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DEC. 2-9, 2021 VOL. 36 ✦ NO. 829

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Holiday Happenings by Terry Ortega

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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 25 ’Tis the Season

Frequent contributor Gareth Kelly compiled this year’s Gift Guide, so we caught up with him about his own gifting habits.

Our Annual Guide to Holiday Happenings

You profiled a lot of great local places to shop for this year’s Gift Guide. What are some of your personal favorites? I’m a big book lover, so festive shopping is always a good excuse to go and lose myself for a bit in Chaucer’s. It’s hard to find books about English soccer stars (I’m a devout Manchester United fan), but if they’re anywhere, they’re at Chaucer’s. I also love to pop into Cutler’s— their goods help take the edge off stressful shopping trips.

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NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 OPINIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Angry Poodle Barbecue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 In Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Voices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

OBITUARIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 THE WEEK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 LIVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 FOOD & DRINK . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Restaurant Guy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

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ASTROLOGY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 CLASSIFIEDS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 ON THE COVER: State Street Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Photo by Fritz Olenberger. Design by Caitlin Fitch.

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When do you do your Christmas shopping? Way ahead of time, totally last minute, or somewhere in between? I’m a stereotypical dude; last minute all the way! That said, I usually know exactly what I’m after, so I get in, find the stuff, and get out. That said, with this year’s supply chain woes, I may need to adjust and try and get ahead of things. Why should people shop locally instead of ordering from Amazon? Local stores are part of what makes a community a community, and we’re lucky to live in such a wonderful community. Nothing can beat getting out there and meeting store owners or the artisans who have crafted the gifts, and after the past couple of challenging years for local retail, it’s also just the right thing to do. INSTAGRAM | @SBINDEPENDENT TWITTER | @SBINDYNEWS FACEBOOK | SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT NEWSLETTER | INDEPENDENT.COM/NEWSLETTERS SUBSCRIBE | INDEPENDENT.COM/SUBSCRIBE

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A Grisly Crime: Recap of the Pierre Haobsh Trial

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How the Triple-Murder Case Played Out Leading to the Guilty Verdict

by Ryan P. Cruz hen renowned Santa Barbara herbalist Dr. Henry Han was found shot dead in his home on March 23, 2016, along with his wife, Jennie Yu, and their 5-year-old daughter, Emily Han, the community was shaken. The crime was heinous—a family killed while they slept, the youngest with eight shots to the head — and when a tip led to the arrest of Han’s business associate Pierre Haobsh, Santa Barbara’s District Attorney Joyce Dudley considered seeking the death penalty, adding enhancements for multiple murders, lying in wait, and murder for financial gain to each count. Ultimately, Dudley and Haobsh’s attorneys agreed to a bench trial, with Judge Brian Hill alone deciding the verdict, in exchange for the death penalty being taken off the table. The court trial began in late October, stretching over five GUILTY: Pierre Haobsh was found guilty on all charges last Wednesday by Judge Brian Hill in the triple-homicide case weeks of witness testimony and evidence that prosecutors called “one of the most unspeakable horrors and murders” in Santa Barbara history. tying Haobsh to the murders and eventually leading to him being found guilty on all transfers from Han’s banking account to following the murders. Investigator Jeff Haobsh’s. Voss countered that the transfers Ellis took the stand and explained how the counts. Throughout the trial, shocking testimony could have been scheduled by Han prior to spyware on Haobsh’s laptop made it possible for investigators to prove how he stole Han’s and grim details told the story of how Hao- his death. personal information and gained access bsh planned and executed the murders, and the Santa Barbara Independent covered it to his online banking account. Internet every step of the way. The prosecution called Detective Jeff search history from Haobsh’s laptop and McDonald, who conducted the four-hour phone read like the diary of a killer: “What interview with Haobsh shortly following gun does James Bond use?” “How much In the first week of the trial, the prosecu- his arrest. The court got a first glimpse into money can you carry across the border?” tion team of Benjamin Ladinig and Hilary the mind of Haobsh when a video is played “How long do fingerprints last on plastic Dozer began calling up witnesses to build showing an increasingly agitated Haobsh sheeting?” The web history also showed a chat the foundation for their case, brick by denying evidence and attempting to divert brick. Lieutenant Rob Minter of the Santa the investigation away from himself as between Haobsh and an online psychic, Barbara Sheriff ’s Department and Home McDonald continued pressing. During Count Marco, during which Haobsh asks: Depot Corporate Manager Elena del Valle the course of the interrogation, Haobsh “Will I get caught for what I did?” The testified to evidence tying Haobsh to plastic switches from charming and lively to even- defense team of Voss and Michael Hanley sheeting and duct tape used to wrap the tually withdrawn and quiet as McDonald contend that the web history could have bodies, showing receipts and security foot- lays out evidence. In the courtroom, Haobsh been planted, though Ellis denies that the age of Haobsh buying the materials at Home seems uncomfortable, leaning back with his data were manipulated. Depot shortly before the murders. Haobsh’s eyes glued to the screen. In a grim Friday hearing, the prosecufriend and associate Thomas “TJ” Direda testified to Haobsh asking for help the day tion showed photos of the bodies wrapped As the defense cross-examined witnesses, of the murders, including text messages that in plastic, Haobsh’s arrest at an Arco station and then brought up its own witnesses, said: “Yep. Am screwed. They just found in Bonsall, California, and more surveillance Voss and Hanley poked holes wherever everything. My live’s [sic] over. Only if I got footage of a gun store purchase in Arizona. there were inconsistencies. When cell Lead investigator Travis Henderson testified phone records showed Haobsh in the to it all sooner …” Pierre Haobsh was quiet in the courtroom, to the evidence tying Haobsh to the weapons area of the Han residence the day of the sitting deep in his chair, staring blankly, and and a homemade suppressor found in his car. killings, Voss questioned the reliability of whispering only into the ear of his lead the records, showing that several of the defense attorney, Christine Voss. lines of data used to place Haobsh near Two Chase Bank employees took the In the third week of testimony, the prosecu- the scene also show him in two locations stand for the prosecution and presented tion retraced Haobsh’s steps, keystroke by at once — in Oceanside one minute, and evidence introducing the motive: attempted keystroke, in the days leading up to and in Santa Barbara two minutes later. Ellis

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DEFENSE TEAM RAISES DOUBT

A DARK WEB HISTORY

The lobster diver reported missing and found dead in the waters off Gaviota early 11/27 was identified by the Sheriff’s Office as Terry Gummerman, 54, of Santa Maria. Gummerman failed to return after diving for lobster around 3 a.m., according to County Fire spokesperson Capt. Daniel Bertucelli, and after a search conducted by the water rescue team, Coast Guard, and County Air Support, he was found dead at 7:40 a.m. near Mariposa Reina. Authorities have not released details regarding cause of death.

COURTS & CRIME The DA’s Office has filed a felony complaint against S.B. resident Raul Gonzalez, 48, for his involvement in the 11/27 collision near the intersection of East Cota Street and North Salsipuedes Street that killed Kenneth Sterling, 78, of S.B. Gonzalez was the driver of a Jeep Patriot that allegedly rear-ended a moped driven by Sterling. He has been charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and DUI causing great injury or death; he pleaded not guilty to the charges at his 11/30 arraignment. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 12/16, and his bail has been set at $100,000. Two people died on Thanksgiving morning of an apparent murder-suicide at the Best Western motel in Goleta. In response to a report of a “disturbance” at the motel around 11 a.m. on 11/25, deputies found a man and a woman with gunshot wounds and believed the man had inflicted them. Both were taken to hospitals, and the man succumbed shortly afterward. The woman died at around 3:40 p.m. No further information was available for either individual until their next of kin are notified, stated Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Raquel Zick. Following the 11/18 arrest of Goleta man Miguel Angel Gaspar Ovalle for allegedly molesting a child, investigators believe other children may have been similarly assaulted or intimidated and released a request to survivors on 11/30 to come forward. Ovalle is being held without bail in jail on felony charges of lewd and lascivious acts with a child, sexual molestation of an individual younger than age 14, and intimidation of a victim or witness. To report sexual assault information to the Sheriff’s Office, contact Detective Adomaitis at (805) 681-4150. Anonymous reports can be made at sbsheriff.org/home/anonymous-tip and (805) 681-4171.

GOLETA The archway to Glen Annie Ranch is among the historic resources listed in Goleta’s ongoing Historic Preservation Ordinance, which will be the topic of discussion at the next City Council meeting on 12/7. The city hopes to designate seven structures as Goleta Landmarks and another 22 into a Historic Resources Inventory in the long run. To do so, a Historic Preservation Commission will be created and charged with establishing standards and definitions to protect Goleta’s history while allowing the city to move into the future. Full story at independent.com/ goleta-historic-structures. n

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With the approval, the project developers can now submit applications and enter the city development review process, including the Architectural Review Board, where it is expected to receive even more changes to the size and scale of the buildings. Alarcon, who voted against the project, saying it was “too large,” gave credit to the developers for trying to address the public’s comments and added that the hotel could have a positive impact on the city. Mayor Wade Nomura shared similar concerns over the size but said that a change is needed to the location, which now stands as a parking lot. Without any changes, Nomura said, people stepping off a train in Carpinteria would be greeted with “a parking lot, a public restroom, and a liquor store” as their first impression of the city. If the city wants to revitalize the location, he added, the Surfliner would be “an ideal fit.” A petition against the Surfliner has accrued more than 1,000 signatures, and those opposed are hoping that the matter will be put to a citywide vote next November, though city officials are moving forward for now. —Ryan P. Cruz

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Haobsh cont’d from p. 7 contended that these inconsistencies are usually due to the ranges of cell towers. The defense then called Dr. Brent Turvey to testify over Zoom, to refute the testimony of the prosecution’s firearms expert, Dave Barber, who matched casing found at the scene to the Ruger .22 pistol found in Haobsh’s possession. Turvey cited a study that called into question the entire methodology of ballistics matching and said no bullet could ever “empirically” be matched to a gun. His testimony included long-winded non-answers and objections from both sides, leading to several terse exchanges between Dozer, Hanley, and the witness.

Department of Energy or the “Chinese Mafia.” Prosecutor Ladinig waded through Haobsh’s web of a story to find a few unimpeachable truths, proving for the record Haobsh’s history of lying to friends and associates. And when Ladinig projected slides of the autopsy photos of the three victims, Haobsh shuddered and refused to look at the screen. Later, during closing remarks, Ladinig called Haobsh a “lying liar who lies about lying” and said “the notion of a frame job is so far outside this universe that no human being with any semblance of common sense would believe it.”

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After closing statements, Judge Hill wasted no time in rendering his verdict the day before Thanksgiving. He found Haobsh guilty on all three counts, including all applicable enhancements for each crime. A hearing for sentencing will be on January 24, 2022, where Haobsh faces multiple life sentences without the possibility of parole. n

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bitter, convoluted battle over the $25 million estate and 3,800-acre ranch of Joe Carrari — the outspoken, pioneering wine grape cultivator from Los Alamos who died in November 2018 — came to a shuddering conclusion this week when Judge Colleen Sterne ruled that Angelina Dettamanti, named as Carrari’s sole heir in his last amended will, had so flagrantly Judge Colleen Sterne abused the discovery process over the last 23 months that she forfeited the right to dysfunction. The son of an Italian immigrant by way of Argentina, Carrari first have her case tried. Technically, Judge Sterne imposed “ter- began cultivating grapes, he would tell minating sanctions,” meaning Dettamanti’s reporters, at age 5. He was by all accounts a voluminous legal filings are to be stricken bigger-than-life character and exceptionally from the record and that the litigants on the gifted when it came to grafting and growing other side — led by Linda Kopcrak, one of grapes. Mostly he grew for other growers, the three surviving Carrari children named but in the 1980s, when the grape market as heirs in their father’s prior wills — would tanked, he combined four types of wines prevail by default. Since Kopcrak is charging to create a vintage he dubbed “Dago Red,” Dettamanti exerted “undue influence” on which he sold for $1.99 a bottle. From the her elderly father — isolating and alienat- proceeds, he claimed to have netted a miling him from family, friends, and longtime lion bucks in profit. He shrugged off commedical and legal advisors — this ruling plaints about the name being insensitive, effectively expunges Dettamanti’s claim as noting that the term “Dago” was less pejorasole heir to a vast landholding outside Los tive than the epithet “WOP,” which meant, Alamos in the Santa Ynez Valley and an he added, “without papers.” estate valued several years ago at $25 million. In the late ’90s, the Carrari clan — Joe; Such sanctions are both extreme and his wife, Phyllis; and two of his four chilextremely rare. In so ruling, Judge Sterne dren — moved to Los Alamos, where Joe stated, “Dettamanti has gone to tremen- had purchased about 3,800 acres of ranch dous lengths first to avoid the taking of land. In 2015, Joe’s wife died. Family tensions her deposition at all and subsequently to boiled over. One son, Ron, would post a sign avoid providing any meaningful testimony outside his mother’s funeral adorned with during any deposition session.… She has four drawn bullet holes, indicating that his fundamentally refused to cooperate with sister Christine was next. When Sheriff ’s discovery in this action, in a deliberate effort deputies responded, Ron declined to answer to deprive Kopcrak of the discovery needed their questions, and a stand-off ensued. to go to trial. She has been provided oppor- When deputies learned he was armed, tunity after opportunity after opportunity to Highway 101 was temporarily shut down. avoid terminating sanctions, only to engage A year later, Angelina Dettamanti met Joe, then 84, and, according to court papers in further obstruction and delay tactics.” In a 25-page, single-spaced ruling that filed by Joe’s daughter Linda, quickly took spared few details, Sterne said she had been over all material aspects of her father’s life. ready to lower the boom on Dettamanti in He was frail, confused, and entering the July. “The games stop here,” Sterne then early stages of dementia, Linda claimed. But opined. “Given Dettamanti’s steadfast, her complaints to Adult Protective Services persistent, and highly calculated efforts went for naught. at delay, obstruction, and obfuscation, it To the extent Joe had dementia, however, has become clear no lesser sanction would it was far from obvious. And he liked havproduce compliance with discovery rules.” ing Dettamanti, about 50 years his junior, Sterne relented, however, only after it around. She was whip-smart and knew how was agreed that retired Judge Frank Ochoa to get things done. In February 2017, Joe’s would be appointed as a deposition referee. mentally handicapped eldest son, George, But after Dettamanti notified Ochoa that was brought back home after living in Paso she had already filed a federal civil rights Robles for 20 years. By the end of the year, complaint against Judge Tim Staffel for his Carrari had rewritten his will, making Detprior rulings in the battle of Carrari wills, tamanti sole heir to his estate and George’s. Ochoa likewise opted out. That Dettamanti On Christmas Day 2017, George Carhad threatened legal action against Ochoa, rari died at home of heart attack. When Sterne ruled, was “absolutely inescapable.” his siblings heard the news, they stormed The saga of Joe Carrari and his family is into their father’s ranch, accusing him positively Faulknerian in complexity and and Dettamanti of effectively killing CONT’D ON PAGE 13 

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San Marcos High Gets Big Grant an Ma r c o s High School was recently awarded a grant of more than $670,000 to expand and enhance its Health Careers Academy, a three-year program that provides students with an academic and technical foundation for pursuing careers LAB WORK: Students work on a project for the Health Careers Academy at in the health-care San Marcos High School. industry. “With this grant, we will have opportunities to expand our Health Careers offer more robust experiences.” Funding will Academy in a smart way,” said Marcene also go toward expanding the internship Tate, program director for the academy. and job-shadow opportunities, as well as The grant was awarded through Cali- increasing the amount of industry certificafornia’s K-12 Strong Workforce Program, tions offered to students. meant to encourage collaboration between The Health Careers Academy celebrated K-12 schools and community colleges and its 20th anniversary last year and is one of support programs that provide essential the longest-running career technical educaknowledge for academic and career success. tion programs in the Santa Barbara Unified Tate and Tiffany Carson, the high school’s School District. The program currently has coordinator of college and career awareness, more than 150 students enrolled, made up authored the application for the grant. of sophomore, junior, and senior students. The grant will be used to purchase state- Unlike many other courses struggling with of-the-art medical equipment, said San student engagement during the pandemic, Marcos Principal Kip Glazer, and provide with the switch to online learning and lack staff professional development and certifi- of out-of-classroom activities, Tate said stucation, as well as transportation and field dents have continued to actively participate trip opportunities for students, such as col- in the program. “I think this really helped lege visits and tours of health-care facilities. the students see the amazing importance of “We currently do all of this,” Tate said, “but quality health-care workers,” Tate said. —Jun Starkey with additional funding, we will be able to

Carrari Will Dispute cont’d from p. 10 George. Amid the mayhem, Joe Carrari fell down. Dettamanti would claim she and Joe were physically assaulted. Sheriff ’s deputies were called to the scene. A video of the event was posted on YouTube. No arrests were made. Joe Carrari would die November 25, 2018. On December 6, Linda Kopcrak filed legal papers to have Dettamanti removed as trustee of her family’s estates. The rest, as they say, has been history. Dettamanti waged a fierce counterattack, accusing Staffel and other court personnel of conflict of interest, double dealing, and cronyism. She accused Kopcrak’s attorney, Mack Staton, of seeking to use the deposition process to intimidate and harass her. She argued Kopcrak had no standing to sue and that her line of questioning constituted harassment. While Dettamanti never said she would not be deposed per se, she cited various medical ailments and scheduling conflicts as to why she could not be deposed at specific times. Along the way, she went through multiple attorneys. One, Marc Angelucci, was murdered last year. Dettamanti blew off a couple deposition dates after that, saying

the FBI had seized all of Angelucci’s legal papers, including hers. Judge Ochoa, it should be noted, complained of no-shows for at least two deposition dates. Dettamanti was not in court Monday when Sterne issued her ruling; her most recent attorney, Jordan Hankey, was. Hankey insisted that his client had never willfully resisted deposition and that for terminal sanctions to be imposed, willfulness was a necessary component. (Judge Sterne, in her ruling, contended Dettamanti’s conduct had been decidedly willful.) Likewise, he noted, the law required only that Dettamanti make herself available for seven hours of deposition. She had agreed to another 14, he added. The law did not specify, he stated, how she or anyone else had to respond to questions posed during depositions. A trial of sorts will take place this coming January, at which time Kopcrak and her attorney will make their case that Dettamanti exerted undue influence to “pillage” the estate of a fragile elderly man with dementia. If Dettamanti were to show up, she would not have standing to n speak.

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by Jun Starkey n internal survey of the Board of Education from teachers and certified staff in the Santa Barbara Unified School District has cast a light on the shortcomings of district leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the wide disconnect between teachers, staff, and the superintendent. The survey was sent to teachers from the Santa Barbara Teachers Association and was meant to provide constructive feedback for the board and Superintendent Hilda Maldonado following her first chaotic year serving in the position. Maldonado was brought in to LOOKING AHEAD: Superintendent Hilda Maldonado said replace Cary Matsuoka as superinthat “going forward, I’m going to focus on building trust.” tendent in mid-2020, months into the COVID-19 pandemic. donado as other teachers. “I’ve found her Of the more than 700 teachers and staff to be very open, and she’s been very easy the survey was sent to, less than half, or to work with for me,” Adriansen said. The about 320 responded. The survey had sev- pandemic has created an unprecedented eral statements that could be ranked on strain on teachers and staff, she said, and a scale of one to five, one being “strongly the district has not taken enough time to disagree” and five being “strongly agree,” consider the mental and social well-being and an area for teachers and staff to leave of its employees. Going forward, Adriansen said she believes Maldonado has the skills comments. The most prevalent grievance with Mal- to begin mending relationships between donado was her connection with and avail- teachers, staff, and the administration. ability to staff, parents, and the community. Another prevalent issue brought forAmong the results, about 60 percent of ward was changes being made too quickly respondents strongly disagreed that Mal- without proper preparation for staff. Many donado builds quality relationships with wrote that with new initiatives and changes staff, parents, and community members. being implemented throughout the school When asked if Maldonado demonstrates year, they felt that they had no time to empathy and genuine listening and is able adjust before another change was made. Board President Kate Ford said this to handle conflict, 57 percent strongly disagreed. When asked if she has earned the was something the board had heard over trust of the people, 64 percent strongly numerous weeks. “On reflection, we should disagreed. have seen this coming,” Ford said. “We’ve Maldonado wasn’t aware of the percep- been hearing for a long time that teachtion survey until the results were made ers are tired and burnt out.” Ford did not public but said she could understand the agree with all the criticisms of the board general response from teachers and staff. and Maldonado, particularly the ad-homiBeing brought into the district during a cri- nem remarks, but resolved that criticism is sis has made it difficult to connect with staff what moves the district forward. “Any good directly, she said, with the board mainly leader is getting feedback all the time,” Ford focusing on the pandemic and maintaining said. “I think Hilda did a great job last year, the safety of staff and students once in-per- and I think she can do more.” Maldonado has planned a listening son learning began again. “They know me in a box on Zoom, making quick decisions tour with principals from all the schools in as a pandemic superintendent brought in the district beginning next week to begin during a crisis,” Maldonado said. “We need building those relationships and underto do a better job of explaining why we’re stand the particular needs of each school. doing what we’re doing, and bring them to “Each school has its own priorities, culture, and issues,” Maldonado said. The board the table for those conversations.” Joyce Adriansen, president of the Santa also issued an email apology to teachers Barbara Teachers Association, said this is before Thanksgiving break, acknowledgthe first internal survey of the board and ing the need to “pause and pull back,” so superintendent that has been conducted teachers and staff can decompress from the in her time at the association. Adriansen last two years. “We all have common goals,” was not surprised by the results but did Maldonado said. “But, going forward, I’m not see some of the same issues with Mal- going to focus on building trust.” n

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DON’T LOOK UP: Finally — at long last — we’re celebrating a Michael Crichton Christmas. For those tuning in late, Crich-

ton specialized in cranking out fast-paced sci-fi-techno thrillers that all but read themselves. In his books, Man’s wannabe Godlike hubris was always getting rewarded with a heavy dose of karmic comeuppance. I say “finally,” because almost all of the 200 million Crichton books sold over the course of his prolific lifetime — Andromeda Strain, Coma, Prey, and all the Jurassic Park tomes from which that interminable film series derives — were first purchased as Christmas gifts. It’s been widely noted that the name of the most recent COVID strain to cast a pall of uncertainty over the planet — Omicron — is something straight out of Crichton. Except, of course, he would have gotten it right — the way Joe Biden, in fact, already has — by dubbing it “Omnicron” instead. In the Crichton world, you aren’t paranoid; everything is out to get us. Sadly, it turned out, Crichton lacked the courage of his own catastrophism. Before kicking the bucket, Crichton — who was quick to remind people he attended Harvard Medical School — would deny both climate change and second-hand smoke. If he’d ever bought property in Santa Barbara — say, a sprawling compound by Padaro Lane — he’d find himself, compelled by forces in which

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he didn’t believe, to protect himself from the inconvenient intrusion of sea-level rise, not to mention the galloping ghost of massive wildfires and deadly debris flows. Given all the things going bump in our collective good night right now — school shootings, our national homicide spike, an even more massive wave of drug overdoses — maybe a Michael Crichton nightmare fantasy qualifies as the cozy comfort we all need. It’s worth noting that last week’s Omi-

cron Alert — fire drill fatigue, anyone? — is being greeted with the same sense of irritated irrelevance as home smoke detectors that go off for no good reason. Less than 25 percent of us are reportedly taking it seriously. In a similar freak-out-overload vein, just two days before last week’s ominously named Black Friday, Vandenberg Space Force Base announced the successful launch of a Space X Falcon 9 rocket designed to keep asteroids from hitting earth. The launch — Double Asteroid Redirection Test (or DART to its

friends) — we are told was a great success. In about 10 months, the spacecraft it carried will crash into an asteroid about 525 feet wide and the height of the Washington Monument that’s now peacefully orbiting another bigger asteroid located 6.8 million miles away. It turns out, 80-100 tons of space material — mostly dust — falls on Earth every day. No known asteroids big enough to cause damage are currently scheduled to penetrate our atmosphere in the next 100 years. Neverthe-

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less, scientists at NASA and Johns Hopkins — who are leading the charge here — have been paid millions of dollars a year to worry about and scan the skies for the ones we haven’t discovered. Once every 100 years or so, the remnants of some asteroid blow up in the atmosphere over Siberia. (In 1954, a meteorite did crash through the roof of Ann Hodges’s home in Sylacauga, Alabama, striking her hip. Hodges, being an American, did not need medical treatment and became an instant celebrity for a few moments.) Then, in February 2013, an explosion about 20 miles above Earth caused enough windows to shatter that a shower of glass shards sent 1,200

Siberians fleeing to their nearest hospital

for treatment. Where is Michael Crichton when you need him? The plan is for this little DART spacecraft — which can achieve speeds of 15,000 miles an hour — to collide into the targeted miniasteroid, delivering the energy equivalent of a baseball thrown at 900,000 miles an hour. The force is expected to shave 73 sec-

onds off the 11 hours and 55 minutes it now takes the asteroid to circle its larger partner. Going along for the ride is another craft from which intergalactic selfies will be taken, displaying the moments of contact and documenting any evidence of orbital disruption. The thinking is that by altering an asteroid’s trajectory just a little, we can

avoid collisions with Earth that, we are told, wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.

Last week’s flight — so loud and rumbly that more than a few people mistook it for an earthquake — cost about $324.5 million. About $70 million of that went to Elon Musk, whose privately owned SpaceX promises to add Xenon thrusters to Vandenberg’s new space-is-the-place economic development plan. This will make it even more lucrative — perhaps —than the county’s recently legalized cannabis industry. The good news is that no one is talking about launching a prophylactic nuke — or six — at incoming asteroids, as was the tentative thinking not long ago. There’s some talk of attaching “a tractor” to the back side of errant asteroids to put a hitch in its giddy-up and go. That technology’s not here yet, and the costs are said to be prohibitive. Some skeptics worry this is the camel’s nose under the tent for subliminal longrange plans to colonize Mars. Others argue that if successful, DART could function as the Hoover vacuum needed to eradicate the mountain ranges of space junk we’ve littered the cosmos with. All that clutter, they warn, threaten to destroy the GPS satellites without which we will all have to learn how to read maps again. And that’s a Michael Crichton nightmare too frightening to even imagine. —Nick Welsh


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n the early ’70s, I was a guest of the State of California for a few months and spent most of that time in a room about 16 feet long and 9 feet wide, built-in commode and bed, with an 18-inchby-30-inch window overlooking the coastal range of foothills in San Luis Obispo covered with oak trees and beautiful rock formations. A prison cell for me at the time, but a suite at the Pierre on New York’s upper east compared to Mr. Munger’s plan for student housing at a university renowned for the beauty of its setting. I’m a lifetime Santa Barbarian who roamed the UCSB campus while it was being built, attended later as a marine biology major, and cannot imagine the university allowing this atrocity to be built.

when their plans are compared with the proposed design presented to the Historic Landmarks Commission in May. The writer thought people needed to be “safe from cars” without presenting any evidence that there have been accidents. The city has failed to articulate what the problem is that needs fixing besides lawn maintenance. It would be a simple matter to irrigate the lawn with gray water and educate people about how to do it, or better yet, plant kikuyu grass, which is tough as nails. Technically it’s invasive, but contained and mown, it would not be a problem, as Lockwood de Forest Jr. demonstrated at his Todos Santos Lane garden in the 1920s. What will the city’s liability be if somebody slips on the proposed splash fountain? Why spend copious amounts of cash remodeling the plaza?

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he current design of De la Guerra Plaza is a century old. Whether or not its design was intentional, this cultural landscape is historic; in fact, it’s California Historic Landmark #307. I think the plaza is worth saving. Sitting in the grass with some food and watching the performances during Fiesta Mercado is one of Santa Barbara’s great pleasures. In a recent op-ed, Sullivan Israel said the plaza is almost always empty except during Fiesta. This is not true. People like to drive up and pay their utility bills at City Hall and, pre-pandemic, attend City Council meetings. There are often political rallies in the plaza. It is also not true that remodeling the plaza “will finally realize the vision created by prominent architects who designed our most noteworthy buildings.” A glance at the proposals by these architects — as in “Plaza De la Guerra Reconsidered” published by the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation in 2002 — reveals this

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’m sure that Dr. Bearman’s many years of dealing with marijuana and pain management has given him the credentials and experience to speak to the positive uses of CBD and THC, as in his recent Voice. I would suggest that your readers might want to get another opinion and read just the introduction to Alex Berenson’s wellresearched book, Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence, or just read the reviews on Amazon and see if it seems plausible enough to them to continue reading. I have read this book and after doing so would never encourage any loved one with a family history of schizophrenia or who is under 25 years of age to consume the high-potency marijuana that —Ginny Bliss, is available everywhere.

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pretty much stopped reading at “$80 to $450 a pound” / $20 cup of coffee. While I appreciate the innovation and passion of Jay Ruskey, who appears in the story “Can California Correct Coffee?”, in the end, who exactly is the target market for this “ultra premium beverage”? No one I know. Talk about an elitist product. Sheesh.

—Bink Goncharoff, S.B.

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hile some may be content with encountering life as a passive exercise and with unexamined acceptance, such a description would not apply to Fred Hofmann, who spent his adult life pursuing the deeper truths about the world of American politics. For Fred, conventional wisdom was an invitation to dig a little deeper. Born in Monterey County, raised in Santa Barbara, and a San Marcos High School alum and UCSB grad with BA and MA degrees in political science, Fred Hofmann died in early November of cardiac failure. Fred Hofmann chose to live his life simply and selflessly. For more than 50 years, he bicycled from his sparsely furnished Isla Vista apartment to teach classes: first to SBCC as a political science adjunct professor, and, over time, as a current events discussion leader at outreach sites through the college’s School of Extended Learning. Fred’s low carbon footprint fit snugly into his uncluttered lifestyle. As a teacher, Fred was a self-described “contrarian” who often took the least popular side of an issue. His goal: for students to reexamine and reconsider their views, especially those positions they took for granted—to “get out of their comfort zone,” as he put it. Civil discourse was a priority. Getting students to appreciate a diversity of viewpoints was an essential task. To many, his courses were, in effect, a training or reaffirming ground in critical thinking, a kind of baptism into the world of politics seen through the mind of a quality observer. Watching Fred in his classroom was always a study in motion. He would pace across the front of the room from one side to the other, taking care to bring the students with him. His head would be cranked and slightly lowered in their direction. When he would turn to pace in the opposite direction, his head would once again switch so that he never lost eye contact. His lectures would never consist of a simple recitation of facts. He would preface any conclusion with a set of questions, designed to provoke active student inquiry. He would ask “why” this or that might be the case, inviting the student to provide a response, all designed to prompt active engagement. Fred would wait for their responses and urge others to critique what they heard. It was almost as if he was waiting for his students to be fully engaged—even frustrated by the absence of a conclusion to the inquiry — before he would share his observations. Fred was convinced that students needed to understand the fundamentals of American politics, but he was even more convinced that they needed to understand the value of critical thinking and that the nature of inquiry is not a passive exercise. He wanted to infuse the student with the idea that learning was both necessary and exciting, and ultimately that this process requires serious effort. In recent years, Fred created original movie classes out of his enthusiasm for and detailed knowledge of “film noir” and other vintage works. During the COVID closures, he put these Extended Learning classes online for his devoted film attendees.

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For nearly three decades, Fred was also a regular contributor to the op-ed pages of local newspapers, penning insightful and well-written essays on an array of topics, including immigration in America, global warming, political election cycles, reinventing history, presidential spoilers, American baseball, and much, much more. As a person, Fred Hofmann was a uniter: bringing people together, urging them to connect with their past, reminding them that they aren’t alone, gently nudging them out of their self-isolation and sometimes even loneliness. Each Valentine’s Day, Fred’s many female friends, young and old, received cards from “a secret admirer” whose handwriting was unmistakably Fred’s. Recently, he funded and presided over a “Bingo Bash” in memory of his late mother at the Friendship Manor retirement home in Isla Vista—an annual gala event replete with a large birthday carrot cake and cash awards. Working with the Historical Society in Madrid, Iowa, Fred was instrumental in funding a memorial kiosk and museum displays honoring the immigrant miner families of nearby Boxtown, part of Madrid’s coal producing history. Boxtown had been the childhood home of his Italian mother, Josephine Pagliai Hofmann. Recollections of her early years were published in the local paper. Fred was also a founding member of the SBCC Legacy Project aimed at preserving SBCC’s history through “first-person narratives.” In recent years, he arranged and helped underwrite events at the college honoring founding business and accounting professors John O’Dea and Merle Taylor and political science professor Dr. Robert Casier. Master of the small gift (those Valentines, lottery scratchers, mugs emblazoned with the name of your hometown), Fred reveled in sports, film, and comic book trivia. Who threw the ball when Willie Mays hit his first home run? Fred knew. What distinguished the Disney characters Pluto and Goofy? Fred could tell. How many readers can recall the origins of the name “Notary Sojac”? Fred could. What was Flash Gordon’s real name? Ask Fred. So much was done by such an unassuming person in a cut-short lifetime. Quietly and consistently, Fred Hofmann made our community a better place for having participated in it. He will be missed. A celebration n of life will be held at a future date.

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Ed’s life spanned exactly 93 years. He was born in Oak Creek, Colorado on October 28, 1928 and he died at home in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 28, 2021, after a short illness. The hospital where Ed was born was in Oak Creek but the family lived in nearby Phippsburg. Phippsburg was a small coal-mining town until rail was laid in the early 1900s from Denver, over the Continental Divide. From Phippsburg, the family moved when Ed was four to Denver where Ed spent a good part of his growingup years. Ed attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and it was during this time that he met Glenora, his wife of 22 years and the mother of Steven (b. 1955, d. 2006), Nancy (b. 1956), Carolyn (b. 1957), and Donald (b. 1963). Glenora had graduated from Boulder and was headed out to California. Ed followed her there and they were married in a small chapel at Grace Episcopal Church (now Grace Cathedral) in San Francisco in 1949. Ed finished his undergraduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley, earning a B.S. in Industrial Engineering in 1951. He then joined General Electric’s training program and the couple lived in different cities across the U.S. for several years. During the Korean War, Ed served at the U.S. Army’s transportation Research and Development Command post at Fort Eustis, Virginia. Steve was born here in 1955. After discharge, Ed rejoined GE, this time at its Hanford 18

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Atomic Products Operation in Richland, Washington as an Industrial Engineer and Operations Research Analyst. Nancy and Carolyn were born in Richland. The family moved to Seattle in 1961 where Ed earned his MBA (1961) and his Ph.D. in Business Analysis (1963) from the University of Washington. Donald was born in Seattle. In 1963 the family moved from Seattle to Santa Barbara, California where GE’s “Think Tank,” TEMPO, was located. Ed started his long career at TEMPO at this time and the family moved into a new house in one of nearby Goleta’s burgeoning subdivisions. At TEMPO, Ed worked on and oversaw many projects during his 17 years there, starting with an Anti-Submarine Warfare data analysis project spanning 6 years. He served as a Project Leader for UNIDO, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, in 1968, stationed in Vienna and Belgrade. After that, his projects took him to Tokyo (a modeling study of Tokyo traffic), Saudi Arabia (feasibility studies for a flat glass plant and the heavy equipment business), Korea (establishment of an industrial standards system and a DOE-sponsored study of energy use), Kuwait (an all-modes transportation feasibility study), and Egypt (glass plant production). Ed’s life was irrevocably changed when his wife, Glenora, died suddenly and unexpectedly of a cerebral hemorrhage in late 1971, leaving him with four children, ages, 16, 15, 14, and 8. In the following year, Ed married Ruth Marian Haneberg and in 1973 Ruth Ann, named for her two grandmothers, was born. Ed’s marriage to Marian ended in divorce in 1978. On January 3, 1981, in San Francisco, Ed married Judy Bellomy with whom he shared 40 years of happiness and loving support. After their marriage, Ed worked at GE departments

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in San Diego and Syracuse, ending his four decades of employment with the company (as engineer, systems analyst, and project manager) as a Military Systems Analyst and Proposal Engineer in GE’s Syracuse location in 1990. In 1994, Ed and Judy moved to Las Vegas to care for Judy’s aging mother and stepfather. Photography and dancing became Ed’s passions in his postretirement years. He took photos everywhere he went, enlarging, framing, and displaying the best ones. Ed and Judy danced at every opportunity and were always first on the floor when the band started playing. Ed and Judy traveled extensively for decades. They made many trips centered around their interest in railroads. They were long-time members of the NRHS (National Railway Historical Society) and attended a number of their conventions. Ed also loved trolleys and streetcars. He and Judy joined the ERA (Electric Railroaders’ Association), and attended some of their conventions as well. Ed leaves behind his beloved and loving wife, Judy, his children Nancy (Cedric), Carolyn (Jim), Donald, and Ruth Ann, his daughter-in-law Zippy, and his stepson Gary (Betty). He was devoted to his grandchildren Louisa, Sam, Anna, Leilani, Chloe (Mathew), Chelsea, Charlotte, and Sophie, and was thrilled at the arrival of his great-grandchild, Henry. A private family memorial service is scheduled for April 2022. Contributions in Ed’s memory may be made to the Nature Conservancy: https:// www.nature.org/enus/ membership-and-giving/ donate-to-our-mission/ other-ways-to-give/

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Billy Keith Wright 12/3/1947 - 10/5/2021

We’ve lost one of the good ones. Billy Keith “BK” Wright, 73, passed away in Santa Barbara, California on October 5, 2021 following a surprisingly quick fight with lung cancer. Born December 3, 1947 in Dalhart, Texas, Keith relocated with his family to Santa Barbara in 1956 where he attended Franklin Elementary School, Santa Barbara Junior High School and Santa Barbara High School (Once a Don, Always a Don). Growing up he spent time at the East Side Boys Club playing football when they wore old school leather helmets and was a member of the bygone Hammond’s Reef Surf Club. During the ‘60s BK and his high school buddies made a colorful trip hitch-hiking across the United States. Putting his Texas roots to use he was a Whip for Old Nevada hayrides in Las Vegas. He was always a dog lover. After working as a Cement Mason for 30 years Billy retired from the City of Santa Barbara in 2012. Always devoted and loyal, nothing mattered more to him than family and friends. He liked getting together with his cohort of lifelong friends to shoot the breeze, joke, share stories and ideas. A lover of the outdoors, he enjoyed fishing as well as reading, country music, crossword puzzles, and found amusement in the humor and philosophy of Mark Twain and Will Rogers. Billy was a great guy with a big heart and dry sense of humor. Billy Keith is survived by his wife, Rebecca, four children, Paul Zachary Wright (Maryann), Emily Meyers, Jetta Harris (Craig)

and Aubrey Wright, three grandchildren, Nathaniel Jordan, Myles Jordan and Asher Harris, sister, Penny Heldt and many family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Billie Wright (1990), mother, Dimple Lee Wright (2013) and brother, Lanny Wright (1998). The date for a celebration of life will be announced in the future. In lieu of flowers donations may be made online to the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 218 Santa Barbara.

Terina Marie (Cooper) Cain 10/8/2021

Terina Marie (Cooper) Cain, born in Santa Barbara, passed peacefully, on October 8, 2021 at the age of 52, in Bakersfield, CA. Her death resulted from intracranial bleeding due to a fall while in the hospital. Her kindness, generosity and great sense of humor will not be forgotten. She was the only child of Ronald Reeves and Diana L (Kyles) Cooper. Terina loved travel and adventure, from the streets of New York to the beaches of Hawaii. She embraced the thrills of skydiving, whitewater rafting, skiing and being a small business owner. Terina,was the mother of two daughters, Nicole Maria Cooper and Casey Ashley Cain. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alan Edward Cain, her daughter Nicole and her father Ronald. She is survived by her daughter Casey, her mother Diana and several uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. A private family service is planned for Terina in Santa Barbara, CA


obituaries Katie Marrs 1940- 2021

To submit obituaries for publication, please call (805) 965-5205 or email obits@independent.com years of service to the school and her love of reading. Katie was proud to be a member of the Peabody community, where she made many lasting friendships. Katie is loved and missed by her three children and seven grandchildren.

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3/3/1933 - 11/19/2021 Katie Marrs passed away at home in Santa Barbara, California, at the age of 81. Katie was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. As her grandchildren began to multiply, Katie embraced her role as Grandmother. She loved to spend an afternoon at the matinee with as many grandchildren as she could fit in her car. Katie always came prepared with snacks for everyone and indulged the children with photo booth souvenirs. She never lost her enthusiasm for games and created many happy memories playing board games with her family. Katie had a competitive spirit and played to win. Beach walks were also a favorite activity. However, before leaving home, she always checked the tide times in the newspaper. Low tide was a requirement as it was the ideal time to hunt for sea glass. When Katie was not spending time with her family, she could happily spend the day reading. When she was not reading, Katie might be shopping for books, both new and old. Her husband, Ben, built bookshelves for her, which she quickly filled. Katie’s books reflect her many interests, including nature and local history. She was also a writer and sharp-eyed editor. Katie wrote many cards, letters, notes and lists. She faithfully wrote to her family and friends to celebrate holidays and special occasions. Katie was a student, parent volunteer and employee of Peabody Charter School. Her dedication and superior organizational skills led her from the playground, to the classroom and ultimately the office. She served as the school secretary and unofficial historian until her retirement. When Katie retired, a plaque was placed in the school library dedicating, “Katie’s Nook,” in honor of her many

On November 19, 2021 our beloved patriarch Jack Ward Jr. went to be with the Lord. Jack was born March 3, 1933 in Santa Barbara. He attended local schools, Graduated S.B. High School in 1951. Jack served in the Navy during the Korean War. He married the love of his life Betty, together they had 5 children, David, Debbie, Darlene, Derek and Joseph. Jack was employed by SCM Corp. for 30 years. He then became owner of Ward Copy Systems and Central Coast Copiers. Jack then went on to work for the L.A. Times. Then as a courier for Cottage Hospital retiring at the age of 80. He was very involved in the community as a Cub Scout leader, Goleta Valley Little League Coach, Started the original S.B. High football All Star games. Bishop Diego Dads Club and football game coordinator from 1968 to 1975. He also ran for City Council in 1966. A member of the Elks Lodge #613 and the Knights of Columbus council 5300 at St. Raphael church. Jack was preceded in death by his wife Betty, sons David, Derek and Joseph. He is survived by his daughters Debbie Johnson (Jerry), Darlene Hayes (Dwight), Daughter-in-laws Susan Ward and Cathy Ward. He was a proud Papa of 11 grandchildren. Jack (Shiloh) Hayes, Joseph (Dena) Hayes, Patrick (Stefanie) Hayes, Dane (Alis) Ward, Taylor (Chloe’) Ward, Dodge Ward, Dayli (Joshua) Braun, Jessica Johnson, Andrew Johnson, Anthony Johnson and William Ward. He had 16 Great GrandChil-

dren. He loved his family, his church and his town of Santa Barbara. He was an avid sports fan. You could always find him in his favorite chair cheering for USC or Bishop Diego. He had a great love for cruising State Street on Sundays and then head to Harry’s Café. Services for Jack will be Saturday 12-4-21 at 10:00 AM at St. Raphael Catholic Church 5444 Hollister Ave. A special thank you to all for all of the caregivers and staff of Samarkand. All the Drs. and medical staff who cared for him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Bishop Diego High School, 4000 La Colina Rd., Santa Barbara 93110

Arthur W. Barron

10/30/1920 - 10/24/2021

Arthur W. Barron, 100, formerly a resident of Joliet, Illinois died on October 24, 2021, at his home in Santa Barbara, California. He was born in Ottawa, Illinois to Arthur William and Elizabeth Catherine (Pleskovitch), and was the oldest of 11 children. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers and sisters and their spouses, including Francis (June) of Ottawa, IL; Lawrence (Doris) of Clearwater, FL and Ashville, NC; Lorraine Barber (Daniel Riordan and William Barber) of Ottawa, IL; Paul (Gertrude) of Ottawa , IL; Shirley Miller (Richard) of Davenport, IA; Adele Schott (James) of Ottawa, IL; Ruth Turner (Richard) of Northbrook, IL; Donna Barron of Deerfield, IL; John Barron (Charlotte) of Lexington, NE; sister-in-law Nancy Barron of Lincoln, NE; Zeta Conrad (Jack) of Ottawa, IL. Art graduated from Ottawa High School and attended the University of Illinois. During his senior year, like many of the Greatest Generation including four of his siblings, he answered the call to duty to

serve in World War II. With dreams of becoming a pilot, he enlisted in the Navy Air Corp in 1942. He attended pre-flight school but was medically discharged due to a condition in his eye. Still committed to serve, he reenlisted in the Navy that same day and was assigned to the USS Myles C. Fox, a destroyer which provided escort to aircraft carriers in the South Pacific and later served in the occupation in Japan along with Allied Forces at the end of the war. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Radarman 3 rd Class. He returned to the University of Illinois and completed a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He fulfilled his dream of becoming a pilot and obtained the first private pilot’s license in Ottawa. He would take his father who was an avid hunter, flying over his duck blinds on the Illinois River so his father could see the blinds from a duck’s perspective. When he met his future wife, Mary Freeman, his father told him he would have to give up flying, because he now had responsibilities. Art and Mary married on May 22, 1948, in Whitefish Bay, WI. He became licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and obtained a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. He served a six-decade career in healthcare administration with the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, a religious order which ran thirteen hospitals in the Midwest and California. When he retired, he was described as a “Man with a Mission,” an attribution to both his strong faith and business acumen. Following his retirement, he was a founding member of QueensCare, a non-profit corporation created to provide healthcare to low-income residents of Los Angeles County and served on the board of directors of many healthcare organizations including the St. Francis Foundation in Santa Barbara. Art loved the outdoors, starting in his youth with

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camping and canoe trips with his brothers, his attainment of Eagle Scout rank and his job as a water safety director in Ottawa. His lifetime passion included photography, and he was rarely seen without a camera in hand. He loved to travel to Alaska where he enjoyed visiting his daughter Margaret, wildlife photography, cross country skiing and dog mushing in the Alaskan wilderness. Throughout his life, Art was dedicated to fitness, and he could be seen jogging with his Springer Spaniels through the streets of Joliet. He enjoyed swimming and water sports and learned to SCUBA dive at the age of 80. After celebrating his 100 th birthday, he regularly walked the hills with his hiking poles near his home in Santa Barbara. Art’s genuine soul and optimistic outlook endeared him to many whom he touched throughout his life, including more recently, the neighbors and dogs he met on his daily walks. Art devoted his life to the care and well-being of his family. His dedication as a father was especially evident in the lifetime of loving care that he provided to his special needs daughter, Paula. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years Mary M. (Freeman) who passed away on March 12, 2016, in Santa Barbara, her parents Albert and Margaret Freeman of Milwaukee, WI, and his daughter Paula of Santa Barbara. He is survived by his daughters Margaret Barron of Soldotna, AK, and Mary E. Barron (Edward Stetson) of Santa Barbara, CA and many nieces and nephews. The family is grateful to Lucia Perez, who provided loving care to both Art and Mary during their senior years. A graveside memorial service will be held on December 4, 2021, at 11 AM at Saint Columba Cemetery in Ottawa, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Ottawa American Legion, Post 33, 901 La Salle Street, Ottawa, Illinois 61350.

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obituaries Alan John Warren

10/15/1933 - 11/5/2021

Alan John Warren, age 88, formerly of Santa Barbara, passed away on November 5, 2021, in Oroville CA. Alan was born October 15, 1933, in England, and raised in Wellington, New Zealand where he began a carpenter apprenticeship at age 14 and completed military service as a young man. He later lived in the outback of Australia and in Rhodesia, Africa, where he worked on the Kariba dam project in the 1950s. Alan moved to Santa Barbara and became a U.S. citizen in 1966. There he owned properties in Montecito and worked as a carpenter and met his wife, Carol. Alan and Carol enjoyed entertaining and sailing to the Channel Islands on their sailboat The Eagle that they kept in Marina Two of the Santa Barbara harbor. They later moved to Santa Ynez, CA, where they built a custom home. In 1991 they moved to Paradise, CA, where they lived on four acres and Alan continued his carpentry and they built houses. Alan spent all his free time on creative projects and had boundless energy. He was highly skilled in all facets of building, woodwork, masonry, plumbing, electrical, landscaping and designing buildings. A skilled marksman, he designed and created custom inlaid wood gun stocks. He was also an auto mechanic and restored vintage cars and did autobody work. He was fond of sports cars such as MGs in British Racing Green and Porsches. He had a passion for art, architecture, photography, food, jazz, big band music and dancing, travel, world history, fishing, swimming, horticulture, watching educational television and the BBC. Alan loved all wildlife, especially German Shepherds and Siamese cats. He loved meeting 20

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To submit obituaries for publication, please call (805) 965-5205 or email obits@independent.com new people, socializing, and telling colorful stories. Alan and Carol fled the flames of the Camp Fire the morning of November 8, 2018, when they lost their home and all their possessions collected over a lifetime, including an extensive collection of tools, a carpentry shop and mechanic shop, and several vehicles. They settled in Oroville, CA after the devastating fire. Alan was truly a one-of-akind master craftsman with a lust for life and an unforgettable voice and sense of humor. He is survived by his wife, Carol Medlin of Oroville, his childhood friend Bevan Moss of Wellington, New Zealand, one brother in New Zealand, several nieces and nephews, stepchildren, and their children and grandchildren.

Paulette Josephine Hoffman

12/17/1940 - 11/12/2021

Long-time Santa Barbara resident Paulette Josephine Hoffman, 80, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Serenity House on November 12, 2021. Paulette was born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 17, 1940, the second child of Aloysius and Josephine Tragarz. Just before starting second grade, her family moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where she enrolled in St. Thomas School before changing to Immaculate Conception, which she attended through high school, graduating in 1958. At the age of ten, she first saw her future husband, Wayne Hoffman, at a company picnic, and later, they met at a dancing school. They started dating when they were both in high school. After high school graduation, Paulette enrolled at Sienna College in Memphis, but before long Wayne and Paulette were engaged, and then married on October

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1, 1960. After a series of moves that took the couple to Chicago, Anaheim, Virginia Beach, and Milwaukee, the young couple landed in Santa Barbara in 1967, already with a son, Andrew; a daughter, Kathleen (Kay); and a second daughter, Eileen, on the way. Once in Santa Barbara, the family stayed. Paulette became active in her church, the Old Mission. Over the many years, Paulette worked as a lector, a docent, and served as president of the church council. She was part of a group of thirty-three people who were invited to a party for Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Santa Barbara in 1983, and she had an audience with Pope John Paul II in 1987 in Los Angeles. Of special importance to Paulette was Father Virgil Cordano, who was her mentor in the church. Her other work included being on the founding board of the Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center and assisting with the creation of Santa Barbara’s first Emergency Medical Technician program. Professionally, Paulette worked for years in various medical offices doing both front and back-office work. Paulette traveled extensively in her life. With her husband and three young children, she traveled through Europe, spending most of her time in Spain, from 1972-1973. She went behind the Iron Curtain to visit Russia in 1975. Among her many other trips abroad were an adventurous trip to India in 1983, a visit to South America in 1997, and an extended stay in Rome in 2000-2001. She put her travel experience to work by conducting classes for travel groups on how to pack efficiently for long trips. She even had her own website that she started in the early days of the Internet. Paulette had a ready smile and laugh. She made friends easily, no matter whether it was through her work, her church, her book club, volunteering at her children’s school, her weekly trip to the Farmer’s Market, or walking along

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Shoreline Park with her husband. She had a wonderful sense of humor and quick wit, attracting people to her with an easy-going nature and loving manner. Her life touched many. She is survived by her husband Wayne; by her son Andrew and his wife Cathy, along with their sons Sean and Alex; and by her daughters Kay and Eileen. She is also survived by her siblings Joanne Sizek, Michael Tragarz, Robert Tragarz, Patricia Carroll, Rose Circello, and Dennis Tragarz, as well as numerous extended family members. A funeral mass will be held at the Old Mission Santa Barbara on Thursday, December 2nd at 11:00am.

William “Bill” Joseph Molloy 9/8/1939 - 10/26/2021

William “Bill” Joseph Molloy, 82, of Santa Barbara, CA passed away Tuesday, October 26th at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Bill was born September 8, 1939 in Emmetsburg, IA, the son of Joseph and Teresa (Drew) Molloy. He attended college at DeVry Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL and graduated in 1961. Shortly following graduation, he married his wife of 60 years, Patricia “Pat” (Brennan) Molloy on September 9, 1961. Following their wedding Bill took a job with Northrop in Rapid City, SD. While living there he and Pat welcomed their first child Michelle. In the fall of 1962, he and Pat moved to Santa Maria, CA when he took a job with Lockheed at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Over the next two years Bill and Pat were joined by a son, Tom and second daughter, Peggy. During the fall of 1965 they moved to Santa Barbara where they’ve lived until present. While in Santa Barbara Bill worked for various companies

including Delco Electronics, Santa Barbara Research Center, Kidde Dual Spectrum for whom he enjoyed many years of travelling abroad on military assignments. Bill will be remembered by many for his quick Irish wit and long winded stories. Also, for his generosity and kindness, as he was always willing to give time or labor, whether it was for family, friend, or stranger. Bill cherished, and was cherished by, all ten grandchildren and had a knack for developing a unique relationship with each of them. Whenever possible, Papa shared with them his impassioned love for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He found great enjoyment in spending time with his wife Pat watching their grandchildren playing youth, high school, and college sports. He also treasured his time with other family and friends. He is loved and will be deeply missed by his wife Pat, and children: Michelle Spatz, Tom (Lynn) Molloy, Peggy (Jack) Martin. By his grandchildren: Danielle Burch, Anthony Martin, Christine Burns, Courtney Douglass, Alex Spatz, Laurie Spatz, Jacob Molloy, Merrick Goodman, Kate Molloy, and Olivia Goodman. His nine great-grandchildren. And, finally, by his brothers: Joseph (Ruth) and Michael, his sisters: Kathryn (Tony) Catalano, Ruth (Max) Norvell, Janet (David) Brown, and Joann (Rick) Boylan, his brother-in-law Tom (Jennifer) Van Oosbree, and his sister-in-law Ruth Molloy. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Helen Van Oosbree, brothers Jerry and Robert, and son-in-law John Spatz. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 A.M. on Dec. 17, 2021 at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Goleta, CA


In Memoriam

Steven Carlson 1950-2021

Books, Ideas, and Above All, Family BY P I C O I Y E R AND D . J . PA L L A D I N O

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or an explanation of the Higgs boson particle, or illumination on the ideas teve Carlson had Sunday of Jung or the trenches of World War dinner with friends on his I. last night, and the converThere was always a sense that sation took a turn toward Steve had inherited a droll and delideeper themes as he explained how cious sense of irony from his English mother, to complement the idealism he met his wife, Claudia, who grew up down the street from him, and he’d absorbed at the heart of the ’60s. later married him at 20 and lived He could be counted on for wisdom about the latest satire — he was nearwith him for 51 years, raising two deeply loved children, Ian and Thedefinitive on The Simpsons — and yet some visionary light belonging to ana. “Fate shaped my whole life,” he said. “How?” the friends asked. “The the Far West was always gleaming way I came to Santa Barbara, for in back of that. And at the heart of instance,” he said. He applied to UC everything, as the smell of pungent Santa Cruz. It was the cool school Chinese herbs emanated from the then, with people he might want to kitchen where he seemed forever to be cooking dinner, was always his meet, up near Big Sur in the hippie late 1960s. No grades. But despite family. his own great high school academic Steve and D.J. Palladino had a deeply SoCal friendship, begun in record, Steven was turned down for Old English classes in the early 1980s, Santa Cruz but allowed into UCSB. Initially disappointed, he came and stretched out over innumerable here and lived through Isla Vista’s movies; slow beach walks; a couple Strategic Hamlet Golden Years. He of actual hikes, including one stardevoured English literature, particutling excursion on a trail in Haines, larly the poetry of Edmund Spenser Alaska; exquisite chow-downs, both and everything written by William home-cooked and served in restauShakespeare. (He later worked at the rants; long arguments about obscure university his whole employed life.) points of Catholic doctrine (Palladino usually won); and their annual Then, Steve continued, sometime in his first college quarter, he got a letter Christmas shopping expedition to from the UC system. There had been Los Angeles. a clerical error and he was admitIt was also always clear to D.J. that ted to UC Santa Cruz, and he could the most important part of Steve’s life was his wife; children; and grandtransfer there when he wished. And STEADFAST: Tall and sometimes severe-looking to strangers, Steve Carlson was in truth a doting parent and grandparent children, Colin, Cameron, and why didn’t you go? “Simple,” he said. and a steadfast friend. Above, Carlson in New Mexico on a visit; below, with grandson Bryar and the family dog. “Because I was living in Isla Vista, Bryar. This extended to his brother, and I had a lot of friends, and I loved Rick; sister-in-law, Lisa; and their it.” high school, Servite, the role he cherished was playground children, Emily, Sebastian, and Stuart. Theana’s husband, On his way home from that dinner, Steve was killed by a informant on what the Beatles, Stones, and other psyche- Matt Earls; and niece Emily’s spouse, Kyle Carter; with their drunk driver on Carrillo Hill. delic bands were up to, according to all he read. At UCSB, son, Evan, were no less his prides and joys. Steve would light It isn’t irony and it’s not really the pathos of this story you besides literature, linguistics, and history, Steve continued up — become a boy again — the minute he began talking need register — though both are there. Primarily, it’s the his exploration of a possible religious life by studying world about his grandsons’ latest triumph on the playing field. Steve Carlson–ness of the pronouncement on the nature of religions — the Eastern brand being ascendant then — and He had a book club that met religiously for 15 years. fate delivered at a humble shared meal of New Mexico chili wandered into Raghavan Iyer’s famous classes and later into Admittedly, it was a Karl Jung–inspired reading group, so and salad. Few people thought so deeply, acutely, and often the United Lodge of Theosophists, where he met a host of no best-selling novels were introduced. He read Philip Kerr humorously about the nature of the world. He was all about the people who would play major roles in his life: environ- mysteries lately. And he read voraciously but he studied people all the mentalist Paul Relis, entrepreneur Steve Guy, City College the examined life and then some. Tall, sometimes severe-looking to strangers — at UCSB, philosophy prof Phil Greene, and the young son of the Iyer time too. He had an immense curiosity. If you saw him at a his job entailed delivering a lot of good and bad employment family, Pico. party, he would come over and coax you into conversations news, cementing his tough-guy reputation — Steve was in Pico never forgets how his father introduced him to his that were flatteringly aimed at you. If it was a conversational truth a doting parent and a steadfast friend. The seriousness star student Steve on the very evening Pico turned 18; it gambit, it wasn’t faked. People sensed his heartfelt concern. of his academic life began in grammar school, followed by would become one of the best and most long-lasting presMost of us are nowhere near that attentive. But most his first semester of high school in a seminary in the San Fer- ents he ever received. Not just because Steve bore a Phi of us don’t spend a lot of time tracking Gnostic thought nando Valley, and lasted all his life. At his all-boys Catholic Beta Kappa key and was thinking of extending his liter- through our lives to the point of understanding the differary studies at Oxford, but more because he ence between fate, destiny, and an accident. If he were here would become one of the funniest, most still, and we wanted to know what those differences might wide-ranging, and often unexpected friends be, we could ask him, and he would dive right into an explaanyone could dream of. nation somehow thorough and opinionated without being In the years that followed, they’d find pedantic. Funny as well. We would do it in person or on one themselves playing Ping-Pong in Oxford of those long phone calls that he loved. His many old friends and visiting the little hut outside Kyoto and his family would love that too, or maybe love just standwhere the haiku poet Bashō once lived. ing near him at a party taking on any topic high or low, or They’d drive down to L.A. to see the latest maybe just watch him listening and laughing. But it breaks Timothy Leary documentary and wander our hearts now that we can’t. around Manhattan discussing Joe Montana Steve Carlson is also survived by his mother, Eileen Carland Magic Johnson. Steve would become son; and his sisters, Theresa Solorzano and Mary Klehr. the one person the young Iyer could turn to There will be a memorial in January with date and place to n whenever he wanted intelligence on Bach, be announced. INDEPENDENT.COM

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Chick-fil-A Must Stop

Drive-Through Halts Traffic on State Street

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anta Barbara’s Chick-fil-A is owned

by McCollum, LLC of Atlanta, Georgia, which has little interest in our community other than our dollars. The ka-ching of their cash registers is far more important to them than any crashbang of our auto accidents. The Chick-filA drive-through has been an issue since its inception many years ago. The ongoing hassles continued this February 2021, when Chick-fil-A filed an application for expanding their facilities. Their application said: “Existing Chick-fil-A restaurant to complete a remodel of their site. Remodel to include widening the entrance driveway apron, convert the 1-lane drive-thru to a new 2-lane drive-thru, construct a retaining wall along the southerly side of the property, provide a new storm water BMP, and other site improvements.” This application is in violation of our municipal code on drive-throughs, which states: “New or expanded drive-through facilities are prohibited. There shall be no new floor area, and no intensification of use on existing structures developed with a drive-through facility. Existing financial institution drive-through facilities may be replaced in kind with automated teller machines provided the number of drivethrough lanes does not increase.” When the planning staff initially reviewed this application, they acknowledged the problem, noting that “improvements to drive thrus [sic] are prohibited.” There are also issues with San Roque Creek and setbacks. In April, the City Attorney’s Office decided that this expansion wasn’t really an expansion and that doubling the number of lanes from one to two wasn’t an intensification of use on existing structures. And that even though banks can’t add additional drive-through lanes, it’s perfectly fine for Chick-fil-A. “The City Attorney’s Office has determined that the project does not rise to the level of an expanded use of the nonconforming drive-through as described in section 30.185.160 for drive-through facilities…” It is possible that the city was in hopes that allowing this unlawful expansion

might ameliorate the illegally blocked sidewalk, the illegally blocked street, the illegally blocked driveway at Rusty’s Pizza, and the inaccessible bus stop, and prevent future bicycle fatalities due to the blocked bicycle lane. Despite the fact that the February application was never approved and its status is listed as incomplete, Chick-fil-A has gone ahead and created a second on-site drivethrough lane. But surprise! The traffic congestion has not gone down, and the long line of cars still persists. If only Chick-fil-A and city attorneys had read the Wikipedia article titled “Induced Demand.” Since the 1940s, planners have recognized that adding more traffic lanes does not reduce congestion. Adding more lanes merely encourages new drivers to join in the fray. And so, with this new “induced traffic,” the long line of cars and its accompanying nightmares continue. Has the city never heard of “if you build it, they will come”? It is past time for the city and Chick-filA to acknowledge the reality of this situation. It is impossible to accommodate a large number of cars on a very small lot. It is impossible to have both a popular drivethrough at this location and maintain safety and legally required accessibility. Unless Chick-fil-A has an on-site atom compressor, this number of cars just isn’t going to fit. Chick-fil-A’s never ending “we’re working with the city” and the city’s neverending “we’re working with Chick-fil-A” is delaying the inevitable: The only long-term solution to this long-term problem is to revoke permission for the drive-through. Hopefully soon. Hopefully in my lifetime. Chick-fil-A is in the process of resubmitting their proposal. Community members will have the opportunity to testify against it when it goes before the Architectural Review Board. If you would like to be kept updated, you can email William Russell (WRussell@santabarbaraca.gov) and ask to be added as an interested party. A petition is also circulating: change.org/stopthechick. In 2012, when Chick-fil-A’s plans came before the Architectural Review Board, five members abstained from voting. Hopefully, this time around, they will give a resoundn ing “no!”


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Members of CAUSE and allies rallied on a hot day in June for rent stabilization in the City of Santa Barbara.

A Mandate for Rent Stabilization Voters’ Message Couldn’t Be More Clear

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BY FRANK RODRIGUEZ t is no secret that renters have been

struggling for years in Santa Barbara, with homelessness growing and many more on the edge of displacement. Over a year ago, Councilmembers Kristen Sneddon and Meagan Harmon introduced the Community Stabilization Initiative, calling for a 2 percent per year rent cap. Since then, the pandemic has caused rents and home prices to spiral to new levels of chaos, disrupting the lives of people living paycheck to paycheck, looking for a solution to survive the housing crisis. Santa Barbara is notorious for its powerful real estate interests who want to avoid this conversation at all costs. These interests have pushed back this conversation over and over again, even though in every election, our community has made our choice clear for candidates who favor stronger tenant protections. Since the city transitioned to district elections in 2017, a pro-tenant majority has made up and accurately represented the 60 percent renter majority of Santa Barbara residents, passing popular tenant protections like requiring landlords to have a just cause for eviction. In 2018, Westside local son Oscar Gutierrez defeated Michael Vidal, a candidate funded by more than $13,000 from landlord PACs trying to prevent stronger tenant protections. In 2019 Eastsider Alejandra Gutierrez upset incumbent Jason Dominguez, who had stalled the advancement of tenant protection measures at City Hall. Landlords spent big to influence city elections over and over, only to find that every time, Santa Barbara’s made their choice for pro-tenants’ rights candidates. This year, landlords spent bigger than ever, spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in a last-ditch effort to avoid the proposed rent stabilization ordinance. Still, the two authors of the Community Stability ordinance whom they hoped to unseat won their races by huge margins. Kristen Sneddon and Meagan Harmon

represent the full spectrum of Santa Barbara voters, with Harmon in the city’s most renter-heavy district downtown and Sneddon in the hillside Riviera district with the lowest share of renters in the city. Yet under an onslaught of advertising from big real estate developers and landlords, both councilmembers won double-digit landslide victories. The message from voters couldn’t be more clear. Even in the mayor’s race, pro-rent-stabilization candidates James Joyce and Cathy Murillo got the majority of total votes, but progressives unseated themselves by splitting the vote, leaving many in the city calling for ranked choice or runoff election reforms. Now, Mayor Cathy Murillo and Councilmembers Oscar Gutierrez continue the call of the renter community by bringing a rent stabilization ordinance to the Santa Barbara City Council on December 7 with a proposed 2 percent rent cap. This call is nothing new, rather part of a continued conversation that has not been allowed to fully take place. A conversation that continues the Community Stabilization initiative of more than a year ago, and the countless marches against the unjust displacement of the Santa Barbara renter community years before that. No more stalling on the voices of renters. The Santa Barbara City Council needs to move on rent stabilization before more of our neighbors are pushed out of their homes, out of our communities, and onto our streets. As corporate investors snap up onceaffordable buildings to raise rents in this wild, frenzied housing market, we need rent stabilization to preserve our affordable housing stock for all of us to live in Santa Barbara, including the service workers who make this city run. We must be proactive about stabilizing our communities now more than ever as we all continue to recuperate from the ongoing COVID19 pandemic and the ending of the emergency financial rent support. It is time to stabilize rents in Santa Barbara. n

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anta Barbara’s holiday spirit is scheduled to show up in several places, ready to take a photo is back in full force! It is obvious from the with you. by sheer amount of holiday happenings this Let the Santa Barbara Independent’s complete guide season that the community wants to be to holiday happenings help you plan winter fun for the Terry Ortega entire together, in-person, to share this special time of year. month of December and New Year’s Eve for a holiThere is something for everyone with tree lightings, day to remember. Cheers! all photos courtesy nativities, Hanukkah celebrations, parades, festivals, unless otherwise Please visit venue websites to confirm the event and learn about the live music and performances, activities for kids and the noted 21+ crowd, shopping, and more! Get ready because Santa required safety guidelines.

Christmas Trees

Anthony’s Christmas Trees Get just the right Christmas tree through December 24. Mon.-Thu., 9am-8pm; Fri.Sat., 9am-9pm; Sun., 10am-7pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. Free. Call (805) 966-6668 or email elves@anthonyschristmastrees.com. anthonyschristmastrees.com

Big Wave Dave’s Christmas Tree Lot Beautiful trees will be available through December 23. Daily, 10am-9pm. La Cumbre Plaza, Macy’s parking lot, 3865 State St. Free. Call (805) 218-0282. bigwavedaveschristmastrees.com

Lighting Ceremonies and Nativities 1st Thursday Menorah Lighting Enjoy the company of

friends and some gelt at this Hanukkah menorah lighting co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation and Downtown S.B. Thu., Dec. 2, 5-8pm. Storke Placita (next to McConnell’s Ice Cream), 700 block of State St. Free. tinyurl.com/MenorahLighting2021

Tree Lighting and Holiday Block Party Enjoy

entertainment, snacks, and the lighting ceremony of the State Street Christmas tree! Santa Claus will be onsite for photo ops. Fri., Dec. 3, 6-9pm. In front of The Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. Free. downtownsb.org/events/2021-holiday-events

Solvang Julefest Tree Lighting Ceremony

Help kick off this holiday season with Solvang’s annual tree lighting, ballerinas, entertainment, caroling, and the arrival of Santa! Fri., Dec. 3, 5-6:30pm. Solvang Park, 1630 Mission Dr., Solvang (First St. and Mission Dr.). Free. solvangusa.com/events

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in this time-honored reenactment of Joseph and Mary’s search for shelter in Bethlehem. Begin at the Presidio Chapel and continue to Casa de la Guerra for holiday songs sung in Spanish, traditional desserts, and champurrado (hot chocolate). Fri., Dec. 10, 7-10pm. El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park, 123 E. Canon Perdido St. Free. Call (805) 965-0093. sbthp.org/lasposadas

Solvang Nativity Pageant This pageant, also

known as the “Christmas Story,” will come to life with actors, live music, and actors. Bring chairs and blankets. Sat., Dec. 11, 5 and 6:30pm. Solvang Park, 1630 Mission Dr., Solvang. Free. solvangjulefest.org

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sight of more than 400 participants and 50 entries as they make their way down Mission Drive, Copenhagen Drive, and other adjacent streets. Follow up after the parade with a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Sat., Dec. 4, 11am. Downtown Solvang and Solvang Park, 1630 Mission Dr., Solvang. Free. solvangjulefest.org/parade

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67th Milpas Holiday Parade Everyone is invited to this annual Eastside tradition. This year’s parade, with the theme Neon Navidad: Let it Glow. Let it Glow, will feature area marching bands, floats, dignitaries, dancers, and Santa Claus! Sat., Dec. 11, 5:30-7:30pm. On Milpas Street starting on De la Guerra St. and ending on Mason St. Free. Email events@sbeastside.org. sbeastside.org/holiday-parade Goleta Holiday Parade 2021 This parade will have floats,

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’Tis The Season! program. Sat., Dec. 11, 2:305:30pm. The Dance Network, 5130 Hollister Ave. Free. tinyurl.com/OpenHouseTDN

Winter Gift-Making Workshop: Sea and Snow Participants can

in the nightly snow, which is actually made from vegetables and gluten-free, nontoxic, and non-damaging. Each snowfall lasts 10 minutes. Daily, Dec. 2-31 (closed Dec. 25), 5:30 and 6:30pm. Center Court, Paseo Nuevo, 651 Paseo Nuevo. Free. paseonuevoshopping.com/events/nightly-snowfall

Letters to Santa Creation Station Write, draw, or make

your gift wish list and drop it in Santa’s mailing address. Don’t forget your return address to receive a postcard reply from Santa. Supplies are provided. Visit the website for hours. Daily, Dec. 2-24. Center Court, Paseo Nuevo, 651 Paseo Nuevo. Free. paseonuevoshopping.com/events/letters-to-santa

Photos with Santa at Paseo Nuevo Santa will be in his

cottage next to the Christmas tree to take a photo with you or your pet. No appointments are necessary: firstcome, first-served. Visit the website for daily and dedicated pet hours. Daily, Dec. 2-24. Center Court, Paseo Nuevo, 651 Paseo Nuevo. Free. paseonuevoshopping.com/holiday

Photos with Santa at La Cumbre Plaza Make a reservation to take your photo with Santa in a winter wonderland! Photo packages are available for purchase. Visit the website for hours. Daily, Dec. 2-24. La Cumbre Plaza (across from Chico’s) 121 S. Hope Ave. Free. shoplacumbre.com/SantaPhotos Holiday Zoo Visit the S.B. Zoo in December to see your favorite animals and enjoy festive outdoor holiday decor and photos with Santa (Saturdays and Sundays only). The zoo is open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. Visit the website for a schedule and to make reservations. Daily, Dec. 2-31. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Free-$19.95. Call (805) 962-5339 or email info@sbzoo.org. sbzoo.org Eat, Dance, and Be Merry Open House The Dance Network’s seventh annual open house is open to all ages, dancers, families, and friends. There will be food, dance demos, mini performances, and a raffle with proceeds going toward TDN scholarship

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Children can ride horses, get creative, and enjoy farm festivities as they learn arts, archery, and cultural arts and participate in a gift creation and wrapping station! Proceeds go to Rancho Palomino, a nonprofit educational cultural preserve and animal/equine rescue. Mon., Dec. 20-24. Rancho Palomino, private family farm. $300. Call (805) 570-5075 or email rancho palominosb@gmail.com. Ages 6+. ranchopalominosb.com

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Solvang Nisse Adventure Join in the citywide hunt

for the mysterious Solvang Nisse (Christmas elves) that have hidden themselves throughout Downtown Solvang. Visit nisseadventure.com for clues and then scan a QR code once you find a Nisse to earn a special prize. Thu., Dec. 2, 2021-Jan. 1, 2022. Free. solvangusa.com/events

White Christmas Sing-Along Sing with Bing Crosby

and Rosemary Clooney to “The Best Things Happen When You’re Dancing,” “Snow,” “Sisters,” and, of course, “White Christmas” as you watch the 1954 film. Fri., Dec. 3, 7-9:30pm. Alcazar Theatre, 4916 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. $10. tinyurl.com/WhiteChristmasSing

Solvang Julefest Santa’s Village Bring the little ones

to meet Mr. Claus with their Christmas lists ready! There will also be free gift wrapping with proof of purchase from a local business. Sat., Dec. 4-18, noon-4pm. Solvang Park, 1630 Mission Dr., Solvang. Free. solvangusa.com/events

Family Chanukah Party Bring your family to celebrate

Chanukah and enjoy latkes and sufganiyot, play dreidel, and decorate sugar cookies. Thu., Dec. 2, 5:306;30pm. Jewish Federation of Greater S.B. Courtyard, 524 Chapala St. Free. Email rvargeson@sbjf.org to RSVP. tinyurl.com/FamilyChanukah2021

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Nightly Snowfall: Walk Thru a Winter Wonderland Play

the work of the Slingshot artists at Alpha Art Studio and was inspired and influenced by pop culture. Vibrant, humorous, nostalgic, and revealing, this body of work is animated in a brand-new way that challenges expectations. Slingshot is a creative space that provides professional visibility of artists living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Thu., Dec. 2, 5-8pm. Slingshot / Alpha Art Studio, 220 W. Canon Perdido St. Free. slingshotart.org

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The Polar Express: A Special Christmas Event The S.B. Friends of the Library will host the opportunity to hear a reading of The Polar Express, write letters and take photos with Santa’s helper, make tree decorations, and enjoy cookies and milk. Each child can take home a copy of The Polar Express. Sun., Dec. 12, 2-3:30pm. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. $10 (first child); $5 (each additional child. friends-sblibrary.org/events/

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Silent Night, Silent Disco Wear your ugliest sweater

and be prepared to dance and sing along to deejays mixing your favorite holiday tunes through complimentary headphones, refreshments, prizes, and snow! Thu., Dec. 2, 5:307:30pm. Paseo Nuevo, 651 Paseo Nuevo. Free. paseonuevoshopping.com/holiday

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area visual artists as well as exclusive vacation and cultural/entertainment packages, and more. Proceeds go toward full scholarships and the Sing! Children’s Chorus. Daily, Dec. 2-18, 1-4pm. Lehmann Hall, Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd. Free. musicacademy.org/holiday

Christmas in the Country

Enjoy festive scenes and dancing lights all from the safety and comfort of your own vehicle. Visit the website for the schedule and to make your reservation. Dec. 2-26, 6-8:30pm. Santa Maria Elks Unocal Event Ctr., 4040 S. Hwy. 101, Santa Maria. $55/car. Call (805) 925-4125. tinyurl.com/SantaMaria2021

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’Tis The Season! Los Olivos Olde Fashioned Christmas Take in holiday cheer, roasted walnuts, Christmas cookies, hot chocolate, outdoor activities, and a 6 p.m. tree lighting. Visit the website for a town map. Sat., Dec. 4, 4-7pm. Downtown Los Olivos. Free. losolivosca.com/olde-fashioned-christmas

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Donation Drive-Thru & Home for the Holidays Adoption Festival CARE4Paws invites you to drop off dry and canned

pet food and monetary donations and consider adopting a new, furry family member from local shelters and rescues. Have your pet’s photo taken with Santa. Proceeds will benefit CARE4Paws. Sat., Dec. 4, 10am-2pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, and The Elks Lodge, 1309 N. Bradley Rd., Santa Maria. Free. care4paws.org/holidaydrive

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Sounds of the Holiday Celebrate the holiday season with performances from area singers and musicians. Visit the website for the full schedule. Dec. 4-24. La Cumbre Plaza, 121 S. Hope Ave. Free. tinyurl.com/LaCumbrePlaza Winter Wonder Family Workshop This two-hour, hands-on giftmaking workshop is a wonderful way for family members to spend time together making art. Each child and caregiver is invited to create two paintings inspired by images from the S.B. Museum of Art’s collection. Sat., Dec. 4, 10am-noon and 2-4pm. Ridley-Tree Education Ctr., 1600 Santa Barbara St. $50-$60/per person. Adults and children ages 3-5. tickets.sbma.net/event-list/workshops/

Shop an unparalleled selection of one-of-a-kind gifts from around the world with 20 vendors representing 30 countries. Be generous to your loved ones while supporting international artisans and the local community: 25% of proceeds benefit Museum exhibits and education programs.

Buellton Winter Fest Start the day with breakfast with Santa, followed by a neighborhood parade and a trip to Holiday Village with 20 tons of snow, vendors, music, live performances, and wine, beer, and spirits for purchase, ending with a tree lighting. Sun., Dec. 5. Breakfast: 9-11am. Buellton Rec Ctr., 301 2nd St, Buellton. Parade: Noon. Jonata Middle School to Second St. to Oak Valley and back to the school. Holiday Village: 2-6pm. Village Park (behind Tractor Supply), 330 Valley Vineyard Cir., Buellton. Tree lighting: 7pm. Village Park. Free. Call (805) 688-7829. christmas.buellton.org

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Westerlay Orchids 3rd Annual Holiday Open House Join for bubbly, wine, treats, coffee, and cheer! Santa will be there 4:30-7 p.m. for photos. There will be specials on orchids and complimentary arranging, and an orchid will be raffled off every 30 minutes. Fri., Dec. 10, 4-7pm. Westerlay Orchids, 3504 Via Real, Carpinteria. Free. tinyurl.com/WesterlayOrchds

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community is invited to this holiday open house featuring Santa Claus and his “rein-goats,” music, caroling, craftmaking, tours, celebrity story time, and holiday hayrides. Sat., Dec. 11, 9am-4pm. Rancho La Patera & Stow House, 304 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta. $2-$5. Call (805) 899-2222. goletahistory.org/holiday-at-the-ranch

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Jason Libs from The Red Piano and other special guests to celebrate the holiday season with hot cocoa and a cheerful selection of seasonal favorites, ranging from classic carols to contemporary holiday hits. Sun., Dec. 12, 7-9:30pm. Alcazar Theatre, 4916 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. $20. tinyurl.com/FamilyHolidaySing

38th Annual Virtual Light Up a Life Join this heartwarming virtual ceremony to remember and honor the many who are missed this holiday season. The traditional Trees of Remembrance with stars will be placed at the following locations: S.B. (Lobero Theatre), Montecito (Upper Village Green), Goleta (Camino Real Marketplace), and Carpinteria (Seal Fountain). Registration is required. Wed., Dec. 15, 6-7pm. hospiceofsb.org/lual Unity Singers’ Christmas Cantata and Party Join this

joyful Christmas cantata, Hope!, presented by the Unity Singers with a reception to follow the concert. Fri., Dec. 17, 7-9pm. Unity of S.B., 227 E. Arrellaga St. Free. tinyurl.com/UnityCantata

The Women’s Auxiliary of the Music Academy of the West Presents Holiday Magic Take in this

seasonal performance by the Women’s Auxiliary with cocoa, drinks, family activities, and photo ops. Proceeds will support the academy. Sat., Dec. 18, 1-4pm. Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd. Free-$75. musicacademy.org/holiday

Winter Dreams Holiday Ice Show This holiday show

on ice will get you in the spirit of the season. A limited number of seats will be on the ice. Sat., Dec. 18, 11:45am and 5pm. Ice in Paradise, 6985 Santa Felicia Dr., Goleta. Upstairs; $20; on the ice: $30. Call (805) 879-1550. iceinparadise.org

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Hawaiian Chanukah in the Mall Chabad of S.B.

invites you for the lighting of the “Tiki Torch Menorah” as you enjoy donuts, hot latkes, and live music and participate in the drum circle. Thu., Dec. 29, 5:30pm. La Cumbre Plaza (near Macy’s), 121 S. Hope Ave. Free. tinyurl.com/HawaiianChanukah

Dance, Theater, and Performance

Ensemble Theatre Company Presents The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley In part II of the Christmas at Pemberley trilogy, Darcy and Elizabeth must deal with hijinks among the staff while preparing for a family visit in this comic-drama. Dec. 2-19, various times. The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria St. $25-$67. Call (805) 965-5400 or email boxoffice@etcsb.org. etcsb.org/whats-on/season

UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents She & Him: A Very She & Him Christmas Party In celebration of their album’s 10th anniversary, She & Him’s Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward will celebrate the season with a holiday musical blast from the past. Thu., Dec. 2, 8pm. Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St, $23.50-$128.50. tinyurl.com/She-Him2021

Zach Gill Holiday Virtual Show Zach Gill will host a live, virtual musical performance of original music, classic covers, holiday favorites, and a live accordion medley in support of the Goleta-based, nonprofit Montessori Center School. Fri., Dec. 3, 7pm. Suggested donation: $20/viewer; $35 household. tinyurl.com/ZachGill2021

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drawn from African-American religious traditions directed by Victor Bell. Fri., Dec. 3, 7:30pm. Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB. Free-$10. music.ucsb.edu/news/event

Holiday Community Performances Enjoy special holiday perfor-

mances by area music and dance groups with a Big Christmas Brass Show on December 11. Sat., Dec. 4-18, noon-4pm. Storke Placita (next to McConnell’s Ice Cream), 700 block of State St. Free. tinyurl.com/DowntownPerformances

The 17th Annual Westmont Christmas Festival: Salvation for All

The Westmont Orchestra, the Westmont College Choir, and various vocal ensembles will take turns performing and unite for powerful and unforgettable numbers to celebrate Jesus Christ’s birth. Sat., Dec. 4, 7pm; Sun., Dec. 5, 3pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $20. Call (805) 899-2222. tinyurl.com/WestmontFest

Goleta School of Ballet Presents The Nutcracker This traditional

full-length product will feature all of your favorite characters, such as Clara, the Rat Queen, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the Nutcracker. Sat.-Sun., Dec. 4-5, 3-5:30pm. The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. $15-$22. goletaschoolofballet.com/nutcracker2021

Kerry Irish Productions Presents An Irish Christmas Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland with dancing, singing, and traditional Irish music that will celebrate the spirit of the season. Sun., Dec. 5, 2:30pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $25-$70. lobero.org/events/an-irish-christmas-2

Gustafson Dance Presents Rudolph Students ages 2-18 will dance

the delightful story of Rudolph about the misfit reindeer, Heidi the Elf, Yukon Cornelia, and the Abominable Snow Monster. Sat., Dec. 11, 2 and 6pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $16-$27. lobero.org/events/rudolph-2021

A Winter Music Showcase This inspiring evening of music and art will feature original compositions performed by the Solstice Chamber Orchestra along with animations by Grace Fisher with additional performances by The Voice semi-finalist Will Breman, American Idol contestant Jackson Gillies, the Madrigals Choir, Three for Joy, the Bar-back Boys, and more! Proceeds from this show will support the Grace Fisher Foundation. Sun., Dec. 12, 5pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $20-$59. Call (805) 899.2222. ticketing.granadasb.org

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annual holiday favorite about Clara and her NutNut cracker Prince will feature the Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra and the talented students of Gustafson Dance alongside professional dancers. With opulent sets and costumes, this will be a holiday feast for the eyes. Sat., Dec. 18, 7:30pm; Sun., Dec. 19, 2pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $26-$106. Call (805) 899.2222. ticketing.granadasb.org

S.B. Revels Presents The Christmas Revels: An Early California Celebration of the Winter Solstice This lively,

Nutcracker for the young dancers will be enhanced by a reprise of cherished dance pieces from the highestlevel dancers. Sat., Dec. 18, 1:30-3:30pm. The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. $12 (available at the door). luketheatre.org/events ites and songs from around the world, such as “Silent Night,” “Ocho Kandelikas,” “O Tannenbaum,” and more. Instrumental solos will also warm your heart. Sun., Dec. 19, 4-6pm. The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. $35. folkorchestrasb.com

DMK Studio and SBSOPA Holiday Concert DMK Studio

and the S.B. School of Performing Arts will present a Christmas concert as well as a performance from the InnerLight Gospel Choir. Sun., Dec. 5, 3pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. GA: $15; children 12 and younger: $5. Call (805) 452-5215 or email info@sbsopa.com.

Classes/ Workshops Fresh Wreath Making Workshop Join at the farm, outdoors, for a festive afternoon of wreath making. The workshop will include all supplies and light refreshments. Sat., Dec. 4, 3-5pm. Fairview Gardens Farm, 598 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. $65. Call (805) 967-7369. tinyurl.com/FreshWreathMaking Secrets of a Tamale Chef Chef Richard Lam-

bert will demonstrate the techniques in making award-winning tamales and salsas. Learn how each tamale can be created at home. Leave with tamale and salsa recipes, a list of ingredient and equipment sources, and an e-book cookbook. Sun., Dec. 12, 2-3:30pm. Upstairs Meeting Rm., Rusty’s Pizza, 232 W. Carrillo St. $55. tinyurl.com/TamaleChefSecrets

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’Tis The Season! golden hOUR Holiday Shop for apparel and jewelry, apothecary and vintage items, and art and home decor as you listen to music and type a letter to Santa at this market cohosted by Shop Hop and domecíl. Raffle proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Club of S.B. and White Buffalo Land Trust. Sat., Dec. 4, 11am-5pm. Victoria Court, 1221 State St. Free. tinyurl.com/GoldenHourMarket

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step-by-step process will help you create a unique felted fairy ornament. Visit Marilyn, the sweet alpaca whose fibers will be available to use during the class. Included will be all supplies and light refreshments. Thu., Dec. 16, 4-6pm. Fairview Gardens Farm, 598 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. $50. Call (805) 967-7369. tinyurl.com/FeltedFairy

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Miracle at the Funk Zone If you are a nostalgic

Christmas fan, Pearl Social will transform into the international smash “Miracle” pop-up Christmas bar through December 31. Enjoy over-the-top holiday decor, displays, and festive cocktails like Bad Santa, On Dasher, and more in collectable ceramic vessels (a portion of some of the mugs for sale will go to the James Beard Foundation’s Open for Good). Dec. 2-31; Sun.-Thu., 5-10pm; Fri.-Sat., 3pm-midnight. Closed Christmas Day. Pearl Social, 131 Anacapa St., Ste. B. Free. Call (805) 2840380 or emailinfo@pearlsocialsb.com. pearlsocialsb.com

Virtual Holiday Cocktail Class S.B. Independent’s Matt

S.B. Museum of Art, Museum Store: ’Tis the Season Collection Check out the holiday-themed stationary,

Kettmann will teach you how to craft a coconut nog and then will host a fireside chat with The Good Lion’s Brandon Ristaino and Jonathan Jarrett. The ticket includes a cocktail kit and recipe. Purchase tickets by Monday, December 6. Thu., Dec. 9, 6pm. $55. Ages 21+. tinyurl.com/HolidayCocktailIndy

your best (worst) holiday sweater and dance to the Molly Ringwald Project, Flight 805, La Boheme, Green Flag Summer, and special friends. Thu., Dec. 16, 7pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $30-$35. Ages 21+. Call (805) 962-7776. tinyurl.com/UglySweaterSoho

Shopping 54th Annual Yes Store This S.B. tradition since 1968 will

offer shopping for arts, crafts, custom fine jewelry, clothing, and so much more from past and new area artists. Visit the website for hours. Dec. 2-24. Paseo Nuevo, 651 Paseo Nuevo, #101 (by the Nordstrom Bldg.). Free. Call (805) 966-9777 or email YesStoreSantaBarbara@yahoo .com. theyesstore.com

Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace Get first pick on a large selection of one-of-a-kind gifts from 30 countries around the world from 20 vendors on Thursday night and enjoy appetizers and a glass of wine. VIP night: Thu., Dec. 2, 5:30-8pm. $20. GA: Fri.-Sun., Dec. 3-5, 10am-5pm. Free. S.B. Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol. Call (805) 682-4711. sbnature.org

ornaments, show globes, and home decor sure to bring cheer this season. Sun., 10am-5pm; Tue.-Wed., Fri.-Sat., 10:30am-6pm; Thu., 10:30am-8pm (closed Mondays and holidays). 1130 State St. Call (805) 884-6454. sbmastore.net

S.B. Maritime Museum Store Shop antique nautical reproductions, books, clothes, toys, and home decor. Thu.-Tue., 10am-5pm. S.B. Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Ste 190. Call (805) 456-8747. sbmm.org/ museum-store Old Mission S.B. Serra Shop Shop for books, home decor, jewelry, religious gifts, and more. 9:30am-5pm. Curbside pickup is also available. Old Mission S.B., 2201 Laguna St. Call (805) 682-4149. santabarbaramission.org/gift-shop Rancho La Patera & Stow House Museum Store Select gifts from a wide selection of items such as original lemon labels, iron work, cards, crafts, Goleta memorabilia, and other treasures. Sat.-Sun., 1-4pm. Rancho La Patera & Stow House, 304 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta. goletahistory.org/visit Wildling Museum of Art & Nature Online Museum Store

This gift store is full of unique merchandise, books, locally made crafts and jewelry, and holiday cards and ornaments that show love for art and nature! Fri., Mon., 11am-4pm; Sat.-Sun., 10am-5pm. Call (805) 688-1082 or email store@wildlingmuseum.org. store.wildlingmuseum.org

State Street Promenade Market Downtown S.B. will host a market to highlight downtown businesses, area artisans, and local goods. The marketplace will be located on the 1000 block of State Street between Carrillo and Figueroa streets. Thu., Dec. 2-16, 3-7:30pm. Free. downtownsb.org/events

Christmas Pub Crawl S.B. Wear an ugly sweater

or dress as Santa, an elf, or a reindeer and enjoy drink specials and no cover charge as you bar hop. Sat., Dec. 11, 2pm-2am. $20. Downtown S.B. Ages 21+. tinyurl.com/XmasPubCrawl

Painting in the Garden El Encanto and The Painted Cabernet have teamed up to offer you guided instruction, featured wines, holiday cookies, charcuterie boards, and a masterpiece to take home. Sun., Dec. 12, 2-4pm. Belmond El Encanto Hotel & Spa, v800 Alvarado Pl. $99. Ages 21+. tinyurl .com/PaintingInTheGarden s The Ye

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Ring in the season with live music and cheer

My Bluegrass Heart Béla Fleck, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Bryan Sutton Wed, Dec 15 / 8 PM Arlington Theatre This unparalleled evening in support of Béla Fleck’s new album My Bluegrass Heart is a veritable Who’s Who of some of the greatest instrumentalists in bluegrass history.

A Crimson Holiday S.B.’s uptown artisan gift gallery will offer items from 40+ of the area’s most talented artists and designers with a Season of Giving event with treats and a drawing to win a gift certificate for one of the artists on Thursday from 5-7pm. Wed.-Sat., 10am-7pm; Sun., 11am6pm; Mon.-Tue., 10am-6pm; Dec. 2, 2021-Jan. 7, 2022. La Cumbre Plaza (former Tiffany & Company), 121 S. Hope Ave. Free. Call (805) 570-1987 or email mardanne@silcom.com. acrimsonholiday.com 3rd Annual Elks Lodge Holiday Bazaar This event will feature a variety of vendors and Elks members handcrafted items for the holidays. Process will go toward the Calif-Hawaii Elks to benefit children. Fri., Dec. 3, 11am-7pm. Elks Lodge #613, 150 N. Kellogg Ave., Goleta. Free. tinyurl.com/ElksBazaar Crafter’s Makers Market Local vendors will sell their homemade and

handcrafted goods. Enjoy music, refreshments, and holiday cheer while you shop. Fri., Dec. 3, 4-9pm; Sat., Dec. 4, 11am-9pm; Sun., Dec. 5, 11am6pm. The Crafter’s Library, 9 E. Figueroa St. Free. Call (805) 770-3566 or email andrew@thecrafterslibrary.com.

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gifts from the talented studio members and students. Sat., Dec. 4, 11am-5pm. Clay Studio, 1351 Holiday Hill Rd., Goleta. Free. claystudiosb.org/classesandevents

Refugio Ranch Vineyards Holiday Pop-Up Shop Taste some wine, shop for handmade goods, and avoid shipping delays by shopping small. Sat., Dec. 4, 11am-4pm. Refugio Ranch Vineyards, Los Olivos Tasting Rm., 2990 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. Free. tinyurl.com/LosOlivosPopUp Mujeres Makers Market Holiday Edition This two-day market will feature local makers, vintage resellers, and artisan goods. Sat.-Sun., Dec. 4-5, 11am-4pm. 35 Anacapa St. Free. mujeresmakersmarket.com/events Elverhøj Museum of History and Art Makers Market A curated group of talented artisans from area studios and workshops will showcase and sell their handmade goods. Sat., Dec. 4-18, 11am-5pm. Elverhøj Museum of History and Art, 1624 Elverhoy Wy., Solvang. Free. solvangjulefest.org

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’Tis The Season! Haley Corridor Makers Market & Bar Hop Shop 30 makers of knit goods, art prints, candles, jewelry, and more as you enjoy an adult beverage. This is a family-friendly event with alcohol present. Sat., Dec. 11, noon-5pm. Carr Winery, Potek Winery, and Third Window Brewing, 406 E. Haley St., #3. Free. tinyurl.com/HaleyCorridorMarket

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luncheon will be transformed into an outdoor holiday market, where guests can explore gift opportunities. Select a beautiful, handmade bowl, and soup will be in ready-to-go containers. Proceeds will go toward the Foodbank. Sun., Dec. 5, 11am. Foodbank S.B. Warehouse, 4554 Hollister Ave. Free. tinyurl.com/2021EmptyBowls

S.B. Arts & Crafts Show Shop from area artists and artisans on the oceanfront. Sun., Dec. 5-26; Sat., Dec 18; Fri., Dec 31. 10am-dusk Between Cabrillo Boulevard from Stearns Wharf to Calle Cesar Chavez. Free. Call (805) 897-2519. tinyurl.com/SBArtsCrafts2021 Gem Faire Find the perfect gift for every budget from

more than 40 exhibitors. Safety protocols will be practiced. Masks are required. Fri., Dec. 10, noon-6pm; Sat., Dec. 11, 10am-6pm; Sun., Dec. 12, 10am-5pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. $7/weekend pass. tinyurl.com/GemFairDec

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Belmond El Encanto’s New Year’s Eve Celebration

Welcome in the New Year with Champagne, live jazz, and a three-course fine dining experience in the dining room or terrace. Fri., Dec. 31, 5-9:30pm. Belmond El Encanto S.B., 800 Alvarado Pl. $155/adult; $60/child (ages 12 and younger). Call (805) 845-5800 or email ele.restaurant@belmond.com. tinyurl.com/BelmondNYE2021

New Year’s Eve 2022 S.B. Bar Crawl Bounce from bar to bar and celebrate NYE at multiple venues, each with exclusive drink specials. Register to receive a map of all eight participating downtown bars. Fri., Dec. 31, 8pm2am. Downtown S.B. $19-$39.Ages 21+. tinyurl.com/SBBarCrawl2021 Brew Year’s Eve Santa Barbara Check out beer from 10+ craft breweries, wine, and cocktails along with a giant dance floor, music by DJ Hecktik, and an out outdoor patio with an ocean view. Roundtrip rides to and from the venue from three locations ($15). Proceeds go toward the Kiwanis Club of S.B. Fri., Dec. 31, 8pm1:30am. Veterans’ Memorial Bldg., 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd. $90. Ages 21+. Call (805) 448-7070 or email info@surfbeerfest .com .com. brewyearsevesb.com ER

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New Year’s Eve with the S.B. Symphony Guest conductor Bob Bernhardt will host an evening of Gershwin and other symphonic celebration favorites. Join baritone Cedric Berry, pianist Natasha Kislenko, and the full orchestra to ring in the New Year. Fri., Dec. 31, 8:30-10pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $56$256. Call (805) 898-9386 or email info@thesymphony .org. ticketing.granadasb.org

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Poetics of the Handmade Shop for hand-dipped candles, ethically made sheepskins, tea, ceramics, mini quilts, and more at this seasonal market that celebrates the handmade. There will be a food pop-up, coffee, and music. Sat., Dec. 4, 10am-4pm. The Lower Lodge, 609 Mission Canyon Rd. Free. thelowerlodge.com tinyurl.com/CraftersHoliday

a shift in the way you think and perceive through contemplation, a guided meditation, and prayers to Avalokiteshvara, Buddha of Compassion. Fri., Dec. 31, 6:30-7:45pm. Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr., 508 Brinkerhoff Ave. Free-donations welcome. tinyurl.com/MeditationNYE

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soul, psych-rock, and R&B sounds of Con Brio. Fri., Dec. 31, 9pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. GA: $35-$40; dinner package: $110. Ages 21+. Call (805) 962-7776. tinyurl.com/ConBrioNYE n

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Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace Get first pick on a large selection of one-of-a-

kind gifts from 30 countries around the world from 20 vendors on Thursday night and enjoy appetizers and a glass of wine. Thu.: VIP night: 5:30-8pm; $20. Fri.-Sun.: 10am-5pm; free. S.B. Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol. Call (805) 682-4711. sbnature.org

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In part II of the Christmas at Pemberley trilogy, Darcy and Elizabeth must deal with hijinks among the staff while preparing for a family visit in this comicdrama. The play previews December 2-3 and shows through December 19. Thu., Tue.-Wed.: 7:30pm (Wed. pre-show

talk at 6:45pm); Fri.-Sat.: 8pm; Sun.: 2 and 7pm. The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria St. Preview: $25-$42; $25-$77. Call (805) 965-5400 or email boxoffice@etcsb.org. Read more on p. 47. etcsb.org/whats-on/season

12/2: Pop-Up Opera Opera S.B. will perform a pop-up, crowd-pleasing performance in the museum’s galleries. 5:30-6pm and 6-6:30pm. S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free.

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12/2: Chaucer’s Virtual Discussion: Natashia Deón Author Natashia Deón will discuss her book, The Perishing, about a young Black woman who wakes up in an alley in 1930s L.A. with no memory of her past in this extraordinarily affecting novel. 7pm. Free. Call (805) 682-6787 or email info@chaucersbooks.com.

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FRIDAY 12/3 12/3-12/5: Crafter’s Makers Market Local vendors will sell their homemade and handcrafted goods. Enjoy music, refreshments, and holiday cheer while you shop. Fri.: 4-9pm; Sat.: 11am-9pm; Sun.: 11am-6pm. The Crafter’s Library, 9 E. Figueroa St. Free. Call (805) 770-3566 or email andrew@ thecrafterslibrary.com.

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12/2-12/3: Donation Drive-Thru & Home for the Holidays Adoption Festival CARE4Paws invites you

to drop off dry and canned pet food and monetary donations and consider adopting a new, furry family member from local shelters and rescues. Have your pet’s photo taken with Santa. Proceeds will benefit CARE4Paws. 10am-2pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, and The Elks Lodge, 1309 N. Bradley Rd., Santa Maria. Free.

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Pop-Up Art Show: Lisa Dov Watercolorist Lisa Dov will show her mermaid paintings that would make a great gift for the mermaid lover in your life. There will be another pop-up on December 19. 10am-5pm. S.B. Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Wy., Ste. 190. Free. Call (805) 456-8744. tinyurl.com/LisaDovMermaids

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12/4: Sympathetic Magic: A Workshop with Kevin Wallace

12/5: Chamber on the Mountain Presents Duo Apollon Classical

Kevin Wallace, director of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, will explore the roots of human expression and the arts with a PowerPoint presentation, drawing upon his book Intersection: Art & Life. Then participants will work with pencil, paint, and clay to create drawings, paintings, figures, and other objects. 1-4pm. Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd., Ojai. $60 (includes book). Call (805) 646-3381.

guitarist Aaron Haas and soprano Anastasia Malliaras will perform art song repertoire with the unique sound of voice and guitar. Stay and meet the artists on the patio after the performance. 3pm. Logan House, Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd., Ojai. $25. Call (805) 646-3381.

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T HE 12/5: SBMM Open House for Prospective Docents Share your love and knowledge of the S.B. Harbor with community members and visitors. If you have three hours per week to volunteer, come learn about the museum docent program’s training class, which begins on January 8, 2022. 3-4pm. Call (805) 456-8748 or email volunteer@sbmm.org to RSVP. tinyurl.com/DocentProgram SBMM

MONDAY 12/6 12/6: Virtual Theatre Book Club: The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley The S.B. Public Library and Ensemble Theatre Company invite you to discuss the play from a dramatic and literary standpoint, as well as the current production, with dramaturg Anna Jensen. Copies of the play are available to check out at the Central Library. 5-6pm. Free. Call (808) 564-5653 or email JaTurner@santa barbaraca.gov. tinyurl.com/TheatreBookClubDec6

TUESDAY 12/7 12/7: Weather Seminar The S.B. Sail & Power Squadron will discuss all things weather, such as how hot systems move, what causes weather, why winds blow, storm fronts, fog, weather forecasting, and more. 7-9pm. Marine Ctr. Classroom (above the Post Office), 125 Harbor Wy. $10. Call (805) 455-9173 or email johnprofant@cox.net. sbsps.net/boating-event/weather-seminar

12/7: Lobero LIVE Presents An Evening with Marc Broussard with Jamie McLean Band Singer/songwriter Marc Broussard has the gift of channeling the spirits of classic R&B, rock, and soul into contemporary terms. Hear flavors of the Louisiana bayou in his impeccably crafted songs. The Jamie McLean Band will open the show with their New Orleans soul, middle Americana roots, and Delta blues sound. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. GA: $33.50; VIP: $106. Call (805) 963-0761.

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WEDNESDAY 12/8 12/8: East Beach Cleanup Register in advance to join in collecting and categorizing marine debris! Bring reusable cleanup supplies, if you can, and the Sea Center will provide plastic bags and gloves. All participants must complete a waiver and bring it with them. Earn Community Service hours. Meet on the east side of Stearns Wharf, on the grassy area between the beach and the public restrooms. 2:304:30pm. 195 Stearns Wharf. Free. tinyurl.com/BeachCleanUpDec8

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The Goleta Valley Art Association invites you to their

Adrianne Lenker,

Ellen Kempner Critically acclaimed songwriter and lead singer/guitarist of Grammynominated indie folk-rock group Big Thief, Adrianne Lenker will perform an intimate concert in support of her 2020 album, Songs and Instrumentals. Palehound frontwoman Ellen Kempner will open the show. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $32. Call (805) 963-0761. lobero.org

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Picassos 4 Peanuts Show & Sale Outdoors at La Cumbre Plaza Saturday, December 11, 2021 10:00 am – 4:00 pm GVAA members will sell their original art for $300 or less along with their craftworks. Live music by Tom Henderson and The Summerland Band.

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12/3-12/4: M.Special Brewing Co. (Goleta) Fri.: Steve Fort. Sat.: Joystix. 6-8pm. 6860 Cortona Dr., Ste. C, Goleta. Free. Call (805) 968-6500.

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12/3-12/4: M.Special Brewing Co. (S.B.) Fri.: DJ Chowder, 7-9pm. Sat.: Do No Harm, 6-8pm. 6860 Cortona Dr., Ste. C, Goleta. Free. Call (805) 968-6500.

mspecialbrewco.com 12/3-12/5: Maverick Saloon Fri.: Deanna D’Amico White, 5-8pm; Different Strings, 8:30-11:30pm. Sat.: Sam Mitchell, 1-5pm; Country Nation, 8:30-11:30pm. Sun.: Brian Kinsella, noon-4pm. 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Free-$5. Ages 21+. Call (805) 686-4785.

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Band of Handsome Men, Walter Etc., 8:30pm. $12. Ages 21+. Fri.: Pato Bantan & The Now Generation, 8:45pm. $20$23. Ages 21+. Sat.: Salty Strings, The Brambles, 7:30pm, $12-$15. Sun.: Venice Holiday Show, 8:30pm. $30-$67. Mon.: Jazz Jam with Kimberly Ford, 7:30pm. $10. Tue.: Glen Phillips, 8pm. $18-$22. Wed.: Jimi Hendrix Holiday Jam, 7:30pm. $10. 1221 State St. Call (805) 962-7776. sohosb.com/events

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hile furiously pedaling my mountain bike up a steep and winding Eastern Sierra road, all I could hear was my steady breathing 5,000 feet above sea level. Silhouetted against a multitude of fading stars and the first light of a new day, the tallest mountain peaks in California dominated the wideopen western horizon.

Eastern Sierra Backdrop Featured in Numerous Films by Chuck Graham Then, on my right, I heard the rush of a stream. Tuttle Creek was cascading down the high desert realm, feeding the expanse of the Owens Valley below. Continuing my ascent, I dipped into a gully, then shifted gears and pedaled madly up again. A slight chill wafted across my path, a hint of winter emanating from the granite slabs. After another ascent, I found the turn-off to my destination, one of the greatest, most unique

motion-picture backdrops in America right here in the rugged Alabama Hills. In the shadow of Mount Whitney—the tallest peak in the lower 48 states—the fortified clusters of granite boulders at the base of these snowcapped mountains have provided breathtaking backgrounds for myriad television series, commercials, and films. Just off Highway 395, Movie Road and its decadeslong Hollywood career transports you to the American Southwest and Old Mexico, and all the way to places like India, Argentina, and Spain. Hopalong Cassidy rode these gritty hills. The Lone Ranger and Tonto knew every nook and cranny. Clint Eastwood fought a ruthless land baron. But westerns weren’t the only movies filmed here. Demi Moore in G.I. Jane visited, as did William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) and Russell Crowe in Gladiator (2000) with Mount Whitney towering in the background. In 2012, after summiting Mount Whitney, I remember driving back down to Lone Pine and noticing a film crew busy at work. They were putting the final touches on Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, specifically the scene by a campfire where Jamie Foxx and Christopher Waltz strategize their business arrangement as bounty hunters. Over so many thousands of years, this mystical setting was formed by chemical weathering, when the climate was much wetter and streams of water percolated down porous crags and separated the bedrock into massive clusters, ledges, and rock arches. Stop by the visitor’s center in Lone Pine to pick up a map of Movie Road. An easy self-driving tour takes film buffs back in time to their favorite flicks. Visit lonepinechamber.org for more information. But there’s nothing better than wandering off on your own into the Alabama Hills before the sun creeps above the daunting Inyo Mountains jutting out of the east. On several occasions, I’ve scrambled up to the apex of those granite clusters and stumbled across archways perfectly framing Mount Whitney, Mount Russell, and Lone Pine Peak. It’s easy to see why this stunning, one-of-akind background continues to inspire. n

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GIFT OF GIVING! independent.com/givingtuesday

The Santa Barbara Alliance for Community Transformation The Santa Barbara Alliance for Community Transformation (SB ACT) exists to equip the community to lovingly engage the marginalized while actively working for the betterment of their physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental needs.

Direct Relief Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies — without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay.

sbact.org

directrelief.org

Planned Parenthood California Central Coast To improve our communities’ sexual and reproductive health outcomes through health care, education, and advocacy.

Santa Barbara Historical Museum Our mission is to inspire meaningful connections to Santa Barbara history.

sbhistorical.org

plannedparenthood.org/plannedparenthood-california-central-coast

Community Environmental Council CEC advances rapid and equitable solutions to the climate crisis. We build on-the-ground momentum to reverse the threat of climate change. We transform the systems that fuel it. We safeguard the community from its impacts. And every day, we move people to create a more resilient Central Coast.

cecsb.org

SBHS Computer Science Academy The CS Academy’s mission is to introduce as many SBHS students as possible to computer science and demonstrate its relevance to their academic and career interests. Through innovative courses, extracurricular activities, and industry partnerships, this Career Technical Education (CTE) program prepares students to pursue a career in this dynamic field.

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TV Santa Barbara The Mission of TV Santa Barbara, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is to empower people to make media that matters.

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Los Padres ForestWatch Los Padres ForestWatch protects wildlife, wilderness, water, and sustainable access throughout the Los Padres National Forest and the Carrizo Plain National Monument. We achieve this through education, advocacy, and, when necessary, legal action for the benefit of our communities, climate, and future generations.

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New House Santa Barbara New House dedicates itself to providing a clean, sober, and healthy environment that allows men with alcohol and other drug problems to begin their journey of recovery and to reclaim their dignity, self-esteem, and sense of purpose.

Wood Glen Hall It is the mission of Wood Glen to operate a nonprofit retirement residence that provides affordable quality care and support services to ensure that California’s central coast seniors may live their later years with security and dignity and as independently as they are able.

Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara The mission of the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara is to ensure superior cancer care for all citizens of Santa Barbara County regardless of means. The Cancer Foundation is the leading fundraising and grant-making institution in Santa Barbara County dedicated to cancer care and the largest contributor to Sansum Clinic and Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, the leading provider of outpatient cancer care on the central coast.

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Sanctuary Centers We provide mental health care that transforms lives.

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CommUnify CommUnify provides education and supportive services for low-income Santa Barbara County residents. We are committed to alleviating poverty in our county. Our 17 programs empower our clients to attain financial stability and enable them to become healthy, educated, self-sufficient members of our community so they may retain their dignity.

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Worldhealer, Inc. Worldhealer believes community based practices promote sustainable systemic and behavioral change. Every individual in this world can improve their quality of life, realize their dreams, and pave the way for future generations.

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Explore Ecology Explore Ecology educates and empowers the next generation of environmental stewards. We connect children to the natural world by bringing outdoor experiences to local schools. 30,000 students learn and grow with us in school gardens and on field trips to the Watershed Resource Center and Art From Scrap each year.

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Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County We provide safety, shelter, and support for individuals and families affected by domestic violence and collaborate with community partners to raise awareness regarding the cause, prevalence, and impact.

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This Giving Tuesday, the Santa Barbara Independent encourages our readers to make a donation to one of Santa Barbara’s many nonprofits doing great work in the community. Here are just a few of those organizations.

Immigrant Hope Santa Barbara Our mission is to empower our community by educating adults, providing support in finding a possible pathway to legal residency, and sharing the hope of the gospel.

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Legal Aid Foundation Legal Aid Foundation of S.B. County provides free legal assistance to Santa Barbara County residents. Our mission is to provide high-quality civil legal services to low-income and other vulnerable residents in order to ensure equal access to justice. We change lives through direct representation, legal advice and information, and community education.

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Unite to Light Unite to Light believes that access to clean and affordable light and energy are critical to improving health, education, and prosperity. They focus on projects that help children study at night, equip midwives with tools to save lives, and offer relief to those suffering from disasters and experiencing homelessness.

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Jodi House Jodi House empowers brain injury survivors to not merely survive but thrive. By providing survivors and caregivers with the resources and support they need, Jodi House ensures that no one in our community has to face brain injury alone, regardless of the ability to pay for services.

ShelterBox USA To provide families with life-saving shelter and the essential tools and supplies that will enable them to rebuild their homes and transform their lives after disaster.

shelterboxusa.org

jodihouse.org

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Wildling Museum of Art and Nature The Wildling’s mission is to inspire our community and visitors to enjoy, value, and conserve wildlife and natural areas through art. We provide artistic, educational, and field experiences of nature for that purpose.

Gateway Educational Services We believe in creating equity through education. Our goal is to improve academic success for students falling below their grade level. We focus on reading and math intervention with a 1 to 1 service model. Gateway has served students since 2009 in Santa Barbara County.

cadasb.org

wildlingmuseum.org

gatewayeducationalservices.org

Alzheimer’s Association, California Central Coast Chapter The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. The California Central Coast Chapter serves San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties.

Apples to Zucchini Cooking School On school campuses, in parks, and in our own teaching kitchen and garden, our Chef Educators teach students of all ages and backgrounds how to prepare delicious, nutritious, and affordable plant-forward meals with the goal of building a healthier, more resilient community. Please join us!

League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara “We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate.” Always nonpartisan, we educate and advocate on the climate emergency, voting rights, housing, homelessness, redistricting, criminal justice reform, and more. Our all-volunteer nonprofit league is dedicated to “making democracy work.”

Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Since 1949, the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse has provided compassionate care to youth, adults, and families in recovery from substance abuse, and helped prevent this disease by providing behavioral health counseling, education, mentoring, and youth development activities.

alz.org/cacentralcoast

atozcookingschool.org

Rancho Palomino Santa Barbara Provide educational experiences led by Indigenous cultural artists. Activities for all ages preserving community access to farming, through ranching trades including horsemanship, native culture, and archery.

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New Beginnings Our mission is to provide quality, affordable counseling, shelter, case management, and education that strengthen our community and provide our clients with the ability to lead healthy and productive lives.

sbnbcc.org

lwvsantabarbara.org

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Santa Barbara International Orchid Show SBIOS has presented 75 years of Orchid Shows, promoting beauty, art, culture and conservation of the world’s most exotic flower in three-day extravaganzas each March with regional, national and international exhibitors and vendors. The survival of S.B. County’s beloved icon — the U.S.’s largest orchid show — depends on your donation today!

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Grassini Gives Back Each year, the Grassini family selects a local non-profit partner for the Grassini Gives Back holiday charity event. In addition to producing award-winning wine, giving back to the community is incredibly important to the Grassini family, making this annual fundraiser a true highlight of the year for the whole community.

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Santa Barbara Meals on Wheels, Inc. Santa Barbara Meals on Wheels is dedicated to delivering affordable, freshly prepared meals 365 days a year to elderly and home-bound residents of our community, providing both nutrition and personal interaction in support of their effort to live independently, with dignity, as long as they are able.

Mickey Flacks Journalism Fund To promote social justice and protect the environment, SBCAN — in partnership with the Santa Barbara Independent — support research and reporting on environmental and social justice issues. Your tax-deductible donations to the SBCAN Mickey Flacks Journalism Fund will help ensure that these issues will continue to be researched and reported on in the Santa Barbara region.

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Got Paella Takes Tradition to Frozen Food Aisles “

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e want anyone to have paella anywhere,” says

Carol Vanegas-Schuster, cofounder of the new frozen food brand Got Paella. “That’s our goal.” Based on recipes developed by her husband, Ben Schuster— who was raised by German parents in Madrid and Barcelona and has run S.B. Paella Catering for the past half decade—the company launched out of a shared kitchen in Goleta in February. Their first sales were to Draeger’s Markets in the Bay Area, followed by California Fresh Markets along the Central Coast, including El Rancho in Solvang. But they’ve finally started selling in Santa Barbara at Bristol Farms as of December 1, and —thanks to winning a competition hosted by the national distributor KeHE—will soon be in frozen-food aisles across the country. “It’s a really proud moment,” said Vanegas-Schuster of their entirely self-funded project. They’re investigating

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other facilities if they need to expand down the road, and they would like to hire another chef. “But for now,” she explained, “we can do it ourselves.” For the uninitiated, paella is the saffron-spiked, friedrice dish from Spain that comes with veggies, meat, and/or seafood. Fierce pride surrounds paella, which is simmered for a long time, typically over open fire, with ingredients that vary with each region. Cooks hold secrets close to their chests, most particularly in how they develop the socarrat, which is the word, derived from “singed,” for the crusty rice that forms on the bottom of the pan. Translating that guarded, multi-hour process into a frozen form that allows amateurs to do the same at home in just 10 minutes is a bit magical. Some folks, including a few of my close friends who’ve lived in paella’s ancestral home of Valencia, find the idea a touch sacrilegious. “Arroz con muchas cosas,” texted one of them when I sent him a picture. “That’s what I’d call that.” But I’ve had my fair share of paella— from the kitchens of talented chef friends and in restaurants like our own Loquita as well as a few times in Spain—and can report that Got Paella does the trick for a midweek meal. With just a couple of tablespoons of olive oil, strategic stirring, and the slightest attention, I was able to turn both of their flavors, “Seafood” and “Vegan,” into dinners perfectly sized for two people. The ingredients are fresh and snappy, and the yellow rice is rich with those familiar saffron flavors. I even achieved a socarrat of my own, and on a nonstick pan. “It wasn’t easy,” said Vanegas-Schuster of developing the recipe, testing it, and getting it approved by the FDA. “It’s a very lengthy and laborious process.” That part is mostly her husband’s job, while she handles sales and marketing. They developed their working relationship through the catering business, which they

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p. 44 PAELLA MADE EASY: Carol Vanegas-Shuster is taking the paella made by her husband, Ben Shuster, who was raised in Spain, into the frozen-foods aisle at grocery stores around the country. Got Paella packs take the traditionally long cooking process down to just 10 minutes in one pan.

launched in 2015 while living in Los Angeles with L.A. Paella Catering. A first-generation American whose parents emigrated from El Salvador a half century ago, Vanegas-Schuster was the first in her family to attend college, and she used her Cal State Fullerton degree to build a successful career in medical and retail sales. She met Schuster through a former roommate while enjoying a drag show brunch at Hamburger Mary’s. “I put him in the friend zone,” she said with a laugh, but they grew closer when his dog died. Schuster grew up in Spain because his German dad is the famous footballer Bernd Schuster, who won championships playing midfield for FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, which he later coached. The younger Schuster was sent to Missouri for college to study finance and wound up as a global cost analyst for a top law firm in Los Angeles. In an aspirational move, the couple got married at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse. “This is where we wanted to live,” said Vanegas-Schuster. “We just knew this is where we wanted to be.” L.A. Paella Catering started as a side job for Schuster, but Vanegas-Schuster—who’d shifted from career woman to full-time mom— saw much more potential. “He comes up with the ideas, but not everybody who is an artist can sell,” she said. “He was giving it away for free, pretty much.” She took over the money side, and the business thrived. In 2016, they launched S.B. Paella Catering, still intent on moving here. Eventually, they had their own kitchen in Long Beach, a second chef, a food truck, and the shared space in Goleta. “We were set,” she said. “And then the pandemic hit.” Events ended, and the catering business was hammered. Schuster immediately called their top clients, offering to deliver food. “‘You’re crazy; that’s weird,’ ” she told her husband. “But all of the sudden, the calls are coming in.” They served 3,500 meals in 45 days. Still, they’d eventually lose their Long Beach kitchen, lay off the second chef, sell their food truck, and scale back the original catering model. Meanwhile, they dusted off the frozen paella idea that they’d first thought of in 2017, when she trademarked the Got Paella name. The only American competition was a Trader Joe’s product, which is one of the chain’s top sellers. But it’s not that great, according to Vanegas-Schuster, and the versions in Europe are full of fillers and preservatives. “When we go to Spain, we try to find a better one than ours, but I haven’t,” she said. They began jumping through the approval hoops but were soon running into issues that they didn’t know how to navigate.

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“I needed support,” said Vanegas-Schuster, who was finally able to move her family to Santa Barbara in May 2020. “I was at the end of my rope.” She discovered Women’s Economic Ventures, and was connected with mentors like Kristina Erikson, CFO of The Good Bean and former CFO of Balance Bar, and restaurateur Sherry Villanueva, who opened countless doors. VanegasSchuster gets emotional talking about their help, explaining, “All of these women are so strong. It’s been extremely amazing.” With dogged determination, Vanegas-Schuster pushed her way into the Draeger’s deal, but she believes that is all due to the quality of the product. “If it wasn’t this good, I couldn’t sell it,” she said. Then she submitted the product into KeHE’s Diversity Trendfinder competition, in which about 200 food purveyors gave 20-minute, Shark Tank–like pitches on their products. Got Paella was one of the 20 “Golden Ticket” winners, which puts the product on the fast-track for distribution in stores like Whole Foods, Gelson’s, Erewhon, and others. Got Paella is now on the front lines of fighting the stigma that frozen food is somehow subpar, even though the freezing process ensures freshness, retains vitamins, and preserves flavors, all while fighting food waste. “Frozen food has a terrible perception,” said Vanegas-Schuster, who admits to harboring those same feelings about the HungryMan TV dinners of yesteryear. “But the market is growing. Frozen food isn’t bad.” She believes Got Paella will help publicize the historic dish to new fans. They’d like to do a meat version one day, but the regulations on that are prohibitively pricey right now. Beyond that, she hopes there aren’t any more ideas coming from her husband anytime soon. “I told him this is the last idea— I don’t want to do another one,” she said. “This seems like the good one.”

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eader Primetime tells me that Montecito institution Little Alex’s Mexican restaurant, at 1024 Coast Village Road, has gone out of business. Last week was the final meal for countless loyal customers who have been dining there since 1989. Dan and Lynette Briner and their family graciously thanked the community. “It has been our pleasure to serve the Montecito community for almost 33 years,” they said. “All of our patrons have truly become part of our family. Thank you all for your unwavering support for over three decades. We appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts and will miss you all.” Primetime says that Chef Ramon Velazquez from Corazón Cocina might be the next tenant. In 2009, J.S. Rosenf ield & Co. purchased a 30-year ground lease for t he 40,000-square-foot Coast Village Road Shopping Center from Pacific Capital Bank. The property was rebranded as Montecito Country Mart, similar to the luxury market Brentwood Country Mart that the company created in Santa Monica. J.S. Rosenfield & Co. is a privately held real estate company with a portfolio of retail and mixeduse properties in Los Angeles County, Montecito, and Marin County.

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State St.; Little Alex’s, 1024 Coast Village Rd., Montecito; Mollie’s, 1218 State St. • October 2021: Crazy Jim’s Tacos y Más, 505 State St.; El Pollo Loco, 2984 State St.; Woody’s BBQ, 5112 Hollister Ave., Goleta

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ane Austen’s best-known statement about her work comes from a letter she wrote to her niece in September of 1814. If a novel was what one wanted to write, “3 or 4 Families in a Country Village is the very thing to work on,” wrote Aunt Jane, who had published Pride and Prejudice the year before. The quotation has encouraged misunderstandings. The most persistent contends that in focusing so tightly, Austen sacrificed the people who made the privileged lives of her protagonists possible. Where later works like Downton Abbey make a point of going downstairs and offering the view from below, superficial readings of Austen’s novels sometimes assume that this perspective was something she overlooked. It’s this “downstairs at Pemberley” perspective that will be explored from December 2 through December 19 when The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley arrives onstage at Ensemble Theatre Company’s New Vic. The second in a trilogy of Pride and Prejudice sequels crafted for the stage by playwrights Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, what remains implicit in Pride and Prejudice receives a hearty welcome and sustained attention in The Wickhams. Whether or not it vindicates the immortal Jane of all charges associated with her

famous statement about the “3 or 4 Families,” The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley is sure to delight anyone who enjoys a good romantic comedy, and all but the fussiest of Austen fans. When ETC staged Miss Bennet, Part I of the Christmas at Pemberley trilogy, in 2017, the magnificent set evoked the gracious life upstairs on Darcy’s estate. Part II, The Wickhams, takes place downstairs in the servant’s quarters at the same time. Mary, the bookish and shy middle sister who is the “Miss Bennet” of Part I’s title, doesn’t even appear in Part II. Instead, this sequel tells the simultaneously unfolding story of Lydia, the youngest and wildest Bennet sister, and her bad-boy militia man husband, George Wickham. In addition, we meet a trio of characters who work at Pemberley — Mrs. Reynolds, the housekeeper; Brian, the footman; and Cassie, the new maid. We follow this trio as they prepare the festivities for their employers’ holiday guests, and we gradually perceive the various ways in which upstairs and downstairs interpenetrate and interact. When I spoke with Michael Butler, the distinguished director helming The Wickhams for ETC, he lauded the script for creating “four great female characters.” In addition to Elizabeth Bennet Darcy

(Rebecca Mozo), there’s Lydia (Chelsea Kurtz), Mrs. Reynolds (Nike Doukas), and Cassie (Kodi Jackman). The men include Darcy (Adam Poss), Brian (Will Block), and George Wickham (Kyle T. Hester). The Gunderson-Melcon Pemberley scripts adhere scrupulously to the integrity of Austen’s language, so audiences can expect these trained Shakespeareans to deliver their lines with suitable panache. What about Austen’s novels allows these sequels to work so well? There are many answers, but I’ll stick with one — the narrator. This suggestion may seem paradoxical, as narration resists transfer to the stage. But it’s the style of that anonymous observer — the generosity of her comic sensibility and the boundless scope of her social imagination — that’s responsible for creating such a sustainable fictional world. Thanks to that deep well of inspiration, we’re still eager to know what’s happening at Pemberley this and every Christmas. The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley previews on Thursday, December 2, and Friday, December 3, and then runs from opening night on Saturday, December 4, through Sunday, December 19. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit etcsb.org. —Charles Donelan

Whether it’s the rumble of a timpani; the shimmering, bell-like swing of a ride cymbal; or the funky clave of a conga drum, percussion is at the heart of much modern music. Drums have been around longer than any instrument other than the voice, and their range of effects and variety of contexts are virtually limitless. At The Rhythmic Arts Project (TRAP), this universality of appeal works in the service of a fundamental educational goal — the mainstreaming of students with cognitive, emotional, and physical disabilities. Drummer and educator Eddie Tuduri, the CEO and founder of the nonprofit TRAP, has created a curriculum targeting children with special needs but that is open to all. The TRAP approach uses drumming as the basis for teaching and enhancing skills in focus, memory, sequencing, socialization, motor control, spatial awareness, and communication. Through two decades of curriculum development, Tuduri and his collaborators have created something that has broad cross-cultural appeal and has been used successfully around the world. On Saturday, December 11, students from the TRAP program will join some of the world’s greatest drummers and studio musicians onstage at the Lobero Theatre for a benefit concert. In addition to Eddie Tuduri, other musicians in the lineup include Tony Braunagel, a Grammy-winning producer and distinguished drummer for many great artists such as Bonnie Raitt and Buddy Guy. Braunagel will perform alongside Vinnie Colaiuta, known for touring and recording with Frank Zappa, Chick Corea, and Sting. And Luis Conte, whose congas have graced recordings and concerts by everyone from James Taylor to Madonna, will add his unique talents to the show. Tony Braunagel has been working with a group of TRAP students on a new song, “Rubbing Shoulders with Angels,” that they will premiere at the concert, and KTYD’s Lin Aubuchon will emcee the event. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 11. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit lobero.org or call the box office at (805) 963-0761. —CD

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ARIES

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(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): It’s a favorable time to get excited about your long-range future — and to entertain possibilities that have previously been on the edges of your awareness. I’d love to see you open your heart to the sweet dark feelings you’ve been sensing, and open your mind to the disruptive but nourishing ideas you need, and open your gut to the rumbling hunches that are available. Be brave, Aries! Strike up conversations with the unexpected, the unknown, and the undiscovered.

TAURUS

(Apr. 20-May 20): A Tumblr blogger named Evan (lotad .tumblr.com) addressed a potential love interest. “Do you like sleeping, because so do I,” he wrote. “We should do it together sometime.” You might want to extend a similar invitation, Taurus. Now is a ripe time for you to interweave your subconscious mind with the subconscious mind of an ally you trust. The two of you could generate extraordinary healing energy for each other as you lie together, dozing in the darkness. Other recommended activities: meditating together; fantasizing together; singing together; making spiritual love together. (P.S.: If you have no such human ally, sleep and meditate with a beloved animal or imaginary friend.)

GEMINI

(May 21-June 20): Gemini author Chuck Klosterman writes, “It’s far easier to write why something is terrible than why it’s good.” That seems to be true for many writers. However, my life’s work is in part a rebellion against doing what’s easy. I don’t want to chronically focus on what’s bad and sick and desolate. Instead, I aspire to devote more of my energy to doing what Klosterman implies is hard, which is to write sincerely (but not naively) about the many things that are good and redemptive and uplifting. In light of your current astrological omens, Gemini, I urge you to adopt my perspective for your own use in the next three weeks. Keep in mind what philosopher Robert Anton Wilson said: “An optimistic mindset finds dozens of possible solutions for every problem that the pessimist regards as incurable.”

CANCER

(June 21-July 22): An organization in Turkey decided to construct a new building to house its workers. The Saruhanbey Knowledge, Culture, and Education Foundation chose a plot in the city of Manisa. But there was a problem. A threecenturies-old pine tree stood on the land. Local authorities would not permit it to be cut down. So architects designed a building with spaces and holes that fully accommodated the tree. I recommend you regard this marvel as a source of personal inspiration in the coming weeks and months. How could you work gracefully with nature as you craft your future masterpiece or labor of love? How might you work around limitations to create useful, unusual beauty?

LEO

(July 23-Aug. 22): Author Melissa Broder wrote a preposterous essay in which she ruminated, “Is fake love better than real love? Real love is responsibility, compromise, selflessness, being present, and all that shit. Fake love is magic, excitement, false hope, infatuation, and getting high off the potential that another person is going to save you from yourself.” I will propose, Leo, that you bypass such ridiculous thinking about love in the coming weeks and months. Here’s why: There’s a strong chance that the real love at play in your life will feature magic and excitement, even as it requires responsibility, compromise, selflessness, and being present.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Virgo author Andre Dubus III describes times when “I feel stupid, insensitive, mediocre, talentless, and vulnerable — like I’m about to cry any second — and wrong.” That sounds dreadful, right? But it’s not dreadful for him. Just the opposite. “I’ve found that when that happens,” he concludes, “it usually means I’m writing pretty well, pretty deeply, pretty rawly.” I trust you will entertain a comparable state sometime soon, Virgo. Even if you’re not a writer, the bounty and fertility that emerge from this

immersion in vulnerability will invigorate you beyond what you can imagine.

LIBRA

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “The problem with putting two and two together is that sometimes you get four, and sometimes you get 22.” Author Dashiell Hammett said that, and now I’m passing it on to you — just in time for a phase of your cycle when putting two and two together will probably not bring four, but rather 22 or some other irregularity. I’m hoping that since I’ve given you a heads-up, it won’t be a problem. On the contrary. You will be prepared and will adjust faster than anyone else — thereby generating a dose of exotic good fortune.

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In her poem “Is/Not,” Scorpio poet Margaret Atwood tells a lover, “You are not my doctor, you are not my cure, nobody has that power, you are merely a fellow traveler.” I applaud her for stating an axiom I’m fond of, which is that no one, not even the person who loves you best, can ever be totally responsible for fixing everything wrong in your life. However, I do think Atwood goes too far. On some occasions, certain people can indeed provide us with a measure of healing. And we must be receptive to that possibility. We shouldn’t be so pathologically selfsufficient that we close ourselves off from tender help. One more thing: Just because that help may be imperfect doesn’t mean it’s useless and should be rejected.

SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “All my days I have longed equally to travel the right road and to take my own errant path,” wrote Norwegian-Danish novelist Sigrid Undset. I think she succeeded in doing both. She won a Nobel Prize for Literature. Her trilogy about a 14th-century Norwegian woman was translated into 80 languages. I conclude that for her — as well as for you in the coming weeks and months — traveling the right road and taking your own errant path will be the same thing.

CAPRICORN

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Capricorn author Susan Sontag unleashed a bizarre boast, writing, “One of the healthiest things about me — my capacity to survive, to bounce back, to prosper — is intimately connected with my biggest neurotic liability: my facility in disconnecting from my feelings.” Everything about her statement makes me scream NO! I mean, I believe this coping mechanism worked for her; I don’t begrudge her that. But as a student of psychology and spirituality, I know that disconnecting from feelings is, for most of us, the worst possible strategy if we want to be healthy and sane. And I will advise you to do the opposite of Sontag in the coming weeks. December is Stay Intimately Connected with Your Feelings Month.

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In some small towns in the Philippines, people can be punished and fined for gossiping. Some locals have become reluctant to exchange tales about the sneaky, sexy, highly entertaining things their neighbors are doing. They complain that their freedom of speech has been curtailed. If you lived in one of those towns, I’d advise you to break the law in the coming weeks. In my astrological opinion, dynamic gossip should be one of your assets. Staying well-informed about the human comedy will be key for your ability to thrive.

PISCES

(Feb. 19-Mar. 20): “Originality consists in thinking for yourself, and not in thinking unlike other people,” wrote Piscean author James Fitzjames Stephen (1829-1894). Another way to say it: Being rebellious is not inherently creative. If you primarily define yourself by rejecting and reacting against someone’s ideas, you are being controlled by those ideas. Please keep this in mind, dear Pisces. I want you to take full advantage of your astrological potential during the next 12 months, which is to be absolutely original. Your perceptions and insights will be unusually lucid if you protect yourself from both groupthink and a compulsive repudiation of groupthink.

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FINANCIAL ASSISTANT

HUMANITIES ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT CENTER Administers all financial activities for the Departments of Classics and East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies, and HASC. Processes monthly review and reconciliation of ledgers, providing timely reporting, identifying and initiating corrective actions, and ensuring compliance with University, Federal, and State accounting policies and procedures on all transactions. In collaboration with management, establishes best practices for procurement, payroll, record retention, and accounts payable functions. Funds administered include a variety of state operating funds, gifts, endowments, fellowships, and grants. Requires considerable initiative, multitasking, communication, attention to detail, and problem‑solving abilities. Must possess a strong knowledge of UC and departmental policies and procedures as they relate to financial services. Advises faculty on policies and procedures that govern the full range of accounting processes, gift and award administration, and academic and staff payroll. Processes gifts and monitors endowment accounts. Responsible for assisting faculty with logistical arrangements and all financial aspects of conferences, colloquiums, seminars, and events. Reqs: Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work independently to perform details and accurate work while meeting critical deadlines. Must be customer service‑oriented and able to work with interruptions. Ability to perform within a diverse work environment. Strong computer experience using Word and Excel. Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check. $24.61‑$25.77/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 12/14/21. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 27146.

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HUMAN RESOURCES Serves as a subject matter expert and facilitator of UCSB’s response and compliance efforts regarding contracting out for UC services and functions that can be performed by University staff, including covered/ union staff. Provides guidance to and counsels university management in the analysis, review, and options related to outsourcing/insourcing labor at UCSB. Coordinates and facilitates management meetings to discuss plans for addressing outsourced work. Collaborates with the Office of Procurement to review requests for exceptions. Performs classification analysis to identify covered (union) work. Functions as

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STUDENT HEALTH Provides a full range of social work services, with emphasis on identifying treatment resources and providing psychosocial interventions (individual, group, crisis) not offered by other campus resources, to assure that students receive optimal benefit from medical and/or psychiatric care. The primary client population to be served is students with significant psychosocial stress, acute and chronic mental illnesses and in need of short and long‑term social services, including long‑term counseling and case management support. Reqs: Must be currently registered as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. Master’s degree in Social Work. Notes: Credentials verification for the clinical practitioner. Mandated reporting requirements of Child & Dependent Adult Abuse. Satisfactory conviction history background check. Any HIPAA or FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action. This is an 11‑month position with 4 weeks of furlough taken during quarter breaks and summer months. 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 #25943

LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE (LVN)

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PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

STUDENT HEALTH Acts as an assistant using independent judgment, organizational support to personnel, and credentialing duties. Is responsible for a variety of administrative tasks that include being the primary support person for the Administrative Services Director and Business Operations Officer, managing various department documents, forms, and other paperwork, providing information by telephone and in person, and assisting other management staff with project‑related tasks. Reqs: High School Diploma or equivalent. Excellent written and oral communication skills, effective interpersonal skills, and the ability to exercise independent judgment. Must be organized, accurate and dependable. Demonstrated attention to detail with frequent interruptions. Must successfully complete and pass a background check before employment and date of hire. Notes: Mandated reporting requirements of Child & 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. 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 # 26735

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CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY Responsible for the pre‑award thru post‑award administration as part of a Contracts & Grants Team, and management of research gift funds made to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Duties include, but are not limited to, the budget development, university, and agency form preparation for all new, continuing, supplemental awards and renewed contracts, coordinating proposal submission, and managing strict deadlines. In addition, the Research Administrator is responsible for all post‑award management currently totaling ~25 million annually. Duties include setting up new awards in financial shadow system (GUS) and analyzing award terms and conditions; coordination with Office of Research and Business Services to establish and administer sub‑awards and business service contracts: preparing and processing all paperwork related to incremental, continuation, and or option period funding; advise faculty, staff, and students of proper University and agency policies regarding extramural funding policies and procedures. Maintains knowledge of policies and procedures associated with Academic Personnel, Staff Personnel, Graduate Division, Accounting, Travel Accounting, Purchasing, and Business Services. Demonstrates flexibility in learning, interpreting, and adapting to new policies, procedures, and computer applications. Analyzes, interprets, and implements new and frequently changing campus, federal, and funding agency policies and procedures. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combinations of education and experience. Administrative experience working in a higher education setting. Strong web‑based computer application program skills (Microsoft Suite, Google Web Applications, etc). Must be able to work effectively under the pressure of deadlines. Ability to adapt to changing priorities and multi‑task in a high‑volume environment. Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Strong analytical, critical thinking, and organizational skills. Knowledge of Fund Accounting principles and practices. Familiarity with government agencies, such as NSF, NIH, DOE, etc. Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check. $55,600‑$68,000/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 begins 12/9/21. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job # 27142

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STUDENT HEALTH PHYSICIAN

STUDENT HEALTH 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. Criminal 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

SYSTEMS AND DATA MANAGER

BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES Supports multiple financial system integrations, provisioning of access to campus financial systems, and assisting with long‑term financial system process development. Documents complex business processes and systems; prepares plans and proposals for the improvement of systems, procedures, and processes.

Handles identifying and resolving complex issues with BFS system integrations. Oversees UCSB’s person index maintenance. Possesses solid operational and accounting skills, data reconciliation experience, and system support skills. Possesses the ability to work under deadline pressure, handle multiple projects concurrently, and deal with sensitive and confidential issues. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/ training. Thorough knowledge of business and process analysis functions. Thorough Knowledge of related areas of IT. Strong skills and knowledge of methodologies associated with the analysis of processes and problems, information flow, and architecture. In‑depth understanding and skill in process and systems requirement documentation standards. Demonstrated ability to work with others from diverse backgrounds. Self‑motivated and works independently and as part of a team. Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines. Demonstrates problem‑solving skills. Broad knowledge relating to software design. Thorough knowledge of business processes and procedures. Demonstrated testing and test planning skills. Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to technical and non‑technical personnel at various levels in the organization. Interpersonal and communications skills to work with both technical and non‑technical personnel at various levels in the organization. Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check. $70,815‑ $85,000/ 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 begins 12/14/21. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 27520

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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 01/06/2022 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

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NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING (Electronically and Telephonically) December 13, 2021 at 6:00 P.M. Urgency and Non-Urgency Ordinances for SB 9 Lot Splits and Residential Projects in the SingleFamily Residential (RS) Zone District Case No. 21-0006-ORD ATTENTION: The Virtual Meeting is held pursuant to Assembly Bill (AB) 361. The meeting will be Virtual because meeting in person would present imminent risks to the health or safety of attendees. The public may only view the meeting on Goleta Channel 19 and/or online at https://cityofgoleta.org/goletameetings and not in Council Chambers. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Goleta Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing to consider a resolution recommending to the City Council adoption of Urgency and Non-Urgency Ordinances related to implementation of Senate Bill 9 of 2021 (SB 9) (Case No. 21-0006-ORD). Any recommendations from the Planning Commission will be provided to City Council. City Council will consider the recommendation at a later public hearing to consider adoption of the ordinances. The date, time, and location of the Planning Commission public hearing are set forth below. The agenda for the hearing will also be posted on the City website (www. cityofgoleta.org). HEARING DATE/TIME: PLACE:

Monday, December 13, 2021 at 6:00 P.M.

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PROJECT LOCATION: The regulations would apply citywide within the Single-Family Residential (RS) Zone District, including areas of the City within the Coastal Zone. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The proposed ordinances would amend Title 5 (Business Licenses and Regulations), Title 16 (Subdivisions), and Title 17 (Zoning) of the Goleta Municipal Code (GMC) to ensure the City’s regulations comply with SB 9 and to maintain City authority to regulate SB 9 projects where possible. Proposed amendments to the GMC include the following: • An amendment to Title 5 to include a cross-reference prohibition of Short-Term Vacation Rental licenses for any site where an SB 9 project was approved under Title 16 or Title 17. • New standards and procedures in Title 16 for urban lot splits in the Single-Family Residential (RS) zone district to subdivide existing residential lots in two. Consistent with SB 9, urban lot splits will be processed ministerially if certain objective standards are met. • New standards and procedures in Title 17 to process applications for up to 2 principal dwelling units on lots in the RS zone district. This could be an additional unit on an existing lot that already has a principal dwelling or up to two new dwelling units on a newly created lot through an urban lot split described above. Consistent with SB 9, these new residential dwelling units will be processed ministerially if certain objective standards are met. Environmental Review: Under California Government Code Sections 65852.21(j) and 66411.7(n), the adoption of an ordinance implementing the provisions of SB 9 is not a project and therefore exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act. PUBLIC COMMENT: Interested persons are encouraged to view the meeting and to provide written and/or oral comments. All letters/comments should be sent to kdominguez@cityofgoleta.org. Letters must be received on or before the date of the hearing or can be submitted at the hearing prior to the conclusion of the public comment portion of the Public Hearing. IN LIGHT OF THE CITY’S NEED TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS ELECTRONICALLY AND TELEPHONICALLY PURSUANT TO AB 361, written comments may be submitted as instructed above or via email to: Kim Dominguez, Management Assistant, email: kdominguez@cityofgoleta.org or by electronic means during the public hearing (date and time noted above), provided they are received prior to the conclusion of the public comment portion of the public hearing. In order to be disseminated to the Planning Commission for consideration during the Commission meeting, written comments should be submitted no later than noon on Monday, December 13, 2021. Material received after this time may not be reviewed by the Planning Commission prior to the meeting. Those who wish to participate in the public hearing must submit an email to cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta.org which states the item you want to speak to and provide your name, email, and phone number. More detailed instructions on how to participate in the public hearing and to provide comments during the public hearing will be included in the Planning Commission agenda which will be available on the City’s website: https://www. cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/news-and-updates/government-meetingagendas-and-videos. FOR PROJECT INFORMATION: For further information on the project, contact Anne Wells, Advance Planning Manager, at (805) 961-7557 or awells@cityofgoleta.org. For inquiries in Spanish, please contact City staff at (805) 562-5500 or espanol@cityofgoleta.org. Staff reports and documents will be posted approximately 72 hours before the hearing on the City’s website at www.cityofgoleta.org. SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION. If you require interpretation services for the hearing, please contact the City Clerk’s office at (805) 961-7505 or via email to: cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta.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: If you challenge the nature of the above action in court, you may be limited to only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice or in written correspondence delivered to the City on or before the date of the hearing (Government Code Section 65009(b)(2)). Note: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in the hearing, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 961-7505. Notification at least 72 hours prior to the hearing will enable City staff to make reasonable arrangements. Publish Date: Santa Barbara Independent, December 2, 2021 54

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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 F. Cote, Esq, Law Offices of James F. Cote 222 East Carrillo Street, Suite 207, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 966‑1204. Published Nov 18, 24. Dec 2 2021.

FBN ABANDONMENT STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: #1 CAR WASH, #1 GASOLINE at 1901 South Broadway Santa Maria, CA 93454; Crest Trading Company 1601 Skyway Drive 114 Bakersfield, CA 93308 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 06/13/2017 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2017‑0001736. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Vickey Rockberg (same address) This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 3, 2021. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30, Published: Nov 11, 18, 24. Dec 2 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BELOW MAGID CONSTRUCTION COMPANY at 823 Jennigs Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Below Magid Construction Company (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Mark Magid, Owner/CEO Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 24, 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: 2021‑0003240. Published: Dec 2, 9, 16, 23 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ICAREHEALTHCARE at 150 Via Lee Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Catherine A Callahan (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Catherine Callahan Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 02, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0003061. Published: Nov 11, 18, 24. Dec 2 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GOODLAND POOL SERVICES at 770 La Roda Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Jimmy Jerry Russell (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jimmy J Russell, Owner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 25, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0002987. Published: Nov 11, 18, 24. Dec 2 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE POPE’S NEW at 140 Industrial Way Buellton, CA 93427; Industrial Way LLC 2060 Huntington Dr. Ste 1 San Marino, CA 91108 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Robert Tweed, Managing Member Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 04, 2021.

This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0003089. Published: Nov 11, 18, 24. Dec 2 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: LOCALE GROUP, LOCALE PARTNERS, LOCALE REAL ESTATE, THINK LOCALE at 1290 Coast Village Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Jonathan R Perkins 1628 La Vista Del Oceano Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jonathan Perkins Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 E28. FBN Number: 2021‑0002913. Published: Nov 11, 18, 24. Dec 2 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: YWAM‑SANTA BARBARA, YOUTH WITH A MISSION‑SANTA BARBARA, YWAM SB at 4978 La Gama Way Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Interntional Reconciliation Coalition (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: David Mitchell, Treasurer Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 02, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0003056. Published: Nov 11, 18, 24. Dec 2 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ORGULLO WINES, AREA 5.1 at 140 Industrial Way Buellton, CA 93427; Orgullo Wine Group, LLC 567 West Channel Islands Boulevard 238 Port Hueneme, CA 93041 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Guillermo Gomez, Member Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 05, 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: 2021‑0003094. Published: Nov 11, 18, 24. Dec 2 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: KIN BAKESHOP at 199 S. Turnpike Road, Suite 103 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Mor, Inc. 5109 San Simeon Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: William Chen, Chief Financial Officer Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 08, 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: 2021‑0003105. Published: Nov 11, 18, 24. Dec 2 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: SAVOR MATCHA at 133 East De La Guerra, #239 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Aiko Strasser, Owner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 08, 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: 2021‑0003116. Published: Nov 11, 18, 24. Dec 2 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CARPINTERIA VALLEY ROOFING INC., CARPINTERIA VALLEY ROOFING, VALLEY ROOFING, CARPINTERIA ROOFING, CARP ROOFING, JIMENEZ ROOFING at 4791 8th St, #3 Carpinteria, CA 93013; Carpinteria Valley Roofing Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Julie Jimenez, Secretary Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 12, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of

the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0003147. Published: Dec 2, 9, 16, 23 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SPRAGUE PEST SOLUTIONS at 3003 Petrol Road Bakersfield, CA 93308; TMC Pest Management (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Ross A. Treleven, President Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 18, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E40. FBN Number: 2021‑0003197. Published: Dec 2, 9, 16, 23 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FAIRVIEW GARDENS FARM at 598 N Fairview Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93117; Center For Urban Agriculture At Fairview Gardens (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Chris Melancon, Executive Director Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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: 2021‑0003189. Published: Dec 2, 9, 16, 23 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: RLT PICTURES at 1612 Juniper Ave Solvang, CA 93463; Christopher S Yahn 8835 Tiber St. Ventura, CA 93004; Isaac R Meeks 1612 Juniper Ave Solvang, CA 93463 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Christopher Sandon Yahn, Co‑Partner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 12, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0003148. Published: Dec 2, 9, 16, 23 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: THE GOODLAND COALITION at 6155 Verdura Avenue Goleta, CA 93117; Robert E Wignot (same address) George A Relles 484 Valdez Avenue Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Unincorporated Assoc. Other Than a Partnership Signed: Robert E. Wignot, Treasurer Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 08, 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: 2021‑0003103. Published: Nov 18, 24. Dec 2, 9 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: OLIVE HOUSE INC., FEELEY WINES, LOS OLIVOS OLIVE OIL COMPANY, TWENTY MILE WINERY at 1603 Copenhagen Dr. Solvang, CA 93463; Olive House Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Jeff Feeley, President Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 03, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E17. FBN Number: 2021‑0003068. Published: Nov 18, 24. Dec 2, 9 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: LOKI VENDING at 1426 Burton Mesa Blvd. Lompoc, CA 93436; Kevin Maxwell Telfer 740 N H Street #161 Lompoc, CA 93436 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Individual Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 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 E35. FBN Number: 2021‑0002961. Published:


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Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital (GVCH) Projects Hollipat Permanent Parking Lot and New Rehabilitation Aquatic Center 334 & 351 S. Patterson Avenue APN’s: 065-090-028 & 065-090-022 City of Goleta Case No’s. 19-080-DPAM & 20-0002-DPRV

ATTENTION: The Virtual Meeting is held pursuant to Assembly Bill (AB) 361. The meeting will be Virtual because meeting in person would present imminent risks to the health or safety of attendees. The public may only view the meeting on Goleta Channel 19 and/or online at https://www.cityofgoleta.org/goletameetings and not in Council Chambers. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Goleta Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding the above mentioned Final Mitigated Negative Declaration, Notice of Exemption and development projects which are further described below as follows: LOCATION:

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Heidi Jones of Suzanne Elledge Planning and Permitting Services (SEPPS) on behalf of Cottage Health has requested approval of the below described two projects. 1. GVCH Hollipat Permanent Parking Lot Project Description: In 2008, the City approved the construction of a 376 temporary parking at the southeast corner of Hollister and Patterson Avenues to provide parking during the reconstruction of the Hospital and the new Medical Office Building. The temporary parking was supposed to be removed and the area to be restored once the need for the temporary parking ended. GVCH has requested a Development Plan Amendment (DPAM) as follows: • Formally permits retention and use of approximately 72% (270 spaces) of the temporary parking spaces on the project site. Specifically, the project would allow the permanent retention and use of 270 of the 376 parking spaces. The remaining 106 spaces of the temporary parking lot would be removed under a separate permit (19-0001-LUP) and the area would undergo habitat restoration per the original Demolition and Restoration Agreement entered into when the temporary parking lot was approved. • Uses at least 87 of the proposed 270 permanent spaces to meet the parking requirement related to the new rehabilitation aquatics center at the GVCH. • Uses the remaining spaces of the new permanent lot to provide parking for GVCH patients, visitors, and staff and the occasional use by the public to access nearby commercial uses when the commercial lots are full at peak times (i.e., lunch time). The permanent parking lot may also be used as a hospital disaster/emergency staging area and in support of community events/needs. Proposes an Adjustment to development standards to allow 46 parking spaces located along the Patterson Avenue frontage to encroach 5 feet into the required 10-foot front setback. Further, the project proposes to upgrade the site conditions and improvements to meet the City standards for a permanent parking lot. Site improvements include: • Restriping parking spaces (including accessible parking spaces). • New bicycle parking facilities. • Minor repaving (some of which would reduce the heat island effect). • Stormwater management improvements including a 7,800 sq. ft. detention basin in the southern portion of the site. The detention basis would pretreat and store up to 19,340 cubic feet of stormwater. The proposed basin would filter runoff and discharge to the existing drainage outlets in Patterson Avenue. • Installation of new lighting, and landscaping. Off-site public improvements are also proposed for Hollister Avenue and Patterson Avenue frontages, including improvements streetlighting, driveway aprons, and landscaping in compliance with City standards. The required grading quantities for the site as a whole requires 1,700 CY Cut, 700 CY Fill and 1,000 CY export, including grading associated the 19-001-LUP for restoration. The subject project will require 1,600 CY cut and 0 fill. Project Location and Land Use Designations: The Hollipat parking lot project is located on a portion (4.93 acres) of the 12.66 gross acre site at 334 S. Patterson Avenue in the Inland Area. The Assessor’s Parcel Number for the property is APN. No.065-090-028. The GVCH Hollipat parcel has three zoning and land use designations: Office and Institutional (OI), Medium Density Residential (RM), and High Density Residential (RH) with a Hospital Overlay; the proposed parking permanent parking located in the OI land use designation. Environmental Review: A 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 IS/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, cultural & tribal resources, Geology and Soils, and Noise. 2. GVCH New Rehabilitation Aquatic Center Project Description: Associated with the Hollipat project described above, GVCH is requesting approval of a Development Plan Revision with Adjustments to allow the construction of an aquatic center to support the Rehabilitation Center that will be relocated from Santa Barbara to the GVCH campus. The Rehabilitation program will result in an increase of 3 licensed beds within the hospital (the original DP approved a total of 88 beds, which 87 were constructed). Along with the existing 265 employees, 182 full time and part time staff (132 full time and 50 part-time) will be added to the site to staff the Rehabilitation program. There will be a total of 447 employees at the GVCH campus. The subject property is located at 351 S. Patterson Avenue (APN: 065-090-022) and is an 8.4-acre (367,272 square foot) parcel. The GVCH currently operates under a Development Plan 07-171-DP as approved by the City of Goleta City Council per Resolution 08-63 in 2008. The proposed improvements will allow GVCH to offer an aquatic therapy pool and garden space, as well as service and care amenities to aid in physical therapy and rehabilitative medicine for individuals with medical needs. The proposed improvements include: • A 3,663 square-foot pool with associated decks and a 423 square-foot breezeway. • Roof mounted solar system (7 solar panels generating up to ~4300 kWh). • A 1,757 square-foot pool equipment and utility building (West building). • A 1,571 square foot restroom and locker room building (East building). • A 1,267 square -foot therapy garden. • A 106 square-foot outpatient entry vestibule. • General landscaping improvements. • Accessibility and pathway bollard lighting installations. • 6 electric vehicle charging stations. • 8 short term and 10 long term bicycle parking spaces. • Rehabilitation of a 1,400 square-foot Inpatient Horticulture Therapy Garden. The project will require 641 cubic yards of cut and 240 cubic yards of fill. Additional improvements include installation of bioretention basins and permeable pavement for storm water management, water, and sewer connections, a relocated fire hydrant, installation of truncated domes, as well as curb, gutter and sidewalk improvements. The City has jurisdiction over the external changes only which includes the aquatic center facility and associated site improvements as described above. The Aquatic Center would be located in a existing hospital parking area and would result in a reduction of 25 parking spaces. The following Adjustments are requested: 1) To allow 87 parking spaces to be located “off-site” in a location greater than 500-feet following a pedestrian path of travel at the Hollipat parking lot; and 2) To allow encroachment of a portion of the outdoor therapy pool use to encroach approximately 10’-15’ into the 15’ required street setback along with the western property line rear yard setback. Project Location and Land Use Designations: This portion of the project is located at 351 S. Patterson Avenue in the Inland Area (APN No. 065-090-028). The General Plan Coastal Land Use Designation and zoning for the property is Office Institutional with a Hospital Overlay. Environmental Review: The City has determined that the Project is exempt from further environmental review in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines pursuant to 14 California Code of Regulations. Specifically, the project is exempt based on § 15301(a) (Exterior alterations); §15303(e) (swimming pools); and § 15304(b) (minor alteration of land - new gardening or landscaping), A Notice of Exemption is proposed to be adopted for this project. CORTESE LIST: The Project sites are not listed on the EnviroStor online database of hazardous site records maintained by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control TSC in coordination with the California State Water Resources Control Board consistent with Government Code § 65962.5 (the “Cortese list”). PUBLIC COMMENT: Interested persons are encouraged to view the meeting and to provide written and/or oral comments. All letters/comments should be sent to kdominguez@cityofgoleta.org. Letters must be received on or before the date of the hearing or can be submitted at the hearing prior to the conclusion of the public comment portion of the Public Hearing. IN LIGHT OF THE CITY’S NEED TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS ELECTRONICALLY AND TELEPHONICALLY PURSUANT TO AB 361, written comments may be submitted as instructed above or via email to: Kim Dominguez, Management Assistant, e-mail: kdominguez@cityofgoleta.org or by electronic means during the public hearing (date and time noted above), provided they are received prior to the conclusion of the public comment portion of the public hearing. In order to be disseminated to the Planning Commission for consideration during the Commission meeting, written comments should be submitted no later than noon on Monday, December 13, 2021. Material received after this time may not be reviewed by the Planning Commission prior to the meeting. Those who wish to participate in the public hearing must submit an email to cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta.org which states the item you want to speak to and provide your name, email, and phone number. More detailed instructions on how to participate in the public hearing and to provide comments during the public hearing will be included in the Planning Commission agenda which will be available on the City’s website: https://www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/news-and-updates/government-meetingagendas-and-videos. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Additional information is on file at the City Planning and Environmental Review Department, Monday and Wednesday from 8:00am – 12:00pm at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117 or can be obtained by calling Supervising Senior Planner Mary Chang at (805) 961-7567 or mchang@cityofgoleta.org. For inquiries in Spanish, please contact City staff at 805-562-5500 or espanol@cityofgoleta.org. DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY/STAFF CONTACT: 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 for the Hollipat Parking lot will be posted to the City’s website at least 10 calendar days prior to the Planning Commission hearing. 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) [2]). 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 December 2, 2021

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON In re the Conduct of:) Case Nos. 21-38 & 21-59 MICAH D. FARGEY, Bar No. 096814 Respondent. PUBLISHED NOTICE TO ANSWER TO: Micah D. Fargey Last known address: 7307 SW Beveland Road, Ste. 200, Portland, OR 97223 You are hereby notified that the Oregon State Bar (Bar) has filed a formal complaint and an amended formal complaint against you, alleging your violations of RPC 1.3, RPC 1.15-1(a), RPC 1.15-1(c), RPC 1.15-1(d), RPC 1.16(d), RPC 8.1(a)(2), RPC 8.4(a)(2), RPC 8.4(a)(3), and RPC 8.4(a)(4) in five causes of complaint. A true copy of the formal complaint and amended formal complaint can be obtained from the Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Board Clerk (Disciplinary Board Clerk) at 16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, Post Office Box 231935, Tigard, OR 97281-1935, United States. The Bar seeks to impose formal discipline upon you for these alleged violations. You are further notified that you may file with the Disciplinary Board Clerk, with a service copy to the Bar’s Disciplinary Counsel, your verified answer within fourteen (14) days from the date of service of this notice upon you. Upon the filing of your answer with the Bar or in case of your default in so answering, the amended formal complaint shall be heard, and such further proceedings as the law and the facts shall warrant. You are further notified that an attorney accused of misconduct may, in lieu of filing an answer, elect to file with the Bar’s Disciplinary Counsel, a written resignation from membership in the Bar. Such a resignation must comply with BR 9.1 and be in the form set forth in BR 13.7. You should consult an attorney of your choice for further information about resignation. The address of the Oregon State Bar is 16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, Post Office Box 231935, Tigard, OR 97281-1935, United States. EXECUTED this 5th day of November 2021. OREGON STATE BAR By: /s/ Veronica R. Rodriguez Veronica R. Rodriguez, Bar No. 181818 Assistant Disciplinary Counsel Published Nov 11, 18, 24. Dec 2 2021.

Nov 18, 24. Dec 2, 9 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BEE WILD COLLECTIVE at 875 Cieneguitas Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Evan R Froewiss (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Evan Froewiss Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 11, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0003134. Published: Nov 18, 24. Dec 2, 9 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MINDFUL EATING INSTITUTE at 610 Maple Avenue, #B Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Petra Beumer (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Petra Beumer, Owner Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0003121. Published: Nov 18, 24. Dec 2, 9 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GIFFIN EQUIPMENT at 285 Rutherford St. Santa Barbara, CA 93117; Mel Giffin, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Amanda

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON In re the Conduct of:) Case Nos. 21-38 & 21-59 MICAH D. FARGEY, Bar No. 096814 Respondent. PUBLISHED NOTICE TO ANSWER TO: Micah D. Fargey Last known address: 7307 SW Beveland Road, Ste. 200, Portland, OR 97223 You are hereby notified that the Oregon State Bar (Bar) has filed a BR 3.1 petition for suspension during pendency of disciplinary proceedings (BR 3.1 Petition) against you based on the allegations as set forth in the Bar’s amended formal complaint. A true copy of the BR 3.1 Petition can be obtained from the Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Board Clerk (Disciplinary Board Clerk) at 16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, Post Office Box 231935, Tigard, OR 97281-1935, United States. The Bar seeks your immediate suspension from the practice of law pending the disposition of disciplinary charges filed against you as set forth in the Bar’s amended formal complaint. You are further notified that you may file with the Disciplinary Board Clerk, with a service copy to the Bar’s Disciplinary Counsel, your verified answer within fourteen (14) days from the date of service of this notice upon you. Upon the filing of your answer with the Bar or in case of your default in so answering, the BR 3.1 Petition shall be heard, and such further proceedings as the law and the facts shall warrant. You are further notified that an attorney accused of misconduct may, in lieu of filing an answer, elect to file with the Bar’s Disciplinary Counsel, a written resignation from membership in the Bar. Such a resignation must comply with BR 9.1 and be in the form set forth in BR 13.7. You should consult an attorney of your choice for further information about resignation. The address of the Oregon State Bar is 16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, Post Office Box 231935, Tigard, OR 97281-1935, United States. EXECUTED this 5th day of November 2021. OREGON STATE BAR By: /s/ Veronica R. Rodriguez Veronica R. Rodriguez, Bar No. 181818 Assistant Disciplinary Counsel Published Nov 11, 18, 24. Dec 2 2021. 56

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Twining, President Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 16, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2021‑0003179. Published: Nov 24. Dec 2, 9, 16 2021. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: PACIFIC CARPET CLEANING at 5142 Matorral Way, Unit B Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Jose Antonio Rodriguez (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jose Antonio Rodriguez Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 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 E28. FBN Number: 2021‑0003139. Published: Nov 24. Dec 2, 9, 16 2021.

NAME CHANGE IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF KIRSTEN BLICHER HINRICHS TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 21CV03996 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: KIRSTEN BLICHER HINRICHS TO: DAY WITHERSPOON

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 Dec 20, 2021 10:00 am, Dept 5, 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 Nov 03, 2021. by Colleen K. Sterne. of the Superior Court. Published. Nov 11, 18, 24. Dec 2 2021. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF KRISTINE CASULLO TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 21CV03385 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: KRISTINE CASULLO TO: KRISTINE CHRISTENSEN 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 Dec 20, 2021 10:00 am, Dept 5, 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 Nov 03, 2021. by Colleen K. Sterne. of the Superior Court. Published. Nov 11, 18, 24. Dec 2 2021. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF GLENDY JUDITH AYALA & CESAR AUGUSTO ARRIAZA TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 21CV04141 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa

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Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: SHEYLA JUDITH AYALA TO: SHEYLA JUDITH ARRIAZA AYALA 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 Dec 20, 2021 10:00 am, Dept 5, 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 Nov 03, 2021. by Colleen K. Sterne. of the Superior Court. Published. Dec 2, 9, 16, 23 2021.

PUBLIC NOTICES WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD; SPECIAL NOTICE OF LAWSUIT (Pursuant to Labor Code section 3716 and Code of Civil Procedure

section 412.20 and 412.30) WCAB No. ADJ9761982 To: DEFENDANT, ILLEGALLY UNINSURED EMPLOYER: APPLICANT, RAUL ADAME DEEFENDANTS, JOSHUA RICHARD BRAUN NOTICES 1) A lawsuit, the Application for Adjudication of Claim, has been filed with the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board against you as the named defendant by the above‑named applicant (s). You may seek the advice of an attorney in any matter connected with this lawsuit and such attorney should be consulted promptly so that your response may be filed and entered in a timely fashion. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney reference service or a legal aid office. (See telephone directory.) 2) An Answer to the Application must be filed and served within six days of the service of the Application pursuant to Appeals Board rules; therefore, your written response must be filed with the Appeals Board promptly; a letter or phone call will not protect your interests. 3) You will be served with a Notice‑ (s) of Hearing and must appear at all hearings or conferences. After such hearing, even absent your appearance, a decision may be made and an award of compensation benefits may issue against you. The award could result in the garnishment of your wages, taking of your money or property or other relief. If the Appeals Board makes an award against you, your house or

other dwelling or other property may be taken to satisfy that award in a non‑judicial state, with no exemptions from execution. A lien may also be imposed upon your property without further hearing and before the issuance of an award. 4) You must notify the Appeals Board of the proper address for the service of official notices and papers and notify the Appeals Board of any changes in that address. TAKE ACTION NOW TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS! Issued by: WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD Name and address of Appeals Board: WCAB 130 E. Ortega Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Name and address of Applicant’s Attorney: Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld, 418 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101; FORM COMPLETED BY: Ellia Limon, Telephone No.: (805) 965‑4540. NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served: as an individual defendant Published: Nov 11, 18, 24. Dec 2, 2021. WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD; SPECIAL NOTICE OF LAWSUIT (Pursuant to Labor Code section 3716 and Code of Civil Procedure section 412.20 and 412.30) WCAB No. ADJ3476488 To: DEFENDANT, ILLEGALLY UNINSURED EMPLOYER: APPLICANT, MARIA CABELLOS DEEFENDANTS, CARRIE AGUILAR INDIVIDUAL DBA CASA BLANCA NOTICES

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Design Review Board Goleta City Hall – Council Chambers (Electronically and Telephonically) 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, CA 93117 Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. ATTENTION: The Virtual Meeting is held pursuant to Assembly Bill (AB) 361. The meeting will be Virtual because meeting in person would present imminent risks to the health or safety of attendees. The public may only view the meeting on Goleta Channel 19 and/or online at https://www.cityofgoleta.org/goletameetings and not in 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 projects: Conceptual/Preliminary/Final Review Teledyne Flir Signage 6775 Hollister Avenue (APN 073-610-002) Case No. 21-0019-DRB IHOP Patio Enclosure and Addition 7127 Hollister Avenue (APN 073-440-012) Case No. 21-0003-SCD Final Review Johansen Residential Rear Addition 425 Arundel Road (APN 069-321-004) Case No. 21-0001-MOD Goleta Energy Storage Facility 6864 & 6868 Cortona Drive (APN 073-140-027) Case No. 19-0201-DP IN LIGHT OF THE CITY’S NEED TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS AND TELEPHONICALLY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, written comments may also be submitted as instructed above or via email to the DRB Secretary, Mary Chang at mchang@cityofgoleta.org or by electronic means during the Public Hearing (date and time noted above), provided they are received prior to the conclusion of the public comment portion of the Public Hearing. Instructions on how to submit written comments during the hearing will be available on the City’s website: https://www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/news-and-updates/ government-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 include new and continued items 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:

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1) A lawsuit, the Application for Adjudication of Claim, has been filed with the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board against you as the named defendant by the above‑named applicant (s). You may seek the advice of an attorney in any matter connected with this lawsuit and such attorney should be consulted promptly so that your response may be filed and entered in a timely fashion. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney reference service or a legal aid office. (See telephone directory.) 2) An Answer to the Application must be filed and served within

six days of the service of the Application pursuant to Appeals Board rules; therefore, your written response must be filed with the Appeals Board promptly; a letter or phone call will not protect your interests. 3) You will be served with a Notice‑ (s) of Hearing and must appear at all hearings or conferences. After such hearing, even absent your appearance, a decision may be made and an award of compensation benefits may issue against you. The award could result in the garnishment of your wages, taking of your money or property or other

relief. If the Appeals Board makes an award against you, your house or other dwelling or other property may be taken to satisfy that award in a non‑judicial state, with no exemptions from execution. A lien may also be imposed upon your property without further hearing and before the issuance of an award. 4) You must notify the Appeals Board of the proper address for the service of official notices and papers and notify the Appeals Board of any changes in that address.

TAKE ACTION NOW TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS! Issued by: WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD Name and address of Appeals Board: WCAB 130 E. Ortega Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Name and address of Applicant’s Attorney: Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld, 418 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101; FORM COMPLETED BY: Ellia Limon, Telephone No.: (805) 965‑4540. NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served: as an individual defendant Published: Nov 11, 18, 24. Dec 2, 2021.

NOTICE INVITING SEALED BIDS FOR THE TREE TRIMMING AND TREE MAINTENANCE SERVICES FOR PARKWAY STRIPS AND FACILITIES 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, City of Goleta, CA PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Goleta (“CITY”), invites sealed bids for the above stated project and will receive such bids via electronic transmission on the City of Goleta PlanetBids portal site which can be accessed at the following link (http://www.cityofgoleta.org/i- want-to/view/city-bid-opportunities) until 3:00 P.M., December 21, 2021, and will be publicly opened and posted promptly thereafter. Copies of the Contract Documents and Specifications are available on the CITY website at http://www.cityofgoleta. org/i-want-to/view/city-bid-opportunities. The work includes but is not limited to tree maintenance, tree trimming, pruning, removal, stump grinding, plantings, chipping, cleanup of work maintenance procedures and all labor, supervision, material and equipment necessary to provide TREE TRIMMING AND TREE MAINTENANCE SERVICES FOR PARKWAY STRIPS AND FACILITIES. The services shall be performed in accordance with the Contract Documents, which includes provisions that the work shall be performed without the use of pesticides or commercial fertilizers. The term of the contract shall be thru June 30, 2024, however it will be subject to annual approval of the budget on July 1st of each year within the contract term. A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting is scheduled on December 7, 2021, at 10 A.M at 130 Cremona Dr. Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117 for this project. Meet outside of Suite B. No relief will be granted to contractors for any conditions or restrictions that would have been discovered if they had attended the pre-bid meeting. Please RSVP via PlanetBids no later than close-of-business the day prior to the scheduled bid walk. Bidders must be registered on the City of Goleta’s PlanetBids portal in order to receive addendum notifications and to submit a bid. Go to PlanetBids for bid results and awards. It is the responsibility of the bidder to submit the bid with sufficient time to be received by PlanetBids prior to the bid opening date and time. Allow time for technical difficulties, uploading, and unexpected delays. Late or incomplete bids will not be accepted. The bid must be accompanied by a bid security in the form of a money order, a certified cashier’s check, or bidder’s bond executed by an admitted surety, made payable to CITY. The bid security shall be an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total annual bid amount included with their proposals as required by California law. Note: All bids must be accompanied by a scanned copy of the bid security uploaded to PlanetBids. The original security of the three (3) lowest bidders must be mailed to the office of the City Clerk at 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California 93117, in a sealed envelope and be received within three (3) City business days of the bid due date and time for the bid to be considered. The sealed envelope should be plainly marked on the outside, “SEALED BID SECURITY FOR TREE TRIMMING AND TREE MAINTENANCE SERVICES FOR PARKWAY STRIPS AND FACILITIES.” The Project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) per California Labor Code Section 1771.4, including prevailing wage rates and apprenticeship employment standards. Affirmative action to ensure against discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or religion will also be required. The CITY hereby affirmatively ensures that all business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this notice and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or religion in any consideration leading to the award of contract. A contract may only be awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder that holds a valid Class ”C-27 – Landscaping Contractor” Contractor’s license and valid Class “C-61/D-49 – Limited Specialty/Tree Service” Contractor’s license in accordance with the provisions of the California Business and Professions Code. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and a Payment Bond each in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract Price. Each bond shall be in the forms set forth herein, shall be secured from a surety company that meets all State of California bonding requirements, as defined in Code of Civil Procedure Section 995.120, and that is a California admitted surety insurer. Pursuant to Labor Code sections 1725.5 and 1771.1, all contractors and subcontractors that wish to bid on, be listed in a bid proposal, or enter into a contract to perform public work must be registered with the DIR. No Bid will be accepted, nor any contract entered into without proof of the contractor’s and subcontractors’ current registration with the DIR to perform public work. If awarded a contract, the Bidder and its subcontractors, of any tier, shall maintain active registration with the DIR for the duration of the Project. Failure to provide proof of the contractor’s current registration pursuant to Labor Code Section 1725.5 may result in rejection of the bid as non-responsive. 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