeckler and “Aunt Jenz” to her beloved nieces, Taylor and Riley. In 1979, Jennifer’s family moved to San Diego, CA, where she excelled academically and athletically. She got her first taste of competition at 6 years old, the youngest at the time to participate in the San Diego Breakers 5k. Later, she helped her volleyball and basketball teams at Poway High to win California Interscholastic Federation championships. Jen was a scholar athlete of the year as a senior. Jennifer was recruited to play volleyball at several colleges but chose the University of Arkansas, where she spent two years before transferring to the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), which would be her future, “permanent” home where a network of extraordinary friends and professional colleagues would be with her through her final days. Jennifer graduated from UCSB in 1998 with Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications. Jennifer possessed an adventurous spirit and love of travel which took her across Europe, Central America and the US., with favorite spots in Hawaii,

Colorado and the California Sierras. Starting with family trips during her youth in Kentucky and Virginia, Jennifer developed a love of camping, fishing, and skiing, which drew her to Vail, Colorado after college, where she served as a youth ski instructor. In the years that followed, Jennifer worked with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Orange County, CA, and with St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, ME, where she received her degree in Applied Science as a Medical Assistant. Eventually, Jennifer returned to Santa Barbara, working again at the iconic Paradise Café as a waitress, bartender, and manager and then as a Medical Assistant with the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center. A little on Jennifer’s big heart: She was fiercely independent and proud to take care of herself. Jennifer was, hands down, the best gift giver – ever. Never missing anyone’s birthday, her cards and kind gestures were often handmade and thoughtfully personalized for the recipient. She could be hysterically, unabashedly silly – or deep, present, and serious… but always attentive to the needs of people around her. Jennifer was caring and generous, both to those she barely knew and her oldest friends, maintaining those friendships over long distances and stretches of time. Jennifer’s life was marked by cancer, but in a way that empowered her to use it as a tool to serve others. It became her calling after she endured lifethreatening brain cancer when living in Vail at the young age of 25. Once recovered and in remission, Jennifer dedicated her life supporting others with cancer, from fundraising and running marathons for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Dempsey Challenge to volunteering for numerous cancer causes like the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation and The Brad Kaminsky Foundation, and serving as a hands-on mentor for those enduring challenging prognoses and treatments. For the past five years, in her role at the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, Jennifer brought compassionate empathy and her famous, radiant smile to patients. Jennifer was known for going above and beyond, blending her organizational fastidiousness with her big, authentic warmth. She held a tremendously high standard of service for her patients – because

she intimately understood what they were going through. In her spare time, Jennifer took it upon herself to mail cards to family members who ultimately lost their loved ones to cancer. She attended most of her patients’ services and funerals and stayed in touch with widows and families. In 2018, Jennifer donned her Cancer Warrior Cape again after a diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Her brother was a bone marrow match, and his gift gave her three more precious years with her family, friends, and patients. On this last go-round with cancer, Jennifer initially considered it just another interruption in her life. Ultimately, though, Jennifer’s fate was to do better work on the other side. “Angel” is a word that is never used lightly, yet it was one often applied to Jen in her service, love and friendship. Now she is officially our angel. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jennifer’s name can be made to the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation and/or the Brad Kaminksy Foundation.

Crispin Puga

8/6/1942 - 8/2/2021

Son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Crispin Puga’s (aka Colima) love of life didn’t come to an and end with his passing. Crispin peacefully met his heavenly Savior on August 2, 2021 at the age of 78 after a courageous battle with congestive heart failure and was surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor his legacy by living their lives to the fullest. Crispin was born in Colima, Mexico on August, 6, 1942 to Rafael and Teresa Puga (Cisneros) and is the third oldest of (11)

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siblings. Crispin made his way to the United States in the mid 60’s and met the love of his life, Rosa Campos, in 1972 in Santa Barbara, Ca. It was love at first sight and they married the same year. He serenaded her with his love until his final days. They raised three children: Adriana, Daniel, and Michael. After 40 years, Crispin retired as a hardworking retired professional landscape artist. Twentyfive of those years he worked side by side with his father in law, Eliseo Campos Sr., and assisted in the family business. They were best of friends and together took great pride in maintaining Villa Constance in Santa Barbara and many large estates in our surrounding area. Crispin adored his family and children (Adriana [Angel Soto], Daniel, Michael [Christina Wika], grandchildren (Ashley, Samira, Savanah, Angel, Chloe, Corinne), and great-grandchildren (Anthony, Jayla, Kanen) and would glee with joy and happiness in their presence. He enjoyed attending family festivities and being the life of the party. He was passionate and proud about his Mexican roots and culture; along with his love for music. Wherever there was a mariachi band, there he was joining in concert. He enjoyed his daily routine walks, sweet coffee with bread, and keeping up with current events by reading the daily paper. He was simple, humble, well loved, charismatic, and very easy going with a contagious sense of humor and will be deeply missed. He was fearless and never allowed the burdens and hardships of this life distract or discourage him, but always kept his eyes firmly fixed on what God has promised at the end of his journey; heaven itself. A special thank you to all of the doctors, nurses, medical professionals, social service workers, and each individual who was fortunate enough to have crossed his path. Your love and compassion will never be forgotten. Visitation and viewing will be held on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at McDermott Crockett Mortuary Chapel between 4-6pm; following a rosary service will be held at 7pm at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 10am at Our Lady of Sorrows Church.

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’m a resident of a very, very dry Santa Barbara, California, where film plastic is not accepted for recycling. Since April, I’ve been attempting to have the venerable New York Times discontinue its hypocritical use of plastic delivery bags, and over and over again I’ve been blown off when trying to have this accomplished. How the Times can publish its Climate Forward newsletter while contributing to the mountains of plastic trash just amazes me. Why don’t they care? Please, N.Y. Times management, in the name of Mother Nature, address this issue.

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n Friday, July 30, around 6:30 p.m., I was driving on the 101 and I started to see black spots. I knew that I was going to black out. I managed to get my truck to the right lane, and then I blacked out. When I came to, I was surrounded by airbags. Fortunately, I had yanked the car to the side before going out, and thank God, I didn’t hurt anyone else. I was also able to walk away unscathed with the only damage to the truck. As I stepped out of the truck in shock, a beautiful thing happened. Cars that saw me go off the road had stopped. People came running to help me. A woman had me sit down and literally hugged me into her. Three men held my hands, saying that they had me. I knew I hadn’t hurt anyone and that I was okay. I didn’t have anything to drink, or any intoxicants at all, and I’m still not sure exactly why I blacked out. I write this letter to thank the people that stopped to help me for their love and support. I want to thank the paramedics, the policeman, and all the people at Cottage Hospital for their professionalism. I would like to thank Katie, who was released from the hospital at the same time as me and supported me with her peaceful energy as we waited for our rides. I’d love to personally thank you all. Please con—Kyle Cetrulo, S.B. tact me. (617) 610-9000.

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he tourist-heavy coastal states are much wealthier than Middle America. The surest way to keep giving Middle America to the Republicans is to keep saying the minimum wage should be $15 an hour. Raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour from its current $7.25 an hour would be a very large increase. I’m from Middle America, and Democratic advisor James Carville said last week, “We need to learn how to talk to Middle America.” I suggest you start there. When you ask for too much, you —Jerry Reed, S.B. usually get nothing.

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Larry Ray Blessing

8/27/1944 - 7/16/2021

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Deeply Involved in Community decade after I met Lee Moldaver in the offices of the Santa Barbara Independent, he asked me to serve as editor of the Santa Barbara Audubon Society’s bimonthly newsletter, El Tecolote. Novice birder that I was, editing El Tecolote sounded like a fun way to learn about birds while supporting Audubon’s mission. A few months into it, thanks to Lee’s legendary recruiting skills, I was up to my elbows in Santa Barbara Audubon’s history, compiling an abbreviated version for members to read in El Tecolote. Lee helped arrange interviews with chapter founders Jan Hamber and the late Joy Parkinson, as well as with past presidents like Sally Walker, Ron Hirst, and Rob Lindsay. But never once did he point to his own contributions to the chapter, which, after 22 years on its board (30 years at the time of his death), including three terms as president, were prodigious and diffuse. It was from other boardmembers that I learned of the activist training workshops he arranged with Sally Walker in 1994, inviting environmentalists from all over the state to come here and impart their trade secrets. And that he lobbied his connections at National Audubon for Santa Barbara to be selected as the site of an Audubon-inspired pilot solid-waste recycling project. He succeeded. When the project got underway, Santa Barbara vaulted to the forefront of the nation in recycling innovation. Right after taking over as the Audubon chapter president in 1993, Sally Walker drove with Lee, who was vice president, up to the Western Regional Audubon conference. They had never worked together before, and Walker knew that having a good relationship with Lee was going to be pivotal to her success as president. The trip put an end to every concern about how their collaboration would go. “He and I became not only allies but friends, and it was just very unforgettable. In fact, the car broke down on the way up, and we just basically hung out and developed such an understanding and rapport.” It was at that conference that they decided to make watershed preservation a chapter priority and expand the chapter’s birding trips and education programs. I don’t know how Lee operated on the myriad other nonprofit boards he belonged to, but it’s hard to imagine he was any different than he was at Audubon: forward-thinking, generous-spirited, remarkably effective, and tireless. Dave Davis, former head of the City of Santa Barbara Community Development Department and current chair of the Metropolitan Transit District (MTD), whose board Lee sat on for more than 20 years, said Lee was deeply involved in developing the policies that brought the electric shuttle system to downtown and later to the waterfront. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, electric shuttles were a revolutionary idea, Davis said. Lee helped form an institute to study electric transportation at MTD — the Electric Technology Institute. Most of the cities that invested in electric shuttle services at that time ultimately abandoned them. Only Santa Barbara and Chattanooga, Tennessee, made a commitment to

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stick with their electric fleet. Today, Santa Barbara is on track to have an all-electric fleet by 2030. But there was so much more Lee did. His knowledge base was so broad, when he advocated for a land-use, conservation, or water-quality issue, he wouldn’t be thinking only of Audubon; he’d be thinking of all the players, and nudging and bringing parties together. He was, in the words of Sally Walker, a catalyst. But a quiet one. “I can tell you from my years at city planning and community development that Lee participated in all major land-use decisions through the ’80s, ’90s, and into the 2000s,” Davis said. “From coastal plan to downtown revitalization, Paseo Nuevo, housing issues, it didn’t matter; Lee was involved. Basically [he] was always one of the people at the dais giving us sage advice.” He was funny, too. At community functions in the 1980s and early ’90s, he would write “Tom McClintock” on his name tag. McClintock, our Republican state senator from 1982-1992, rarely if ever showed up at community events. By standing in for him, Lee was pointing out how our Republican senator was missing in action. “It was an inside political joke, but I liked it,” said David Pritchett, who served on several environmental boards with Lee. After I had to move on from El Tecolote, I didn’t see Lee regularly but would run into him often at Gold’s Gym after 9 p.m. He would be at the public computer right by the door, returning emails before working out. He never failed to stop what he was doing to find out how my life was going, how my daughter was, what I was working on, etc. And at some point, he’d slip a compliment in, something greatly exaggerated that, even so, made me feel more than I was and better than I had been 10 minutes earlier. And that was, of course, his intention. This is how he was with friends, male and female, always heaping praise and leaving folks better for having encountered him. I don’t think any of us realize yet how much we have lost in the passing of Lee Moldaver. His institutional memory, of course; his extraordinary networking and consensus building skills, no doubt. I will miss his generous spirit most of all, his near-reflexive way of uplifting people, of reminding us of our individual value, and in this way subtly encouraging us to keep going, because whatever it is we are doing for the community, for our families, or for the world, is important and helpful to our communal project. n

Larry passed away at Cottage Hospital on Friday, July 16, 2021 with his family by his side due to complications from pneumonia. He was born in Bethany, Missouri on August 27, 1944 to Edwin and Kathie Blessing whom have predeceased him. The family moved to California in 1956 and settled in Santa Barbara. Larry attended local schools and graduated from San Marcos High School in 1963 where he lettered in Baseball and Basketball. He was among the first full 3-year class to graduate. Larry was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1965 during the Vietnam era achieving the rank of Sergeant. He then returned to civilian life once again in Santa Barbara. Larry was employed by the IBEW Local 413 and worked for various companies throughout his career as a journeyman electrician. Back in his early days as an apprentice, he was one of the electricians who decorated the “Tree of Light” located on the corner of Carrillo and Chapala Street. He was a paratrooper in the army so heights were no stranger to him. Larry’s greatest treasure in life was his family. He loved his children and his grandchildren very much. Larry leaves behind his wife of 48 years Sarah, his sons Robert Blessing, Gregory (Elayne) Blessing and daughter Tamara Blessing. He also leaves behind his 6 grandchildren whom he adored, Rick GallardoBlessing, Nathan GallardoBlessing, Declan Doran, Lucas Blessing, Julia Blessing and Bracee Blessing. Sisters Beverly (Darrell) Hale of Idaho, Susan (Steve) Berman of Arizona and brother Scott Kinghorn of Arizona along with several cousins, nieces and nephews. When his son Greg was in first grade, his wife surprisingly signed up Larry to coach his AYSO Soccer Team. He then went on to coach teams at Goleta Valley Little League, Pony Baseball, and Basketball at the Goleta Boys and Girls Club throughout the years for both Greg and Tammy. When his grandson Rick was old enough, he coached his teams too. You could always hear Larry yelling loudly from the sidelines “Shoot the ball” and “Defense.” Please join the family in saying goodbye at 2pm on ThursINDEPENDENT.COM

Born in San Fernando, California on May 8, 1944 to Robert Escudero Yribe and Angelita Vidal. She was the eldest of nine children. As the eldest child, she always helped her parents take care of her siblings. She passed away peacefully on July 20, 2021. Gloria attended San Fernando Elementary School, San Fernando Junior High and San Fernando High School. She earned Certificates of Professional Designation in Purchasing Management and Supervisors Development Skills from UCLA. Gloria married and gave birth to her only daughter, Kelly Ann in 1964. She moved to Santa Barbara and began working for the City of Santa Barbara, California. Gloria retired after 35 years with the City of Santa Barbara in the Finance Department as a Finance Supervisor and previously as a Buyer in the Purchasing Office. She loved living in beautiful Santa Barbara where she made her home for 53 years. She always remembered family members and friends on their birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions with handwritten cards. Gloria loved traveling throughout the world; almost every continent. She loved her cruises to new and exciting countries. She took many culinary classes and some of her favorite restaurants were The Montecito Inn, The Four Seasons, Brophy Bros and The BoatHouse at Hendry’s Beach, just to name a few. Gloria is predeceased by her daughter Kelly, her Father Robert, and her brothers Robert Jr. and Danny. Gloria is survived by her grandchildren Garrick (Adriana) and Angel (Thor); her great-grandsons Alexander, Hayden and Sylas. She is also survived by her Mother, brothers, sisters, many nieces and nephews, Aunts, Uncle, many cousins and friends. We will always remember her with a huge smile and especially with a champagne flute in her hand. We love you, miss you and will toast to you as we all say farewell.

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operators as a “hellacious rollercoaster,” Teri Ball, executive director at Santa Barbara’s beloved Center Stage Theater, spoke for many when she said that the latest news about the Delta variant surge tested her resiliency. “I feel like with COVID, I’ve learned the opposite of the power of positive thinking,” Ball told me in a recent phone call. “Just when you think it’s going to get better, something comes along that sets us all back.” Despite the rise in cases and the return of the indoor masking mandate, great progress has been made, largely thanks to vaccines and the people who get them. As a result, we can finally look forward to the return of live performances to stages large and small, indoors and out, as Santa Barbara anticipates its first active in-person performing arts season since March 2020. The information that follows is presented in the spirit of allowing everyone to make well-informed choices that will leave them feeling safe. Over at the Santa Barbara Bowl, where the first show in more than a year will be comedian Chelsea Handler (see story page 20) on Saturday, August 21, the motto now is “know before you go.” The Bowl’s website will be updated continuously with the latest information about the status of individual events and the protocols suggested for those who wish to attend them. It’s all part of an effort to reduce anxiety around returning to the Bowl, a place that Santa Barbara has always revered as safe and welcoming. A joint statement issued by the Bowl’s Executive Director Rick Boller and Goldenvoice Senior Vice President Moss Jacobs emphasizes the key role that good communication will continue to play as we all navigate a rapidly evolving situation: Our goal is to begin hosting events as safely as possible. At the moment, we will be following state and local guidelines for outdoor events. We strongly encourage all attendees to wear a mask. For the non- or partially vaccinated, masks are required. They are also required in various enclosed or partially enclosed locations within the venue, including the public restrooms. We will have plenty of signs throughout the Bowl. In regards to vaccinations, we will follow industry standards and guidelines as they develop. We encourage anyone attending or thinking about buying tickets to visit our website, which has the most detailed and up to date information. The fall lineup at the Bowl exceeds all expectations, especially for a venue of this size. Jackson Browne (Sun., Sept. 5), John Legend (Thu., Sept. 16), HAIM (Fri., Sept. 17), Trevor Noah (Sat., Sept. 18), Gary Clark Jr. (Sun., Sept. 19), and My Morning Jacket (Thu., Sept. 23) are headed for town, and that’s just the first of three months of programming this fall. All these acts will appear at bigger venues for most of their upcoming tours, so Santa Bar-

bara is more than just a convenient place to see them. Thanks to the excellent work done during the hiatus, the Bowl is cleaner and more efficient than ever. The management understands that audiences here have options, and as a result, they are focused on providing a superior concert experience. From the Bowl’s point of view, everyone from the ushers to the people who buy the tickets to the artists onstage and the crews behind the scenes should leave feeling they have had a better night than they could have had anywhere else, and, to their credit, that’s exactly the reputation the venue has earned.

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The first thing to recognize is that you can do this. While there is still a risk inherent in participating in any large gathering during what remains of a pandemic, for those who are fully vaccinated, the dangers are minimal. Certain things will be different, and by keeping those changes in mind, you can improve your chances of having a relatively carefree and satisfying return to concert-going.

Bring a mask. Regardless of whether or not you are attending an indoor or an outdoor event, you will want to have a mask handy for certain situations, such as using the restroom or visiting the concession stand. Stay in touch. Conditions have a way of shifting rapidly at this time, and the only way to be sure you know what’s going on is to stay in touch with the venue. At the Santa Barbara Bowl, they recommend consulting their website on the day of the show just in case there’s been a change or simply to remind yourself of what to expect. E-tickets are the new norm. Paper tickets will more and more be a thing of the past. Digital tickets with scannable QR codes that live on your phone, not in your wallet, have taken over. That’s in part because they reduce physical contact, but it’s also a bit deeper than that. The concert industry has long been plagued by scalping, and the problem has only gotten worse since the move to online ticket sales. Predatory organizations using bots to scoop up scores of seats have profited from hot secondary sales markets without adding any value to the transactions. In an industry-wide drive to contain these digital troll farms, the big ticketing companies such as Ticketmaster and AXS have acquired secondary market brokers like StubHub. The result is that the days of a whispered approach in the parking lot — “Need tickets?” — and the furtive exchange of cash for seats are long gone. Instead, the secondary market is now routed back through the same interface as the original sale.

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make her Santa Barbara Bowl debut when she officially kicks off her national Vaccinated and Horny tour this Saturday, August 21. The fearlessly candid author, podcaster, and activist is no stranger to Santa Barbara—she has been frequenting our sandy shores, State Street, and Mexican eateries for years, and earlier this month, she escaped to the Rosewood Miramar on a girls’ getaway. But this show will be her first time gracing the hallowed Santa Barbara Bowl stage. And many in the audience will be attending their first, longawaited live show in 18 months. When I spoke to Handler last week, she was fresh off vacation with her extended family in Nantucket and very eager to get her tour started. More specifically, she’s “excited about being the reason people come back together and go to their first big outdoor event.” She added, “It’s time for good times and laughter. Let’s get this show on the road again!” Handler relishes any opportunity to bring lightness and belly laughs to her fans—many of whom have been following her career since her successful seven-year stint as the host of E!’s Chelsea Lately, which wrapped in 2014. Notably, she was the only female late-night host on air at the time. “[The tour] is me getting back to stand-up in the way I started stand-up, which is making fun of what has happened to all of us,” Handler said. “How we all reacted in the last year. And how badly behaved some were, and how wellbehaved others were.” She didn’t have to dig deep to find comedy in what’s transpired recently to develop her new stand-up material. One issue she’s delighted to tackle is “how men are resisting this

feminist movement; they feel like something’s being taken away from them; they think the party’s over.” She elaborated, “Watching that kind of reaction from all these old white guys, who are like, ‘Wait, what? What’s happening?’ We’re trying to explain to you that these are the changes that are going to have to happen, and you’re still resisting it. Like, you know, the future is happening!”

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For popular and sold-out shows, latecom- and some did not make it. Jason Jones, an ers have the option of browsing certified owner at State Street’s popular Red Piano, resales at the same time they see whatever where many revelers chose to celebrate inventory is left. Fiesta, says, “Business may look good This means that the venues and promot- on the outside, but it is a daily struggle. ers not only participate in the transaction, Colin [Campbell] and I as owners are but also that they have access to a clear completely fried.” trail of information regarding who will Like multiple other organizations be sitting in each individual seat. Before including the Bowl, UCSB Arts & Lecyou get too excited about this invasion of tures, SOhO, and Center Stage Theater, your concert-going privacy, think how the Red Piano received federal funds from you would feel if airline boarding passes the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Prowere anonymous and transferable. One gram, or SVOG. The program, which was additional heads-up for those who have never browsed StubHub or any of the other earlier For the vast iterations of the online secondary market: You are likely majority of audience to experience sticker shock, members, proof of especially if you’re looking for seats at shows that started out vaccination will expensive.

be just as important as a valid ticket.

If the show is indoors, expect to have to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test that’s current. I spoke with the operators of multiple indoor venues, and their response was clear—for the vast majority of audience members, proof of vaccination will be just as important as a valid ticket. At Center Stage, where they have been hosting events since April 13, this policy is already in place, and they are happy with the results. Teri Ball reports that in the months that she’s been operating, there has only been one objector to the policy, and, more importantly, no cases of COVID. At SOhO, where the action begins again on September 3 with local reggae favorites Soul Majestic, coowner Gail Hansen says she wants the crowd to be “vaccination only,” explaining that “we’re in herds, and vaccination is the only way the herd can be safe.” Over at the Lobero Theatre, where a policy of proof of vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours of the event is already in place, the calendar is packed with exceptional talent, including two performances by Toad the Wet Sprocket on Labor Day weekend, Jakob Dylan and the Wallflowers on September 8, and two nights with Los Lobos on October 7 and 8. Expect to hear announcements of similar policies as the New Vic and other indoor venues come online.

HOW THEY MADE IT THROUGH For virtually all of these venues, the last 20 months have been an unending trial of spirit and resources. Many faced uncertain financial futures from the beginning,

announced by Representative Salud Carbajal on April 8, allows organizations that have been negatively affected by the pandemic shutdown of live performances to recoup some of the revenue they have lost through applying for a grant. According to Ball (and others), the SVOG has been “a lifesaver, but an organizational disaster,” and although many checks have been cashed at this point, other clearly deserving major organizations remain caught in bureaucratic limbo, awaiting a final determination of the status of their applications. Ultimately, the impact of this unplanned and unprecedented break with decades of continuous operation will take time to comprehend. Venues may have trouble finding and training employees, and audiences are sure to encounter unexpected glitches as a rusty system gets back into gear. Patience will be a key factor in maintaining the kind of atmosphere that we all crave on a night out. Yet there are some bright spots that show no sign of dimming. Ticket sales have been robust across the board, and the quality of the acts that Santa Barbara venues have booked rival those of a city three times our size. The performing arts hiatus has also offered operators a rare opportunity to reflect on their intentions. At Center Stage, where many performers and directors get their start, the emphasis coming back will be on promoting greater diversity in programming. “The hard times are when you learn,” says Teri Ball, “we will be stronger and better for n them.”

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Handler has a particularly entertaining, unfiltered way of blending self-deprecation with insightful observations about society and human nature as she follows her own curiosity. Her documentary specials on Netflix have explored topics ranging from white privilege (starting with her own) and drugs (she tries ayahuasca) to the institution of marriage (she’s single and kid-free) and Silicon Valley (she’s far from tech-savvy). In Chelsea, her follow-up talk show on Netflix, Handler went beyond simply hosting Hollywood stars for entertaining promotional chats. She curated a compelling rotation of guests and topical experts that provided insights on the timely political, social, and environmental issues that she personally wanted to learn more about. I was among the fans who enjoyed seeing this more “serious” side of Handler and respected how she chose to use her platform, as well as whose voices she amplified in the process. You could tell her heart was very much in it and a transformation had begun. (Plus, she rocked some very cool vintage band tees cleverly paired with glam pencil skirts!) Prior to the pandemic, in spring 2019, Handler released her sixth book and first memoir. Life Will Be the Death of Me … and You Too! follows her life-changing experience going to therapy to deal with her anger and confusion in the wake of the 2016 election. As the book recounts, that journey of self-discovery opened her eyes to emotions she had not been aware of, and she realized she had never processed the devastating loss of her oldest brother, Chet, when she was 9 years old. She also discovered she had been lacking empathy. “When I got out of therapy, [I realized], oh, people see me in a certain way that I had never seen myself,” Handler recalled. “Because I wasn’t really paying attention to what people thought of me, which is a great quality. Until

you are ignoring what people think of you.” As she openly shares in her book and stand-up bits, she wasn’t afraid to face that truth and do the work to change, grow, and evolve. Of therapy, she said, “I gained the gift of selfawareness, and that was really helpful to move through life in a more positive, grounded way. Not to be clueless, and to be mindful and to treat people with patience and kindness and understanding.” This new, more compassionate perspective made her realize that “everybody’s going through something, and we all have different experiences in life.” Handler hasn’t gone to therapy since the pandemic but remains committed to her personal evolution. “I think the most challenging part of therapy is when you leave and start to apply the things you’ve learned into your real life. That’s when you make a change.” While she might be more empathetic and emotionally intelligent, her frankness and candor haven’t changed. Handler’s ability to tell it like it is is one of her comedic superpowers. “People have been thinking I’m intimidating before I could even open my mouth, so I don’t even know how to respond to that, but all I can do is be myself. If that’s intimidating to so many people, my apologies!” During lockdown, she turned the experiences and “aha” moments captured in her memoir into an HBO Max stand-up special, Chelsea Handler: Evolution, which she filmed before a live audience outside of a train station in her home state of New Jersey. The Vaccinated and Horny stand-up hour will build upon Evolution and eventually become its own taped special when she feels like it’s as perfect as it’s going to get. To prepare for the tour, Handler has been making the rounds to refine her new material at comedy clubs, and she recently wrapped up a week of testing the waters in Nashville. She’ll


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continue to tinker with the set throughout the tour, which features 40 stops between Santa Barbara and the end of the year, with more 2022 dates yet to be announced. Fans can also tune in to Handler’s new advice podcast, Dear Chelsea, which launched on iHeartRadio in the fall. She credits her sister with encouraging her to go with the advice format. “My sister was like, ‘Why don’t you give advice to people?’ She goes, ‘You’re great at that. And you do take yourself seriously enough to think you’re like a medical person.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, that’s true.’ ” Plus, Handler enjoys helping people connect with their bravery to find the courage to go after what they want. It’s something she naturally does with all of the people in her life. “People need a little kick in the ass. And who better to do that than someone as unqualified as myself?!” Get up close with sea life from All joking aside, the podcast has become so much more serious the Santa Barbara Channel! and impactful than she anticipated going into it. “People actually Meet sharks, sea anemones, rays, call with real problems. It’s made for emotional conversations with sea stars, mesmerizing jellies, people who’ve made big life changes and then called and told us and an entrancing octopus. how amazing things have turned out.” The podcast is fulfilling for Handler on many levels and gives her an opportunity to act like a big sister to her fans, a role she aspires to. “I like real people, so I like to interact with real people. I don’t want to ever get so carried away that I can’t do that.” Between her podcast, stand-up, and social media presence, Handler is an open book. Along her wellness journey, she gained a deep appreciation for cannabis, and she is currently in the process of developing her own cannabis product line. “It’s been a long road,” she acknowledged. “It’s a male-dominated industry, and we’ve had a lot of hurdles. But we are working on it and hoping to announce something very soon.” When asked who she would invite to her dream cannabisinfused dinner party, Handler chuckled and quickly said, “Oh, well, I need Wiz Khalifa there with me for any cannabis dinner party. He and I had a weed dinner party once with Dan Reynolds from Imagine Dragons, and Dan 211 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Reynolds got up to 805-962-2526 sbnature.org/seacenter use the bathroom, but he was so stoned SAT., AUG 21, 2021, 8am-Noon because I guess he EARL WARREN SHOWGROUNDS had never smoked weed before, and he certainly hadn’t Coalition Against Gun Violence smoked Wiz KhaliCoalition fa’s weed. 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S.B. Maritime Museum Webinar: Casting a Light into the Deep Sea Join research ecologist

Lizzie Duncan as she discusses what scientists are learning about deepsea sponge communities off the California coast. 7pm. S.B. Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Wy. Free. Call (805) 962-8404 or email mdonelan@ sbmm.org.

THURSDAY 8/19 8/19: Zoom Live Downtown Business Spotlight: Outdoor Markets Join Operation Manager of the Downtown Organization Erik Krueger in conversation with Sam Edelman (S.B. Farmers’ Market), Lisa Green (Blissful Boutiques), and Amy Gudino (Promenade Market Coordinator, Downtown Organization) in this week’s virtual interview. 3pm. Free.

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8/19: S.B. Thursday Night Comedy Get ready to laugh as stand-up comedians perform their newest jokes and comedy live to prepare for stand-up comedy specials and concerts. Admission includes one drink. 7:30-9:30pm. The Backstage Comedy Club, 519 State St. $15/in advance; $20/door. Ages 21+. Call (805) 931-6676 or email luis@ thinktti.com.

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8/19: State Street Promenade Market Stroll the promenade, have a drink and a bite, visit storefronts and vendors, and listen to live entertainment every Thursday. 3-7:30pm. 900 and 1000 blocks of State St. Free.

8/20: Dance Party at Unity of Santa Barbara Come “Rock the Casbah” with K-LITE 101.7’s DJ Scott Topper, who will take song requests from your favorite decade. 7:30pm. Unity of S.B. Courtyard, 227 E. Arrellaga St. Free-$20; $50/three tickets. Call (805) 966-2239 or unity@santabarbaraunity.org.

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8/20: Eos Lounge Presents: Hannes Bieger Mixing legend Hannes Bieger will bring his modular techno sound to S.B. 9-11:55pm. Eos Lounge, 500 Anacapa St. Pre-sale/$15; door: $20.

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8/21: The Good Good Show Enjoy craft beers and

some chuckles at this month’s show, which will feature Sara Schaefer, Jeremiah Watkins, Christine Medrano, Julie Weidmann, Benji Garcia Reyes, and Joe Mascardo. 7:30-9:30pm. Night Lizard Brewing Co., 607 State St. $10. Ages 21+.

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8/21: Online Seminar Series: Beloved, Jazz, and Paradise by Toni Morrison The subject of this seminar will be chapters 1-3, pages 3-87 of Jazz by 1993 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature Toni Morrison. Register to receive a link. Noon-

seems that Canadian electronic duo Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance, a k a Bob Moses, will bring their moody, smooth, and hypnotic beats to S.B. 4-10pm. Lot 500, Eos Lounge, 500 Anacapa St. $45-$50. Ages 21+.

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2pm. $25-$125. Call (805) 231-5974 or email greatbooksojai@gmail.com.

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8/21: Chelsea Handler Comedian, television host, and best-selling author Chelsea Handler will bring her humor and candor to the first show of the S.B. Bowl

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8/22: Musical Sunday Brunch Enjoy delicious bites on the covered patio as you listen to the upbeat sounds of S.B. acoustic duo the Sweet Strings Sisters. 10:30amnoon. Kimpton Goodland, 5650 Calle Real, Goleta. Free. Call (805) 964-6241 or email hunter.jones@kimptongoodland.com.

8/23: Every Body Flow Let Jessica Chazen lead you through a breath-focused and creative flow suitable for every “body.” Each class will end with a deep, guided savasana (gradually relaxing one body part at a time). Pre-registration is required. 10-11am. La Mesa Park, 295 Meigs Rd. $23.

SBPD & CAGV Anonymous Gun Buyback The S.B. Police

Department & Coalition Against Gun Violence will be hosting this event for anyone seeking to dispose of an unwanted firearm in exchange for a $100 gift card from Smart & Final and/or $200 gift card for an assault weapon. Those who have guns illegally have an opportunity to turn them in anonymously. Firearms should be transported unloaded and in the trunks of vehicles. 8amnoon. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. Free. Call (805) 895-0477 or email toni@silcom.com. tinyurl.com/AnonGunBuyback

8/21: The Goleta Valley Art Association Celebrates: Renewal/ Re-entry: Bringing Art Back to the Community This art festival will feature original works by local artists that will be displayed in the outdoor mall area of the

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Come hang with friends and neighbors to watch the Pixar short Bao followed by 2004’s The Incredibles. 6-8pm. Montecito Country Mart, 1016 Coast Village Rd. Free.

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Nuevo. Free. Call (805) 966-5373 or email hello@mcasantabarbara.org.

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Award–winning reggae legend Mykal Rose will bring his brand of hardcore Jamaican sound along with S.B. reggae bands King Zero, Free Love Project, and DJ Marco. Bring food, lawn chairs, and blankets. There will be food and drink for purchase. This show benefits the Elings Park Foundation. 5-10pm. Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Rd. GA: free-$25; $35/door; $10/parking. Call (805) 448-7070.

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plaza for purchase along with work from artists affiliated with the La Cumbre Center for the Creative Arts. 11am-6pm. La Cumbre Plaza, 121 S. Hope Ave. Free. Call (805) 451-6919 or email terre .sanitate@gmail.com.

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WEDNESDAY 8/25 8/25: Chaucer’s Virtual Chat with Rodney Chow Join this chat with local author and 2015 S.B. Independent Local Hero Rodney Chow as he talks about his recently published memoir, American as Apple Pie, that chronicles his journey of becoming an American. 7pm. Free. Call (805) 682-6787 or email info@chaucersbooks.com.

concert season. 7:30pm. S.B. Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St. $45-$95. Call (805) 962-7411. Read more on p. 20.

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8/21: Opening Reception: Unending Come celebrate the opening of Unending, a group exhibition of UCSB’s Master of Fine Arts 2020 cohort with works in sculpture, photography, installation, video, and painting. Enjoy beer or wine and tunes! The exhibition shows through September 12. 6-8pm. Upper Arts Terrace, Museum of Contemporary Art S.B., 653 Paseo

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8/25: Laugh Therapy at Maverick Saloon Take in the healing power of humor and side-splitting laughs as Paco Zamora hosts comics Rick Storer (headliner), Sal Espana, and Corey Jernigan. Door: 7:30pm; show: 8pm. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. $15. Ages 21+. Call (805) 878-2038.

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author and director of the UCSB Climate Hazards Center (CHC) Chris C. Funk will discuss fire and climate change as well as his new book, Drought, Flood, Fire: How Climate Change Contributes to Catastrophes, that provides the latest science with compelling stories and the negative impact humans have and hope for the collective future. 7pm. Free. Call (805) 682-6787 or email info@chaucersbooks.com.

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Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session TheGoletaValleyArtAssociation.org education program for family members of adults 8/19: The Good Lion / Granada Theatre with Roar & Pour: music. 6-8pm. 1212 State disorder and is designed to help family members understand and a live mental health Thank You to Our St. Free. Ages 21+. Call (805) 845-8754. tinyurl.com/RoarAndPour support their loved one while maintaining their own well-being. Sponsors: La Cumbre

8/20: Arrowsmith’s Erik Zoble, 5:30-8:30pm. 1539 Mission Dr., Solvang. Free. Ages 21+. Call (805) 686-9126. tinyurl.com/EricZoble

Plaza, Art Essentials, The Galleries of the La Cumbre The class will also cover information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disor Center for Creative Arts 8/20-8/22: Eos Lounge Fri.: Hannes Bieger, 9-11:55pm.depression $15-$20 .Sat.: What Soand Not, other mental health conditions and is taught by trained teacher major (LCCCA), Limousine Link, 4-10pm. $35-$40. Ages 21+. Sun.: Bob Moses, 4-10pm. $45-$50. Ages 21+. Lot 500, 500 are also family members that know what it is like to havePacific a loved oneBank, struggling with a Anacapa St. Call (805) 564-2410. eoslounge.com Western and the Voice Magazine mental health disorder.

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We arrived in the deep water and were going through a particularly rough stretch when up went the cry of “Cook’s petrel!” We all strained to see the distant bird, but it was gone before most could get a glimpse. Cook’s petrel is a great award on any pelagic trip. These slender birds—they weigh seven ounces and have a wingspan of 20 inches or so—are expert flyers, arcing high above the waves before zipping back down to the surface. They nest on three small islands off New Zealand and spend their winter (our summer) in the deep waters of the Pacific. Like the stormpetrels and shearwaters, petrels are “tube noses”; they have tubular nostrils on either side of the beak which enable them to have a great sense of smell. There was a sense of disappointment because most had missed the bird, but often when there’s one Cook’s, there will be more. Sure enough, not half an hour later, I spotted a small gray-and-white bird hurtling toward the bow. “Cook’s!” I cried, and this time all got decent looks at this world traveler as it stayed in view for over a minute. Throughout the day, we were able to see several more, a real treat. When we were well south of San Nicolas Island, a trip leader decided it was time to stop the boat and put down a slick. This entails pouring fish oil on the surface of the sea, which creates a smooth expanse on the ruffled surface. Then we waited. Most oceanic birds have a great sense of smell and will fly to the slick to investigate a potential food source. Sure enough, only a couple of minutes went by before there was a cry of “Albatross!” The bird was a mere speck on the horizon but made a beeline for the boat on incredibly long,

the open ocean, rarely venturing close to land except to breed, are also very similar in appearance so that either excellent views or photographs are necessary for proper identification. The rewards, though, are potentially great. Very few boats are chartered to go offshore far to the south of the Channel Islands, and these are the waters where species that are seldom seen from land are to be found—albatrosses, storm-petrels, murrelets, and tropicbirds, to name a few. What you see depends upon weather, water temperature, food supply, planning, and luck. There was a great sense of anticipation as we pulled out of the harbor and hit the rolling sea. The marine forecast was not great, but Captain Joel Barrett, who is also a birder, picked a course to minimize choppiness and get us past the islands into the deep water where the potential prizes lay. You just never know what the sea One of the hoped-for species of a deep-sea pelagic trip, the Cook’s petrel will hold.

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narrow wings. The albatross soared around the boat for some time before landing close to the slick. The bird proved to be a black-footed albatross, one of the smaller members of the family, but still enormous. They nest primarily on the Hawaiian Islands. A sobering sight this far out to sea was a plastic bottle bobbing on the surface. Plastic is one of the major threats to the survival of seabirds. Once plastic breaks down into small pieces, seabirds mistake the plastic for food. It is estimated that 90 percent of the world’s seabirds have plastic in their systems, with albatrosses being particularly hard hit. After we’d had our fill of the albatross, it was time to start heading back to port. We rounded San Nicolas and the anticipation grew as our next stop was going to be at tiny Santa Barbara Island, or more specifically the small islet, Sutil Island, just offshore. The brown booby was formerly a very rare bird in California waters but, since the 2010s, has become a more frequent visitor, probably because of warming oceans. Brown boobies began to use the sheer cliffs of Sutil Island as a roosting site, with a staggering 170 birds recorded on one occasion. Then, in 2017, a nest was discovered, and a few pairs have nested in the years since. Not only were we hoping to see many brown boobies, but other, rarer species of booby have also been known to frequent the cliffs. Sure enough, as we pulled into the gap between Santa Barbara Island and Sutil, there were many brown boobies in the air and on the cliffs, certainly more than 50 birds. We spotted a downy nestling flapping its wings on top of the cliff. Then a blue-footed booby was spotA rare bird in U.S. waters, the Guadalupe murrelet ted among a roosting group of browns. After more searching, a second blue-footed was seen, and one of the leaders saw their two bills clacking—a sure sign of courtship, and possibly nesting. This was intriguing. We still had a lot of miles to cover before reaching home, so Captain Joel reluctantly tore us away from Sutil, and, warning us to hold on tight, steered the boat into the strengthening seas. Most of us were content to hunker down out of the spray, but a couple of enthusiastic leaders kept birding, and soon we were watching several pairs of Craveri’s murrelets sitting on the water, another seldom-seen species that breeds on islands off the coast of Baja California. Then a murrelet was spotted that looked a little different with more white on its face. It proved to be a Guadalupe murrelet and was certainly the rarest species of the day. The population is thought to number around 5,000 birds, and they only nest on two small islands off Baja. After patient stalking by Joel, we were able to get good looks at this little gem as it sat on the water in between diving after its fish prey. As is often the case on pelagics, the surprises continued after the boat docked when birders had a chance to go through their photos. It turned out that one participant found he had a photo of one of the blue-footed boobies feeding a full-grown chick. If this nesting is confirmed, it will be the first record of the species breeding in the United States. I’m already thinking ahead to the next pelagic trip in early October and wondering what the seas will offer up on that particular day. n

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Foresters Win Ninth Championship, Triathlon and Polo Return, and More BY JOHN ZANT Let’s start this report with baseball and the Santa Barbara Foresters. If anything could be described as “business as usual,” it’s that the Foresters lassoed Lonestar, Texas, 14-2, last Saturday to win the championship of the 87th National Baseball Congress (NBC) World Series. It was Santa Barbara’s ninth NBC title — an unrivaled record — including two back-to-back successes, 2011-12 and now 2020-21. The Foresters also made history by winning the first tournament in Wichita’s new Riverfront Stadium after concluding the 2018 World Series with a victory at LawrenceDumont Stadium before it was torn down. Coach Bill Pintard’s team finished this summer with 21 consecutive wins after a slower-than-usual 14-7 start. Among their standouts were Oklahoma pitcher Ben Abram and outfielder Kendall Pettis. Their youngest player was Max McGwire, an Oklahoma-bound first baseman and son of slugger Mark McGwire. Pintard said there was a pivotal moment in the second NBC game when he brought a newcomer, relief pitcher Matt Magre of Arkansas, to the mound with the score tied 4-4 against the Wichita Sluggers: “I said, ‘Son, the bases are

BACK IN THE SADDLE: In its 110th year, the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club managed to stage the highlight of its polo season, the Pacific Coast Open, last summer. But there was no public audience to watch Klentner Ranch claim the towering silver-and-gold trophy with a 9-8 victory over Santa Clara. High-goal polo has come roaring back in 2021, and fans are filling the seats and fieldside tents, amazed at the speed with which beautiful, well-trained horses chase a little white ball from one end of a 300yard field to another. Klentner Ranch is trying to continue a streak it started last year. The four-man team, helmed by the father-son combo of Justin and Jake Klentner, is undefeated this summer, winning the 16-goal Robert Skene Trophy and USPA Silver Cup tournaments. “This one’s for the triple crown,” Jesse Bray said as the PCO got underway Sunday. The 28-year-old Bray, a rising American star, and Argentine whiz Santiago Toccalino combined for 11 goals in Klentner’s 13-11 victory over Lucchese. In other first-round matches, BenSoleimani.com outscored Farmers and Merchants Bank, 12-8, and Antelope edged Santa Clara, 8-7. Farmers and Merchants has the ultimate father-son team: 67-year-old Daniel Walker and son Matt, 44, and Lucas Criado, 48, and son Lucitas, 18. “If we win, it would be a historical moment in high-goal polo,” said the elder Walker, who’s actually the third in a four-generation polo-playing family. Two more rounds, slated Friday — including a do-or-die FMB-Lucchese matchup — and Sunday will determine the semifinalists, and the grand finale is Sunday, August 29. For information, visit sbpolo.com. ED BAILEY/S.B. FORESTERS

An Action-Packed August he lazy days of summer? Not happening this August in Santa Barbara. While athletes are getting ready to compete in the Santa Barbara Triathlon after having missed out last year because of the pandemic; spectators have returned to the polo fields, where the action-packed Pacific Coast Open is being played; “Soccer Heaven” is open at UCSB; and high school stadiums are about to open for the first fall football season since 2019.

They chose to start out by holding all the divisions (long course, sprint course, relays, family race, swim-bike and bikerun) on the same day. Because only so many bikes can be contained in the transition area at East Beach, there is a limit of 1,000 entries. “We just sold out,” Elizabeth Rodrigues said last week. “The athletes want to get back out there. Next year, we plan to go back to two days.”

loaded with nobody out, and they got a guy who can hit the ball into the river. Welcome to the Foresters. Go get ’em.’ ” He did, and Santa Barbara won, 9-4. The NBC also recognized the Foresters by naming New York Mets second baseman Jeff McNeil as the recipient of its 2021 Graduate of the Year Award. McNeil, a Goleta native who attended Nipomo High and Long Beach State, batted .345 for the Foresters during their NBC title run in 2011. Another baseball milestone was set last Saturday by former Santa Barbara City College pitcher Tyler Gilbert. The rookie southpaw with the Arizona Diamondbacks threw a no-hitter in his first start, a 7-0 win over the San Diego Padres, only the second time in modern major-league history a pitcher made his debut with a no-hitter. Gilbert came to SBCC from northern California and made 27 starts in 2013 and 2014, compiling a 3.11 ERA. TRI TRADITION: The Santa Barbara Triathlon was suspended in 2018 because of the Montecito debris flow disaster and again last year because of COVID. Now one of the oldest triathlons in the country is ready for its 40th anniversary of swimming, biking, and running on Saturday, August 28. “It’s a big part of my life in Santa Barbara,” said Dawn Schroeder, who was a UCSB swimmer when she did her first triathlon here and now is entering the 55-59 age group. “For many of us, it’s on a par with Fiesta. You get in shape and push your body through every summer.” She remembered doing the sprint triathlon with Sue Peterson when both were very pregnant. They were carrying Grant Schroeder, who became a water polo player and triathlete at UC Berkeley, and Lakey Peterson, one of the world’s best surfers. Joe Coito, who expertly organized the triathlon for a quarter of a century, has moved out of town and turned the project over to the wife-husband team of Elizabeth and Gerry Rodrigues. They have been consulting Coito regularly with only a few months to prepare for this year’s event.

BACK ON THE PITCH: The year 2020 was going to be a big one for soccer at Harder Stadium, but the entire season and a UCSBhosted men’s College Cup were casualties of COVID. The Gauchos are ready to start all over again with the women’s team hosting Iowa State tonight (Thu., Aug. 19) and the men playing home games against Westmont College on Saturday, San Diego on Thursday (Aug. 26) and Cal on Sunday (Aug. 29), all at 7 p.m. FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: After a shortened season in the spring with restricted attendance, prep football is back for a full fall schedule. Santa Barbara High and San Marcos both kick off at home Friday night (Aug. 20), the Dons against Saugus and the Royals against Morro Bay. Other county teams opening Friday are Santa Ynez at Nipomo, Lompoc hosting Paso Robles, and Cabrillo at Nordhoff. Next Friday (Aug. 27), the lineup is: Santa Barbara at Thousand Oaks, San Marcos at Santa Maria, Dos Pueblos at Nordhoff, Oxnard at Bishop Diego (at SBCC), Carpinteria at Morro Bay, Fillmore at Santa Ynez, Lompoc at Righetti, and Nipomo at Cabrillo. All games start at 7 p.m. n

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CHOW FOR CHUKKERS: The Fieldside Grill is now open to the public at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, which hosts top-tier matches every Friday and Sunday but equestrian activity all week long. There’s a special happy hour on Friday afternoons and a barbecue menu each Sunday.

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of rules is complex, the basics are simple: human on horse uses stick to hit ball through goalposts. Any age or sports comprehension level can get that, and the best times to visit are these coming weekends, as the Pacific Coast Open runs now through finals on August 29. “That’s the biggest day of the year,” said Sigman. Following the match, Sigman took us on a full tour, past the Spanish-style condo complex, where some of the 139 units are rented by Argentinian polo players in the summer; the extensive rows of stables, where more than a dozen teams might house their horses at any given time during the season; and onto the tennis club, which Sigman just put through an extensive remodel, improving the clubhouse, eight courts, familyfriendly lap pool, and, just in time for COVID, the outdoor fitness center. “It’s the pride and joy of our club,” he said of this year-round facility, whose monthly dues range from $150 to $200, although the initiation fees keep rising. Along the way, Sigman waved to almost everyone we saw, so much that I joked he was like the don of the club. So how’d this guy — whom I previously knew through his restaurant and hotel jobs at bouchon, the Wine Cask, the Bacara, and El Encanto — wind up running a club full of sleek ponies, bouncing balls, fancy hats, and divot stomps? While on his third stint at the Bacara (under his third set of resort owners), he took a call from the polo club’s outgoing GM. “I came up to the club, and I just saw a ton of potential — I was like, ‘Wow, this is a gem,’ ” said Sigman. “I didn’t even know how to spell ‘equestrian.’ I was so far from horses and polo. It just wasn’t my wheelhouse. But I knew hotels. I knew food and beverage. I knew hospitality.” He quickly learned that the club’s president, John Muse, was also interested in better utilizing the facility. “We felt that this club was set perfectly to do large-scale events: sporting events, music festivals, car shows, horse shows,” said Sigman, who’s moved away from weddings and small social events. “We like annual events, so you know they’re coming back the next year.” Along came happy hour,

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player requires about eight specially bred and expertly trained horses — polo proves quite accessible to most everyone else. At least that’s true down at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, where there’s never been a fee to watch the Friday afternoon matches during the May to October season and seats for the Sunday finals start at just $20.

ting,” explains David Sigman, a hospitality veteran who took over as general manager of the club in 2016. “There’s always something to see, and it’s great for people watching.” I took him up on his invitation a couple of weeks ago, braving the 101 traffic with my son and a few friends for the Friday matches, when the Fieldside operates a happy hour. That was also Sigman’s idea, as there was no service for the public on Fridays when he arrived five years ago. “What are you doing?” he remembers thinking, recognizing the easy revenue and appeal. “Open the bar!” We settled into one of the, yes, fieldside tables (reservable by members; first-come, first-seated otherwise), and dove into the happy hour menu: barbecue-flavored salmon cakes, coconut shrimp, chicken wings, a hummus plate, and freshly fried tortilla chips with salsa and guacamole, plus blood orange margaritas and a bucket of Modelo cans. Strapping chaps on horseback zoomed past repeatedly during the Silver Cup semifinals, our heads on a swivel tracking the goals and occasionally cowering a bit when the action veered mere feet away. I hadn’t been to a polo match in years — I covered the club a few times more than a decade ago for this paper and Sunset Magazine — but immediately recalled that the sheer power and skill exhibited by both man and beast on the massive grass field are captivating, not to mention visceral, like when that stampede rumbles your way. And while the official list

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Now the club, which is the third oldest in the country and considered the global hotspot for top-tier polo during the summer months, is opening its doors even wider through the Fieldside Grill. The restaurant, which opened in May, is now serving lunch and dinner from Wednesday to Saturday amid constant equestrian activity, decades of memorabilia, and an al fresco atmosphere that’s so coveted right now. “You can come into a historic polo club, see the trophies, see the photos on the wall, and have a beautiful lunch or dinner sitting on a polo field — it’s just a very unique set-

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cabanas and tent rentals, and ticketing for Sunday seats, because Sigman felt that giving away those tickets for free undercut their value. “That’s proven to not only be a great revenue source, but just a great way to get the word out to the public,” he explained. The food situation remained perplexing, though, as the only regular service prior to the Fieldside Grill was a big, membersonly brunch every Sunday. “How do you execute quality food and beverage and great service when only open one day a week?” asked Sigman, explaining that the food and labor costs also never penciled out. So he brought in a thirdparty operator called Best Beverage Catering, which runs food and beverage at venues nationwide, including the Empire Polo Club in Indio, as well as for festivals like Coachella and Outside Lands. They launched Fieldside Grill under BBC’s Chef Peter Zimowski and now run five days a week, including the Sunday barbecue, with offerings such as pulled pork, grilled chicken, and bratwurst. “You just have a better-running machine,” said Sigman of this setup, which serves a tight rather than sprawling menu. “I’d rather execute something flawlessly 1,000 times in a row than try to jump out of our lane and do something we can’t repeat 1,000 times in a row.” As we pulled back into the Fieldside, I shook hands with Glen Holden, our former ambassador to Jamaica and the namesake of the championship field. Then we sat down for dinner, sipping on Pimm’s cups, palomas, and a Roark red over braised short-rib grilled cheese, New York strip, Caesar salad, mac ’n’ cheese, and chicken fingers as kids played with dented polo balls on the lawn and the day’s last horses sauntered by. Sigman is working hard to make sure that this experience remains open for all to enjoy, especially since the outdoor tables offer a very COVID-safe environment. “I call it behind-thehedge syndrome: People can drive past this club 1,000 times and not even know we’re here,” said Sigman of the trouble in getting the word out. “We live in this town that has this super unique thing going on: We have the thirdoldest polo club in the country playing the highest-level polo, with matches being streamed worldwide. And we really need the community’s support. We want to keep this open.”

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Our Mission: To offer education, motivation, friendship to help people with Parkinson’s, their caregivers, family members and friends maintain a positive quality of life. Our programs empower people to be proactive in managing their day-to-day lives and in working to delay the disease progression.

The Parkinson Association of Santa Barbara is a non-profit that is: • Dedicated to serving the local community • Not affiliated with any national organization. • Open to all who want to come. We charge no dues. • A  ctively supported by community volunteers • Reliant on generous donations from participants and the general public.

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organization has been a real life saver for me. I can’t imagine life without “This Kitty and all the kind and generous people whom Donna and I have met. ” —Lawrence Mason


EXERCISE PROGRAMS Exercise is proven to delay progression of Parkinson’s Disease. PASB offers fun, chair-based movement-to-music exercise classes: Move to Music Chair-based exercise program in English ➤E  very Tuesday and Thursday at 1 pm

¡Latino Exercise Program! Programa de Ejercicios con Música en Español ➤T  odos los Viernes de 1 pm

“When my husband Craig realized how much our dance lessons helped his Parkinson symptoms, we enlisted our dance teacher, Leslie Sack, to design a program for PASB. The resulting program has brought joy to hundreds of participants.” —Marjorie Palonen

SUPPORT GROUPS Support groups allow people dealing with Parkinson’s to share information and make personal connections. The facilitators are volunteers trained by the Center for Successful Aging and the groups respect confidentiality. ➤ Care Partners’ Support Group Tuesdays at 1 pm ➤ Early Stage Parkinson’s Support Group 3rd Sunday of the month at 3 pm ➤ Grief Support Group Tuesdays at 11 am

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“In the group you meet people with a heart to care, an ear to listen, a brain to pick and a nudge in the right direction. We have all said, at one time or another, ‘I don’t know what I’d do without this group.’” —D. C. Collier


EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS Programs sponsored by PASB help people gain knowledge and feel empowered. ➤ Monthly Speaker Meetings on the

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exhibitors and prominent speakers Topics include the causes and symptoms of the disease, latest treatments and medications, impact of diet, exercise and lifestyle, and helpful resources.

“Whether you are newly diagnosed or have had Parkinson’s Disease for a long time, PASB is a good place for resources and webinars on relevant topics.” —Bill Pierce

SOCIAL EVENTS Through its activities PASB has built a community of people who support one another in their common journey. ➤ Annual July picnic ➤ Annual Holiday Party ➤ Refreshment time before speakers

“Connection with others dealing with the differing facets of Parkinson’s, whether the person is afflicted or in a caregiver role, is crucial to maintaining a hopeful outlook on life.” —Linda Perlin


ABOUT PARKINSON’S DISEASE Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive disorder of the brain caused by the lack of brain cells that make dopamine, the chemical that controls movement. Parkinson’s Disease

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➤ Tremors of limbs at rest ➤ Fatigue ➤ Rigidity of body ➤ Loss of facial expression ➤ Difficulty with motor skills ➤ Speech, swallowing difficulties ➤ Depression, anxiety

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P. O. Box 6254, Santa Barbara, CA 93160-6254 805 683-1326 | Kttbell@mypasb.org | www.mypasb.org Facebook.com/parkinsonassociationsb All programs except the Latino Exercise, Early Stage ParkinsonSupport Group and annual Symposium, are held at: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 45745, Auhay Drive, Santa Barbara. Activities are online as long as it remains unsafe to gather in person. To get the latest information about Parkinson’s and about our programs, ask to be put on our email list.

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Clearwater, Florida. Of that first gig back after the pandemic layoff, Koz said “I’ll never forget it.” The thrill of being back in front of a live audience after so long was something he said that he “felt in every cell” of his body. At the Hollywood Bowl, Tower of Power joined the Koz band onstage for their encore, a Stax medley that brought down the house. Although Koz SAX MACHINE: Dave Koz brings his saxophone quartet plus band to the enjoys a long and Lobero on Friday, August 27. happy association with the category “smooth jazz,” a judicious listen to his back The fine players joining Koz have their catalog reveals choices that indicate a wider own claims to pop fame. Whalum played with range of influences than that label might Whitney Houston for years; that’s his sax solosuggest. Take for example 1993’s Lucky ing on “I Will Always Love You.” Abair has Man, his second solo album and a Capi- back-to-back Grammy nominations in 2014 tol Records release. It’s a smooth jazz clas- and 2015 for her solo albums and has toured sic, and it paved the way for many more with everyone from Aerosmith to Trombone decades of success in that genre, but it’s Shorty. At 28, Vincent Ingala represents that got guest appearances by Maceo Parker next generation that every musical genre and Clarence Clemons, and a “digging needs to thrive, and he’s shown a commitin the crates” deep cut of the dance floor ment to the form that clearly impressed Koz, classic “Don’t Look Any Further,” none of a longtime advocate for instrumental music. which fits neatly into anyone’s idea of easy For tickets and information, visit lobero.org. listening. —Charles Donelan

BIO/MASS AT THE WILDLING MUSEUM

Solvang’s unique Wildling Museum of Art & Nature has flung open its portals with the impressive summer exhibition Bio/Mass: Contemporary Meditations on Nature. Beyond the renewed pleasure of basking in a strong museum show, this selection turns out to be one of the most intriguing, materially diverse exhibitions in the museum’s history. It also fortifies the museum’s mission and illustrates inventively the symbiotic link laid out in the institution’s name and concept: “art and nature.” Moving away from conventional representations of landscape, the work here finds nature informing art in various ways, including nature as fuel for abstraction. Nature is the girding foundation for such disparate work as Maria Rendón’s back-lit acrylic and flash on vellum abstractions, Karen Kitchel’s square oil paintings of spindly bunchgrass in Patagonia, and Sommer Roman’s sly sculptural conglomerations from reclaimed fabric scraps. PICTURE THIS: An installation view of the show

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THE THINGS WE DO NOT SAY In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and as part of a Cal Humanities project exploring immigrant identity, the Santa Barbara Public Library invites artists of Latin American origin to submit works of visual art for a provocatively themed show called The Things We Do Not Say. Applications can be submitted at tinyurl.com/thingswedonotsay and should be completed by Thursday, August 19. The object of the show is to open discussion between generations of immigrants about aspects of their experience that may be difficult to talk about within the context of the individual family. Younger artists are encouraged to create and display work that will offer their elders ways to express feelings and describe experiences that might previously have been considered taboo. Priority will be given to artists who are residents of Santa Barbara County, and the exhibition will be on view at the library’s main branch throughout September and October. —CD

Distinctive landscape artist Nicole Strasburg co-curated the show with painter Holli Harmon, and her work appears here in fittingly site-centric form — a set of gouache miniatures of the I-5 at the Grapevine, echoing her 2014 exhibition in this space. More generally, NATURAL FORMS: Bio/Mass features work in multiple media. multiples are a running theme, as in Carol Saindon’s mosaic of sea photographs, John Robertson’s 65 Lilliputian landscapes on un-stretched canvas — as if “weathered” by the elements — and Rendon’s 300 (count ’em) Post-It note odes to horizons. Refreshingly, ceramic work seizes the spotlight more than once, in both Libby Smith’s striking set of veracious bird heads — an aviary wall of sorts — and Scott Chatenever’s elaborate clay work mimicking tide pool activity. Chatenever provides a tellingly natural/poetic process-oriented title, “Order Equals Chaos Plus Time.”It could be a Zen kōan, or a pandemic-referential concept. As a tacit subplot of Bio/Mass, the possibility of nature’s consolation and communion has been a saving grace in the lockdown era. Now, we can at least cautiously add museum-going to the list of life-affirming activities. —Josef Woodard

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY by Rob Breszny ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): A blogger who calls herself TheSad-

destChorusGirlInTheWorld writes, “Having sex with someone is a big deal and involves a ton of vulnerability. And I think it’s troubling and gross and unhealthy and, yes, dangerous that we pretend otherwise and encourage people to ‘be mature’ by compartmentalizing or completely eliminating their deeper emotions from their sexuality. And even worse, any other view is dismissed as prudish and invalid and unenlightened and restrictive.” You may agree with everything TheSaddestChorusGirl says here. But if you haven’t arrived at her conclusions, now is a good time to meditate on them. Why? Because your assignment in the coming weeks is to deepen and refine your relationship with your sexuality. Be extra reverent about your sensual longings. Ensure that your erotic activities serve your highest ideals and noblest goals.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): The popular American TV sitcom

30 Rock produced 138 episodes in seven seasons. At the height of its success, it crammed an average of 9.57 jokes into every minute. Its comic richness derived in large part from multitalented Taurus star Tina Fey, who created the show and played one of its main characters. She was also a writer and executive producer. I propose we make her your role model in the coming weeks. According to my projections, you’re entering a charismatic, ebullient, and creative phase of your astrological cycle. It’s time to be generous to the parts of your life that need big happy doses of release and liberation.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): I got an email from a Gemini reader named Jaylah. She wrote, “Hi, not sure if you remember me, but in our past lives, you and I used to write sacred cuneiform texts on clay tablets while sitting across from each other in a cave in Mesopotamia 4,910 years ago. Your name was Nabu. Mine was Tashmetu. I was always a little jealous because you earned more money than I, but it didn’t get in the way of our friend-

ship. Anyway, if you ever want to catch up about the old days, give me a holler.” I loved receiving this inquiry from a soul I may have known in a previous incarnation. And what she did by reaching out to me happens to be the perfect type of activity for you Geminis right now. Secrets of your history may be more available than usual. The past may have new stories to tell. A resource from yesteryear could prove valuable in the future.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Cancerian-born Franz Kafka was an interesting writer and a master of language. But even for him, it could be a challenge to convey what he really meant. He said, “I am constantly trying to communicate something incommunicable, to explain something inexplicable, to tell about something I only feel in my bones and which can only be experienced in those bones.” Now here’s the good news, as far as you’re concerned, Cancerian: I suspect that in the coming weeks, you will have more power than usual to do exactly what Kafka aspired to do. You will be able to summon extra ease and grace in expressing your truths. I invite you to be a connoisseur of deep conversations.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “If we wait until we are ready, we will be waiting for the rest of our lives,” declared novelist Lemony Snicket. This is good advice for you to heed right now. I really hope you avoid the temptation to wait around for the perfect moment before you begin. In my vision of your best approach, you will dive into the future without trying to have all your plans finalized and all your assets gathered. I expect you will acquire the rest of what you need once the process is underway.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Author Katherine Mansfield once

told her friend Virginia Woolf, “You put me in touch with my own soul.” I’m sorry Mansfield didn’t previously have that precious connection, but I’m elated that Woolf helped her make it. In the coming weeks, I expect you will encounter an abundance of influ-

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ences like Woolf: people and animals and places and experiences that can bring you into more intimate contact with your soul. I hope you take full advantage.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): At the age of 70, Libran novel-

ist Magda Szabó mused, “I know now, what I didn’t then, that affection can’t always be expressed in calm, orderly, articulate ways; and that one cannot prescribe the form it should take for anyone else.” In that spirit, Libra, and in accordance with astrological omens, I authorize you to express affection in lively, unruly, demonstrative ways. Give yourself permission to be playfully imaginative, exuberantly revelatory, and vivaciously animated as you show the people and animals you cherish the nature of your feelings for them.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Do you Scorpios lie to yourselves

more than the other signs lie to themselves? Are you especially prone to undermine yourselves through self-deception? I don’t think so. However, you might be among the signs most likely to mislead or beguile other people. (But here’s a caveat: On some occasions, your trickery is in a good cause, because it serves the needs of the many, not just yourself.) In any case, dear Scorpio, I will ask you to minimize all such behavior during the next five weeks. I think your success will depend on you being exceptionally honest and genuine — both to yourself and to others.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “I like being broken,” says Sagit-

tarius actor Jamie Campbell Bower. “It means I can have chocolate for breakfast.” I guess that when he feels down, he gives himself special permission to enjoy extra treats and privileges. According to my assessment of the astrological omens, you now have the right to give yourself similar permission — even though I don’t expect you’ll be broken or feeling down. Think of it as a reward for the brave work you’ve been doing lately. Enjoy this chocolatey grace period!

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Abraham Joshua Heschel (19071972) was a Jewish theologian born under the sign of Capricorn. He wrote, “Indifference to the sublime wonder of living is the root of sin.” That’s a different definition of sin from what we’re used to! To be a moral person, Heschel believed, you must be in “radical amazement” about the glories of creation. I hope you will cultivate such an attitude in the coming weeks, Capricorn. It would be a mistake for you to numbly take things for granted. I dare you to cultivate as much awe, reverence, and adoration as you can muster.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A blogger who calls herself Hope-

ful Melancholy wrote a message to her lover. She said, “My favorite sexual position is the one where you work on your paintings and I work on my book, but we’re in the same room and occasionally smile at each other.” You might want to consider trying experiments comparable to that one in the coming weeks, Aquarius. The time will be fertile for you and your dear allies to work side by side; to cheer each other on and lift each other up; to explore new ways of cultivating companionship and caring for each other.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Dick Dudley was a 17th-century swindler. Among his many victims was the Pope. Dudley offered an item for sale that he claimed was a divine relic: a piece of the beard of St. Peter, founder of the Roman Catholic Church. The Pope paid Dudley a small fortune for the treasure and kissed it copiously. Only later did the full story emerge: The so-called beard was in fact a sex worker’s pubic wig. I hope you don’t get involved in switcheroos like that anytime soon, Pisces. Make sure that the goods or services you’re receiving — and offering, for that matter — are exactly what they’re supposed to be.

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EMPLOYMENT ensures compliance with University, Federal, and State accounting policies and procedures on all transactions. Makes recommendations to PaCE management on improvements to financial/record keeping systems and procedures. Requires considerable initiative, multi‑tasking, communication, attention to detail, and problem‑solving abilities. Must possess a strong knowledge of UC and departmental policies and procedures as they relate to financial services. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Proficiency in Excel. Strong analytical skills and an ability to prioritize multiple tasks with minimal supervision. Knowledge of accounting principles. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, and with critical attention to detail. Creative problem solving abilities. Note: Satisfactory criminal history background check. $24.62 ‑ $33.00/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. For primary consideration apply by 8/29/21, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job # 22489

FINANCIAL OPERATIONS MANAGER

STUDENT HEALTH Performs a wide variety of analytical work in the areas of financial planning and fiscal policies, procedures and practices for a complex multi‑million dollar budget that has multiple funding sources. Performs all components of financial management including budget preparation, forecasting, analysis, auditing, grant writing, and financial report preparation. Reviews all expenditures and determines appropriate funding sources. Primary liaison with all on‑campus and off‑campus organizations concerning financial matters pertaining to Student Health Services. Supports the student insurance program, payroll, billing, and accounts payable offices. Consults regularly with the Executive Director and Executive Leadership Committee. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combinations of education and experience. Experience in financial management in large institution with at least 5 years or equivalent educational background in accounting and fiscal management. At least 1‑year supervisory experience. Experience in financial management in large institution with at least 5 years or equivalent educational background in accounting and fiscal management. Administrative experience working in a higher education setting. Knowledge of Fund Accounting principles and practices. Strong analytical, critical thinking and organizational skills. Strong computer application program skills. Notes: Mandated reporting requirements of Child and Dependent Adult Abuse. UCSB Campus Security Authority under Clery Act. 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. Salary commensurate. 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://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 21869

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CAMPUS DINING Responsible for aiding the Personnel Manager in all aspects of hiring, training, scheduling, and supervision of all student employees. Responsible for overseeing a catering program during the summer season. Reqs: the ability to work effectively in a fast‑paced, high‑volume operation with a large team of managers, full‑time and student staff. Minimum two years of supervisory experience. Ability to work with a diverse staff. Ability to effectively and clearly communicate directions to employees and customers. Excellent customer service skills. Ability to work independently and exercise initiative while also acting as a team member. Ability to communicate, analyze and troubleshoot situations as they occur. Experience with Excel and Word. Notes: maintain a valid CA driver’s license. Satisfactory criminal history background check. $42,900‑48,900/ yr. Days/Hours: Sunday 6am ‑ 2:30pm, Monday to Thursday 6:30am – 3pm (may vary). 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 8/24/21, thereafter open until filled. Multiple positions are available. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 22152

HOUSING SERVICES COORDINATOR

DEPARTMENT RESIDENTIAL & COMMUNITY LIVING Responsible for assisting with processes including applications, waiting lists, contract distribution, space allocation, billing and collection for residents in 17 diverse buildings and complexes in university housing. Provides excellent service and counsels a diverse client population of more than 10,000 in university‑owned housing and up to 15,000 in the community regarding application processes, availability, eligibility, policies, procedures, basic tenant law, conflict resolution and problem solving for university housing and community housing. Reqs: Strong work ethic with capability to work independently within an interdependent team. Familiarity with Microsoft Office computer programs,specifically Word and Excel (3 years +) Demonstrated ability to accurately perform detailed work,manage workload, prioritize tasks, exercise judgement and work on multiple projects under the pressure of timelines. Strong customer service and organizational skills as well as sensitivity to working with a multicultural community including students and families from diverse backgrounds (3 years +) Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication as well as ability to convey complex information obtained from multiple sources. Sound judgment and ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality professionalism. Initiative, flexibility and analytical skills are necessary.Experience learning and working in database systems, and proven ability. Note: Satisfactory criminal history background check. $26.96 ‑ $29.58/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

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ASSOCIATED STUDENTS Bears the legal responsibility of the Chief Operator to ensure that KCSB broadcasts within the technical limits imposed by the FCC. Maintains, repairs, installs, documents and inventories the entire system of complex hardware/ software and electronic equipment necessary for the proper operation of a radio station including the tower at the Broadcast Peak transmitter site. Responsible for developing, maintaining, repairing, installing and documenting radio station office computer networks. Reqs: Advanced knowledge of Radio communications and network systems in operation, maintenance and repair of radio equipment. The ability to install, operate, and repair various standard test equipment and a wide range of audio control equipment is required. Must be familiar with FCC rules and broadcast standards and monitoring and measuring station audio signals for both FCC technical requirements and highest possible audio quality. Notes: UCSB Campus Security Authority under Clery. Satisfactory criminal history background check. $67,500‑ $84,275/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. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb. edu Job # 22363

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FACILITIES MANAGEMENT Serves as a working lead of one or more Grounds crew teams composed of several groundskeepers. Plans and implements a variety of grounds maintenance projects and leads response to daily maintenance requests. Performs duties of a Groundskeeper. Reqs: At least 2 years of experience in institutional landscape maintenance, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Thorough knowledge of landscape maintenance practices. Proven experience in ensuring safe operations of groundskeeping hand and power tools. Knowledge of proper usage of personal protective equipment used in groundskeeping. Proven experience in setting up and monitoring a safe work area during landscape operations. Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Desirable Qualifications: State of California Department of Pesticide Regulation Qualified Applicator License. Green Gardener Certification. Formal education in horticulture, landscape maintenance practices, arboriculture, integrated pest management, plant selection, irrigation system repair and operation, and/or roadway traffic control. Notes: Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull‑Notice Program. Satisfactory criminal history background check. $19.26 ‑ $22.59/ 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.

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LEAVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

HUMAN RESOURCES Utilizes a case management tool to enter data related to leaves of absences and work accommodations, and the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program. Monitors leave of absence status, and communicates with employees and departments. Enters and updates leaves of absence in the payroll system. Communicates the different benefit programs to all eligible staff and faculty including responding to benefits questions during Open Enrollment. Performs a variety of administrative support duties for HR business operations. Assists the HR units with planning and coordinating events/workshops including Open Enrollment events. Reqs: Analytical skills to conduct basic analysis and demonstrate organizational and problem‑solving skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Work experience with office administrative processes. Experience with Microsoft Office including Excel and Word and PowerPoint. Experience in a customer service setting. Note: Criminal history background check required. $21.28/ 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. For primary consideration apply by 8/26/21, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 22360

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STUDENT HEALTH Provides medical and administrative support to the physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurses. Assists with exams and procedures, taking vitals, checking in/ outpatients, filling out the necessary paperwork, taking phone messages and following directives from the clinicians. Acts as a resource for non‑licensed staff. Utilizes nursing knowledge in these tasks as well as but not limited to providing patient education, administering immunizations, and functioning within the scope of practice. Reqs: Licensed by the CA State Board of Nursing. 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. Must be organized, detailed oriented, confidential and dependable. Strong oral/written communication, organizational and customer service skills. Proficient in Microsoft and Google suite. Notes: Credentials verification for clinical practitioner. Mandated reporting requirements of Child Abuse 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. 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 https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job # 21751

MANAGER OF TICKETING OPERATIONS

ARTS AND LECTURES OFFICE Responsibilities include management of Art & Lectures income accounts. Prepares and analyzes a wide variety of financial reports, as well as monitoring and analyzing all income processed by the Ticket Office. Responsible for managing all business processes and operations for the Ticket Office. Is the department’s primary resource and expert for fraud management and credit card compliance/Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). Manages Arts & Lectures proprietary computerized ticketing system using Tessitura software, and identifies, implements, troubleshoots, and maintains software specifications to support ticketing operations. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in related area and/ or equivalent experience and training. Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in ticket office operations and customer service. 3 years of progressive management experience. Proven experience in problem solving and staff management. Extensive professional experience with database management (Tessitura preferred). Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work frequent weekends and evenings. Experience with ADA accessible seating and ticket sales requirement and PCI security standard. Notes: Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull‑Notice Program. Satisfactory criminal history background check. $62,550 ‑ $67,550/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 8/29/21, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #22314

MANAGER, CHEMISTRY MACHINE SHOP

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 of the mechanical engineering aspects of research projects for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Responsible for the administration of shop facilities and instructing various personnel having access to the shop machinery. Working with representatives from various campus

departments, designs and fabricates equipment and systems as needed. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training with knowledge and understanding of a broad variety of machining and fabrication techniques, including water‑jet cutting and materials joining. Completed a minimum of 3 years or more at the Journeyman level operating CNC and manual mills, manual lathes, welding equipment, and other fabrication machinery/ equipment. Must be proficient with CAD software and able to design individual parts, complex assemblies, and custom tooling. Must produce informal and formal technical drawings and model images for shop use and for research discussion and documentation. Must be able to produce CAM programs for CNC Mill and Waterjet from scratch and using imported solid models provided by customers as well as directly program using machine interface. Knowledge in designing, repairing, and building research apparatus, including high‑vacuum research equipment, flow cells, casting molds, reaction chambers, etc. Leadership and organizational skills to run a professional shop with a broad range of customers. Must possess a high level of technical expertise, shop math, and broad knowledge of scientific theory and practice in a variety of areas to successfully perform duties. Notes: Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull‑Notice Program. Satisfactory criminal history background check. $61,200‑$77,200/ 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 https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 21884

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PATIENT SERVICES ASSOCIATE

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 https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job # 21400

PEOPLESOFT/KRO­ NOS SUPPORT ANALYST

ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES Provides technical assistance for incoming queries and issues, and both technical and functional assistance for incoming queries and issues related to Kronos. The Support Analyst reviews, analyzes, and evaluates business processes, user needs, and technology opportunities and limitations, in order to provide solutions or engage the appropriate service provider. Reqs: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of business and process analysis functions. Note: Satisfactory criminal history background check. $32.56‑$36.30/hr. DOE 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 8/30/21, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 21677

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA BARBARA POLICE DEPARTMENT Reports to the Chief of Police, through the general supervision of a Division Lieutenant, supervises the Police Records Bureau with oversight of the Campus Bicycle/Skateboard Safety Program. Assists with compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act. Represents the Police Department at professional meetings and other duties as assigned by the Chief of Police or the Division Lieutenant. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Business/Public Administration or other appropriate specialized fields of study plus 2‑4 years directly related criminal justice experience, OR an Associate’s degree plus 4‑6 years directly related experience; OR High School Diploma plus 6‑8 years directly related experience. Equivalent combinations of education, experience and training will be considered. Some previous leadership, supervisory, or management experience is required as determined by the department. TCIC/ NCIC Certification or the ability to obtain within the timeframe set by the department. TLETS basic certification or the ability to obtain within a timeframe set by the department. Demonstrated ability to identify research, analyze, interpret, and conduct complete

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HUMAN RESOURCES Responsible for the workplace accommodations services and programs for staff, faculty and student employees and oversees the Transitional Work Program. Provides expert interpretation on union contracts, policies and laws related to highly complex accommodation and/or disability issues. Consults with key stakeholders on complex cases that may be precedent setting. Supervises one career staff. Delegates assignments and projects, sets priorities and anticipates needs or problems. Partners with Leave Administration staff to help develop and design training for managers and supervisors on

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analyses of complex laws, statutes, policies, and data. Ability to plan, organize, and deliver workshops/ training courses and training materials appropriate to the program in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message. Demonstrated ability to write clear and concise reports, policies and correspondence and present information to stakeholders. Demonstrated critical, innovative, and strategic thinking skills and judgment to make sound decisions in uncertain or ambiguous situations; ability to approach challenges with a clear perception of organizational and political impacts. Notes: Mandated reporting requirements of Child Abuse Mandated reporting req of Dependent Adult Abuse. UCSB Campus Security Authority under Clery Act. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull‑Notice Program. Form 700 Statement of Economic Interests Filer. Satisfactory criminal history background check. $24.62/ hr., Midpoint $33.00 /hr., Maximum $41.33 /hr. (WITH HIRING EXPECTED AT MIDPOINT OR BELOW). 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 8/26/21, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 21765

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disability leaves and accommodations. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in related area and /or equivalent experience/ training. Advanced analytical skills and ability to develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem‑solving skills. Demonstrated strong writing, speaking and group presentation skills in order to present complex information in a clear and concise manner. Advanced knowledge of federal and state laws as it relates to disabilities. Negotiation skills and ability to work independently and provide advice to various levels of the organization. Note: Satisfactory criminal history background check. $67,500 to $100,000/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 8/29/21, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #22455

experience in restaurant or institutional foodservice operations. Excellent communication and customer service skills including ability to actively listen and effectively convey information, policy and procedures both orally and in writing. Ability to effectively work in a high‑volume operation with continuous personnel actions. Ability to effectively work with other managers and full‑time staff as a team. Ability to utilize computers, learn new software and to work with MS Word. Notes: Days/Hours: Monday, 6:00am‑2:30pm, Tuesday‑Friday, 9:30am‑6:00pm. Days and hours may vary, including nights and weekends. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license. Satisfactory criminal history background check. $52,000 ‑ $72,000/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. For primary consideration apply by 8/29/21, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 22466

STUDENT ACADEMIC ADVISOR UNDERGRADUATE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING PROGRAM Contributes to the design, implementation, and evaluation COORDINATOR 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. Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job # 21910

UCSB PRODUCTION MANAGER

CAMPUS DINING Ensures quality standards for food production, product freshness, sanitation, safety and customer satisfaction within strict budgetary parameters. Acts as the primary leader for up to 35 professional production career staff producing a wide variety of products for the UCSB on‑campus residents. Coordinates staff schedules to maintain deadlines for ordering, receiving, preparing and serving products on a constant seven‑day a week schedule of 19 meals. Reqs: College or University degree, or equivalent education/

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY Responsible for the knowledge of 6 distinct and complex degree programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry (DCB), including a Pre‑Chemistry B.A., Chemistry B.A., Chemistry B.S., Biochemistry B.S., Chemistry Minor, and joint 5‑year undergraduate and graduate‑level Chemistry B.S.‑Materials M.S. The UPC serves as one of two academic advisors for approximately 700 undergraduate students in Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs, while also serving more than 5,000 students from all three colleges (Creative Studies, Letters and Science, and Engineering) required to complete Chemistry courses. Serving as part of the DCB student Advisor team, the UPC provides advice and assistance to students on all aspects of their academic experience, including progression and requirement matters for all current and prospective departmental BS/BA/BS‑MS majors and minors. The UPC is solely responsible for the administration for the departmental Disabled Students Program. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in related area and/ or equivalent experience/training. Basic knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. Skills in judgment and decision‑making, problem solving. Abilities in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems. Strong written and verbal communication skills, including active listening. Ability to handle multiple priorities with conflicting deadlines. Note: Satisfactory criminal history background check. $23.66‑$26.82/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. For primary consideration apply by 8/30/21, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 22560

SOCIAL SERVICES CRISIS INTERVENTION COORDINATOR FT/benes. Eng/Span REQUIRED Coordinate hotline schedule. Provide services to survivors of sexual assault. See www.sbstesa.org/careers. Employment application, cover letter, resume & 3 refs:

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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: 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 the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E953. FBN Number: 2021‑0002116. Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 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: 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: 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: 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

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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: 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 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: THE HR MENTOR at 605 W Canon Perdido St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Ashley R Jones (same address) This business is conducted by A Individual Signed: Ashley Jones County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 06, 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: 2021‑0002289. Aug 19, 26, Sept 2, 9 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BIOMED LIFE LLC at 211 E Anapamu St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Biomed Life LLC (same address) This business is conducted by A Limited Liability Company Signed: Leslie Valle‑Montoya, Medical Doctor County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 10, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002320. Aug 19, 26, Sept 2, 9 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: J+K VINEYARD at 1051 Croft Lane Solvang, CA 93463; J & K Vineyard, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Kristen Carlson, CFO Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 12, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E953. FBN Number: 2021‑0002335. Published: Aug 19, 26. Sep 2, 9 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LOU ANN SMITH ART at 468 Camino Laguna Vista Goleta, CA 93117; Lourdes A Smith (same address) This business is conducted by A Individual Signed: Lourdes Ann Smith County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 10, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002317. Aug 19, 26, Sept 2, 9 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PALISADES PRODUCTIONS LLC at 220 Palisades Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Palisades Productions LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Emily Caitlin Rosen Hay, Owner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa

Barbara County on Aug 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 E35. FBN Number: 2021‑0002353. Published: Aug 19, 26. Sep 2, 9 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: LOUISE K. MIZOTA & ASSOCIATES at 136 East Carrillo Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Louise K Mizota (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Louise K. Mizota, Owner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 20, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002122. Published: Aug 19, 26. Sep 2, 9 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GOODLAND FISHING at 5527 Pembroke Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Robert G Cathcart (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Robert Cathcart, Owner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 4, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E35. FBN Number: 2021‑0002265. Published: Aug 19, 26. Sep 2, 9 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ARBORGRAPH, ARBORGRAPH VINEYARD at 1051 Croft Lane Solvang, CA 93463; J & K Vineyard, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Kristen Carlson, CFO Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 12, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E953. FBN Number: 2021‑0002336. Published: Aug 19, 26. Sep 2, 9 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.

NAME CHANGE IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF ROCHELLE ROBERTA ZANINI ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 21CV02605 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: 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. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF ANDUIN ROSE BRIDGES and DANIEL CHARLES BRIDGES TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 21CV03173 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: CALEB ASH BRIDGES TO: EVAN OCEAN BRIDGES 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 13, 2021. by Thomas P. Anderle. of the Superior Court. Published. Aug 19, 26. Sep 2, 9 2021. AMENDED IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF CONSUELLA AGUIRRE TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 20CV04337 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: CONSUELLA AGUIRRE TO: CONNIE SPEAR 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 13, 2021. by Thomas P. Anderle. of the Superior Court. Published. Aug 19, 26. Sep 2, 9 2021.


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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 (www.courts.ca.gov/ selfhelp), at the California Legal Services website (www.lawhelpca. org), or by contacting your local county bar association. NOTICE‑RESTRAINING ORDERS ARE ON PAGE 2: 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 (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpca.org) o poniendose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. AVISO‑LAS ORDENES DE RESTRICCION SE ENCUENTRAN EN LA PAGINA 2: 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. 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 (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ 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 (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ 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.ca.gov), 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, (wwwlawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) 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.

NOTICE OF CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM (CDBG) 2020-2021 Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report and Substantial Amendment to the 2019-2020 Action Plan NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Goleta will conduct a public hearing on the date and time set forth below to consider the following: the draft Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the 2020-2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program year and a substantial amendment to the 2019-2020 Action Plan. The CAPER provides an assessment of the City’s performance in meeting housing and community development goals in the adopted 2020-2021 Action Plan. The substantial amendment to the 2019-2020 Action Plan would reallocate $190,000 in CDBGCV funds from an Emergency Rental Assistance Program to homelessness outreach and assistance. The City also proposes to reallocate $12,500 in CDBGCV funding to a food program for low-income seniors. Comments on the draft CAPER and proposed Action Plan Amendment are being accepted during a 15-day public review period beginning August 20, 2021, and ending September 3, 2021, at 12:00 pm. Comments should be submitted to: City of Goleta, Neighborhood Services & Public Safety Department, Attn: Claudia Dato, 130 Cremona Drive Goleta, CA 93117 or emailed to cdato@cityofgoleta.org All interested citizens and public or private agencies serving the Goleta community are invited to attend the public hearing on these matters. The hearing will be Tuesday, September 7, 2021, starting at 5:30 pm. Pursuant to of the State of California Governor’s Executive Orders N-29-20 and N-08-01, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, this City Council meeting 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 Councilmembers 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 to the City Council may also be submitted via email to cityclerkgroup@ cityofgoleta.org or by other electronic means during the Public Hearing, provided they are received prior to the conclusion of the public comment portion of the Public Hearing. Instructions on how to submit a comment or to call in during the hearing will be available on the City’s website: https://www.cityofgoleta.org/iwant-to/news-and-updates/government-meeting-agendas-and-videos

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. SUMMONS ‑ (Family Law) NOTICE TO REPONDENT: HELEN BIRD AVISO AL DEMANDADO: Petitioner’s name is: EDGAR RICHARDSON Nombre del demandante: CASE NUMBER: (Numero de caso) 20FL01943 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 (www.courts.ca.gov/ selfhelp), at the California Legal Services website (www.lawhelpca. org), or by contacting your local county bar association. NOTICE‑RESTRAINING ORDERS ARE ON PAGE 2: 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 (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpca.org) o poniendose en contacto con el colegio

de abogados de su condado. AVISO‑LAS ORDENES DE RESTRICCION SE ENCUENTRAN EN LA PAGINA 2: 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): SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, direccion y numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): Edgar Richardson 761 Camino Pescadero Goleta, CA 93117; 805‑335‑7508 Dated Nov 30, 2020. Darrel E. Parker, Execcutive Officer; Clerk, by (Secretario, por) Nicolette Barnard, Deputy (Asistente) Published Aug 19, 26, Sept 2, 9 2021.

NOTIFICACIÓN DE AUDIENCIA PúBLICA DEL CONCEJO MUNICIPAL PROGRAMA DE SUBVENCIONES EN BLOQUE PARA EL DESARROLLO COMUNITARIO (CDBG, POR SUS SIGLAS EN INGLÉS) BORRADOR DEL REPORTE DE LA EVALUACIÓN DEL DESEMPEÑO ANUAL CONSOLIDADO 2020-2021 Y ENMIENDA SUSTANCIAL AL PLAN DE ACCIÓN 2019-20 SE NOTIFICA que el Concejo Municipal de la Ciudad de Goleta llevará a cabo una audiencia pública en la fecha y hora indicadas abajo para considerar lo siguiente: el borrador del Reporte de la Evaluación del Desempeño Anual Consolidado (CAPER, por sus siglas en inglés) para el año del programa de Subvenciones en Bloque para el Desarrollo Comunitario (CDBG, por sus siglas en inglés) 2020-2021 y una Enmienda Sustancial al Plan de Acción 2019-2020. El CAPER proporciona una evaluación del desempeño de la Ciudad en el cumplimiento de las metas de desarrollo comunitario y de vivienda en el Plan de Acción 20202021 adoptado. La Enmienda Sustancial al Plan de Acción 2019-2020 reasignaría $190,000 en fondos CDBG-CV de un Programa de Asistencia de Emergencia para el Alquiler a la extensión y asistencia para personas sin hogar. La Ciudad también propone reasignar $12,500 en fondos CDBG-CV a un programa de alimentos para personas mayores de bajos ingresos. Los comentarios sobre el borrador del CAPER y la Enmienda Sustancial propuesta al Plan de Acción se aceptarán durante un período de revisión pública de 15 días que comienza el 20 de agosto de 2021 y termina el 3 de septiembre de 2021 a las 12:00 pm. Los comentarios deben enviarse a: City of Goleta, Neighborhood Services & Public Safety Department, Attn: Claudia Dato, 130 Cremona Drive Goleta, CA 93117 o por correo electrónico a cdato@cityofgoleta.org. Para obtener más información en español, puede comunicarse con Jaime Valdez, Interim Director of Neighborhood Services and Public Safety, al (805) 961-7568 o por correo electrónico a jvaldez@cityofgoleta.org. Todos los ciudadanos interesados y las agencias públicas o privadas que sirven a la comunidad de Goleta están invitados a asistir a la audiencia pública sobre estos asuntos. La audiencia será el martes 7 de septiembre de 2021, a partir de las 5:30 pm. De conformidad 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 públicas por teléfono y electrónicamente para responder a la pandemia de COVID-19, esta reunión del Concejo Municipal será realizado telefónicamente y electrónicamente. Se transmitirá en vivo en el sitio web de la Ciudad y en el Canal 19 de Cable Goleta. Las Cámaras del Concejo Municipal no estarán abiertas al público durante la reunión. Los Concejales de la Ciudad participarán telefónicamente y no estarán presentes físicamente en las Cámaras del Concejo. DEBIDO A LA NECESIDAD DE LA CIUDAD DE REALIZAR REUNIONES PÚBLICAS ELECTRÓNICAMENTE Y TELEFÓNICAMENTE DURANTE LA PANDÉMICA DEL COVID-19, también se pueden enviar comentarios por escrito, como se indica arriba, por correo electrónico a cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta.org o por otros medios electrónicos durante la Audiencia Pública (fecha y hora mencionado anteriormente), siempre que se reciban antes de la conclusión de la sección de comentarios públicos de la Audiencia Pública. Las instrucciones sobre cómo enviar un comentario o nollamar durante la audiencia estarán disponibles en el sitio web de la Ciudad: https://www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/news-andupdates/government-meeting-agendas-and-videos

Note: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact Deborah Lopez, City Clerk, at (805) 961-7500. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable City staff to make reasonable accommodation arrangements.

Nota: En cumplimiento con la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA), si usted necesita asistencia especial para participar en esta reunión, por favor póngase en contacto con Deborah Lopez, Secretario Municipal, al (805) 9617500. Notificación al menos 48 horas antes de la reunión permitirá a personal de la Ciudad a tomar las medidas razonables de alojamiento.

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