SEPT. 30-OCT. 7, 2021 VOL. 35 • NO. 820
Bringing Back theStage
UCSB Arts & Lectures
Returns to live performances by Charles Donelan
Digging into District 6 Race Adult Vaccines Keep Kids Safe A Happy Harder Stadium
Arts & Lectures’ 2021-2022 Season of World-class Events Kicks off Oct 10 Julián Castro
The Wood Brothers with special guest Kat Wright
Waking Up From My American Dream
Tue, Oct 12 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre
Sun, Oct 10 / 7:30 PM UCSB Campbell Hall Former presidential candidate and U.S. secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro shares insight from his political journey and actionable ways we can effect change.
Dubbed “masters of soulful folk” (Paste), The Wood Brothers are celebrated for their freewheeling musical experimentation, fluid sound and the unparalleled energy of their live performances.
Danish String Quartet The Doppelgänger Project, Part I
Thu, Oct 14 / 7 PM / Rockwood (Includes a reception with the artists)
Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra Fandango at the Wall with the Villalobos Brothers Fri, Oct 15 / 8 PM UCSB Campbell Hall
The Danish String Quartet introduces Doppelgänger, an ambitious four-year project pairing world premieres from four renowned composers with chamber music masterpieces by Schubert. Program:
Schubert: String Quartet in G major, D. 887 Bent Sørensen: Doppelgänger Schubert (arr. Danish String Quartet): Der Doppelgänger
Inspired by the annual Fandango Fronterizo festival at the Tijuana-San Diego border, Fandango at the Wall fuses the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz.
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volume 35, # 820, Sept. 30-Oct. 7, 2021 Editor in Chief Marianne Partridge Publisher Brandi Rivera Executive Editor Nick Welsh Senior Editors Tyler Hayden and Matt Kettmann Associate Editor Jackson Friedman Opinions Editor Jean Yamamura News Reporters Ryan P. Cruz, Jun Starkey Executive Arts Editor Charles Donelan Arts Writer Josef Woodard Calendar Editor Terry Ortega Sports Editor John Zant Sports Writer Victor Bryant Food Writer George Yatchisin Copy Editor Tessa Reeg Creative Director Caitlin Fitch Graphic Designer Ricky Barajas Production Designer Ava Talehakimi Web Content Managers Celina Garcia, Caitlin Kelley Columnists Dennis Allen, Gail Arnold, Sara Caputo, Christine S. Cowles, Roger Durling, Marsha Gray, Betsy J. Green, Jerry Roberts, Starshine Roshell Contributors Rob Brezsny, Melinda Burns, Ben Ciccati, John Dickson, Leslie Dinaberg, Camille Garcia, Keith Hamm, Rebecca Horrigan, Eric HvolbØll, Tom Jacobs, Shannon Kelley, Kevin McKiernan, Carolina Starin, Ethan Stewart, Tom Tomorrow, Maggie Yates Director of Advertising Sarah Sinclair Marketing and Promotions Manager Emily Lee Advertising Representatives Camille Cimini Fruin, Suzanne Cloutier, Remzi Gokmen, Tonea Songer Sales Administrator Graham Brown Accounting Administrator Tobi Feldman Office Manager/Legal Advertising Tanya Spears Guiliacci Distribution Scott Kaufman Editorial Interns Nicholas Liu, Caleb Rodriguez, Kat Sophia Columnist Emeritus Barney Brantingham Photography Editor Emeritus Paul Wellman Founding Staff Emeriti Audrey Berman, George Delmerico, Richard Evans, Laszlo Hodosy Honorary Consigliere Gary J. Hill
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COVER STORY 21 Bringing Back the Stage UCSB Arts & Lectures Returns to Live Performances by Charles Donelan
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S.B. ♥ BURRITO WEEK Running out of rice and beans, lines around the corner, comments from readers of all sorts — by all anecdotal accounts, our first-ever Burrito Week these past seven days was a delicious success. Thanks for participating, and we hope you head back to those participating restaurants throughout the year while preparing for next year’s celebration. (Oh yeah, we’re doing it again for sure.) In the meantime, enjoy these photos from our readers who posted their fave burrito shots to Instagram with the tag #sbindyburritoweek. @crzydreamer [Joni Lynn Photography; jonilynnphoto.com] “Go big or go home. Us ladies know how to do is [sic] up right for #sbindyburritoweek.”
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S.B. Unified’s Employee Vaccine Mandate Meets Some Resistance Protesters Gather as 66 Staff Request Exemption, Five Request Leave or Resignation CAR L PER RY
by Jun Starkey
he Santa Barbara Board of Education gave an update on vaccination and testing among staff and students Tuesday, as protesters gathered once again to condemn the vaccine mandate for employees and a potential mandate for students. Last Thursday, the board mandated vaccines for all district employees, without the alternative option of frequent testing. All employees who have not been vaccinated would need to have their first shot NEW RULES: S.B. Unified School District employees must be fully vaccinated no later than November 1. by October 1. A small group of protesters, including “I do think there is cause for celebration 2,300 students testing for COVID, 11 tested members from Stand Up Santa Ynez Val- of the rise in staff members that are vacci- positive. Out of about 3,300 students, 862 ley, which advertised the protest on social nated,” Board President Kate Ford said. “I have either not responded or not consented media, set up outside the school district continue to be concerned with the sobering to testing. building. Protesters teleconferenced into fact that 26 percent of cases nationally are Many of the same protesters appeared the meeting during public comment, as the young students.” again Tuesday, armed with signs and lawn board room is still closed to the public, and So far this school year, 58 students and chairs, to address the board on the issue of many said this decision would result in a 21 staff in the Santa Barbara Unified School vaccinating students. A petition signed by mass walkout of district employees. District have contracted COVID. 1,400 people, created by Nicholle Montalvo, Following the mandate, the district Among secondary school students, a parent, called the mandate for employees reported Tuesday that 66 employees about 23 percent or more than 2,000 stu- “tyranny” and claimed it was a violation are seeking exemption or deferral from dents have been vaccinated. Though there of the Nuremberg Code. This comparison the mandate, and five employees have currently is no vaccine mandate for stu- has been circulating through social media requested unpaid leave or resignation. Cur- dents, vaccination or a recent negative and has been debunked numerous times. rently, the vaccination rate among employ- COVID test is required for indoor school The Nuremberg Code is a set of research ees is about 89 percent, and 51 employees events such as such as performances or ethics that came after the prosecution of Nazi doctors who experimented on camp said they have or will begin the process of athletics. For elementary school students, of the inmates. Mandating an FDA-approved vacvaccination. CONT’D ON PAGE 10
At-Risk Residents Eligible for COVID Booster Shots
he Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended a booster shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for groups at higher risk of contracting COVID, either due to age, occupational exposure, or underlying medical conditions. As of last Friday, anyone who meets the new CDC guidelines can access this booster dose in locations throughout Santa Barbara County. The CDC’s announcement follows the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authorization of a booster shot earlier last week. According to the CDC, those who should receive the booster at least six months after their second Pfizer dose are anyone 65 or
older, 50-64 with underlying medical conditions, or in long-term care settings. Other groups that could benefit from the booster are people ages 18-49 with underlying medical conditions and people ages 18-64 who are at increased risk for contracting COVID-19, either due to their jobs or personal lives. The updated information from the CDC “allows for people who are at highest risk for COVID-19 to receive a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot to help increase their protection,” wrote Jackie Ruiz, public information officer for the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department. Those who have received a Moderna or
Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine are not eligible to receive a booster under this guidance. “Booster shots will become an important part of our local strategy to protect our most vulnerable community members and end the pandemic. Local pharmacies and health-care providers are prepared to offer booster doses in your community,” said Van Do-Reynoso, County Public Health director. “We want to encourage those who have yet to receive a first-dose vaccine to know that vaccines are still available to you.” For information about the COVID-19 vaccine and countywide availability, visit public —JS healthsbc.org/vaccine or call 2-1-1.
With California’s eviction ban expiring 9/30, S.B. County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program is now accepting applications for residents to receive relief for debt accrued through the pandemic. Run through United Way of S.B. County, the program is open to county households with an annual income at or below 80 percent of the area median income, or those who have experienced a pandemic-related loss of income, or are at risk of homelessness or housing instability. Qualified applicants can receive relief for unpaid rent or utility debt dating back to March 2020. To apply, visit unitedwaysb.org/rent; to check the status of landlord or tenant applications, call (805) 965-8591.
COMMUNITY Women’s March S.B. and Planned Parenthood’s Action Fund will lead a demonstration from De la Guerra Plaza to the County Courthouse on 10/2 at noon to protest the surge of legislation limiting abortion rights across the country. All marchers must be masked and practice social distancing to the greatest extent possible. In lieu of a post-march rally, information from allied groups will be posted on the Women’s March Santa Barbara Facebook page. Full story at independent.com/womens-march-2021. Barney Melekian, S.B.’s interim chief of police, was honored with the 2021 Police Executive Research Forum Leadership Award on 9/22, according to a statement by S.B. Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Ethan Ragsdale. The award is presented by the nonprofit each year to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of law enforcement over the course of their career, Ragsdale said, and those who “exemplify the highest principles and standards of a true leader in policing on a national level.” Full story at independent.com/ melekian-honored. After originally planning to hold the California Avocado Festival in Carpinteria this Saturday with a limited capacity and vaccine verification, the event’s Board of Directors have announced that the festival will be postponed another year due to increased COVID concerns. “This decision was made due to capacity concerns, the changing nature of COVID-19, and to minimize the potential risk to members of our community as well as the several thousand out of town visitors that attend the event each year.” Full story at independent.com/avo-fest-canceled.
GOLETA Goleta City Council voted 9/21 to repair several streets in Goleta, among them the rutted stretch of Cathedral Oaks between Los Carneros and Glen Annie. Deputy Public Works Director James Campero noted the low bidder, Oxnard’s Toro Enterprises, had come in at a price — $5.8 million — that allowed the city to go beyond its original road sections. Now added to the repaving project are Coloma, Evergreen, Forest, and Hillview drives; sections of Calle Real, Glen Annie, Kellogg, and Hollister; and two other parts of Cathedral Oaks. Work should begin in a month or two. CONT’D ON PAGE 10
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Rethinking Juvie by Ryan P. Cruz
ow that the responsibility for housing and treatment of youth in the juvenile justice system has changed hands from the state to the counties, Santa Barbara officials are using the opportunity to reimagine how we look at youth crime and asking for community input on how to improve the system going forward. A year ago, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB Tanja Heitman 283 — which began the closure of the state’s Division of Juvenile Justice by realigning state functions to county governments. The Santa Barbara County Probation Department is leading the charge in the realignment plan for youth offenders who would be at risk of long-term commitments for more serious crimes. Chief Probation Officer Tanja Heitman and the Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council have already begun to make progress, receiving a grant of more than $150,000 that will go toward renovations to the outdoor facilities at the Susan J. Gionfriddo Juvenile Justice Center. The yard is currently asphalt, but plans are in the works to create a multifunctional space that can be used for recreation, exercise, and outdoor group gatherings. The county will be applying for a second grant, Heitman said, and is expected to submit the application by January. The work of the council, and a more focused approach of community outreach, are important to tailoring the plan to the county’s needs, Heitman said. “A lot more community outreach,” she said. This outreach had been through interviews with youth in the programs themselves, surveys with families, and open-forum Zoom sessions to get direct comments from the community. During a virtual listening forum hosted by the Santa Barbara County Probation Department on Friday, September 24, several community members voiced the need for a softer approach with the youth — especially those with serious charges — and a change in the physical spaces of juvenile detention facilities. The realignment block grant applies specifically to the minority of youth that receive a long-term commitment due to the severity or frequency of their crimes — which, in Santa Barbara, is typically fewer than 10 — but community members at the forum advocated a rethinking of juvenile justice in general and the perception of the youth as children in need instead of criminals. “We’re thrilled to have that input,” Heitman said. Rafael Valdovinos, a community advocate and reentry student at Allan Hancock College, spoke about programs he went through
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like the Beyond Incarceration Greater Education (BIGE) Club — which provides a safe space for students impacted by incarceration — and the need for youth offenders to feel like they deserve a chance to do better. Valdovinos said that the kids should be treated as humans, not criminals, with a “person-centered approach” of de-escalation and education. The stark concrete and brick walls, he said, can make the youth feel 10am to hopeless. 10pm “There’s a dehumanizing element to these environments,” he said. “You can tell when you walk into that place, that’s where they’re at. Brick walls almost become like home.” He told of his own experiences with boys’ camps and juvenile detention centers, and the way the space molded the way the youth felt and acted in their environment. “We know exactly how we’re supposed to behave,” Valdovinos said. He supported the idea of changing the physical spaces of the juvenile hall and said it is important for the youth to see green and feel connected. “They need to be reminded that they are still connected to life,” he said. Arturo “Cheech” Raygoza, who is also a member of the BIGE Club, described his own similar experience that he said conditioned the way he thought about himself. “I was 13 years old at Los Prietos; all they taught me was how to be a gangster,” he said. “There was no rehabilitation.” Raygoza said he would like to see more focus on mental health to try to get to the root causes of youth acting out. “Get some mental health in there to ask some of these children, what’s going on? Make the child feel like they’re human.” Santa Barbara Unified School Boardmember and First 5 Executive Director Wendy Sims-Moten said the community input was important to the planning and that a “reimagining” of juvenile justice should include the type of one-on-one outreach Raygoza mentioned. “It is about that one adult to help you be accountable for your own behavior but also to believe in you,” she said. The Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council will meet on Friday to share the input from the forum and again once more in December. n
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cine is not comparable to Nazis experimenting on inmates in a camp, because the COVID vaccine is not experimental. These emotional testimonies carried over into public comment, with members of the public lambasting the board for approving the mandate and accusing boardmembers of POCKET OF PROTEST: Justin Shores addresses the crowd outside the school approving the man- district building Tuesday. date to gain favor from political parties. arms just because they were told to do it.” Justin Shores, who tried and failed to Shores also directed some of his combe elected to the Goleta City Council last ments at Board President Kate Ford. year, accused the board of playing politics. “Kate Ford looks like she just got a “You guys are here to just do what promotion from the Democratic Party you’re told by your party,” Shores said. … Kate Ford, how much did it cost? “They’re gleefully putting shots in people’s Your soul?” n
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The 200-foot-long blades to be attached to 29 wind turbines being built southwest of Lompoc began to arrive 9/24, after permit delays held up transport in August. The project — gestating since 2001 and revived as the Strauss Wind Energy Project in 2016 — could deliver as much as 98.8 megawatts of energy, or electricity for up to 44,000 homes. The 267-foot-tall turbines will sit atop a ridge at the western end of San Miguelito Road. Traffic delays from moving the blades from the Port of Stockton are expected to continue through December.
ENVIRONMENT After enforcing a forest-wide closure of Los Padres National Forest on 8/31 to lower the risk for wildfires in the area, officials announced the campgrounds, roads, and trails are once again open to the public. Restrictions banning wood and charcoal fires will remain in place, though the policy has been 10
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modified to allow the use of portable lanterns and stoves — under the conditions that they are equipped with a shut-off valve and the operators have a valid California Campfire Permit. For more info, visit fs.usda.gov/lpnf. The House of Representatives on 9/24 passed the Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act, legislation led by representatives Salud Carbajal, Judy Chu, Adam Schiff, and Jared Huffman. The act was introduced as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and includes Carbajal’s Central Coast Heritage Protection Act, which would be the first wilderness protection on the Central Coast in 20 years and includes areas in the Los Padres National Forest and the Carrizo Plain National Monument. The legislation now heads to the Senate. S.B. County’s air carried an orange tinge on 9/24 as wind swept smoke high overhead from the Windy Fire in Tulare County, which ordered mandatory evacuations in several communities in the fire’s path. The smoke was high enough to create hazy conditions but not affect ground-level air quality on Friday, said Lyz Bantilan, a spokesperson for the county Air Pollution Control District. The air quality dipped from “good” to “moderate” for a short while on 9/25, as the plume of smoke moved northward. To view S.B. County’s air quality, visit ourair.org/ todays-air-quality.
COURTS & CRIME S.B. police are investigating a 9/22 shooting on S.B.’s Westside that sent a 16-year-old boy to Cottage Hospital’s ER with a gunshot wound in the abdomen, according to a police statement released 9/27. According to police, the victim and another juvenile were walking down the sidewalk in the 1200 block of San Andres Street when a car stopped, and the occupants in the vehicle spoke to the two juveniles. Following a verbal altercation, one of the vehicle’s occupants fired a small-caliber firearm and hit the victim in the abdomen. The suspect is currently at large; police believe this is an isolated incident. n
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BLAST OFF: A rocket carrying the Landsat 9 observing satellite lifted off Monday morning from Vandenberg Space Force Base.
‘New Eyes in the Sky’
Vandenberg’s 2,000th Rocket Launch Blasts Landsat 9 into Orbit by Jean Yamamura ire plumes in California, deforestation in the Congo, drying reservoirs in Utah — images of these events when seen from above are indelible to the mind’s eye, and the photographer capturing these potent pictures since 1972 has been a Landsat observing satellite. The newest version — the Landsat 9 — headed into orbit on Monday at 11:12 a.m. from a fogged-in Vandenberg missile base in Lompoc, carried by an Atlas V rocket in the base’s 2,000th launch since a Thor Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile took off on December 16, 1958. The satellite separated successfully from the rocket a half hour later and is orbiting at 438 miles above the planet. “Landsat 9 will be our new eyes in the sky when it comes to observing our changing planet,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for science at NASA. “Working in tandem with the other Landsat satellites, as well as our European Space Agency partners who operate the Sentintel-2 satellites, we are getting a more comprehensive look at Earth than ever before.” Vandenberg officially became a base for the U.S. Space Force this past May and had been an Air Force Base since 1958 and Camp Cooke Army Base before that since 1941. It has gradually increased the number of liftoffs since 2018, when its nine launches included one that took the InSight Lander to Mars to explore the deep interior; six lifted off in the first 10 months of this year, including one by SpaceX; four launches occurred in 2020; and three in 2019. Leading up to Monday’s ascent, two previous launch dates were delayed, one due to high winds and another because the trucks that would carry liquid nitrogen — needed for the launch — had been repurposed to carry liquid oxygen for COVID patients. Landsat has been circling the globe for decades, sending back spectacularly detailed images of earth-forms and most recently observing the changing planet as it cycles persistently into a warming period. A joint endeavor by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey, Landsat 9 will replace Landsat 7, which was sent up in 1999, and join Landsat 8 in an orbit that
follows the sun from pole to pole, capturing the Earth every eight days. The data was made public in 2008, and scientists, including many at UC Santa Barbara, rely on the images and thermal images collected and transmitted. “The Landsat system has been one of the most important systems ever launched by NASA,” said Dar Roberts, a professor of geography, environmental science, and the university’s Earth Research Institute. Its strength has been the nearly unbroken record it has provided for nearly 40 years, he said, capturing parts of Earth annually or even twice a month. He recalled his students have looked at riparian vegetation, forest degradation, and fire effects in places as local as the Santa Clara River basin and as distant as Brazil’s tropical savanna. His own research has used Landsat to analyze changes in the Los Angeles Basin water budget and urban heat, pastures in the Amazon, and wildfire burn severity and vegetation recovery in the Santa Barbara foothills. For Qinghua Ding, who studies ice sheets over Greenland and West Antarctica as an associate professor of geography and at UCSB’s Earth Research Institute, the Landsat 9 launch meant the continuity for climate research would continue, even in remote areas of the planet. His focus has been the “cryosphere,” or the parts of the world that are frozen, and he’s seen substantial ice-sheet melting over the past 20 years. “This abrupt melting has spurred growing concerns that the climate system will approach the tipping point of a catastrophic sea-level rise over the coming decades,” he said. “In particular, to meet carbon-neutral goals set by many countries,” he continued, “we really need a better understanding of biophysical resilience to global warming and to make good use of land processes to sequester carbon in the near future.” The Landsat launch not only enabled scientists to keep an eye on remote parts of the world, he said, but it showed a commitment by NASA to “keep investing and maintaining this campaign that is so important to our climate research.” n
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SURFER’S SHANGRI-LA: Public access to Hollister Ranch’s beaches — which enjoy quasi-mythical status among surfers worldwide — needs to be established in some limited form no later than April 1, 2022.
Hollister Ranch Opening to Public in April? Hundred Visitors Per Day Proposed for S.B.’s Off-Limits Coast by Nick Welsh ollister Ranch, long the Holy Grail for the advocates of increased public access to Santa Barbara’s off-limits coast, could soon be opened to controlled visitation by up to 100 members of the public a day for a test period of two years. Depending on how things go — and what bugs need to be worked out to better balance the public-access interests with protecting the fabled ranch’s ruggedly undeveloped landscapes — that number could go up to 500 people a day, though not necessarily that many. All this is happening because of a historic bill introduced by Santa Barbara’s State Senator Monique Limón that was passed by the Legislature two years ago and signed by the governor. According to the deadline established in Limón’s legislation, public access to Hollister Ranch’s beaches — which enjoy quasi-mythical status among surfers worldwide — needs to be established in some limited form no later than April 1, 2022. All this was laid out in a 196-page draft coastal access plan for Hollister Ranch put together by no fewer than four state governmental agencies that saw the first light of day on September 24. This same report will be the subject of intensive public comment and scrutiny by the California Coastal Commission — one of the four government agencies involved in its crafting — on October 14. For many decades, Hollister Ranch — with its 8.5 miles of coastline, six beaches, and 14,000 acres of privately owned land — existed outside the reach of California’s landmark coastal access laws passed in the early 1970s. In the ensuing decades, access advocates have tried — via litigation, political agitation, and legislation — to establish a public toehold but never prevailed against ranch owners’ fierce resistance. Those intrepid enough gained access to ranch beaches by legally paddling out in boats or kayaks or illegally sneaking past the guard at the front gate. But even with Limón’s bill, achieving the dream of coastal access is considerably more complicated than simply decreeing it. That’s what 18 assigned stakeholders representing the many feuding factions and interested parties found out after two years of intense, mostly COVID-constricted deliberations. Now before the Coastal Commission is a three-phased plan to open the gates of Santa Barbara’s most rustic waterfront
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Shangri-La. The first stage, the preparation phase, involves such basic necessities as designating an agency — government or NGO — to be the managing entity. Whoever or whatever that may be remains unsettled. Also involved is the initiation of what promises to be a long, complicated, contentious, very expensive land acquisition dance between state agencies and some or all of the hundreds of private property owners who own some chunk of the ranch. The chief challenge confronting the commission will be how to maintain the integrity of the biological, environmental, and cultural resources — the latter involving Chumash settlements and burial sites — that fall within the ranch boundaries while at the same time opening the six beaches to members of the general public safely. Safety issues include driving the long, winding road, navigating the rugged terrain, and the fact that Hollister is a working cattle ranch, which can present serious danger to an inexperienced public. Many of the details will be worked out during the first two years. “Do we need more shuttles? Are resources being protected? Do we need to close a beach to protect the snowy plover? These sorts of things,” explained Linda Locklin, public access manager for the California Coastal Commission. “We can adjust as we need to.” After that comes the more permanent program, now tentatively slated to allow “land-based access” — as opposed to landing by sea — to as many as 500 visitors a day. It will be up to the Coastal Commission to decide what the real numbers are at a meeting slated for early next year. On October 14, the commission will be holding a public workshop to hear what people think. Hollister Ranch owners successfully resisted the push for public access for more than 40 years; they’re far from thrilled at the numbers of visitors now proposed. “A hundred visitors a day is many, many, many multiples of the number of visitors we have now,” said Hollister Ranch Board Chair Ed de la Rosa. Currently, the ranch is open to members of select schools and organizations, such as the Audubon Society and the Botanic Garden, but such visits are pre-arranged and chaperoned by docents. That’s very different, stressed Locklin, from unaccompanied members of the general public during the hours of their choice.
“The numbers 100 and 500 are a big step away from all the studies showing how biologically and culturally special this place is,” De la Rosa said. “I think the state has stepped away from the principles of good stewardship.” Echoing these concerns is Beverly Boise-Cossart, a 44-year resident of the ranch and one of the two ranch residents to serve on the stakeholder committee. She said the committee served as a sounding board for ideas proposed by various state agencies but did not get a chance to address some of the big issues. The numbers 100 and 500, for example, she said, were never vetted by the committee for members’ reactions. She noted those numbers are strikingly identical to the numbers first proposed in 1982 when public access at the ranch almost happened. “Those numbers were a surprise to us,” Boise-Cossart said. Locklin acknowledged the working group on which Boise-Cossart served did not review the numbers. She said those numbers were based on the planning spadework done by the Coastal Commission back in 1982 after the State Legislature ordered the commission to hammer out a deal achieving public access at Hollister Ranch in exchange for the new building permits then sought by ranch owners. As public access conditions were imposed, Locklin recounted, ranch owners sued. These legal skirmishes came to an end after Republican governor George Deukmejian was elected in 1983 and then tried to dismantle the Coastal Commission outright. “Public access tended to get lost in the political shuffle,” Locklin explained. “We were fighting for our survival.” More supportive of the proposed numbers is Doug Kern, staff executive of the Gaviota Coast Conservancy, who served on the same public-access working group with Boise-Cossart. If you divide 100 people by six beaches — or even just four — and spread that out over the course of a day, “it’s not going to be hordes of people,” Kern said. “If people are nice and there are no impacts, we can allow more; if we damage the resources, we can adjust the numbers down.” He predicted there would be an initial rush of people eager to “get behind the gates,” but after the novelty wore off, he speculated, the long distance to the Hollister Ranch gates would function as a deterrent. One of the many issues to be addressed is the total lack of infrastructure or amenities typically needed to accommodate large groups of visitors, bathrooms and trashcans being the most obvious. Locklin stressed how in the first phase, no bathrooms were being proposed, only porta-potties. Likewise, she said, no parking lots were being proposed. The point, she said, was to see what works and what’s needed. After that, she stated, a more permanent proposal would be crafted and submitted to the rigors of environmental review. The draft report contains some rough cost estimates. For example, to build a staging area for beach shuttle parking would cost about $2 million. If real infrastructure is envisioned — a trail for cyclists and hikers being high on the list aside from trash, sewage, and parking — then negotiations with property owners will ensue. No talks have started. Given many ranch owners’ resistance, such negotiations could easily prove complicated and costly. “We have no idea what it will cost yet,” admitted Locklin. But the Legislature set aside $11 million in this year’s budget for Hollister Ranch–related improvements. Everything, she said, depends on who shows up on October 14, and what they say. Already, she said, more than 2,000 people have weighed in over the past two years. Locklin herself has been working on Hollister Ranch access issues for the past 25 years, though not exclusively. Whatever happens at the Coastal Commission, Locklin said, she’s sure of one thing: “It’s going to be historic.” n
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The Downtown Lowdown Cutting to the Quick with District 6 City Council Candidates
by Tyler Hayden • Photos by Erick Madrid eet three candidates vying to represent District 6 and Santa Barbara’s downtown in this November’s election—incumbent councilmember Meagan Harmon and challengers Nina Johnson and Jason Carlton. And catch them in a Zoom discussion hosted by the Independent on Thursday, October 7. Register at independent .com/discussions.
If elected, Harmon said she’d focus on serving on the newly formed State Street Advisory Committee, which is tasked with planning the pedestrian promenade’s future. She’s in favor of keeping the route closed to traffic, incorporating a trolley system, and installing traffic-controlling stanchions that can drop below ground for events and parades. The planning effort will require patching frayed relations between business owners and the city, Harmon admitted, but she’s hopeful. “We have a long way to go to rebuild trust, but we’re already making progress,” she said.
organization don’t feel like they have a way to contribute their ideas,” she said. “It can be very demoralizing.” The same goes for creating meaningful connections between community stakeholders and City Hall. “I want to actually collaborate with different groups across the spectrum and give them time and attention to really come up with innovative projects,” she said. “I’m not seeing that happen right now.” To that point, Johnson wants to bring public art into the downtown picture in a meaningful way. “I’d like the city to be known for its art and culture,” she said, “and for us to integrate it into our daily life.” That means “more contemporary elements to complement our historic character” as well as more performances and festivals. Right now, the city must rely on the county’s arts commission for funding and programming. It ought to take the lead, partner with existing museums and galleries, and curate its own shows, she said. As election day approaches, Johnson said she’s at peace with her decision to run, no matter the outcome. But make no mistake, Johnson said. She’s in it to win it. Of Harmon, she said simply: “She’s good, but I’m better.”
Meagan Harmon may be a fast-rising star of Santa Barbara’s Democratic establishment, but she’s most proud of her work for fellow tenants: specifically, the adoption of a tenant protection ordinance against predatory landlords and new discussions around rent stabilization. “We had many, many years without a renter on the council,” said Harmon. “I’m a renter—around 83 percent of District 6 residents are—and utilizing the political power that’s come through district elections to serve people who have historically never been represented has been an incredible thing.” Harmon, a real estate finance lawyer married to a deputy district attorney, is careful not to demean property owners—“I’m not unaware of the business realities and recognize we live in a capitalist society,” she said—but insists the inherently asymmetrical power dynamic between landlords and tenants is especially out of whack here. Luckily, she said, touting her endorsement from the S.B. Association of Realtors, owners are realizing that the unsustainable housing situation is bad for everyone and have been more willing to engage with her in difficult conversations about ever-rising rent prices. “Because we’re all leaving,” she said of working families fleeing town. “We’re just leaving.” While Harmon’s opponents talk frequently about downtown’s homeless problem, she said the topic rarely comes up with constituents. “For most people, we have so much on our plates that we’re just preoccupied with keeping our families afloat,” she said, noting a new joint effort she helped launch between Santa Barbara and Goleta to study how municipalities might prop up childcare services. Nevertheless, Harmon was quick to acknowledge, homelessness is a major issue for State Street. “This is a shame on us,” she said. “I want to help solve [homelessness] because, on a human level, it’s just a massive failure.” To that end, Harmon, whose uncle has lived on the streets for many years, wants to continue with the successful bridge housing program at the Rose Garden Inn and work with the county to site 70 tiny homes somewhere in the city. “I think that’ll make a massive difference,” she predicted. “More importantly, I think people will get the help that they need and live dignified lives.”
Nina Johnson is the consummate City Hall insider, having worked in our government’s trenches for more than two decades. Some may count that against her, but Johnson and her many supporters see that experience as a major advantage to getting things done should she be elected. As an assistant administrator, she’s become the go-to person at City Hall for businesspeople, property owners, and arts organizations attempting to wade through Santa Barbara’s tangled bureaucracy. “I already have those relationships,” she said. “People already trust me.” Making the jump from employee to candidate wasn’t easy, but it was necessary for both her personal growth and the city’s future, Johnson said. “I want to be a decision maker,” she explained. “I work so closely with so many people in the community, and I keep seeing them disappointed that they’re not being heard or understood by the council. Finally, I realized I just need to get up there and be the change we all want to see.” One of Johnson’s first orders of business, she said, would be to streamline the city’s permitting and approval process, a familiar refrain from many candidates over many years. But Johnson insists she knows how to make it happen, starting with working directly with members of the Historic Landmarks Commission and Architectural Board of Review to make improvements. “Many of the members themselves aren’t happy with the process,” she said. “They feel stuck in their roles.” Improving communication among city staff and managers — something she has struggled with personally — would be another top agenda item, Johnson said. “People inside the
Jason Carlton is an everyman and an idea man all at once, so passionate about the problems and potential of Santa Barbara that he couldn’t help but run for council. At the top of his frustration list is the city’s homelessness issue and what he sees as a lack of action by the council to address it. Take the Loma Fire, he said. “It took TV Hill being turned into an ashtray before we actually started seeing some movement,” he said. “But there was warning after warning before that, fire after fire.” Then there are the needles and feces he sees on the street on a regular basis, Carlton said, and safety concerns so pronounced he doesn’t let his 15-year-old son downtown unless he’s with friends. “Enough is enough,” he said. Carlton, an electrical contractor who grew up a U.S. Navy brat and in Davis before settling in Santa Barbara, sees solutions in mental-health and addiction intervention as well as the creation of tent cities for temporary housing. He suggested the former Elephant Bar property by the airport as a possible location, where wrap-around services could be offered before more permanent spaces are found. “I don’t like the idea of pushing people aside—we want to be able to help them with dignity and humanity—but I don’t want them on State Street yelling at little kids,” he said. “I’ve seen that happen too many times.” If elected, Carlton also said he would dig into Santa Barbara’s increasingly high cost of living—“I pay Disneyland prices to live here,” he said, “so when I walk outside, I want to see Disneyland”—and take a hard look at public employee salaries, especially at the top of the pay scale. On the housing front, he’d like to see the State Street Macy’s building converted into affordable mini-studios, and Nordstrom repurposed into a retirement home. If the election doesn’t go his way, Carlton said he would continue advocating for small business and work on making State Street friendlier to customers. “I don’t need this job,” he said. “I’m doing this purely out of passion and love. I want my n kid to have pride in his city.”
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Police Union Endorses Council Challengers Rebukes Incumbents for Fostering ‘Culture of Distrust in Our Police Officers’ by Nick Welsh he Santa Barbara Police Officers Association (POA), the union representing city police officers, announced it will not be endorsing any of the incumbents seeking reelection to the City Council and is instead backing challengers Randy Rowse for mayor, Barrett Reed for District 4, and Nina Johnson for District 6. Pointedly not receiving the POA endorsement is incumbent Mayor Cathy Murillo and councilmembers Meagan Harmon (opposed by Johnson), Kristen Sneddon (opposed by Reed), and Eric Friedman (opposed by no one). While the POA praised the experience and support of Rowse, Reed, and Johnson, union president Eric Beecher castigated the incumbents: “In the last year and a half, our council has fostered a culture of distrust in our police officers and not honoring the professional and dangerous work they do every day,” Beecher wrote. “Morale is at an all-time low and number-one reason was the lack of support from our city leaders,” he said, adding the department’s operational strength is down 30 of 141 budgeted positions. As a result, he said, the city’s violent and property crime has gone up over the last two years, and Interim Chief Barney Melekian ordered “a reduction in responding to calls for service.” Beecher added, “The lack of leadership from Mayor Murillo and current city councilmembers has never been so apparent in the last two years from lack of decision making, numerous lawsuits, and the dysfunction of City management.” Beecher did not specifically mention the council’s
response to the George Floyd killing and the Black Lives Matter mobilization in its wake, but it was clearly the issue. While no effort to defund the police took off, Councilmember Eric Friedman suggested removing parking enforcement from the police department. The council voted to approve the creation of the Community Formation Commission to in turn focus on the creation of police review board—to address potential issues of racial inequity in law enforcement. Many officers felt at the time the council could have done more to speak up in defense of the department—or then Chief Lori Luhnow, who’d already initiated several measures designed to address issues of race, equity, and better relations with communities either underserved or over-policed. In years past, the POA had been a politically potent force in city elections, often teaming up with the firefighters’ union to endorse candidates, walk precincts, and pay for political mailers. The POA has been politically dormant for several years. With many of its members living out of town, the union won’t be fielding any door-knocking effort. Acting Chief Melekian took exception with some of Beecher’s facts. “Violent crime is down 5 percent compared to last year,” he stated. Property crimes, he noted, increased by 13 percent, which he attributed to the no-bail orders now in effect for nonviolent and drug-related offenses. Melekian also disputed he had ordered a “reduction is
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responses,” insisting instead he ordered a “re-prioritization” of nonpriority calls. Under this new scheme—which goes into effect this week—Melekian has ordered officers to take telephonic or online crime reports in instances when they cannot show up in person within 30 minutes. He acknowledged that 30 positions are currently vacant, which he attributed to both COVID and the “events of last year.” Some officers, he said, are leaving the profession. Others are taking jobs closer to where they live. Mayor Murillo expressed “disappointment” that the POA rebuffed her request for an endorsement interview but said she looks forward to working directly with officers, especially on issues of youth safety and homelessness. “I always look out for the well-being of my employees,” Murillo wrote, stressing her support for decent salaries and working conditions. Murillo also said she strongly supports the Formation Commission and a civilian oversight board “to prevent excessive use of force in our police department.” Councilmember Harmon said given her —Eric Beecher, POA president leadership pushing the Community Formation Commission, it’s not surprising the police union did not endorse her. Harmon stated “empowering voices of local residents” will only make city government more effective. Councilmember Sneddon said she was “saddened” the union declined her request to be interviewed but said, “Our police officers do a tremendous job” keeping the community safe. Of the 30 positions now vacant, she said, many police officers are leaving because of the high price of housing. That’s why, Sneddon added, she opposes giving developers n incentives to build luxury homes.
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To submit obituaries for publication, please call (805) 965-5205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org proud to have captured many tournaments including some at Samarkand. He was rarely seen without a sweater and his name badge pinned to it. He will be missed by his dear friends. A celebration of Doug’s life will be held on Saturday October 9th at 2:00 pm at the Samarkand Chapel.
6/30/1953 - 8/16/2021
Violet Solomon Oaklander In loving memory of Jimmy Pena, a Legend in Goleta, especially, Goleta Beach. Despite his personal challenges, his free spirit, giving and loving nature, always making people laugh and cooking will be remembered by all. He is survived by his loving mother Carmen, brother, Richard, and sisters, Anne, Suzie, Rosanne, several aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces. Goleta Beach will never be the same. Please join us in a Celebration of Jimmy’s life, to be held 1-5pm, October 2, 2021, Goleta Beach, Area A. Any questions to annepena@ yahoo.com
Douglas Cuyler Johnston 1/3/1925 - 8/25/2021
Douglas (Doug) Johnston passed away peacefully on August 25, 2021 at age 96. He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret (Marg) Johnston. Doug is survived by his niece Kathy Koel. Doug was born in Elkhorn, Manitoba, Canada to Clarence and Jean (Gillespie) Johnston. He served in the Canadian Army in 1943-44. In 1953 he relocated to Santa Barbara and was a resident for 68 years. He spent the final 23 years as an occupant of Samarkand. For many years Doug and Marg traveled the world with square dance friends. They also taught round dancing and performed for Samarkand and other senior living facilities in Santa Barbara County. Along with Marg, he led the Rainbow Rounds for 17 years. Doug was co-owner of Pyramid Tile Company for 39 years before retiring in 1994. As a partner in the business, he served as a management executive and accountant. Doug enjoyed playing pool on a regular basis and was 16
4/18/1927 - 9/21/2021
Violet Solomon Oaklander, beloved family member, friend, and mentor to countless people near and far, took her final breath in her own bed on September 21, 2021 at age 94. She was a child and adolescent therapist known for her method of integrating Gestalt Therapy theory and practice with play therapy. Violet was born on April 18, 1927 in Lowell, MA to a Jewish Russian immigrant family. She grew up in Cambridge, MA, with her parents Joseph and Mollie Solomon and her two older brothers, Sidney and Arthur. Violet later lived in Miami; New York City; Denver; Albany; and Long Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Santa Barbara, California. After 21 years in Santa Barbara, she moved to Los Angeles to live near her son and daughter-in-law in her retirement. She was married for 26 years to Harold Oaklander, a licensed social worker and Gestalt therapist (deceased). Together, they had three children: Mha Atma S. Khalsa (Arthur), Michael (deceased), and Sara. After she and Harold divorced, she never remarried, but for most of the last 19 years of her life was accompanied by her beloved kitty Maydeleh. After Maydeleh died in early 2021, Violet then adopted Shayna, a loving middle-aged cat who stayed with her until the end. Violet Oaklander was the author of the books Windows to Our Children: A Gestalt Therapy Approach to Children and Adolescents (now published in 16 languages) and Hidden Treasure: A Map to the Child’s Inner Self (now published in 8 languages) as well as several journal articles, book chapters, and audio and video recordings
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on psychotherapeutic work with children. She earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, a Master of Arts in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling, a Master of Science in Special Education with emotionally disturbed children, and was a certified Gestalt therapist. Violet’s unique approach to working with children, which combines Gestalt Therapy theory, philosophy, and practice with a variety of expressive techniques, has won international recognition. She earned a lifetime achievement award from the Association of Play Therapy, U.S., and received numerous other awards for her contribution to the mental health field. In February 2012, Oaklander was honored and awarded by the Edna Reiss-Sophie Greenberg Chair at the Reiss-Davis Child Study Center in Los Angeles. For 27 years, Violet conducted a highly successful two-week training program in California which was attended by participants from all over the world. In addition, she was a regular instructor for many years with the extension programs of the University of California campuses in Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, and San Diego, and the Pacifica Graduate Institute. While Violet grew up in a warm, loving family, her life and work were also shaped by several major physical and emotional traumas. As a five-yearold child, she sustained a burn to a large part of her torso, arms, and legs in a home accident. She has stated in interviews that the suffering and trauma she sustained in the hospital for months while being treated for this burn was the spark that ignited her interest in working with children. About this childhood injury, Violet said, “It could be the beginning of why I do this work…Everything I’ve ever worked on, especially with my Gestalt therapy training…always went back to that burn…” When she was 11 she contracted diphtheria, which caused a secondary infection leading to a lifetime of advancing hearing loss. At age 17, her beloved brother Arthur was killed in Germany just a few months before the end of the Second World War. And her son Michael was diagnosed with lupus at age 13, leading to an 18 month decline during which she spent most of her time caring for him before his death. Just before the tragedy of Michael’s illness, Violet’s father died suddenly of a heart
attack, and just before Michael’s death, her mother was killed by an unlicensed teenage driver. These tragic episodes contributed to Violet’s amazing ability to empathize with and be present for children and adolescents, which powerfully spurred her work to create a method of therapy and healing that would later spread across the world. Furthermore, Violet’s lifelong dedication as a Jewish atheist and skeptic of anything supernatural was challenged by a series of experiences over many years related to her deceased parents, brother Arthur, and son Michael that defied those beliefs. These included communication through a medium with departed loved ones that conveyed information that no one in the world was privy to outside of Violet herself, and even predictions of future events which did later take place. Violet’s first book, Windows to Our Children, has become a treasured resource for child psychotherapists and other mental health professionals around the world, and has touched and transformed the lives of countless children and adolescents. Her legacy is now being sustained and promoted by the Violet Solomon Oaklander Foundation, a non-profit corporation created to further her work. The Foundation was founded in 2003 by approximately twenty of Violet’s family members and long-time colleagues who have created myriad ways to carry on Violet’s work. Violet is survived by her son Mha Atma S. Khalsa and daughter-in-law Martha Oaklander of Los Angeles, CA;, her daughter Sara Oaklander and son-inlaw Monte Allen of Somerville, MA; her grandchildren and great grandchildren Sat Sarbat Khalsa; Siri Oaklander, his wife Sneja, and their daughter Emma; Madeline Oaklander; and Michael Allen, his wife Caroline, and their baby boy due in February; as well as her dear first cousin/sister Ruth Block of Santa Monica, CA. She is also survived by her beloved nephews and their families and many dear cousins, as well as countless devoted and loving friends and colleagues, near and far; her devoted caregiver Dina Jarikova; and her cat Shayna. A celebration of Violet’s life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Violet Solomon Oaklander Foundation at www.vsof.org or by sending a check to P.O. Box 30607, Santa Barbara, CA 93130
11/29/1927 - 9/23/2021
Ramona Foran died peacefully in Santa Barbara on September 23, 2021, which would have been her husband’s 97th birthday. Born Ramona Joan McAuliffe on November 29, 1927 in Omaha, Nebraska, she met the love of her life, Jack Foran, while working in Chicago. They married on May 22, 1954 and moved to the East Coast. She was the best mom in the world to her two children, John and Mary Jane, and a legendary teacher to countless other children. Ramona taught in the elementary schools of Holyoke and Boston, Massachusetts, between 1960 and 1969. Then the family moved to New Canaan, Connecticut, where she taught seventh and eighth graders at St. Aloysius School between 1970 and 1995. After trying to retire, she became assistant kindergarten teacher until 2005. The kids adored her. She took wonderful care of Jack when his health started to decline in the 1990s and they moved together to Santa Barbara, California in December 2005. When Jack died in April 2007, she delighted in a wide circle of dear new friends with whom she played bridge and talked for endless hours, in the company of Galaxy, the black cat she doted on. She would more than occasionally beat Mary Jane and John in the many word games they played over the years. Her creativity shined through in the bulletin boards that graced her classrooms and the hand-made greeting cards that have remained precious possessions of friends and family for many years. She was a kind, loving, vital friend and loving mother and grandmother well into her 90s. She is survived by her children, her grandchildren Amal and Cerina Bhavnani, her son-in-law Bruce Bortin, her son’s former partner, Kum-Kum Bhavnani, her beloved nieces and nephews, and countless friends and former students all over the United States and beyond, for whom her memory will forever be a blessing.
obituaries Guadalupe "Lupe" Martinez 12/12/1946 - 7/11/2021
It is with great sadness to write that Guadalupe “Lupe” Martinez, husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend, unexpectedly passed away on July 11, 2021. He was born on December 12, 1946 in Teuchitlan, Jalisco in Mexico. He was born to parents, Jesus Martinez and Petra Rosales. Guadalupe immigrated to the United States in 1964 to play soccer as a top recruit of the championship San Nicolas Soccer Club and to forge a better life in America for his family. Lupe’s success was not limited to Soccer, and after working in other restaurants in the city, he found his own success as owner/ operator of Café Especial, then La Perla Bakery, Lupe’s Super Antojitos, Franco and Rosa among others. In July of 1969 he married the love of his life, Lilia and had three sons. Lupe always dreamed of owning a restaurant in the heart of his beloved downtown Santa Barbara. His big break finally came in 1997 when he took over the helm and ownership of Ruby’s Cafe located on the 700 block of State Street. Ruby’s Café was a local Fiestas hotspot for many years serving up delicious food and drinks. Ruby’s Café was such a success it led to a second location in the city of Oxnard. Over the years, Lupe received many awards and recognitions for being an entrepreneur, supporter of youth sports organizations, soccer clubs, and a staunch supporter of the community. He was honored as Latino Restaurateur and Business Owner by the city of Santa Barbara and Oxnard. He was also awarded the 1994 Extra Step Award by the California Legislature Assembly. Lupe is survived by his wife of 52 years Lilia Garcia, his sons and their wives, Javier, Miguel (Alma), Mario(Danielle). Grandsons, Cristian, Miguel Emiliano, Diego Alejandro, Max and three granddaughters, Jasmine, Isabella and Camilla,
To submit obituaries for publication, please call (805) 965-5205 or email email@example.com three brothers and five sisters and many nephews and nieces. He will be sorely missed by his family, colleagues, and friends, for his good humor, caring attitude, and his beautiful smile brighten everyone’s day. Lupe was most proud of his humble beginnings and the contributions he made as an immigrant to his beloved community of Santa Barbara. Always willing to lend a helping hand he will forever live in all of our hearts and memories. A memorial service will be held in his honor on October 2, 2021 at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church, 5444 Hollister Ave. at 10:00 am followed by a Celebration of Life Reception at the Moose Hall, 110 West Victoria Street.
Frank Bellows Williams 1942 - 2021
Frank Bellows Williams, age 79, died peacefully on September 21, 2021, from complications of Covid. He is survived by his loving wife Parmele (“Parm”) of 53 years, sister Dorothy, brother Steven (Mary Ann), nephews Nick (Taylor) and Chris, sisterin-law Cheryl Dunn (Stephen Dunn, deceased), and nephew Roger (Amiee), and numerous cousins and their spouses. Frank was born in Dallas, Texas in 1942, the first son of W. Nicholas Williams, Jr. and Elizabeth Bellows Williams. He graduated with honors from Highland Park High School, which led him to Stanford where he was a member of SAE fraternity and graduated with a BS in Engineering. Frank’s passion for learning and his boundless curiosity about people and the world beyond him was ignited by his six months at Stanford-in-Germany, followed by studies at the Goethe Institut and the University of Vienna, before returning to pursue his MBA from Harvard Business School. Frank then joined HewlettPackard in Palo Alto, California, where he soon met Parm when she tried to recruit him away from HP to her company. While
she may have lost out on Frank as a recruit, she quickly won him over as a loving partner for life. Frank spent twenty years at HP, but his greatest joy was spending the rest of his life with Parm. His career at HP spanned positions in personnel, manufacturing, and international, including his favorite assignment of two and a half years in Singapore where he helped establish factories both there and in Penang, Malaysia. Following HP, Frank was vice president at three other hightech companies before he and Parm settled in Santa Barbara in the early 1990s, where Parm started an Asian antique business, greatly aided by Frank’s keen eye for finding treasures (and a strong back for carrying them). Not yet ready to retire, Frank bought a small office equipment company (sales, service, and supplies) which he owned for eight years before retiring to enjoy playing golf, volunteering in the Santa Barbara community and traveling together with Parm through the US, Asia, Europe, Africa and multiple trips to Mexico. Frank was deeply committed to helping people and serving his community. He was president of the Visiting Nurses Association of Santa Clara County and board member of the VNA of Santa Barbara; president and Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara; and a volunteer with Meals on Wheels, the United Way and the Santa Barbara Foundation. In 2014, Frank and Parm moved to their new home in Valle Verde. Frank enjoyed reading, spectator sports (including UCSB Gaucho Women’s Basket- ball!), wine tasting and most recently walking his rescue dog Tigger (the Terror), who became an important addition to their lives, vying with Parm for Frank’s love and attention. His life-long friends remember Frank for his kindness, wit, integrity, intellectual curiosity, his great love of family, and especially his courage during his recent illnesses. Frank always had a warm and welcoming smile for everyone. He lit up any room he entered. A celebration of Frank’s life will be held at a later date. Contributions in Frank’s name may be made to the charity of your choice
Thomas Anapuni Watts 4/30/1957 - 9/22/2021
Tom Watts, loving ohana (family) man and proud Hawaiian, has died. Cancer took him far sooner than he and his loved ones wanted, but the Lord had other plans. We are comforted knowing we will see him again in the next life and hear his boisterous laugh. Tom was born in Germany in 1957 to Merle and Myra (Kauka) Watts while his dad was in the military. He spent his early years in California, but mainly grew up in Hawaii, his ancestral homeland. He graduated from Kahuku High School on Oahu, Hawaii in 1975 where he especially enjoyed playing football. He continued that sport at West Hills College and California State University, Hayward. At the latter he met Mary Sullivan who was a student athletic trainer working with the football team. Their friendship developed into something more and they were married on February 16, 1980, the same year he got his college degree. In September 1980 Mary was hired by UCSB as the Women’s Athletic Trainer and they moved to Goleta. When Mary became pregnant with their first child in 1984, she quit and Tom became the primary bread winner. Tom went to SBCC to learn auto mechanics, then he worked for many years in Santa Barbara and Goleta as a mechanic working on commission. Due to his dedication and hard work, the family was able to live on his one salary in arguably one of the most expensive areas of the US. After that he decided to open Tom Watts Automotive in Carpinteria which ran for 17 years with Mary as “office queen”. Since 2017 he has been employed by the County of Ventura as a senior mechanic. More than anything in life Tom loved being a dad. After an unplanned delivery of Ivan in 1984 on the bathroom floor, Tom and Mary welcomed Anita in 1987, Martin in 1991, and their special son Ben in 1994 with home births. Tom was a supporter of all the things their children did; school activities, sporting events, band concerts, and introducing his kids to the wonders of Hawaii. Tom and
Mary were very active in Marriage Encounter for many years which helped them solidify their good marriage, and become better parents and better people. Tom always said he didn’t have hobbies; his family and working hard were his hobbies. His sister said their family was “the hardest working lazy people you’ll ever meet!” But he did put on fabulous luaus, cook a mean steak BBQ, loved trips to the Chumash Casino or Vegas when he could, and stayed active at St. Joseph’s Parish. For years he was the face of the setup/clean up crew for the annual St. Joseph’s Festival. Tom is survived by his wife, Mary, of “forty-wonderful” (41) years, children Ivan (Natalia) of Plano, Texas, Anita (Joel) of Cypress, CA, and Martin (Janet) of Thousand Oaks, CA, and Ben of Carpinteria, CA, as well as grandchildren Calvin, Ethan and Michael Thomas of Plano, Texas and granddaughter arriving January 2022. He is also survived by siblings Reilee (Bill) Corley, Michael (Carol) Watts, Lisa (David) Goodrich and George Watts. He is also loved and remembered by many other relatives, in-laws and especially nieces and nephews who loved their fun “Uncle Tom”. He was preceded in death by his parents Merle Watts and Myra Kauka Watts, and stepmother Loretta Watts. Through many rounds of chemo and cancer, including three surgeries during the past almost three years, Tom remained strong and uncomplaining through the ordeal. He has been an inspiration to all. His booming laugh may be silenced, but he lives on in our hearts. Big man, big heart, big soul! “I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7. Services for Tom, Rosary: Friday October 1, 2021 @7:00 pm at St. Joseph’s Chapel on 7th Street at corner of Ash St in Carpinteria (parking is limited). Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, October 2, 2021 @ 9:30 am at St. Joseph Church at 1500 Linden Ave, Carpinteria. Internment private at a later date at Ivy Lawn Cemetery in Ventura. Donations can be made in his memory to St. Joseph’s Church, Carpinteria, CA, Special Olympics ,Santa Barbara, or the Ridley – Tree Cancer Center in Santa Barbara, CA. Mahalo and Aloha. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett Mortuary and their website is https:// mcdermottcrockett.com .
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e’ve had our fill of uncertainty, yet what we This was the first in-person concert presented by know is that there’s more unknown to come. UCSB Arts & Lectures since 2020: a free show for stuWishing that things would stop changing, dents, in the center of campus and in the middle of the wanting to go back to however we imagine school day. Here’s what one student wrote in response, things were before? This approach has proved addressing the band members of La Santa Cecilia: fruitless — a failed strategy at best, and at worst an excuse for thoughtless antagonism and mutual destruction. You create connection between two worlds Yet the world’s great artists, scholars, and leaders still that can be so divided, especially the past inspire. They help us believe that deep change moves in four years. I just want to thank you. Today a positive direction and that meeting painful challenges was so beautiful. It was an honor to have you. prepares us to discover better ways to live. Thank you for what you guys do and thank The twin themes of the 2021-22 season of UCSB Arts you for bringing HOPE to our commu& Lectures are “Creating Hope” and “Justice for All.” nity — to know there are true artists like you Both of these threads address our collective ambivalence who are creating a momentum of change. directly, and the resulting calendar of extraordinary programming offers an array of intellectual and emotional journeys crafted to deliver exactly what we need right now: a comprehensive experience of the potential for The past 20 months have given all of us ample opporrenewal in our community and for our planet. tunity to reevaluate our objectives and priorities. While On Thursday, September 23, thousands of UCSB stu- UCSB Arts & Lectures is no exception to this, its longdents returned to campus for the first time since March standing commitment to providing Santa Barbara with 2020. Apart from the anticipated excitement of seeing one another and their professors in the many beautiful spaces expressly designed for this purpose, they encountered something unexpected in the grand plaza between the University Center and Storke Tower: La Santa Cecilia, a Grammy-winning Latin rock —Susannah Scott, ensemble, booked by Arts & Lectures as a free outdoor concert to celebrate Divisional Chair of the UCSB Academic Senate the first day of classes. As the music flowed out among the students entering and leaving the UCen, a circle of smiling, laughing, sophisticated ideas and grounded pleasures has meant and dancing students formed around the group, moving that, for them, this process has been one of refinement to the music. La Marisoul, Santa Cecilia’s lead singer, rather than wholesale reinvention. wandered into the crowd, blending with the students, her Looking over the organization’s 2021-2022 season brovoice echoing across the campus. chure at the ambitious calendar of live performances they
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Venom Let There Be Carnage* (PG13): Fri, Mon-Thur: 2:30, 3:15, 4:00, 4:45,5:30, 6:15, 7:00, 7:45, 8:30, 9:15, 10:00.Sat: 1:00, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15, 4:00, 4:45,5:30, 6:15, 7:00, 7:45, 8:30, 9:15, 10:00. Sun: 1:00, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15, 4:00, 4:45, 5:30, 6:15, 7:00, 7:45, 8:30, 9:15. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
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Venom Let There Be Carnage* (PG13): Fri-Sun: 2:00, 2:45(LP), 4:15, 5:00(LP), 6:30, 7:15(LP), 8:45, 9:30(LP). Mon-Thur: 2:00, 2:45(LP), 4:15, 5:00(LP), 6:30, 7:15(LP), 8:45. Titane (R): Fri-Sun: 1:45, 4:30, 7:00, 9:40. Mon-Thur: 3:00, 5:30, 8:00.
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have scheduled between October 10 and May 16, one can’t help but admire the prescience of the formula that Arts & Lectures was already following prior to the disruptions caused by COVID-19.
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(Wed., Nov. 10), and Cathy Park Hong (Thu., Nov. 18). When the series reaches its culmination with Jennifer Koh and Davóne Tines’s Everything Rises on April 12, the ground will have been prepared for the audience to experience this A&Lcommissioned musical meditation on exile and slavery as part of an ongoing conversation about the past and the future. Which brings us back to Julián Castro. This appearance is clearly a major platform for someone whose career at the highest levels of government is likely still in an early stage. Will this night in Campbell Hall be one of those “I was there” moments that people reference when a figure rises to a more prominent position? Or, perhaps more importantly, will it be the inspiration for one or more of the UCSB students in the audience to embrace the responsibility and the potential of public life and follow Castro into politics? Let’s play it safe and bet on both.
At Arts & Lectures, opening week always makes a statement. After a year without the opportunity to stage one of these whirlwinds of consecutive performances, the concept is back in full effect. From Sunday to Friday, October 10-15, there’s something big happening every other night. There’s Julián Castro at Campbell Hall on Sunday, the Wood Brothers at The Granada Theatre on Tuesday, the Danish String Quartet at Rockwood on Thursday, and Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra at Campbell Hall on Friday. Each of these four events serves to initiate a specific theme that will be carried throughout the season. On Sunday, October 10, Julián Castro will inaugurate the Justice for All series with a lecture at Campbell Hall titled Waking Up from My American Dream. Given the recent developments in American politics, it’s hard to think of a better Two nights later, we will make what I expect choice, or a better topic. Castro’s dream of the to be an emotional return to Santa Barbara’s presidency was clearly thwarted by the electorate Carnegie Hall, The Granada Theatre. The conin the Democratic primaries of 2020, but he wants cert scheduled for that evening with the Wood to talk about waking up, so let’s hear what he has Brothers takes up in a very real and specific way to say. The talk is the first event in the new Justice where the Arts & Lectures season of 2020 left off. for All series. A&L’s 2020-21 series Race to Justice understandably focused on AfriLa Santa Cecilia can-American politics, culture, and history in response to the Black Lives Matter movement and the tragic conditions and events that made it necessary. Justice for All, a more inclusive program, remains rooted in an awareness of systemic racism that’s shared among the UCSB faculty and student body. The new Justice for All series takes center stage early in the year, establishing the program’s commitment to amplifying all voices. Following Julián Castro’s talk, Justice for All will present important programs by Madonna Thunder Hawk and Marcella Gilbert (Wed., Nov. 3), Annette Gordon-Reed
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The Wood Brothers raised the roof when they played Campbell Hall on March 6, 2020; a week later, all shows for the rest of the season were canceled. They return on Tuesday, October 12, with a new record, a strong sense of purpose, and vivid memories of that incredible night. When I spoke to Oliver Wood by phone last week, he expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to come back to one of the last places where he and his group were able to perform before the quarantine hiatus. Speaking of that experience in the context of A&L’s season theme of Creating Hope, Wood said that “connecting people is the most hopeful thing we can do.” The Wood Brothers represent the pure joy of 21st-century American music in an elemental form. It’s highly worth taking a moment to consider who they are, how they got together, and the range of the music they create. Growing up together in Boulder, the Woods knew that they were destined to become career musicians, but they started out on different tracks. While Chris Wood thrived on the New York new music/jazz scene as the bassist in Medeski, Martin, & Wood, his older brother Oliver traveled the world playing horn-drenched rhythm and blues with King Johnson. It was only when, due to a family health crisis, they reunited in their forties that the brothers realized there was a kind of musical chemistry between them that could not be ignored. BEOWULF SHEEHAN
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Two decades later, and with the help of multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix, they have stepped into the spotlight as one of the Isata and Sheku Kanneh-Mason leading forces in the new Americana movement, standing right alongside the Avett The piece will be paired with two works by Franz Brothers, Wilco, and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Schubert that inspired it, including one also titled (who will be at the Arlington with Lucinda Wil- “Der Doppelgänger.” The concert is the first in a series of commissions called The Doppelgänger liams for Arts & Lectures on February 26). Now might be a good time to reassure those Project, involving four contemporary composers who are still uncertain about their comfort level and cosponsored by Arts & Lectures along with with indoor venues that A&L has made a com- Cal Performances, Carnegie Hall, the Vancouver mitment to access for all this season that includes Recital Society, Flagey (Brussels), and Muziekgestreaming options for many of its live events. Any- bouw (Amsterdam). one with a ticket who is for any reason reluctant It’s international collaborations such as this one to participate in person can arrange to watch the that make the ongoing development of contemposhow at home. This is just one way in which the rary classical music possible, and Arts & Lectures organization intends to ensure the safety of every- has been in the forefront of this movement from one involved this year. At every performance, the beginning. Commissioning new work plays attendees will be asked to produce proof of vacci- a vital role not only in supporting the advancenation or a negative COVID test, and all perform- ment of an art form but also in creating a network ers, staff members, and stage crew will be required of performers who interact with and inform one another’s practice. to be vaccinated as well. Savvy fans of A&L’s programming have come to understand that what they are seeing and hearing today will become part of history in the future. Arts & Lectures Councilmember Sara Miller That’s why two of the people we polled about what McCune identified one of the program’s key they were looking forward to this year both cited strengths recently when she wrote that “A&L the Jennifer Koh/Davóne Tines A&L commission always manages to bring us the kind of material of Everything Rises. UCSB Associate Professor of that appeals to thousands: from students to their Musicology Derek Katz praised the organization parents, grandparents, AND those who will fol- for its impact on his students through classroom low in coming decades,” adding that she doesn’t visits and masterclasses, and Janet Garufis, the “know how they do it. Is there a crystal ball in president and CEO of Montecito Bank and Trust, recognizes the value of commissioning new work. their office?” While there is, as far as I know, no crystal ball, what A&L does have that allows them to consistently identify the artists who will define the future of their disciplines is an international network of loyal friends who share their insights and benefit from collaborations and commissions. Nowhere The concert taking place on Friday, October 15, is this spirit of collective adventure more evident in Campbell Hall with Arturo O’Farrill and the than in the classical music and dance communities. Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra represents a transforOn Thursday, October 14, the Danish String mative model for what this greatest of American Quartet will play a concert featuring Doppelgänger, art forms can be. It’s called Fandango at the Wall, a new work by Danish composer Bent Sørensen. and it will include the Villalobos Brothers, a group whose interpretation of Mexican folk music employs elements of jazz and classical. This international collaboration was born in 2018, when the bands came together for Fandango Fronterizo, a festival at the Tijuana-San Diego border. If you are familiar with the son The Wood Brothers
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jarocho style of song; and if you appreciate the legacy of Afro Cuban musicians like Arturo’s father, Chico O’Farrill; or even if all you know is that Latin jazz makes you want to dance, this concert is for you. As part of the Soul of America series, Fandango at the Wall opens the way for bluegrass in December and January with Béla Fleck and Jerry Douglas (Fri., Dec. 15) and Punch Brothers (Tue., Jan. 18), followed by another absolutely essential big band, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on Friday, February 4. Anyone who was lucky enough to hear Marsalis in conversation with UCSB professor Jeffrey Stewart as part of last season’s House Calls series knows that Arts & Lectures not only holds a special place in the trumpeter’s heart, but it also gets him going. As for that crystal-ball effect, those who wish to look into the future of music need look no further than Amythyst Kiah, who will be here on Cinco de Mayo.
THE RETURN OF DANCE Of all the many deprivations inflicted by the pandemic, the one felt most sharply by followers of Arts & Lectures may well have been the absence of dance from last season’s virtual programming. Beginning in January, with Ballet Hispánico on Friday, January 21, the calendar will more than make up for that loss. Kyle Abraham arrives with A.I.M. on Sunday, February 13, in a program featuring the music of D’Angelo. Lil Buck returns for more Memphis jook on Tuesday, March 8, and in April and May, we will be blessed with truly extraordinary mini-residencies by two of the greatest dance companies in the world. On April 13 and 14, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will arrive for two nights at the Granada, with entirely different programs each night. Then, on May 11 and 12, the Joffrey Ballet returns to Santa Barbara for the same type of engagement: consecutive nights of superlative dance. This would be enough on its own to satisfy even the most ardent dance fanatic, but with so much to be thankful for with the return to live performance, A&L couldn’t resist adding one more super spectacle to the season as a grand finale. From Friday to Sunday, May 13-15, Montreal-based choreographer Sylvain Émard will be in town to produce and direct Le Grand Continental, a free public dance extravaganza starring you, the people of Santa Barbara. More details will be provided as we get closer to the date, but for now, know this: Approximately 100 local dance enthusiasts of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels will be performing together in this reimagining of line dancing and traditional village festivals. If you cannot wait to see what this might be like, check out the video of Le Grand Continental at PuSh Festival in 2015 (tinyurl .com/legrandcontinental). There’s so much more to describe and discuss in this year’s Arts & Lectures season that it would take another article at least this long to do it all justice. For example, the great Pico Iyer is back for another round of Speaking with Pico, including some incredible guests like author Elizabeth Strout (Fri., May 13), and what Arts & Lectures season would be complete without a visit from special friend David Sedaris (Fri., May 6)? And did I mention the Very She & Him Christmas Party on Thursday, December 2, with Zooey Deschanel (from the movie Elf) and M. Ward? See you there! n
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9/30: Navy League’s 5th Annual Chili Cook-Off Taste chili created by contestants that include military units and area first responders. Enjoy the live auctions with proceeds to benefit the S.B. Navy League’s support of their adopted California-based military units. Admission includes chili tasting, soft drinks, beer, wine, and BBQ dinner. 5-8pm. S.B. Carriage and Western Art Museum, 129 Castillo St. $50. Call (805) 879-1598 or email sbnldevelopment@ gmail.com.
9/30: College Night Out Area college students are invited to join for jumbo yard games, prize wheels, backpack swag bags, food and drink sampling, giveaways, and a Silent Disco. 6-9pm. Paseo Nuevo, 653 Paseo Nuevo. Free.
FRIDAY 10/1 10/1-10/3: Virtual Screening: Mountainfilm on Tour This inspiring program of films explores themes to Mountainfilm’s mission of using the power of film, art, and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. Visit the website for the full list of films. Fri. 9am through Sun. 11:55pm. $35. Call (805) 646-3117 or email develpment@
Spanish Guitar Entertainment Presents Benise — 20th Anniversary Tour This performance
will celebrate the “Best of” Benise through 20 years of fiery Spanish guitar with new songs from his recent PBS special, Strings of Hope. Benise will be joined with an international cast of musicians and dancers. 7:30pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. GA: $33.50$69.50; VIP: $97.50. Call (805) 963-0761.
10/1, 10/3: Opera S.B.: Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (To Cross the Face of the Moon) José “Pepe” Martinez’s 75-min-
national call to mobilize and defend women’s reproductive rights. Help send the Supreme Court and lawmakers across the country a clear, unified message that an attack to our reproductive rights will not be tolerated. Listen to brief remarks, then march! Noon-1:30pm. De la Guerra Plaza, 15 E. De la Guerra St. Free.
ute mariachi operetta follows the journey of three generations of an immigrant family across borders to find one another and make it home together. Fri.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 2:30pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $89$189. Read more on p. 39. granadasb.org
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Women’s March for Reproductive Rights Join the
floor waiting for you to tango, art, food, friends, and music from Grammy-nominated Hugo Satorre on the bandoneon (a type of concertina popular in Argentina) and Winnie Cheung at the piano. Food from Buena Onda will be available for purchase. 7-11pm. Buena Onda Empanadas, 724 Haley St. Advance: $20; door: $25. Call (805) 455-1906 or email email@example.com.
will highlight six projects that go above and beyond Title 24 Energy compliance, are built in harmony with nature and respond to today’s climate challenges, demonstrate live/workspaces that meet the needs of a 21st-century workforce, showcase equitable housing solutions, or present other exceptional and informative work. 9am-3:30pm. $20-$35. Call (805) 448-1087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
10/1-10/3: Naked Shakes Presents Twelfth Night Shakespeare’s delightfully
comic tale of mistaken identities takes on a new life carried on by the students of Naked Shakes. Fri.: 4pm; Sat.: noon; Sun.: 1pm. UCSB Commencement Green. Free.
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Morrison, Taj Mahal. 7pm. $55-$300.50. 1122 N. Milpas St. Call (805) 962-7411.
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Bring your pet (on a lead or in a crate) for an individual prayer of blessing in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi. Bring photographs of pets gone or lost or favorite stuffed animals. There will be music and complimentary treats and water for animals as well as beverages and wine, and cheese for their humans. 5pm. St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, 2901 Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos. Free. tinyurl.com/AnnualBlessing vaccine at school. The vaccine is free, no appointment is needed, and any parent, family member, or person living with you is eligible. Visit the wvebsite for future clinics. Para ayudar a mantener a su hijo(a) seguro, los niños mayores de 12 añospueden ahora recibir la vacuna contra el COVID en la escuela. La vacuna es gratuita, no se necesita cita, y cualquier padre/madre, miembro familiar o persona que vive con usted es elegible. Visite el sitio web para conocer las futuras clínicas. 4-7pm. Mon.: Goleta Valley Junior High, 6100 Stow Canyon Rd., Goleta; Tue.: S.B. Junior High, 721 E Cota St, 4-7pm. Free.
10/4: Sing with the S.B Gay Men’s Chorus Calling all tenors, bass,
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or baritone singers (you do not have to be gay or identify as a man) to join this nonauditioned chorus. Rehearse once per week; vaccinations and masks indoors
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are required. Doors: 6:35pm; rehearsal: 7-9pm. First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St. Free. Email info@ sbgmc.org. sbgmc.org
TUESDAY 10/5 10/5: Monthly Sketch ’n’ Sip Permatint Collective invites you to bring your sketchbooks and draw and socialize with other artists. Outdoor tables will be set up for a still-life and fun drawingbased games for inspiration. 6-8pm. Wingman Rodeo, 730 N. Milpas St. Free. Call (805) 220-3126 or email permatint email@example.com.
Art Show: The Artist’s Table Look at and purchase work by 15 featured artists with proceeds supporting the museum’s programs. The art show will be on display through October 10. 10am-5pm. Fleischmann Auditorium, S.B. Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol. Free-$17. Call (805) 682-5711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. tinyurl.com/ArtistsTable
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10/2-10/3: Cold Spring Tavern Sat.: John Lyle. Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan. 1:30-4:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call (805) 967-0066. coldspringtavern.com 10/2: Goleta Coffee Co. Jupiter. 7-9pm. 177 S. Turnpike Rd. Free. Call (805) 964-8344.
10/2: M.Special Brewing Co. The Fabulous Stoubadoors, 6-8pm. 6860 Cortona Dr., Ste. C, Goleta. Free. Call (805) 968-6500.
WEDNESDAY 10/6 10/6: Virtual: 3rd Annual The Light Shines Ahead Compassionate Care of Carpin-
teria (CCC) will hold this annual event to raise funds to support its programs and services. Cynder Sinclair — PhD, nonprofit leader, adventure seeker, and author of My Wild and Precious Life — will deliver an uplifting presentation about how Hospice of S.B. eased her family’s grief following the death of her father and son. 6-7pm. Free$100 donation.
10/6: Discussions with the Candidates: S.B. City Mayor Join moderator and S.B. Independent Executive Editor Nick Welsh for a live discussion on Zoom with the six S.B. mayoral candidates in this November’s election: incumbent mayor Cathy Murillo, James Joyce III, Randy Rowse, Deborah Schwartz, Mark Whitehurst, and David Matthew Kilrain (“Boat Rat Matt”). Register in advance online via the link below. 5:30pm. Free.
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or those of us prone to painful sunburns and the skin cancers that can come next, sunscreen is a daily consideration, and finding the right one can be quite a chore. Fears abound about what some of the mass-produced, chemical-based sunscreens may be doing to the ocean — and to ourselves — while the natural-leaning scene is dominated by zinc oxide recipes. But I’ve never loved the creamy white sheen that’s often left behind, and that’s an even louder complaint from people with darker skin than me, who’ve long craved a clean sunscreen that goes on clear. This is what the Santa Barbara–based skincare company Sonrei is now delivering. Though not the first translucent gel sunscreen company, Sonrei — which is vegan, reef-friendly, fragrance-free, and
Skincare Startup Makes Products for All Skin Colors by Matt Kettmann loaded with beneficial vitamins and moisturizers — is wearing diversity, sustainability, and skin health on their shoulders like few others. Though just two years old, the company — whose name is the Spanish word for “smile” but double entendres well as “sunray” — is already catching a lot of national media attention for its BIPOC appeal, appearing in beauty magazines such as Glamour, Allure, and Vogue, and even being talked about on Good Morning America twice. “How can we craft something that can appeal to as many people as possible, and continue that mission and philosophy for future products?” explained cofounder Dustin Holt of the company’s driving motivation. Leaning on about a decade of experience working for the international dermatology company behind CeraVe, Holt, who moved to Santa Barbara in 2012, believed that launching a startup in the very competitive and highly regulated sunscreen sector would be the wisest move. “I felt that there was an opportunity to be disrup disruptive in the sunscreen gel market,” said Holt. “If we can get a foothold in a tough category, it’s a good approach.” Sonrei’s cofounders, including Holt’s Brazilian wife, Andreza Andrade Holt, and Kaya and Tejash Patel, who are of Indian descent and live in Chicago, started talking about this idea 30
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about five years ago. By 2017, Sonrei was working with its own team of chemists — that’s rare, according to Holt, as many skincare companies just repackage white-label products — and in June 2019, they released the first two products: Sea Clearly 30 SPF and 50 SPF. “Santa Barbara inspired the packaging,” said Holt of the ocean, hills, and mountains visible on the tubes. “That’s from living here.” They’ve since released three “mineral gel” products that use zinc oxide: a tinted version at 45 SPF and then two “Clearly Zinq” at 60 SPF, one of which is packaged for kids. Even those go on much more clearly than the usual zinc oxide preparations. “It’s difficult to work with,” said Holt of dealing with the zinc. “We applied what we learned in our gel.” On a recent rafting trip down the Green River in Colorado and Utah, I relied on the Sea Clearly 50 for my entire sunscreen needs. The gel goes on thickly — one friend called it “snot-like” — but applies completely clear with a pleasantly silky sheen. It worked so well that I wish I’d used less and caught a bit more of a tan, even when applying just twice a day while constantly being soaked by river water and baking in the sun for eight-hour stretches. While the United States Food & Drug Administration only runs sunscreen tests for 40 and 80 minutes — which Sonrei passed with ease — Holt also sent his products for testing in Australia as well, where the analyses last two and four hours. Sonrei succeeded, said Holt, explaining, “It passed SPF 50 with four-hour water resistance in the toughest sunscreen market in the world.” Sonrei is slowly building up retail accounts, but most sales go through the website, where the 3.4ounce bottles sell for $35-$40 each. The plan is to ramp up more products in the years to come, but always with the consumer at front of mind. “It’s not just about making money — we are forprofit, but that’s not it. It’s about positively touching lives,” said Holt, who learned a lot about the skincare market from his previous corporate life. “I don’t even worry about that,” he said of the competition. “If you can just solve a problem for a certain segment, hopefully you can get some momentum there and build the brand. There are a lot of right skincare products for the right person.”
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merging from the Harder Stadium tunnel to a raucous crowd was a brand-new experience for most of the UCSB men’s soccer team. The cancellation of the 2020 season was especially harsh for the Gauchos, as they were expected to return with a talented group that had made it to the Final Eight of the NCAA tournament in 2019. To make matters worse, Harder Stadium was set to host the 2020 College Cup, and the Gauchos had a realistic chance of playing for by Victor Bryant the National Championship on their home turf. After a potential season for the ages faded away, head coach Tim Vom Steeg and crew are focused on building toward another NCAA tournament run and took a step in the right direction with a 2-0 victory Saturday over Cal Poly in their final non-conference match. “Realistically, the Big West is a one-bid conference,” Vom Steeg said. “Our goal is to do something that we haven’t done in a long time, which is winning a conference tournament, and the best way is to get two home playoff games and a bye.” With many other Big West members struggling in non-conference play, the Gauchos will likely not be able to pick up enough signature wins to receive an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament. This means that the clearest path forward is via the automatic bid that is given to conference champions. The Gauchos have not won the Big West tournament since 2010. “That’s what the league championship is about, besides a nice little trophy,” said Vom Steeg. “Nothing
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against tonight or anybody else, but that’s what we’ve been talking about.” Depth figures to be a strength for UCSB this season, and that was certainly the case against Cal Poly as Jorge Aldana, Ameyawu Muntari, and Pablo Figueroa came off the bench and immediately made their mark breaking down the Mustang’s defense. With unlimited substitutions in NCAA Division 1 soccer, the more options a coaching staff has off the bench, the better. “My ability to bring players off the bench was critical in tonight’s game, it was critical against Oregon State, and I think it will be critical to our success all season,” Vom Steeg said. Defensively, the Gauchos are led by Stanford transfer Carson Vom Steeg, who is one of the coach’s three sons on the roster. UCSB was solid in the box in front of sophomore goalkeeper Leroy Zeller, who picked up his fourth clean sheet of the season, including the Westmont exhibition match. UCSB was also solid defensively against a highly touted Oregon State squad in a match that ended in a 1-1 tie on Tuesday, September 21. “Our defense played very well. I thought we did well to compete in the box. Leroy [Zeller] had a clean game in goal,” Vom Steeg said following the victory over Cal Poly. “All around, I am very pleased, and it’s fun to be back out here with lots of people.”
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Goals have been hard to come by for the UCSB women’s soccer team. The Gauchos have only scored seven in 11 matches thus far this season and will need to pick up the pace on the offensive end in order to make noise in the Big West Conference. “Unfortunately, it’s the hardest part of the game, and that’s why the people that do it on a consistent basis get the big bucks,” said UCSB women’s coach Paul Stumpf following a 1-0 loss to Cal State Fullerton on Sunday afternoon. “The difference was they had one really good look at the goal and they finished it.” The Gauchos won their Big West Conference opener against UC Riverside 2-1 on September 23 behind goals from Emma Vanderhyden and Shaye Douglas, but they failed to carry that momentum over into the match against Cal State Fullerton and fell to 1-1 in conference play. UCSB will look to get back on track in a match at UC Davis on Thursday, September 30, beginning at 4 p.m. n INDEPENDENT.COM
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aryl Hodges grew up outside Philadelphia, fishing with his dad, collecting spring water with his grandfather, and running wild up and down the creeks. But Hodges — who this summer was named the new head ranger for the Santa Barbara District of the Los Padres National Forest — was also “very much a city kid,” he said, riding his bike from the east side of Philly to the west and attending a high school not far from downtown. A camping trip that Hodges took as a young man is what ultimately set him on his career path. It was sunrise atop a mountain in the Pacific Northwest. The snow-capped peaks of Mt. Hood, Mt. Rainier, and Mt. Adams were poking through the clouds. The wind was whipping; the TEAM EFFORT: Hodges said he and his team rely on community partners such sun was shining red, then orange, as the Los Padres Forest Association and the Montecito Trails Foundation to then yellow; “and it was just one of manage access. “They’re the ones who actually are out there looking at pieces those moments,” he said. of trail,” he said, “coming to our rangers and saying, ‘Hey, we’d like to give you a Hodges, married with four hand on this’ or ‘Could we get your support and approval on that?’” grown kids, comes to Santa Barbara by way of the Angeles National Forest, but he’s the experts, and they’re very good at what they do. I’m worked all over the country throughout his 27-year just here to make sure they have what they need. career, including as a surveyor and biologist. He’s still getting acquainted with the district — which extends An issue we frequently hear from the public about is access to roughly from Figueroa Mountain through the Santa the Pendola area, which has been closed since 2017. What’s the Ynez River valley and over the Santa Ynez Moun- latest with that? That’s a big one. We understand folks tains into the South Coast’s trail-heavy front country want to drive all the way up there to the hot springs, — but he took time to speak with the Independent but we’re explaining to them that the road is not in the about his new posting and what lies ahead for the best shape. And because we’re in extreme fire danger, public land. This is an edited and condensed version we can’t allow vehicles up there. We haven’t been able to manage the road the way we want to, like controlof our conversation. ling brush, and we just don’t want to run the risk of somebody parking on the shoulder in high grass and inadvertently starting a wildfire. We also have a few low-water crossings that need some work.
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Fire is on people’s minds pretty much all the time around here. What’s been your experience with fire? When I worked as a natural resource biologist in the Apalachicola National Forest in Florida, I was exposed to a lot of use of fire from an ecological standpoint. We did a lot of management for endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers and kept the understory down with controlled burns so they could fly and forage properly. More recently, I was a lead resource advisor in the Angeles [National Forest]. My team and I would help fire personnel mitigate any adverse effects that may occur from their suppression efforts. Meaning they don’t do a controlled burn in an area they shouldn’t? Exactly, or run over something with a piece of equipment they shouldn’t. We’d get ahead of them and pinpoint things of cultural value, historic value, and natural resource value before they arrived. But let me be clear, I’m not a fire expert. The team I work with here — there’s about 135 of them with six engines, three patrols, a hotshot crew, and a helitack crew — they’re
What’s your time in Santa Barbara been like so far? Starting this position in a COVID environment is not the traditional way you would want to start — not being able to engage the staff face to face or meet out in a big group. Same thing with the public. It would have been nice to meet our partners all at the same time at the beginning. Find out what their issues and concerns are, what my goals are, etc. But we’re getting it done — a group here, a call there. Everyone has been really welcoming, and I can already tell this is going to be a great experience. Part of your job is navigating the different agendas of different stakeholders. Can you give me a past example of when you’ve done that successfully? In 1996, when I was working at Gifford Pinchot [National Forest] in Washington, huge floods basically rearranged creeks on the East Fork of the Lewis River. We were doing stream restoration — creating deep pools to hold back spawning substrate for steelhead trout — but the kayak community was up in arms about safety. They had valid concerns about flipping over and getting hung up. We didn’t ignore them. We all went down there and located the pinch points together and ultimately redid our design to minimize the hazards. You always have to listen to what people have to say. n
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lenty of smart, good, and even lucky winemakers can work their entire lives and never achieve the success of Alisa Jacobson. At just 42 years old, Jacobson has already scaled an internationally respected brand from just 1,000 cases to more than one million and, as of just two months ago, is now completely focused on building her own dream winery, complete with the acquisition and ongoing development of two vineyards. Many respected vintners retire before reaching any of those marks. That first brand, which you’ve certainly seen on grocery store shelves and wine lists, is Joel Gott Wines, where Jacobson started in 2003 and left amicably as vice president of winemaking this summer. The second, which you may not know but certainly should, is Turning Tide Wines, which, aside from a pinot noir grown in Oregon, is made from grapes grown in Santa Barbara County. As an ocean lover raised on a farm amid ever-encroaching development, Jacobson is using everything she’s learned at Joel Gott to make Turning Tide a model for being both sustainable and successful in the wine business. “I wanted to have a place where I can show people how I feel like farming can be done in an economical way but also in a way that’s good for winemaking and good for humans,” explained Jacobson, who recently moved from Santa Rosa to Shell Beach to be closer to the sea and to her two Santa Ynez Valley vineyards. And she’s taking this message to the masses through affordably priced wines. “I want people to drink it,” she said. “They’re not gonna drink it if it’s $200 a bottle.” Jacobson made the decision to go into agriculture quite
young. The daughter of an engineer and an elementary school teacher, she grew up on the family’s cherry BIG TO BETTER: After 18 years of building Joel Gott into a major wine brand, Alisa Jacobson is now focused on and pistachio orchard in Turning Tide Wines, which is putting sustainability at the forefront. the small East Bay town of Brentwood, near the California Delta’s oldest vineyards. While participating in 4-H employee of Joel Gott Wines, which was producing about programs, Jacobson watched farms be gobbled up by the Bay 1,000 cases at the Napa Wine Company. “Those were the Area’s exurban sprawl. heydays of the Napa Wine Company,” said Jacobson of that “We’re there trying to farm as the suburbs were closing shared winemaking space. “I was able to pick a lot of people’s in on the area, trying to figure out the logistics of getting a brains.” tractor to go over the sidewalks,” she said. “That made me With the indefatigable Gott handling sales and marketrealize how important agriculing and Jacobson in charge of wine, the brand exploded ture was for us, for humans and exponentially, especially when Trinchero partnered for the planet. We have to figure on a joint venture in 2009 out how to live among it.” that took the wines into all She decided to study ag and animal science at UC Davis, 50 states. By 2018, Joel Gott Wines was producing more where her eyes were opened to everything from blueberry than one million cases annufarming to wine grapes. A ally across about 15 different summer internship at Korbel wines. got her hooked on the wine To fill that thirst and keep business, and she worked on the prices down, Jacobson sparkling wine for another constantly scoured the West two harvests, including one Coast for new sources of at Schramsberg. “People grapes: riesling from Washington, pinot gris from Oregon, enjoyed their jobs, and they were all smart, articulate, crezinfandel from Amador County, and sauvignon blanc from ative people,” she said. “I could Monterey, among so many other regions. She was eventureally see myself enjoying this ally contracting with more than 100 different vineyards, industry.” including a few in the Santa Ynez Valley. N N A But as Joel Gott grew, Jacobson’s job became much more The farming connection M T KET BY MATT was there, but unlike administrative. “It’s huge, and I’m really not making wine anymore—I’m managing people,” she explained while sharing many crops, wine lasts for years. “It’s like a time capsule,” she her wines with me in my backyard, two days before her last day said. “You can remember a rain showed at Joel Gott. “It’s all part of your personal growth. It was a good Here’s a sampling of what Alisa Jacobson is making today. during a certain vintage, for instance.” experience, but at the end of the day, I don’t want to manage Upon graduation, Jacobson people on a day-to-day basis.” Santa Ynez Valley White Blend: She’s pushing traditional boundaries spent two years at Joseph Phelps, So in 2018—while also leading a task force to research with these two blends: in 2019, a blend of chenin blanc and grüner worked a harvest in Australia, and counteract the growing issue of smoke taint in wine veltliner; and in 2020, a chenin blanc and verdelho. “There is a bal baland then heard about the new from wildfires—Jacobson was plotting her first Turning ance between that minerality and that fruit,” she said. “Nothing out outwine project that the popular Tide vintages and has been fine-tuning and expanding the shines anything else.” $20 Napa caterer/restaurateur lineup since. (See the sidebar for the wines.) Much of the Santa Ynez Valley Red Blend: This super fresh and spicy blend of mostly Joel Gott was firing up. “He fruit is coming from two vineyards that she now controls grenache and a quarter mourvèdre from Estelle Vineyard is the newnew catered our harvest lunches, with Coastal Vineyard Care’s Mike Testa and Ben Merz: est addition. “This is mimicking what I remember from traveling and that’s how I met him,” Estelle Vineyard, which is home to 17 acres of 13 different around the southern Rhône,” said Jacobson. “You go to a restaurant recalled Jacobson, not- varieties, including somewhat obscure Iberian grapes; and and there’s a carafe of wine on the table, and you enjoy it.” $25 ing that Gott’s wife, Sarah a former apple orchard on Baseline Avenue, where they Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay: She’s never been a big chard fan but Gott, was also the Phelps planted sauvignon blanc for Joel Gott and grüner veltliner is sourcing from key vineyards in the region, including Donwinemaker at that time. for Turning Tide. nachadh. “I wanted to challenge myself to make a chardonnay He remembered Jacobson She hopes to convey her ethic through Turning Tide’s that I would enjoy drinking,” she said. $30 because she was a vegetar- label, which features a woman standing on an island, holdOregon Pinot Noir: Jacobson owns a home in McMinnville in ian, which is how she’s eaten ing a massive dandelion that’s shedding in the breeze. “I the Willamette Valley and sources grapes from a vineyard since childhood, even though feel like everything is part of the whole. One thing affects in the Eola-Amity Hills. She’s trying to bring more conshe grew up selling animals for another, which affects another. And wine really takes a lot of sistency to Oregon wines. “I do want my wine to show meat in 4-H. “If I was eating it, elements: the soil and weather and people,” said Jacobson. “I the site and the vintage, but I didn’t want to lean I wanted to know where it came wanted something that represents all these pieces that come into it, where wines are completely different from from,” she said. “It’s just easier to eat together to make wine.” year to year,” she said. “I feel like Oregon does cheese and tomatoes.” that quite a bit, almost intentionally. I don’t In 2003, Jacobson became the first See turningtidewines.com. think consumers understand that.” $42
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Santa Ynez Valley Resort Hosts Visiting Chef Series BY GEORGE YATCHISIN
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when crossing the wooden bridge over Alisal Creek, as the enticing smells of oak smoke and barbecue offer more olfactory goodness than you can parse, other than sensing you want it all. Next, you’re crossing the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort’s broad Oval Lawn, festively set with numerous tables topped with fresh flowers, Edison lights strung high above for when the sun sets over the ridge. And suddenly you realize that there’s nothing cuter than kids in cowboy hats. Welcome to the newest version of the Old West, family style. Welcome to California Ranch Cookouts. Think of the Cookouts as the Alisal’s excuse to throw a crazy culinary party, where, somehow, people might line dance to the Rolling Stones — and “Beast of Burden” at that. The venerable property partners its own talented chef Anthony Endy with guest visiting chefs who want to flaunt their barbecue chops, which sometimes include actual chops. The September 26 edition starred Iron Chef Cat Cora, so the menu had a definite Mediterranean/ Greek slant, from souvlaki pork kabobs to rotisserie Wagyu beef shawarma—think a killer beef cut meets a gyro, and both win. And, in perhaps my favorite food name ever, a “flaming cheese station,” featuring scarfable oak-grilled halloumi redolent of lemon and oregano. But the food— and I cannot begin to say how much food there was, with plenty of vegetarian and pescatarian options— seemed almost half of the point of the evening. The Alisal’s lovely little pocket of the Santa Ynez Valley is particularly bucolic and soul-refreshing, so there’s that. But it’s clear for many this was a family fun event — there were so many children that the
band joked they had requests to play both “Baby Shark” and “The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round.” Here’s hoping the kids, who came from as far as Tucson, Seattle, and Texas, got by on covers of the Eagles, Van Morrison, Steve Miller, and Gretchen Wilson. And adult beverages were to be had, with signature cocktails from both Cora (an Ouzotini with pomegranate and mint) and Endy (a huckleberry smash) plus beer from Topa Topa and wine from Dragonette Cellars. Since you eat buffet-style, all the tables are set to the number in your reservation — even when you’re with a family, this isn’t family-style. Our two-top was right in front of the dessert station, which the
very pleasant and helpful staff were willing to let me dive into even before the main food was available. It wasn’t easy to delay devouring delights like Basque cheesecake and rolled pistachio baklava, just two of at least 10 choices; one young girl decided a cup full of whipped cream at the hot chocolate station was good enough for her. The October 7 edition of California Ranch Cookouts reaches even further for its guest chef, as James Beard Award– winning, third-generation pitmaster Sam Jones will bring his famed North Carolina barbecue skills to the Alisal. No doubt people will get the chance to pig out. And sorry if that pun was aimed at the child who requested “Baby Shark.”
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OPERA SANTA BARBARA PRESENTS CRUZAR LA CARA DE LA LUNA
KISMET IS COMING Santa Barbara’s leading figures in classical music and ballet will be coming together with a distinguished Broadway director, Lonny Price, to present Kismet at the Granada on October 23 and 24. Produced and inspired by Sara Miller McCune, this once-in-a-lifetime event will harness the full potential of both the Santa Barbara Symphony under the leadership of maestro Nir Kabaretti and State Street Ballet choreographed by William Soleau. In addition to these formidable presences, the production will also feature an international cast of actors representing the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. The story deals with love, honor, and loss in a Muslim caliphate during the period described in the tales of the Arabian Nights. “Kismet” is a Turkish word adopted into the English language during the 19th century as an exotic synonym for fate. Look for more coverage of the unprecedented collaboration in upcoming issues of the Independent. For more information and to buy tickets, visit granadasb.org. —CD
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hen the cast of Cruzar la Cara de la Luna takes the stage at The Granada Theatre on October 1 and 3, the message of this fascinating and powerful mariachi opera will coincide with some of the facts surrounding its production. Just as the story onstage dramatizes the resiliency of a family that comes together after a painful period of separation, this Opera Santa Barbara production of Cruzar enacts the rebirth of our city’s performing arts community after a long pandemic hiatus. The show, which has had a distinguished history of international success ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS: Grammy winners Mariachi Los Camperos will play onstage alongside the since its premiere at the Houston Grand singers in Cruzar la Cara de la Luna. Opera in 2010, represents an ingenious discovery on the part of its creators, José fathered children on both sides of the bor- those who seek asylum here, the message of “Pepe” Martínez, founder of the Mariachi der, his complex legacy requires everyone Cruzar could not be more timely. Vargas de Tecalitlán, and librettist Leon- he leaves behind — his two sons, Rafael The shapes that “cross the face of the ard Foglia. As it turns out, for a variety of (Daniel Montenegro) and Marc (Efraín moon” in the show’s title are butterflies, reasons both cultural and musical, opera Solís), and their daughters, Renata (Jessica with their migratory habits and extravaand mariachi make a great combination. Gonzalez-Rodriguez) and Diana (Rapha- gantly metamorphic life cycles. Through In Cruzar, rather than ella Medina), to make the 50-year span described by this visionpairing opera singtheir peace with him, ary opera, we see that the life cycles and ers onstage with a and to find a way to migratory experiences of human beings traditional orchestra love and understand are no less dramatic, and just as rare and in the pit, Martinez one another as the wonderful. and Foglia employed In addition to being the first major prodescendants of a single duction at the Granada following the panremarkable individual. certain capabilities of demic, Cruzar la Cara de la Luna is also the traditional mariachi Speaking with Kostis first of five major productions on tap this bands to bring all the Protopapas, the artistic and general director of musicians onstage season from Opera Santa Barbara. The next and to have them sing, Opera Santa Barbara, three—the double bill of Il tabarro and El functioning as though about this extraordi- amor brujo (Oct. 29 and 31), Semele (Jan. 14 they were the chorus nary production, I was and 16, 2022), and As One (Mar. 25 and 27, in a Greek tragedy. struck by how prescient 2022), will all be at the Lobero. The season’s And Cruzar is his decision to bring final offering, La traviata (June 10 and 12, this particular work 2022), will be back at the Granada. We are tragic, as the Velasquez RISING MEZZO: The 2019-2020 Christo Santa Barbara this very fortunate to have one of the world’s family must face the man Studio Artist Kelly Guerra plays season looks in light most creative and dedicated opera compadeath of its patriarch, Lupita. Laurentino (Bernardo of what’s happening in nies in Santa Barbara, and, with OSB’s new Bermudez). But through the agony of the this country right now. As arts organiza- policy of a “you decide the price” ticketing, immigrant Laurentino’s passing, and the tions struggle to understand and to bridge there’s no excuse for not attending at least shared experience of grieving him among the widening gap between their legacy one of these amazing performances. Visit his children and grandchildren, some- audiences and the emerging demographics operasb.org for details. —Charles Donelan thing new is born. Because Laurentino of a new century, and as our political leadimmigrated from Michoacán to Texas, and ers clash over how to deal humanely with
HEAVY METAL: “Mamma Mobius” is on the lawn outside SLOMA.
DAY FOR NIGHT MARK DI SUVERO’S HISTORY AND ITS SHADOW AT SLOMA
Few artists of any era can rival Mark di Suvero when it comes to the inventive use of different tools and materials. His career as a sculptor of monumental abstractions has its origins in the department of art at UCSB, but it wasn’t until he landed in New York City, after graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in philosophy, that he discovered his knack for making distinctive assemblages out of wood and metal salvaged from demolition sites. From there, di Suvero branched out into welding, finally hitting his signature stride as a fabricator of immense metal sculptures made of H-beams and heavy steel plates. This new show at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art shows that di Suvero, now 88 years old, still has the spirit of discovery that made him famous in the 1960s and 1970s. There’s a great example of di Suvero’s classic large metal sculpture on the lawn outside the gallery — “Mamma Mobius” — and a small group of steel constructions inside, but what dominates the exhibition is a suite of recent paintings executed in luminescent paint. Visitors to the show receive flashlights at the entrance, although the gallery space is not darkened but rather lit in a conventional way at a normal daytime level of brightness. What the flashlights allow one to do is activate the surface of these paintings, which, when illuminated artificially, disclose layers of paint not at first visible. Using a mysterious system that seems to have involved gravity and perhaps a rotating armature during the works’ creation, di Suvero has crafted complex abstractions featuring a bewildering yet pleasing accumulation of intersecting hard angles and soft drips. The show’s conceit — using additional light to uncover what’s invisible in ordinary daylight — is at once youthfully playful and mature in its conception and finish. Visitors to SLOMA can see this highly worthwhile show until November 7. For more information, visit sloma.org. —CD
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“naked” and “nude” have different connotations. Art critic Kenneth Clark noted that “naked” people depicted in painting and sculpture are “deprived of clothes” and embarrassed as a result. Being “nude,” on the other hand, has “no uncomfortable overtone” but indicates “a balanced, prosperous, and confident body.” I bring this to your attention because I believe you would benefit from experiencing extra nudity and no nakedness in the days ahead. If you choose to take on this assignment, please use it to upgrade your respect and reverence for your beauty. P.S.: Now is also a favorable time to express your core truths without inhibition or apology. I urge you to be your pure self in all of your glory.
(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): Blogger AnaSophia was asked, “What do you find attractive in a person?” I’ll reproduce her reply because it’s a good time to think about what your answer would be. I’m not implying you should be looking for a new lover. I’m interested in inspiring you to ruminate about what alliances you should cultivate during the coming months. Here’s what AnaSophia finds attractive: “strong desire but not neediness, passionate sensitivity, effortlessness, authenticity, innocence of perception, sense of humor, vulnerability and honesty, embodying one’s subtleties and embracing one’s paradoxes, acting unconditionally and from the heart.” (Apr. 20-May 20): Taurus author Roberto Bolaño confessed, “Sometimes I want greatness, sometimes just its shadow.” I appreciate his honesty. I think what he says is true about most of us. Is there anyone who is always ready for the heavy responsibility of pursuing greatness? Doubtful. To be great, we must periodically go through phases when we recharge our energy and take a break from being nobly ambitious. What about you, dear Taurus? If I’m reading the omens correctly, you will benefit from a phase of reinvention and reinvigoration. During the next three weeks, you’ll be wise to hang out in the shadows of greatness.
(May 21-June 20): “Have fun, even if it’s not the same kind of fun everyone else is having,” wrote religious writer C.S. Lewis. That advice is 10 times more important right now than it usually is. For the sake of your body’s and soul’s health, you need to indulge in sprees of playful amusement and blithe delight and tension-relieving merriment. And all that good stuff will work its most potent magic if it stimulates pleasures that are unique to you — and not necessarily in line with others’ tastes.
(June 21-July 22): “It is one thing to learn about the past,” wrote Cancerian journalist Kenneth Auchincloss. “It is another to wallow in it.” That’s stellar advice for you to incorporate in the coming weeks. After studying your astrological omens, I’m enthusiastic about you exploring the old days and old ways. I’m hoping that you will discover new clues you’ve overlooked before and that this further information will inspire you to reenvision your life story. But as you conduct your explorations, it’s also crucial to avoid getting bogged down in sludgy emotions like regret or resentment. Be inspired by your history, not demoralized by it.
(July 23-Aug. 22): Would you like to deepen and strengthen your capacity to concentrate? Cosmic rhythms will conspire in your favor if you work on this valuable skill in the coming weeks. You’ll be able to make more progress than would normally be possible. Here’s pertinent advice from author Harriet Griffey: “Whenever you feel like quitting, just do five more — five more minutes, five more exercises, five more pages — which will extend your focus.” Here’s another tip: Whenever you feel your concentration flagging, remember what it is you love about the task you’re doing. Ruminate about its benefits for you and others.
(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): What’s your favorite feeling? Here’s Virgo poet Mary Szybist’s answer to that question: hunger. She’s not speaking about the longing for food, but rather the longing for everything precious, interesting, and meaningful. She adores the mood of “not yet,” the experience of moving toward the desired thing. What would be your response to the question, Virgo? I’m guessing you may at times share Szybist’s perspective. But given the current astrological omens, your favorite feeling right now may be utter satisfaction — the gratifying sensation of getting what you’ve hungered for. I say: Trust that intuition.
(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In the English language, the words
(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Scorpio poet Anne Sexton wrote, “One has to get their own animal out of their own cage and not look for either an animal keeper or an unlocker.” That’s always expert advice, but it will be extra vital for you to heed in the coming weeks. The gorgeous semi-wild creature within you needs more room to run, more sights to see, more adventures to seek. For that to happen, it needs to spend more time outside of its cage. And you’re the best person to make sure that happens.
(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Sagittarian composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) could be a marvelous friend. If someone he cared for was depressed or feeling lost, he would invite them to sit in his presence as he improvised music on the piano. There were no words, no advice — only emotionally stirring melodies. “He said everything to me,” one friend said about his gift. “And finally gave me consolation.” I invite you to draw inspiration from his example, Sagittarius. You’re at the peak of your powers to provide solace, comfort, and healing to allies who need such nurturing. Do it in whatever way is also a blessing for you.
(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): At age 23, Capricorn-born Jeanne Antoinette Poisson (1721-1764) became French King Louis XV’s favorite mistress. She was not born into aristocracy, but she wielded her Capricornian flair with supreme effectiveness. Ultimately, she achieved a noble title as well as high prestige and status in the French court. As is true for evolved Capricorns, her elevated role was well-deserved, not the result of vulgar social-climbing. She was a patron of architecture, porcelain artwork, and France’s top intellectuals. She ingratiated herself to the king’s wife, the queen, and served as an honored assistant. I propose we make her your role model for the next four weeks. May she inspire you to seek a boost in your importance and clout that’s accomplished with full integrity.
(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The bad news is that artist Debbie Wagner was diagnosed with two brain tumors in 2002. The good news is that surgery not only enabled her to survive but also enhanced her visual acuity. The great news is that on most days since 2005, she has painted a new image of the sunrise. I invite you to dream up a ritual to celebrate your own victory over adversity, Aquarius. Is there a generous gesture or creative act you could do on a semi-regular basis to thank life for providing you with the help and power you needed?
(Feb. 19-Mar. 20): A self-described “anarchist witch” named Lars writes on his Tumblr blog, “I am a ghost from the 1750s, and my life is currently in the hands of a group of suburban 13-year-olds using a Ouija board to ask me if Josh from homeroom has a crush on them.” He’s implying that a powerful supernatural character like himself is being summoned to do tasks that are not worthy of him. He wishes his divinatory talents were better used. Are there any resemblances between you and him, Pisces? Do you ever feel as if you’re not living up to your promise? That your gifts are not being fully employed? If so, I’m pleased to predict that you could fix this problem in the coming weeks and months. You will have extra energy and savvy to activate your full potential.
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responsibility for managing the divisional office and assists the Dean in management and administrative leadership in all areas under Dean’s jurisdiction, currently including 22 Departments and Programs that offer 29 undergraduate degrees and twenty‑eight graduate degrees (including 4 administrative support centers organized to support 17 of the academic units), 2 Centers (Carsey‑Wolf Center and the Walter Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life), the University Art Museum, the Humanities, and Fine arts Development unit and one divisional research center (Interdisciplinary Humanities Center). Responsible for budget oversight, financial and resource allocations for the division. Represents and acts on behalf of the Dean at campus‑wide meetings dealing with resources to the Division and has authority to make commitments on Dean’s behalf. Works directly with the Dean on new initiatives. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Excellent ability to establish metrics for department and employee goals. Excellent skills to work collaboratively and act persuasively in sensitive situations; skills in conflict management techniques. Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively lead, motivate and influence others and to develop and maintain high standards of customer service. Excellent project management skills, including the capability of managing capital projects. Very strong ability to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution. Thorough knowledge of common organization‑specific and other computer application programs. Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check. $94,100‑$120,000/ yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application review date begins 10/8/21. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job # 24427
GEOGRAPHY Serves as the Communications Manager for the Spatial Pattern Analysis and Research Lab in collaboration with the Department of Geography. Plans, launches, produces, coordinates, edits, and administers the “Earth + Humans” podcast. Manages the podcasting facility and oversees programming, production, scheduling, training, digital and/or analog editing, accounting, and organizing related events. Organizes and manages large Zoom events for the Lab. Responsible for management of the website and social media content and updates for the Lab. Identifies, tracks, and engages donors and alumni as well as businesses/industry partners. Builds and maintains a database tracking alumni and donor engagement. Provides support for grant proposal development. Promotes citizen science projects. Creates graphic designs for marketing posters. Writes press releases on research activities.
Builds relationships between academic and industry partners. Reqs: Willing to support building an inclusive culture. Ability to work as an active team member and collaboration on projects. Bachelor’s degree in related area and/ or equivalent experience/training. Thorough knowledge/understanding of relevant technology, including methods of broadcast operations. Thorough knowledge of various types of programming. Thorough written, research, editing, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills. Thorough organizational skills. Thorough creative skills. Requires expertise in geography and GIScience. Develops and manages branding, logos, and templates. Notes: UCSB Campus Security Authority under Clery Act. Satisfactory conviction history background check. $61,200/ yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application review date begins 10/4/21. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 24187
CONTRACTS AND GRANTS ANALYST
COMPUTER SCIENCE Responsible for developing and submitting research proposals, awards and/or transactions related to contract and grant management and maintains contract and grant records in compliance with institutional and research sponsor policies. Responsible for the post‑award administration, financial management, and analysis of the Contracts and Grants for the Computer Science Department. Additionally, will backup/support the Contracts and Grants Manager with Award Closeout. Responsible for the completion of post‑award activities of research awards totaling more than $12M annually. Duties include setting up new awards and analyzing award terms and conditions, advising faculty, staff, and students of proper University and agency policies regarding extramural funding policies and procedures. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or/and equivalent work experience. Ability to establish and maintain priorities, multi‑task and meet deadlines while balancing a high volume workload. Analytical and problem‑solving skills. Excellent attention to detail and communication skills. Ability to exercise independent judgment. Ability to perform financial analysis and customized reporting. Proficiency with Microsoft programs such as Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc. Proficiency with Google software programs such as Sheets, Docs, Gmail, chat. Must be comfortable explaining guidelines and policies. Working knowledge of and experience with financial accounting, analysis and reporting techniques. Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check. $25.00‑$28.75/ 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 10/6/21, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 24290
EVENTS OPERATION ASSISTANT
INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS Under the supervision of the Assistant Athletics Director for Events & Facilities, the Operations Assistant will act as a point person for UCSB Intercollegiate Athletics home sporting events. Reqs: AA Degree, or a combination of education and work related experience. Experience in event operations in any of the following areas: athletics, concerts, conferences or conventions. Be self‑motivated and show a willingness to work. Goal and task oriented. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work within a team. Requires the ability to work independently, problem solve, and take initiative. Must be knowledgeable of and comply with NCAA, Big West Conference and University rules, policies and regulations applicable to the performance of this position. Notes: This is a limited appointment, 6 month position. Days/Hours: Wed. ‑ Sun., hours depend on events schedule. Mandated reporting requirements of Child 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. Satisfactory conviction history background check. Must be able to work nights, weekends and holidays frequently to attend assigned sporting events. $18.96/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. Application review date begins 10/8/21, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 24417
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MATERIALS DEPARTMENT Responsible for full oversight of all financial and accounting operations for the Materials Department which includes five departmental centers. Collaborate with the MSO to develop and implement financial systems and procedures; monitors departmental budget of $10M and extramural and gift funding of $60M. Prepares cost projections and analyzes for both departmental and extramural fund accounts. Oversees bi‑weekly and monthly payroll. Provides direction and support to departmental Financial Assistant and Contracts and Grants Analyst in all accounting areas. Prepares and/or updates recharge packages annually and monitors recharge activity. Uses a thorough working knowledge of University Accounting Policies pertaining to all accounting areas for extramural funding as well as state funding. Has working knowledge of all policies pertaining to extramural funding Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in related area and /or equivalent experience/ training. Strong background and knowledge of fund accounting in the public sector with an emphasis
on extramural accounting. Ability to interpret federal policies pertaining to contracts and grants from multiple agencies, including DoD, DOE, NSF, as well as private industry contracts. Thorough knowledge of financial data management and reporting systems. Strong analytical skills. Strong critical thinking abilities and attention to detail. Sound judgment and decision‑making. Strong problem‑solving skills. Advanced communication skills, both written and verbal, to convey complex information in a clear and concise manner. Advanced interpersonal skills. Ability to work in a highly collaborative manner, assess complex challenges and recommend effective solutions. Ability to manage competing deadlines with multiple interruptions while paying close attention to detail. Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check. $61,200 ‑ $78,000/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.Open until filled. Apply online at https:// jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 21096
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GRADUATE ADVISOR AND PROGRAM COORDINATOR
MATERIALS DEPARTMENT Autonomously responsible for managing the Academic Mission of the Materials Department. With a high degree of accuracy and confidentiality, this position is responsible for: all Graduate Student Recruitment and Admissions activities; providing academic advising to all prospective and current graduate students; management of all current graduate student files and ensuring proper matriculation; managing all
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graduate student employment, including visas, and fee payments; budgetary management of Block grant, TA allocation, and recruitment budget; the materials department curriculum including, modifications, course scheduling, textbook ordering, TA evaluations, and faculty teaching workload; and management of all departmental alumni outreach and development activities pertaining to student fellowships and other academic program funding. This position works with direction and the consequences of error could be detrimental to the Department’s academic program. Reqs: High level of initiative, creativity and energy. Strong organizational skills. Ability to deal effectively with strict deadlines and periodic heavy work cycles while managing day‑to‑day operations. Strong computer background and ability to work with new programs. Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check. $51,400‑ $68,900/ yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The application review date begins 10/7/21. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 24367
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS AND IMMIGRATION SPECIALIST
UCSB EXTENSION PaCE Coordinate the review, issuance, processing, and enforcement of contracts with various international partners for international programs. This position is primarily responsible for following all international student inquiries from application to immigration, including processing visa, working with agents, maintaining accurate records of international student rosters and their status. Maintaining documentation and trains Customer Service representatives on troubleshooting common issues. Managing the day‑to‑day operations associated with existing programs and courses and assists as needed with conferences and special programs, and interfaces with students, both domestic and international, administrative staff and its support units to prevent and resolve problems related to course offerings, and oversees the general administration of assigned programs. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in related field and/or equivalent experience/training. Minimum of three years of working experience in producing and delivering public educational programs. Minimum of 3 years of experience in outreach to academic departments, professional associations, and/ or corporations and in developing organizational collaborations. Excellent analytical skills to understand how business needs can be addressed through the design and delivery of training programs. Demonstrated experience in conducting Educational needs assessments. Demonstrated experience with MS Office Suite, Google Suite or equivalent. Notes: Must be a U.S, citizen or permanent resident of the United States in order to be a Designated School Officer or Alternate Responsible Officer for the Department of Homeland Security’s SEVIS. Satisfactory conviction history background check. $23.66‑29.98/ 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. Application review date begins 10/5/21. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 24121
MANAGER FOR FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION
GEVIRTZ GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Responsible for a full range of management functions encompassing finance, employment and payroll, gifts, and compliance. Works as part of the senior management team to develop and implement operating policies and procedures as they relate to overall GGSE goals and objectives, interprets policy for Department Chairs / Directors, faculty and staff. Serves as liaison to other campus academic and administrative units. Provides direct input for short‑ and long‑term strategic planning. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Minimum of 1 year of supervisory experience. Administrative experience working in a higher education setting. Ability to work effectively with all levels of the University community. Professional orientation and strong leadership skills. Excellent technical and analytical abilities, initiative, problem‑solving ability, and judgment. Capacity to organize and handle a wide range of responsibilities. Thorough knowledge and understanding of University personnel, financial, and purchasing policies. Thorough knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources. Solid understanding of financial and resource planning concepts as well as how to control organizational budgeting. Advanced knowledge of financial transactions and financial systems. Knowledge of Fund Accounting principles and practices, budgeting and reporting techniques, accounting, and bookkeeping. Ability to conduct thorough budget oversight, monitor complex financials, and produce regular financial reports. Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check. $87,750/ year. 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. Application review begins 10/7/21. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #24269
RECYCLING & COMPOSTING COORDINATOR
ASSOCIATED STUDENTS Supervises, mentors and educates students in the areas of Recycling, Department of Public Worms, and other services as assigned. Advises the AS (Associated Students) Zero Waste Committee and serves as an advisor to the Sustainability Coalition. The goals include reducing landfill waste through the management of campus‑wide recycling, and composting programs, purchasing recycled materials and educating the campus and surrounding community on waste reduction principles. Establishes operating procedure, supervises student staff. Oversees the annual AS Recycling and Department of Public Worms budget. Serves as a liaison with the Department of Facilities Management, other campus waste management entities and, when needed, the local community. Responsible for further development of the recycling and composting program, working with a team of staff to develop funding and management for new initiatives
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developed by staff and students. Reqs: Must have 2‑5 years of relevant experience and knowledge of recycling techniques and have the ability to communicate the recycling program effectively. Must be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate both orally and in writing with a diverse campus population including faculty, staff, students, city officials, and university neighbors on sustainable solid waste management and recycling issues. Must have relevant experience in producing reports on the recycling program and to interpret institutional policies, plans, objectives, rules and regulations, and to communicate the interpretation to others is also required. Notes: Satisfactory conviction history background check. Available to work occasional weekend or evening events. UCSB Campus Security Authority under Clery Act. $23.66‑$26.28/ 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 # 22486
SR. BUILDING MAINTENANCE WORKER
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT May work independently, as part of a team, or as an assistant to a skilled trades person, performing a variety of semi‑skilled and unskilled tasks in the maintenance, alteration and repair of buildings and related facilities and equipment. Maintains and repairs campus light fixtures, replaces lamps, ballasts, sockets and other components in fluorescent, incandescent, quartz, high‑pressure sodium and other types of fixtures. Works off of ladders, scaffolding and hydraulic lifts. Assists electricians in troubleshooting of basic lighting circuits and with pulling of wire, and other basic electrical installation duties. Delivers, loads and unloads materials and cleans storage areas, shop areas, electrical and mechanical rooms and trucks. Responsible for other related duties as assigned. Required to comply with Physical Facilities Safety Programs as implemented by the supervisor. Reqs: Ability to read, write, and perform basic arithmetic calculations; two years of experience in the performance of semi‑skilled building maintenance work, or one year as a Building Maintenance Worker; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Notes: Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull‑Notice Program. Satisfactory conviction history background check. $21.43 ‑ $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. Application review begins 10/06/21. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 23971
STUDENT HEALTH PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
STUDENT HEALTH Working under the required Delegation of Services Agreement with the physician supervisor,
the Physician Assistant works in a collaborative and collegial relationship with physicians, Advanced Practice Providers and other clinical staff at UCSB Student Health. Responsibilities include evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses and injuries, providing brief mental health interventions, prescribing medications under the legal scope of practice and arranging follow up care. Procedures such as laceration repair, extremity splinting, incision and drainage of abscesses, wound care and management of IV fluids will be performed depending on training, experience and privileging by UCSB Student Health administration. Reqs: Current and valid Physician Assistant license for California. DEA registration schedules 2‑5. Notes: Credentials verification for clinical practitioners. Mandated reporting requirements of Child & Dependent Adult Abuse. Satisfactory conviction 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. Scheduling will be reviewed annually and set for the upcoming academic year. Flexible work schedule to allow afternoon time off is dependent on clinic staffing needs and can be subject to change. Weekly schedule may include Thursday evening hours if need arises. Salary commensurate with experience. 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 # 23863
STUDENT HEALTH PHYSICIAN
STUDENT HEALTH Under the general direction of the Student Health Medical Director, provides direct clinical services in Primary Care Family Medicine OR Primary Care Internal Medicine and Immediate Care for all eligible patients at UCSB Student Health. Also provides consultation on a per case basis if needed, for all members of the professional staff to assist them with diagnosis and treatment of their patients. Provides supervision for the Physician Assistants when the Primary Supervisor is unavailable as assigned by the UCSB SHS Executive Director and/or Medical Director. Reqs: Must have a current CA Medical, DEA License, and Board Certification at all times during employment in order to practice and function in this clinical role; credentials are renewed periodically. Notes: Credentials verification for clinical practitioners. Mandated reporting requirements of Child & Dependent Adult Abuse. Satisfactory conviction history background check. Must provide evidence of annual influenza vaccination or wear a surgical mask while working in patient care areas during the influenza season. Any HIPAA/FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action. 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. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 23923
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LEGALS LEGAL NOTICESTO PLACE EMAIL NOTICE TO LEGALS@ INDEPENDENT.COM ADMINISTER OF ESTATE NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: PAUL R. LOPEZ Case No.: 21PR00381 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of PAUL R. LOPEZ, PAUL RENE LOPEZ AN AMENDED PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: SHANEE ASCARRUNZ in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that: SHANEE ASCARRUNZ and RENE PAUL LOPEZ be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 10/07/2021 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, P.O Box 21107 Santa Barbara, CA 93102 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: James P. Griffith, Esq. Howell Moore & Gough LLP, 812 Presidio Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 962‑0524 x6. Published Sep 16, 23, 30 2021. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ELISABETH M AUF DER HEIDE aka ELISABETH M AUFDERHEIDE, ELISABETH AUFDERHEIDE, LISL AUF DER HEIDE, & LISL AUFDERHEIDE Case No.: 21PR00402
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of ELISABETH M AUF DER HEIDE aka ELISABETH M AUFDERHEIDE, ELISABETH AUFDERHEIDE, LISL AUF DER HEIDE & LISL AUFDERHEIDE A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: ERIK AUF DER HEIDE in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara. THE PETITION for probate requests that: ERIK AUF DER HEIDE 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: 10/28/2021 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.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Design Review Board Goleta City Hall – Council Chambers (Electronically and Telephonically) 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, CA 93117 Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. ATTENTION: 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. The regular meeting of the Design Review Board for October 12, 2021 will be conducted telephonically and electronically. It will be broadcast live on the City’s website and on Cable Goleta Channel 19. The Council Chambers will not be open to the public during the meeting. Design Review Board Members will be participating telephonically and will not be physically present in the Council Chambers. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Design Review Board (DRB) of the City of Goleta will conduct an Electronic public hearing on the date set forth above to consider the following new project: Conceptual/Preliminary/Final Review Hayashida Physical Therapy Signage 271 N. Fairview (APN 077-170-042) Case No. 21-0016-DRB IN LIGHT OF THE CITY’S NEED TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS AND TELEPHONICALLY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, written comments may also be submitted as instructed above or via email to the DRB Secretary, Mary Chang at 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-agendas-and-videos. PUBLIC COMMENT: This hearing is for design review only. All interested persons are encouraged to participate in the public hearing electronically (by phone) as described above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The items in this notice are new items. The DRB agenda may also include items continued from prior meetings. All persons wanting to review any project applications may do so by contacting City of Goleta, Planning and Environmental Review at (805) 961-7543. The Agenda, staff reports and project plans will be available approximately one week before the hearing on the City’s website at www.cityofgoleta.org. Publish: 44
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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: Barrett P. O’Gorman, O’Gorman & O’Gorman, LLP 5901 Encina Rd., Suite B‑2 Goleta CA 93117, (805) 967‑1215 Published Sep 16, 23, 30 2021. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: SYDNEY H. SMITH CASE NO.: 21PR00326 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of SYDNEY H. SMITH, SYDNEY HOWLAND SMITH, SYDNEY SMITH A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: NICHOLAS J. SCHNEIDER in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that: NICHOLAS J. SCHNEIDER be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicits, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicits are avaialbe 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: 10/28/2021 AT 9:00 A.M. IN DEPT: 5 of the SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa 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. Petitioner: 1332 Anacapa Street, Suite 200 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805‑963‑0669
Published Sep 16, 23, 30 2021. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: LEOTTA E. SCHWEIGER Case No.: 21PR00423 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of LEOTTA E. SCHWEIGER A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: JEANNE BATESOLE in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that: JEANNE BATESOLE be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 11/04/2021 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, P.O Box 21107 Santa Barbara, CA 93121 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
ORDINANCE NO. 21-08 U AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GOLETA, CALIFORNIA, SUNSETTING THE TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON RESIDENTIAL EVICTIONS, AMENDING THE RESIDENTIAL REPAYMENT PERIOD TO COMPORT WITH STATE LAW, AND AMENDING THE REPAYMENT PROVISIONS OF THE TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON COMMERCIAL EVICTIONS AND SETTING FORTH THE FACTS CONSTITUTING SUCH URGENCY On September 21, 2021, at Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California, the City Council of the City of Goleta adopted Urgency Ordinance No. 21-08 U that would sunset the temporary moratorium on residential evictions at the same time as the statewide residential evictions moratorium and amend the repayment provisions of the temporary moratorium on commercial evictions and setting forth the facts constituting such urgency. The City Council of the City of Goleta passed and adopted Urgency Ordinance No. 21-08 U at a regular meeting held on the 21st day of September, 2021, by the following roll call vote: AYES: MAYOR PEROTTE, MAYOR PRO COUNCILMEMBERS ACEVES, KASDIN AND RICHARDS NOES:
The urgency ordinance took effect immediately upon adoption. Any interested person may obtain a copy of the urgency ordinance at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California 93117 or via email at email@example.com or by calling City Hall at (805) 961-7505. Deborah S. Lopez City Clerk Publish:
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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: Erin Riswold, 11990 Heritage Oak Pl., #1A Auburn, CA 95603; (530) 885‑7538. Published Sep 30. Oct 7, 14 2021. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ETHEL MARLENE SHEEHAN aka E. MARLENE SHEEHAN NO: 21PR00388 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of ETHEL MARLENE SHEEHAN aka E. MARLENE SHEEHAN A PETITION FOR PROBATE: has been filed by: DENISE M. SHEEHAN in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): DENISE M. SHEEHAN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s to 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 10/28/2021 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107. 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
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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: James F. Cote, Esq. 222 East Carrillo Street, Suite 207, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 966‑1204. Published Sep 30. Oct 7, 14 2021.
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(s) is/are doing business as: SOULS & SMILES at 317 Arden Rd Apt A Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Vanessa A Reyes (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Vanessa Reyes, Owner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 31, 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: 2021‑0002517. Published: Sep 16, 23, 30. Oct 7 2021.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: 805 CLASSIC MICHELADA at 519 N Milpas Santa Barbara, CA 93103; George Trujillo 579 Carlo Dr Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: George Trujillo, Owner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 2, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002540. Published: Sep 9, 16, 23, 30 2021.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: EARTHCOMB at 1417 Las Positas Place Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Andrew Velikanje (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Andrew Velikanje, Founder Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 19, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E29. FBN Number: 2021‑0002408. Published: Sep 16, 23, 30. Oct 7 2021.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MAXMAR PRODUCTIONS at 430 Evonshire Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Maxwell S Martin (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Maxwell S Martin Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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: 2021‑0002508. Published: Sep 9, 16, 23, 30 2021.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: AURALITE ACUPUNTURE at 1725 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Chelsea E Kelley 2008 Mountain Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Chelsea Kelley Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 8, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E40. FBN Number: 2021‑0002570. Published: Sep 16, 23, 30. Oct 7 2021.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LOWE’S at 935 E Betteravia Road Santa Maria, CA 93454; Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC 1000 Lowes Blvd, Mooresville, NC 28117 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: David R Green, Vice President Tax Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 31, 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: 2021‑0002519. Published: Sep 9, 16, 23, 30 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA SUB ZERO REFRIGERATOR REPAIRS, SANTA BARBARA SUB ZERO & VIKING, SANTA BARBARA SUB ZERO, SUB ZERO VIKING REPAIR MONTECITO at 4704 Park Granada, Unit 195 Calabasas, CA 91302; Krupo, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Vladyslav Frolov, CEO Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 3, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002552. Published: Sep 16, 23, 30. Oct 7 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: ATLAS PROPERTIES at 2135 Chapala Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; James B Akers (same address) Jayla H Siciliano (same address) This business is conducted by an Married Couple Signed: James B Akers, Owner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 7, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E31. FBN Number: 2021‑0002563. Published: Sep 16, 23, 30. Oct 7 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: OBSTACLE SOLUTIONS at 81 David Love Place, Ste 217 Santa Barbara, CA 93117; Leighann Ruppel 5230 Califa Court Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Leighann Ruppel, Owner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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: 2021‑0002446. Published: Sep 16, 23, 30. Oct 7 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: WADE DAVIS DESIGN at 512 Brinkerhoff Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Wade Davis Architects Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by An Corporation Signed: Akiko Wade Davis, CFO County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2021‑0002596. Sep 16, 23, 30. Oct 7 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA MYGYM at 2801 De La Vina, Suite C Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Santa Barbara Children’s Fitness 1300 Barger Canyon Road Santa Barbara, CA 93110 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Charles Fossett‑Lee, President Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 E35. FBN Number: 2021‑0002592. Published: Sep 16, 23, 30. Oct 7 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: HUMAN POTENTIAL PSYCHOTHERAPY at 5266 Hollister Ave, Office #101
Goleta, CA 93111; Derrick Selb 502 Asilomar Way #105 Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Derrick Selb Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 2, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002545. Published: Sep 16, 23, 30. Oct 7 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: THE GOODLIFE YOGA AND PILATES at 6710 Calle Koral, Apt 309 Goleta, CA 93117; Shannon Krahn (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Shannon Krahn Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 31, 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: 2021‑0002516. Published: Sep 23, 30. Oct 7, 14 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MISSION PARK HEALTHCARE CENTER at 623 W. Junipero Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Mission Park Health Center, LLC 4550 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 206 Los Angeles, CA 90010 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Aaron Mayer, Manager Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2021‑0002604. Published: Sep 23, 30. Oct 7, 14 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: EVERGREEN CAPITAL MGNT at 336 Pacific View Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Jerry Jackintell (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Jerry Jackintell, Owner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 16, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E953. FBN Number: 2021‑0002661. Published: Sep 23, 30. Oct 7, 14 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: VISTA CO. at 14000 Calle Real Goleta, CA 93117; Christian A Vences (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Christian A. Vences Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 14, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002622. Published: Sep 23, 30. Oct 7, 14 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: HEARTS ALIGNED at 1111 Chapala St Ste 200 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Santa Barbara Foundation (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: Jackie Carerra, CEO Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 E31. FBN Number: 2021‑0002656. Published: Sep 23, 30. Oct 7, 14 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: BIEN NACIDO AND SOLOMON HILLS ESTATES at 2900, 3100, 3248 Rancho Tepusquet Road Santa Maria, CA 93454; RTV Winery, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability
NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF FINAL MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION AND PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING (Held Electronically and Telephonically) Monday, October 11, 2021 at 6 pm Goleta Energy Storage Project 6864 & 6868 Cortona Drive APN 073-140-027 City of Goleta Case No. 19-0201-DP, 19-0202-DPAM, 19-0202-CUP, 19-0001-SUB 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 telephonically and electronically in order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic the meeting of the Planning Commission for October 11, 2021 will be conducted telephonically and electronically. It will be broadcast live on the City’s website and on Cable Goleta Channel 19. The Council Chambers will not be open to the public during the meeting. Planning Commissioners will be participating electronically and telephonically and will not be physically present in the Council Chambers. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Goleta Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on regarding the adequacy of the Final Initial Study-Mitigated Negative Declaration (Final IS-MND), a Development Plan, Development Plan Amendment with adjustment to landscaping requirement, Major Conditional Use Permit, and Tentative Parcel Map request for Goleta Energy Storage, LLC to install and operate a battery energy storage facility at 6864 & 6868 Cortona Drive. The date and time of the Planning Commission meeting is: LOCATION:
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)
Monday, October 11, 2021 at 6:00 PM
PROJECT LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION: The project site is approximately 5.88 gross acres and is located at 6864 and 6868 Cortona Drive. The Assessor’s Parcel Number is 073-140-027. The project site is located in the Inland area of the City, has a Business Park (I-BP) land use designation and is zoned Business Park (BP). Laurel Perez of Suzanne Elledge Planning and Permitting Services (SEPPS) on behalf of Goleta Energy Storage, LLC has requested approval of a Tentative Parcel Map to subdivide the site into two parcels, Conditional Use Permit to allow the battery storage facility on proposed Lot 1, a Development Plan to govern the development of the battery storage site on proposed Lot 1, and a Development Plan Amendment with associated adjustment to the landscaping development standard per Section 17.59.040 of Title 17 of the Goleta Municipal Code for proposed Lot 2 which is the location of the existing building. The existing Research and Development Building would remain on site and the site was initially developed via an As-Built Development Plan, Case No. 04-35DP. The project includes: 1. Proposed Conditional Use Permit and Development Plan for the development and operation of a 60-megawatt lithium-ion battery energy facility containing energy storage cabinets (Megapacks) manufactured by Tesla along with supporting equipment such as transformers, inverters and other electrical distribution equipment on proposed Lot 1. Each megapack has pre-installed energy storage components that are contained in a steel cabinet enclosure. The current design includes the installation of up to 62 Megapacks. The project also includes an on-site electrical substation with a transformer, and the construction of an underground connection (tie line) to the existing SCE Isla Vista substation located west of and adjacent to Storke Road, approximately 300 feet west of the project site. The underground tie line would be constructed using directional drilling beneath the Storke Road right-of-way. 2. Proposed Development Plan Amendment to Case No. 04-35-DP and a proposed Adjustment to a landscaping development standard is associated with the existing development (60,068 square foot research and development building) located on proposed Lot 2. 3. Proposed Tentative Parcel Map to divide the existing 5.88-acre project site parcel into two lots. Proposed Lot 1 would be addressed as 6864 Cortona Drive, be 2.66 gross acres in size, and be used for the Goleta Energy Storage Project. Proposed Lot 2 would be addressed as 6868 Cortona Drive and be 3.22 gross acres in size. The existing 60,068 square foot research and development building located within the boundaries of proposed Lot 2 would be retained. ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FINDINGS: The Final IS- MND has been prepared pursuant to the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (Public Resources Code §§ 21000, et seq.,), the regulations promulgated thereunder (14 California Code of Regulations, §§15000, et seq.,), and the City’s Environmental Review Guidelines. The City of Goleta is acting as the Lead Agency for this project. The Final MND identifies and discusses potential impacts, mitigation measures, monitoring requirements, and residual impacts for the identified subject areas. No significant and unavoidable impacts are identified as resulting from the project. Potentially significant effects on the environment can be mitigated to levels of less than significance in the areas of biological resources and cultural resources. CORTESE LIST: The Project site is listed on the online GeoTracker database of hazardous site records maintained by the California State Water Resources Control Board consistent with Government Code § 65962.5 (the “Cortese list”). DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY/STAFF CONTACT: The hearing documents and all documents referenced therein may be obtained by contacting Supervising Senior Planner Kathy Allen as at (805) 961-7545 or Kallen@ cityofgoleta.org. For inquiries in Spanish, please contact City staff at (805) 562-5500 or espanol@cityofgoleta. org. The Planning Commission staff report will be posted at least 72 hours prior to the meeting on the City’s web site at www.cityofgoleta.org. The Final IS-MND will be posted to the City’s website at least 10 calendar days prior to the Planning Commission hearing. PUBLIC COMMENT: IN LIGHT OF THE CITY’S NEED TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS ELECTRONICALLY AND TELEPHONICALLY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, written comments may be submitted as instructed above or via email to: Kim Dominguez, Management Assistant, e-mail: 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-agendas-and-videos. . Note: If you challenge the City’s final action on this Project in court, you may be limited to only those issues you or someone else raised in written or oral testimony and/or evidence provided to the City on or before the date of the public hearing (Government Code Section 65009(b) ). Note: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in this hearing, please contact Deborah Lopez, City Clerk, at (805) 961-7505. Notification at least 72 hours prior to the hearing will enable City staff to make reasonable arrangements. Publish: Santa Barbara Independent on September 30, 2021 INDEPENDENT.COM INDEPENDENT.COM
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Company Signed: Stephen T. B. Miller, CO‑Trustee Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 26, 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:
2021‑0002487. Published: Sep 23, 30. Oct 7, 14 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: FOXY SAGE at 1821 Chino Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Danielle Elese Kunkleman (same address)
This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Danielle Elese Kunkleman Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 9, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E31. FBN Number:
2021‑0002584. Published: Sep 23, 30. Oct 7, 14 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: CARL PERRY PHOTOGRAPHY at 5020 Calle Sonia Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Carl II Perry (same address)
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY FOR A DRAFT MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION September 30, 2021 HOLLIPAT PERMANENT PARKING LOT DEVELOPMENT PLAN AMENDMENT CASE NO. 19-080-DPAM Located at 334 South Patterson Avenue; APN 065-090-028 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Goleta has completed a Draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS-MND) for the Hollipat Permanent Parking Lot Development Plan Amendment Project, described below, and invites comments on the adequacy and completeness of the environmental analysis described in the Draft IS-MND. The public review period commences on Friday, October 1, 2021 and will conclude on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 12:00 P.M. All interested persons are encouraged to submit written comments to the City of Goleta ATTN: Planning and Environmental Review, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117, to the attention of Mary Chang, Supervising Senior Planner or via email to email@example.com. All comments must be received no later than Friday, October 22, 2021 at 12:00 P.M. Project Location: The project site is located at 334 South Patterson Avenue, south of Hollister Avenue, in the City of Goleta (City). The project site encompasses 4.93 gross acres within a 12.7-acre parcel (Assessor Parcel Number [APN] 065-090-028). The project site is located in the Inland area of the City and has an Office and Institutional (I-OI) land use and zoning designation with a Hospital Overlay. Project Description: Heidi Jones of Suzanne Elledge Planning and Permitting Services (SEPPS), on behalf of Cottage Health, has requested approval of a Development Plan Amendment with an associated adjustment to allow 46 parking spaces to encroach 5 feet into the required 10-foot setback along Patterson Avenue per Goleta Municipal Code Section 17.59.040, Adjustments to Development Standards. If approved, the project would allow the permanent use of 270 parking spaces within a portion of the existing 376space temporary surface parking lot. The remaining 106 spaces of the temporary parking lot would be removed and restored per the original Demolition and Restoration Agreement (Case No. 19-0001-LUP). It is anticipated at least 87 of the proposed 270 permanent spaces would be utilized by the new rehabilitation center at t Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital (GVCH) with the rest utilized by current uses. The project proposes to improve the parking lot to meet the applicable standards for a permanent parking lot (e.g., bicycle parking, landscaping, heat island reduction, stormwater, lighting, etc.) in compliance with current City regulations. The project would include construction of a 7,800-square foot stormwater detention basin that would pretreat and store up to 19,340 cubic feet of stormwater. The proposed basin, located in the southwest corner of the site, would filter runoff and discharge to the existing drainage outlets in Patterson Avenue. Off-site public improvements are proposed for Hollister Avenue and Patterson Avenue, including improvements to curb, gutter, sidewalk, streetlighting, driveway aprons, and landscaping. The proposed Hollipat Parking Lot would continue to be accessed directly via Patterson Ave. as well as via Hollipat Center Drive. ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FINDINGS: The proposed Draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration has been prepared pursuant to the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) (Public Resources Code, §§ 21000 et seq.), the regulations promulgated thereunder (14 Cal. Code of Regulations, §§ 15000, et seq.), and the City’s Environmental Review Guidelines. The City of Goleta is acting as the Lead Agency for this project. The Draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration identifies and discusses potential impacts, mitigation measures, monitoring requirements, and residual impacts for identified environmental issue areas. No significant and unavoidable impacts are identified as resulting from the project. Potentially significant but mitigable effects on the environment are anticipated in the following areas: biological resources, geology/soils, hazards and hazardous materials, noise, and mandatory findings of significance. CORTESE LIST: The site is not located on the State Water Resources Control Board’s (RWQCB’s) GeoTracker or the California Department of Toxic Substance Control’s EnviroStor databases for contaminated sites or Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) sites, as enumerated under Section 65962.5 of the California Government Code (the “Cortese list”). DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY and FURTHER INFORMATION: The Draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration is posted on the City’s website at www.cityofgoleta.org/city-hall/planning-and-environmentalreview/ceqa-review. Copies of the Draft IS-MND are also available in electronic format (CD) for $7.00 per CD. For more information about this project, contact Mary Chang, Supervising Senior Planner, at (805) 961-7567. PUBLIC COMMENT: All interested persons are encouraged to submit written comments regarding the environmental analysis and project. All letters should be addressed to Mary Chang, Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117 or (firstname.lastname@example.org). Letters must be received prior to the end of the public review period. For inquiries in Spanish, please contact City staff at 805-562-5500 or espanol@ cityofgoleta.org. REVIEW PROCESS: The upcoming steps in the review process are: 1) Public review period on the Draft ISMND between October 1, 2021 through Friday, October 22, 2021 at 12:00 P.M; 2) Preliminary Review public hearing by the DRB at a date not yet determined (additional notice will be provided). The DRB will make a recommendation to the Planning Commission regarding the design of the parking lot; 3) A Public Hearing by the Planning Commission to consider and take action on the IS-MND and the Development Plan Amendment with the adjustment. The date for this hearing has not been determined and additional notice will be provided accordingly. The Planning Commission is the decisionmaker for this project unless appealed. Note: If you challenge the City’s final action on this project in court, you may be limited to only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City on or before the date of the hearing (Government Code §65009[b]). Note: The complete application and project file, including any environmental analysis prepared in connection with the application, are currently only available electronically due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You may request a copy of these materials from the staff planner as instructed above. Publish: 46
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This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Carl Perry Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 E20. FBN Number: 2021‑0002589. Published: Sep 23, 30. Oct 7, 14 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: KIDDY KORNER DAYCARE at 976 Barcelona Dr Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Susan L Becker (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Susan Becker, Owner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2021‑0002631. Published: Sep 23, 30. Oct 7, 14 2021.
of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2021‑0002723. Published: Sep 30. Oct 7, 14, 21 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: THE BROW LOUNGE at 5276 Hollister Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Celeste Almanza 5595 Armitos Ave Unit C Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Celeste Almanza Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 09, 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: 2021‑0002582. Published: Sep 30. Oct 7, 14, 21 2021.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PARAMOUNT PROPERTIES at 1342 Virginia Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Pamela R Peterson (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Pamela Peterson, Owner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2021‑0002595. Published: Sep 23, 30. Oct 7, 14 2021.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BELIEVERS INTERNATIONAL CHURCH at 4430 Hollister Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93110; West Coast Believers Church of Santa Barbara (same address) This business is conducted by an Corporation Signed: David W. Breed, Pastor Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2021‑0002668. Published: Sep 30. Oct 7, 14, 21 2021.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: RK GUNNING BUSINESS WRITING WORKSHOPS at 560 Ricardo Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Richard A Kallan (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Richard Kallan, Director Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 E35. FBN Number: 2021‑0002645. Published: Sep 23, 30. Oct 7, 14 2021.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CLASSIC COLLISION GOLETA at 5901 Hollister Ave Goleta, CA 93117; Classic Collision LLC 7475 Roswell Road Sandy Springs, GA 30328 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Toan Nguyen, Manager Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2021‑0002673. Published: Sep 30. Oct 7, 14, 21 2021.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: EXCUSE MY FRENCH CLASS at 715 West Valerio Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Wanda M. Gardette (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Wanda M. Gardette Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 14, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002621. Published: Sep 30. Oct 7, 14, 21 2021.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CLASSIC COLLISION SANTA BARBARA at 301 E Gutierrez St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Classic Collision LLC 7475 Roswell Rd Sandy Springs, GA 30350 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: Toan Nguyen, Manager Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2021‑0002674. Published: Sep 30. Oct 7, 14, 21 2021.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: W. MURPHY & CO. LLC at 2360 Foothill Road, Unit 5 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; W. Murphy & Co. LLC (same address) This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Signed: William D. Murphy, Member Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 21, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002703. Published: Sep 30. Oct 7, 14, 21 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: THE DUBEY COLLECTION at 921 Isleta Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Olivia M. Dubey (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Olivia Marie Dubey Filed with the County Clerk
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LOS CARNEROS HOLDINGS at 1933 Cliff Drive, Suite 2 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Mij Pacifica LLC (same address) Sanders Family Pacifica LLC 311 E. Carrillo St., Ste C Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by an Limited Partnership Signed: Morris M. Jurkowitz, Manager of Mij Pacifica, LLC, General Partner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2021‑0002727. Published: Sep 30. Oct 7, 14, 21 2021.
NAME CHANGE AMENDED IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF KELLY
JEAN SHORT & ANGELINA CRISTA TORRES TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 21CV02991 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: KELLY JEAN SHORT TO: KELLY JEAN SHORT‑DE LUNA FROM: ANGELINA CRISTA TORRES TO: ANGELINA CRISTA DE LUNA 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 20, 2021 8:30 am, Dept THREE, CIVIL, SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA 312 ‑ C East Cook Street Santa Maria, CA 93454. 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 27, 2021. by Timothy J. Staffel. of the Superior Court. Published. Sep 9, 16, 23, 30 2021. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF BERNARDO CRUZ and MARIA ESQUIVEL TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 21CV03710 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: ALEJANDRA ESQUIVEL TO: ALEJANDRA CRUZ 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 Nov 08, 2021 10:00 am, Dept 5, ANACAPA DIVISION 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 Sep 22, 2021. by Colleen K. Sterne. of the Superior Court. Published. Sep 30. Oct 7, 14, 21 2021.
SUMMONS SUMMONS ‑ (Family Law) NOTICE TO REPONDENT: JULIO MARTINEZ LOAEZA AVISO AL DEMANDANDO: Petitioner’s name is: YESENIA LEYVA GATICA Nombre del demandante: CASE NUMBER: (Numero del caso) 21FL01351 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
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served on the petitioner. A letter, phone call 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: are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders 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: valen para ambos conyuges o pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la peticion, se emita un fallo o la corte de otras ordenes. Cualquier autoridad de la ley 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 93121‑1107. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: Yesenia Leyva Gatica 129 Nectarine Ave Goleta, CA 93117; (805‑291‑2443) (El nombre, direcion y numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): Dated August 3, 2021. Darrel E. Parker, Execcutive Officer; Clerk, by (Secretario, por) Nicolette Bar nard Deputy (Asistente) Published Sep 30. Oct 7, 14, 21 2021.
ORDINANCE NO. 21-___ AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GOLETA, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING CHAPTER 5.07 OF TITLE 5 OF THE GOLETA MUNICIPAL CODE BANNING THE SALES OF FLAVORED TOBACCO On October 5, 2021, at the Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California, the City Council of the City of Goleta (“City”) will consider the second reading and possible adoption of a proposed ordinance that would ban the sales of flavored tobacco products within City limits. If adopted, the Ordinance will take effect on December 4, 2021. Any interested person may obtain a copy of the proposed ordinance at the City Clerk’s Office, email@example.com or by calling City Hall at (805) 9617505. Deborah S. Lopez City Clerk
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY COUNCIL October 19, 2021 at 5:30 P.M. Renewable Energy System Energy Service Contract 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 telephonically and electronically in order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the regular meeting of the City Council for October 19, 2021, will be conducted telephonically and electronically. It will be broadcast live on the City’s website and on Cable Goleta Channel 19. The Council Chambers will not be open to the public during the meeting. Councilmembers will be participating telephonically and will not be physically present in the Council Chambers.
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Goleta City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider entering into a solar energy service contract (third-party power purchase agreement) for the implementation of certain energy related improvements, including but not limited to the installation of a solar photovoltaic system, to City Hall facilities located at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, APN 073330-102 pursuant to the provisions of the California Government Code Section 4217.10, et seq. 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 here: http://www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/news-and-updates/governmentmeeting-agendas-and-videos. DATE AND TIME:
ORDINANCE NO. 21-07
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GOLETA, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING VARIOUS AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 17 OF THE GOLETA MUNICIPAL CODE On September 21, 2021, at the Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California, the City Council of the City of Goleta (“City”) conducted the second reading and adopted Ordinance No. 21-07 that will include several “cleanup” amendments to Title 17 of the Goleta Municipal Code to address General Plan and State law consistency, remedy issues identified during early implementation of Title 17, and provide clarity to the regulations adopted. 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 The City Council of the City of Goleta passed and adopted Ordinance No. 21-07 at a regular meeting held on the 21st day of September, 2021, by the following roll call vote: AYES:
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Any interested person may obtain a copy of the ordinance at the City Clerk’s Office, firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling City Hall at (805) 961-7505. The Ordinance will be effective 31 days from the date of adoption.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 5:30 P.M.
Detailed instructions for participation will be included on the posted agenda
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW: Entering into a renewable energy system energy service contract is not subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15301, Section 15303, and Section 15304 of the CEQA Guidelines (Title 14, Chapter 3 of the California Code of Regulations) and Public Resources Code Section 21080.35. 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 also be submitted as instructed above via email to cityclerkgroup@ cityofgoleta.org or by other 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 a comment or to call in 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 FURTHER INFORMATION: Additional information is on file at Goleta City Hall, Planning and Environmental Review Department, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117. Please contact Sustainability Manager, Cindy Moore at (805) 961-7547, or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding the project. For inquiries in Spanish, please contact a Spanish-speaking City staff member at (805) 562-5500 or via email at email@example.com. 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 special assistance to participate in this hearing, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 961-7505. Notification at least 72 hours prior to the hearing will enable City staff to make reasonable arrangements.
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NOTE: If you challenge the City’s final action on this project in court, you may be limited to only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City on or before the date of the hearing (Government Code §65009[b]).
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