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alifornia, birthplace of the recall vote, proves yet again that just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. If recent polling is to be believed, the winner of this September 14 election to recall Governor Gavin Newsom could well be the right-wing radio personality and ardent anti-masker Larry Elder, a man totally unqualified to run California. To state the obvious, this year’s recall effort — so flamboyantly ill-conceived — beggars any pretense at self-preservation and common sense. We urge all voters — regardless of party affiliation or ideological inclinations — to vote no. The only reason California faces such a fate is that a group of fringe Republican malcontents, upset that Governor Newsom has done what he said he would do when he ran for office four years ago, were able to raise enough money and garner enough signatures to qualify for this special election, which is estimated to be costing taxpayers at least $276 million. Even if you find Gavin Newsom’s positions objectionable, his term expires in little more than a year. Presumably in the intervening time, the Republicans might find someone with a modicum of competence to run against Newsom then. But not now. To be clear, this election is not about whether you like Newsom or not. He might not be the sort of guy you’d want to sit down to have a beer with — or more precisely, to sit down with at a fancy French restaurant to enjoy a $500-a-plate
birthday dinner celebrating the state’s über-lobbyist, as Newsom did earlier in the pandemic. That, most certainly, was foolish. But it’s also not grounds for impeachment. Or recall. To the extent Newsom deserves blame for mistakes undeniably made, he also deserves credit for the successes for which we’ve all sacrificed so hard. The stakes involved could not be higher. We are urging our voters to vote emphatically no on the recall. It’s not about saving Newsom’s bacon; it’s about saving your own. Polls have been wrong, and winds do change. But as it stands now, Elder — a contrarian and energetic provocateur — is reportedly way ahead of all the other 45 candidates now running to replace Newsom. It’s worth noting at this historical moment that Elder has never held elective office during his 69 years on planet Earth and that he’s pledged to repeal all the mask and vaccination requirements that Governor Newsom has approved. As a Black man, Elder has carved out a successful career as a multimedia pundit trivializing, minimizing, and denying the consequences of racism. Just what we don’t need: a gratuitously selfdestructive incompetent at the helm of the fifth-largest economy on the planet as the worst public health crisis in the past two centuries goes into overdrive. Even those voters who dislike or disapprove of Newsom’s policies should nevertheless be concerned that the man most likely to become governor should they vote for recall will be Elder, whose ex-fiancée accused him of pull-
ing out a revolver in the middle of a heated domestic dispute to ensure that it was loaded. Elder declined — in his words — to dignify such accusations with a response. Unfortunately, he’s also refused to dignify with a response questions posed by any reporter other than a few representing a Chinese news agency. When it comes to essential details — like how he’d handle the COVID crisis — the voters deserve less dignity and more information. Governor Newsom, on the other hand, has proved to be uncommonly effective navigating a host of natural and unnatural disasters. Has he been perfect? Absolutely not. But in his brief tenure, Newsom has been forced to deal with droughts of geologic scale, infernos that rival anything in the Old Testament, and, of course, most immediately debilitating, COVID-19. And until this year, Newsom had no federal partner upon whom it was safe for Californians to rely. No, we are not remotely out of the woods. But look at states such as Texas, Florida, and Alabama — all led by such stridently antimasking governors that their school districts have been forced to rise up in revolt to impose the most rudimentary of safety precautions. Consequently, their hospitals are overflowing with COVID patients, their ICUs engorged with bodies of people who can’t breathe without the aid of a machine. In California, our hospitals have been greatly strained and our health-care workers maxed out. But they are still standing, still caring for our sick.
Although registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by a 2-to-1 margin in the state and no Republican has won a statewide office since 2006, the smart money is betting that Newsom could still lose because of what the pollsters refer to as “the enthusiasm gap” and voter fatigue. Are Democrats and Independent voters really so tired of voting they can’t mail in their ballots? We hope not. By now, any registered voter reading this should have received a large envelope courtesy of the Santa Barbara County Elections Department. In it is enclosed the recall ballot. It asks two questions. The first is whether you support the recall. Circle the No box. The second question on the ballot asks which of the 46 contenders you would select to replace Governor Newsom should he be recalled. As a matter of tactics, strategy, and, above all, simplicity, we urge you to keep the second line blank. If this sounds like a singularly undemocratic process, you are correct. If more voters cast ballots against Newsom than for him, the candidate with the most votes of the 46 in the running will become our next governor. In such a scenario, Newsom will all but certainly have slightly less than half the total votes cast. But the next governor — having had to split votes with 45 other candidates — will have won with far fewer votes than Newsom. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. Vote No on the Recall. And be sure to vote. Register at registertovote.ca.gov by August 30. n
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by Nick Welsh t’s not every day an elected county official accuses members of the public who testified against the county’s COVID vaccination effort of behaving like members of a cult. But that’s exactly what County Supervisor Steve Lavagnino did this Tuesday morning, after listening to more than 90 minutes of public comment from 20 militant anti-vaxxers who frequently compared the county’s proposed vaccination plans to something straight out of Nazi Germany. Lavagnino, it turns out, knows something about cults. He grew up in one, he declared from the supervisors’ dais. His parents divorced when he was a kid over religious differences; his mother moved into a religious cult in Northern Idaho, and Lavagnino went with her. The theology was all about “conspiracy, catastrophe, and persecution,” he recalled. At age 10, Lavagnino said he first encountered a barcode scanner while shopping at a supermarket. Church elders, he said, wasted no time denouncing this new technology as a “mark of the Beast.” Lavagnino said the same type of thinking was evident in the speakers at this meeting. When one speaker described his recent time in Florida, a state with no mask or vaccine mandates, as a “breath of fresh air,” Lavagnino said that dishonored the grief experienced by families of the 43,000 people recently killed by COVID in Florida. Lavagnino has personal knowledge of the COVID virus as well as cults. He contracted the virus around Christmas, and though he recovered, he passed it on to his father, now 86. “I almost killed my dad,” Lavagnino said. “If that had happened, I never would have been able to live with myself.” Lavagnino, a lifelong Republican until Donald Trump’s election, ultimately voted against a measure that would require the county’s 4,300 employees to be vaccinated or subject to regular testing. He wasn’t against the vaccine, he said, but he wasn’t comfortable mandating it. Now that the Federal Drug Administration just gave final approval—as opposed to the emergency clearance—to the Pfizer COVID vaccine, Lavagnino said the vaccine-hesitant “stragglers” should be given time to make good on their word: that they’d get vaccinated once final approval was issued. In Santa Barbara County, that number is estimated to be 43,000, or one out of every three Santa Barbara residents eligible for vaccination. No member of the public showed up to speak on behalf of the county’s efforts, but Fred Sweeney, an architect who was there
on another matter, took exception to the anti-vaxxers. “This is scary,” Sweeney said, noting that none of the people in the meeting had been vaccinated. “Shame on you.” Some speakers disputed that COVID was a medical crisis at all. Heart disease, one speaker argued, killed far more people than COVID. Others insisted that the vaccines didn’t work, or that their long-term consequences were still unknown. Dr. Henning Ansorg, the county’s Public Health officer, had composed a list of myths and realities to counter what he’s termed dangerous misinformation, but it had little appreciable impact on the SPEAKING PERSONALLY: Responding to comparisons between the county’s proposed vaccination plans and Nazi Germany, Das Williams — whose speakers. Numerous fire- grandmothers and granduncle, he revealed, lived under Nazi rule — responded, fighters and nurses “When people compare a mandate that gives you a choice between getting a vaccine or taking a test to tyranny, Nazism, and genocide, it clearly reveals you know framed the matter nothing about tyranny, Nazism, and genocide.” as a crisis of civil liberties more than a washing] on society.” Another speaker said public health crisis. First responders, they said, had performed the county efforts were “all about genocide.” heroically and safely before vaccines were Supervisor Das Williams spoke personavailable; they should be trusted to do the ally. One of his grandmothers, he said, lived same now. six years under Nazi rule in Holland. His One nurse at Marian Regional Medical granduncle worked as a slave laborer in a Center in Santa Maria said she slept in her Nazi factory. And his wife’s Navajo grandcar or in a tent on her lawn after working mother was sent to an Indian boarding 18-hour days during the height of the pan- school where she was beaten for speaking demic. Her 3-year-old daughter could see her native language. “When people compare her only through a glass window. She esti- a mandate that gives you a choice between mated 30 percent of Marian’s health-care getting a vaccine or taking a test to tyranny, workers were still unvaccinated. Imagine Nazism, and genocide, it clearly reveals you trying to fill those positions during another know nothing about tyranny, Nazism, and surge, she asked. Officials at Marian insist genocide.” that 90 percent of the staff is vaccinated. By a 3-2 vote, the supervisors instructed “Don’t be associated with a Nazi regime,” county staff to prepare a policy requiring cautioned firefighter Michael Moore, who vaccines or a test for all its workers, and to noted the Nuremberg Code required medi- bring it back for consideration by next Tuescal consent. Amy Blair said, “There’s noth- day’s meeting. When the matter comes back to the ing to be scared of. It’s all manufactured by the media,” adding, “This is like an MK- board, Lavagnino may vote for the policy. Ultra experiment [a CIA program in which After this meeting, he said, “It’s was just a unwitting victims were given doses of LSD sad, sad hearing here today. Really disapto make them more susceptible to brain- pointing.” n
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CARPINTERIA “Historic” is how one of the biggest cannabis operators in the Carpinteria Valley — Headwinds — and the chief attorney representing Carpinteria residents against that industry’s odor issues — Marc Chytilo — described an accord reached this week. It will bind 20 area greenhouse growers to use the best available technology for detecting and mitigating cannabis odor leaks. That technology includes carbon filters — long sought by the Coalition for Responsible Cannabis and long resisted as infeasible by many cannabis growers affiliated with CARP Growers. The new deal is between these long-feuding entities.
COUNTY Four people died in two separate accidents on the 101 through southern S.B. County on 8/25. One person died in an accident near Winchester Canyon, and a second accident near El Capitan and Dos Pueblos Canyon Road involved multiple cars and killed three. The accidents closed the 101 in both directions for about six hours. County Fire responded to both accidents to put out fires and to extricate victims. That same morning, a sedan was pinned beneath a communications truck on the 154, closing San Marcos Pass and sending three to the hospital, one in critical condition. See independent.com/news for the latest info.
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In California’s history, 55 attempts have been made to recall a governor, and only two have qualified for the ballot. One of those is set for 9/14 — to attempt to recall Governor Gavin Newsom. Voters have until 8/30 to register to vote in this historic election, which can be done at registertovote.ca.gov and also through the County Elections offices. County Elections czar Joe Holland advised registering early: “I highly recommend that voters register by the August 30 deadline,” he said. “It ensures that the voter has the opportunity to receive, review, and mark his or her ballot safely and securely at home.”
The Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying the motorcyclist who drove onto San Marcos High School’s campus on 8/19, narrowly weaving through crowds of students on their lunch break. The suspect — wearing a gray “Mammoth California” hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants, black Vans “Old Skool” shoes, and a dark-colored helmet with goggles obscuring his face — drove a blue-and-white 2019 Yamaha CONT’D ON PAGE 14
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Police Shoot at Suspect, Kill Bystander DOJ Investigating Death of Man Shot by Guadalupe Police While Sitting in His Car by Ryan P. Cruz he Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is helping with an investigation of an officer-involved shooting in Guadalupe, in which a Guadalupe Police officer opened fire during a pursuit of a wanted suspect and struck a civilian sitting in a car, killing him. According to a statement from Sheriff ’s Office Public Information Officer Raquel Zick, Guadalupe Police officers recognized a suspect known to have an “outstanding no-bail felony arrest warrant” shortly before 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 21. Though details on the incident are sparse, as the investigation is ongoing, authorities say an officer “fired his service weapon at the wanted suspect” but instead struck 59-year-old Juan Luis Olvera-Preciado, an uninvolved resident who was sitting in his car just two blocks away from where the suspect was originally spotted on Obispo Street. “The sequence of events that transpired after officers contacted the suspect is currently under investigation by the California Department of Justice (DOJ),” said Zick. The identities of both the suspect and officer involved have yet to be released. “The suspect with the felony warrant was ultimately arrested at the scene. Neither the officers nor the suspect were injured.” Guadalupe Police Chief Michael Cash requested Sheriff ’s detectives and forensics technicians to respond to the scene, and detectives found the incident fell under the criteria of the newly chaptered Assembly Bill 1506, a state bill approved a year ago that requires the Attorney General’s Office to “investigate incidents of officer-involved shootings that result in the death of an unarmed civilian.” The DOJ investigators will lead the criminal aspect of the investigation, with help from the Sheriff ’s Office, while the Santa Maria Police Department will conduct an administrative investigation,
as requested by Guadalupe Chief Cash. According to the statement, Cash met personally with the Olvera-Preciado family to offer his condolences and to “coordinate support services.” Cash’s appointment as head of the police force was met with some scrutiny in 2018, due to a string of incidents in his career—as the head of the Southwestern College campus police, he was placed on a two-month leave after he discharged his service Glock and the bullet flew into a nearby room where three people were, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. An earlier report in the Los Angeles Times said that Cash received a four-day suspension for use of excessive force after allegedly punching a suspect who was already in a chokehold. The cases were handled through internal investigations, and final reports remain confidential. The new law, AB 1506, although passed last August, was effective starting in July of this year, and this is the first case of an officer-involved shooting in Santa Barbara County that fell into the DOJ jurisdiction. Attorney General Rob Bonta released a “guidance for implementation” on July 7. “One of the most important tasks ahead for public safety and our society is building and maintaining trust between our communities and law enforcement,” said Bonta. “Impartial, fair investigations and independent reviews of officer-involved shootings are one essential component for achieving that trust. Today, California is strengthening our state’s mechanisms for accountability and transparency in investigations of officer-involved shootings. These cases are never going to be easy, but the California DOJ will follow the facts and seek to ensure every Californian is afforded equal justice under the law.” Guadalupe Police and city councilmembers did not respond to requests for comment. More information will be released when made available. n
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Relief Orgs Help Quake-Hit Haiti
he 20-year war in Afghanistan seems to finally be coming to an end, at no small cost to the Afghan people. The viral videos of citizens clinging to planes as they take off, babies being passed to soldiers over barbed wire, and tens of thousands of people running through the streets to escape the Taliban have become the poster images of the longest war in AmeriAfghan Dental Relief Project founder Dr. James Rolfe (center) in 2010 with can history. Among the thou- one of his first classes of dental assistants sands trying to leave are employees of a dental relief group founded the group will be evacuated before this in Santa Barbara known as the Afghan deadline. Dental Relief Project (ADRP), which has “As far as we know, they won’t be,” she about 25 employees sequestered in Kabul, said. “There’s been no contact with the waiting to be evacuated. Many in the group embassy.” are with their families, which makes the Popal has been the driving force behind total group number around 50 people, getting everything in order for the group, according to Dr. James Rolfe, the ADRP gathering vital information and documents founder who is currently working out of his and filing and sending applications to the office in Santa Barbara. State Department. “We don’t know what’s going to happen,” Though a few staff have reported to said Rolfe, who created ADRP back in 2008 Popal that they were threatened by the Talito provide critical dental care that would ban, she said no member of the Taliban has otherwise not be available. entered the clinic grounds or the homes of Rolfe said all employees are currently those sequestered. sequestered in their homes with food and Popal has communicated with members water, and the dental clinic is locked with of the group daily, and although they are the keys hidden. The location of the keys is “scared and frightened,” she has told them also hidden from the soldiers guarding the to be patient. clinic, should any Taliban soldiers come “It’s a very fluid situation,” she said. “But and ask them to unlock it. right now, our priority is to help our staff as The group in Kabul is made up mostly of much as we can.” women, as the ADRP focuses on training Popal and Rolfe have also been collectAfghan women in this field. The Taliban ing donations to give once the group is has an ugly history with its treatment of evacuated, though they do not know when women. During its takeover in the 1990s, banks will be opened again. Once the group women were not allowed to be enrolled in is taken to a refugee camp, most likely in schools or take most jobs, could not leave Kuwait or Qatar, they will work to make the house without a male escort, and were arrangements to move them to another forced to cover their faces in public. Any country. woman caught breaking these rules was President Biden addressed the nation met with severe punishment. Tuesday and gave an update on the AmeriDespite assurances from the Taliban that can efforts to evacuate citizens from the this will not be the case again, many, includ- city. ing Rolfe, do not believe them. “As of this afternoon, we’ve helped evac“These women aren’t used to that or uate 70,700 people,” Biden said. “Just in wanting to conform to that,” Rolfe said, also the past 12 hours, military flights carrying stating that some women who have been 6,400 and coalition flights carrying 5,600 caught leaving their homes without these people have left Kabul.” coverings have been “beaten in the street.” Although there has been some fighting Rolfe said although all P2 visas have between American soldiers and the Talibeen filed, the processing time is much ban, and between the Taliban and ISIS, longer than a week, which might keep the Biden said the country is on track to meet group in Kabul past the U.S.’s August 31 the deadline. deadline for withdrawal from Afghanistan. “The completion by the August 31 date Saher Popal, who sits on the board of depends on the Taliban’s cooperation and directors for ADRP and is working out allowing access to the airport for those we n of Virginia, also said it is not likely that are trying to transport,” Biden said. 10
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by Jun Starkey
wo Santa Barbara organizations — Direct Relief and ShelterBox U.S.A. — are working to provide aid in Haiti following the devastating 7.2 earthquake on August 14. Direct Relief — an organization that works to equip doctors and nurses around the world with life-saving medical resources — has sent roughly 190 pallets of aid packages contain- SENDING RELIEF: Direct Relief’s Santa Barbara facility has been sending ing supplies such as masks, pallets of critical medical items to Haiti. gloves, protective gear, and antibiotics. the world — reports that more than 80,000 Direct Relief Vice President of Commu- homes have been destroyed. nications Tony Morain said the organization ShelterBox U.S.A. Senior Director of Funwill additionally provide a response team to draising Sarah Robinson said there is curassist humanitarian efforts to deliver their rently a team working to assess the needs of aid packages to relieve some of the strain on those most affected, but aid is ready and waitHaitian hospitals overwhelmed with fighting ing to be sent out from its base in Panama. COVID-19. Following the earthquake, Haiti was hit by “It was really bad before the earthquake,” Hurricane Grace, which Robinson said has Morain said. “Only a very small portion of the made transportation much more difficult due population is vaccinated.” Morain said Direct to heavy rain and mudslides. Relief had doctors in Haiti before the quake Robinson said security is another issue for to help fight COVID-19, but now some are delivering vital supplies, with gang violence pivoting to help those who are injured. “The rising after the assassination of President same doctors who were treating COVID-19 Jovenel Moïse on July 7. “Police escorts are are now being redeployed to treat earthquake taking aid into the areas that need assistance,” victims,” Morain said. Robinson said. Despite all its difficulties, both organiThe death toll in Haiti recently surpassed 2,000, and ShelterBox U.S.A. — which pro- zations have dozens of volunteers working vides emergency shelter and tools to fami- around these obstacles to provide vital suplies displaced by natural disasters around plies and support. —Jun Starkey
Employees of Afghan Dental Relief Await Visas, Evac to Refugee Camp
SBCC Reopens with New COVID Protocols
anta Barbara City College’s fall semester started Monday, and with Dr. Kindred Murillo in negotiations to become the new interim superintendent/president in September and a recently approved COVID19 vaccination mandate, this year looks to be a different on-campus experience than those prior to the pandemic. [For more on Murillo, see independent.com/kindred-murillo.] School spokesperson Victor Bryant released a “coming to campus” guide, detailing the ins and outs of SBCC’s newest health and safety protocols — developed by SBCC’s three new COVID-response coordinators — and ensuring students taking in-person classes know what to expect. All employees and students arriving on campus will need to check in at tables set up to verify their “green” status (i.e., no COVID symptoms or exposure) on the Healthy Roster app and distribute daily wristbands and surgical masks. After October 1, everyone will also have to show either a school ID with a vaccine-verification sticker or a weekly negative COVID test, as required by the school’s recently adopted vaccination mandate. Unvaccinated individuals with exemptions will be provided with a “highlevel” (N95 or higher) mask every day.
The guidelines require that SBCCapproved masks be worn “covering nose and mouth” when inside facilities. People are encouraged to physically distance and wear masks when unable to do so outdoors, Bryant said. Some of the rules are not quite mandated but heavily encouraged. “Eating in class is not advised and may increase classroom exposure risk,” Bryant said. “With instructor permission, students may drink beverages in class, but they must replace their face covering immediately after putting their drink down.” An “exposure management” prevention plan is included in these guidelines and states anyone who tests positive for COVID “must self-isolate, especially from individuals in the same household.” Anybody living with somebody who tested positive should “wear a mask, quarantine, and not report to campus until allowed to do so by a COVID-19 Response Coordinator.” SBCC is hosting vaccination clinics three times a week at its three campuses, and oncampus testing will be available for everyone, students and public included. See sbcc.edu. —Ryan P. Cruz
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Council Endorsements Defy Expectations
f there were any doubt this year’s City Council elections would defy any paintby-numbers prognostications, this week’s round of endorsements from three of the South Coast’s most politically influential women’s organizations proved it. Incumbent mayor Cathy Murillo, now running for a second term, failed to secure an endorsement from the Democratic Women of Santa Barbara County or the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee, though both organizations had endorsed her when she ran for mayor four years ago. The Women’s Political Committee didn’t endorse any of the six candidates vying for the mayoral post. Democratic Women threw its weight behind mayoral challenger and longtime planning commissioner Deborah Schwartz, who’s campaigning as a cando Democrat who knows how to reform the city’s design review system. Murillo managed to secure the coveted endorsement of Planned Parenthood, and she noted she’s already been endorsed by the Democratic Central Committee and the Sierra Club. Democratic Women also backed council challenger Nina Johnson over incumbent Meagan Harmon in the battle for
the downtown’s District 6. That’s a bona fide shocker in Democratic Party circles, given the enthusiastic support Harmon enjoys from the local Democratic Party organization for her outspokenly progressive views. All three organizations, however, endorsed incumbent Kristen Sneddon against challenger Barrett Reed, a planning commissioner and downtown developer in the race for District 4, which encompasses much of the Riviera and Mission Canyon. They also endorsed incumbent councilmember Eric Friedman, who is facing no opposition for the district representing San Roque. Planned Parenthood, it should be noted, is endorsing all of the above: Murillo, Sneddon, Harmon, and Friedman. Three of seven seats are up for grabs in this November’s election during unprecedented turnover at many of the top administrative posts, including that of Paul Casey, who will be stepping down as city administrator on September 10 after eight years at the helm and 24 years at City Hall. One of the paramount decisions facing the new council will be the selection of a new —Nick Welsh administrator.
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he Coalition Against Gun Violence and its partners did their part to remove firearms from Santa Barbara households on Saturday morning, collecting 238 weapons during the Sixth Annual Anonymous Gun Buyback. Five assault weapons were among the firearms exchanged for Smart & Final gift cards. In the six years of the volunteer program, 1,407 weapons have been relinquished. Removing weapons from households has been among the goals for the coalition since it formed in 1994. Guns accounted for 37 percent of total deaths in the U.S. in 2019, and 60 percent of those were suicides, according to the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program. Researchers see the trend increasing during the pandemic, which has added stressors like finances, anxiety, and a sense of hopelessness. The Davis program estimated 2.1 million more gun purchases were made in March-May 2020—64.3 percent more than the expected volume. At the same time, an additional 776 fatal and nonfatal firearm injuries were recorded in the U.S. over the number expected had there been no increase in purchases. In Santa Barbara, the gun buyback depends on anonymity for the people who give up their firearms, said Catherine Swysen, event chair for the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee, which partnered with the coalition, S.B. Police
BUCKETLOADS: The Sixth Annual Anonymous Gun Buyback received 238 revolvers and long guns this year, including five assault weapons that will now be destroyed.
Department, Democratic Women of Santa Barbara County, City of Santa Barbara, and others to put on the event. “Anonymity is the cornerstone of the entire program,” she said. “No questions are asked. The Police Department does not care who is turning in the weapon. What’s important is to get firearms off the street.” Participants received $100 for every handgun and long gun turned in, and $200 for an assault weapon. SBPD sees that the guns are destroyed after being turned in. “It’s a very positive event,” Swysen added. Some people don’t know how to get rid of a weapon and were appreciative that this was a way to do it safely. Above all, she said, “Working together as a community with the Police Department at this event makes the community safer.” —Jean Yamamura INDEPENDENT.COM
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he street corner outside Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital was the scene for one of many California protests on Saturday against Governor Newsom’s vaccine mandate for health-care workers. Flyers advertising the Medical Freedom rallies had circulated around Southern California during the week and attracted about 100 people to the Goleta event to decry a state requirement that medical workers be fully vaccinated by September 30. Many types of protesters were on the sidewalks at Patterson and Hollister Avenue—families, former political candidates, nurses, and supporters of the anti-vaccination and anti-mask movements—holding signs and cheering when cars honked in support Among the protesters was a Santa Barbara nurse who said of the new vaccine mandate: “We were good enough for the past year and a half to keep people safe and keep people going. Why aren’t we good enough now?” The nurse, who asked for anonymity, said she has been pro-vaccine in all her 15-year career, but she regarded the COVID-19 vaccines as an experiment. “There’s not a whole lot of long-term safety data,” she said. “It’s really concerning that it’s getting pushed and forced on so many people.” The rally took place the weekend before the Food and Drug Administration approved the Pfizer vaccine on August 23 for people above 16 years old. Trials are ongoing for young adults between 12 and 15, who are currently approved under emergency-use status. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are still under emergency-use authorizations. Other protesters agreed that they didn’t feel comfortable receiving a vaccine prior to full FDA authorization. Most were willing to speak with the media, but one individual used a bullhorn to yell at an Independent
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reporter. “That’s a bad question,” she advised when asked how she’d heard about the rally. She then followed the reporter around the intersection, occasionally chanting, “We are not the new Jews in Germany.” According to Grace Wallace, a former Goleta City Council candidate who was attending the rally with the group Make America Free Again, “[We are] standing up for the medical community, the doctors and nurses who do not want to get the COVID shot,” she said. “As we know, if it’s a vaccination, then you shouldn’t be able to get reinfected. It’s supposed to be a cure, and it is not,” she said, referring to breakthrough infections. “Eyes are being opened,” Wallace said. “It’s not about being Republican or Democrat. It’s not about Trump. It’s about us, as Americans, standing for our rights as citizens of the Golden State and citizens of Santa Barbara County.” Among Cottage employees, 89 percent were vaccinated as of August 13, and 97 percent among its medical staff. Though the protest took place near the Goleta hospital, Cottage spokesperson Maria Zate said, “The rally was not on our property and was not endorsed by our health-care organization. We encourage anyone with questions about COVID to seek information from their medical provider.” —Holly Rusch and Atmika Iyer
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UCSB Student Charged with Rape
n investigation by UC Santa Barbara police into accusations of rape resulted in felony charges against a 19-year-old UCSB student by the District Attorney’s Office on August 16. Arian Eteghaei, identified as a second-year pre-biology major by the Daily Nexus, was booked into County Jail and is currently out on bail. Detectives and investigators for UCPD and the DA’s Office located three victims of alleged crimes committed this past June, and also last October or November. UCSB held nearly all classes online for most of that time due to the pandemic, and both on-campus and Isla Vista housing were less populated than normal. Investigators believe other victims or survivors and witnesses are among the community. UCSB was aware of the charges but could not disclose student information, said spokesperson Shelly Leachman. It
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was possible that the student could be put on interim suspension as the university assessed safety and health for Eteghaei and the campus community, Leachman said. “The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office is well aware that survivors of sexual assault and abuse are often reluctant to come forward for a variety of reasons,” District Attorney Joyce Dudley stated. Nonetheless, other victims and witnesses are asked to contact district attorney investigator Judith Hall at (805) 568-2360 to help the prosecution. Dudley also noted that victim and witness advocates in her office provide support to ensure their needs are not overshadowed by the legal proceedings. Any victim or survivor can contact the Victim-Witness Assistance Program at (805) 568-2400 or (855) 840-3232. —Jean Yamamura
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C Santa Barbara is facing a significant housing shortage for incoming students this fall, with online message boards and social media platforms alight with hundreds of desperate first-years and transfers looking for places to live. Many fear they will be forced to sleep in their cars when the quarter begins on September 27 or commute long distances to reach the Central Coast campus. A Change.org petition started August 12 —lambasting UCSB for leaving its students high and dry and calling on the university to negotiate bed space with local motels—has generated more than 1,600 signatures. Its creator, Dino Vicencio, said he’s been looking for off-campus housing since May with no luck. “There’s just nothing out there,” he said. An incoming transfer from Los Angeles Valley College, Vicencio said he started the petition once he began connecting with other students facing the same challenge. “This isn’t something new,” he said, referencing recent reports that UCSB has fallen dramatically behind on building new housing. “They’ve known about this for years. That’s what got me really upset.” If he can’t find a place soon, Vicencio said, he’ll likely commute to campus via the Surfliner train from his home in L.A. to Goleta, a fourhour round-trip. Sarah Jochum said she’s in the same boat. “As happy as I am to be admitted,” she said, “the university admitted more students than there is housing in Santa Barbara, and that’s a problem.” Jochum said she was informed last Tuesday by a UCSB representative that she is one of 900 students on a waitlist for university housing, and that there is a very limited availability of off-campus housing due to the pandemic. While the number of on-campus units has not changed from pre-pandemic years, she was told, COVID-19 has pushed many
incoming students to room alone or with just one other person in Isla Vista — the adjacent community where the bulk of UCSB students reside—as opposed to the normal-year routine of cramming three or four bodies to a room. “There is a large group of students who have money in-hand but are planning on living in their cars because they can’t find an apartment,” Jochum said. “We really need the community’s help in pressuring the university to come up with solutions.” Things have gotten so bad that UCSB’s Community Housing Services department even put out a call to faculty and staff this week asking them to consider opening their homes to incoming students. “Please also spread the word to your non-UCSB community contacts,” the message reads. Shelly Leachman, a spokesperson for UCSB, said the university is aware of the problem and working on it. “Currently,” she said, “we are planning to maximize our campus housing and are exploring several options to assist students who are having a difficult time finding housing as a result of several factors in the community, including a tight rental market in the Santa Barbara area and many reports of I.V. residents choosing lower-density living situations.” Leachman noted that UCSB is not alone in the current housing crunch. “Many campuses are experiencing similar circumstances,” she said. “As we have done in past years, we communicate with our campus community to explore options for students seeking housing accommodations.” Those assurances, though, have been cold comfort to students who are still unsure what the fall will hold. “My friends and I have been searching for an apartment for months but can’t find one,” wrote Romina Aratesh on the petition. “We are legitimately considering taking a quarter or two off due to lack of housing. UCSB needs n to do better!”
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than Turpin always feels the itch this time of year to get out in the field. As a Santa Barbara video artist and documentarian who collaborates with scientists to study wildfire, every day spent at the office is a day he could have been in forests or on mountains collecting valuable footage. So when the massive Dixie Fire ignited last month — burning 740,000 acres and counting, leveling the town of Greenville, and threatening dozens of communities — he prepared for another grim but important assignment. “It’s a historic event I wanted to have some perspective on,” he said. Turpin recently returned from a four-day trip north, where he embedded with a Santa Barbara County fire crew — the 20-member Strike Team Charlie — and tested new equipment, including a fireproof camera box he set directly in the path of the blaze. The film was the first he’s captured at night and in a conifer forest (as opposed to Central Coast chaparral) and will be used by a fire behavior assessment team with the U.S. Forest Service. After a 10-hour drive and an uncomfortable night in his truck at a rest stop, Turpin rendezvoused Sunday with the Santa Barbara team, one of many local crews dispatched to help with the colossal containment effort that’s drawn 5,800 personnel from around the state. Temperatures at the time were nearing 100 degrees with winds blowing 25 mph. The sheer scope of the inferno, now nearly three times the size of the Thomas Fire, is difficult to imagine, Turpin said. “It’s
modern Paul Bunyan folklore, with a lumber company copywriter there the first to name the blue ox “Babe” and depict Bunyan in impossibly tall proportions. Most of Charlie had already been stationed there a week. Some even longer. They worked 16-hour days with eight hours to “sleep,” though much of that time was spent commuting back and forth to their motel in Reno. “They’re exhausted,” Turpin said. Any spare moment the team got — whether it was waiting for a dozer or a new set of orders — they’d drop to the ground on their packs and steal a few minutes of rest, immediately snapping back to action when duty called. The crew was conducting a series of back-burns, setting small and controllable fires at the base of slopes that would slowly climb and consume fuel before the beast could reach their location and roar down the mountain. Their line was just three miles from Westwood. They worked mainly at
a multi-headed beast,” he said, “with claws stretching north and east across entire mountain ranges.” Strike Team Charlie had been assigned to protect Westwood, an old logging town of 1,600 residents not dissimilar to Greenville. Established in 1913 as the operations center for the Red River Lumber Company, Westwood’s homes and businesses were constructed with wooden slats and shake roofs, “way before people thought about fire building codes,” Turpin explained. Westwood would later become the birthplace of
night, when the weather was cooler and calmer, and at the time were trading point and support positions with a hotshot crew from the Zuni Indian Reservation in New Mexico. Battalion Chief Adam Estabrook led the strike team and talked openly with Turpin about how poor forest management and global warming are contributing to California’s ever-growing fire seasons. The conversation was noteworthy, as firefighters are typically loath to wade into policy debates. But that’s starting to change.
DIXIE DUTY: Above, Santa Barbara County firefighter Tony White shovels embers away from equipment during a back-burning operation on the Dixie Fire. Below, the Dixie Fire claims another home (left), and while cooling down hotspots, S.B. County fire engineer Alfred Gonzales (right) checks for burned branches that could fall and injure someone.
“He really thinks climate change is an important force that people need to talk about,” Turpin said. “He’s seen it with his own eyes.” Estabrook and Turpin’s late father, Bill, a 31-year county firefighter, served alongside each other on the Painted Cave Fire, which reached 5,000 acres and was at the time a career-defining event. Now, firefighters are battling blazes that are many orders of magnitude larger and are doing so on a much more regular basis. As tough and brave as they are, Turpin said, “These guys get burnt out.” As of press time, it appears Strike Team Charlie’s efforts have paid off. Westwood has been spared and evacuation orders lifted. The fire got to within a mile of town and left a burn scar that nearly boxed it in. When Turpin parted ways with the crew, they were chasing the Dixie Fire down Highway 395, trying to stop its southern advance. All along the way, commanders were deciding which houses and ranches to protect, and which ones were too far out of reach. So far, 1,262 structures have been destroyed, including 679 homes. “When I’m out on fires, I often see homes that really could have been made safer with preparations,” said Turpin, who’s made videos on defensible space for the Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council (sbfiresafe council.org/get-ready). “It’s just not realistic to expect firefighters to be at every home that’s in the path of the fire or being showered by embers.” Even though much of Santa Barbara’s front country has burned recently, Turpin noted, many of our more destructive fires, like the Tea Fire, started in extreme conditions near the wildland-urban interface and gave very little time for response. “And a lot of that chaparral is old enough to burn again,” he said. “To me, the antidote to anxiety is preparation.” Turpin also reminded residents to sign up for mobile alerts at readysbc.org. See more of Turpin’s photos and a video he made about his time with Strike Team Charlie at independent.com. n
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morning with a red sun burning high in the sky, its color the optical byproduct of a few billion trees burning in what promises to be another record-setting year. I’m not a religious person, but running around my brain was a searing blues song “John the Revelator,” sung in a voice to peel the skin off one’s back. It was to be one of those days. I tried to read the comics. But Afghanistan — where 20 years of chickens were coming home to roost — kept intruding over my bowl of cereal. It took the United States two decades to understand what the Soviet Union figured out in one: that Afghanistan is, was, and remains the graveyard of great empires. Lost in the avalanche of I-told-you-so outrage is any appreciation of how many Afghans prematurely met their makers fighting a war we are told they refused to fight. At last count, 75,000 Afghan soldiers and police officers bought the farm; 71,000 civilians went with them. I tried to catch up on the Dodgers, but the din of all the instant experts blaming Joe Biden got in the way. No doubt he’s got it coming. But where were they back in August 2001, when George W. Bush steadfastly ignored intelligence reports that Osama bin Laden was about to attack? Where were they two years later, when Bush et al. opted to declare premature victory and attack Iraq too? Did that second war divert resources that could have prevented the first from ending so disastrously? We Help You Grow.pdf 5 8/24/21
That’s way more chickens than Colonel Sanders could hope to fry. Welcome to Afghanistan, where, I’m told, the price of a burka has just gone up 100 percent. But I had to get to work, so I tuned in to the County Board of Supervisors meeting, where I caught up on all the bad news about COVID. But much to my great surprise, I walked away from the meeting strangely uplifted. And — dare I say it — encouraged. On some small micro-local-hyper artisanal way, government was working the way government should. Stop the presses. Maybe it’s because all five county supervisors were sitting at the same dais in the same room — all wearing masks — actually talking to one another. Maybe it’s because County Executive Officer Mona Miyasato had spiked their Kool-Aid and threatened to quit if they didn’t get along. But for whatever reason, the lions and the lambs — three liberal-enviro “south” county supervisors and two conservative northern supervisors — were making a serious goodfaith effort at working things out. Special props need to go to Bob Nelson, the most conservative supervisor who represents the 4th District, the most conservative in the county. Nelson’s predecessor — Peter Adam — believed that government can’t work and made sure his worst expectations were realized. 11:27 AM
By contrast, Nelson has been genuinely engaged during his first six months. When
he reaches out across the proverbial aisle, it’s not with an olive branch but with his hand. A small case in point. On Tuesday’s agenda was a ministerial item to give county CEO Miyasato a 7 percent pay hike. This would bring her base pay to $309,000. Issues like this — high-paid county bureaucrats — tend to be red meat for Andy Caldwell, the rightwing watchdog who has been railing against county government since he founded the Coalition of Labor, Agriculture, and Business in 1991.
Over the weekend, Caldwell — who can accurately be described at times as shrill — sent out a missive decrying Miyasato’s proposed pay raise. Presumably, a fellow red-meat conservative like Nelson could be expected to jump on that bandwagon. Instead, Nelson took on the loudest conservative voice in the county — though without mentioning Caldwell by name. The information in Caldwell’s dispatch was not accurate, Nelson said. Miyasato would not be taking home the $403,000 that Caldwell had written. “It’s really easy to tell half the story,” Nelson said. “But it depletes trust in this board.” Nelson heaped mountains of praise on Miyasato for keeping the county on an even keel during the craziest of times, navigating a $1.3 billion organization with 4,300 employees and 22 separate departments through nonstop crisis and catastrophe. Miyasato, he also noted, was paid considerably less than executive counterparts elsewhere and had opted to not take a raise
many years when she could. Nelson described the pay increase as “one of the most fiscally responsible decisions” he ever made. Caldwell took to the podium to defend his good name even though it had not yet been mentioned. If Nelson wanted to hammer him for “distorting the facts,” Caldwell said, then Nelson shouldn’t distort the facts himself. Caldwell insisted the $403,000 figure was correct, because it included insurance and benefits. “The point here is that these things are too high,” he added. That’s when Supervisor Steve Lavagnino, the board’s second most conservative member, jumped in and credited Miyasato with cultivating the board’s culture of civility and collegiality. (Rumor has it that Miyasato has threatened the supes with her resignation
if the board descended into dysfunction.) Lavagnino mocked the notion that maybe the county could do better with a private industry CEO. No chief exec in Santa Barbara, he said, made less than $800,000 a year. And none ran an organization one-tenth as complex and challenging as the county. Caldwell quickly changed the subject, launching into a tirade about environmentalists being two-faced for not getting more agitated about a recent Toro Canyon oil spill. They only care about attacking oil companies, he charged, not protecting the environment. Caldwell can accurately be described at times as shrill; this was one of them. Some people see what they want to see. I see what I need to see. Hope. At the Board of Supervisors? —Nick Welsh Stop the presses.
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ow, yet again, a man has decided that it’s his right to tell a woman how to live her life. Specifically, Ed St. George, a local developer, felt entitled to tell Santa Barbara City Councilmember Meagan Harmon to “take a five- to seven-year pause” to focus on her children and husband. The Women’s Political Committee put out a statement pointing to the persistent sexism and misogyny behind those comments. The 40+ current and former elected officials and 70 or so other public leaders who signed on showed their integrity. So where are the three people running against Councilmember Harmon—one of whom is a woman herself? Their names are not on the list of signatories. Public officials need to walk their talk. Failure to do so tells me either that these challengers don’t believe in women’s autonomy or that they don’t have the courage to speak up if it might mean alienating a powerful man and potential donor. Either way, they are not the kind of leader we need in this or any community. Thanks to all who speak out against sexism and for the rights of all women to determine their own —Margaret Lazarus, S.B. lives.
hroughout the last decade, Governor Newsom and his predecessor effectively nullified laws that were passed to get tough on crime and to make us safer. Three-strikes has been gutted, truth in sentencing has been eliminated, and certain crimes have been downgraded and recategorized. Newsom offered early release to 76,000 existing prisoners, including 63,000 serving time for violent crime and at least 20,000 prisoners serving life sentences. Homicide and property crimes are spiking in California:
• Homicide in California increased 31 percent between 2019-2020 • Homicide in Los Angeles County increased 34 percent between 2019-2020 and is up another 186 percent so far this year • Homicide in Oakland has increased 52 percent over the same time period last year • Homicide in the Bay Area’s 15 largest cities has increased by 35 percent over the same time period last year • In California, car thefts are up by 19.6 percent, and commercial burglaries have risen by about 26 percent
• Residential burglaries in San Francisco have increased by 78 percent • Property crime in San Francisco is so out of control that Walgreens has closed 17 stores, and Target is closing its stores early I call into question the integrity and character of a governor who promises to do more for crime victims, only to arrange the early release of tens of thousands of violent criminals as crime surges in California. You may accuse me of cherry-picking isolated incidents, but you’d be wrong. Gavin Newsom has a storied history of obscuring deeds with words and offering apologies for morally challenged decisions. It’s time to vote Newsom out and elect a new governor with integrity who will be tough on crime. —Gregory Gandrud, Carpinteria
Time Out, Occidental
kay, let me get this straight: Occidental Petroleum, a Fortune 500 company whose revenue in 2020 was $17.809 billion (with a B), was not held accountable for cleaning up the oily mess their uncapped, seeping well caused in Toro Canyon? The leak was discovered in August 2020 and “… an EPA study in late 1990s determined it would be unfeasible to cap the well.” They estimate that 420-630 gallons of oil have leaked since, polluting our waterways and killing wildlife. That estimate is undoubtedly low given that county staff determined the pipe was damaged during the Thomas Fire in 2016, nearly five years ago. As Representative Katie Porter recently stated, every parent knows that if your child wants to dump her Legos all over the floor, the child must clean up the mess. Companies like Occidental, ExxonMobil, and their subsidiaries gain enormous profits and dump oil all over our collective floor, yet they manage to escape the cleanup and stick us—the county and the taxpayers—with the tab. When will we stop allowing this? We need to demand they use their profits to pay the social and environmental costs of drilling. I think they need a “time out,” don’t you?
—Rachel Altman, S.B.
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2/27/1946 - 7/28/2021
10/8/1941 - 8/17/2021
Bill was born on Balboa Island, hence his love of the ocean. Bill called S.B. his home for over 55 years. After attending UCSB he had many adventures. Driving the Alcan Highway in his V W bug, crewed on a LCU in Alaska, designed and built his own home in Oregon, and completely restored our 1936 bungalow in Palm Springs. Employed by the City Santa Barbara for 28 years. Some of his many projects were developing the Seismic Retrofit program and refurbishing our main library. He also built the first Hot Dog cart in the city; it was located at the base of the wharf. He was always ready to lend a helping hand wherever needed. Bill married Trish, his wife of 43 years, on Valentine’s Day on a cliff above the sea. They had a charmed life, living in some of the most magical places in Santa Barbara, Montecito, and Palm Springs. Bill loved sailing, being a member of the SBYC he had a great time on the water. Some of his most memorable times were spent on East Beach playing Volleyball with a great group of guys. This is just a small insight into Bill’s life. He lived a life of kindness, respect for his fellow man and cared deeply about our planet. Honesty and good friends meant everything to Bill. More to share at his Celebration of a life well lived. I would like to thank Dr. Greenwald, Dr. Rosenbloom, Dr. Gelberg, Dr. J. Hadsall and all of the doctors and nurses at Cottage Hospital ICU and the Infusion Center. Just remarkable angels and so kind. This will be held at Mt. Carmel when it is safe to gather. Always in my heart. firstname.lastname@example.org 18
A bright light has gone out in Santa Barbara, CA and Chatham, MA. Carolyn Smith Kyle has passed from metastatic Melanoma on August 17, 2021 at her home in Santa Barbara. Happily, all of Carolyn’s family had spent quality time with her in the last few weeks of her life Carolyn was born on October 8, 1941 in Bakersfield, CA to Norman James Smith and Irma Thorne. After 10 years living in Portland, Seattle and Oakland, the family returned to their origins in the East and lived in Kearny, NJ. Carolyn graduated from Kearny High School in 1959. Carolyn’s many friends date back to that era. Carolyn next graduated from Katherine Gibbs and worked as a legal secretary for the largest law firm in NJ, McCarter & English in Newark. At 21 Carolyn met William (Bill) Kyle at the Jersey Shore and three years later in 1966, they married. Carolyn is survived by her husband, Bill, their two sons Chris and Keith their wives, Martyntje and Amber, respectively and four wonderful grandchildren, Max, Ben, Caitlyn and Cameron. Carolyn loved her family so much and they were so proud of their Mom/ Grandma. With a life on both coasts in California and Cape Cod, Massachusetts Carolyn had many friends and she dearly loved them all. Carolyn was a long-term member – and President – of the Volunteer League of the San Fernando Valley as well as spending many years on
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the Advisory Board of the Japanese Garden of Los Angeles in its formative years. The garden is the showpiece for what can be created with recycled water. Carolyn was curious and creative and she traveled with Bill and family worldwide. Both worked in the travel industry, with Carolyn working as a travel agent for over 30 years. In Chatham, MA Carolyn and Bill’s close friends were in The Chatham Walkers, The Monomoy Yacht Club and the Oyster Pond condos where they lived five months a year for 16 lovely summers. In Santa Barbara, CA Carolyn had many dear friends from the Santa Barbara Social Club and The Graduates. A wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all, Carolyn would do anything for anyone she knew. She was always positive and upbeat even while fighting through two different cancers over 6 years. Carolyn was an incredibly courageous woman in the way she handled this terrible disease. Her dear friends and relatives loved her from far and wide, East Coast to West Coast, New England to Florida. She will be forever missed by all she knew and especially by her husband and very close family. In place of flowers. The family requests that donations be made in Carolyn’s name to either the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA or Ridley Tree Cancer Center in Santa Barbara, CA. For online condolences please visit forevermissed. com/carolyn-kyle
Virginia Elaine Stewart Jarvis
2/19/1933 - 5/31/2021
Virginia Elaine Stewart Jarvis, beloved mom and dear friend passed away at age 88 in the comfort of her home in Santa Barbara on May 31, 2021. Born in Stockton, California to Harry and Alyce Stewart on February 19th, 1933, Virginia was raised in Danville, California where she helped to run the family business, The San Ramon Valley Lumber Company. An important part of her adolescence was the study of the violin from which evolved a lifelong love of classical music. Virginia’s education was shaped by attending San Domenico School in San Rafael, California, where she made lifelong friends and later Stanford University where she graduated with degrees in Speech and Drama. She married Charles Henry Jarvis and together they moved to Santa Barbara in 1958 to start their family while Charles practiced law at Schramm & Raddue and later at Jarvis, Hartloff and Simon. Bright, strong, kind, stubborn, opinionated, creative, patient, conservative and open minded, Virginia could be a force as quiet and powerful as the tides. From her parents she inherited a love of people and her distinctive business sense, which blended astuteness and resourcefulness with fairness and a nurturing quality. Her ownership for many years of a small plaza in Sacramento was motivated as much by a desire to give
family businesses a helpful push as it was by the modest profits that resulted. She also keenly watched the markets and invested wisely. But she would say that her greatest investments were always her children, Cynthia and Dow; and her numerous friends to whom she loved to offer guidance, or lend an ear. A voracious reader, her book collection was as much about the books she loved as it was about the books she hoped to share. An enthusiastic planner and organizer of extended family trips, she was also something of a cat whisperer, turning a succession of shy felines into outgoing and gregarious extroverts. Affliction seemed only to make her spirit stronger, intensifying her curiosity, empathy with others and love of life. After the tragic loss of her daughter Cynthia, in December of 1993, Virginia carried on a deep connection to Cynthia’s friends and pursuits, creating an endowment for dance students at the University of Georgia at Athens. For many years, Virginia purposefully kept her advanced stage of emphysema at bay through diligent adherence to a series of dietary and health practices; for she simply had no time to surrender to a disease when there were so many things to accomplish, books to read, friends (young and old) to appreciate and projects to start. Ever the daughter of a lumber yard owner, she lived her life to build with quality and character. Her light continues in those lucky enough to have been graced by her friendship and love. A celebration of Virginia will follow. For information, please contact Tapiola47@gmail.com In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Direct Relief
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obituaries Joan Sawyer Bohn 2/1/1933 - 8/1/2021
Joan Sawyer Bohn, daughter of Charles Francis Sawyer and Lorine Bishop Sawyer was born in Huntington Woods, MI. Her father served as a Colonel in the United States Army. By the age of 23 Joan, along with her older sister Sally had traveled the United States and Europe, living in 38 different locations. She received her Associates Degree from Stephens College, Columbia MO. Joan married David W Bohn in 1956 and lived in San Antonio TX and Pittsburg PA before moving to Santa Barbara, CA. Joan was a devoted wife and mother. She and David raised 3 children Deborah Goetz, Jeffrey Bohn and Lorine Vastola. Joan was a gracious, kind, and supportive friend. She always had a kind and encouraging word to say. She spent time volunteering with the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, Hospice of Santa Barbara, and the Brain Tumor Support Group. Joan and David were longtime, active members of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and enjoyed singing in the choir together. Joan passed peacefully with family at Serenity House. She is survived by her husband David, son Jeffrey and daughter Lorine. Grand children Taylor Schulte, Trevor Goetz, Austin and Alexander Bohn. Great grandchildren Sawyer, Sutton and Cece Schulte. A memorial service will be held Friday August 27, 10:30 am, at St. Andrews
Presbyterian Church with a reception following in fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, or the Serenity House. Joan was dearly loved, admired, and will be greatly missed.
Robert Grant Fowler 10/25/1926 - 7/10/2021
Age 94, of Nashua, NH and Estero, FL, formally of Dedham and Needham, MA, died on July 10, 2021 after a brief illness. Bob was born and raised in Needham, MA where he graduated from Needham High School and played varsity football. Bob served in the United States Navy during WWII and was stationed in the Philippines. After completing military service, Bob returned home to earn a degree from Springfield College. Bob began his career at Liberty Mutual in Boston and relocated to Chicago, IL, where he met and married Rita Nassner, his wife of 67 years. After returning to Massachusetts and settling in Dedham to raise their family, Bob joined the Norfolk & Dedham Group, where he worked for over 35 years and retired as an officer of the company. During his tenure at Norfolk & Dedham, Bob attended Portia Law School (New England School of Law) where he earned his law degree. Bob was a longtime parishioner at the Christ Episcopal Church in Needham, MA, where he
volunteered as treasurer for many years. During winters in Florida, Bob volunteered to assist fellow seniors in filing their tax returns. Bob is survived by his wife Rita, son Paul and Catherine Fowler of North Andover, son Robbie and Peggy Fowler of Santa Barbara, CA, and daughter Shari FowlerHutchinson and Tim Hutchinson of Merrimack, NH. Bob is also survived by 5 grand children Trevor, Jamie, Makenzy, Makayla & Melanie, 2 extended family grandchildren – Warren & Adam, 1 great grandchild – Tatum and 5 extended family great grandchildren – Kenny, Kayla, Madelyn, Kamryn & Tessa. He is predeceased by his sister Freda Nolan, of Needham, MA and his Father – Grant Gilbert and his mother Rachel who immigrated to Needham, MA from New Brunswick, Canada and London, England respectively. Bob enjoyed playing golf and bocce and was an avid Boston sports fan and in particular Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics & Bruins fan. He loved listening to big band and traditional country music and was a voracious reader of American history. Graveside services were private. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that contributions be made to the Christ Episcopal Church Memorial Fund. 1132 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA.
9/5/1952 - 8/5/2021
bara, California. 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.
Paul William Ryan 7/9/1958 - 9/5/2020 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 Bar-
A celebration of life for Paul will be held at Goleta Beach, Area A, 5986 Sandspit Rd., Goleta, from noon until around 6pm on Friday, September 17, 2021. Please RSVP by 8/31/2021 if you’d like to share in the BBQ. BYOB (Beverage of choice). Masks requested if not vaccinated. Email to paula.ryan1632@gmail. com.
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).
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Livin’ That Bike Life Pedaling On with Wheelie Kids and World-Saving Moguls by Indy Staff
t was no accident that bicycles became almost impossible to buy in the early days of the pandemic. Biking was one of the few safe things you could do. Luckily, stocks have been replenished and the enthusiasm for two-wheeling never went away. In fact, the pause gave new trends and new ideas room to grow. In this installment of our annual Wheels Issue, you’ll read about the Lords of Dogtown–like rise of a new sport, the corporate leader of a biking behemoth who has the brains and bankroll to change the world, and a homegrown shop that’s quickly becoming the cultural nexus of a new generation of rider. Enjoy, and please pedal responsibly.
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has burst on the scene in the form of highenergy teenagers swerving through the city on their big-wheeled rides, turning heads with an aggressive style of wheeliepopping bravado and drawing both praise and criticism from residents and officials. You can’t miss them. Since State Street was closed off to car traffic in 2020, they’ve turned the small strip of road in front of the old Macy’s building into an impromptu practice ground. Nobody organized this pop-up wheelie spot; it just happened, with the kids organically taking their place in the center of a bustling downtown. “We’re just trying to have fun,” said Angel Reyes. He’s out on State Street most days with his friends, living the “bike life,” as they call it. It’s early August, and they’re out again, enjoying an early Friday afternoon, soaking up as much summer as possible before school begins. Reyes takes a quick pedal, turning around in front of a couple walking their dog and a family eating ice cream, all watching him intently. He accelerates and hunches down before leaning back, pulling up his front wheel. He finds his balance point, then hops up, taking both feet off the pedals and landing with one foot on his seat, the other raised up behind him. Reyes looks 10 feet tall, holding the pose for a couple of seconds before dropping back down and rolling away with a smile. CONTINUED >
STANDING TALL: Chris Perez and crew pop wheelies at a Santa Barbara City College parking lot.
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His friends all whoop and high-five each other and are soon speeding up for their own tricks, always trying to one-up one another. Javier Rojas, a San Marcos High School student, has been riding for about 10 months, picking up the bike life during the pandemic, like most of the crew. “I was into skating first, but I sprained my ankle,” Rojas said. “I didn’t want to be stuck at home doing nothing, so I took a bike out and I started riding.” Each rider has their own style. Rojas is quiet, but his tricks speak for themselves. He lies back effortlessly, rolls along, and sticks his right leg up over and across the bike’s frame. He points to the camera, making it look too easy. He says riding has introduced him to friends from different schools and neighborhoods he might not have met otherwise. “It’s just really fun, riding out with your friends,” he said. Isaac Molina is the youngest of the crew that day. The 13-year-old is full of energy, riding a bright-yellow SE Flyer peppered with “BIKE LIFE” stickers. He hops on his back pegs, lifting up his front wheel and doing “combos,” switching between his knees and feet on the seat and turning himself into a corkscrew. The kids themselves shrug off the criticism that they are too aggressive or dangerous. “They just get mad ’cause we’re taking over,” Molina said. “We’re just taking over at this point.” This taking-back of spaces is an almost unconscious action by the historically marginalized group against a system that often doesn’t include them in decision-making processes — they are left out of the conversation, so now they’re fighting back by simply existing and being themselves. Santa Barbara’s biking policies are often drafted to meet the needs of businesses and pedestrians; when patio seating popped up on State Street in the place of the traditional bike lanes, cyclists
were pushed to the middle of the road. But business owners and residents complained to City Hall that kids on bikes were disturbing the peace with their one-wheeled antics. During a July 2020 meeting, City Councilmember Mike Jordan called the teens “obnoxious,” claimed that they were “terrorizing” people, and even said that downtown ambassadors should ram a “stick in their spokes” to stop them. City Councilmember Oscar Gutierrez pushed back on Jordan’s comments, reminding the council that a safety task force recently found crime among Santa Barbara youth had dropped “significantly.” “Maybe it’s because they’re biking and staying active and staying out of trouble,” Gutierrez said. “To make comments about having city staff put sticks in their spokes … these are children we’re talking about. I’m not a parent, but I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t want someone, especially an elected official, talking like that about my children.” There have been reports of altercations involving teenagers on bikes, but in many of these cases, the juveniles are actually victims of adult offenders. In the past month alone, two teens have been struck by vehicles, with the drivers fleeing the scene in both cases and later being arrested for hit-and-run. This May, the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition TURN AND BURN: Gonzalo Salgado partnered with SE Bikes controls himself on team rider and Santa his pegs. Barbara native Feliciano
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Herrera to create Wheelie Wednesdays at Santa Barbara City College. Herrera is somewhat of a “godfather” figure to the younger wheelie generation. He started in the late ’80s and early ’90s in California’s thriving BMX scene, but it wasn’t until 2017 that he picked up a bigwheeled SE Bikes Big Ripper — the “grown-up” version of his childhood dream bike, SE’s PK Ripper. “It just changed my life,” he said. Herrera runs a popular Instagram page, @santabarbarasefamilia, with more than 7,500 followers. Through the page, he organizes and promotes community ride-outs, as well as group trips across the state. “I’ve traveled a lot, all through California,” he said. “I’ve ridden bikes through Los Angeles, San Francisco, Stockton, San Diego — I’ve met a lot of cool people.” The rides, and social media, are a way of networking and finding other riders with the same lifestyle. “You meet kids, you meet older people — they all have a different style, all have a different way of looking at it, and it just builds friendships,” Herrera said. For the first couple of years, the participants were mostly his age. “There weren’t too many kids riding,” he said. But something happened during the pandemic. Everything shut down. Maybe the kids were restless; maybe they were looking for an outlet. However it happened, Santa Barbara’s youth started picking up the now ubiquitous, big-wheeled SE bikes. And just as Herrera looked up to “OGs” in bike culture, like his friend Tom Lopez and Santa Barbara bike legend Jesus “Chuy” Reyes — the man locals say used to ride up and down State Street entirely on his back wheel—the new generation looks up to him. At SBCC, in the parking lot across from Ledbetter Beach, the kids are enjoying the open space used by roller skaters, scooter-ers, and now the wheelie riders on Wednesdays.
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company in the United States and a billion-dollar global enterprise. Burke doesn’t just sell bikes; he rides them, pedaling no less than 5,000 miles a year. In fact, he estimates he’s ridden up Santa Barbara’s famously grueling and intoxicatingly scenic Gibraltar Road approximately 50 times now. He’s very precise, however, when it comes to how many times he managed to get to the top before his wife, Tania Burke. Just once. On the Fourth of July this year, the two of them rode their bikes from their home in Montecito past the city’s waterfront and up State Street. “When they took State Street and closed it off to traffic, I think that was a brilliant decision,” Burke said via Zoom. The idea that some people might want to exclude bicycles from the new promenade simply did not compute. “We rode down the street and had a wonderful time doing it,” he said. “There were no problems.” Last month, Burke announced the creation of his new Trek Foundation, which is making substantial donations to two mountain bike trail projects in Santa Barbara County, another one in Ventura, and
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one more in Arizona. The foundation is giving $200,000 to expand the trails crisscrossing the ridiculously scenic Rancho Alegre campgrounds located in the Santa Ynez Valley from three and a half miles to 10. “Ten thousand kids a year from public schools use this site for various reasons,” Burke explained. “I wanted to make mountain biking an option for kids from all walks of life.” To expand beyond the cycling stereotype of affluent white people, Burke has launched a number of scholarship programs to get mountain bikes into the hands of kids of color. Likewise, he’s funding an initiative to open up bike shops in “bicycle deserts” — typically poorer and ethnically identified neighborhoods. Likewise, he’d pledged to train 1,000 people in the art of bicycle repair and sales so they can work in these shops. Closer to Santa Barbara, Burke’s Trek Foundation is donating $100,000 to help restore the six miles of mountain bike trail that snakes up and down the semi-wild hillsides of Elings Park. “This is right in the heart of Santa Barbara. It’s very accessible,” Burke said. “And this is just the start.” And of course, Burke is the Wizard of Oz directly and indirectly responsible for the flotilla of white electric bikes — all rentals — now whizzing up and down State Street. BCycle, the bike-share company that landed the city franchise, is owned by
Trek. The company’s other flagship operation is in Madison, Wisconsin, just spitting distance from the small town of Waterloo, where Trek famously originated in a red barn. Right now, BCycle has 130 pedal-assist e-bikes and 272 docks stationed throughout the City of Santa Barbara. As of July’s end, the company reported, 30,000 bikeshare trips had been taken, 133,000 miles ridden, 5.3 million calories burned, and 125,000 pounds of carbon offset. The extent to which Burke’s electric bikes are providing a meaningful transportation alternative to the automobile, however, has yet to be determined. City traffic engineers caution that the system is still only halfway “cooked.” Another 120 bikes and 228 docks need to be installed before the total system as envisioned is actually in place. Given that BCycle started operation in the teeth of the pandemic and when State Street suddenly went car-free, BCycle’s launch did not go exactly as planned or expected. Adding spice to the company’s arrival was some head-butting with the city’s Historic Landmarks Commission and an appeal to the California Coastal Commission, which BCyle won by a unanimous vote. The real test, traffic planners say, is whether the bikes are embraced by locals, not just tourists and visitors. Right now, the numbers are mixed but appear encouraging. Fifty-eight percent of the rides have been taken by people signing up for monthly or annual memberships, suggesting longer term residency;
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tage-cool. From music to clothes, poppy beats and bright colors are back in style. The same goes for bikes. And nowhere in Santa Barbara — or anywhere on the Central Coast, for that matter — does flashy form meet twowheeled function like it does at the Boom Boom Bike Room.
New Shop Gives Old Mountain Bikes a Second Shot at Life by Tyler Hayden Opened five months ago by De la Vina Street’s new power couple — Alex and Erin Guerena, who own and operate Haven Barber Shop right next door — Boom Boom took the place of Cajun Kitchen after it shut down. The bright-green-blue shop is now filled with beautifully tailored rides and a growing family of friends and customers, two groups that often overlap. Boom Boom’s stock is almost exclusively 1990s-era mountain bikes that Erin tracks down (she refuses to reveal her sources) and that mechanic and day-to-day manager Chris Totten then refurbishes with a signature, head-turning flare. Each build is totally unique, with Chris always happy to work with buyers on exactly what they want. “I’m like a kid in a candy store,”
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he said, motioning to a banana-yellow Specialized on its kickstand and a Klein the color of Nickelodeon Gak mounted on the wall. Boom Boom favors those classic brands, as well as Diamondback, Nishiki, and Bridgestone, and often connects with sellers unaware of the potential gathering dust in their garage. “People think they’re just old, junky bikes,” Erin said. “A lot of the time, it’s your dad’s old bike.” Their customers run the gamut, from weekend warriors to commuters to wheelie kids (see page 21) to those wanting to get down and dirty and enjoy what the mountain bike was designed for. Every week, the shop hosts a trail ride through Elings Park, More Mesa, and Modoc Road that never takes the same route twice. But the real beauty of the Boom Boom Bike Room, explained Alex — a consummate hobbyist who’s also into cars, rode BMX as a kid, and did bike repair work out of his truck during the pandemic to make ends meet — is that it’s open to all and closed to none. “We saw a need for a space like this,” he said, “a space that’s accessible to everyone.” And they’ve succeeded. The intimidation factor — quite high at some other Santa Barbara shops — is nonexistent, with Chris always on offer for guidance and service. “We want to attract anyone who’s ever been turned off by a bike shop, who’s ever been afraid to ask questions,” he said. “Really, we just want to help anyone who wants to have fun on a bike.” As if on cue, one of their customers zipped by on a cherry-red Giant and flashed the three
a smile and a peace sign. The scene reminded Alex and Erin, now expecting their first child, of a moment that helped inspire Boom Boom. They were closing Haven one night and looked up to see a young teen popping a wheelie down De la Vina Street. All on his own without a care in the world. “Just killing it,” Erin remembered. They wanted that vibe for their store. “If you’re curious what we’re all about,” said Alex, “just come on down. We want the family to get bigger and bigger. The more the merrier.”
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There, they can go full speed, trying trick variations they can’t on State Street, without fear of being hassled. Herrera is their unofficial coach and mentor. He calls the boys “mijo” and their female crew member, Leianna, “mija.” He says seeing them out there in their element, having fun and staying out of trouble, makes him proud. “It feels great. I love it,” Herrera said. “It encourages these kids to do something positive. You’re in the street, but you’re not in the street. You’re still out there doing your thing and people are seeing you, and you’re still getting that street credibility, but without the violence.” There are no cit y-sanctioned areas for the wheelie riders, but Herrera is hoping they can change that. “Our goal is to actually get a spot for them locally, here in Santa Barbara,” he said. Herrera also wants to change the way people see the kids and said it hurts when he hears them being judged. ONE OF THE FIRST: SE Bikes team rider Feliciano “It ’s toug h Herrera is a godfather of the fledgling sport. because a lot of these kids are really good kids,” he said. “If you took the chance to see what they’re doing, and the positivity they’re putting into it … they could be doing a lot worse things in their lives right now.” For now, at least on Wednesdays, they have a space to ride. As for the future, Herrera said, the goal is to keep the scene strong. “Keep the ride positive and keep these kids in a positive lane, where n they can do their thing and just enjoy the bike life.”
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42 percent were people taking the white bikes out for single rides, more suggestive of tourists. However one reads such statistics — credit card data indicating home addresses will help paint a clearer picture of who’s riding and who’s not — it’s clear Burke has much bigger plans for the South Coast and BCycle. Burke said his people are “talking” with the City of Goleta and administrators at UCSB about extending the distribution of his BCycle fleet further up the coast. And likewise, he added, they’re also talking ASSISTED PEDAL POWER: BCycle staff and some of their fleet at their Santa Barbara with officials in Montecito, headquarters Carpinteria, and as far south as Ventura. plastic packaging material, a major pivot to alternaFor the time being, it’s all just talk. But the pros- tive fuels — but riding a bike, he insists, makes a big pect of a regionally integrated market of that size difference. If just one percent of American motorconjures images of thousands — not just hundreds ists got out of their cars and onto their bikes, that — of shiny white pedal-assist electric bikes with would reduce carbon emission by 17 times Trek’s wicker baskets suitable for a small dog hanging in total global carbon footprint. To increase its number of riders, Burke said front of the handlebars. In person — to the extent a Zoom conversation Santa Barbara should look to countries like Dencan be said to be “in person” — Burke comes across mark as a model for cycle-friendly changes to bigger than he actually is. He speaks slowly and adopt. “People need to feel safe on the road,” he said. deliberately. There are no dangling modifiers or “It’s pretty simple.” It’s not enough to paint a green thoughts that trail off into the void. He knows what line on the street, he said. There has to be a genuine he intends to say, and he says it clearly. sense of separation between cyclists and cars. This He took over a company started in 1976 by his does not always require massive investments in new father, Richard Burke, at the height of America’s infrastructure; even a lane marked off with plastic road bike Renaissance — inspired by the environ- bollards, he said, will suffice. Over the past 10 years, slightly less than 4 percent mental movement, high gas prices, and a rediscovered love of the great outdoors — to prove high-end, of all Santa Barbara City commuters get to and handcrafted bikes could be made right here in the from work by bike. Although the pandemic has United States. In year one, the company sold 906 witnessed an explosion of interest in cycling — and bikes. Burke’s father would, however, eventually certainly an acute shortage in bicycle inventory—it succeed beyond imagination. remains unclear what long-term difference that will John Burke jumped in at age 24 in 1984, working in make on commuting numbers. The city, however, is sales and service. When he took over in 1997, the com- currently moving forward on several bicycle infrapany had expanded well outside the United States structure projects long in the gestation process. borders and was grossing $300 million a year. Now, If Burke is correct, these could make a difference. Trek is grossing $1 billion and claims 22 percent of The $20 million bike lane linking Las Positas the United States’ market share for bike sales, slightly and Modoc roads with the bike paths that end up at more than Trek’s two closest competitors combined. UCSB should be ready for riders by this December. Along the way, Burke found time to start a bicy- Construction begins next spring on new bike lanes cle advocacy group—PeopleForBikes—that lob- that connect the city’s Westside with its downtown, bies Congress for bicycle infrastructure and rates and likewise with the project extending the Chapala cities on their bike-ability. (Santa Barbara, by the Street bike lane to Alamar Avenue. Work on the way, comes off better than average, but surpris- De la Vina bike lane extension — to Padre Street ingly not by that much.) He’s written three books, —also begins this fall. At that point, the build-iteach detailing a handful of simple-sounding policy and-they-will-come theory can be put to the test in steps to save either the world or the United States. a meaningful way. He briefly toyed with running for president as Given Santa Barbara’s environmental ethos, an independent candidate in 2020 and has been Burke said, the numbers should definitely go up. unstinting in his criticism of Donald Trump’s tax And given the toll global warming has taken on policies. Drop the tax rates, he advocated, but plug Santa Barbara in the past few years, he said the the loopholes so companies like General Electric need for change should be obvious. “Santa Barbara can’t make $12 billion in profit and pay zero taxes. has had a front row seat to the destructive conseBurke is positively evangelical about the immi- quences of climate change,” he said. “And if you’re nent perils posed by climate change; the fire and waiting around for someone else to solve the probbrimstone is here and now. There are many changes lem, you’re not paying attention, and you’re going his company is making to address this—no more to be waiting a long time.” n
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THURSDAY 8/26 8/26-8/28: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill Step into Emerson’s Bar and Grill and witness one of Billie Holiday’s (Karole Foreman) last performances. Songs include “God Bless the Child,”“T’ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do,” “Crazy He Calls Me,” and “Easy Livin’.” The show runs through September 5. 8pm. Solvang Festival Theater, 420 2nd St., Solvang. $35-$50. Adult themes and language. Call (805) 922-8313.
8/26: Virtual Trail Talks: Bicycling with Butterflies Hear and
8/26: Zoom Live Downtown Business Spotlight: Downtown Collectives Join Executive Director of the S.B. Downtown Organization Robin Elander in conversation with Sam Guzmán (Stabiles S.B.) and Mary Beth Larkin and Anna Janelle (Locals’ Collective) in this week’s virtual interview. 3pm. Free.
8/28: Banda Fest 2021 Latinos de Santa Bárbara invites you to dance into the night to music from five bands. Latinos de Santa Bárbara te invita a bailar hasta la noche con la música de cinco bandas. 6pm-1am. Casa de la Raza, 601 E. Montecito St. Pass: $25; VIP pass: $45. Ages 18+. Call (805) 886-2419.
student-directed festival will feature performances on YouTube by University Carillonist Wesley Arai, Gamelan Sinar Surya, Duo Con Fuoco, Professor Scott Marcus, Shashank Aswathanarayana, Daniel Ohara, and CRUSH Duo. Visit the website for the schedule. 1-6pm. Free. Read more on p. 37.
8/28: End of Summer Outdoor Soirée! Wear all white to this outdoor party with food and drink stations and live music from Uncle Monkey, all on the beautiful front lawn and private Sola patio. 5-9pm. University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. $75. Call (805) 966-0853 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
8/28: In-Person and Virtual Workshop: Unraveling Grief: A Workshop to Heal, Transform and Thrive Rev.
Meghan Smith Brooks, author of Unraveling Grief: A Mother’s Spiritual Journey of Healing and Discovery, will lead this workshop for everyone ready to embrace, process, and heal the pain of grief and loss. 10am-1pm. Unity of S.B., 227 E Arrellaga St. $35.
8/28: Santa Ynez Valley Summer Classic Gather with the community to raise funds to support and expand community service projects that will benefit the Santa Ynez Valley and the larger S.B. County region. Enjoy a stellar meal, local wines, a silent and live auction, and live music by Cincopate. 5:30-8:30pm. St. Mark’s-in-the Valley, 2901 Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos. $100 suggested donation (or any amount that works for you). Call (805) 325-9280 or email email@example.com.
Legendary progressive rock icon Alan Parsons will bring sounds from his masterful repertoire to Ojai. Tickets from the previously scheduled event will be honored on this date. Doors: 5pm; show: 7-10pm. Libbey Bowl, 210 S. Signal St., Ojai. GA: $30-$98;
8/28: Isla Vista Summer Outdoor Concert Series Come see bands Fin’s Mellow Company, Extremophiles, The Framers, and Art Official each play a 45-minute set. Bring food and drink (no alcohol or glass containers). 3-7pm. Anisq’Oyo’ Park, 950 Embarcadero Del Mar, Isla Vista. Free. Call (805) 968-2017.
through Thomas Malore’s 15th-century prose tales of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, Merlin, and the Knights of the Round Table. Register to receive a link. Noon-2pm. Free. Call (805) 231-5974 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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invited to enjoy free museum admission during event hours, face painting, activities, and the chance to meet some incredible artists featured in the current museum exhibitions. 2-6pm. The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, 1511-B Mission Dr., Solvang. Free. Call (805) 6881082 or email info@wildling museum.org.
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original rom-com play written by Claudio Hoag McGarry about what happens when a middle-aged woman who has lost her zest for life meets and falls in love with a man of a different culture and half her age while sitting on a park bench in N.Y.C. 3 and 7pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. $15-$20. Call (805) 963-0408.
Dave Koz will be joined by contemporary jazz saxophonists Kirk Whalum, Mindi Abair, and Vincent Ingala. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $105. Call (805) 963-0761 or email email@example.com.
see the highlights from Sara Dykman’s Bicycling with Butterflies, which traces
the author’s 10,201-mile adventure as she followed the eastern population of monarch butterflies from Mexico to Canada and back on a beat-up bicycle in 2017. The book can be checked out from the library. 5:306:30pm. Free. Email amerza@ santabarbaraca.gov.
8/27: Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns Grammy-nominated saxophonist
8/30, 9/1: Arroyo Hondo Preserve Recon-
nect to nature and enjoy the winding trails, creek, trees, and views of the preserve every Monday and Wednesday. Reservations and safety protocols are required. 10am-1pm. Arroyo Hondo Preserve, CA-1, Goleta. Free. Call (805) 966-4520.
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TUESDAY 8/31 8/31: Virtual Workshop: DIY Lavender Dry Shampoo Holistic esthetician Ivy Meyer Smith will
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8/31: Lobero Live Presents: The Milk Carton Kids, Haley Heynderickx Kenneth Pattengale
Webinar: The Art of Doing Science on Merging Neutron Stars Learn
about the merging neutron stars of GW170817 and how that is pushing us closer to answering fundamental questions in astrophysics. Featured panelists are Jennifer Barnes, postdoctoral scholar at Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP); Mansi M. Kasliwal, professor of Astronomy at Caltech; and Leo P. Singer, research astrophysicist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. 5pm. Free. tinyurl.com/
and Joey Ryan (a k a The Milk Carton Kids) will bring their blend of rich vocal harmonies, intricately twinned acoustic guitars, and deadpan banter to S.B. along with folk singer/songwriter Haley Heynderickx, who will open the show. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. Ga: $45-$55; VIP: $106. Call (805) 963-0761. Read more on p. 37.
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8/26: The Good Lion / Granada Theatre Roar & Pour: live music. 6-8pm. 1212 State St. Free. Ages 21+. Call (805) 845-8754.
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Under One Sky August 28-29 | Virtual Event Saturday, August 28 University Carillonist Wesley Arai 1 pm | Live stream from UCSB Storke Tower Daniel Ohara and Shashank Aswathanarayana 3 pm | Virtual Event CRUSH Duo with dancer Ahna Lipchik 5 pm | Virtual Event
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AUGUST 26, 2021
War Over Berlin? S
ixty years ago, August 1961, East Germany began constructing the Berlin Wall that became the most evocative symbol of the Cold War. We did not know how things would end, but I clearly remember how the symbol began in a whirlwind. I was stationed in Germany in 1960-61, an artillery lieutenant in an “Honest John” rocket battalion equipped with nuclear warheads. Our combat mission was to disrupt Warsaw Pact troops if they crossed the inter-German border, but for more than a year, I scarcely imagined war.
The World Was on the Brink 60 Years Ago by Gaines Post Jr. The atmosphere changed in the spring of 1961 as Nikita Khrushchev stepped up Soviet demands for an end to the four-power control over Berlin that dated from 1945. At summit talks with President John F. Kennedy in Vienna in June, the Soviet leader declared he would resolve Berlin’s divided status by December. Having been humiliated by the Bay of Pigs fiasco in April, Kennedy felt “savaged” by his summit adversary, and he came home determined to prepare America for the “cold winter” he promised Khrushchev. Both sides escalated their rhetoric and military preparations in July. Stars and Stripes used the word “crisis,” and letters from home grew anxious. Kennedy spoke to the nation on July 25, comparing West Berlin to Bastogne and announcing he would call up reserves and extend tours of active duty. The Pentagon considered using nuclear weapons to defend West Berlin, from tactical warheads against ground forces to a pre-emptive attack on the Soviet Union. Khrushchev warned that war over Berlin would become a thermonuclear holocaust. East Germany’s main worry was migration; around 30,000 of its citizens fled to the West in July, 32
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Stationed in West Germany, Gaines Post Jr. in a state of suspense during the stand-by alert of August 20, 1961
the highest monthly total since 1953. On August 13, the East German government closed the border between East and West Berlin to keep its own people in, and soon barricades appeared that became a wall. Surprised by these moves that fell short of what his advisers had feared, Kennedy sent a political mission to West Berlin on Saturday the 19th. On the 20th, an American battle group was dispatched by road to West Berlin to reaffirm Western rights of access. With Washington on edge and my battalion on stand-by alert, the battle group warily traversed an armed gauntlet of East German autobahn. The alert on Sunday, August 20, was the first time I thought the Cold War’s worst case might actually happen: A trigger-happy moment in Germany could initiate nuclear war. My platoon sergeant thought so, too, a weathered chain-smoker from Oklahoma who had fought under Patton in France. Many of the battalion’s faces were pale and fixed. I tried to visualize combat, and the prospect of “mating” warheads to rocket motors no longer amused me. The combined kilotonnage of our warheads far exceeded that of the atom bombs dropped on Japan. I was ready to obey orders for war in Germany, little more than 15 years after I had stockpiled cherry bombs in case the Wehrmacht invaded my neighborhood in Madison, Wisconsin. The battle group arrived in Berlin without incident, and we stood down, thankful but subdued. Next morning, the Secretary of the Army said war was now unlikely: “If there were to be war, it would have started yesterday.” That is a bygone yesterday. Today, Germany is united, NATO includes former members of the Warsaw Pact, and our armed forces have been fighting in the Middle East for 20 years.
Gaines Post Jr. is professor emeritus of history, Claremont McKenna College. A graduate of Cornell University, he served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army in Germany and attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar before obtaining his PhD in modern European history at Stanford University. A specialist on modern Germany and the origins of the Second World War, he is the author of Memoirs of a Cold War Son (2000) and Blue Bug, Red Road (2008). He has lived in Santa Barbara since 2018.
Prof. Jim Boles scaled a Hope Ranch cliff to take a measurement of the heat escaping during a spontaneous combustion event in 2006.
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hen smoke issues from the rocky cliffs at Hope Ranch, as it does every few years, the immediate thought is “Volcano!” or, for the cognoscenti, “Solfatara!” Well, both are incorrect, said Jim Boles, a professor emeritus at UC Santa Barbara who specializes in geology. It’s been about 30 million years since Santa Barbara saw any volcano action. The correct answer lies in the folds of uplifted earth visible at the cliffs from the collision of tectonic plates over the eons. Compressed in those layers are the ingredients for spontaneous combustion—iron sulfides and hydrocarbons—when oxygen is added. As the Hope Ranch cliff face slides from time to time, fissures open that expose the iron sulfides to oxygen. In reacting to the oxygen, they give off heat. And if hydrocarbons are present — generally the offshore tars among the layers of uplift that created the cliffs—it can all by Jean Yamamura go poof! Boles’s research found that temperatures as high as 450 degrees Fahrenheit are generated in the oxidation process, more than enough heat to cause the tars to combust spontaneously. “If the heat is contained,” Boles said, “temperatures will build, and things will catch on fire.” Usually, persistent puffs of white smoke rise from the cliff, but in mid-July, vegetation caught fire, too, throwing billows of black smoke above the beach. The same chemical reaction happens on the surface of the earth all the time, he said, but because the iron sulfide is not contained, the heat doesn’t build up. There’s no fire. He compared it to a compost pile. “Things can get really hot inside a compost pile, which is an oxidation reaction,” he said. “But it’s surrounded by a pile of stuff ” and wouldn’t catch fire unless a crack fell open to let oxygen inside. “Friction has absolutely nothing to do with it,” he cautioned. “A lot of people think the landslide is related to spontaneous combustion.” What the landslide does is expose the iron sulfides to oxygen, generating heat and smoke in the presence of hydrocarbons, he summarized. Boles, who retired in 2008, recalled his expeditions to Hope Ranch’s smoky cliffs. “Yes, the fire department wanted us down off of there,” Boles said, chuckling. “We told them, ‘We’re geologists. This is what we do.’ ” n
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eek zero of the high school football season is behind us, and beyond the results on the scoreboard, the pageantry, tradition, and excitement of a new season were on full display. That was especially apparent last Friday at Peabody Stadium, where the crowd packed into the Santa Barbara High School stands and created a festive atmosphere that was nearly two years in the making.
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The Santa Barbara offense sputtered and only mustered 89 yards for the game. The Dons didn’t manage a first down until the 5:46 mark of the second quarter, and Renteria tossed a costly interception on his second throw. But more importantly, Renteria didn’t quit, cower, or retreat. He kept battling and improved as the game went on. For a sophomore with the weight of the world on his shoulders, that makes for a solid debut. “We learned a lot,” Stone said. “There is some accountability that these kids need to have. When you’re on the field, it’s time to get the job done, and we did not do that tonight.” The Dons will have an opportunity to pick up their first win when they travel to Thousand Oaks on Friday. The Lancers defeated Westlake 10-7 in their season opener, and while they don’t figure to be as tough as Saugus, Santa Barbara is in for another early-season test.
Despite Season-Opening Loss, Dons Are Happy to Play for a Crowd by Victor Bryant “I think the best thing about tonight was seeing everybody here watching our football game,” said coach J.T. Stone. “Unfortunately, we didn’t come out with a win, but the atmosphere was great. This was definitely needed for the soul.” Despite the boost of an enthusiastic home crowd, the Dons were no match for visiting Saugus in its season opener. The Centurions had the edge in experience, discipline, and confidence coming off of an undefeated spring season and punishing Santa Barbara for every mistake. “Santa Barbara was a worthy opponent, but honestly, it’s just about us executing our stuff,” said Saugus head coach Jason Bornn. “If we do what we’re supposed to do when we’re supposed to do it, it really doesn’t matter what the other team does.” Bornn’s confidence was warranted, as his team executed in crucial moments to secure the victory. In the midst of the loss, all eyes were on Santa Barbara sophomore quarterback Abel Renteria, who has the unenviable task of replacing Deacon Hill, a hometown star now working his way up the quarterback pecking order at the University of Wisconsin. Hill brought Santa Barbara to the cusp of a CIF Championship in 2019, but that’s not the only legacy Renteria must contend with. His father, Alfonso “Poncho” Renteria, was the last quarterback to lead the Dons to a CIF Southern Section championship in 1989.
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San Marcos Wins in Molina’s Debut Prior to the season, Ralph Molina made a bold declaration for a coach taking over a football team that hasn’t made the playoffs in 16 years. “This is our year,” he said. It’s clear that Molina views San Marcos’s demotion from the Channel League to the newly formed Pacific View League as an opportunity. The team backed up his confidence in its season opener with a 25-14 victory over Morro Bay. There is considerable talent on the San Marcos roster with the return of Lance Bermudes and Jackson Murillo as well as the emergence of playmakers like Andre McCullough and Benji Rodriguez. With Molina in the fold and his track record as a motivator and defensive tactician, it’s unlikely that we see the same old San Marcos football team this season. “I was born and raised here, and I remember the days when San Marcos had a good football program,” Molina said. “We’re just trying to get back to that mentality.” The Royals will travel to Santa Maria Friday in search of their first 2-0 start since 2013. n
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AUGUST 26, 2021
Sabor de Paulita’s Salsas
want my own Munoz printed the labels business. I want and packaged the salsas my own busiby hand, and she still ness. I want my does, though she’s now own business,” Paula working out of a commercial kitchen on Aero Munoz recalls telling Camino in Goleta with a her boyfriend a while back, before the Santa large immersion blender Barbara native created rather than with a simple her own line of salsas. blender in her own home. “And then it just hapHer first sale was in pened. I wanted to get July 2020, and Sabor de into stores as soon as Paulita is now on the shelves of Tri-County and possible. I don’t play games.” Chapala Market, both on Today, Munoz says Milpas Street; Gladden that her Sabor de Pau& Sons in Goleta; Santa lita creations are the Barbara Hives in Carpinmost popular salsas at teria; and Valley Fresh in Tri-County Produce, Solvang, with occasional appearance at the pop-up just one of the five Mujeres Market. Munoz retail outlets where is also working on a hot her five flavors are sauce, would one day currently sold. That’s quite quick success for like to try making her a business that only mother’s red tomato started a year ago out salsa, and is eyeing more of the cards dealt by retail stores every day COVID-19. — restaurant accounts Before the pandon’t interest her—with SALSA QUEEN: Paula Munoz produces five flavors of salsa under her brand Sabor de Paulita, from the peppery verde and smoky quemada to the fiery dreams of one day selldemic began, Munoz ghost pepper. had been laid off from ing the brand to a larger her job, the latest in company. Earlier this month, a string of unsatisfying positions that she I met with Munoz at El BY MAT T KET TMANN waded through after Zarape on San Andres graduating from Santa Barbara High. So she went back “That’s how my quemada came about: getting out of Street, which is owned by her uncle Raul Gil. Over a to school at 26 years old, studying biomedical sciences my comfort zone and trying something new,” she said. cold bottle of Coca-Cola and a bag of chips from Triat SBCC with plans to go into dental hygiene. But she Her father, who works in logistics for the County of County, I found her salsas addictively distinct. There really wasn’t interested in working for other people Santa Barbara, shared the salsas with coworkers, who was a compelling remnant of Indian spices in both the anymore, and school fired up a strong spirit to do her quickly approved. mild and medium verdes—which recalled that culture’s Munoz steadily expanded the flavors, using chicken fresh, peppery, slightly herbal green chutney — and own thing. “I saw my potential, and it gave me motivation to do broth in the verdes, figuring out how to retain the spicy the medium quemada, which had a faint masala vibe. my own thing,” she said of attending SBCC. “I started heat of the ghost peppers, and sourcing in bulk, both dried Though excellent just with chips, they’d be great as meat chiles from Los Angeles markets and produce, namely marinades or as toppings for eggs and even fish. to believe in myself more and more.” Then came the coronavirus, pushing school online tomatillos and onions, from Sunrise Organics in Solvang. The ghost pepper flavor, meanwhile, was more about and closing the senior care facility that took care of direct heat, ideal for tacos, pizza slices, soups, or her grandfather Jose, a former Jordano’s employee anything needing a fiery boost. The spice wasn’t who is originally from Aguascalientes, Mexico. overpowering like that notorious chile variety Munoz offered to watch him during the week implies, but I was tearing up, sweating from my while taking chemistry and other classes virtually. brow, and wishing I had more Coke after mowing through a dozen or so chips dripping with the “I just got so bored,” said Munoz, who focused attention on her meals, among other daily chores. orange salsa. “I wanted to make something for my chicken.” Munoz’s grandpa is now back under professional She was comfortable in the kitchen, but she care, giving her more time to focus on Sabor de Paushied away from the range of chiles and process lita. “It was a really hard year to see him go through required to make salsa. “I never knew how to those things,” she said. “But I’m kinda sad now that cook salsas,” said Munoz, who grew up eating a it’s over.” tomato-based one made by her mother. “I was She plans to continue her biomedical studies this always so intimidated.” fall at SBCC and credits her return to education for She dove in anyway, working on her first queeverything. “If it wasn’t for school,” she explained, mada recipe for months, roasting the tomatillos “there was no way I’d start my own business.” and other ingredients to gain that smoky kick, which is amplified by the inclusion of beef broth. See sabordepaulita.com. PAULA MUNOZ
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UCSB SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL GOES VIRTUAL
HAVE YOU SEEN THEM?: Milk Carton Kids Joey Ryan (left) and Kenneth Pattengale return to the Lobero on August 31. CELLO POWER: The CRUSH duo of Katrina Agate (left) and Chenoa Orme-Stone performs on Saturday, August 28, at 5 p.m. with dancer Ahna Lipchik.
More broadly, with an eye to her own future, Jones relates to the DIY organizing impulse inspiring Llach’s initial creation of the festival. “I would attach music curation to my own ideals of composition,” she says, “which ultimately is to bring in all of these separate interests and inspirations and weave them into something.” In the case of Under One Sky, she observes that “our own situation with coronavirus actually gave me the most inspiration for the program. I really wanted to focus on the fact that we are all ‘under one sky,’ and no matter how far we stretch, UCSB is still a community. That is the same musically. I really wanted to focus on music from all over the world and how Eastern music intertwines with Western to create our own community.” The festival naturally also extends UCSB’s vibrant online concert life in the past year-plus, dispersed on its YouTube channel (youtube.com/c/UCSantaBarbara DepartmentofMusic) — also home to this weekend’s festival).
Frustrating as the lack of live music is for audiences, Jones suggests that “the largest toll this takes is actually on the performers. Live music pushes performers to their best and helps raise them to a performance mindset that just does not exist in the virtual world.” “At the same time, virtual performances have opened so many opportunities for the festival,” she adds. “We now do not have to focus on performers who are right here in California and can bring in anyone from across the world. The same goes for our audience. A virtual festival opens up the possibility for the entire world to see our performers. With UCSB being so scattered throughout the world, we all can now enjoy this festival no matter where we are.” Locally speaking, those yearning for a real time/real space experience can bring folding chairs to the lawn below Storke Tower, before retreating to our screens of choice for the rest of the fest. —Josef Woodard
ARMENIAN SONGS FOR CHILDREN Isabel Bayrakdarian’s richly textured voice has been heard in opera, on movie soundtracks, and in recordings featuring Latin American songs. On her new album, Armenian Songs for Children, the soprano — and UCSB associate professor of voice — does much more than demonstrate her musical versatility. With 29 tracks, she takes listeners on a pilgrimage that covers the musical heritage and lived experiences of the Armenian people, including the collective trauma of the 1915-17 genocide. The selected pieces come from various origins (even from historic villages long abandoned) and draw
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s Delta-variant-inflamed pandemic conditions ratchet up angst surrounding live music’s return, at least one upcoming concert will be a model of distancing. On Saturday, August 28, at 1 p.m., UCSB carillonist Wesley Arai will take the “stage” of his lofty instrument, 175 feet above the scattered audience below, from high atop Storke Tower. Welcome to the COVID-time realities of the sixth annual UCSB Summer Music Festival. Like the fifth annual, it will be almost entirely virtual, but despite this, it remains a valuable asset to the local “serious” music calendar—especially during August’s otherwise sparse offerings. Founded in 2016 by enterprising UCSB alum Federico Llach, the festival serves up a willfully diverse range of sounds, including new music, varied global idioms, experimental and traditional classical sounds, and more. Many artists have links to UCSB and beyond. This untraditional tradition continues Saturday-Sunday, August 28-29, with a program including the double-cello CRUSH duo of Chenoa Orme-Stone and Katrina Agate, Daniel Ohara and Shashank Aswathanarayana, Duo Con Fuoco, and Gamelan Sinar Surya, as well as Professor Scott Marcus joining Aswathanarayana for a performance. This year, directorial reins were handed to Alexandra Jones, who recently completed her first year as a graduate composition student. Jones quickly found herself grappling with inherent challenges in creating a festival online. But, she comments, “At the end of the day, the show must go on. At UCSB, it really seems like there is nothing that can get in the way of these musicians. Musicians everywhere have easily transitioned into being more online and have been ingenious in discovering new ways to get their music out to audiences.”
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from different themes which Bayrakdarian skillfully evokes. In “The Little Wooden Horse” by Gomidas Vartabed, Bayrakdarian shapes her voice to the sprightly onomatopoeia of a child riding a toy horse, and in the “Cradle Song Lullaby from Ani” (unknown traditional), her mellow phrasing provides the gentle force that rocks the child’s cradle. Accompanists Ellie Choate on harp, Ruben Harutyunyan on duduk, and Ray Furuta on flute all provide expressive and compelling sounds that both supplement Bayrakdarian and stand on their own. —Nicholas Liu
FOLK KIDS ON MILK “Getting back feels great because it’s been so long for everybody,” says Milk Carton Kid Joey Ryan, reflecting on the past year. For all artists, not being able to play live shows has been especially hard when their main passion is bringing people together. Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale are the Milk Carton Kids, a neo-traditional folk duo from Los Angeles. Known for their harmonies and rootsy songwriting, they are also now known by their fans for their comedic, deadpan banter onstage. This is something they have been able to teach aspiring musicians who attend their songwriting camp, called Sad Songs, where they enjoy imparting the knowledge they’ve gained over the years. “It’s been incredibly rewarding teaching at this camp because our regular job is: We get onstage and everyone else has to shut up and only we get a microphone. And you literally turn off every other light in the room except for a bright spotlight shining on us,” Ryan explains. “This camp is the opposite of that. All of the focus is on the students and their process, their songwriting, and their singing. All of the energy is going the other way. For once we’re not the center of attention, and that’s good.” The Milk Carton Kids are also excited to be able to bond with others while on tour. “When you tour with somebody new, you develop this unique friendship or bond. I have really good friends that I’ve only ever spent 10 days with. It’s this intense experience, and you feel like you’ve known them longer than you have.” One of their new touring friends will be Haley Heynderickx, whom they will be playing with Tuesday, August 31, at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara. “Touring with Haley was just a matter of us being fans of hers and getting connected in that way. Also, we feel a real connection to the Lobero Theatre. We come back as much as possible, and Santa Barbara is one of the places we’ve been playing the longest.” —Kat Sophia
The Milk Carton Kids and Haley Heynderickx play Tuesday, August 31, at the Lobero Theatre (33 E. Canon Perdido St.). See lobero.org.
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HERO’S JOURNEY: Not Going Quietly follows health-care activist and young father Ady Barkan as he’s launched into the national spotlight while coping with a debilitating neurological illness.
NOT GOING QUIETLY DEBUTS IN S.B.
anta Barbara activist Ady Barkan held a hometown screening at the Metropolitan Fiesta 5 Theatre on Sunday, August 22, for the documentary Not Going Quietly, a cohesive tale of his diagnosis with ALS, his subsequent loss of many major motor functions, and his fight for universal health care throughout the country. Following the screening, Barkan shared his gratitude for his caregivers, not only for their personal sacrifices, but for also being a constant support in his life. “You make my life possible,” Barkan said through his computerized voice box—the documentary details the slow deterioration and eventual loss of his natural voice. The film itself was a tale of two concurrent journeys: Barkan being launched into the spotlight after confronting an Arizona senator and becoming a bird-dogging political activist, and his trials of coping with a debilitating neurological illness as a young father. The documentary starts shortly after Barkan’s diagnosis and some time before his viral confrontation with former Arizona senator Jeff Flake, who Barkan famously pleaded with to save his life and “be a hero.” That specific line launched a movement headed by Barkan and his associate Liz Jaff, who is heavily featured in the documentary as Barkan’s activist partner-in-crime. Barkan and Jaff created the Be a Hero campaign together before setting off on the Summer of Heroes road trip in 2018, which the documentary follows. The expedition involved Barkan, Jaff, and a group of activists traveling through 22 states in 40 days to confront members of Congress about their positions on preserving provisions for preexisting conditions in the Affordable Care Act. The documentary’s producer Amanda Roddy and Barkan’s wife, Rachael King, who is also an author and professor of English at UCSB, also attended and said a few words following the screening, echoing Barkan’s statements of gratitude for caregivers and emphasizing that activism can lead to real-life changes. “Anyone can get involved in the election process to some extent,” King said. Roddy said Jaff initially reached out to her and to the film’s director, Nicholas Bruckman, about Barkan. However, it wasn’t until Roddy and Bruckman, along with their New York–based production company People’s Television, created Dear Carl, a short film summarizing Barkan’s struggle with the health-care system, that they decided to do a full documentary on Barkan. “We’re grateful he took the journey he did,” Roddy said. More screenings for the documentary Not Going Quietly will be held across the country in the next few months, and a calendar of those screenings can be found on notgoingquietlyfilm.com.
DOCUMENTARY FOLLOWS ACTIVIST ADY BARKAN’S JOURNEY AFTER ALS DIAGNOSIS
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Leonard Cohen poem, “I Can’t Break the Code,” serves as the inspiration for local artist Claudia Hoag McGarry’s new production, Breaking the Code. McGarry wrote the play a year ago, but it was postponed due to the pandemic. Partnering with director Jordana Lawrence, McGarry is thrilled to see her first romantic comedy take the stage in Santa Barbara and Ventura in late August. “Each person in this story has a code by which they are living but are also having a hard time breaking through to move forward,” McGarry explained. The play tells the story of Christy Pastence, a widow and playwright nearing 50 and living in New York City. When she meets a young Pakistani-American man, their Central Park bench conversation leads to romance. Complications arise as her younger sister lands on her doorstep in need of a place to live and a sense of peace while wrestling with questions of her husband’s mysterious death. Supporting characters, including Christy’s 30-year-old daughter, bring their own humor and eccentricities to the uplifting story. “I wanted to write something family-centered, poetic, and both multigenerational and multicultural,” McGarry said. McGarry has written three novels and more than 20 screenplays, features, and television pilots. Little details from McGarry’s life experiences filter into the play, coloring it with authenticity. “I taught in a community college for over 30 years and had students from so many varied countries and backgrounds. I knew that experience might serve me well in my effort to give a voice to my lead character who is from Pakistan,” McGarry said. “And I am an older woman, so the idea of having a leading lady who is middleaged or older appealed to me.” Ashley Jones and McGarry’s husband, Paul McGarry, are behind the music, and the cast features all local actors. “I am just really grateful I can do this now that I have the time. I love every minute of it,” McGarry said. Breaking the Code will be performed at Center Stage Theater on Saturday, August 28, at 3 and 7 p.m. and at the Namba Theater for Performing Arts in Ventura on Sunday, August 29, at 3 p.m. See centerstagetheater.org and nambaarts.com. —Rebecca Horrigan
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ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): Aries mythologist Joseph Campbell
advised us to love our fate. He said we should tell ourselves, “Whatever my fate is, this is what I need.” Even if an event seems inconvenient or disruptive, we treat it as an opportunity, as an interesting challenge. “If you bring love to that moment, not discouragement,” Campbell said, “you will find the strength.” Campbell concludes that any detour or disarray you can learn from “is an improvement in your character, your stature, and your life. What a privilege!” Few signs of the zodiac are inclined to enthusiastically adopt such an approach, but you Aries folks are most likely to do so. Now is an especially favorable time to use it.
TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): The brilliant Taurus dancer and choreographer Martha Graham spoke of “a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action,” adding that “there is only one of you in all time.” She added, “It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.” But even if you do this very well, Graham said, you will nevertheless always feel “a divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest” that will fuel you. This is the perfect message for you Tauruses to embrace in the coming weeks.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): There’s growing scientific evidence
that we make ourselves stupid by complaining too much — or even by listening to other people complain a lot. Excessive negative thoughts drain energy from our hippocampus, a part of our brain that’s essential to problem-solving. This doesn’t mean, of course, that we should avoid dealing with difficult issues. But it does suggest we should be discerning about how many disturbing and depressing ideas we entertain. According to my reading of the omens, all this will be especially useful advice for you in the coming weeks.
(June 21-July 22): Your brain contains one hundred
billion nerve cells. Each cell has the potential to be linked with tens of thousands of others. And they are always busy. Typically, your gray matter makes a million new connections every second. But I suspect your number of connections will increase even beyond that in the coming weeks. Your most complex organ will be working with greater intensity than usual. Will that be a bad thing or a good thing? It depends on whether you formulate an intention to channel your intelligence into wise analysis about important matters — and not waste it in careless fussing about trivial details.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “You should have a sticky soul,” coun-
sels author Elizabeth Berg. “The act of continually taking things in should be as much a part of you as your hair color.” I especially endorse that attitude for you during the next four weeks, Leo. Your task is to make yourself extra magnetic for all the perceptions, experiences, ideas, connections, and resources you need most. By September 23, I suspect you will have gained an infusion of extra ballast and gravitas.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “I sing like the nightingale whose
melody is crowded in the too narrow passage of her throat,” wrote author Virginia Woolf. That was an insulting curse for her to fling at herself. I disapprove of such behavior — especially for you in the coming weeks. If you hope to be in alignment with cosmic rhythms, don’t you dare say nasty things about yourself, even in the privacy of your own thoughts. In fact, please focus on the exact opposite: flinging praise and appreciation and compliments at yourself.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The blogger at www-wlw.tumblr.com
says the following are the top tender actions. (1) Fastening clothes or jewelry for your companion. (2) Letting them rest their head on your shoulder. (3) Idly playing
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with their hands. (4) Brushing a leaf out of their hair. (5) Locking pinkies. (6) Rubbing their back when you embrace. (7) Both of you wearing an item that belongs to the other. Dear Libra, I hope you will employ these tender actions with greater frequency than usual in the coming weeks. Why? In my astrological opinion, it’s a ripe time to boost your Affection Quotient with the allies you care for the most.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Naturalist Henry David Thoreau
wrote in his journal, “I feel slightly complimented when nature condescends to make use of me without my knowledge — as when I help scatter her seeds in my walk — or carry burs and cockles on my clothes from field to field. I feel as though I had done something for the commonweal.” I mention this, Scorpio, because the coming weeks will be an excellent time for you to carry out good deeds and helpful transformations in nature’s behalf. Your ability to collaborate benevolently with plants and animals and elemental forces will be at a peak. So will your knack for creating interesting connections between yourself and all wild things.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You may have never heard of Sagit-
tarian artist Baya Mahieddine (1931-1998). At age 16, she experienced a splash of acclaim with a show in Paris. Famous artists Pablo Picasso, Henry Matisse, and Georges Braque came. They drew inspiration from Mahieddine’s innovative use of color, elements from her Algerian heritage, and her dream-like images. Picasso even invited her to work with him, exulting in the fresh perspectives she ignited. But her art never received the full credit it warranted. In accordance with astrological omens, this horoscope is a small way of providing her with the recognition and appreciation she deserves. It also authorizes you to go out and get the recognition and appreciation you deserve but have not yet fully received.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “Who knows what is unfolding on
the other side of each hour?” asked Capricorn poet Juan Ramón Jiménez (translated by Capricorn poet Robert Bly). “How many times the sunrise was there, behind a mountain. How many times the brilliant cloud piling up far off was already a golden body full of thunder!” Your assignment, Capricorn, is to imagine what is unfolding just beyond your perception and understanding. But here’s the twist: You must steer your mind away from inclinations to indulge in fear. You must imagine that the events in the works are beautiful, interesting, or redemptive. If you’re not willing to do that, skip the exercise altogether.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “Better than any argument is to rise
at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup,” wrote author Wendell Berry. I mostly agree with that sentiment, although I will also put in a good word for certain kinds of arguments. There are moments when it’s crucial for your psychological and spiritual health that you initiate a conversation about delicate issues that might lead to a dispute. However, I don’t think this is one of those times, Aquarius. In my astrological opinion, picking dew-wet red berries is far more sensible than any argument. For further inspiration, read this testimony from actor Natasha Lyonne: “I definitely would rather take a nap than get angry.”
PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): For painter Vincent van Gogh, love wasn’t primarily a sentimental feeling. Nor was it an unfocused generalized wish for health and happiness in those he cared for. Rather, he wrote, “You must love with a high, serious, intimate sympathy, with a will, with intelligence.” His love was alert, acute, active, and energized. It was animated with a determination to be resourceful and ingenious in nurturing the beloved. For van Gogh, love was always in action, forever moving toward ever-fresh engagement. In service to intimacy, he said, “you must always seek to know more thoroughly, better, and more.” I hope you’ll make these meditations a top priority during the next seven weeks.
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EMPLOYMENT criminal history background check. $55,600.00‑$111,300.00. 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 8/31/21, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 22543
RESIDENTIAL & COMMUNITY LIVING Charged with the responsibility of articulating and educating the Housing and Residential Communities on resident policies, procedures and community standards. Develops and implements programs for Lead staff, resident assistants and student‑residents on Residence Hall/Apartment Living community standards. Assists in the investigation, adjudication and general resolution of cases referred to Resident Student Conduct (Housing) and the Office of Judicial Affairs. Maintains and updates the curriculum for HDAE Personal Responsibility and Fire Safety courses. Leads/co‑leads the facilitation of these courses throughout the academic year. Serves as an institutional contact and referral point for students, parents and clients who have questions and concerns regarding the judicial process. Co‑advises and trains the Peer Review Board. Responsible for maintaining the conduct case management database/ system (Advocate). Responsible for the coordination of conduct hearings and restorative justice circles. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working in a confidential environment. Experience adjudicating a student conduct caseload with strict adherence to due process procedures. Outstanding interpersonal skills in working with college students; paraprofessional counseling skills required. Strong analytical and computer skills for the collecting, coding and recording of disciplinary files. Outstanding administrative and organizational skills. Notes: Mandated reporting requirements of Child Abuse. Mandated reporting req of Dependent Adult Abuse. UCSB Campus Security Authority under Clery Act. Satisfactory criminal history background check. $60,125 ‑ $69,750/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 9/7/21, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 22885
UNIVERSITY CENTER Responsible for all aspects of custodial work such as cleaning floors, walls, windows, furniture, restrooms, stairs, ceilings, garbage cans, entryways, and walkways; emptying garbage cans, changing lights, moving equipment, and supplies and arranging furniture. Notes: Satisfactory criminal history background check. May work flexible hours/schedule as necessary, including nights and weekends. $20.14/hr ‑ $21.38/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
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veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 9/2/21, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 22633
DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR, DONOR RELATIONS & ANNUAL GIVING
OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT Serves as a key analyst and administrative support for Donor Relations & Stewardship and Central Annual Giving (primarily tele‑fund calling program), including project management; research, analysis and writing in support of a wide variety of donor relations and departmental fundraising initiatives. This position is a shared resource to these two areas at about 60/40 percent with some variants to the percentage time depending on shifting projects and deadlines. The Development Coordinator possesses a diversified set of responsibilities ranging from data management to externally interfacing with donors. The employee is charged with handling recurring DRS and tele‑fund processes such as data pulls for monthly and weekly programs, coding and mailing assembly; responding to the needs and concerns of donors; investigating and solving inquiries from internal staff and stakeholders; coordinating event logistics; managing budget and expenses; and assisting development officers with their travel logistics (as applicable). Reqs: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent skills in analysis, problem‑solving, working with detail while applying and understanding broader contexts as they affect a diverse customer base: faculty, staff, students, and donors. Ability to interpret policies and procedures and accurately communicate them to others. Strong customer service skills and familiarity with UC payroll and budget processes. Demonstrated experience in the maintenance of databases, expertise in the use of Word, Excel, and other office software and/or web‑based applications. Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines with a high level of initiative, creativity and energy. $24.62 ‑ $25.86/hr. Notes: Satisfactory criminal history background check. Ability to work some weekends and evenings. Once the pandemic restrictions are lifted, the position will be required to work on campus. 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 9/1/21, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 22510
UCSB EXTENSION/PROFESSIONAL AND CONTINUING EDUCATION Monitors, and tracks all financial transactions for UNEX, including payroll, staffing, travel, and entertainment, account receivable, and payable. Processes daily credit card reconciliations, monthly reviews, and reconciliation of ledgers, and 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,
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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 critical attention to detail. 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 a large institution with at least 5 years or equivalent educational background in accounting and fiscal management. At least 1‑year supervisory experience. 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
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: Reqs: 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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 08/29/21, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 22505.
INTAKE ADVISOR/ADMIN ASSISTANT
OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Generates initial I‑20’s in the International Student & Scholar Management system, providing general immigration advice, explaining UCSB policies, answering phones, scheduling appointments, and responding to inquiries. Processes basic updates to international student records and providing updated I‑20 documents to students. Manages a large system of confidential immigration files. Prepares a variety of official letters and documents. Triages documents submitted to the front desk and process documents relating to travel or updates to certificate of eligibility. Determines urgency of student inquires and directs the student to appropriate advisor. Supports the Employment Based Visa team with file maintenance, posting notices, and distribution of immigration paperwork to departments and scholars. Reqs: Experience working in a fast‑paced office environment, possess strong communication, organizational and record‑keeping skills and have the ability to learn a large volume of information quickly and communicate information to our clientele. Time‑management and multitasking skills. Experience with PC or Mac computer and database programs. Detail‑oriented and able to work independently. Notes: Satisfactory criminal history background check. Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. in order to be authorized to use the Department of Homeland Security SEVIS database. May be called upon to work occasional nights and weekends. $24.61/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 # 22806
KCSB RADIO ENGINEER
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 the 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
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 leave 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. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 22360
LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE
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/
out patients, 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 the 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
STUDENT HEALTH Responsible for gathering data, making hypotheses, identifying problems, implementing management plans, and evaluating results of interventions both independently and collaboratively. The APP integrates health maintenance, disease prevention, physical diagnosis, and treatment of common episodic and chronic problems in primary care with equal emphasis on health teaching and disease management. Reqs: BRN and current RN and Nurse Practitioner license, CA Furnishing license (DEA registration schedules 2‑5). Notes: Credentials verification for clinical practitioners. Mandated reporting requirements of Child and Dependent Adult Abuse. Satisfactory criminal history background check. To comply with Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Health Officer Order, this position must provide evidence of annual influenza vaccination, or wear a surgical mask while working in patient care areas during the influenza season. Any HIPAA or FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action. This is an 11 month, per year position with 4 weeks of furlough that must be taken during quarter breaks or during the summer. Salary commensurate with experience and licensure. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by
law. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb. edu Job # 21938
UCSB CAMPUS STORE Provides direct staff assistance to the Director, Associate Director and Assistant Director as well as administrative support to a $10M retail Auxiliary department. The Campus Store has a staff of 18 FTE and 70‑80 part time student employees. The position also acts as the gatekeeper of the Campus Store Administration office with direct responsibility for Employment and Personnel, Payroll, Office Management and Staffing and Training, and Administrative Support to the Campus Store Director. Reqs: Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns. Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff verbally and in writing. Solid organizational skills and ability to multi‑task in a high‑volume environment with demanding timeframes. Ability to function effectively as a member of a team. Ability to adapt to changing priorities. Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality. Notes: must be able to work some evenings and weekends and be a keyholder for opening and closing shifts. Satisfactory criminal history background check. $24.61‑ $28.90/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 9/2/21, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 22611
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 9/1/21, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 21677
POLICE DEPARTMENT RECORDS SUPERVISOR
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
EMPLOYMENT 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 field 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. Demonstrated ability to identify research, analyze, interpret, and conduct complete 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‑$41.33/ 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. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 21765
identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply by 9/7/21, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 22973
RESIDENTIAL OPERATIONS ‑ HOUSEKEEPING Responsible for completing job duties that demonstrate support for the Operations Team. Initiates communication directly with co‑workers and or supervisor to improve and clarify the working relationship, identifying problems and concerns, and seeking a resolution to work‑related conflicts. Completes custodial tasks within an assigned area such as, but is not limited to: cleans and sanitizes restrooms, hallways, stairways, lounges, public areas, office spaces, and building entrances. Replenish restroom supplies. Disposes of trash may be required to drive a motorized vehicle with a trailer to move trash. Utilizes cleaning equipment to perform cleaning duties such as squirt bottles, dusters, mops, vacuums, broom, power floor buffers, mop buck/ringer, hot water carpet extractor, steam cleaner, wet/ dry vacuum, doodlebugs, powered wall cleaning machine. Reqs: working knowledge and experience in utilizing the following equipment: vacuums, conventional and high‑speed buffers, extractors, and related custodial equipment desirable. Will train on all equipment and chemicals used. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others as a team. Must have effective communication skills. Ability to interact as a team member with sensitivity towards a multicultural work environment. Notes: satisfactory criminal history background check. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license. May be required to work schedules other than the assigned schedule to meet the operational needs of the unit. $21.38/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 9/7/21, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #22863
TRANSFER STUDENT CENTER PROGRAMS ASSISTANT
LETTERS AND SCIENCE ACADEMIC ADVISING Assists in the coordination of Transfer Student Center programs, workshops, and activities, including the development of new projects and programs. Corresponds with campus partners (ie: EOP, EP, CLAS, Summer Sessions) and students who utilize Center services; assists in managing student questions and concerns; and contributes to the welcoming and supportive culture of the Center. Reqs: Strong verbal and written communication skills. Attention to detail. Ability to manage workload, prioritize tasks and work on multiple projects under the pressure of tight timelines. Able to work independently and as a member of a team. Knowledge of google suite: email, calendar, forms and sheets. Ability to work with frequent interruptions. Ability to respond and have frequent communication, in person and virtually, with Center stakeholders: Students, parents, administrators, prospective students etc. Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check. $24.61‑$25.16/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
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any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 18081
SR CUSTODIAN UCSB
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT Under the supervision of the Custodial Principal Supervisor, performs a wide variety of cleaning tasks and is responsible for minor maintenance and storage of equipment. Required to comply with the Physical Facilities Safety Program. Reqs: Ability to use and care for janitorial supplies and equipment. Able to observe and use safe working conditions. Ability to understand and apply University and Department policies and procedures to specific situations. Ability to exercise sound judgment in solving problems. Ability to accomplish work within deadlines; may handle more than one project at a time. Able to work effectively in a team environment and needs to receive and follow instructions from supervisors. Desirable Qualifications: At least 1 year of custodial experience or combination of experience, training, and education, preferably in a school or business setting. Ability to communicate orally and in writing in English. Basic skills and knowledge of computer usage. 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. May be required to wear a UCSB‑provided uniform. $19.18 ‑ $22.68/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
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM COORDINATOR
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 of 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. 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
LEGAL NOTICESTO PLACE EMAIL NOTICE TO LEGALS@ INDEPENDENT.COM ADMINISTER OF ESTATE NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: GUILLERMO FELIX GIACHETTI NO: 21PR00349 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of GUILLERMO FELIX GIACHETTI A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: CLAUDIA R. BENVENUTO in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): CLAUDIA R. BENVENUTO be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: on 9/16/2021 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Brian L. Fox, 290 Maple Court, Suite 126 Ventura, CA 93003; (805) 964‑1170. Published Aug 19, 26. Sep 2 2021.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: AFFILIATI INVESTMENTS LLC at 27 W. Anapamu St #248 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Edoras, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by A Limited Liability Company Signed: SONNY PALTA, MANAGER County Clerk of Santa
Barbara County on July 29, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002210. Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: REUNION KITCHEN + DRINK at 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Santa Barbara, CA 93193; La Sirena On East Beach, LLC 4100 MacArthur Blvd., Ste 100 Newport Beach, CA 92660 This business is conducted by An Limited Liability Company Signed: Steven L. Craig, Managing Member County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 20, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of 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: PRESIDIO FENCING CLUB at 1519 Veronica Place Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Timothy Robinson (same address), Leslie Robinson (same address) This business is conducted by An Married Couple Signed: Timothy Robinson County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 15, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002083. Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MISSION CANYON LUTHERIE at 2595 Las Encinas Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Charles W Mitchell (same address) This business is conducted by An Individual Signed: Charles Mitchell County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 29, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002209. Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 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: 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: 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: LUCKY PUPPY OPTICAL at 1114 State St,
Ste 25 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; David Zucker, O.D., A Professional Optometric Corporation 1114 State St Ste 7 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by A Corporation Signed: David Zucker, President County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 04, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002264. Aug 12, 19, 26, Sept 2, 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: WRIGHT DENTAL CO. DENTAL OFFICE OF DR. HOUSTON WRIGHT at 33 West Mission Street, Suite 102 Santa Barbara, CA 93117; Wright Dental Corporation 5632 Cielo Ave Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by A Corporation Signed: Houston Wright County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 30, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002218. Aug 12, 19, 26, Sept 2, 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MISSION LAUNDRY at 1911 De La Vina Street Unit A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Hudson Lane Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by A Corporation Signed: Houston Wright County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 13, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E29. FBN Number: 2021‑0002039. Aug 12, 19, 26, Sept 2, 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: NOSTALGIC METAL at 835 W Valerio St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Karin Beal (same address) This business is conducted by A Individual Signed: Karin Beal County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 03, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by. E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002245. Aug 12, 19, 26, Sept 2, 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CLOUDTRADERS at 1563 Sycamore Canyon Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93108; William P Cottingham (same address) This business is conducted 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: 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
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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: 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: 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: 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: SYV SANDBLASTING at 1684 Laurel Ave Solvang, CA 93463; Kevin S Serritslev (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Kevin Serritslev, Owner Filed with the County Clerk
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of Santa Barbara County on Aug 17, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002392. Published: Aug 26. Sep 2, 9, 16 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ISA BIRD, ISA BIRD DESIGN, ISA EATON DESIGN, ISA HENDRY EATON DESIGN, ISA BIRD LANDSCAPE DESIGN, ISA BIRD LANDSCAPE, ISA BIRD LANDSCAPE DESIGN AND STYLING at 960 Andante Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Isa Bird, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Isa Eaton, Managing Member 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 E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002356. Published: Aug 26. Sep 2, 9, 16 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: 805 UNIVERSITY, 805 U, 805U, 805U BRANDS, 805U CLOTHING
COMPANY, 805U CLOTHING CO., 805U SCREEN PRINTING & EMBROIDERY, 805U LOGISTICS CO., 805U DISTRIBUTION & MANUFACTURING, 805U LICENSING, 805U SOCIAL MEDIA CO., 805U SALES & MARKETING, 805U MANAGEMENT at 920 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; 805 University Enterprises LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Steven Fuentes, Managing Member Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 16, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002376. Published: Aug 26. Sep 2, 9, 16 2021.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: SUREGE ELECTRIC & UDERGROUND UTILITY LOCATING, SUREGE ELECTRIC at 2890 Foxen Canyon Rd. Los Olivos, CA 93441; Sergio Medina (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Sergio Medina, Owner Filed with the 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
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SALAMANDER FABRICATION at 7500 San Julian Rd Lompoc, CA 93436; Isaac W Baer (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Isaac Baer Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 02, 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
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ACHIEVING AWESOME at 5403 Tree Farm Lane, Unit 103 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Hannah M Kafer Jenner (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Hannah Kafer Jenner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 18, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002403. Published: Aug 26. Sep 2, 9, 16 2021.
NOTICE OF CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING (Electronically and Telephonically) September 7, 2021 at 5:30 P.M. Appeal of Public Works Director’s Approval of a Wireless Facility Encroachment Permit in the Public Right-of-Way at 293 Forest Drive ATTENTION: The City Council Meeting will be presented virtually via GoToWebinar. The Governor’s Executive Orders N-29-20 and N-08-21 suspend certain requirements of the Brown Act and authorizes local legislative bodies to hold public meetings via teleconferencing. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Goleta City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider an appeal to the approval of a small cell wireless facility encroachment permit application. The date, time, and location of the City Council public hearing are set forth below. The agenda for the hearing will also be posted on the City website (www.cityofgoleta.org). HEARING DATE/TIME:
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 5:30 P.M.
PLACE: Teleconference Meeting - Given the local, state, and national state of emergency, this meeting will be a teleconferenced meeting (with detailed instructions for participation included on the posted agenda) An application for a small cell wireless facility encroachment permit to install an antenna and associated facilities on a City-owned streetlight located in the public right-of-way in front of 293 Forest Drive, Goleta, California 93117 was approved by the Public Works Director on July 28, 2021 (Goleta Municipal Code, §§ 12.20.080). An appeal to the Public Works Director’s approval of the permit was filed on July 30, 2021. The City Council will conduct a public hearing on the appeal of the Public Works Director’s decision. The City Council’s decision is de novo and will be final. If a person wishes to challenge, in court, any action the City Council may take regarding the subject matter of the public hearing, then that person may be limited to raising only those issues raised at the subject public hearing or in written correspondence timely delivered to the City Clerk at, or prior to, the public hearing. IN LIGHT OF THE CITY’S NEED TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS ELECTRONICALLY AND TELEPHONICALLY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, written comments may be submitted via email to Deborah Lopez, City Clerk e-mail: cityclerkgroup@ cityofgoleta.org or by electronic means during the Public Hearing (date and time noted above), provided they are received prior to the conclusion of the public comment portion of the Public Hearing. Instructions on how to submit written comments during the hearing will be available on the City’s website: https:// www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/news-and-updates/government-meetingagendas-and-videos. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For further information on the permit application being appealed and for inquiries in Spanish, please contact Melissa Angeles, Assistant Engineer, at 805-690-5122 or email@example.com. Staff reports and documents will be posted approximately 72 hours before the hearing on the City’s website at www.cityofgoleta.org. SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION. If you require interpretation services for the hearing, please contact the City Clerk’s office at (805) 961-7505 or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org at least 72 hours prior to the hearing. Please specify the language for which you require interpretation. Notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting helps to ensure that reasonable arrangements can be made to provide accessibility to the hearing. Note: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in the hearing, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 961-7505. Notification at least 72 hours prior to the hearing will enable City staff to make reasonable arrangements. Published Date: Santa Barbara Independent August 26, 2021 46
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: THE LIFE YOU WRITE at 79 Alameda Padre Serra Santa Barbara, CA 93103;Taylor L Ross (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Taylor Ross, Owner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 18, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E28. FBN Number: 2021‑0002401. Published: Aug 26. Sep 2, 9, 16 2021.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CHAPALA UNIT F CO‑OWNERS at 1933 Cliff Drive Ste 26 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Carlo Sarmiento (same address) This business is conducted by an General Partnership Signed: Carlo Sarmiento, General Partner Filed with the 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: 2021‑0002319. Published: Aug 26. Sep 2, 9, 16 2021.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: VIDA CONSULTING SERVICES at 506 Alameda Padre Serra Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Maria (Mari) G Hernandez (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Maria (Mari) Hernandez, Owner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 17, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E35. FBN Number: 2021‑0002389.
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,
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NAME CHANGE 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,
NOTIFICACION DE AUDIENCIA PUBLICA DEL AYUNTAMIENTO (Electrónicamente y Telefónicamente) septiembre de 2021 a las 5:30 P.M. Apelación de la Aprobación de un Permiso de Intrusión por el Director de Obras Públicas para Instalación de un Sitio de Célula Pequeño en 293 Forest Drive ATENCIÓN: La Reunión del Ayuntamiento se presentará virtual a través de GoToWebinar. Las Órdenes Ejecutivas del Gobernador N-29-20 y N-08-21 suspenden ciertos requisitos de la Ley Brown y autorizan a los cuerpos legislativos locales a realizar reuniones públicas a través de teleconferencias. SE DA AVISO que el Ayuntamiento de Goleta llevará a cabo una audiencia pública para considerar una apelación a la aprobación de una solicitud de permiso de intrusión para instalación de un sitio de célula pequeño. La fecha, hora y lugar de la audiencia pública del Ayuntamiento se indican a continuación. La agenda de la audiencia también se publicará en el sitio web de la ciudad (www.cityofgoleta. org).
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 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
FECHA/HORA DE AUDIENCIA: Martes, 7 de septiembre de 2021 a las 5:30 PM APPLICATION OF BIANEY PAG PACHECO TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE LUGAR: Reunión por teleconferencia - Dado el estado de emergencia local, NUMBER: 21CV02113 estatal y nacional, esta reunión será una reunión por teleconferencia (con TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: instrucciones detalladas para la participación incluidas en la agenda publicada) El Director de Obras Públicas aprobó una solicitud para un permiso de invasión para instalación de un sitio de célula pequeño en una farola existente en el derecho de paso público frente a 293 Forest Drive, Goleta, California 93117 el 28 de julio de 2021 (Código Municipal de Goleta, §§ 12.20.080). El 30 de julio de 2021 se presentó una apelación a la aprobación del permiso por parte del Director de Obras Públicas. El Ayuntamiento llevará a cabo una audiencia pública sobre la apelación de la decisión del Director de Obras Públicas. La decisión del Ayuntamiento es de novo y será inapelable. Si una persona desea desafiar, en la corte, cualquier acción que el Ayuntamiento pueda tomar con respecto al tema de la audiencia pública, entonces esa persona será limitada a plantear solo los problemas planteados en la audiencia pública en cuestión o en la correspondencia escrita entregada oportunamente a el secretario de la Ciudad en la audiencia pública o antes. A LUZ DE LA NECESIDAD DE LA CIUDAD DE REALIZAR REUNIONES PÚBLICAS ELECTRÓNICAMENTE Y TELEFÓNICAMENTE DURANTE LA PANDÉMIA DEL COVID-19 , los comentarios por escrito pueden enviarse por correo electrónico a Deborah Lopez, Secretaria de la Ciudad, por correo electrónico a: email@example.com o por medios electrónicos durante la Audiencia Pública (fecha y hora indicadas anteriormente), siempre que se reciban antes de la conclusión de la parte de comentarios públicos de la audiencia pública. Las instrucciones sobre cómo enviar comentarios por escrito durante la audiencia estarán disponibles en el sitio web de la Ciudad: https://www.cityofgoleta.org/iwant-to/news-and-updates/government-meeting-agendas-and-videos . PARA OBTENER INFORMACIÓN ADICIONAL: Para obtener más información sobre la solicitud de permiso que se está apelando y para consultas en español, comuníquese con Melissa Angeles, Ingeniera Asistente, al 805-6905122 o firstname.lastname@example.org . Los informes y documentos del personal se publicarán aproximadamente 72 horas antes de la audiencia en el sitio web de la Ciudad en www.cityofgoleta.org . INTERPRETACIÓN SIMULTÁNEA. Si necesita servicios de interpretación para la audiencia, comuníquese con la oficina del secretario de la Ciudad al (805) 961-7505 o por correo electrónico a: cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta. org al menos de 72 horas antes de la audiencia. Especifique el idioma para el que necesita interpretación. La notificación al menos de 72 horas antes de la reunión ayuda a garantizar que se puedan hacer arreglos razonables para brindar accesibilidad a la audiencia. Nota: De conformidad con la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades, si necesita ayuda para participar en la audiencia, comuníquese con la oficina del secretario de la Ciudad al (805) 961-7505. La notificación al menos de 72 horas antes de la audiencia permitirá al personal de la Ciudad hacer arreglos razonables. Fecha de publicación: Santa Barbara Independent 26 de agosto de 2021
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
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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. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF BRENDAN PIERCE LETT TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 21CV02936 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: BRENDAN PIERCE LETT TO: IBRAHIM ABDUSHAKUUR SIRI 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 08, 2021 10:00 am, Dept 4, Civil, 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 19, 2021. by Donna D. Geck. of the Superior Court. Published. Aug 26. Sep 2, 9, 16 2021.
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 ‑ (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.
NOTICE OF CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING (Electronically and Telephonically) September 7, 2021 at 5:30 P.M. Title 17 (Zoning) Amendments Case No. 21-0001-ORD ATTENTION: Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 dated March 17, 2020 and Executive Order N-08-21 dated June 11, 2021 authorizing local jurisdictions subject to the Brown Act to hold public meetings electronically and telephonically in order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the regular meeting of the City Council on September 7, 2021 will be conducted electronically and telephonically. 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. The City Council will be participating electronically and telephonically and will not be physically present in the Council Chambers. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Goleta City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider adoption of Title 17 Amendments (Case No: 21-0001-ORD). The date, time, and location of the City Council public hearing are set forth below. The agenda for the hearing will also be posted on the City website (www.cityofgoleta.org). HEARING DATE/TIME: PLACE: Teleconferencing:
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 5:30 P.M.
Detailed instructions for participation will be included on the posted agenda
PROJECT LOCATION: The amended regulations would apply citywide, including all areas of the City within the Coastal Zone. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: On March 3, 2020, City Council adopted Title 17 (Zoning) of the Goleta Municipal Code. The proposed amendments to Title 17 include several “clean-up” amendments to Title 17 to address General Plan and State law consistency, remedy issues identified during early implementation, and provide clarity to the regulations adopted. On June 14, 2021, the Planning Commission conducted a public hearing to consider the proposed Ordinance and adopted Resolution 21-06 to recommend to City Council adoption of the proposed Ordinance with one minor revision regarding permitting of canopies associated with solar energy systems. The topics for the proposed amendments include: • General Plan and State law consistency related to Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), Required Parking for Single-Unit Dwellings, and Noticing • Director Determinations • ADU Design and Historic Resources • Telecommunication Facilities • Application Fee Refunds • Zoning Exemptions for ADA Improvements • Permitting of Carports, Gazebos, Canopies, and Pergolas Associated with Solar Energy Systems • Processing of Applications in the Coastal Zone • Additional Definitions • Revised Definitions to Setbacks • Other Clarifying Revisions Environmental Review: This Ordinance is not subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15060(c)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines (Title 14, Chapter 3 of the California Code of Regulations) because the activity is not a project as defined in Section 15378(b)(5) as an organizational or administrative activity by government that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment. The Ordinance is also exempt from CEQA pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines because the activity is covered by the general rule which exempts activities that can be seen with certainty to have no possibility for causing a significant effect on the environment. In addition, Public Resources Code Section 21083.3 and State CEQA Guidelines Section 15183 (Projects Consistent with a Community Plan or Zoning) exempt from further environmental review certain qualifying projects that are consistent with a community plan or zoning. Specifically, where a prior EIR relied upon by the lead agency was prepared for a General Plan meeting the requirements of State CEQA Guidelines Section 15183, any rezoning action consistent with the General Plan shall be treated as an exempt project pursuant to Section 15183 of the CEQA Guidelines. PUBLIC COMMENT: All interested persons are encouraged view the meeting and to provide written and/ or oral comments. All letters/comments should be addressed to City Clerk email@example.com. Letters must be received by City Clerk on or before the date of the hearing or can be submitted at the hearing. IN LIGHT OF THE CITY’S NEED TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS ELECTRONICALLY AND TELEPHONICALLY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, written comments may be submitted via email to Deborah Lopez, City Clerk e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by electronic means during the Public Hearing (date and time noted above), provided they are received prior to the conclusion of the public comment portion of the Public Hearing. Instructions on how to submit written comments during the hearing will be available on the City’s website: https://www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/news-and-updates/government-meeting-agendasand-videos. FOR PROJECT INFORMATION: For further information on the project, contact Andy Newkirk, Senior Planner, at 805-961-7544 or email@example.com. For inquiries in Spanish, please contact Sandra Rodriguez, Management Assistant, at 805-961-7576 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Staff reports and documents will be posted approximately 72 hours before the hearing on the City’s website at www.cityofgoleta.org. SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION. If you require interpretation services for the hearing, please contact the City Clerk’s office at (805) 961-7505 or via email to: email@example.com at least 72 hours prior to the hearing. Please specify the language for which you require interpretation. Notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting helps to ensure that reasonable arrangements can be made to provide accessibility to the hearing. Note: If you challenge the nature of the above action in court, you may be limited to only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice or in written correspondence delivered to the City on or before the date of the hearing (Government Code Section 65009[b]). Note: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in the hearing, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 961-7505. Notification at least 72 hours prior to the hearing will enable City staff to make reasonable arrangements. Publish Date: Santa Barbara Independent, August 26, 2021 INDEPENDENT.COM INDEPENDENT.COM
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