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JAN. 13-20, 2022 VOL. 36 • NO. 835


AT HEAVEN’S DOOR Afterlife Expert


by Hilary Dole Klein


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Ballet Hispánico Noche de Oro: A Celebration of 50 Years Fri, Jan 21 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre Ballet Hispánico celebrates diverse artists and ignites cultural pride with this 50th anniversary program featuring choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Gustavo Ramírez Sansano and Vicente Nebrada.

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Andrea Elliott Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival and Hope in an American City Thu, Jan 20 / 7:30 PM UCSB Campbell Hall One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of 2021

“With compassion and curiosity, [Elliott]... makes visible the cycles of poverty, inequity, and resilience that plague families across the United States.” Publishers Weekly Justice for All Lead Sponsors: Marcy Carsey, Connie Frank & Evan Thompson, Zegar Family Foundation, and Anonymous Presented in association with CALM, Family Service Agency, and the Santa Barbara Public Library

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John Leguizamo Wed, Feb 2 / 8 PM UCSB Campbell Hall Emmy and Tony Award winner John Leguizamo brings his irresistibly irreverent brand of comedy to a new evening inspired by his life story.

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volume 36, # 835, Jan. 13-20, 2022 Editor in Chief Marianne Partridge Publisher Brandi Rivera Executive Editor Nick Welsh Senior Editors Tyler Hayden and Matt Kettmann Associate Editor Jackson Friedman Opinions Editor Jean Yamamura News Reporters Ryan P. Cruz, Jun Starkey Executive Arts Editor Charles Donelan Arts Writer Josef Woodard Calendar Editor Terry Ortega Sports Editor John Zant Sports Writer Victor Bryant Food Writer George Yatchisin Copy Editor Tessa Reeg Creative Director Caitlin Fitch Graphic Designer Ricky Barajas Production Designer Ava Talehakimi Web Content Managers Amanda Correa, 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 Madison Smoak 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 18 Dying Well At Heaven’s Door

Afterlife Expert William Peters Pens New Book by Hilary Dole Klein

NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 OPINIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Voices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

OBITUARIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 THE WEEK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 LIVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 FOOD & DRINK . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Restaurant Guy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

ARTS LIFE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 ASTROLOGY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 CLASSIFIEDS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 ON THE COVER: Photo by Erick Madrid. Design by Caitlin Fitch.



Longtime magazine writer and Indy contributor Hilary Dole Klein wrote this week’s cover story about At Heaven’s Door, a new book by William Peters about shared-death experiences. How did you meet William Peters? In 2014, I joined a group William Peters was leading on “Life Beyond Death.” I loved it. That group and a later one, “Doing Death Differently,” reinforced my suspicion that out of fear and denial, I had missed opportunities to be with relatives when they were dying. Do you have a personal connection to the phenomenon of shared-death experience? No, but, sitting on a swing in the backyard when I was a child, I watched, mesmerized, as a doll lying on the grass slowly raised one arm up in the air and then slowly lowered it. Ever since, I have been inclined to believe that the world is more wondrous than we might think. What was your big takeaway from the book? The 28 true-life — or true-death — stories show the possibility of great comfort, even transformation, around end-of-life scenarios. They support the notion that, like birth, death could be an awesome experience. INSTAGRAM | @SBINDEPENDENT TWITTER | @SBINDYNEWS FACEBOOK | SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT NEWSLETTER | INDEPENDENT.COM/NEWSLETTERS SUBSCRIBE | INDEPENDENT.COM/SUBSCRIBE


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Joseph De Anda

An S.B. County firefighter-paramedic was killed 1/8 in a snowboarding accident at China Peak Mountain Resort, officials said. Joseph De Anda, 33, died immediately from his injuries after crashing into a tree. De Anda, originally from San Luis Obispo, had served as a firefighter with the S.B. County Fire Department since 2020. He also served as a communications dispatcher and paramedic for the Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team. Investigators are working to determine what factors may have played a role in the incident.


HANDOFF: Outgoing Mayor Cathy Murillo passed the gavel to Mayor-Elect Randy Rowse Tuesday during a ceremony on the steps of City Hall.

From One Mayor to Another Cathy Murillo Passes the Gavel to Randy Rowse by Tyler Hayden ouncilmember Eric Friedman often recites memorable quotes to mark big occasions. On a sunny Tuesday afternoon, as outgoing Mayor Cathy Murillo passed the gavel to Mayor-Elect Randy Rowse during a ceremony on the steps of City Hall, he had one for each of them. For Murillo, he offered this from late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in reference to Murillo’s strong and steady support of social and environmental causes in her 10 years on the council: “Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” More specifically, Friedman pointed to recent legislation on housing and the State Street promenade. “These are accomplishments you can be proud of forever,” he said. “It really changed our city, and you can look back and say you were part of that.” As Santa Barbara’s first Latina mayor, Murillo was a champion for working families and renters, frequently leading with both her heart and chin on progressive causes. Her tenure as mayor was bookended by crises—the 1/9 Debris Flow and the COVID-19 pandemic—and she leaves as City Hall struggles with the recent departures of multiple department heads as well as strained relations among the council’s Democratic-majority members. Councilmember Oscar Gutierrez, a fellow Westside neighbor whom Murillo supported in his 2018 election, said that no matter what her critics may say, “No one can take away that you made history.” Gutierrez lauded Murillo’s


longstanding efforts to protect Santa Barbara’s at-risk youth and uplift people of color, explaining as he presented her with a commemorative plaque and bouquet of flowers that she has served as a mentor and role model for him and countless others. At the mic, Murillo appeared touched by her colleague’s kind words. “I’m feeling overwhelmed with gratitude for 10 years of public service,” she said. “Serving is a gift, but it’s a gift you eventually have to return.” Murillo heaped praise on city staff, describing them as the “foundation of taking care of our community, institutions, and natural environment” and emphasizing, “we set the standard for government services in the area. Our employees are the best, plain and simple.” Of the many accomplishments she was proud of, Murillo said, she was particularly pleased she could usher in zoning codes for more affordable housing, help in the effort to replace the overtly insensitive street name Indio Muerto with the Chumash word Hutash, advocate for the library, and strengthen protections for renters, the latter two items being issues that had always been near and dear to her mother. “The last two were for you, Mom,” she said. Murillo said she would miss the camaraderie of City Hall but looked forward to the next chapter of her life in Santa Barbara, a community full of “loving, giving, progressive” people. “I’m glad to live among you,” she said. Turning to Rowse, Murillo had three requests: “Enjoy the parking spot, please be good to our

employees, and thank you in advance for taking care of our city.” To hearty applause from the crowd, Rowse—a moderate though conservativeleaning political animal with no party affiliation—said the “rancor and divisiveness” of Sacramento has no place in Santa Barbara. Any policy decisions made on the council should have a direct benefit to the community and not conform to “political concerns or personal ideology,” he declared. As he promised during his campaign, Rowse said his top priority as mayor will be to revitalize the city’s business sector, particularly along State Street. He obliquely referenced Santa Barbara’s perennial homelessness problem by describing a need for “clean, secure, well-lighted spaces,” and he gave a special shout-out to public safety officers, “who have always been there for us in some pretty tough times.” “Our children should be allowed to grow up and thrive in an environment of clean parks and beaches, safe and stimulating public libraries, and free from exposure to substance use and abuse,” he said. “A city that actively prioritizes its youth raises happy, healthy, and well-educated children, and that city works for all of us all the time.” Friedman’s quote for Rowse, who previously served on the council from 2010 to 2019, came not from a great thinker but from a 1970s sitcom. “You’re Santa Barbara’s Mr. Kotter,” he said. “Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back.” n

SBCC will begin its spring 2022 semester fully online on 1/18, with most classes being taught remotely until 2/17, in response to the latest COVID surge. A few hands-on labs and courses will be taught inperson, and all in-person classes and services are scheduled to resume 2/22. All students and employees must wear an N95 or KN95 mask to enter any SBCC facility and, beginning 1/24, will be required to produce a negative COVID-19 test result that’s no more than seven days old, regardless of vaccination or exempt status. Full story at SBCC-remote. Chancellor Henry T. Yang announced 1/8 that UCSB will allow instructors to decide whether to conduct classes in-person or remotely for weeks three and four this winter quarter, the Daily Nexus reports. UCSB plans to resume full in-person instruction on 1/31. Instructors have until 1/11 to tell their students whether they should expect their class to be online or in-person; students with instructors who choose to conduct classes in-person will have a remote option through January. UCSB is the only UC campus to not fully extend remote learning through 1/28. Full story at A new lab test developed by UCSB doctoral student Zach Aralis has been giving S.B. County hospitals and clinics a boost in their efforts to get ahead of Omicron, and it could serve as a template for defense against future major COVID variants, UCSB’s The Current reports. The assay, which is still in the early stages of refinement and optimization, has already proven useful, first by identifying seven of nine test samples as positive for Omicron, and later confirming 25 positive Omicron cases out of 28 samples provided by County Public Health and Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories. Full story at

COURTS & CRIME S.B. police arrested Jasmine Ochoa, 24 — the girlfriend of Angel Varela, suspected shooter in the April 2021 Liberty Street murders — in Carpinteria on 1/7 CONT’D ON PAGE 8 

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County ‘Close’ to Testing Unvaxxed Deputies


hree months after Santa Barbara County’s vaccine-or-test mandate for its workforce went into effect, officials say they are close to reaching an agreement with approximately 100 Sheriff ’s deputies who remain both unvaccinated and untested. “The good news is, we’re close to a resolution,” said Joe Pisano with the county’s Human Resources Department, explaining that tentatively switching from a national testing provider to a local one seems to have mollified the patrol deputies’ concerns over their medical privacy. But when the process can actually begin remains to be seen. “Unfortunately, the Omicron surge has narrowed the bandwidth of all the parties,” Pisano said, “so I cannot say for sure when a potential contract might be in place.” The holdup, Pisano said, has hinged on an agreement clause within registration materials used by the county’s original provider, Color, a Bay Area–based health technology firm that conducts large-scale COVID-19 testing for private companies and public agencies across the country. It reads: “I understand that my personal and health-related information (including my results) will be shared with clinical and other staff at the testing site, as well as the Califor-



in connection to the shooting that left Angel Castillo and Omar Montiel-Hernandez dead and at least two others wounded on S.B.’s Eastside. Detectives believe that Ochoa was involved in aiding, assisting, and harboring Varela after the murders, and evidence “related to the alleged murders” was found at Ochoa’s residence, according to a police statement. Ochoa is being held without bail in County Jail for accessory to murder and criminal street terrorism, both felonies. German Hernandez Jr., 27, was arraigned 1/11 on first-degree charges of residential burglary and resisting arrest stemming from his dramatic extraction by city police from a family residence near Bishop Diego High School after a five-hour standoff on 1/6. According to the homeowner, attorney Dana Longo, Hernandez entered the unlocked house shortly before 9 a.m., took a shower, and then helped himself to some food. Longo’s wife and one of his daughters were on the premises at the time but managed to escape through a window onto the roof before being rescued. Hernandez is being held on $500,000 bail. He’d been released from County Jail on $50,000 bail on 1/5 for similar charges. Full story at S.B.-based company Sonos won another battle in its war over patents for smart speakers and audio devices 1/6, when the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that Google infringed on five Sonos patents for the technology. The commission stated in August 2021 that Google violated the Tariff Act by infringing on the Sonos patents, and its latest ruling affirmed the decision regarding patents for synchronizing audio across 8


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nia Department of Public Health, for treatment and follow-up care purposes.” The deputies took that language to mean any and all of their medical information, including information unrelated to their COVID tests, could be disseminated, despite assurances from county officials. “I do not believe Color would have access to any medical information aside from the test results,” Pisano said. But to assuage any lingering worries, the county is now in talks with Aptitude, a Goleta biotech company that, unlike Color, does all its sample collecting and processing in-house. “The deputies like that it’s local,” Pisano said, “and they like that it’s one-stop shopping.” Aptitude is currently providing its services to Santa Barbara schools. A representative said because a contract was not yet in place, he could not provide even a rough timeline of when their work with the deputies might begin. The Deputy Sheriff ’s Association has led the negotiations with the county. The union’s president, Sergeant Neil Gowing, said of the pending compromise, “We are happy that we were able to find a solution that was acceptable to both parties and also to keep our business local.” —Tyler Hayden

multiple speakers and other related speaker technology. Sonos has two more patent-infringement cases against Google at the federal level.

PUBLIC SAFETY The Coast Guard has issued new rules in response to the 2019 Conception disaster that killed one young crewmember and all 33 passengers aboard the S.B. dive boat. The proposed rules would take effect 3/28 and require small overnight passenger vessels to be equipped with systems or training programs to address the deficiencies noted by the National Transportation and Safety Board in its 2020 report, as well as to perform emergency escape drills with passengers from their beds, develop safe handling procedures for hazardous items like rechargeable batteries, and add a monitoring device to ensure the watch is awake at night. Full story at

POLITICS Gabe Escobedo — city planning commissioner, Community Formation Commission chair, and UCSB intramural sports coordinator — announced his candidacy for the 37th California Assembly District 1/10 at the Courthouse Sunken Gardens, promising diversity of perspectives and ideas and emphasizing a long-overdue need to invest resources locally. California is currently in the process of redistricting for State Senate and Assembly districts, and the 37th District will no longer include western Ventura County, where current Assemblymember Steve Bennett resides. So far, the only other candidate to announce is progressive SBCC Trustee Jonathan Abboud. Full story at


Dramatic Death Tolls Predicted Supes Wrestle with COVID Stats and Lose


by Nick Welsh

he county supervisors started off their New Year with warm talk — well deserved — about civility, respect, collegiality — “the culture of active listening,” they called it — something they’d all exemplified over the previous 12 months, despite stark ideological differences. But when the conversation turned to the county’s record-setting surge in new COVID cases, it became evident just how much active listening those differences required. County Public Health recently released projections — based on what are probably worst-case scenarios — indicating the number of new COVID-related hospitalizations could increase to 848 patients in the next four weeks and the number of patients sent to the ICU would jump from 10 to 241. More dramatically, the number of deaths, they were told by Public Health Director Van Do-Reynoso, could shoot from the present 578 to no less than 781 by the month’s end. It was the first time in two years of similar briefings that DoReynoso extrapolated so darkly into the future. Supervisor Bob Nelson responded by castigating the numbers as “reckless and irresponsible,” adding, “They only promote panic.” Later, he suggested they could provide lethal fodder for teens already teetering on the brink of suicide. Even without such dire projections, the latest COVID stats were sobering enough. In the past three days, the county reported 3,122 new cases — a new record — with no less than 612 active cases — another new record. The good news is that the current surge has not sparked the volume of hospitalizations or death rates occasioned by prior surges. But even so, the number of reported hospitalizations — 87, with 10 in the ICU — is significantly higher than in recent months. Of those hospitalized, 42 are at Cottage Health, which also has half the ICU caseload. The real issue is not so much bed space as it is staffing. After two years, burnout has become the new normal for many hospital workers. Nationally, there’s a critical shortage of nurses. Cottage currently employs 1,289 nurses and reports 137 vacant positions. The new variant, while not so virulent, is far more contagious. Cottage officials acknowledge their own staff — and members of their families — are getting exposed, infected, and sick. They need time off to care for themselves and their relatives. “The sheer number of cases in the community is much higher than previous surges,” stated Cottage public information officer Maria Zate in a written com-

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munication. “That is likely to mean record numbers of hospitalizations in the weeks ahead. Our hospitals are now in the position of preparing for an emergency situation that we hope does not occur.” Supervisors Nelson and Steve Lavagnino — who represent North County districts and skew more to the political right — expressed interest in learning to live with COVID rather than pursuing strategies designed to squash it. Lavagnino also suggested the eruption of new cases — sparked by the omnipresent but less virulent Omicron variant — might constitute a “backward blessing” of sorts, “burning through the population,” he said, leading eventually to the promised land of herd immunity. Supervisor Das Williams countered that Omicron could also kill twice as many people even if it’s only one-tenth as virulent; it’s that contagious. He took issue with those who complained of government overreach by unelected health-care bureaucrats. “I

‘Our hospitals are now in the position of preparing for an emergency situation that we hope does not occur.’ —Maria Zate,

Cottage Health public information officer

don’t know of any freedoms of mine that are being taken away other than having to wear a mask,” Williams stated. The only real question, he stated, “is do you take seriously the number of new hospitalization cases?” Do-Reynoso added that Omicron needs to be taken seriously no matter how less lethal it might be. Omicron has its equivalent of long-haulers, she cautioned, people whose illness drags on and recovery remains incomplete. And Public Health Officer Dr. Henning Ansorg warned about the “mass absenteeism” it’s already generated. The supervisors heard, for example, how the county’s sole acute-care psychiatric hospital stopped accepting new admissions. Driving this drastic shift are staffing shortages triggered by the Omicron variant. Better known is the outbreak at the County jail, where 208 inmates have recently tested positive. (See Ryan Cruz’s in-depth report on this at Sheriff Bill Brown said he intends to move some inmates to the new North County jail within the coming week to slow down the outbreak. He said only one of the inmates required hospitalization, and only 38 were symptomatic. Of those infected, he said 135 were unvaccinated, and 73 had been inoculated.




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Baby Girls Carpinteria Karolina Gracie Mosqueda, 11/18/2021 Goleta Layla Joy Nahar-Moore, 11/22/2021 Lompoc Arya Alfaro, 11/5/2021 Amayah Skyy Cadena Quezada, 11/11/2021 Santa Barbara Taylor Jade Marquez, 11/23/21 Vonne Puanani Cuico, 11/24/2021 Elle Hendrix Ucko, 11/27/2021 Adabelle Jayleen Pedrote, 11/29/2021

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George Gregory Lager, 11/1/2021 Samuel Duran, 11/11/2021 Bryce Henry McGregor, 11/11/2021 Goleta Isaac Aaron Robin, 11/4/2021 Timythy Elliott Turpen, 11/21/2021

Luca James Rintoul, born at 12:00 a.m. on January 1, weighing 7 lbs. 4 oz. and 20 inches long, was the first Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital birth of the year. Luca is the first child of Cortney and Joel Rintoul.

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ON THE PROWL: A total of 10 house cats, five goats, and a dog have been killed since the mountain lion’s arrival in the Painted Cave community.

Mountain Lion Stalks Painted Cave Pets

Residents Stymied and Worried by Endangered Animal’s Killings


by Madison Smoak

mountain lion that has been stalking livestock and domestic pets up in the Painted Cave community for the past year has grown bolder. It recently chased a dog into the home of longtime resident Ted Adams, whose wife, Tracy, had the presence of mind to use bear spray on the big cat to make it release the dog and leave the house. The dog was injured, but it survived. A total of 10 house cats, five goats, and a dog have been killed since the puma’s arrival, but mountain lions are protected by the California Endangered Species Act and cannot be relocated or killed. Painted Cave residents, who form a famously self-reliant community with their own radio station and volunteer fire department, have become concerned that the mountain lion — or lions; some say there are two — is getting too comfortable. Even the daily commute of cars and presence of people do not frighten the big cat.

“We know they live in the community and never have attacked a person before,” said resident Peter Hasler, “and we are reasonably careful to protect pets, but families with small children are particularly worried.” Author James Wapotich, who does not live in Painted Cave but is familiar with its trails, said he’d seen five mountain lions in his 40 years hiking the trails. They’re native to the region and have inhabited the Santa Ynez Mountains for decades, he said. John Blair, the ranch manager at Laurel Springs Retreat on Painted Cave Road, experienced a run-in with the mountain lion when it jumped a six-foot fence and killed three goats. He increased the security of the enclosure, but two goats got out and fell prey to the “murderer” and its slashing claws. “I

say ‘murder’ because this mountain lion just killed them and didn’t eat even one,” Blair said. Resident Philip Seymour, a well-known environmental attorney in Santa Barbara, heard from a neighbor of a face-off with the cat in broad daylight near Knapp’s Castle. The puma “wanted her dog, but she managed to save him by picking the little guy up, making lots of noise, and throwing rocks until the mountain lion got bored — not afraid, mind you — and went away,” Seymour recounted. According to the National Park Service, if you encounter a mountain lion, it’s better to be intimidating, waving your arms and making noise, rather than appearing small and vulnerable. Mountain lions have been classified “specially protected mammals” since the California Wildlife Protection Act passed in 1990, which made hunting them for sport illegal. The only exceptions are when an identified animal has killed livestock or pets, for public safety, or to protect bighorn sheep; any taking requires a depredation permit, according to the Department of Fish and Wildlife. The penalties for violating the wildlife act are prison for up to a year or a fine up to $10,000. However, Jenny VanSeters, who leads the neighborhood’s Mountain Ember Team, said a Fish and Wildlife biologist, Rebecca Barboza, had told her last fall: “Many people ask about relocation, and unfortunately, relocation of mountain lions is not a feasible option. Animals that are displaced from their home range become disoriented and will not know where their food, water, shelter, or competitors are.” The relocated cat would inevitably be attacked and killed by a more dominant mountain lion, Barboza had said, or would die attempting to return to its original home range. For the moment, residents were just encouraged to report new incidents. “We are a community of nature lovers and really don’t want to see harm brought to the lion, but this seems like highly unusual behavior, and it has a lot of people on edge,” n said VanSeters.

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r. Charles Fenzi announced he will be stepping down as CEO and chief medical officer of Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, the critical health-care system that provides care and treatment to those without means or documentation. Until recently, Fenzi — who turned 80 this past December and is famous for working 12-hour days — still saw patients, putting in half a shift a week. “It was one of the most pleasurable parts of my job,” he said. When Fenzi started working for the clinics in late 2011, the organization was circling the drain. Clinic doctors, he recalled, were threatening to unionize; the organization was flat broke. The Santa Barbara Foundation convened an emergency effort involving Cottage, Sansum, and CenCal to keep the clinics — a vital component of S.B.’s social safety net — solvent. Those efforts paid off. Once stabilized, the clinics expanded their services and the number of patients they see. When Fenzi started, they saw about 14,000 distinct patients a year. Today, it’s 21,000. About half receive MediCal; one third — those without documentation — pay out of pocket. About 8 percent are covered by Medicare, and 6 percent by commercial insurance.

he Santa Barbara Unified Board of Education held its first meeting of the year Tuesday over Zoom as COVID-19 cases continue to rise throughout the county with the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. It was announced that 13,000 students and all district staff members are expected to be tested by Thursday, following a huge spike in positive cases within the district. Students began returning to their classrooms on January 3, and by January 6, more than 150 students and staff members tested positive for COVID-19. The first week back, between January 3 and 7, there were at least 2,000 students and 250 staff members absent each day. On Monday, January 10, more than 4,000 students and staff members were tested for COVID-19, with 260 testing positive. “We are at a point now in our community where the number of cases is overwhelming our system’s capacity to respond,” said Susan Klein-Rothschild, former deputy director of the county Public Health Department. Klein-Rothschild explained that the Omicron variant is currently the most prevalent variant in California and much more transmissible with a shorter incubation time, meaning someone in close contact with another person infected by this variant

could become infected themselves within one to three days. There has also been a rise in fully vaccinated and boosted people being infected, though Klein-Rothschild said their symptoms are less severe than unvaccinated individuals who are infected. Any student who wants to opt out of the screening must produce a recent negative COVID-19 test. The district will continue to enforce mandatory mask wearing indoors and outdoors, and all extracurricular and sports contests are suspended until further notice. A major concern with this spike and the decision to screen the entire district was test availability, with a national rise in cases making tests extremely limited across the country. However, on January 10, the County Education Office received 56,700 at-home test kits from the state to distribute to all K-12 public schools in the county. The testing kits are intended specifically for K-12 public school students, as part of a program announced by Governor Newsom in December 2021 to meet the demand as cases spike and to ensure students could continue in-person learning safely. The tests are antigen rapid tests and include two tests per pack, administered via nasal swab with results occurring within 15 minutes. —Jun Starkey





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COVID, he explained, dramatically expanded the number of grants the clinics can compete for. Thanks to this funding, all eight individual clinics on the South Coast now provide Behavioral Wellness screening and testing. During Fenzi’s tenure, the clinics also expanded dental services and collaborated in opening two centers that focus exclusively on substance abuse and addiction issues. Fenzi’s last big project is the construction of a new three-story clinic on the city’s Eastside right across West Micheltorena Street from the existing clinic. Thus far, Fenzi has helped raise all but $1.6 million of the $6 million needed. Fenzi said he’ll be sticking around at least until mid-summer, when his successor is selected. After that, he’ll be on hand to help with the transition. Asked what he’ll do after 10 years of 12-hour days, he replied, “I don’t know. I may have to learn how to play golf.” —Nick Welsh








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alifornians seem to think changes in what constitutes “petty” theft has led to a rash of smash ’n’ grabs because such behavior was not punishable or even criminal. The current hysteria is not based on history or fact. The definition of petty theft in California has changed over the years as inflation accumulated. When I was first practicing law, the value was $200 or less. Later, it was $400 or less. The current amount was set to reflect value based on inflation and return the crime to that level of offense it originally represented. The change did not occur last year nor even in the last decade. It was done by legislative action in 2010. In 2014, this was also the subject of Proposition 14, but the same limit was adopted. Since that time, petty theft in California has in fact decreased (falling 29 percent in 2020!). The recent smash-and-grab crimes would never have been petty theft in any event. Taking any amount of property by force or violence is prosecutable as a felony carrying a prison sentence. Entering into building with the intention to steal is burglary as well, also carrying a prison sentence. Thus, if these smash-and-grab crimes are not being prosecuted as felonies, it is not the definition of petty theft that is at fault. Those pushing for revision of the more enlightened and socially salutary changes enacted by Prop. 14 have other agendas. They include prison guard unions (incarceration is down), parole and probation officers (recidivism is down), prosecutors (crime is down), vindictive people who believe that punishment is a necessary part of a civilized society, and political opportunists who cynically adopt false but emotional agendas for their own personal advancement. They are offering AB 1603 to advance their interests. Californians, please stay rational and support a society that pursues justice for all.

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he Independent’s “Ortega Park Renovation Grant Denied” was a brief account as to why the $8.5 million grant application to the State Parks Department was not funded. The report stated that the preservation of the iconic Chicano murals became a focal point impacting the grant application and the city’s legislative process. All of this might have been avoided if the city would have approached the public in 2020, when the state issued the grant notice. Instead, the city relied on its 2018 outreach efforts, during which I had asked what the fate of the murals would be. They said preservation would be discussed later, which became November 2020, when the public was told all the murals would be demolished. The Ortega Park Mural Rescue Committee soon took shape with the guidance of public art experts in Santa Barbara, California, and the Southwest. A petition with more than 1,000 signatures, a video documentary, and a community rally with more than 200 people proved that the city’s 2018 outreach was insufficient. The city waited until the summer of 2021 to broker a meeting. The public was told that the grant approval would be announced at the end of the summer. My gut told me to follow up with the city before the year ended, knowing that earlier in December, Lompoc and Santa Maria had received significant State Parks grants from a separate pot of money. On January 4, I received confirmation from the city that the grant was denied. I later learned the outcome was emailed to City Council on December 13. Looking forward, the neighborhood needs District 1 City Councilmember Alejandra Gutierrez to provide leadership so residents can work effectively with the city. We want to ensure that Ortega Park becomes a historic landmark and restore the park as a robust space for cultural activities that will be enjoyed by all.

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obituaries Mary Elizabeth Ryder 1/25/1920 - 12/8/2021

Mary Elizabeth Ryder died in her sleep at the age of 101 at Cliff View Terrace in Santa Barbara on December 8, 2021. She was a resident of Santa Barbara for 56 years. Mary was born on June 25, 1920 in Minneapolis, MN. She attended MacMurray College in Illinois and the University of Minnesota School of Art. She married James DeWitt Kline on June 19, 1942. During their 40 year marriage, they raised two children and lived in Oregon, Washington, D.C., Cairo, Egypt, and California. Early in her career Mary designed the instrument panel of the first post-war Ford and the Magic Chef range dials and timers. She worked as map librarian at the National Geographic Society; designed and produced a line of notecards based on Egyptian folk art motifs; and was a skilled quilter and needlewoman, designing and publishing a new version of the quilting pattern, Cathedral Window. Following the death of her husband in 1982, Mary spent many happy years with Robert Dunbar until his death. Mary was meticulous, observant, and curious. All forms of life fascinated her. She did not own a TV, a Kindle, a computer or a cell phone. Until the age of 99 she read voraciously. She loved the piano music of Dvorak and Chopin. She is survived by a daughter, Victoria Kline, PhD, retired librarian, of Santa Barbara; a son, James S. Kline, MD, retired physician, of Seattle, and his two daughters, Melissa Kline-Struhl, PhD, behavioral scientist and Heather Kline, PhD, aeronautical engineer. The family thanks the staffs of Wood Glen Hall, Mission Terrace and Cliff View Terrace for their kind attention to Mary during her final years.



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Janet Hartman Larson 7/15/1925 - 10/22/2021

Passed away on 22 October 2021 at her daughter Jane Larson’s home in Berkeley. She was 96. Janet was born in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the formidable Janet Patterson Hartman, a single mother, career woman and boarding house keeper. Her older beloved sister, Virginia (Aunt Gigi to her nieces) served in the WAVES during World War II. Janet graduated with a degree in Home Economics at Carnegie Mellon in 1947. With a friend, she headed straight to New York City where they made their way to the large retail stores that made NYC famous. She eventually became a buyer like her mother. She met Glenn F Larson in 1953 through a mutual friend who knew they both liked martinis. They married a year later. The young city couple set out to upstate New York, where they bought a Toro equipment franchise and a pre-revolutionary war farmhouse on 200 acres. As Janet said, “I knew I wanted the farm as soon as we saw it.” They had two daughters, Ann and Jane, and many chickens, goats, dogs. Janet cultivated an enormous organic garden. She often described this time as one of the best of her life. It was here Janet led her first Girl Scout troop. Ever adventurous, Janet and Glenn moved to Santa Barbara in 1965, settling into a house on Arbolado Road and making lifelong friends. Janet was an active community member during her 35 years in Santa Barbara. As a Girl Scout leader, she gave scores of girls opportunities to backpack in the Santa Barbara backcountry and Sierra (“I thought it would be fun”, she recalled) and travel to Europe and Mexico. Later she was a docent for the Santa Barbara Art Museum, volunteered at the Botanical Gardens and several primary schools, and started a successful cottage industry. In her 60s and 70s she travelled extensively with her sister, usually through the Elder Hostel/Roads Scholar program, and in her 80s and 90s she took several “last trips” with Jane and family. She moved with Glenn to the Rossmoor community in Walnut Creek to be closer to Jane and

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their grandson in 2000. Once again, she made good friends and gave to the community through the Democratic Club and several other organisations. Glenn and Virginia died in 2010. Janet lived on her own, full of interest in others, politics and gardening through the COVID-19 pandemic, only moving to an assisted living facility in mid 2021. Her last months were no different from how she lived her life, as an innately good person who was always pleasant and more interested in others than herself. She is survived by her daughters and grandson who happily adopted her cat, Gigi. She will be remembered as a generous, kind, woman who made a difference in people’s lives and never shirked from hard work. As she wrote in her diary when she was 90, she aimed to “do something for someone every day.”

Frank Dobyns

8/31/1932 - 1/2/2022

Frank Dobyns, born Aug 31, 1932 in Long Beach, CA died on Jan 2, 2022 at his home in Santa Barbara from ALS. He graduated from high school in Long Beach in 1950 and moved to Santa Barbara to attend UCSB where he graduated with a Master’s degree in 1955 and then taught school in Santa Barbara until 1965. He married Phyllis Elaine Parent in 1955. They lived in Santa Barbara most of their 60 plus years of marriage. Phyllis died in 2014. They had a full life and lived nearly 30 years on the East coast in NY, D.C., and Connecticut. They retired young and spent 5 years sailing the Caribbean and then for 20 years split their time between Santa Barbara, Vail and Cape Cod with their son and daughter-in-law, and in Villefranche sur Mer, France with their daughter and son-in-law. They lived an active and adventurous life. He is survived by his son Peter, daughter-in-law Tanya, and two granddaughters Taylor and Tory,


his daughter Shelley, son-in-law Riccardo and three step-granddaughters Gianna, Bianca and Sofia and his partner of the last 7 years, Alexandra Cole.

Martha Louise Miller 2/17/1952 - 12/19/2021

Martha Louise Miller (née Milne), also known affectionately as Sessa to many, passed away tragically from the effects of ALS at the age of 69. Martha was born at Saint Francis Hospital in Santa Barbara, California. She was the daughter of William and Reva Milne; both deceased. Her surviving sisters are Laura Wildman and Paula Milne. Her brother Daniel preceded her in death in 1994. She married the love of her life Ross Allen Miller on October 16, 1971 in Santa Barbara. They had two children; Matthew Ross Miller and Amanda Kathleen Ritchie. Amanda preceded her in death in May 2019. Her precious grandchildren are Sabrina Graham, Sawyer Ritchie, Ava Ritchie and Finnly Ritchie. Nieces and Nephews are; Nathaniel Milne, Katrina Milne, Jennifer Milne, Heath Milne and Heather Reyes. She attended McKinley, Ellwood, La Colina and San Marcos schools in Santa Barbara. Martha was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses at the age of 16. She had an unceasing love for her Creator and was fearless in telling anyone and everyone of the hope in her heart. That hope included the resurrection of the dead to an earthly Paradise as promised in John 5:28 where it says, “all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out,” and in Revelation 21:4 where it says, “death will be no more, the former things will pass away.” Martha was an eternal optimist with a bright smile and cheery disposition even in the face of heartbreaking tragedy. She had a generous spirit and wrote hundreds of cards and letters to everyone she knew (and some she didn’t know) to comfort or just to say hello. When she could no longer speak, she still conveyed her love and concern by cards and texts. She loved old movies, particularly Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. This passion was instilled in all of Reva’s children. She was a wonderful artist, seamstress and poet. She painted Disney characters to perfection on the walls of her grandchildren’s bedrooms. She loved getting

together with her sisters for crafting. Painting rocks was a favorite project. She also excelled at Scrabble like her mother. A truly loving, bright spot is missing in our lives. See you in Paradise our dear girl. A Zoom service is to be announced.

Olga (Gina) Todaro Lane 2/3/1957 - 11/28/2021

Olga (Gina) passed unexpectedly on November 28, 2021, at her home in Ventura CA. She was born February 3, 1957, in Mt. Shasta, CA, the daughter of Pietro Todaro and Rosie Bernardi. She graduated from Santa Barbara High School, Class of 1976. Following her graduation, she married Bill Lane and lived in Santa Barbara where they gave birth to their daughter Patricia Lane (Humbles). The family then relocated to Arroyo Grande, Ojai, and settled in Ventura in 2011. She devoted her life to her family. She was a caring wife, a proud mother, and a loving Nona that worshiped her grandchildren. A true friend. The memory of her beautiful smile will warm our hearts forever. She preceded her husband Bill Lane, her daughter Patricia Humbles (Michael Humbles), and her grandchildren Hadley and William Humbles. Her stepson Joe Lane and stepdaughter Robin Hawkins. The Bernardi family in Santa Barbara, Florida, and The Lane family in Ventura. A mass will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, January 17, 2022, at Mt Carmel Church in Montecito, CA She loved her precious cat, named Brandy, forever at the Give to Pets Sanctuary. Those who wish to remember Olga Gina Lane in lieu of flowers please donate to The Give to Pets Foundation (Santa Barbara) or to Mt. Carmel Church (Montecito)

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2/21/1948 - 11/25/2021

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Donald Elmer Becker 10/16/1933 - 12/24/2021

Don is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Doris, son Andre (Ray) and daughter Renee’ Rudd (Curt). The family asks that in lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Don’s life do so by donating to Hillside House (hillsidesb. org/donate).

Henry “Hank” Gomez 9/25/1930 - 11/2/2021

On November 25, 2021, Sharon Murov Major suddenly passed away, at home, of natural causes. She was born on February 21, 1948, in Ukiah, Calif. When four, she and her family moved to the “Gold country,” Sonora, Ca., which she adored. When she was ten, the family moved to Merced, Ca., which she didn’t adore. While at Merced, she was a cheerleader and played the clarinet in the school marching band. She attended the newly opened UC Santa Cruz before transferring to UCSB in 1968, where she received her B.A. in Social-Psychology. In 1968, on a magical Fall Day outside of UBSB’s Campbell Hall, she met her future husband, Mike, who, when he regained his senses, realized he just met the woman he had been looking for his entire life. They were Married in July 1969. Sharon and Mike started a family in 1972 when they adopted two infant children: a son, Solomon, and their daughter, Graham. Sharon was an amazing woman with many talents, some of which led to her becoming the dining reviewer for Montecito Magazine and The Independent, before starting her own dining journal, The Major Guide. Then, in 1988, she was back at UCSB as the PR Director for the UCSB Art Museum. She delighted in working with the museum staff, donors, and her beloved students and brought a new approach to her job, where she energized the arts community by attracting people from outside, such as Drama, Music, Dance, ROTC, etc., and turned the arrival of each new exhibit into a gala event. Sharon reluctantly retired in 2000, having become afflicted with crippling, neuropathic pain. She bravely fought that pain with enough courage to fuel the 3rd Marine Division. She was a mighty-mite in a 120 lb. package. Head-turning gorgeous on the outside, equally matched by the beauty inside, Sharon was born with a smile on her face and had a reservoir of joy that she displayed in a beguiling, disarming way. She was an unabashed square, who’s favorite T.V. shows were on Hallmark. Possessed of an uncanny moral compass, Sharon always knew what was right and wrong. To those closest to her, Sharon’s sudden passing has left a wretched, aching void of misery. Sweet Sharon, a final good-bye.

Donald Elmer Becker, 88, passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve in Santa Barbara, surrounded by his loving family. Born in St. Louis, MO to Elmer and Josephine Becker, Don assumed a leadership role in his household after the early death of his father. He followed his father’s career path into pharmacy, receiving his degree from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy at the age of 20, a year before he was old enough to practice as a pharmacist. As an army pharmacist, Don was stationed in Berlin, Germany. It was there that he met his future wife, Doris Pannier. Returning to the U.S., the young couple chose Santa Barbara as their new home in 1960. Don joined Cottage Hospital and then Thrifty Drug before opening his own business, La Cumbre Pharmacy, in 1968. He sold La Cumbre in 1979, but continued to work until his retirement in 2013, at age 80. Don was a devoted family man and father of two. He and Doris built a swimming pool in their Goleta back yard which became a centerpiece of the neighborhood where many local children learned to swim. Don was a dedicated supporter of Hillside House, a residential home for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and served on the organization’s board of directors for 50 years. He joined his wife Doris to become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), specially trained volunteers who are court-appointed to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children within the court system. Don was a man of many interests and hobbies. His passion for flying led him to pursue a private pilot’s license and the enjoyment of many jaunts with his family. Both avid travelers, he and Doris hop-scotched the globe in their retirement, along with visits to their children in Anchorage, Alaska and New York City. In addition to coins, Don was a devoted collector of bad jokes and puns, and never shied away from sharing his finds with others. Those who knew him will remember his easy smile, gentle manner, and (corny) sense of humor.

In the early morning hours of November 2 , 2021 Henry, “Hank” Gomez, a native son of Santa Barbara passed away in Henderson, Nevada where he had retired several years ago. Hank was born on September 25 , 1930 to parents Carmen Reynoso and Pioquinto Gomez in Santa Barbara. He was predeceased by both his parents along with brothers Raymond Gomez, Richard Gomez, Rueben Gomez, and Robert Gomez as well as his sisters Angelina Gomez, and Esperanza Aceves. He is survived by sisters Gloria Phillips of Ojai, California and Lupe Unzueta of Oxnard, California. Hank attended local schools and graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1949 where he was involved in many sports and found his love for golf, which later led him to golfing for decades with the Los Paisanos. Post- graduation he served in the US Army and was one of the 101st Airborne Division where he fought in the Korean War as a paratrooper. He also fought with the 187th Airborne RCT and received a purple heart. After his service he returned home and fulfilled his dream of working in a print shop. He married Eulalia “Lolly”Mendoza in 1953 and together they had five children: Angelina Hernandez (Manuel), Henry Jr (deceased), Elizabeth Shanen (Scott), Mark Gomez (Mary Beth), and Kathleen Gomez (deceased). His grandchildren include: Kathleen Papandrea, Robin Wood, Courtney Castanza, Pauleen Ceja, Megan Burger, Candis Church, Allyson Avila, Jay Shanen, Schuyler Shanen, Dylan Shanen, Steven Shanen, and Alia Shiefer. He also has more than two dozen greatgrandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. After Lolly’s passing he was blessed to have had a second life marrying Lucy Torres in 1987. Together with their daughter, Marissa they traveled and experienced life outside of Santa Barbara including Mexico and many

other states where he was able to golf and make many new friends along the way. His family will remember him for his positive attitude towards life, openness to all people, incredible energy, and the 91 welllived years he gave the world. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. Services will be held on January 22, 2022 at Calvary Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. followed by Celebration of Life at Tuckers Grove area 5. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to support his youngest grandson, Steven Shanen age 23 who is currently fighting a rare form of cancer: https://gofun-me/d33b016d or mail to: Steven Shanen 290 Brandon Dr. Goleta, Ca 93117

Lorraine Frances Perry 10/10/1921 - 12/30/2021

Lorraine was truly a daughter of Santa Barbara. On her maternal side she is a direct descendent of several early Californio families, including Cota, Dominquez, and Sanchez . These families were from the Spanish Army soldiers who founded the Presidio of Santa Barbara in 1782. Her maternal grandfather was Daniel Martin the first Santa Barbara Chief of Police in 1900. Lorraine just had her 100th birthday and had the good fortune of spending her entire life in Santa Barbara. She attended local schools: Wilson Elementary, La Cumbra Junior High, Santa Barbara High School and Santa Barbara State College. Growing up in the 1920s and 1930s was a very different Santa Barbara. There were small closely knit neighborhoods: La Mesa, San Roque, Samarkand and the Riviera had not yet been developed. Life was simpler and she was able to develop numerous friendships that lasted for her lifetime. After her school years she went to work for General Telephone, and eventually 35 years running the switchboard for Saint Francis Hospital. They had to close the facility for her to retire. The primary social life of the time consisted of community dances. She shared stories about going to Lompoc and Santa Ynez for barn dances. Also shared memories of dances in Santa Barbara too. In 1943 at a USO dance at the Veteran’s Memorial Center on Cabrillo Boulevard she met the love of her life, William Perry. He was a


member of the Army Air Corps preparing to ship off to Iwo Jima. Where he spent the remainder of the war. Upon his return in 1946 they were married and started a family and settled into Santa Barbara life. As previously noted, Lorraine’s Santa Barbara/California heritage ran deep. Both her parents were also born in California before the turn of the last century. She is preceded in death by her father, Arthur Bernard de Rutte, her mother Dora Martin de Rutte, and her son, Michael William Perry. She will be missed by family members including: daughter Suzanne Beck of Grass Valley (Edward), son Roger Perry of Santa Barbara, grandchildren: William Hagel (Alice), Benjamin Hagel (Savannah), Theresa Jeanne Perry – Douglas( Nathan), Brian Mitchell Perry and seven great grandchildren. Service will be held at 10:00 AM, January 14, 2022 at Holy Cross Church, 1740 Cliff Drive, followed by graveside service at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in Lorraine’s memory to Holy Cross Catholic Church or The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation.

Allan John Fiedtkou 4/20/1947 - 12/2/2021

Musician and singer Allan Fiedtkou was larger than life. Born in British Guyana, South America, he and his Family Band came to America about 28 years ago and took root in Santa Barbara. He died of natural causes on December 2. He is survived by his loving wife Gem, his children, two grandchildren and other family in New York and Guyana. Friends and family are invited. Celebration of life! Sunday January 16, 2022. Hope Community Church. 2255 Modoc Rd. Santa Barbara. 10AM Church service 11:15AM Memorial celebration. 12:15 Lunch (Outside) Ps: Please email me at if you’d like to attend. (Service will be streamed LIVE).

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Bonnie Jean Wasilko-Bonillo died on November 20, 2021. Bonnie was a lifelong resident of Santa Barbara where she attended San Marcos High School. She was an amazing softball player and surfer in her younger years. Her model like looks did not go unnoticed to her best friend and high school sweetheart, Christian Bonillo. They quickly married right out of high school. Her first child, daughter Bianca Blu was born not long after. A few years later, her son Christian Skyler was born. Bonnie and Christian lived on Nopal Street for over 40 years. Together, the two of them built the biggest house on the block with their bare hands. Bonnie knew and loved everyone in the neighborhood. She enjoyed waving to passerby’s from her front porch. But, If you ever drove down Nopal a mile or two over the limit, you would have surely heard her famous “slow down!” Her heart saw no prejudice, from the homeless woman that she saved all of her cans for to the police officer that would just stop by to say hi. She worked for 20 years taking care of handicap adults in Santa Barbara. Bonnie loved friends, life, Country music, and mostly her family. For years she would host Christmas, where friends and family would come to gather to open presents and of course listen to the Beatles. Her sense of humor and quick wit was legendary. She had the unique ability to make everyone in the room laugh with her edgy jokes. Bonnie is survived by her daughter, Bianca Bonillo-Polan; her son, Christian “Sky” Bonillo and his wife, Melissa; her best friend and brother, Michael Wasilko of Santa Barbara; her sister, Wendy Wasilko of Twin Oaks; her sister, Sonya Freeman of Las Vegas; her grandchildren, Tahlia, Priscilla, Tyler, Aciano and Trevor; her nieces, Shilo and Dezirae; her nephews, Brody and Joel; her great nephews, Nicco and Giani; her very dear “best pal,” Edward Fish, who we are so grateful for the friendship and love that he gave to our Bonnie; and her best friend since childhood, Mary Timmons. Bonnie is preceded in death by her parents, John and Darleen Wasilko, her sister Vickie Wasilko and her beloved Boxer Butter. Bonnie was a friend to any and all no matter who they were or where they came from. She was the best protector to all people and animals. She is now an angel where she will continue to protect all whom she loves. This past Thanksgiving brought her entire family together for the first time in 25 years where we celebrated our beautiful mom, sister, grandma, aunt and friend. We would like to extend the invitation





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Dying Well

At Heaven’s Door W illiam Peters subtitled his new

book At Heaven’s Door: What Shared Journeys to the Afterlife Teach About Dying Well and Living Better. In just 13 words, he sums up his life’s work and that of the Shared Crossing Project and its Research Initiative, which he founded here in Santa Barbara. The Project studies extraordinary end-oflife experiences, focusing on shareddeath experiences, in which a loved one or caregiver is allowed to witness a dying person’s journey from this life by Hilary Dole Klein • photos by Erick Madrid into what lies beyond. The poet Robin Skelton famously declared: “Death is the only mystery we all solve.” But Peters’s work on the threshold between life and death demonstrates that death’s great mystery can be investigated, assessed, and unlocked by listening to the stories of those who have shared the death of another. He is at the forefront of a profound change in the way death is approached, and he says the Santa Barbara community has played a big part in this. I myself have participated in two early workshops led by Peters. An anthology of 28 extraordinary personal stories about death and dying, At Heaven’s Door recounts the various manifestations a shared death might take. It could be anticipated or unexpected, peaceful or painful, sad or tragic, but also full of wonder — every death as unique as a birth. Each story has been chosen to illustrate what the Shared Crossing Project has learned about deaths experi- “I also worked in the AIDS epidemic and heard stories, good fit for them.” Since he was classically trained as a psyenced by two or more people, some shared at the bedside, beautiful stories, of shared-death experiences.” His family chotherapist, his practice increasingly dealt with grief from others at a distance. The stories were culled from 150 has seen a lot of cancer, and he lived and worked in Cen- bereavement as a means toward psycho-spiritual growth. interviews, some of which can be accessed at the Shared tral and South America through two civil wars. “Death That same year, he attended a lecture by Raymond Crossing Story Library. The book is enjoyably readable, was something that was not foreign to me. But I had a Moody, who coined the phrase “near-death experience” (NDE) in the ’70s, and whose book, Life After Life, has even addictive. As with books on the lives of the Saints, push-pull with it; I felt drawn to it, but I resisted it.” sold more than 13 million copies. As Moody described each story contains its own miracle. A marriage and family therapist with degrees from his new focus, the shared-death experience (SDE), Peters Harvard and UC Berkeley, Peters had two near-death In 2009, after two years in Brazil, Peters and his family realized that he was already familiar with this. experiences as a young man and even experienced a moved to Santa Barbara — for the weather, he says, and “I made a commitment to myself that I was going to shared death, floating out of his body along with the spirit the small community. Also, having been raised in Los explore the shared-death experience and find ways that I of a dying man while sitting with him at the Zen Hospice Altos and living in the Bay Area, he didn’t want long drives. could help people have them.” Peters started giving talks Project in San Francisco. “Being able to witness this was a “I was fortunate to get a position at the Family Therapy on end-of-life experiences, and he started his first group, divine gift — even if I didn’t quite understand it,” he says. Institute. I was fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, so I was a called Life Beyond Death, in 2011. “I wanted to bring

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people together to discuss the literature, what we know about what happens at death, the near-death experience, and end-of-life experiences, including pre-death dreams and visions, post-death visitations, after-death communications, synchronicities, and more.” When he first announced the group to the Family Therapy Institute and his colleagues, he says, “I was really fearful of what I’d been fearful of all the time: that I would be ostracized from my community, that I would be considered outside the fold of mental health and

As part of the workshop, I was interviewed, before and after, by Dr. Michael Kinsella, chief researcher for the Institute. A few years later, I enrolled in Doing Death Differently, which was put on jointly with Hospice of Santa Barbara. It also covered research about death and dying, along with pre-death and post-death synchronicities, dreams, and visions; post-death communications; and profound spiritual experiences with the beyond. I could see how Peters was by then formalizing the research the Institute was doing, developing a topography and a vocabulary for where it was taking him. As I sat with him on his deck recently, enjoying a morning of post-rain sunshine, Peters stated, “This is now not a question of whether this stuff exists or not. That question is over. The question is: What is it? What’s going on here? Here are the features; here are —William Peters the phenomena. Let’s run it. Let’s ask them these quesinto woo-woo, New-Agey spiritual stuff.” That didn’t tions, and let’s qualitatively assess. And so that’s what we happen. The directors of FTI, Debra Manchester and did—we coded everything.” The research has recently Don MacMannis, and the community at large were been published in the American Journal of Hospice and very supportive. Peters has also received a great deal Palliative Medicine. of philanthropic support from local foundations and One component of the Shared Crossing Project has individuals. been for a loved one to take a course, now called the The groups took off. “I was getting calls from people Pathway Program, together with the person whose who were friends of people in that first pilot group, say- death has been foretold by age or illness. (Currently, ing, ‘If you do this again, I want to do it.’ And then, ‘By anyone can enroll in the program.) At Heaven’s Door the way, I’ve had this experience…,’ which was basically includes a story from Steven Crandell, who brought his an end-of-life experience, some sort of shared crossing.” father to a group. Larry Crandell was an iconic personPeters did 12 groups in the first four or five years. “The ality whose support of local philanthropies earned him word got out. We were talking about how to have a good the title “Mr. Santa Barbara.” death, and how to have a more spiritual death, and how “My dad was skeptical of any kind of supernatuto honor all these experiences.” ral aspect,” Steven says. “He was very intuitive but Peters found that more than half the people in the not religious. He celebrated life, and he was fearful groups would share an experience around death and of death, but he did it for me out of love.” dying. A lot of those were uncomfortable or undesirable Speaking from Belleview, WA, where he is experiences, primarily over-medicalized deaths—that director of content for Spiritual Directors Interwas a big one, he says. Many of the stories involving national, Steven says, “Companioning people shared deaths had never been told, or believed, because into death made a lot of sense to me. As Hamof taboos labeling them as hallucinations or the medical let said, ‘There are more things in Heaven and profession dismissing them as pathologies. “They have Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your had what is perhaps the most profound experience of philosophy.’ a lifetime, and the majority of these experiencers feel “We went to group on a weekly basis. For overwhelmingly that they can’t share it.” As one leader of my dad in his eighties, the workshop parhospice told Peters: “This is the secret of hospice. These ticipants became his audience, and he loved things happen all the time, but we don’t talk about them.” it — he was very social. This was a place “I stand as a scholar, an expert myself in these experi- where he felt fearful and not very confident, ences, who has devoted my life to studying them. Not but he found himself there.” As it turned out, Steven’s sister Leslie only have I had them, but I’ve worked with hundreds of clients who’ve had them,” Peters says. “These experi- and their niece Sarah were the ones in the ences need to be honored for what they are. I know room with Larry, when they both sudthey are real, I know they are healthy, and I know they denly heard the loud, beautiful singing of birds outside the window. Leslie recounts are gifts.” that her father “opened his eyes, and he looked toward the window, and he Enticed by the title, Life Beyond Death, and by rec- smiled … and then he was gone.” Sarah ommendations of friends, I joined a group in 2014. I also saw an image of golden light and found Peters to be a gifted speaker—open, energetic, Larry walking away, arm in arm with empathic, and curious. His enthusiasm about his work his two brothers and mother. “He was was infectious. I was enthralled by his description of his looking back over his shoulder, like, own NDE at the age of 17 in a skiing accident, riveted by ‘Yeah, it’s okay. I’m good,’ ” she said. the details and stunned by the possibilities it opened up. “Larry was trained in this,”

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to be honored for what they are. I know they are real, I know they are healthy, and I know they are gifts.’

explains Peters. “We help people with the protocols. That is, we teach them how, when you’re dying, as you’re crossing over, to call back to your loved ones and to let them know that you are safe, well cared for, and happy. That’s the goal.” Each death in At Heaven’s Door illustrates some type of a shared crossing, which Peters has placed on a Spectrum of End-of-Life Experiences. Bliss and joy radiate from some of the stories, as well as an unexpected calm. “Shared crossings provide comfort and peace that their loved ones are alive and well somewhere, and that they will see them again. They feel that they, too, will survive human death and go to a benevolent afterlife. The profoundness of the experience is so galvanizing that it catalyzes a great deal of personal growth and personal transformation.” Although his story is not in the book, Francis Estep took the Shared Crossing training with his mother, Diana, a highly regarded Waldorf teacher. “I am stubbornly skeptical,” he wrote to me, “but am also deeply engaged in Buddhist study and meditation, which has encouraged an openness. I went into the class with a certain reserve but willingness to explore…. Some of the protocols were helpful to wrapping things up between me and my mother. It helped us to find an extra layer of peace in our relationship.” At the time of Diana’s death, Francis was on the phone in the other room. “My response was part irritation that I had not been by her side, since one of the protocols was to ask her to bring me along with her as she passed, so that I knew she was okay.” But six weeks later, he had what Peters identifies as a post-death vision. He found himself traveling through a cold, artic environment, “quiet, deeply peaceful. I eventually came upon a gathering of people sitting in a circle, and in the middle of them, seated on a throne of sorts, was a lady. I knew it was my mother. All the people around

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her were mesmerized. She was holding court. And I knew she was okay.” Peters uses the nomenclature “shared crossing” because “journey” is a dominant motif in the shared-death experience. There can be different stages along the way: You might witness light or heavenly realms or a life review. Or you might experience yourself out of body and enter a different dimension or see a being take charge. “If there’s anything that I’m most excited about, it’s that I had always felt there was a presence, a force that was guiding this whole thing and managing this transition. I named it the Conductor.” The Conductor shows up in the book several times, including during the passing of Peters’s own father, which can be seen as serendipity, or a gift, coming as it did shortly before the manuscript was due. It probably helped, too, that Peters was able to train his parents in the protocols. His story becomes a moving finale for At Heaven’s Door.

Ending the Silence

The book aims chiefly to end the silence around the shared-death experience. According to Peters, “If there’s anything you can’t argue with, it’s in the data. I am an advocate for the normalization of these experiences and the inclusion of them in our end-of-life care and health care in general — across-the-board knowledge and preparation for them. If someone knows that death is coming, when a dying process begins, they should know about these experiences.” Laughing, he adds, “Then I won’t have to work as hard to advocate for this.” After Rod Lathim wrote the play Unfinished Business, about his shared-

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death experience with his mother and the many, many people who showed up, he became friends with Peters. His story is in the archives. “I produced the play three different times,” Lathim says. “After every show, people would come up to me and say, ‘Can I call you? … Can I email you? … I need to tell you about something.…’ I’ve had so many people say to me, ‘I have never told this to anyone before, but I think you are going to get it.’ “I am pleased he has done this book,” he adds, “because I think that little by little, people are becoming aware. It’s not something Western medicine is embracing yet. Science is not embracing it yet, but probably in our lifetimes, we will be able to document and acknowledge some of the realities we can’t see or touch…. And someday, those people who roll their eyes are going to go, ‘OH MY GOD!’” I will admit that the two workshops changed me, shifting my perspective on death, demystifying it, and making it less taboo and more intriguing. The stories in the book reaffirmed my feelings about the inevitable coming of death, making me less averse, less fearful, less repudiating, and more hopeful, more ready to embrace the awesome. Unquestionably, I regret that I had not learned of these phenomena before my mother died. I believe it would have made a difference in our mutual misunderstandings and our ability to comfort each other. What an adventure we could have had! I console myself, however, with the certainty that there will be other deaths in my life to do better.

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The 355 (PG13): Fri, Tue-Thur: 4:45, 7:30. Sat-Mon: 2:00, 4:45, 7:30. Sing 2 (PG13): Fri, Tue-Thur: 4:30, 5:40, 7:05. Sat-Mon: 1:45, 3:05, 4:30, 5:40, 7:05. Encanto (PG): Fri, Tue-Thur: 4:55. Sat-Mon: 2:20. Nightmare Alley (R): Fri-Thur: 8:00. Venom: Let There Be Carnage (PG13): Fri-Thur 8:15. The King’s Man (R): Fri-Thur: 4:50, 7:45. Sat-Mon: 1:55, 4:50, 7:45.


Licorice Pizza (R): Fri, Tue-Thur: 4:45, 7:45. Sat-Mon: 1:15, 4:45, 7:45. The Matrix Resurrections (R): Fri, Tue-Thur: 8:00. Sat-Mon: 2:05, 8:00. West Side Story (PG13): Fri-Thur: 4:00, ARLINGTON 7:20. 1317 STATE STREET SANTA BARBARA House of Gucci (R): Fri, Tue-Thur: 4:10. 805-963-9580 Sat-Mon: 1:25, 4:10. Spider-Man: No Way Home (PG13): American Underdog (PG): Fri, Tue-Thur: 5:20, 7:30. Sat-Mon: 1:20, 5:20, 7:30. Fri-Thur: 3:45, 7:00.


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John Madden Loved Santa Maria Tri-Tip M

VINTAGE MADDEN: Thomas Kelsey was a student photographer at Cal Poly when he followed Oakland Raiders coach John Madden, an alumnus of the school, on the sidelines and in the locker room when the Raiders hosted the San Diego Chargers at Oakland in 1975. The Santa Barbara High band performed at halftime. The Raiders won the game, 25-0. The following season, Madden led the Raiders to a 32-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl XI.


illennials and Gen-Zers know John Madden as the namesake of a popular video game franchise, but what really defined him in flesh and blood was his passion for the body-smashing game of football. He reveled in it as a coach, most famously for 10 years with the wild and crazy Oakland Raiders, and as a kinetic TV broadcaster who brought viewers into the action. Madden began his coaching career in 1960 at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria while earning a master’s degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where he had played some football and baseball. Santa Barbara native Ernie Zampese, who was on the Hancock staff, recalled several years ago that Madden “was an extremely bright guy. He had that persona. He was a leader. He loved being that guy.” When I had a conversation with Madden himself about his friendship with Zampese, a longtime NFL assistant coach, he talked at length about the Santa Maria tri-tip barbecue that both enjoyed. Besides football, food—the hearty kind, not the gourmet kind—was one of Madden’s favorite topics. He met his future wife, Virginia Fields, in a Pismo Beach bar when both were Cal Poly students. They were married on December 26, 1959, at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Santa Maria. They had two sons. Virginia Madden gave a rare interview to the Santa Barbara News-Press in 1984, divulging that during her husband’s high-pressure coaching years, “if there were problems at home, I didn’t discuss them. I didn’t want to add to his problems.” The decade Madden worked for Al Davis’s Raiders was both sweaty and sweet, peaking with a triumph in Super Bowl XI. His NFL coaching record was 103-32-7. “Winning is a great deodorant,” he once said. He died last month at his home in Pleasanton, two days after his and Virginia’s 62nd anniversary, one of the most colorful figures in sports gone but not forgotten. The sense of humor that often exploded from Madden seems to be lacking in many present-day coaches. Alabama’s Nick Saban is notoriously grim, although I suspect he can loosen up behind closed doors after watching him subvert his reputation in a TV commercial.

Curtice had a 14-36 record as Stanford’s head coach before he came to UCSB. His son Jim recalled that after a loss to UCLA, he was asked what was the turning point of the game. “When they played ‘The Star-Spangled Banner,’ ” he replied. Curtice retired with a winning record at UCSB and was named College Division Coach of the Year in 1965 when the Gauchos went 8-2. One of their signature wins was by a 3-0 score at Hawai‘i on a field that was swamped by heavy rain. Curtice joked that when they looked for the ball that Steve Ford had kicked for the winning field goal, they found out it was a catfish. When the old coach was a candidate for cardiac surgery, his Santa Barbara physician recommended Stanford’s medical center. Curtice thought it over and decided to choose another venue so he could “live to coach another day.” Daugherty settled in Santa Barbara after his retirement. He died in 1987, outliving his friend Curtice by five years. A gallery of Hall of Fame players and coaches attended his funeral at the Old Mission. During his coaching days, Daugherty resisted bringing religion into the game. “All those football coaches who hold dressing-room prayers before a game should be forced to attend church once a week,” he said. “The good Lord has more to worry about than the outcome of a football game.” Francie Daugherty, the coach’s wife, who is buried with him at Calvary Cemetery, told me an interesting story about Duffy’s relationship with Bear Bryant, the legendary Alabama coach. Daugherty ran an “Underground Railroad” at

And Other Legendary Football Coaches’ Connections to Santa Barbara County by John Zant Old-school coaches like Duffy Daugherty, who fielded some of the nation’s most powerful teams at Michigan State in the ’50s and ’60s, could find levity in a crushing defeat. His heavily favored Spartans were upset by UCLA, 14-12, in the 1966 Rose Bowl game. “After we lost to UCLA, I caught the flu and had to go to bed,” Daugherty related. “Here comes this telegram saying, ‘The Board of Trustees wishes you a speedy recovery by a vote of 4 to 3.’ ” Daugherty had actually fled from Pasadena to Santa Barbara, where he played golf with his old friend “Cactus” Jack Curtice, the coach of UCSB’s erstwhile football team and another man who could handle defeat with humor—and he had more practice at it than Daugherty. 26


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Michigan State, loading his teams with outstanding players from the Deep South. One such player, Jimmy Raye, was the first Black quarterback of a national championship team. Before segregation broke down at Alabama — thanks in no small part to Santa Barbara’s Sam Cunningham and the 1970 USC team — Bryant recommended several Southern Black players to his friend at Michigan State. In return, Francie Daugherty said, her husband told Bryant about a promising quarterback from Pennsylvania who did not meet Michigan State’s academic requirements. Joe Namath wound up at Alabama and led the Crimson Tide to the 1966 national title. Another witty coach from that era was USC’s John McKay. After the Trojans suffered a 51-0 loss to Notre Dame, he told his team, “All those who need showers, take them.” He coached the Tampa Bay Bucs in their inaugural season when they went 0-14, and when a reporter asked about his team’s execution, McKay replied, “I’m in favor of it.” Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly twisted that zinger into an unfunny comment after a game last season. “I’m in favor of execution,” he said. “Maybe our entire team needs to be executed after tonight. We just didn’t execute very well.” Kelly was one of the coaches who recently jumped to richer pastures, LSU signing him to a 10-year, $95 million contract. For that kind of money, Tiger nation expects plenty of Ws — wins, not witticisms — and maybe that makes it harder for these guys to be mirthful. n




ALMOST MOBY: Frosty, the orca with leucism seen recently in the Santa Barbara Channel, is all white except for a faint outline around his eye patch.

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ithin the pod, he stood out like no other bottlenose dolphin. Midmorning sun rays reflected off his splotchy white patches whether he was swimming on the surface of the Santa Barbara Channel or just beneath. This particular bottlenose is known as Patches, and he was first documented off San Diego by naturalist Mark Tyson in 2006. Patches has leucism. Not to be confused with albinism, which is defined as the total absence of melanin, leucism refers to an abnormality in the deposition FROLICKING: Patches dives in and out of a boat’s wake. of pigment in an animal’s skin, feathers, Initially, the encounter was dominated by the scales, or hair. “Leucism is not a specific disorder or trait. It does six-foot steeple-shaped dorsal fin of the large male, not ‘work’ in a specific way,” said Alisa Schulman- CA45B. He was mating with CA138B, a rare obserJaniger, lead research biologist for the nonprofit vation. However, off the bow of the Island Packers California Killer Whale Project. “Leucism refers to ferry were more orca spouts. As the boat inched forward, an orca like few anything that can cause loss of pigment.” others appeared. He’s affectionately known as Frosty, or CA216C1, a 3-year-old leucistic orca. Moving swiftly, hugging the left flank of his attentive mother, CA216C, Frosty was born in 2019 and photographed in Monterey Bay that same year. by Chuck Graham “There have been very few sightings of leucistic killer whales,” said SchulmanPatches tends to congregate with 20-40 mem- Janiger. “This is a very, very rarely seen pigmentabers of his pod, typically between San Diego and tion anomaly.” Although both Patches and Frosty are cetaceans, Santa Barbara. His mishmash of blotchy gray and white spots covers his whole body and is mixed they have experienced leucism in different ways. with a few scars gathered while sparring with his According to Shulman-Janiger, Patches has always had his unique coloring. “He has changed very little fellow cetaceans. Patches is approximately 16 years old and was over time,” she said. “He was likely born looking last seen in the area on November 4, 2021, on the very much as he does today.” Frosty, on the other hand, has morphed in color south side of Santa Cruz Island, and then again traveling in the east end of the channel on Novem- over his first three years of life. Unlike typical black orcas, he was born with a lighter, ashy tone that ber 19. Another example of locally spotted leucism took has evolved to all-white, except for a faint outline place on December 12, also on the eastern fringe of around his eyepatch. And the youngster, Shulmanthe channel. A pod of transient orcas known as the Janiger noted, looks very robust for his age. “Here’s CA216s was found mingling with members from hoping that he will live long and prosper!” she said. n two other orca pods, the CA45s and the CA138s.

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Serving Shoreline Smiles


he name Reunion Kitchen + Drink couldn’t be more

well-suited for the polished, modern comfort-food spot that recently opened after much anticipation on Cabrillo Boulevard. It’s as if the reincarnation of this space, which was previously occupied by East Beach Grill for more than three decades, is reuniting that once-beloved casual restaurant with updated hopes of what it can be for many years to come. Reunion is nestled on the beachside ground floor of the City of Santa Barbara’s Cabrillo Pavilion, which just underwent a four-year, $20 million renovation. That project is why East Beach Grill’s lease was not renewed at the end of 2017. The former proprietor, Francisco Aguilera — who worked there for 33 years, bought it in 2008, and also owns

mendation from our server, my dining partner couldn’t help but remark, “I can’t believe how nice everyone is!” Perhaps that’s because this is a family-ownedand- operated business, with the extended McIntosh clan invested in the company’s growth and joyful environment. “We have cousins, aunts, uncles, and brothers-in-law who all work in our business,” McIntosh explained. Our meal began with a beautiful sunset and handcrafted cocktails, like the Fairmont 1908 (a mix of Empress gin, crème de violette, lemon juice, egg white, and simple syrup) and the Sazerac, which hits better than any I’ve had in the Big Easy. These are best paired with COASTAL CREW: The team at Reunion Kitchen + Drink are serving more elevated fare Reunion’s “Snack Plates,” like the Asian than the former East Beach Grill, such as the avocado wontons and poke below, crispy ribs with sweet and spicy chili but in the same seaside setting. sauce and Thai peanut slaw, or the avocado wontons, which are quite refreshing. Said McIntosh, “There isn’t a single ingredient time when many other restaurants are scaling back offerings in response to the pandemic and general efficiencies, we buy that comes out of a can or out of a bottle.” The mains are reasonably priced, especially for Reunion lists nearly 50 separate food items on the menu, such generous portions and that iconic ocean view. ranging in price from the $7.25 “Little” Caesar salad to The menu offers a bit more seafood than their other the $43 weekend prime-rib dinner. If one restaurant can locations, with fish and chips, cioppino, roasted salmon, and actually please every palate, Reunion is certainly in the tequila shrimp as well as a market-priced, miso-glazed sea running. bass. But there are plenty Ready to wrangle with such a spread of meat options as well, is the wine list, which includes both particularly Rosemary’s blue-chip North Coast standards like fried chicken, served Silver Oak and Rombauer as well as a solid showing of Santa Barbara brands, with a tasty trifecta of including Dragonette, Fiddlehead, Jafsausage-gravy-topped furs, and Stolpman. “We have fan favormashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, and a ites, local favorites, and stuff that’s off honey-buttered biscuit. the beaten path,” said marketing manThe dish takes McInager Wyatt North, as I enjoyed a flute of tosh back to earlier in Brick Barn bubbly from Buellton. For a his career, when he was restaurant with Orange County headquarters, the Reunion team seems to have fingers on the pulse of what makes our wine region so special. Same for the beer. “We saved all of our draft handles for local breweries,” explained North, though he also pours cans and bottles of staples like Modelo Especial and long-neck Coors for those working long who want what they want. Desserts shift seasonally, but their butter cake is a heavy hours late into the night. Rose- hitter for all seasons. In the coming months, Reunion mary would have plans to make use of the upstairs for dining and unveil a that chicken fry- breakfast menu, but they’ll always be focused on providing in the skil- ing an exceptional visit for every guest. “Our priority let when he got right now is to deliver on what we do 100 percent,” said home. “I’d put it McIntosh. up against any With that mindset, Reunion Kitchen + Drink might fried chicken on the planet,” he said. just be the consistent, high-quality shoreline respite we’ve The hefty menu sprawls into bowls like Thai chicken been waiting for. and noodle and poke, salads like blackened ahi and citrus salmon, and a full lineup of burgers and sandwiches. At a 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd.; (805) 364-3366;

New Restaurant Brings Upscale Vibe to Former East Beach Grill by Rebecca Horrigan the burger and ice cream joints on Stearns Wharf — was not able to reach a deal with the city to continue operating there post-renovation. The city initially awarded the contract in 2019 to the owners of The Beachcomber in Newport Beach’s Crystal Cove, who were developing the space under the name La Sirena. But when that deal fell through amid lawsuits in 2021, Scott and Rosemary McIntosh stepped in to open their third Reunion Kitchen + Drink, a small but successful chain with restaurants in Anaheim Hills and Laguna Beach. “We take a lot of pride in connecting well with our guests,” said Scott, who grew up cooking and managing restaurants. “We’re looking for quality and consistency more than anything else. We want people to get hooked on what we’re doing from the experience.” To do so, they’re walking the sandy line between beachside casual and upscale fine dining. While East Beach Grill was a cruise-up-from-the beachin-your-bathing-suit-for-a$5-burger-on-a-plastic-chair situation, the Reunion experience is much more refined, as the city’s planners desired. But don’t assume because the fixtures are updated, the vibe is sleek, and the wine list is impressive that the service is snooty. That couldn’t be further from the truth. The servers feel like old friends, happy to gush about their favorite menu items, accommodate special requests, and ensure that you feel welcomed. After an authentically kind greeting from the host, instant assistance with the heater, and a spot-on cocktail recom-



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Woody’s BBQ after decades in business, but Reader Kay Lee says that a new BBQ restaurant is on its way to Goleta: Goodland BBQ. The eatery will be replacing Alphie’s at 5725 Hollister Avenue, which MORE BBQ FOR GOLETA: Goodland BBQ is taking over the former Alphie’s. closed last year after four • Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant, 254 decades in business. The menu will feature brisket, tri-tip, Orange Ave., Goleta (reopening), chicken, pulled pork, beef ribs, pork • Red Pepper, 2840 De la Vina St. (forribs, hot links, and pork belly, served merly New Si Chuan Garden) in one- to three-meat combos ($14- • SeaLegs, 5905 Sandspit Rd., Goleta $23), as well as sandwiches ($9-$15) and (formerly Beachside Bar-Café) racks of ribs ($17-$25). A variety of sides • Starbucks, 3052 De la Vina St. (forand a kids’ menu is also available. See merly Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf) • Unnamed Chris Chiarappa project, Turnpike Center CRYSTAL BALL KNOWS ALL: After intense • Unnamed, 1024 Coast Village Rd. concentration and a wave of my hand (formerly Little Alex’s) over the all-knowing crystal ball, my • Unnamed, 5690 Calle Real, Goleta eatery oracle has revealed a list of food (formerly Outback Steakhouse) and drink locations appearing in your BROAD STREET OYSTERS COMING: Reader future: Steve C. tells me that Broad Street Oys• Augie’s Tequila Bar, 700 State St. (for- ter Company at 23359 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu is opening a new merly Left at Albuquerque) • Beans BBQ, 1230 State St. (formerly location at 418 State Street, the former Saigon) home of Cubaneo. Their website, broad • Bedda Mia, 1218 State St. (formerly, explains that founder Mollie’s) Christopher Tompkins first opened as • Belching Dragon Tavern, 800 State a seafood-centric mobile raw bar before St. (formerly Starbucks and Weston’s opening a permanent Malibu location Camera) in 2019. • Del Corazón, 214 State St. (formerly Ca’Dario Pizzeria) LILAC EXPANSION: Reader Steve H. • Drift hotel and restaurant, 524 State St. reports that Lilac Patissérie is tempo(formerly Scientology) rarily closed for an expansion project • Dutch Garden, 4203 State St. and will reopen in mid-February. (reopening) • Everytable, 1001 State St. (formerly PUBLIC MARKET SELLS: The Santa BarSaks Fifth Avenue) bara Public Market, which opened at 38 • Goodland BBQ, 5725 Hollister Ave. West Victoria Street in April 2014, has (formerly Alphie’s) been sold by founder Marge Cafarelli • Handlebar Coffee, 836 East Anapamu St. for $10 million to Montecito couples • Hibachi Steak House (reopening), 500 Alistair and Ann Winn and Travis and State St. Amanda Twining. The food hall offers a • Hook & Press Donuts, 15 E. Figueroa wide variety of cultures and cuisines for people from all walks of life to enjoy. No St. (formerly Jeannine’s Bakery) • IHOP, 7127 Hollister Ave, Goleta (for- major changes are anticipated. merly Itsuki) GOODBYE, DAD: My father, Tom Dickson, • Jersey Mike’s Subs, Turnpike Center • The Kitchen, 530 State St. (formerly the most prolific Restaurant Guy reader Samy’s Camera) there ever was, passed away on Mon• Little Heart Cafecito, 38 W. Victoria St. day, January 3. He had been relatively (S.B. Public Market) healthy physically and mentally at age • Local, 1187 Coast Village Rd. (formerly 92 and, fortunately, all of his children Khao Kaeng) and grandchildren enjoyed the recent • Mangione’s Italian Ice, 1222 State St. holidays with him. I never once missed (formerly Spoon) spending Christmas Day with him. • Mattei’s Tavern, 2350 Railway Ave., His final chapter was at his home in Los Olivos (reopening) Montecito, where he died of heart fail• Mokutan, 716 State St. (formerly ure with his wife of 63 years, Patricia, Choppa Poke) and myself at his side. He was a great • Pavilions, 1040 Coast Village Rd., husband and father and had a good, Montecito (changing from Vons) long life, and he will be missed.


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Get Down with DRY JANUARY,



ever mind official histories about Finland enact-

ing a war-effort “Sober January” back in 1942 or “Dry January” being launched in Britain nine years ago. Starting the New Year by taking a break from alcohol is a tradition that tracks all the way back to that primeval hangover on the morning of New Year’s Day. It’s just the monthlong extension of abstention that’s modern. But Dry January-ites needn’t eliminate the actual enjoyment of drinking handcrafted beverages anymore, as the world of nonalcoholic wine, beer, and even spirits is more advanced than ever. Here’s what to find from Santa Barbara and beyond.

Explained Cora, “For some time, I’ve been on a mission to find a nonalcoholic wine for people like myself who are seekers of superb flavors, want to enjoy a delicious wine, even in the dry times, and aspire to embrace a balance of health, wellness, and great food.”

Cat Cora’s Hand on Heart Wines:

makers ride the cutting edge better than Dave Potter, who set the standard for hip approach approachability when he launched Municipal Wine Winemakers in 2007. Among his ever-expanding menu of boundary-busting bottlings and brands — including the single-vineyard Potek Wines and the Nowadays natural wines — Potter revealed the no-alcohol January Drinks a year ago. “I was looking for a way to drink a little less booze, but there’s not much out there that’s really that interesting to drink and has a similar ‘moment’ to opening a bottle of vino,” said Potter. “The idea here is to make a drop that works for happy hour or snack plates.” He’s still working his way up to


Cat Cora, the celebrity chef and cofounder of Mesa Burger, teamed with the Miller Family Wine Company — which owns Bien Nacido Vineyard as well as such brands as J. Wilkes and Butternut — to create a zero-alc new wine brand called Hand on Heart. The 2020 vintage features a rosé, chardonnay, and cabernet sauvignon that were crafted by veteran winemaker Jonathan Nagy, who aims to retain fine-wine aromas, flavors, and textures while removing the alcohol.

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something that can tackle a full meal, but the initial results are fascinatingly delicious. These are not dealcoholized wines. They’re hybrids between a piquette — where water is added back to already-pressed wine grape skins — and a tisane, where dried fruits, herbs, and spices are steeped in hot water. His latest release, the Juniper Grenache, for instance, includes juniper berries, bay leaves, black tea, sumac, angelica root, smoked sea salt, and black peppercorns. Also coming soon are a Sta. Rita Hills pinot noir with shiitake powder, black tea, and walnuts, and a Kick-on Ranch riesling with citrus zest, ginger, jasmine, and rosemary. “Since we’re essentially working with grape juice, the challenge has been keeping good flavor without diluting too much, but also keeping the sugar in check,” he explained. “I think there’s something here that as a booze lover I can get behind, once we can crack the code a little more. There’s a strong and growing market out there for this type of thing.” See



G As Zero Beer Guy, Rich Lloyd is exploring the widening world of nonalcoholic beer.

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Cornwall, Rich Lloyd was introduced to ale at a young age, and his affinity grew bolder in the bars of London, where he worked in the legal field for many years. He even met his wife at the end of a bar crawl here in Santa Barbara and relocated here in 2010, just in time to watch our region’s craft brew scene explode. For a number of primarily health-related reasons, Lloyd quit drinking alcohol in March 2021. “At first, it felt like a loss,” he explained, “giving up the craft beer scene, all the good times checking out different breweries, tasting different beer styles, attending beer festivals and suchlike.”

Then he remembered an article about the nonalcoholic (NA) beer company Athletic Brewing scoring $20 million in funding less than two years after its 2018 opening, which piqued his interest since he didn’t know craft brewing had moved into the oft-ridiculed near-beer category, historically a bastion of watery, massproduced fakes. (Athletic has since raised $50 million more, opened a second brewery in San Diego, and was named Craft Brewery of 2021 by Brewbound.) “After trying a couple of the newer NA craft brews, I was hooked,” said Lloyd. “It seemed I could satisfy my interest in beer, just without

the alcohol.” So he dove into the NA world and started @ZeroBeerGuy on Instagram to track his discoveries. He tells us more below.

some great NA beers, most recently the Freak Flag IPA and an incredibly crisp and hoppy Chalice of Wisdom Pilsner.

Why is the non-alc craft beer scene only now emerging? Two things I think

Aside from markets, where else can you find them? Unfortunately, the avail-

Do they appeal to alcohol drinkers as well? The idea that you can enjoy

the ritual of cracking open a cold beer after work or at the beach, yet not worry about getting up the next morning or being able to drive your kids to a playdate is a pretty attractive proposition. It even works for diehard craft beer fans, who may want to sub in an NA beer here and there, in-between their 12 percent triple-IPA hop-bombs, to make their session go longer. Another great demographic is pregnant women: At least two NA breweries, Rightside Brewing from Georgia and Busty Lush from Oceanside, were founded by women reacting to the lack of options for them while pregnant. What are some favorites so far? Ath-

letic Brewing Company’s Run Wild IPA or Free Wave Hazy IPA are my no-brainer recommendations. They are both great-tasting NA IPAs, and you can usually find them in Whole Foods, Bristol Farms, and Ralphs, as well as BevMo or Total Wine. In fact, Eureka Burger downtown just started offering Free Wave last summer. Their Upside Dawn Golden Ale is also great for people who prefer less hops. For those that like a more full-flavored, German-style ale, San Diego’s Two Roots Brewing has a fabulous Enough Said Helles. Their Straight Drank IPA and New West Hazy IPA are also excellent. Finally, Self Care Brewing, an arm of Three Magnets Brewing in Olympia, Washington, has released

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ability in bars and restaurants in Santa Barbara is extremely limited. The options are invariably O’Douls, Heineken 0.0, or a single Euro NA brand like St. Pauli or Bitburger. Notable exceptions are Riviera Bar, which offers Brooklyn Brewing’s Special Effects Hoppy Amber. Eureka Burger and The Lark sell Athletic’s Free Wave. And Sama Sama has some NA spirit options for their cocktails. Hopefully that will start to change, but apparently it’s proving difficult to win over the middle-men distributors, who ultimately have a lot of say over what restaurant and bars can make available to customers.

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Are there any Santa Barbara breweries excelling in this field? Topa Topa Brew-

ing have dabbled, releasing a limitedrun NA lager in March last year, and also offered a low-ABV 2 percent beer last fall. Draughtsmen Aleworks are aware of the field, and they have offered several hop tea varieties which are pretty refreshing. Captain Fattys released a THC-infused Grapefruit Seltzer last year, which is a whole different story! I even recently learned that Firestone released an NA beer way back in the late 1980s, but not sure if any bottles are still knocking around. [Editor’s Note: Firestone was initially going to be a non-alc brewery.] My understanding is the equipment for NA brewing requires a pretty substantial investment ($200,000-plus) as well as space, time, and resources to dedicate to getting the recipe correct. But I’m confident it will come, and when it does, I’ll be first in line to order! n

Just a Bit of Booze?

Simply want to cut down on the booze a little bit? Spritzes of sparkling wine (or just sparkling water) topped with short pours of flavorful aperitifs are a great way to do so. Try Appetizer, a new aperitif by Municipal Winemakers based on a 1960s recipe that blends house-freezed riesling ice wine with chenin blanc, chardonnay, and 24 more ingredients, from hibiscus to gentian root. It disappears way too quickly.

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halted adoption: It just wasn’t cool, and they also weren’t great-tasting. The latter was often due to the method of de-alcoholization, which traditionally involved cooking off the alcohol and leading to a loss of flavor, or halting the fermentation early, which led to an unpleasant sweetness from the unfermented wort. That has been addressed in recent years by the adoption of low-temperature dealcoholization processes such as vacuum distillation and/or membrane filtration. Other NA brewers have adopted specially engineered lowalcohol yeast strains or have tweaked the brewing process at various stages to produce better-tasting beers with great taste but no alcohol. As for whether it’s cool: Even prepandemic, there were market reports on declining consumption of alcohol among young people and growing interest in nonalcoholic beers. Athletic Brewing really jolted the market with their Run Wild IPA in late 2018. It showed that craft styles like IPAs were a real possibility in the nonalcoholic beer world.


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I’M WITH JOVE: Soprano Jana McIntyre plays the title role in Opera Santa Barbara’s production of Handel’s Semele.

It’s easy to see why Semele has become the Handel opera most frequently staged for contemporary audiences, yet there’s more to its popularity than just the extravagant plot. Speaking with Kostis Protopapas, artistic and general director of Opera Santa Barbara, about the work last week, I learned how Semele looks forward toward the future of opera rather than remaining set in the stylistic conventions of the Baroque. “It’s unusual for a Baroque opera to have a tenor in the leading role,” he said, “but modern audiences expect one.” In this production, tenor Robert Stahley will sing the role of Jupiter. Soprano Jana McIntyre plays Semele, and mezzo-soprano Sarah Coit joins them as Juno/Ino. Countertenor Logan Tanner will be Prince Athamas. If you are apprehensive about the physical challenge of attending a long, complex



ncient mythology derives considerable power from showing the conflicts when gods become emotionally involved with humans. On the day of her wedding to Prince Athamas, Semele, the daughter of Cadmus, the King of Thebes, has cold feet. Everyone in her family thinks Athamas is an excellent match, but Semele is secretly in love with Jupiter, and he with her. When the ceremony begins at the Temple of Juno, Jupiter sends a tempest to extinguish the sacrificial fires and scare the hell out of everyone present. This prologue would be enough excitement for the whole opening act of an ordinary opera. In Handel’s Semele, which Opera Santa Barbara will perform this Friday and Sunday, January 14 and 16, at the Lobero, things are barely getting started. In the smoky darkness of the abandoned temple, Semele’s sister, Ino, confesses her love to Athamas. Moments later, Cadmus enters with some shocking news. Semele has been abducted by a giant eagle, “on purple wings descending,” and not only that, she’s thrilled about it. As Jupiter in eagle form hoists her into the heavens, Semele lets everyone know how she feels, calling out, “Endless pleasure, endless love, Semele enjoys above.”

Baroque opera, rest assured that this Semele is not like that at all. As originated by Pitts-burgh Opera, this stylish new version runs for 85 minutes with no intermission. Art Deco inspired the Roaring Twenties set design. Given the recent rise in COVID cases, Opera Santa Barbara will limit ticket sales to 330 per performance. This reduction means that the Lobero will be at approximately 50 percent capacity, the better to enable social distancing. Musically, it’s a ravishing score. Two of Handel’s most excerpted arias come from Semele, and it’s safe to say that those whose taste in opera usually begins a few decades later with Mozart will be fully satisfied by the passionate interplay among the contrasting voices. Look out for how Sarah Coit differentiates between the two fiery roles she will sing, the jealous goddess Juno and Semele’s lovelorn sister, Ino. This double role was famously a tour de force of characterization for Marilyn Horne in the 1990s. I won’t spoil the ending by revealing exactly how it all goes down, but I will suggest that Semele’s fate resembles that of Icarus, only it’s not the sun to which she flies too close but rather the father. It’s pleasing to notice that this production features an all-female directorial team, with Sara E. Widzer directing, rising star Emily Senturia conducting, Yuki Izumihara crafting the set/projections, and Helena Kuukka lighting the show. For tickets and information, visit

Santa Barbara Dance Theater

This week, Santa Barbara Dance Theater celebrates its 45th anniversary with a program featuring work by Nancy Colahan, Weslie Ching, and the group’s new artistic director, Brandon Whited. The performances, which run from Thursday-Sunday, January 13-16, will be at Center Stage Theater. Featured dancers include Nicole Powell, Paige Amicon, Miche Wong, Calder White, and apprentice/understudy Riley Haley. Colahan will contribute a pair of solos from Pandemic Suite, which she developed over Zoom last year. Weslie Ching’s duet, I Don’t Exist Anymore, is set to the funky sounds of Thai musician Thepporn Petchubon. Brandon Whited will premiere two works for the company, to Harbor and ARENA, or 1 of 4 & 4 of 1. For tickets, or to arrange viewing of a livestream, visit —CD

APSARA: Miche Wong in her 2018 dance “Apsara” for Santa Barbara Dance Theater. Design by Mary Heebner.



ENDLESS LOVE Handel’s Semele at the Lobero

MEN IN BLUEGRASS: Punch Brothers return to UCSB Arts & Lectures for a concert at Campbell Hall on Tuesday, January 18.

PUNCH BROTHERS ON CHURCH STREET Every music group touring in 2022 faces an existential question: How do we reconnect with the audience and each other? For the Punch Brothers, the answer has come through a new recording that finds them returning to their roots in bluegrass. The new Punch Brothers album, Hell on Church Street, drops on Friday, January 14. It’s a track-bytrack cover of an entire 1983 album, Church Street Blues, by the great bluegrass guitarist Tony Rice, who died in 2020. When the band takes the stage at Campbell Hall on Tuesday, January 18, to kick off the UCSB Arts & Lectures winter season, they will bring a sense of belonging. They will embrace the tradition of bluegrass music and the idea that shared experiences, like beloved reference points, can heal the effects of isolation. Each group member has some personal connection to Rice. Their adventurous, postmodern musical language is impossible to imagine without the wide-open experimentation that Rice and his cohort initiated more than 40 years ago. Punch guitarist Chris Eldridge was a college student when he took private lessons with Rice. Rice taught Eldridge that collaboration is the highest priority in any musical endeavor. Suppose you’ve seen the Punch Brothers before. In that case, you know that Chris Thile, Gabe Witcher, Paul Kowert, Noam Pikelny, and Chris Eldridge achieve a unique degree of collective integrity in their live performances. As in the most significant jazz ensembles, there’s an intuitive sense of shared direction that transcends mere virtuosity. With that in mind, now is a great time to join them in person and experience the profound sense of belonging that great music inspires. And if that seems a stretch due to health concerns, UCSB Arts & Lectures has got your back with a livestream of the concert available to ticket holders. For tickets, visit or call (805) 893-3535. —CD

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o reads the epigraph at the beginning of Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, a collection of essays written by people with disabilities about their lived experiences. Edited by Alice Wong, creator of the Disability Visibility Project, podcaster, and longtime disability rights activist, this book is the culmination of many years of gathering and sharing such stories. The stories offer a wide range of human experiences told using different storytelling techniques. They are a diverse array of voices and experiences from the disability community that illustrates the many different ways people live their lives. The book consists of 17 essays separated into four sections — Being, Becoming, Doing, and Connecting — and these stories highlight struggles and joys, love and pain, heartbreak and hope. Many of the stories in this collection moved me. One of the most notable was “Unspeakable Conversations” by Harriet McBryde Johnson, extolling her conversations with philosopher Peter Singer, who promotes the infanticide of children with disabilities. This essay is complex and turned many of my preconceived notions upside down. Another moving story is only two pages long and is titled “The Isolation of Being Deaf in Prison” by Jeremy Woody. Other essays discuss sexuality, gender, melanin, motherhood, and even public transportation, all through the lens of the disability experience. To put it simply, this book and these stories broadened and changed my worldview, but more importantly, it is a place for people with disabilities to see themselves reflected. I believe this book should be required reading for all humans. That’s because having real equity in our society means that we must first see the perspectives of others who live differently from ourselves. We must act to make the world a more just place for all people and for all the different ways they move through it. For those interested in more first-person narratives of life with a disability, I suggest continuing with The Collected Schizophrenias by Esmé Weijun Wang. For the first three months of 2022, the Indy Book Club focuses on Biographies and Memoirs. Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century is the featured read for January. For more info, please visit independent .com/indybookclub. —Caitlin Fitch


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(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): The coming months will be an excellent time for you to explore the art of Soulful Bragging. Do you deserve any of the titles below? If so, feel free to use them liberally throughout 2022. (1) Practical Idealist with Flexible Strategies. (2) Genius of Interesting Intimacy. (3) Jaunty Healer with Boisterous Knowledge of the Soul’s Ways. (4) Free-Wheeling Joker Who Makes People Laugh for Righteous and Healing Reasons. (5) Skillful Struggler. (6) Empathy Master with a Specialty in Creative Compassion. (7) Playful Reservoir of Smart Eros. (8) Purveyor of Feisty Wisdom and Cute Boldness. (9) Crafty Joy-Summoner.


(Apr. 20-May 20): Most people who use tobacco products are at risk of having shorter life spans than they might have otherwise had. Smoking is detrimental to health. Those who smoke in their twenties and thirties may cut 10 years off their longevity. But here’s some good news: If you kick your tobacco habit before age 40, you will regain most of those 10 years. I bring this to your attention because I’d like it to serve as a motivational tale for you in 2022. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you will have more power than ever before to escape any harmful addictions and compulsions you have—and begin reclaiming your full vitality.


(May 21-June 20): In May 1974, the Grateful Dead introduced a new wrinkle to their live musical performances. Playing at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, they amplified their music through a “Wall of Sound”: 604 speakers piled high, together channeling 26,000 watts of energy. Had any band ever treated their fans to a louder volume and crisper tones? I’d like to make this breakthrough event one of your top metaphors for 2022. According to my analysis, it will be a great year for you to boost your signal. I invite you to distribute your message with maximum confidence and clarity. Show the world who you are with all the buoyant flair you can rouse.


(June 21-July 22): Philosopher Emil Cioran said he despised wise philosophers. Why? Because they practice prudent equanimity, which he regarded as empty and sterile. In Cioran’s view, these deep thinkers avoid strong feelings so they can live in cool safety, free from life’s nerveracking paradoxes. I agree with him that such a state is undesirable. However, Cioran contrasted it with the lives of the normal people he admired, who are “full of irreconcilable contradictions” and who “suffer from limitless anxiety.” My question for Cioran: Are there no other options between those two extremes? And my answer: Of course there are! And you can be proof of that in 2022, Cancerian. I expect you’ll be full of deep feelings, eager for new experiences, and infused with a lust for life—with less anxiety and fewer irreconcilable contradictions than ever before.


(July 23-Aug. 22): In 1838, 29-year-old naturalist Charles Darwin was early in his career. He had not developed his theory of evolution and was not yet a superstar of science. He began ruminating about the possibility of proposing marriage to his cousin Emma Wedgwood. If married, he wrote: “constant companion and a friend in old age; the charms of music and female chit-chat—good things for one’s health.” If not married: “no children; no one to care for one in old age; less money for books, loss of time, and a duty to work for money.” I bring this to your attention, Leo, because I suspect that in 2022, you may be tempted and inspired to deeply interweave your fate with the fates of interesting characters. A spouse or partner or collaborator? Could be. Maybe a beloved animal or spirit guide? Have fun making your list of pros and cons!


(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): What were your favorite toys when you were a child? Now would be a good time to retrieve fond memories of them, and even acquire modern versions so

you can revive the joy they gave you. In my astrological analysis, you’ll be wise to invite your inner child to play a bigger role in your life as you engage in a wide range of playtime activities. So yes, consider the possibility of buying yourself crayons, Legos, dolls and puppets, video games, squirt guns, roller skates, yo-yos, jump ropes, and board games. And don’t neglect the pleasures of blanket forts, cardboard boxes, mud pies, and plain old sticks.


(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In his novel The Story of a Marriage, Andrew Sean Greer asks, “Does love always form, like a pearl, around the hardened bits of life?” My answer would be, “No, not always, but when it does, it’s often extra sweet and enduring.” One of my wishes and predictions for you in 2022, Libra, is that love will form around your hardened bits. For best results, be open to the possibility that difficulty can blossom into grace. Look for opportunities that are seeded by strenuous work.


(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “It is worth living long enough to outlast whatever sense of grievance you may acquire.” Author Marilynne Robinson wrote that, and I recommend her thought as one of your uplifting meditations in 2022. According to my reading of the astrological omens, the coming months will be a favorable time to dismantle and dissolve as many old grievances as you can. This could and should be the year you liberate yourself from psychic grunge—for the sake of your own mental, physical, and spiritual health as much as for the sake of others’.


(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Some critics view author Diana Wynne Jones as a genius in her chosen field: fantasy novels for children and young adults. She had a generous spirit, asserting, “I have this very strong feeling that everybody is probably a genius at something; it’s just a question of finding this.” If you are still unsure what your unique genius consists of, Sagittarius, I believe 2022 will show you in detailed glory. And if you do already know, the coming months will be a time when you dramatically deepen your ability to access and express your genius.

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(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Capricorn biologist Robin Wall Kimmerer wrote a meditative book about moss. It was her response to questions she had been wondering about: Why has this inconspicuous plant persevered for 350 million years? While so many other species have gone extinct, why has moss had staying power through all the Earth’s climate changes and upheavals? And what lessons does its success have for us? Here are Kimmerer’s conclusions: Moss teaches us the value “of being small, of giving more than you take, of working with natural law, sticking together.” In accordance with astrological omens in 2022, Capricorn, I believe moss should be your role model. (Kimmerer’s book is Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses.)


(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Author Joyce Carol Oates has been very successful and has won several major awards. But she describes her job as arduous and time-consuming. “I work very slowly,” she testifies. “It’s like building a ladder, where you’re building your own ladder rung by rung, and you’re climbing the ladder. It’s not the best way to build a ladder, but I don’t know any other way.” I wouldn’t always recommend her approach for you, Aquarius, but I will in 2022. As long as you’re willing to accept gradual, incremental progress, you’ll get a lot of fine work done.


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STUDENT HEALTH Provides primary dentistry and performs complex dental procedures for UCSB students as allowed by their scope of dental practice licensure. Performs peer reviews for quality improvement as needed and supervises other dental personnel as needed to maintain the dental practice. Reqs: Must have a current DEA and CA Doctor of Dental Surgery license as determined by the CA Board of Dental Examiners at all times during employment in order to practice and function in the clinical role. Notes: Mandated reporting requirements of Child Abuse & Dependent Adult Abuse. Satisfactory completion of a background check. To comply with Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Health Officer Order, this position must provide evidence of annual influenza vaccination, or wear a surgical mask while working in patient care areas during the influenza season. Any HIPAA or FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action. This is a 40% time limited appointment. Scheduling varies during quarter breaks. Student Health is closed between the Christmas and New Year’s Day

holidays. 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 Job # 28698


CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT Provides support in all aspects of the graduate program and procedural information to current and prospective graduate students, faculty, and staff and policies. Serves as liaison between students, faculty, and other campus administrative units. Is responsible for advising approximately 175 graduate students on a variety of personal and academic issues and ensures students are making progress towards their degree and career goals while remaining within established university and program guidelines and regulations. Manages graduate student records, program data and statistics and is responsible for overseeing all publications for the graduate program. Working with the student affairs team, the Graduate Program Advisor participates in policy decisions and program development to support faculty initiatives and encourage student academic success. Is responsible for the overall coordination and administration of graduate student recruitment, admission, outreach and new student orientation processes. In collaboration with the Payroll Coordinator, advises graduate students on academic appointments and employment matters. Is expected to be strongly committed to the program and to the welfare of the students, maintaining a climate of interpersonal support while exercising independent professional judgment and creative problem‑solving skills. Reqs: Bachelor’s Degree In a related area and/or equivalent experience/ training. 1‑3 years directly related experience, preferably in a higher education institution. Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check. $23.66‑$26.00/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application review begins 1/20/22. Apply online at Job #28896


FINANCIAL AID OFFICE‑OPERATION Serves as coordinator for one or more financial aid programs. Works as part of a team with other advisors to complete financial aid administrative tasks such as FAFSA verification,


appeals processing, award revisions, scholarship processing, etc. Advises students and parents regarding all aspects of the financial aid process. Conducts workshops and gives presentations to various campus organizations. Reqs: Strong interpersonal and written skills. Strong analytical and technical skills. Adaptability and ability to work efficiently with multiple deadlines and schedules. Notes: Satisfactory conviction history background check. Limited vacation is taken in September/October. $24.61/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic

protected by law. Application review begins 1/19/22. Apply online at Job #29209


STUDENT HEALTH Provides medical and administrative support to the physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurses, and licensed vocational nurses assisting with exams and procedures, taking vitals, checking in/ out patients, filling out the necessary paperwork, taking phone messages and following directives from the clinicians, as well as scheduling appointments. Reqs: High School

diploma or equivalent. Certification with one of the following agencies required; American Association of Medical Assistants (AMA), American Medical Technologists (AMT), California Certifying Board of Medical Assistants (CMAA), Note: Those who have graduated from an EMT program may also be considered, although the MA program is preferable. Applicants without proper certification will not be considered. Current CPR certification/ Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required or dually certified in both AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support and AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support at time of hire is required and non‑negotiable. Notes: This is a limited position working no more than 1000 hours. Mon.‑Fri./7:45am‑4:30pm (may include Thursday evenings until 7pm). Student Health requires all


MARKETING AND PROMOTIONS ADMINISTRATOR The Santa Barbara Independent is looking for a Marketing and Promotions Administrator to join its team. This position is a parttime, temporary role with a potential to become permanent. This position will work closely with the sales and business departments to assist with promotional campaigns, events, and more. This role requires excellent attention to detail, time management skills, and the ability to work both with supervision and autonomously as varying situations require. EOE F/M/D/V. No phone calls, please.

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EMPLOYMENT clinical staff to successfully pass the background check and complete the credentialing process before the employment date. Any HIPAA or FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action. $23.27/hour. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apply online at Job #25239


LETTERS & SCIENCE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Responsible for the technical operations of all data network services for Letters and Science Information Technology. Responsible for the architecture, design, documentation, and implementation of disparate networks for more than 22 subnets across 15 buildings and providing network access to more than 2000 L&S endpoints. This position is primarily responsible for all network monitoring, integrity and recovery capabilities to ensure 24x7 operation and administration of network services provided to end‑users and staff. Responsible for security access controls, network firewall systems, and web application firewalls for all production applications and services. Reqs: Bachelor’s Degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/ training. In‑depth experience with network diagnostic and performance management tools and software of 4‑6 years. Notes: Satisfactory conviction history background check. May be required to work outside of normal schedule for emergency repair/installation/maintenance of equipment and/or software as required. Required to carry a cell phone and/or pager. Salary commensurate with knowledge, training, and experience. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action


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MAINTENANCE ‑ RESIDENTIAL OPERATIONS Responsible for performing skilled painting tasks for University owned Residential Halls/Housing and its related buildings at on and off‑campus locations as outlined below, and may be assigned other duties (including those in other craft areas) to accomplish the operational needs of the department. In compliance with HDAE goals and objectives, affirms and implements the department Educational Equity Plan comprised of short and long‑term objectives that reflect a systematic approach to preparing both students and staff for success in a multicultural society. Work in an environment, which is ethnically diverse and culturally pluralistic. Works effectively in a team environment. Reqs: 4+ years demonstrated work in the painter trade, showing multiple skills within the painting trade. Similar type apartment paintwork experience as well as paint applications to wood and stucco buildings. Knowledge and ability to perform interior and exterior wall repairs to various wall types such as drywall, wire lath, and plaster and stucco. Ability to safely erect, work on, and or operate scaffolding, high ladders, various lifts, power washers, airless and HVLP spray systems, and air compressors. Ability to meet critical timelines and work independently or in teams. Must have effective communication skills. Ability to interact as a team member with sensitivity towards a multicultural work environment. Notes: Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull‑Notice Program. Satisfactory conviction history background check. $35.52 / hour. The University of California is an

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application review begins 1/20/22. Apply online at Job #29346


SUMMER SESSIONS Support and advise new, continuing, and returning UCSB students, and visit high school students regarding Summer Sessions’ programs, courses, policies, deadlines, and fees. Serves as a primary point of contact for phone inquiries, email inquiries, and in‑person visitors, and triages registration and fee issues in collaboration with BARC, Financial Aid, Office of the Registrar, College Advising offices, and academic departments. Assists with Summer Sessions outreach, promotion, and training, review of summer program applications, and maintenance of student records. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience in academic advising or customer service‑related fields. Ability to understand and inform students about campus policies, procedures, and requirements. Basic knowledge of working with a diverse student population, and sensitivity to culture, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and socio‑economic status. Strong interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to communicate professionally and effectively, both verbally and in writing. Skills in problem solving, judgment, and decision‑making. Solid organizational skills and proven detail orientation. Basic knowledge of the UC system, student information systems, and Summer Sessions operations. Notes: Satisfactory conviction history background check. No extended vacations may be taken during spring or while programs are in session. Must work occasional weekend and/or evening hours while programs are in session, as needed. $23.66 ‑ $26.82/

hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apply online at Job # 26613.


HUMAN RESOURCES Provides services mandated by federal and state law and UC policies to faculty, staff, and student employees with disabilities. Evaluate faculty, staff, and student employees for program eligibility with respect to the legally mandated interactive process and reasonable accommodation, to retain in employment when their work is impacted by a medical condition, illness or disability. Provides union contract and policy interpretation, advice, consultation and training on work accommodation issues to campus managers and supervisors. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience/ training. Strong in‑depth knowledge of applicable state and federal laws and organization policies, procedures and functional areas. Demonstrates strong writing, speaking and group presentation skills. Works in a highly collaborative manner with others across the organization. Requires intermediate‑level knowledge of health and welfare plans, leave entitlements. Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check. $55,600‑$64,247/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 1/24/22. Apply online at https://jobs. Job # 29517.

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ADMINISTER OF ESTATE NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: MARIELLE BOURGEOIS also known as MARIELLE ANDREE BOURGEOIS Case No.: 22PR00003 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of MARIELLE BOURGEOIS also known as MARIELLE ANDRE BOURGEOIS A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: JACQUELYN QUINN and JUSTIN REDMOND in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara THE PETITION for probate requests that: JACQUELYN QUINN and JUSTIN REDMOND be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 02/24/2022 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, P.O Box 21107 Santa Barbara, CA 93102 Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Jeffrey B. Soderborg 1900 State Street, Suite M, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 687‑6660. Published Jan 13, 20, 27 2022.




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NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: PACIFIC COAST REALTY at 3461 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 03/08/2019 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2019‑0000575. The person (s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Diane Kay Zamora, Owner/Manager (same address) This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 17, 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 E35, Published: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 2022.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SUN SHUTTLE & TRANSIT at 359 Central Ave. Fillmore, CA 93015; Fillmore Area Transit Corporation (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Filed by: William L. Morris III, President with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 16, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E953. FBN Number: 2021‑0003381. Published: Dec 23, 30 2021. Jan 6, 13 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HOCHHAUSER BLATTER ARCHITECTURE & PLANNING at 122 East Arrellaga Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Architecture Blatter Architects, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Filed by: Jay I. Blatter, Vice President with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 15, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E953. FBN Number: 2021‑0003350. Published: Dec 23, 30 2021. Jan 6, 13 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: EMBRA, EMBRA CANNABIS at 1400 Cravens Lane Carpinteria, CA 93013; Farmlane (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Filed by: David Van Wingerden, CFO with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 8, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E953. FBN Number: 2021‑0003302. Published: Dec 23, 30 2021. Jan 6, 13 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PERFORMANCE ELECTRIC at 185 Lassen Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Ken V Chalfant (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Filed by: Ken Chalfant, Owner with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 15, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E953. FBN Number: 2021‑0003348. Published: Dec 23, 30 2021. Jan 6, 13 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LASER FOCUSED CHIROPRACTIC at 5951 Encina Rd. #202 Goleta, CA 93117; Michael P Hergenroether, DC 5288 University Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business




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is conducted by a Individual Filed by: Michael P. Hergenroether, DC, Owner with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 23, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E35. FBN Number: 2021‑0003439. Published: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ONEDIGITAL at 101 West Anapamu Street, 3rd Flr Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Digital Insurance Agency LLC 200 Galleria Pkwy, Ste 1950, Atlanta, GA 30339 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Filed by: Chuck Ristau, Manager with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 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 E18. FBN Number: 2021‑0003349. Published: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DAWN CARLSON DESIGNS at 7592 Calle Real Goleta, CA 93117; Dawn I Carlson (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Filed by: Dawn Carlson with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 28, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E31. FBN Number: 2021‑0003462. Published: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SHAKESPEARE SANTA BARBARA at 34 W Constance Ave Unit I Santa Barbara, CA 93105; David R Paris (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Filed by: David Paris with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 22, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E35. FBN Number: 2021‑0003429. Published: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THINC WEDDINGS & EVENTS at 5015 Caire Cir Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Hive Events, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Filed by: Teal Haggar, Manager with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 15, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E953. FBN Number: 2021‑0003343. Published: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PACIFIC CO. at 6028 Paseo Palmilla Goleta, CA 93117; Charles Goldberg (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Filed by: Charles Goldberg with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 27, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E31. FBN Number: 2021‑0003454. Published: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PACIFIC COAST REALTY at 3461 State St. Santa Barbara,

CA 93105; Diane Kay Zamora (same address) Joann R Pomatto‑Gomez (same address) This business is conducted by a General Partnership Filed by: Diane Kay Zamora, Broker/ Owner with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 28, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E953. FBN Number: 2021‑0003463. Published: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE COACHING at 340 Old Mill Road. #113 Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Joanie Bear (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Filed by: Joanie Bear, Principal with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 29, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E35. FBN Number: 2021‑0003474. Published: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BRISAS DEL MAR INN AT THE BEACH at 223 Castillo Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Harborside Inn (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Filed by: Liz Rodriguez, Chief Operating Officer with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 27, 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: 2021‑0003449. Published: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: INN BY THE HARBOR at 433 Montecito Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Harborside Inns 223 Castillo Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Corporation Filed by: Liz Rodriguez, Chief Operating Officer with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 29, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E35. FBN Number: 2021‑0003478. Published: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LAVENDER INN BY THE SEA at 206 Castillo Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Harborside Inns 223 Castillo Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Corporation Filed by: Liz Rodriguez, Chief Operating Officer with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 27, 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: 2021‑0003450. Published: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: KNAPP NURSERY at 909 Carlo Drive Goleta, CA 93117; Burns Growers LLC 806 Wet Pedregosa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Filed by: Patrick Bur ns, Manager with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 9, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E35. FBN Number:

2021‑0003323. Published: 6, 13, 20, 27 2022.


FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: EQUIP TO SCALE at 545 N Patterson Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Aaron R Marshall (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Filed by: Aaron Marshall with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 23, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E35. FBN Number: 2021‑0003438. Published: Jan 13, 20, 27. Feb 3 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 805 LEAK DETECTION at 3065 Lucinda Ln. Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Gils Landscape Services Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Filed by: Carlos Godinez, Operations Officer with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Dec 30, 2021. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E28. FBN Number: 2021‑0003482. Published: Jan 13, 20, 27. Feb 3 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LONGORIA W I N E RY, LONGORIA WINES at 415 E Chestnut Ave. Lompoc, CA 93436; Ashton Brooke Christian 5106 Wilson Lane Bethesda, MD 20814; Lindsey Martin Christian (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Filed by: Ashton Brooke Christian with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 10, 2022. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E953. FBN Number: 2022‑0000055. Published: Jan 13, 20, 27. Feb 3 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: JK LOVELACE PHOTOGRAPHY at 7 W. Figueroa St. #306 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jeffrey K Lovelace 285 Gould Lane Summerland, CA 93108 This business is conducted by a Individual Filed by: Jeffrey K. Lovelace with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 10, 2022. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E953. FBN Number: 2022‑0000065. Published: Jan 13, 20, 27. Feb 3 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HOT WIRE ELECTRIC at 232 West Yanonali Street Unit B Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Kevin Hines (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Filed by: Kevin Hines, Owner with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jan 5, 2022. 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: 2022‑0000017. Published: Jan 13, 20, 27. Feb 3 2022.

NAME CHANGE IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF LILY ANNE BROBERG TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 21CV04798 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: LILY ANNE BROBERG TO: LILY GRACE STRONG 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 Feb 15, 2022 10:00 am, Dept 3, 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 Dec 21, 2021. by Thomas P. Anderle. of the Superior Court. Published. Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 2022. AMENDED IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF CINDY MISSION KAISER & STEVEN MARK HANNAH TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 21CV04847 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: NICOLE SOPHIE HANNAH TO: ELLA SOPHIE HANNAH 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 Feb 28, 2022 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 Jan 4, 2022. by Colleen K. Sterne. of the Superior Court. Published. Jan 13, 20, 27. Feb 3 2022.

PUBLIC NOTICES EXTRA SPACE STORAGE will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: 6640 Discovery Drive, Goleta, CA 93117. January 27, 2022 at 3:30 PM Amanda De Luna Boxes, Totes, Clothes, Personal Roberto Catalan Personal, Boxes, Fur niture, Luggage Brian Mecono Tools, Safe, Misc. Personal Items Neftali Lopez Small room

Timothy Neros Personal, Boxes, Totes, Bikes, Chair John Williams Bags, Personal The auction will be listed and advertised on www. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. 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. ADJ12866864 To: DEFENDANT, ILLEGALLY UNINSURED EMPLOYER: APPLICANT, CARLOS FLORES D E F E N D A N T, ALEJANDRA PEREZ AN INDIVIDUAL DBA AB CLEANING SERVICES 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 attor ney 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 attor ney 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’ C O M P E N S AT I O N APPEALS BOARD Name and address of Appeals Board: WCAB 130 E. Ortega Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Name and address of A p p l i c a n t ’s Attorney: Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld, 418 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101; FORM COMPLETED BY: Telephone No.: (805) 965‑4540. NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served: as an individual defendant Published: Jan 13, 20, 27. Feb 3 2022.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Design Review Board Goleta City Hall – Council Chambers (Electronically and Telephonically) 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B Goleta, CA 93117 Tuesday, January 25, 2022 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 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 CZ Furniture Solutions Signage 5968 Hollister Avenue (APN 071-051-027) Case No. 21-0022-DRB IHOP Patio Enclosure and Addition 7127 Hollister Avenue (APN 073-440-012) Case No. 21-0003-SCD Goodland BBQ Signage 5725 Hollister Avenue (APN 071-122-005) Case No. 21-0060-ZC La Guerrerita Signage 5698 Hollister Avenue (APN 071-081-032) Case No. 21-0025-DRB Residential Addition 274 Daytona Drive (APN 079-421-015) Case No. 21-0017-LUP IN LIGHT OF THE CITY’S NEED TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS AND TELEPHONICALLY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, written comments may also be submitted as instructed above or via email to the DRB Secretary, Mary Chang at or by electronic means during the Public Hearing (date and time noted above), provided they are received prior to the conclusion of the public comment portion of the Public Hearing. Instructions on how to submit written comments during the hearing will be available on the City’s website: government-meeting-agendas-and-videos. PUBLIC COMMENT: This hearing is for design review only. All interested persons are encouraged to participate in the public hearing electronically (by phone) as described above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The items in this notice 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. Publish:

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