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Life of the Party, Man About Town
Jamming with Spencer Barnitz
by Josef Woodard
NEWS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 OPINIONS.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
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Name: Emma Spencer Title: Photographer Intern
When and how did you catch the photography bug? Do you remember an early image you took that made you think, “I want to do this”? I caught the bug while traveling with my family in India when I was 12. We were on a beach walk and stumbled upon a group of local fishermen bringing in their daily catch. My mom always carried a camera, so I asked if I could borrow it. I ran into the group of fishermen and took my first “street-style” photograph. From that moment on, I loved photography.
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If you could take anyone’s portrait, living or dead, whose would it be, and why? I would take Cleopatra’s portrait. She was a strong woman and an intriguing figure in history.
LIVING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Tell us about your project of profiling Vietnam vets. I am currently working on a project in which I interview and photograph both male and female Vietnam veterans across the country. My grandfather, Santa Barbara native Scott Wilson Sr., served as a Naval Officer on the USS Reaper during the Vietnam War. He is the inspiration for my project. The website showcases all of the stories: vvthenandnow.com.
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CLASSIFIEDS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 ON THE COVER: Spencer Barnitz stands in front of a mural by Schuyler Beecroft outside Mollusk Santa Barbara surf shop in the Funk Zone. Photo by Ingrid Bostrom. Design by Xavier Pereyra.
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Interim Police Chief Marylinda Arroyo by Nick Welsh arylinda Arroyo’s professional résumé is bursting with historical firsts. She’s the first woman officer in the Santa Barbara Police Department’s history to be promoted to the rank of lieutenant. She’s the first woman to make captain, the first to be elevated to the rank of commander, and now—as of last week—the first to be named the city’s interim police chief. Arroyo may also happen to be the first person diagnosed with dyslexia to run the department. That’s a lot of firsts when it comes to shattering the glass ceiling. But Arroyo doesn’t want to hear about gender and firsts, let alone talk about them. “The focus is not about me,” she insists during a morning interview at a State Street parklet. “It’s about the men and women who do all the good work. It’s about the department. I’m just a footnote.” Later in the conversation — just for good measure — she added, “I just happen to be the one riding the skateboard.” It’s unclear at this point just how long of a ride that might be. The search for a new chief—to replace former chief Lori Luhnow, who stepped down in March 2021—has already proved to be much more difficult and time-consuming than expected. Initially, Barney Melekian, who had served as undersheriff for Sheriff Bill Brown, was brought in for what was anticipated to be a few months of interim duty while a permanent replacement was found.
Melekian stepped down last week after more than a year of searching took place. The first wave of applicants proved to be underwhelming in the extreme, so a second round was initiated. Out of that pool of applicants, three candidates reportedly shone. One — reportedly a woman — has reputedly been offered the job. Arroyo said she expects an announcement to be made in a couple of weeks. Mayor Randy Rowse said it could easily take a couple of months before the new chief gets sworn in. Backgrounds have to be checked, and I’s dotted and T’s crossed. This is one of the most critical hires City Hall can make. The challenges of leading a police department, Rowse said, can’t be overstated in the current moment, as the murder of George Floyd two years ago and the recent debacle of the Uvalde school shooting attest. Into this interim interregnum steps Marylinda Arroyo, a locals’ local who started with the department in 1991 as a cadet — one year after graduating from Santa Barbara High School. She was first sworn in as an officer in 1996. Today, she’s in charge of Field Operations, a term that encompasses all the patrol officers, street crime, and co-response units, not to mention traffic and parking— pretty much everything most people think of when imagining a police department minus the detectives’ bureau. In person, Arroyo is warm, smart, and engaging. She’s also exceptionally careful
about what she says. Baseball, for example, is a burning passion for Arroyo and members of her immediate family. Among her clan, she stated, there are die-hard Dodgers fans, Giants fans, and Padres fans. But when it comes to disclosing her own favorite team, Arroyo won’t say. “I stay neutral,” she said. “I appreciate the sport.” Arroyo has a reputation for being a by-thebook brainiac who plays things close to the vest. She was one of the first in the department to get into computer crime. “I’m a little bit of a geek,” she explained. “I love numbers.” Arroyo attributes this in part to her extreme dyslexia, something she said required considerable effort to work around. When Arroyo moved to Santa Barbara with her mother—a single mom—she was 9 years old. Her mother, Diane Guzman, was a high-ranking administrator with the County of Santa Barbara who played a central role developing policy to deal with offshore oil development during the mid-1980s. This was a politically pivotal time when Santa Barbara was seen as the second coming of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, in terms of its natural reserves. Public hearings about oil were holy-war affairs for both sides of the debate; Arroyo remembers doing her homework in the back of the supervisors’ chambers. Her mom would later move on to take executive posts in Santa Cruz and Sacramento counties. Arroyo’s parents divorced when she was very young. Mostly, it was her and her mother. Her father, she said, grew up rough and poor, the son of Mexican immigrants, in San Bernadino. He was, she remembered, brilliant and determined to get a good education. He worked multiple jobs to earn a degree as a pharmacist from the University of Arizona. Her father, she intimated, was not made to feel welcome. “It was a different time then,” she said. Among the key messages he would impart to his daughter was “You don’t judge anybody.” He wasn’t thrilled to hear his daughter wanted to become a cop. “To say my father was wary of police officers is a huge understatement,” Arroyo said. “His rule of thumb was ‘Don’t be like them.’” It’s safe to say that few police chiefs in modern history have been as steeped in Santa Barbara’s multiple communities as Arroyo. As a young girl, she first attended Franklin Elementary, and then she shifted to Roosevelt, where she remembers attending classes in portable classrooms. She graduated in the same class as school board member and county supervisor-elect Laura Capps. As a kid, Arroyo remembers shopping at Piccadilly Square, a chaotic but inviting hodgepodge of shops located where present-day Paseo Nuevo now stands. She remembers when Highway 101 still had a stoplight where State Street used to cross. She worked as a waitress at The Baker, located right across from the courthouse; she sold shoes for Frank and Fred at Outfooters. On Friday nights, she was a stringer for KEYT, reporting the scores for high school football games. This
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The City Council this Tuesday approved a $4.5 million architecture design contract with the Cearnal Collective for the new $92 million police station. The 65,000-square-foot structure, which will sit on the corner of Cota and Santa Barbara streets next to an 86,000-square-foot parking structure with 236 parking spaces, will feature offices, interview rooms, a crime lab, a firing range, a fitness facility, a unisex locker room, and a lounge. The bulk of the project’s funding comes from Measure C revenue, a one percent sales tax increase approved by voters in 2018. Santa Barbara’s housing crisis task force — now officially known as the Housing Crisis Ad Hoc Committee (HCC) — held its first meeting last week, where the group discussed its scope of work as it attempts to look at every option to address the city’s skyrocketing rents and lack of housing. According to a report from the first meeting, the HCC will look at rent stabilization, a “rental unit registry,” vacancy fees, a voucher program, “incentives for tenant retention,” developer incentives, impacts to “mom and pop” landlords, potential ballot measures, and a living wage ordinance as specific options to tackle the housing crisis.
LABOR Employees of the S.B. Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) reached a three-year agreement with the public transit agency’s leadership on 7/15. Employees of MTD, represented by the leaders at the Teamsters 186 union, began negotiating with the agency on 4/26 and had recently sanctioned a strike over what they considered unfair COVID-19 working conditions. The agreement includes a 14.25 percent raise over three years, a $5,000 COVID-19 “appreciation pay” bonus for most employees, and an extension of allowed time off for personal injuries, from 130 days to 365.
PUBLIC SAFETY A 60-year-old man was airlifted to Cottage Hospital with life-threatening injuries after being involved in a two-vehicle accident that left him trapped inside his burning sedan on Highway 154 near Foxen Canyon on 7/14, according to County Fire. The sedan’s engine compartment had caught fire, and witnesses rushed to free the man caught inside, who was out of the car when fire crews arrived. Two occupants of the other vehicle in the crash were transported by ambulance with minor injuries. CHP is helping with the investigation of the accident. CONT’D ON PAGE 10
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C Santa Barbara Chancellor Henry Yang, accused by a student of striking him with his car on campus and leaving the scene, refused to cooperate with California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers investigating the incident, newly released records show. Yang’s attorney advised him “not to be interviewed due to potential charges which could result from the nature of this investigation,” the CHP report states. Yang’s wife, allegedly in the car at the time, also declined to answer officers’ questions or provide a statement. The report contradicts a previous assertion from UCSB that Yang had been open with investigators. “The Chancellor has cooperated with the investigation into the allegations and has done so professionally and appropriately,” the university claimed. “It is the Chancellor’s view that the University community comes first, including students, faculty, Chancellor Henry Yang staff, and others on campus.” On May 16 at around 6:30 owns two similar-model Buicks — they p.m., 19-year-old Madden Westland told found no evidence to suggest a collision authorities, he was riding his skateboard had taken place in the manner Westland through a crosswalk on Channel Islands described. “[The officers] were unable Road just a few hundred feet from the to locate any damages (dents, scuffs, chancellor’s residence. Yang, driving an scratches, etc.) or any other physical eviolder-model Buick, allegedly failed to stop dence (clothing fibers, fingerprints, areas and hit Westland, sending him rolling of skin oils transfer to the vehicle surface, across the car’s hood and onto the asphalt. etc.) that indicated a collision occurred, Westland, who sustained injuries to his or a body rolled across the surface of the foot and hip, said that when he stood up, hood,” the report says. Investigators also he got a clear view of the driver and female cited a lack of independent witnesses or passenger. The woman made a “waving” video surveillance. motion with her hand, as if to shoo him The incident was first reported by the away, but neither occupant checked to see Santa Barbara Independent last month if he was hurt before they drove off, he said. and covered in the Los Angeles Times last Westland later positively identified Yang week. The negative publicity comes at an and his wife, Dilling, from photo lineups. especially precarious time for the 81-yearDuring his interview with an officer old Yang, the second longest-serving immediately after the accident, Westland’s chancellor in UC history, as he faces “speech was rapid and he was shaking at mounting criticism over the university’s times,” the CHP report says. “[He] was crisis-level housing shortage, the contronoticeably shaken from the incident.” versial Munger Hall proposal, and a recent When officers initially spoke to Dilling, 28.4 percent pay raise that brought his salshe told them Yang had been “driving ary to nearly $580,000. around to many different events” that day. UCSB, meanwhile, continues to insist But when they asked her if she had accom- that Westland’s accusations against Yang panied Yang to any of the events, she ended are unfounded. “This was not a hit-andthe interview. run,” the university said in a statement. The CHP, which took over the investi- “The Chancellor and his wife were surgation from the UCSB Police Department prised to learn of the allegations, and they to avoid a conflict of interest, ultimately have always maintained that their vehicle recommended no charges be filed against did not collide with anyone.” Still, UCSB Yang. Officers said when they examined said, “The Chancellor wants to respect the both of the chancellor’s vehicles in the early skateboarder’s report of what they believed morning hours of May 17 — Yang actually occurred.” n
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rivers of the more than 400,000 cars and trucks registered in Santa Barbara County have seen some relief from skyhigh gas prices in the past five weeks, a trend that is likely to continue, barring unexpected disruptions, according to GasBuddy. The Boston-based company surveys 56 gas stations in Santa Barbara weekly. Prices for gasoline fell 14.4 cents on average this past week, dropping to $5.88 a gallon on July 18 in Santa Barbara. That’s the first time since mid-May that gas prices have been so low. The highest price was $6.26
per gallon during the week of June 13. Nationally, diesel fuel prices fell 10.8 cents this week, landing at $5.54 per gallon. The cooling gas prices reverse a trend linked in part to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, which disrupted fuel and food supplies around the world, but is also connected to lower production globally and increased demand. The pandemic is partly responsible for both, according to media reports: The labor shortage affected production, as did a glut in 2020, and demand increased for the petrochemicals used in medical plastics and packaging materials, according to the Los Angeles Times, both in heavy use during the past two years. Before the spiking prices took off, Santa Barbara’s average gas price was more like $4.49 a gallon, which rose to $5.27 by the beginning of March. Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy, forecast that the national average would continue to fall through midAugust, “barring major hurricanes, outages, or unexpected disruptions.” —Jean Yamamura
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According to Caltrans District 5, a fire near the Northbound 101 Milpas on-ramp caused a closure for a brief period while city fire crews extinguished the blaze. Witnesses reported heavy smoke in the area, though there were no reported injuries or structures damaged in the fire; there are homeless encampments nearby thought to be involved with the incident.
COURTS & CRIME S.B. police arrested a 16-year-old in connection with the shots fired in the 1200 block of San Pascual Street on 7/13. According to police, the suspect fled through Bohnett Park after shooting a handgun at a vehicle. After police tracked down and arrested the suspect, detectives with an authorized search warrant located a handgun — a polymer non-serialized “ghost gun”— and ammunition in the suspect’s home. The suspect was transported to County Juvenile Hall and booked for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and brandishing a firearm. For the past five years, Alan Cerf and William Woodward, two longtime golfers, have been duking it out in and outside of civil court after Woodward accidentally hit Cerf on the side of the head with a golf club at the Birnam Wood driving range in Montecito on 12/4/16. The two sides have tossed discovery disputes and trial dates back and forth, with neither side able to agree on the events that took place and the damages that were caused. Yet an end could be in sight as the $5.5 million lawsuit appears to be finally heading to a jury trial this September. Full story at independent.com/golfers.
A new city manager will fill the executive spot for the City of Goleta starting 9/1. Robert Nisbet (pictured), who was chosen from dozens of candidates, brings four years of experience as city manager of Half Moon Bay and 19 years of government experience in Santa Barbara County. He replaces Michelle Greene, who tendered her retirement papers in January, after 18 years with the city. Nisbet’s salary will be a $291,000 per year package, an upward increase of $30,000 for the city’s budget.
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by Jun Starkey he aftermath of a sexual assault is an incredibly vulnerable and volatile time for survivors, and in Santa Barbara County, survivors are met with a labyrinth of options, with no clear understanding of where to seek care or how to report KITS AT COTTAGE: Cottage Hospital is one of three centers in the the crime. From Santa Maria to Car- county where a rape survivor can receive a forensic examination, pinteria, there are three cen- commonly known as a rape kit. within a 120-hour window after the assault. ters where a rape survivor can receive a forensic examination, commonly After this period, Granados said physical known as a rape kit: Santa Barbara Cottage evidence is much less likely to be present. Hospital, Marian Regional Medical Cen- Following a forensic exam, law enforcement ter in Santa Maria, and the Lompoc Val- is contacted, and the survivor would be ley Medical Center. All of these centers fall expected to make a statement to detectives. under the umbrella of the Sexual Assault In a restricted exam, a physical exam is Response Team (SART), overseen by the conducted, but law enforcement is not conSanta Barbara County District Attorney’s tacted. Any personal information about the Office. subject of the physical exam is not attached The SART is a countywide organization, to the exam. Granados said this allows survicomposed of employees of public and pri- vors to consider if they’d like to press charges vate entities, including the Santa Barbara while preserving evidence. If a survivor County Public Health Department, Cottage decides to involve law enforcement, a SART Hospital, and Standing Together to End Sex- member will locate the exam of the survivor ual Assault (STESA), formerly known as the and provide it to detectives. Rape Crisis Center. The organization overAn anonymous report, as Granados sees the three rape crisis centers throughout described, is for survivors who only want to the county and works with child welfare describe their attack and are not comfortable services and local law enforcement in com- with a physical exam. In this case, a survivor municating with survivors and determining would tell the story of the attack, and a memthe best method of collecting evidence. ber of the SART team would submit this to The Independent contacted several other local police as an anonymous report. If there health-care and medical service providers, is a noticeable pattern in the attack, police including UCLA Health, Sansum Clinic, will contact SART, and the survivor will have and the Student Health Center at UCSB, the option to speak to the police. Granados and asked if they provide sexual assault emphasized that it is not her place, or anyexams. Jill Fonte, public information offi- one’s, to tell a survivor what choice to make. cer for Sansum Clinic, said Sansum did not After a sexual assault has been reported, perform sexual assault exams. UCLA Health Santa Barbara Police Department Public and UCSB representatives did not respond Information Officer Sgt. Ethan Ragsdale said officers respond as soon as possible to by deadline. Elsa Granados, president of STESA, said take an initial report. “If detectives are off her organization provides Lyft, Uber, or bus duty, they can be called into work to take tokens to a survivor needing transport to the over the investigation,” Ragsdale said. “Time SART clinic, as well as access to food or shel- is critical with these types of investigations.” ter, assistance in obtaining an emergency Police officers can also provide transportaprotective order, and counseling. Granados tion to a hospital or SART clinic, he said. The Santa Barbara Police Department has said the role of an advocate is to empower a survivor to make whatever choice is best a team of six detectives in its Persons Crime for them. “We work off an empowerment department, described as any interpersonal model because sexual assault is disempow- crime, to investigate sexual assaults. Once ering,” she said. “Our job is to give a clear an investigation begins, depending on what picture of the process.” type of exam the survivor consented to, a There are three potential choices of exam- detective would take a statement from the ination after a sexual assault, as Granados survivor and collect the results of the forenexplained: a forensic exam, a restricted sic examination, if available. exam, or an anonymous report. A survivor can report a sexual assault no A forensic exam is what has been known matter how much time has passed, even if as a rape kit, where a qualified nurse will col- they are no longer able to provide any physilect physical evidence by swabbing different cal evidence through a forensic examinan areas of the body, though this must be done tion.
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he American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has settled a class-action lawsuit filed by Lompoc correctional complex inmates against the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) that claimed the federal agency failed to appropriately respond to a COVID-19 outbreak that swept through the complex in the early days of the pandemic, killing five inmates and sickening more than 1,200. At the time, it was the worst COVID19 outbreak in any correctional facility in the country. “This crisis need never have reached such horrific proportions,” said the ACLU, which also sued the BOP’s Terminal Island facility, where eight inmates died. “Through a series of unconscionable delays, blunders, and failures to follow official guidelines, the situation grew unimaginably worse. And still, Terminal Island and Lompoc prison officials refuse to take adequate remedial actions, including those approved by the U.S. Congress and Attorney General’s Office.” The settlement compels the BOP to abide by a directive issued by then Attorney Gen-
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This week, teams of trained UCSB volunteers and Cottage Community Health Ambassadors began knocking on doors throughout Santa Barbara County — but with a special focus on the City of Santa Barbara’s Westside — as part of two special health-needs-assessment surveys. The countywide survey will involve 2,000 households selected at random. The Westside survey will focus on 160 households. According to a Cottage statement, “The data collected here will provide a deeper understanding of health and well-being needs among multiple subpopulations living on the Westside.”
eral William Barr to authorize home confinement for medically vulnerable inmates (i.e., those 50 or older with at least one underlying health condition); conduct regular screenings and testing of inmates and staff; and cease the use of punitive isolation cells for quarantine purposes. Current figures show there are 34 active COVID cases among Lompoc complex inmates and two among staff. The class-action complaint, which cited original reporting by the Santa Barbara Independent as the basis for many of its allegations, was filed by the ACLU on behalf of five inmates — Yonnedil Torres, Vincent Reed, Felix Garcia, Andre Brown, and Shawn Fears. Torres had chronic asthma, and in the midst of the Lompoc outbreak, he developed a fever, diarrhea, and body aches, but his requests for medical assistance were ignored. Only after he collapsed in his cell with acute respiratory shock did guards intervene. Torres was put into a medically induced coma and placed on a ventilator. He now suffers from severe lung damage. —Tyler Hayden
This week, Santa Barbara County released a death data report detailing key findings and trends for 2018-2020. The death rate for Hispanic residents declined by 40 percent, while the death rate for White non-Hispanic residents increased by 46 percent. The death rate of White residents was the highest in the county and nearly three times higher than the death rate for Hispanic residents. The top leading causes of death when adjusted for age were cancer, heart disease, and unintentional injuries. All three top causes of death were higher among men compared to women. The Suicide & Crisis Lifeline launched the 988 helpline on 7/16 to create a more easy-to-remember line for anyone in the nation experiencing mentalhealth-related distress, such as thoughts of suicide, mental-health or substance-use crisis, or concern for a family member or friend in crisis. The previous number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1  273-8255) will continue to remain available in addition to 988. Santa Barbara County also has its own 24/7 access line, at (888) 868-1649. After calling 988, callers will be put through to trained crisis counselors at more than 200 crisis centers throughout the country, 24/7. n
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Carrillo St. Gym Getting a Makeover Large-Scale, $6.26 Million Renovation to Restore City Landmark to Its Former Glory EMM A SPEN C ER PHOTOS
away from the court’s sor with Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation. Van Mullem boundary lines, forc- is leading the charge with the renovations, which, he says, ing games to be a have “been on the books a really long time,” but are finally little different with a approved and locked into the city’s budget starting next year. unique “out of bounds” According to the 2022-23 Adopted Budget, $660,000 is obstacle. set aside this year for “minor renewals,” and another $1.8 But it’s the gym’s million is earmarked for a larger renovation after that. For historical context that 2024-25, the city has a total of $3.8 million budgeted toward makes it really worth the project. It’s still early in the process, but both Bryan and saving. It started as a Van Mullem look forward to tackling the renovation and smaller addition to the opening the gym’s rooftop to the public once again. adjacent Carrillo RecWith the money set aside, it’s now up to the city to finalize reation Center around a contract for construction, which Van Mullem says may be 1913, which was spear- completed in time for work to begin this fall. Early modificaheaded by the center’s tions will attack the areas with the most water damage and first director, Mar- replace some of the column craftwork that has fallen apart garet Baylor. Baylor over the years. Eventually, the rooftop’s floor will be replaced was a pioneer for her with a waterproof, multipurpose surface that will prevent time and pushed for water from leaking through into the indoor court. The gym’s popularity has also faded as it has aged. In 1930, a community center where teens and the city reported that more than 9,000 individuals used the single women could gym, and the center’s information desk received more than congregate for games, 11,000 inquiries. The gym was home to many junior high exercise, or events. She and high school dances, with some locals even meeting their would serve as the cen- future spouses on the dance floor. In 1946, when the buildter’s director until her ings were in danger of foreclosure, community youth and IN STYLE: Located on one of the busiest blocks downtown, the Carrillo Gym is often overlooked, but the building was one death in 1924. civic groups raised enough money to eliminate the debt and of the first in the city to feature the now ubiquitous Spanish Colonial style. When both build- fully pay off the rec center and gymnasium. The hotel next ings were damaged in door was lost to foreclosure. by Ryan P. Cruz the 1925 earthquake, along with much of the downtown area, In 1979, the gym was placed on the State Inventory of idden in plain sight near one of downtown Santa Barbara’s the city contracted California’s first licensed woman archi- Historical Resources, and in 1984, it was designated as a city busiest intersections, the Carrillo Street Gym has a tect, Julia Morgan, to design its replacedeep history, dating back to the 1925 earthquake ment, along with a women’s hotel on the that devastated the center of the city and caused an south side of the rec center. estimated $8 million (more than $120 million today) in Morgan was a force in early-20th-cendamages. The gym has lived a long life, with generations of tury California architecture. Also the first locals using the facilities for exercise, fun, or to attend one of woman ever to study at the prestigious l’École nationale supérieure des Beauxthe many dances held for the city’s youth. But after decades of deferred maintenance and plain old Arts in Paris, she was fresh off completing aging, the building has sustained some damage. Reminiscent her most well-known work — publishing of big-city ball courts in New York, Chicago, or Philadelphia, tycoon William Randolph Hearst’s sprawlthe unique rooftop basketball court once offered a one-of- ing estate, Hearst Castle — when she was a-kind playing experience, where a pickup game could be hired to design the Carrillo St. Gym. The gym also had a feature that was not run with a panoramic view of the Santa Ynez Mountains. In recent years, the roof ’s cement playing surface has become prevalent at the time: mixed-use housing. cracked and uneven; the eight-foot concrete wall and 12-foot The breezeway stairwell up to the second chain-link fence are now rusted; and the backboards and floor mezzanine — a great place to watch hoops have been removed, leaving only a steel frame behind. basketball games, and also connected to HOLDING COURT: The view from the second-floor mezzanine shows the gym’s iconic steel beams, which support the rooftop court. Now, with more than $6 million recently put aside by the a weight room and locker room — leads city for a multiyear renovation, the Carrillo St. Gym is finally to two studio apartments, which are now getting the makeover it deserves. used as storage spaces. structure of merit. In 1993, both the gym and the rec center Jason Bryan, senior recreation supervisor with the city, The small studios feature Morgan’s trademark “porthole were officially designated as city landmarks. And while the has been overseeing the gym since the 1990s. Despite the windows,” which can be found in most of her designs, includ- Recreation Center and its ballroom have been refurbished gym showing its age in some places, the building itself has ing the women’s hotel and Hearst Castle, with a view right and receive a strong schedule of rentals, the gym has fallen good bones, he says, and he has long been pushing the city onto Carrillo Street. Another window on the third-floor stu- out of favor. dio apartment offers an up-close view of the rooftop court. A strong contingent of basketball players rent the gym for for a large-scale renovation to restore it to its former glory. Always ahead of her time, Morgan championed the Span- pickup games, leagues, and camps, and a dedicated group of “I’ve been bugging them for about 20 years,” Bryan jokes. It’s easy to understand Bryan’s enthusiasm for the build- ish Colonial Revival style that would come to define Santa table-tennis enthusiasts meet for open games on every Moning, even without knowing its roots. The gym sits back from Barbara’s architectural aesthetic, using the red-tiled roofs and day, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. But other Carrillo Street, modestly concealing what lies beyond its white-plastered walls as an homage to the city’s first historical than those times, the gym does not have a staff to operate on aluminum-framed turquoise double doors. Once inside and structures. The gym and the hotel, now known as the Mar- a full-time basis. through the small lobby, the indoor court welcomes visitors garet Baylor Inn, were also some of the first to attempt to be With a face-lift on the horizon, Bryan believes that these with its towering arched windows and steel beam supports “earthquake-proof,” with Morgan utilizing steel-reinforced renovations could renew interest for rentals, especially to — also painted in the gym’s trademark blue-green color, concrete that she found had “superior seismic performance” those wanting to take advantage of the building’s unique which Bryan says was chosen “because it looks good.” in her earlier works in San Francisco. rooftop court. It will also be a chance for the city to support The original hardwood floor is surrounded by eight“For the time, it was the absolute best you could have for the restoration of one of the most storied structures in the foot-tall foam padding, also green, which is less than a foot an earthquake,” said Justin Van Mullem, project supervi- area. n
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being before the era of cell phones, she had to arrange for someone to relay the scores from a payphone. At age 15, Arroyo would have open-heart surgery to deal with what was diagnosed as a congenital heart defect. Later, this would almost keep her from pursuing a career in law enforcement. It was not until the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed that this was changed. She remembers sorting Polaroid snapshots of booking photos — as a police cadet — when Chief Rick Breza gave her the news that she was now eligible to serve. “He was all-in to help me,” she recounted. “That meant a lot to me.” Along the way, Arroyo also found time to serve as an intern to prosecuting attorney Darryl Perlin, famous for his tough-oncrime approach as well as his over-the-top impersonations of Elvis Presley. Arroyo, in fact, helped make the gold lamé jumpsuit for which Perlin would become so well-known. In turn, Perlin let Arroyo help out on some investigations. “I learned what they needed to make a case stick,” she said. When Arroyo was sworn in in 1996, the glass ceiling was still alive and well and stubbornly low. In 2001, two women officers would sue the department and win $3.2 million on discrimination charges, claiming their promotional opportunities had been blocked because of their gender. Not long before the trial ensued, one of those officers
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— Juanita Smith — would be promoted sergeant, the first in departmental history. As interim chief, Arroyo will find herself in a position of authority during a second investigation into Sergeant Brian Larson, accused of gender discrimination against female officers working under his command. Larson has been out on administrative leave since March. The first internal investigation found that most of the initial charges against Larson — said to be a stellar investigator — were sustained, and he was ordered to be suspended for 30 days without pay and transferred to another department. He also faces demotion if another allegation against him is upheld within 12 months. Larson’s commanding officer had recommended he be terminated. Arroyo declined to discuss the matter. “Officially, I’m going to say no comment, no comment,” she said. “There are processes and procedures in place.” Arroyo can only do so much as interim chief. She has no plans of moving her offices into the chief’s office. When the new chief is finally sworn in, she said, she intends to stay at the job. In the meantime, she’ll begin the process of transitioning the department from one system of crime reporting to another one. And she’ll grapple with the difficulties of recruiting and retaining officers at a time when historically few people are exploring careers in law enforcement. The department, she said, was operat-
ing with a deficit of officers in the “midtwenties.” Seven to eight recently retired or transferred, and three took positions as investigators with nearby district attorneys’ offices. Another 12 to 14 were not on the job either because of physical injury or other reasons. With this shortage, the department is now averaging one day of mandatory overtime a month, she said. It’s harder, she said, to engage in “relationship building” or maintaining “a felt presence,” strategies she says are necessary in “reducing harm” throughout the city. (For example, she said in response to the rash of robberies and killings at 7-Elevens throughout the Southland, the department dispatched officers to local 7-Elevens just to show up and make their presence felt.) Cops, Arroyo said, are “MacGyvers 24/7, 365 days a year. Give them a problem, and they’ll work 24-7-365 to solve it.” But officers, she said, are finding themselves pressed to solve all of society’s problems. “We’re all human,” she said, “but if we’re all human, why can’t we provide everyone who needs it mental health treatment? How do we only have 16 beds at our PHF — Psychiatric Health Facility — and 800 people in jail?” Pausing, she then added, “Laws have to be obeyed and people have to be held accountable.” Lastly, she stressed, “We reduce harm; that’s what we do. Our officers put their lives on the line, and they do so with a reverence for life.”
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Over the next two months, the City Council will be hashing out the crucial details of the new ordinance specifying how the city’s proposed new Police Oversight Board will function. When asked how the George Floyd murder affected the department, Arroyo said, “I think our community supports the Santa Barbara Police Department. As for the police oversight board, she said, “We will let the process play itself out, however it ends. There has to be transparency.” For the next few weeks or next few months, Marylinda Arroyo will be Santa Barbara’s interim police chief. “The focus,” she said, “is not about me. It’s about our department.” n
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hat can one say about the recent Supreme Court ruling that the Environmental Protection Agency cannot regulate the release of climatechanging gases? The court’s 6:3 majority said that this is properly a task for the U.S. Congress. They are handing the enormously complicated task of reversing our nation’s greenhouse-gas emissions to a body of legislators that currently gets almost nothing done, because of partisan gridlock and a 50:50 Senate. Have these judges heard what a short timeline is remaining to halve our nation’s contribution to global heating? Have they thought about how much climate mitigation work needs to be done? Do they not have children whose future they care about? Serious climate legislation will go nowhere in D.C. until the climate-focused Democratic party (minus Joe Manchin) has majorities in the House and Senate. With an immense amount of work, this might just come about in the November elections. What has the EPA got that Congress has not? Scientists and engineers—more than 7,000 of them. The Supreme Court majority has taken the A team off the field, but there’s no B team. This is calculated insanity. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) has documented that hundreds of millions of dollars of unknown origin were spent on the nominations and confirmations of the three Supreme Court justices appointed by our recent president. The Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity organization helped run these campaigns. They advocate for fossil fuel extraction. That would explain a lot. Why is the U.S. so important in the movement to counter climate change? Because we caused most of it. Period. Researchers at Dartmouth have completed a complex study that paints the U.S. as the greatest single contributor to global heating, bearing responsibility for $1.9 trillion in climate damages since 1990. The Supreme Court’s majority has stripped from our nation the capacity to lead the world in climate mitigation, when there is less than a decade left in which to reduce greenhouse-gas pollution by half, to keep our planet habitable. Our leadership is vital in this effort. Now we have nothing to bring to the table of climate negotiations. Not a legacy for a justice to be proud of, surely. [Visit independent.com/opinion for the full version of this letter.] —Alasdair Coyne, Ojai
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must be missing something here. How can the State of California require nearly 25,000 more housing units in the middle of what is a 20-year drought, according to some experts? Even if only one half are built, where is the extra water to come from while we are again in a waterrationing situation? Some water people say the situation is already critical. —John Shute, S.B. More insanity!
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obituaries Pamela Arneson
7/5/1946 - 6/11/2022
Pamela Bozena Arneson passed away after a lengthy illness on June 11, 2022 at the age of 75. The loss of her vibrant, fun-loving personality will be greatly felt by all who knew her. Pamela was born on July 5, 1946 in Los Angeles, CA. Her parents, Robert and Bozena Rose, raised Pam and her brother Wink in a loving home. A competitive swimmer during her teenage years, Pam was a nationally ranked record holder in the butterfly stroke. She attended Stephens College in Colombia, Missouri for two years, and then graduated with a degree in English at UCSB. Pam first met Eric Arneson as a young girl when she was training at a school for competitive swimmers in Ventura. Later, the two corresponded while Eric was serving in the Vietnam War. Upon his return, they married and moved to Santa Barbara where Eric accepted a job offer with the S.B. Recreation Dept. They had two sons: Corey (deceased) and Chad. Pam and Eric were married for 53 years and were wellknown in Santa Barbara as sports and recreation devotees. Pam was an ardent supporter of her family’s athletic pursuits— especially volleyball! She spent hundreds of hours watching her sons Corey and Chad play volleyball for SBHS. She was known to wear her green and gold beads to cheer on the Dons at all the games, and volunteered in the refreshment booth. For over 11 years Pam worked alongside her husband Eric and son Chad at the East Beach volleyball courts as they facilitated the CA Beach Volleyball Association’s adult and youth tournaments. In recent years Pam attended many SBHS volleyball games to watch her son Chad Arneson coach the SBHS team. She was very proud of Chad, and as the “Coach’s Mom” was greeted affectionately by players and spectators alike. Pam Arneson was a people person. Early in her career, she worked as a leader for the UCSB Alumni Vacation Center. Her outgoing friendliness served her well in her role at Westmont College as the Associate Director of 16
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Alumni and Parent Relations, a job she held for 15 years. She volunteered for the Santa Barbara community as a member of the S.B. Rescue Mission Auxiliary and Junior League. Pam lived her life energetically. She loved the ocean. She could be found combing the beaches of Santa Barbara at dawn to collect colorful sea glass that had washed up on shore, which she then fashioned into creative works of art. A music enthusiast, Pam attended concerts and master classes at the Music Academy of the West, which filled her summers with joy. Pam was an avid reader, enthusiastically discussing her favorite reads with anyone who asked her for a book recommendation. She relished watching new movies on Netflix, but insisted on reading the book version of a new series before seeing it on the screen. Pam enjoyed traveling with Eric on beach trips to Hawaii, Fiji, Tahiti, and Costa Rica, and took trips to Italy and other fun locations with friends. A woman of strong faith in Christ, Pam was a member of El Montecito Presbyterian Church for 35 years, where she served as a deacon. She attended various community Bible studies. She firmly believed in the power of prayer, and shared prayer requests with several small prayer groups, one of which was ongoing in her life for over 40 years. Her hope and strength in God never wavered during life’s most difficult moments. Pam is survived by her husband Eric Arneson, her son Chad Arneson, her brother Wink Rose Roberts, a niece Terin Kramer, nephews Declan and Eden Kramer, and a cousin Chris Sinclair and wife Sherry. Other extended family members include: Kristy Wright, Rashad Wright, Nathan and Annadee Wright, Elijah, Isabella, and Isaiah Wright. A service celebrating Pam Arneson’s life will be held on Friday, July 22, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at El Montecito Presbyterian Church, 1455 E. Valley Rd., Santa Barbara, CA. All who knew and loved Pam are invited. To make it a true celebration, guests are encouraged to wear casual Hawaiian shirts or clothing in the colors of the ocean or sea glass. Gifts to honor Pam may be directed to the S.B. Rescue Mission. Pam was a very bright light in the lives of all who knew her—a dear wife, loving mother, loyal friend, and woman of faith. Although she is sorely missed by so many, there is comfort and joy in knowing that Pam is home in the arms of the Lord she loved.
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Maxine Dally Bonner
Mary Esther Hague
7th Generation Santa Barbaran born to William and Minerva Dally. ” I was born in Santa Barbara, and I will die in Santa Barbara.” Which she did, peacefully with loved ones around her. Maxine moved to Los Angeles where she worked for Water and Power for over 40 years. She was an executive secretary, and filled in as an interpreter for many departments. She made many friends during those years including Jewel Williams, whom she introduced to Santa Barbara and its charm. Another dear, long time childhood friend from Olive St. was Lorraine Macias. Maxine would talk to Jewel and Lorraine every Sunday. Maxine moved back to Santa Barbara to take care of her ailing mother. She stayed, and volunteered at El Presidio de Santa Barbara, giving tours, and at St. Francis Hospital, working in the gift shop, and as a surgical receptionist. Maxine spent time with “Los Descendientes” and other Fiesta events. She was a lifetime member of the Native Daughters of the Golden West, Parlor #304, and “Tierra de Oro”. Her hobbies included reading, bowling, watching old movies, traveling, playing poker, and going on trips to different casinos with friends. Maxine enjoyed her family, friends, and life to the fullest. Thank you to all her caregivers and doctors who have taken care of her these past two years. Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and MInerva; her beloved brother, Wm. A. (Bud) Dally; and her uncles, Joseph (Toddy) Dally and Yule Botello. Remaining family includes: JoAnn (Dally) and Dennis Schwendtner: Gloria (Dally) French; Todd and Cathy French, Lisa French, and Stephen Dally. There will be a private Memorial held in her honor during the Summer.
A member of Native Daughters of the Golden West, who was born in Santa Barbara – where she lived for most of her life – Mary Esther Hague passed away peacefully, with her family at her side, following a terminal illness. She was 81. One of six children born to Crecencio “Leo” Ortiz and Elodia Castillo Ortiz, she came into the world on May 31, 1941. She attended the local schools Wilson elementary, La Cumbre Junior High and Santa Barbara High, graduating from the latter. It was during her senior year in high school that she attended a wedding where she met the man she would marry. She and Clifford “Chopo” Hague exchanged vows on New Year’s Day, 1960, in Las Vegas. “Marriage is a gamble,” Mary would thereafter joke. Daughter Monica Hague was born in 1962, followed by son Clifford “Brother” Hague II in 1964. Mary worked as a nurse’s aide at Oak Park Convalescent Hospital – continuing a family caregiving tradition; for many years her mother owned a care home in Santa Barbara. A Flamenco enthusiast, Mary used to dance while playing the castanets. She enjoyed the city’s annual Fiesta, and once made her daughter a special sequin-covered Fiesta dress. As a music devotee her tastes were eclectic: she loved the Temptations, Engelbert Humperdinck, Vincente Fernández, Abba and the Village People. Mary also loved to draw, sketching fashion models. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Elodia Ortiz, husband Clifford Hague, brothers William Ortiz and Daniel Ortiz, and sister Rita Ortiz-Tidwell. Along with her children – Monica and her partner Howard Miller, and Clifford and his partner Marge Younce – survivors are sister Lillia Carley and her husband Jesse Carley, brother Martin Ortiz, and numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to extend thanks to the staff of the Channel Island Post Acute facility –LVN’s: Veronica Martinez, Dan Sumner, Brandy Beplar, Anibal Figeroa, Sam Maraniou, June Gabrinez, Loren Magante, and CNA’s: Flor Terrazas, Maria Ochoa, Irma Aparico, Maria Aparicio. Also, sincere thanks to the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, as well
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as to Dr. Maira Campos, Dr. W. Charles Conway II, Dr. Deborah S. Meyers and Dr. Jeffrey Bourne, as well as Lisa Northrup of Santa Barbara County. A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 22, 2022 at 1 p.m. at Goleta Cemetery, 44 South San Antonio Rd., Santa Barbara. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett Mortuary
Glen Sanford Cook 1/16/1925 - 7/1/2022
Born in the family home in Santa Barbara January 16, 1925. Entered heaven’s gates welcomed by his Lord Jesus on July 1, 2022 at age 97. At age 18 Uncle Sam called him into service in WWII. He entered the Navy and spent almost his whole time of duty from one end of the Pacific to the other end. When his tour ended he came back home and became and upholsterer. But he had always wanted to be a school teacher. So at the age of 34 being married and with three children, he started college while working a full shift at juvenile hall. He started teaching sixth grade at Santa Barbara public schools at the age of 40 and continued to age 65. Glen was married to Eugenia for 73 years. They have three sons, Randy (Marilyn), Mark (Margo), and Chris. Five grandchildren, Alex, Lydia (Hugo), Ranay (Travis), Cassie (John), and Andrew. They have five great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Shoreline Community Church, 935 San Andres on Saturday July 30th at 2:00pm.
obituaries Mel Pearl 7/6/2022
Mel Pearl, a player of remarkable character and endurance, went deep into extra innings until July 6, 2022, when he was finally taken from the game, though in a unique twist on America’s pastime, no pitcher could possibly follow up his performance. Fresh from law school at Northwestern, Pearl was originally a utility player for the IRS, followed by a cup of coffee at a small Chicago Law firm before pulling off a remarkable feat unique to the game, calling himself up to the Bigs. With a group of friends, he founded Katten, Muchin, Gitles, Zavis, Pearl and Galler in 1974, putting together a team that went from the comparative obscurity – though not the futility – of his once beloved Chicago Cubs to a standing as dominating as the New York Yankees teams of the late 1990s. However, to make such a comparison was to do so at one’s own peril once Pearl was brought in to invest in the Chicago White Sox, returning to the heights of career form with his former law school compatriot, Jerry Reinsdorf, a man with whom he shared loves of baseball and basketball, and most importantly, the same birth date and year. However this transition to American League baseball was not without its own set of complications, launching a faux war between him and his eldest son Steven, who screamed “betrayal” as Mel moved his game from the Northside to the Southside, leading Pearl to use the phrase that will no doubt accompany him to a unanimous first ballot hall of fame entry as he would remind his Cub fan son at every opportunity, “You talk like a sausage”. It would be such smack talk that stoked their fires to epic proportions in 2005 when the Boys in Black traveled to Houston to win game six of the World Series, only to be rekindled in 2016 when his eldest forced him to attend game three of the Fall Classic. Yelling “Go Sox” to the Cubs center fielder throughout game proved to clearly be instrumental in leaving the Northsiders on the wrong side of a 1-0 score, his son wildly despondent, and yet unbelievably proud to be in attendance with the man who taught him so much about his love of baseball,
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people, sportsmanship, and life. For Pearl, there were more fields of play where he succeeded in extraordinary ways. In Hollywood, where he produced dozens of films and pressed the flesh with the likes of Nick Nolte, Andy Garcia, and the legendary Bobby DeNiro, Pearl and his omnipresent cigar were stars in their own right. But his stardom never shined brighter than with family. There was the pride he felt in his younger son who traveled far afield from line up cards and games of baseball pepper, to prove to be the apple who fell closest to the tree. Bob, or Bobo as he is lovingly known by all, had put together his own rather impressive stats, building a real estate empire where none thought possible, while bringing three promising All-Stars into the fold whom Mel forever raved about; El, Lilah and Joey, with his wife Amy, a woman who was like a daughter to him and undoubtedly destined to win Manager of the Year. And then there was the shining star in Mel’s eyes, and this reporter does mean that beyond metaphor, his youngest Julie. She proved to be the not-so-secret sauce that could both quell and launch arguments that would make Billy Martin and George Steinbrenner humbly blush, proving that Pearl passion comes in all forms and deliveries. Forever surprising and impressing Mel with her acting talents, the pride in his “Baby Girl” was unabashed and overwhelming. And together with stalwart helmer and husband Ian, they have raised two children, Graham and Riley, in the image of the man who saw all his grandchildren as players too big for even Major League Baseball. But his mythic ascent would not have been possible if not for the steady hand of his wife Lynn, the woman both his left and right hand, a partner and coach, ambidextrous in everything she did, challenging opposition and teammates alike to be the very best in who they are. This marriage of 62 years to a former University of Wisconsin Badger Beauty would leave teammates, cherished friends and fraternity brothers infield-grass green with envy and be an undeniable part of what gave him the lifetime of career achievements and successes he so enjoyed. And man, did he enjoy them. Pearl’s career stats include his younger brother Kenny and spouse Susan, and his sister Myrna and her partner on the diamond Gordy, who was called into his own retirement in 2018. There are his nieces and nephews; Mark, Cari, Patti, David, Melissa, Maggie, and Nicole who were more than just supporting players, but the best and most
admiring fans of the man who played with selflessness, strength and a sense of humor that effortlessly invited family, friends, and all those whom he affectionately referred to as “Pally Boy” into his orbit. Mel Pearl, his legacy undeniable, will be terribly missed in the corridors of Katten, the owners’ box at the once-named Comiskey, the golf courses of Bryn Mawr, Briarwood and La Cumbre and myriad places too many to name. Though he will never be seen again on the freshly cut grass of life’s outfields, or the fine sand, silt and clay of infields where he traveled miles and touched bases others could only dream of, he will be forever the captain of team Pearl, a man most remarkable for hitting the cycle of joy, love, humor, and compassion that would often lead him to remark, “I am the luckiest person in the world.” Not true, Mel Pearl. We are. Donations can be made in Mel’s memory to his favorite causes: https://wck.org/ https://www.juf.org/ https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/
ily and friends for all occasions. She had the biggest heart and was an amazing mother to all her children. Jim was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Rita Snell. He is survived by his sister Kathy “Joanie” Leonhardt (Kurt, Simone & Rudi), as well as his daughter Victoria Wolf (Snell) (Adrian & Corrina), son Peter Snell (Deanna, Danielle, Cory & Hannah). Sharon was preceded in death by her parents Bob and Louise Gray and daughter Gina Jourdan (Hodges). She is survived by her daughter Darnell Francis (Hodges) (Mat & Ethan), son in-law Bret Jourdan, and brother Jerry Gray (Gail) (Aaron & Carly). Graveside service will be held at Goleta cemetery, July 25 at 11:00am.
7/19/1963 - 6/18/2022
James and Sharon Snell
With great sadness we announce the passing of James Snell 5/16/2022 and his wife Sharon Snell (Gray) 5/24/2022. Jim was born in Canada in (1947) and made his way to Santa Barbara and fell in love with Sharon (1946). In 1989 they wed, and with their blended family started a new life. Jim, a computer hardware design engineer, started his own company Memspec before moving to California. Once in California he started working for ACC and then worked for several other electronic companies over the years. He was a man of many talents and hobbies; model trains, boating, scuba diving, panning for gold, and more. After his stroke, he became very involved in politics, and spending time with their friends at various social clubs. Sharon was a devoted a wife, and a loving mother to all their children. She enjoyed the travelling and socializing they did together. Sharon loved to chat on the phone with friends and family but will be best remembered for never missing an opportunity to send cards to fam-
Bradley Allen Daniels, passed away peacefully at home in Goleta, CA., surrounded by his family and friends on June 18, 2022. He was 58. Brad was born on July 19, 1963, in Los Gatos, California to Brent and Frances Daniels. From the beginning, Brad had a passion for life, which caused him to pursue many exciting interests and hobbies such as music, cars, and flowers. He also had a great sense of humor! If you knew Brad at all, you could immediately sense his love for music- his band tees usually told you which bands were his favorite. He loved a good time and attended a countless number of Rock & Roll concerts. When Brad wasn’t rocking his band tees, you could find him wearing a Hawaiian shirt. He loved to refer to himself as, “the king of relaxation” and made sure to always carry out that vibe. Brad loved cruising in his 1956 Chevy, which was previously owned by father-in-law, Bob Larson (The Swede), down to Cabrillo and up State Street. He even loved participating in local car shows to show off his beloved Chevy. One of the earliest holiday traditions Brad and his wife Beverly began was to put the family in the ’56 Chevy, throw on some tunes, and get a Christmas tree. One of Brad’s greatest passions was growing hibiscus flowers. He was one of the founding members of the Southern California INDEPENDENT.COM
Hibiscus Society and was a key contributor to the hibiscus-growing community. Known to many as The Hibiscus Whisperer, Brad inspired his thousands of followers from around the world with his Instagram account, @hibiscuswhisperer, where he showcased his love and knowledge of hibiscus growing. Brad touched the hearts of many growers and inspired a generation with his passion for growing hibiscus. Brad is survived by his wife of 32 years Beverly, daughters Brianna and Brooke (Branden Tangel), his mother Frances Newman Daniels, stepmother Victoria Daniels, and two grandchildren, Bladen Zeddie Tangel and Blakeley Rose Tangel, and mother-in-law Rosalie Larson. He is predeceased by his father, Brent K. Daniels, Sr., and brother, Brent K. Daniels, Jr. Brad’s family would like to thank the wonderful Visiting Nurses & Hospice (VNA) Team, Denise, Marlene, Monique, Lydia, Carmen, Melinda, Ryan, and Blanca. Also to Brad’s Loving Care Caregivers Monica and Blanca. The Daniels family would like to extend their deep gratitude to Dr. Eric Trautwein for his excellent care for Brad, and Stancey for coming to the house every 6 weeks to give him a haircut! Graveside Services will be held on July 22, 2022, at 3:00 PM, at Santa Barbara Cemetery located at 901 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Memorial contributions can be made to research all neurodegenerative diseases. Checks with the following account number should be designated I.U. Foundation, account #0380009961 – A.D. in memory of Brad Daniels and mailed to: Research in Pathology; Bernardino Ghetti, MD – Director, Dementia Laboratory, Indiana University School of Medicine, 635 Barnhill Drive MSB A13, Indianapolis IN 46202. or contributions can be made to VNA Health Foundation, 509 E. Montecito St., Suite 200, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Brad, you will be deeply missed. You left a beautiful impact on our lives and the lives of so many who were blessed to know you. We are grateful for all the memories we shared with you, and we know you are shining your radiant light on us from Heaven.
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obituaries Robert Gary Allbright 8/22/1933 - 6/6/2022
Bob was born in Glendale, CA. He moved to Santa Barbara with his parents Leo and Ocea Allbright when he was a child. He went to school in Santa Barbara, graduating from Santa Barbara High School. Bob learned how to play several instruments, including guitar and piano and at 21, became a professional musician. He also worked as a landscaper for the Goleta Union School District. In 1960 he married Carolin Klassert and was married for 57 years before she passed away in 2017. They enjoyed traveling around the country visiting many states and national parks. In 1971, they adopted two girls, Gloria and Nelsa. Bob loved backpacking and camping and enjoyed many camping trips with his family. Bob also enjoyed photography and bike riding. He was chair of the first committee to get bikeways designated in Santa Barbara. Unable to live by himself, Bob moved into Mariposa at Ellwood Shores with his dog, Dexter. He loved sharing Santa Barbara history with the caregivers, other employees and residents, but also enjoyed hearing about their families and family history. He was President of the Residents’ Council and enjoyed being a liaison between the residents and management. He also continued performing, playing piano whenever he was asked. Bob was preceded in death by his daughter, Nelsa Scofield, and wife Carolin. He is survived by his daughter, Gloria (Brian) and his grandchildren, Jakub Scofield, Jerimiah Scofield and Jasmine Scofield. Thank you to Denise, the many caregivers and Dr. Jeffrey Bourne of the Central Coast Home Health and Hospice. He enjoyed your care and appreciated all that you did to take care of him and keep him comfortable. Also, thank you to the caregivers and staff at Mariposa at Ellwood Shores. He appreciated everything you did for him. He loved hearing about your 18
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families. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Jasmine’s Alternative Music School (Jams) www.jamsmusic.org or your favorite non-profit. Music does bring people together. It allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirt. No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith, music proves we are the same. –John Denver
Darleen Deanne Hayball Johnson 6/30/2022
On June 30, the world lost a powerhouse of generosity, intelligence, and positive spirit: Darleen Deanne Hayball Johnson passed away peacefully in her Hanford home surrounded by the love of family and friends. Darleen was born in Detroit, MI. Her parents, George Duffield (Duffy) Hayball, and Doreen June Hayball (ne Graham), relocated to Santa Barbara, CA, when Darleen was 2 and her sister, June, was 4. Her early years were spent in a small beach-side cottage in Isla Vista adjacent to the campus of the University of California. UCSB would shape the experiences of Darleen’s early life. Her father earned a degree there, her mother worked as a secretary in the geology department, and Darleen was awarded her bachelor’s in sociology there in 1969. Later her son, Adam, would earn a master’s degree at UCSB as well. When Darleen was 12, she spent the year traveling through Europe and North Africa with her parents and sister in the family’s Volkswagen Bus. This early trip instilled a lifelong love of travel, especially in the company of her family. She lived a global life enriched by the diverse individuals she met around the world. She had a deep love of people, and she made and sustained friends effortlessly. Her longest relationships began in
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middle school. She remained close to these friends during her years at San Marcos High School, at UCSB, and throughout the milestones of adulthood. After graduating UCSB, Darleen left Santa Barbara motivated by a tip that teaching positions were available in Hanford, a town she had never heard of. Her 38-year teaching career began at Kit Carson Elementary, but she is best remembered as a teacher at Hanford High School where she enjoyed engaging the minds of teenagers. During her first year in Hanford, she became smitten with a young Navy man “with great legs” who lived next door. A year later she would marry this neighbor, Eldon (Johnny) Johnson, and stay with him happily for the remaining 52 years of her life. Together they had three children: Shannon, married to Brian Dull, Adam, married to Patrick Stump, and Ian, married to Jessica Dean Johnson. During more than 30 years at Hanford High School, she touched the lives of countless individuals as one of the school’s most beloved teachers. She approached the subjects she taught English, history, sociology, and psychology with a passion for learning that she developed early in life. The love of knowledge was a gift she bestowed to everyone who took classes from her, including her three children. In addition, she nurtured Johnny when he changed careers to become a teacher, and supported Shannon, Adam, and Ian as they pursued their own careers in education. Darleen was a doer with boundless confidence. Always active and fearless, she advocated for people facing hardship. She provided shelter for those escaping abuse, safe passage for immigrants, and day-to-day necessities for Hanford residents in need of basic care. Some of her greatest joys surrounded the work she did with Johnny as part of the charitable organization they founded Helping Other People Everywhere, or HOPE Inc. Primarily focused on breaking down barriers to education in Kenya, their aid helped build schools, sustain teachers’ salaries, and provide supplies needed for student success. Nicknamed Mama and Baba, Darleen and Johnny fostered lives and friendships in Africa for nearly 30 years. Darleen had many interests and enjoyed sharing them with others. She was an avid bridge
player and belonged to several local clubs. She authored a series of science fiction novels, played the piano, and entertained often. She especially enjoyed being a grandmother to her three grandchildren, Lauren (Lolly), Emmett (Duffy), and Rowan Dull. The great irony was that while Darleen’s emotional heart was limitless, her physical heart was weakened by congenital defects. Valve-replacement surgery in 2007 added meaningful years to her life but could not sustain her forever. Darleen Johnson was preceded in death by her father, sister, and mother. She is survived in life by her husband, three children, and three grandchildren. A memorial service celebrating her life is planned for later this year. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the Johnson family requests taxdeductible donations to HOPE in Darleen’s honor. Checks made payable to HOPE Inc. can be sent to 1301 N. Douty St, Hanford, CA, 93230. To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Richard Boulette and Teresa RamirezBoulette, PhD
Some may have wondered what happened to long time (48 years) Santa Barbara residents, Richard Boulette and Teresa Ramirez-Boulette, PhD. They are resting peacefully, together forever, in a Veterans Cemetery in South Texas as per their wishes. Both Navy veterans, with Teresa achieving the rank of Officer. Richard died suddenly on February 1, 2021. Teresa died May 21, 2021 after a short illness. Special thanks to Santa Barbara City Emergency Services, Cottage Hospital and California Nursing Home. Teresa received her B.S. from Texas Women’s University, and while working at a Naval Hospital in the Psych ward. She completed her M.S. at University of Oregon. Leaving the Navy, the couple moved to Santa Barbara and began long, distinguished
careers with the County. Richard enjoyed his work as a Probation Officer. Teresa began at Mental Health, in clinical work while she obtained her Ph.D. and post Ph.D from UCSB. Teresa was a Renaissance woman. She provided Spanish language educational radio and television programs, wrote a family friendly treatment book, and mentored many co-workers. She continued a private practice as a psychologist after her retirement from the County. Both loved animals. A teenage Teresa captured, and enjoyed feeding and caring for various snakes. Biology fascinated her! Richard had always had cats, and even had a favorite cat’s ashes enshrined on his desk. Throughout their 59 years of marriage, besides a wide assortment of rescue dogs, they also had a deformed pet squirrel and a Kinkajou. The Kinkajou, Enrique, had a large cage in a corner of their garage in their home on the Riviera. His cage resembled a rain forest. Richard and Teresa could be seen daily walking their dogs at Rocky Nook Park. All their animals were considered family. Their surviving dog, thirteen-year old Silverio, is living with Teresa’s oldest niece in Texas, where he keeps busy finding plenty of mischief. Richard and Teresa, throughout their marriage, traveled extensively, prior to their commitment to their pets. Both were avid readers and enjoyed the arts, good music, the opera, and fine restaurants. Richard was predeceased by his parents and a younger brother. Teresa, the youngest of her generation was predeceased by her parents and her 7 siblings. Born into the depression, of lower middle-class families, Richard and Teresa were a hardworking couple who valued the money they earned and wanted to do good with it. The four beneficiaries of their largess are Santa Barbara Humane Society, Viva Volunteers in Lompoc, K-9 Placement and Assistance League, and the Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society. The family hopes you remember them with affection, as we do. If you would like to make a donation in their memory, any of the above, or an animal charity of your choice would be appropriate. Continued on p.20
John DeLoreto 1959-2022
BY LANNY EBENSTEIN true genius, John DeLoreto was
A True Genius
liked and loved by almost all who knew him. John was the fourth and last son of James and Frances DeLoreto. His grandfather turned two lemon orchards into Loreto Plaza with the family, and John’s father was a member of the Santa Barbara City Council. John had three older brothers — Jim, Ed, and Bill. He has two children, Caroline and RJ, whom he loved dearly, and two grandchildren, Liliana and Myloh Lydia. He was born on March 30, 1959, and passed into eternal life on June 17, 2022. I had the great good fortune to know John from the first day of school in afternoon kindergarten at Roosevelt Elementary School in September 1964. I can’t resist noting that we each had strong opinions on the JohnsonGoldwater presidential campaign in 1964 and argued about it in kindergarten — hard to imagine, but true. John was always verbally brilliant, but his most noticeable talent as a child was in math. He always saw and understood math concepts faster than any other child. He was also FAMILY MOMENT: One of John DeLoreto’s many joys was being a the best-behaved student. I remember once dad, pictured here with his son, RJ, as a baby. in 3rd grade when the teacher was upset at the behavior of the boys and held them all in to talk with As a result of John’s leadership, state water came them. Only John was excused to go to lunch because to Santa Barbara County. This was among the most decisive — perhaps the most decisive — contribution his behavior was good all the time. As elementary school progressed, John’s promi- of anyone to our community in recent decades. John nence at Roosevelt increased. He was a student offi- also worked to address groundwater issues in the cer, including editor of the student newspaper and Goleta valley and negotiated provisions into the ultipresident in 6th grade. Roosevelt emphasized student mate development of the Camino Real Marketplace elections at the time, and John was the all-time cam- that later helped to make the City of Goleta financially paigning champ. In one race, he set up a lemonade viable. Politically, John migrated from a traditional Repubstand at the entrance to school to give students free lican when he first ran for the Water Board to a liberlemonade on the day of voting! John went to UC Berkeley for his bachelor’s degree tarian Republican as his term was ending. I remember in comparative literature. He told me a number of attending a Lincoln Club dinner with him in 1992 times that it was a very small major field with bril- or 1993 when Dan Lungren was planning to run for liant instructors who taught a very small number of governor. The highlight of Lungren’s speech was when students the great works in European literature from he rhetorically asked, “Is the war on drugs a Vietnam antiquity through the early modern period. He was War or World War II?” John replied to those seated at very familiar with the great works in the Western our table, “The Vietnam War,” as he got up and left the canon, sometimes in the original languages. assemblage. Recently, he moved to a more conservative John married Victoria Woodward, whom he met Republican position. John’s life ended on a high note. He bravely battled at Berkeley, in 1981. They initially lived in Montecito, where Caroline and RJ were born. Later, the family cancer for almost two years. When another long-time moved to Goleta. These were among the happiest friend, David Beaver, and I had lunch with him a few years in John’s life as Caroline and RJ attended Moun- months ago, he said his doctors were surprised he was still here. He took minimal medication and no chemotain View Elementary School. In 1989, John was elected to the Goleta Water Dis- therapy. He was completely alive intellectually until the trict Board of Directors, and the next four years were end. In his final days, he traveled with RJ and RJ’s two when he had the most influence on the community. young daughters to the Grand Canyon, where John In addition to his service on the Water Board (which, walked around the rim of the canyon and participated before cityhood, was the dominant local elected body in water activities with his granddaughters. Earlier, in Goleta), he published a local newspaper, County Caroline spent several months with him. When he Watch. In this capacity, he argued strenuously in favor returned home, he could not have been happier. of bringing state water to our area. When a great friend departs one’s life, there are sevThe question of participation in the state water eral possible attitudes to take. Undoubtedly, the best is project had long roiled local politics and was deci- to remember and celebrate the many good and happy sively defeated in the 1970s. After his election to the times. That’s easy to do with John DeLoreto. His spirit Water Board, though, John led the charge, both on lives on in his family and friends. A website rememthe board and through County Watch, for state water. bering John is located at celebratingjohndeloreto.com. As a drought at the time continued, the political Contributions in his memory may be made to the tides shifted, and John convinced the majority of the Santa Barbara Education Foundation, for Roosevelt Goleta Water Board to support development of water School. A memorial service in John’s honor will be resources. His brother Ed remembers John enjoying held at the Santa Barbara Mission on Friday, July 29, at n 11 a.m. the political process.
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Enedelia M. Woolfolk
Alicia Moriarty passed away July 7, 2022. Born in Long Island New York, she was the youngest of three children from Bob and Alicia Milos. Her mother immigrated from Port of Spain, Trinidad and her father was raised in Seattle, Washington. Alicia attended Oceanside High School in Long Island where she met her future husband Al Moriarty. The two married shortly after graduating and moved to San Luis Obispo, California where Al attended Cal Poly. Their first couple of years were spent living in student housing where they had their first child Kerry. Alicia had two more children (Larry and Colleen). As the family grew so did her efforts to guide and support all activities on the field and in the classroom. She was a strong believer in both education and physical activity. Her love of sports and family were evident as she never missed an athletic event her kids participated. Alicia was very proud of her children’s accomplishments. Both of hersons earned football scholarships to the University of Notre Dame while her daughter was accepted and attended Cal Poly University. Her proudest moments were hearing her son Kerry was selected the Santa Barbara Scholar Athlete of the year and her son Larry was selected by theHouston Oilers in the NFL draft. Her support continued with her grandkids. She was equally proud of her grandson Kellen who was named the MVP of the Dos Pueblos football team and hergranddaughter Amanda was named the MVP of the Dos Pueblos Championship Volleyball team.Continuing the family tradition – each earned scholarships to UNLV and University of Hawaii. Aspecial thanks to the staff of Mariposa Shores Assisted Living who were so kind to Alicia. Aspecial tribute to her daughter Colleen for making several trips from Colorado to assist hermother. Alicia is survived by her brother Robert Milos, her three children, eight grandchildrenand nine great grandchildren. She will always be remembered for the love of her family. We willmiss you mom. You were our biggest fan and our rock.
My beautiful wife Enedelia was called to the Lord on July 8, 2022 after a sudden illness with both Kyle and I by her side. Enedelia, with her beautiful smile, was born in San Benito Texas and raised in Corpus Christi. In 1967 she moved to Santa Barbara with her infant son Jesse. She was trying to make a new beginning and fell in LOVE coming to Santa Barbara and it became her paradise and salvation. In Santa Barbara she struggled but vowed to make it, fortunately, with her deep rooted faith and her belief in her angels she was blessed with lifelong friendships, that also helped her find her way, She worked several jobs, but always remembered waitressing at Kerry’s restaurant on State St. With the help of her friends she attended night school. She began her mechanical career in the early 70’s at Infomag and was a quick learner. She found the work very interesting and quickly excelled in her field! She worked as a Quality Control Inspector for several Goleta companies such as Santa Barbara Research, Raytheon, and Delco. She was very proud of the work and special projects for NASA and many other top secret projects that held importance. Ene, as she was known, always enjoyed visiting her family in Corpus Christi, Texas. She always looked forward to trips back to Texas to see her mother and all her brothers and sisters, She always embraced and was so proud of her Tejana Mexican/ American heritage and familia. She always wanted to find out all she could about her heritage and history. Ene was brought up with music and loved to dance, which reminded her of her mother. She always admired her mother’s colorful style and way of dressing which she emulated into her own authentic style. Throughout her life there were a number of tragedies that she carried, especially the loss of her father months after her birth, as well as her son,Thomas`s tragic accident when he was just 8 years old. What kept her going were her sons Jesse and Kyle, and all of her grandchildren, Joseph, Gabri-
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elle, Thomas, Enedelia, Blanca, Bella, Audrey, and Mila, whom she loved with all her heart and wished she could give them the world!! She loved to shop and made anything look great on her. Besides her love for family she loved walking at the beach, exercising and running. Ene competed in many 5k, 10k and half marathons within the Tri Counties. Staying physically active was therapeutic to her as well as her daily long walks. Back on July 7, 2002 I decided to attend, for the first time, Santa Barbara Concerts at The Park with my dog, Bud. Waiting for the band to begin I noticed a group of women and noticed a beautiful woman looking my way. It wouldn’t be until much later that I would know why. As the evening progressed I ended up knowing some of her friends in the group, which led to all of us dancing throughout the night. I was fortunate that we were all dancing the Can Can with Ene by my side. KEYT filmed the group dancing, which was made into a commercial that aired for several years on TV. This is where our beautiful journey began. As the summer months went by I looked forward to all the events the group of women would attend, I had no way to communicate or call her, because at that time I had no cell phone and lived in Buellton. In getting to know her she was so easy to talk to and told me of her life, dreams, aspirations. It seems that we were both 2 lost souls who were wanting more in life and most importantly, someone who would be there and love her sons. As we began to talk and have coffee often, I began to feel that she truly had feelings for me but was reluctant but, the spark had been lit!! We married in Santa Barbara on 10/04/2003 and moved to Buellton shortly after her retirement in 2005. We enjoyed our getaways in our van and drove as far as we could. Life was spontaneous and not planned! If we broke down she was not one to worry, she was easy going and young at heart. Although we experienced many of life’s challenges together it onlly reinforced our need for one another to carry on. You see we were not homebodies, we enjoyed all our getaways to Avila Beach, the Central Coast, and visiting family and friends in Santa Barbara. We especially loved hanging out at the beach and walking in paradise. I loved how curious she was and intrigued by nature, always looking and finding small treasures to bring home. All this came to a sudden end earlier this
month, I truly loved her. We were really looking forward to the next chapter but now the story of Enedelia, my wife, has come to an end. Although we had all prayed for a miracle, her lifelong wish was always for her son Kyle and grandchildren to be loved and to be united. Therefore, her desired wish was answered. Her angels came and took her home to join her loved ones she longed for in heaven. She preceded in death by her daughter Corrina Valdez,sons Tomas Perrault and Jesse Valdez. She is survived by her husband Edward R. Woolfolk, son Kyle Libby (Anais) 8 grandchildren, Also 3 sisters Consuelo, Concepcion and Rosa Linda as well as many nieces and nephews. We would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff at the Cottage Hospital and Sansum Clinic. Rosary 7/25/2022 at 2020 Chapala St at McDermot Crockett Chapel at 7 ;00pm as well as the Funeral service 7/26/22 at 11:00 am 1:15pm burial at Santa Barbara Cemetery followed by a Celebration of Enedlia’s life.
Penny (Paula H.) Deley 10/14/1939 - 6/28/2022
Penny Deley, beloved mother and aunt and devoted friend, passed away quietly at her Santa Barbara home on June 28, 2022, surrounded by her adult children. Penny survived and thrived for 11 years receiving dialysis treatment for kidney failure, but finally elected to discontinue treatment due to multiple health issues. Born in 1939 to Frank Brainard Havens and Paula Seymour Havens, Penny spent her formative years in the small borough of Palmerton, Pennsylvania. As a child, she sometimes accompanied the local mailman walking his route – to which she attributed her later ability to set the pace on any hike. While attending Stanford University, Penny met and married (1959) the love of her life, Gary Walter Deley. After graduation (class of 1961), Penny taught high school English. The young couple moved to Santa Barbara, where Penny focused on homemaking and raising their two sons, David Warren Deley and Logan Erastus De Ley. Penny also volunteered
for Meals on Wheels and tutored students in English composition at Santa Barbara City College. The family enjoyed RV camping, especially in the wide-open spaces of the Western U.S. Penny and Gary took several extended trips, including a long tour of Alaska. Sometimes their adventures on the road were challenging, like the day they got three flat tires (with only two spares), and the time their tow vehicle went up in flames on a mountain road. They made it through these difficulties thanks to the kindness of strangers (both locals and fellow RVers). Following the death of her husband in 2007, Penny moved to the Vista Del Monte retirement community, where she found rich friendships and intellectual companionship. A great lover of words and stories, she enjoyed opportunities to develop her writing skills and to express her “inner ham” through theatrical performances and facilitating a play reading group at Vista. For Penny, religious faith was of paramount importance. She was, at different times, involved in several local churches (St. Mark United Methodist, Goleta Presbyterian, and First Congregational) as a parishioner, choir member, deacon, and volunteer. More recently, she found spiritual sustenance attending Torah study classes led by Rabbi Steve Cohen (Congregation B’nai B’rith). Penny was an idealist, believing that we must remain hopeful, and that love and prayer lead us to wholeness and joy. In her later years, she set out on a conscious journey to recognize the worth of every person who came into her life. Her kindness, warmth, and irreverent sense of humor will be missed by friends and family, alike. Penny is predeceased by her husband Gary Deley and her sister Helen Vail. She is survived by her children, David Deley and Logan (Eve) De Ley, her nephew, William (Claudia) DeLey, and her nieces, Carolyn (Richard) Diaz and Kimberly Anderson. No formal service is planned at this time. Those wishing to honor Penny’s memory may make a gift to the Pacific Pride Foundation.
obituaries Clevonease Johnson 3/25/1932 - 6/23/2022
Clevonease Williams Johnson was born March 25, 1932 in Monroe, Louisiana to Jessie and Eliza Williams. At the age of 6, she joined True Vine Baptist Church. She attended all her public school years in Monroe before furthering her education at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Clevonease, along with her three children, relocated to Santa Barbara in 1961. In August, of that same year, she joined Second Baptist Church, where she served faithfully until its demise. She was a member of the Sanctuary Choir, Deaconess Board, Finance Committee, and Trustee Board; also served as Chairperson of the Scholarship Committee, Director of Christian Education, Sunday School teacher and Superintendent, as well as, Youth Department Director. She also took it upon herself to organize “A Day of Praise and Fellowship: 100 Women in White”. In 1962, she married Matthew Johnson, who preceded her in death. She resumed the journey of furthering her education by attending Santa Barbara City College where she earned an Associate of Science degree in Early Childhood Education in 1972. Determined to extend her knowledge, she earned a Bachelors of Arts degree from University of California, Santa Barbara and a Teaching Credential from Pacific Oaks University in Pasadena, CA. In 1966, she began her teaching career at the Head Start Porgram of the Santa Barbara City Schools. While there, she developed, introduced, and implemented certain curriculum to enhance the program. In 1972, due to her outstanding performance and leadership skills, she was promoted to Head Teacher of the Santa Barbara City College Children’s Center, a position she held for 20 years until her retirement in 1992. As a dedicated member of her community and strong advocate for children’s education, her work was “just getting started”. Upon retirement, she worked as a substitute teacher in many local early childhood development schools. She served as Lincoln Elementary School’s PTA Vice President (1964-1966), Franklin Elementary School’s PTA Secretary (1970-1971), as well as a
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very active member within both Santa Barbara Junior High School and Santa Barbara Senior High Schoool’s PTA. Her community work also included being a member of the Board of Directors of the California Association for the Education of Young Children; while on this board, she also served as chairperson of both the Membership Committee and Multicultural Awareness committee; she was once President of the Tri-County Association for the Education of Young People (19801982), member of the Board of Directors for the California Youth Authority (1981-1985), treasurer of the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee (1987-1990), Vice President of the Endowment for Youth Program (1996-1998), President and Secretary of the George Washington Carver Scholarship Club (1978-1995), and was also a member of the local NAACP chapter. In her later years, she volunteered at Catholic Charities. Whatever you needed, she would be exactly that and more. She lived her life righteously; always taking heed to the voice of God and His will. She often encouraged those she knew, even strangers, to be a blessing to others any chance they got. She was a living testament of Matthew 5:16 – for her light shined so bright. She was always ready to lend a helping hand, give a listening ear, and fill every necessary gap she could. Her legacy is filled with unconditional love; faith to weather any storm; standing as a tall pillar of light in such a dark world; being intentional and genuine in all things; and most of all, the wisdom to lean on God, for He knows all things and makes no mistakes. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Eliza Williams-Alexander; her husband, Matthew Johnson; sister, Jessie Lee Beal; and son, Jason Oatis. She leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, George Etta Milam, Bernadette Larson, and Carla Marcinkus; 5 grandchildren, Malcolm Milam, Aaron Milam, Matthew Oatis, Rachel Oatis and Karina Dixon Guron. 4 great-grandchildren, Da’Von Milam, Justin Milam, Mya Milam, and Elijah Milam; her 8 siblings, Wanda Lambert, Vergie Scott, Debra Alexander Reed, Annie Booker, Carl Williams, Alfred Williams, Wayne Williams, and Michael Alexander; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, many adopted children, and all those who she took under her wing. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 1 p.m., at Family Baptist Church of Carpinteria, located at 5026 Foothill Rd, Carpinteria, CA 93013.
Ernestine “Tina” Encinias 7/26/1939 - 6/17/2022
Ernestine “Tina” Encinias passed away peacefully on June 17th at her home in the Pilgram Terrace community in Santa Barbara while being cared for by her devoted partner Richard Mattson. He and she met there and fell in love there in 2003. Tina was born in Trementina, New Mexico on July 26, 1939, to the late Pedro and Adela Encinias. At age 11 in Las Vegas, New Mexico her mother died giving childbirth & Tina with her sister Angela & brother Joe, were taken in by their hard working, practical, “tough love” Grandma Rosenda on her ranch back in Trementina. Tina would learn many “how to” skills from ranch life, but when she tested the rules in her late teens Grandma sent her away to learn proper values, more life skills, and to eventually earn a degree in cosmetology. Having moved here to Santa Barbara in the early 60’s with her two children Della & Mario. She was devoted to them and had another daughter Doreen born here in Santa Barbara. Having experienced disappointment from two unreciprocated commitments to family in New Mexico & now here, Tina discovered that her relationship with her family, friends, and herself was most important. Trusting God as a higher power was a source she could truly depend on. She spent the time to read, participating in different philosophical groups & ways to obtain peace, self confidence, and learning to trust her own intuitive feelings and observations. She became a strong, independent, responsible loving person who cared about the right way to live. “Tina’s way!” She knew what works and what does not. She was not afraid to share that with family, friends, and folks that appeared to need some sound advice to obtain a better way of living. Ernestine will always be remembered for her direct honesty to those she cared about. She was not one to suffer fools. To her friends and family, she was known as quick-witted, fun loving, extremly observant, and artistically talented in everything she set her mind to do! She created some beautiful works of art and very special memories for all of us. She will be greatly missed! Ernestina is preceded in death by son Mario Aragon, daughter Della Aragon, and their aunt “Dewey” of Santa Barbara. She is survived by her daughter Doreen Licon of Santa Barbara, her grandsons, Michael
Ybarra and David Ybarra, greatgrandson Gabriel Ybarra of Santa Barbara, granddaugther Monica and Shane Bennet of Yorkshire, England, her 1st cousin Aggie Orr of Pueblo, Colorado, her niece Esperanza Perez who was there for her when she needed support, and her forever grateful boyfriend, and beloved companion for nineteen years Richard Mattson. There will be a gravesite service at Calvary Cemetary @ 199 Hope Ave. in Santa Barbara @ 10:30 AM Tuesday the 26th of July followed by a reception and celebration of Tina’s amazing life @ the Unity Church @ 227 E Arrellaga St. in Santa Barbara. All friends & family welcome!
William Temple Teachout
12/28/1930 - 7/15/2022
cancer survivor, a world-traveler, and a supporter of charities and organizations too many to name. He had a special place in his heart for Yosemite National Park, a place he and Ann visited almost every year for over 40 years. He passed peacefully after a short illness at the age of ninety-one on July 15, 2022. He is survived by his wife Ann, his sister Nancy Gardner, his daughters Kathy Jennings and Julie Klapp, son-in-law Nelson Jennings, 6 granddaughters and 6 great-grandchildren, who knew him as Peepaw. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to First Presbyterian Church of Orange (191 N. Orange St, Orange, CA 92866) or the Yosemite Conservancy (Yosemite.org). No memorial service is planned at this time. Notes of remembrance may be sent to his widow at anbteach2@ gmail.com
Richard Thomas Paul Latham 4/15/1934 - 6/26/2022
Bill Teachout was born on December 28, 1930 in West Upton, Massachusetts, the third child of William Trafford Teachout and Elizabeth Temple Teachout. He went to Wesleyan University in Connecticut, graduating in 1953. He received an MBA from Harvard in 1955 before completing his military service in the Army Finance Corps, stationed in San Francisco, CA. That’s where he met his wife of over 65 years, Ann Collins. He always said he was the luckiest man in the world to have her as the love of his life. Bill was first and foremost a family man and a people person. He was devoted to his extended family and had a wide circle of friends. His warm hugs and friendly greetings to all passers-by were well-known. His second love was sports, both as a participant and a spectator. He never stopped cheering for his home team, the Boston Red Sox. He was a dedicated member of his church, First Presbyterian Church of Orange. He served as an elder and church administrator there for over 20 years. Finally, he was a businessman. He worked for several different companies in the burgeoning home improvement industry: Gold Triangle in South Florida, Handy Dan, Builder’s Emporium, and California Hardware in Southern California serving as President/CEO of the latter two companies. In 2018, he and Ann moved from their long-time home in Santa Ana to Santa Barbara to be closer to family. We are especially indebted to all the staff at Valle Verde for their wonderful care over the last 4 years. Bill was an eternal optimist, a INDEPENDENT.COM
We are very sad to announce that Richard Thomas Paul Latham passed away in Santa Barbara, California on June 26, 2022. He will be deeply missed by his wife Patricia, daughters Nicola (Colin) and Alison, granddaughters Adrienne and Christina, sister-in-law Beverley, and many other family members and friends. Richard was born in England. He grew up in Sussex and attended Eton College, followed by the University of Cambridge, where he completed his master’s degree in math and science. In 1957 he immigrated to Vancouver, BC in Canada, where he met and married Patricia. He bought and managed a dairy farm in Mission, B.C. They had 2 daughters, Nicola and Alison. In 1970 the family relocated to Santa Barbara, California. Richard was a loving husband and a wonderful father. He was also a successful businessman and served on the board of the United Way in Santa Barbara for many years. He loved the challenge of solving a difficult puzzle, played an excellent game of chess and was a terrific golfer (club champion)! He was a true gentleman, as well as kind, thoughtful and generous. Richard will be greatly missed by all who loved him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made (in Richard’s memory) to the United Way or the American Heart Association.
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Maternity Care Issues
BY MEGAN SPENCER iven recent conversations about the state
of obstetrical care in Santa Barbara, I feel compelled to share my experiences and perspective about what is lacking and what could be improved for birthing people in our community. My daughter was delivered via emergency C-section at Cottage Hospital when I was 25 weeks pregnant. She weighed less than two pounds and spent nearly four months in the NICU. As a Black woman in this country, my story is unfortunately not unique. Preterm birth and low birth weight are the second leading cause of infant mortality in the U.S. and the leading cause of death for Black babies. Black women are three times as likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth than white women and 60 percent more likely to give birth prematurely. These statistics are devastating but hardly surprising, given the way structural racism impacts health outcomes. The history of reproductive violence against women of color is a long one: forced sterilization, mass sexual assault and violence, and the systematic separation of babies and children from their families. Black and Native women in particular TINY PREEMIE: The author and her baby daughter touch have struggled for autonomy over their reproduc- hands for the first time. tive lives and ability to mother their children for most of U.S. history. The continuation of this strugI returned hours later when the pain became gle is reflected in the reproductive health dispari- unbearable. I could barely walk but waited nearly ties that exist today. These disparities will surely be 20 minutes in the lobby of Cottage before someexacerbated by the overturning of Roe vs. Wade. one from Labor & Delivery came down for me. I I began my prenatal care with a group of mid- was not offered a wheelchair or assistance getting wives, hoping to give birth at home and avoid a to the elevator or through the halls, despite contrachospital setting that I knew could be dispropor- tions writhing through my body. It wasn’t until my tionately dangerous for Black women. When daughter’s foot was coming out of my vagina that I I began experiencing concerning symptoms, I was taken seriously. I was rushed into surgery. From reached out to the midwives, but my concerns across the room, I saw my daughter for just several were dismissed. After advocating for myself with a seconds after she was resuscitated, before she was number of medical professionals, I was diagnosed taken to the NICU. with cervical insufficiency, drastically increasing I cannot help but wonder if my experience would my risk of preterm labor. I sought care with an OB have been different if I were someone else. Black in town who I had seen early on in my pregnancy. women and their babies die as a result of not being She had a reputation of being one of the most pro- believed about their pain or symptoms. This is wellgressive doctors in town, and I immediately felt documented. My life and my child’s life are not less comforted by her warmth and kindness. important than anyone else’s. Just like every other She acknowledged the difficulty of being a pregnant and birthing person, I deserve respectful woman of color seeking obstetrical care and also maternity care. My partner and I are very lucky that our baby surrecognized that my race put me at a higher risk for preterm birth. I had never had a doctor acknowl- vived. We are deeply grateful to the neonatologists, edge these realities. She assured me that while she respiratory therapists, nurses, speech pathologists, could not guarantee any specific birth outcome, and physical and occupational therapists who took she could promise that I would be listened to. I was wonderful care of her. Still, I think back to my docon modified bed rest for about two weeks before tor’s promise that I would be listened to. I wish that my daughter arrived 15 weeks early. had been true; being listened to would have meant Having a child in the NICU, especially a micro- being believed about the pain I was experiencing, preemie, is terrifying. For me, this trauma was not being sent home with ibuprofen. I understand compounded by both the medical neglect I experi- that preterm birth cannot always be prevented, but enced and the COVID-19 restrictions that limited I wish I could say with confidence that those who treated me did everything they could to prevent that the time I could spend with my baby. When I went into preterm labor, I was sent outcome. home from the hospital. The nurse who cared for I am not denying that many women have had me dismissed my concerns and insisted that my wonderful experiences with the doctor who delivpain was a normal part of the second trimester. My ered my baby. I am pointing out that all experidoctor came to speak with me briefly, and while ences are not equal. Even with progressive, feminist she was very kind, she did not examine me. Despite doctors and midwives available, Black women and describing my excruciating pain and the increasing babies still suffer. intensity of my contractions, I was instructed to go Megan Spencer is a PhD candidate in Feminist Studies at UC home and take ibuprofen. Santa Barbara.
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Spencer the Gardener jams at a house party with Brett Larsen on the accordion and Liz Barnitz on beatbox.
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pencer Barnitz, aka the wily epicenter of Spencer the
Gardener (STG), is literally a man and a bandleader about town. By one measure, last year, Barnitz was a rare musician inducted into the Independent’s roster of Local Heroes, but Barnitz, longtime king of DIY operations, needs no “official” approval or status. The people have spoken—and partied with him. He is “officially unofficial,” as heroes go. As an annual centerpiece of the Fiesta festivities, Barnitz’s upcoming gigs—including the climactic set at El Mercado De la Guerra on Saturday night, Sunday afternoon at Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado, and a Wednesday “Official Unofficial Kickoff” show at a location to be announced—will have extraspecial firepower. Consider this rush of gigs another important, even ceremonial, community send-off to the COVID years (despite the pandemic’s stubborn lingering tendrils). Speaking of the pandemic, there he was a year ago, leading the charge of his nearly three-decades-plus-old band as they dished up a potent, party-stoking set at the Lobero Theatre, just before the Delta variant (remember that one?) set us back into hermit mode. Zach Gill, of Animal Liberation Orchestra and Jack Johnson band fame, had joined forces with Lobero director David Asbell to put together an evening of local talents (including my new band, Tableaux Sonique—thanks, Zach and David), and STG’s sizzling set capped off the roster of local bands before intermission. Barnitz returned during Gill’s set for an impressive spin as a salsa dancer, with singing partner Lynette Gaona in tow, as they jammed on “All Night Long.” At that moment in time, “we had gone through the vaccine euphoria of the first two months of last summer, which was
Spencer the Gardener at the recent 150th anniversary celebration for Stearns Wharf
crazy fun,” Barnitz recalls. Suddenly, though, Delta dawned on us, dampening the prospect of a celebratory—and free!—Lobero night out. Barnitz remembers, “Zach and I were talking a couple days before, saying, ‘Should we cancel this?’ It’s like, here, we’re playing this welcome back, Santa Barbara show, and the Delta variant comes to spoil the party. He was saying, ‘I’ve never had so many people call me and say, I’m not coming.’ The Lobero was worried that we were gonna have 2,000 people there. There were probably 300, and it was a fun show. But it just felt weird, like, should we really be doing this?” Yes, they should have, and they did. Delta seemed far away, for a minute. Fast-forward to Cinco de Mayo of this year, and the band is doing its party bidding and business on the patio next to the Pickle Room. An overflow crowd swells naturally from the Canon Perdido sidewalk across the street to the historic El Presidio, a “birthplace” of Santa Barbara. What would the founding fathers, soldiers, and padres think? Barnitz calls up his song “Tragedy of Dreaming,” recorded on the album Run Away with Lulu. Its chorus lyric: “All that I thought I had left behind / comes straight back to me watching lovers cry / Always thought you might marry me / I guess that’s a thought that’s just lost at sea as I drift along endlessly / I’m all caught up in this tragedy, tragedy of dreaming.” The sensitive song, suggesting a blend of Lou Reed, jam-band balladry, and Jane’s Addiction in a mellow zone, soaks in an introspective mood, punctuated at this gig by CONTINUED>
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Spencer Barnitz’s gift for interacting with the audience is one of his trademarks. Gary Sangenitto is on bass.
guitarist Rob Taylor’s tastefully melodic solo. Suddenly, the balladeer breaks rank and the party animal within emerges with Barnitz bellowing, “If you’re a freak and you know it, clap your hands.” Freaks on both sides of Canon Perdido oblige. STG has long owned bragging rights as a premiere — the premiere? — party band in town. In fact, it is also possibly the most musically subversive party band around, playing fast and loose with a postmodernist agenda of genres and song mixology. At a recent gig, I ran into a new fan, noted promoter/manager/ Lobero honcho Steven Cloud, grooving to the sounds. Cloud’s take: “This is the most Dada band in Santa Barbara.” In terms of the presumed objectivity buffer between journalist and subject, for this story, I fail miserably. I went to high school in sync with Spencer and played in an array of bands in the same clubs. In dreamy teendom, I jammed with the now sadly deceased drummer Paul Bergerot — drummer for The Tan, the Beach Boys, and more — in harmonica player Paul Morales’s Northside garage, and later drove Paul, Barnitz, and future Tan co-pilot Brad Nack to go surfing at Jalama (I had the wheels, not the surfing jones). Liz Barnitz, Spencer’s talented sister and now background vocalist, has kindly joined the ranks of my band Headless Household over the years. I even semi-dedicated an avant-polka tune to “Spencer the Polka Dispenser,” for which Spencer gamely provided a slinky-cool cameo vocal on the Headless Household album post-Polka. Both Spencer and Liz appeared with one of the Household’s annual Christmas concerts at Center Stage, under the moniker “The Flying Barnitzes.” My close ties to the band and its members hit home when I went to hear them on the back patio of M. Special Fourth of July weekend. I tried to fade into the sizable, dance-happy crowd. Suddenly, saxist John Schnackenberg’s voice booms over the PA: “I think there’s a Josef Woodard impersonator in the house.” We banter ’til Spencer coaxes me into doing a shabby shimmy of a dance. “There it is,” Barnitz beams, before kicking the band back into action, with some serious dancers heeding the call.
What gave them cause to dance so fitfully? The usual eclectic STG mix, which includes a menu of s-word flavors — ska, surf, spy, soul, and salsa. At M. Special, the set list turns from the Barnitz original “Disaster on the Half Shell” to Blondie’s reggae-timing “The Tide Is High,” and from the Violent Femmes’ “Blister in the Sun” to sounds and grooves from South of the Border. A calypso tune segues naturally into a Barnitz in-house specialty — cumbia — on “Camisa Negra,” with Lynette playing guitar while Spencer tackles the breathlessly tumbling Spanish lyrics. From both sides of the border came the Texas Tornados’ Tex-Mex classic “(Hey Baby) Que Paso,” which Barnitz adapted to the names of dancers in the house. This personal touch is one key to the STG charm and magnetic appeal. In his beret and shades, with a quirkily lovable voice sometimes reminiscent of David Byrne, Barnitz brought the M. Special crowd to a frothy, collective high, as is expected at an STG gig. As bassist Gary Sangenitto says, “Over the many, many, many years that I’ve been playing music with them, people have said something like, ‘Oh, I just don’t know about his voice.’ And I’m going, ‘But do you understand what he does?’ He unifies people. He makes you and the audience part of it all. He brings an ‘us’ to an event. It’s not about ‘Look how cool we are.’ It’s like, ‘Can we all be cool together?’ That, to me, is a front person. It’s a really beautiful thing. I mean, what’s a musician without an audience?” After a beat, Sangenitto adds, “We’re like little punks that never grew up. We just grew old.” Over a scrumptious empanada lunch on the patio of Buena Onda (“good vibes”), Barnitz agreed to an official unofficial interview with this objectivitychallenged scribe. Donning a baseball cap touting his lifelong haunt, Hendry’s Beach, and a t-shirt reading “CATOK” — guitarist Taylor’s band — Barnitz explained that he knew this place for its food and vibes, but also as a spot for a fairly recent addition to his interests, tango dancing. That morning, Barnitz had been rehearsing with the precocious 15-year-old Cainan Gaona, son of Lynette,
C OV ER CO V ESR TSOT R OYR Y for his debut at Goleta’s Old Town Coffee as an STG bassist. (The young multi-instrumentalist, who started sitting in with the band from age 8, is mainly a keyboardist but is game for switch-hitting on bass.) That afternoon, Barnitz would be playing a solo gig in his alter-ego “Organic Gangster” mode, for a family-friendly crowd at Wylde Works on State Street. He gets around. Does he relate to audiences filled with children? “Sure,” Barnitz beams. “I treat them just like adults.” As live music opens its floodgates again, STG has been filling up its dance card, especially this summer — including a show tonight (July 21) in front of The Granada Theatre, in a lineup featuring charter member and now N.Y.C.-based trumpeter Nate Birkey. On his email gig alerts, Spencer ends a growing list of summer shows with this phrase, like a mantra: “And on and on and on!” That “on and on” factor also includes a documentary in progress, and the making of a new album to add to the band’s handful of albums to date (not including the two “Organic Gangster” records). That discography, incidentally, also includes 2006’s Fiesta. STG’s recorded output can be found where music is sold and streamed, but to catch them live is to truly understand what makes the band tick. Barnitz admits that the band’s ongoing live life defines the group’s deeper essence. “On a record,” he says, “we can’t really capture some weird mashup vibe. Everyone does mashups now. I started doing mashups with the Wedding Band, when nobody was doing mashups. I think that’s why the Wedding Band was so strangely popular with college kids, ’cause it was so weird.” The Wedding Band is a specialty side project in Barnitz’s world going back to the early ’90s: a quirky cover band that developed its own following. In Spencer the Gardener, he says, “We still do that. We end the show with a medley that we’ve done forever, which is ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ into ‘She’ll be Coming ’Round the Mountain’ into ‘Jambalaya,’ and it ends with a punk version of ‘It’s a Small World.’ I would say that that really sums up everything well for a show that you’ve just seen of ours. And it fits with what we’re doing, but that’s hard to capture on record.” And from the fiscal, live livelihood standpoint, he says, “We’re in a really lucky situation because we still make money — not ‘real’ money, but money as if you’re a waiter at a popular restaurant.” As a Santa Barbara native and, apparently, lifer in these parts, Barnitz’s countless local connections and affiliations add up to a dense, complex matrix. Take his gigging at Old Town Coffee, which came about through a childhood link to owner Tim Ward. Ward grew up with Barnitz on the magical plot of land known as Yankee Farm, situated above Hendry’s Beach at the rustic edge of Hope Ranch.
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Looking back at life on the “farm,” Barnitz points out that “everybody talks about how bad their childhood was. Mine’s the opposite. I was scarred ’cause I’ll never get that again. I still go up and have Thanksgiving there. It’s like the land that time forgot.” Barnitz’s band-ographic history, which has taken him to London with The Tan in his early twenties — a popular new wave/surf band that came within spitting distance of a major label trajectory — and touring around California with STG, finds its root system in the 400 to 600 block of State Street in his formative years. Playing at the tiny hip cubbyhole of George’s, the treasured bohemian club Baudelaire’s (as lionized in Santa Barbara–bred Mike Mills’s film 20th Century Women) and Club Iguana, home to STG’s earliest triumphant beginnings around 1990, Barnitz cut his teeth and honed his charismatic stage style in these grass-rootsy lower State Street outposts. But the cultural GPS lands especially boldly on the small and mythic oyster bar turned music haven of Joseppi’s, across the street from Baudelaire’s, run by New Jersey-born émigré, raconteur and accordionist Joseppi Scozzaro. Barnitz briefly worked shucking oysters and slinging spaghetti dinners at Joseppi’s, following his year-long recovery from a nasty traffic accident while on tour with Spencer the Gardener in 1991 (which also badly injured drummer Bo Fox). Soon enough, the musical urge led to the creation of the Wedding Band, with Scozzaro in the mix. Of Scozzaro, who died in 2017, Barnitz asserts “I loved Joseppi, and owe him a lot.” Barnitz explains that the Wedding Band moniker “was kind of a joke, ’cause we would be perfect to play at a wedding,” he laughs. “As it got popular, UCSB girls would say, ‘You’re gonna play my wedding.’ All of a sudden, in the ’90s, we did play a few of them, and they were really fun. But we didn’t play that many. We were like the wedding band made up of teenagers. We were rebels.” Lines could be blurred. As Sangenitto recalls, “We would do shows where the Wedding Band would be hired to do something … and Spencer the Gardener would be playing clubs around there. We would combine gigs where the Wedding Band would be the cover version and Spencer the Gardener would do Spencer songs.” Although Barnitz keeps STG bopping all yearround, Fiesta time is a special Spencer time. He figures that he started playing at Fiesta proper, around 1991, and started the annual “official unofficial” Wednesday night pre-opening shows in 2005. Reflecting back to his childhood, Barnitz comments, “I’m a child of when Fiesta was looked upon as a really fun time in Santa Barbara. We all loved it, and it was one week out of the year where your parents were happy, you went to a parade, and it was like, ‘Oh look, now I’m singing this song in Spanish.’ It had a profound influence on me. I have been surfing Mexico and just been traveling for a while, singing songs in Spanish all my life. It’s not a big hat and a shot of tequila.” One interesting twist with Barnitz’s presence in Old Spanish Days is that his set lists tend to focus more on sounds and rhythms from Mexico and Latin America than the European land of the Conquistadores. Flamenco and Spanish garb may figure into OSD regalia but are not part of the STG agenda. Where did cumbias enter Barnitz’s life and consciousness? “Probably with [cumbia classic] ‘Rosa Maria,’ when I was like, I don’t know, 10. I can still remember this song. This is a song that I sang in Mr. Hall’s class in high school on Fridays,” he laughs. Peripherally, surfing also had something to do with
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Spencer Barnitz (right) and Brad Nack were part of The Tan, circa 1980s.
his cumbia obsession, a side effect of many surfing trips down in Mexico. “Because I spent a lot of time in Mexico,” Barnitz says, “I also heard a lot of cumbias — which is one of the most popular pieces of music in the world. I just started writing some cumbias in English. But like [Barnitz’s original] ‘To the Sea,’ that could be a Pogues song, it sounds like an Irish sea shanty, but there’s a backbeat of a cumbia in it. There are a lot of [musical] things that borrow from each other in the world.” Before long, a documentary film in progress will bring Barnitz’s saga to the big screen. In the works for two years and culminating with a Lobero Theatre concert slated for November 24, the project was launched by musician-writer-producer Emile Millar. With Millar in the producer seat, he brought filmmakers Robert Redfield and Terri Wright into the fold. Redfield says, “I want to avoid a dry chronology. The ‘aha’ moment for me as I researched the story is that Spencer’s life and his music is more than the party band that first meets the eye. “We’re including fun archival footage from The Tan and early STG and also from today’s performances of beloved STG songs, along with the first performance of Spencer’s new material. About half of the primary photography is complete. There are other interesting and fun paths that take us to the whys behind Spencer’s music and to how he became a cherished community treasure.” Along his path, Barnitz has run up against some serious health threats, but his forward momentum and will to keep his band pumping and enjoying life remain strong. “I’m pretty happy with where I am,” he says, “except for my physical ailments that seem to pop up all the time. I have to have a kidney transplant. I had open heart surgery [to repair mitral valve prolapse]. I still have plates in my face from that car crash,” he says, referring back to the 1991 accident, which left him with multiple broken bones. “I’ll be able to handle it. I went surfing yesterday. I played at the wharf. I got a gig coming up. It’s bizarre that I have this. With the exception of some of the times that I’ve gotten really depressed — I actually got depressed from alcohol for a while — I’ve always enjoyed life. Not like ‘Oh, life is so great,’ but like, I can’t wait to play basketball now. [I’m into] the here and now and the present.” With a smile, he adds, “I probably spent too much time in my life relying on fun.”
Deep into our lunch confab, Barnitz turns philosophical about his life in motion. “What have I done in my life?” he muses. “I’ve surfed, played basketball, danced salsa, danced tango, played shows, read books. I like them all equally,” he laughs. “Playing a show is like playing basketball, and I don’t do that anymore. “I’m really lucky. It’s true that something gone this way or that way would’ve changed things for better, for worse. Hard to say. I’d be different if my dad was alive; I don’t know if it’d be better or worse. If we wouldn’t have gotten in that car crash, we probably would’ve had a deal, and maybe we would’ve failed really fast ’cause that’s when you know if you fail or not. “If The Tan wouldn’t have been so involved with getting a record deal, we really started doing well on our own. We were very much DIY before it existed. If we would’ve followed our path doing that, we would’ve really benefited. For a long time after that car crash was just like, okay, well we’ll, we’ll just have to do it ourselves. So there’s never been a better time to do that than now.” He pauses, and adds a caveat, with a grin. “Granted, I don’t have to worry about a wife; I’m from Santa Barbara, and I have a house. I didn’t have to go get a full-time job at some point.” But his job, or life mission, continues at a healthy pace. Fast-forward to the band’s recent Stearns Wharf show, as part of a series celebrating the pier’s 150th anniversary. The band dishes up the saucy stuff of “Disaster on the Half Shell,” with a choice trombone solo by Skabone Stan (once part of the local band Crucial DBC), and “Tragedy of Dreaming” has its slow-dancing moment, until the “freak” part, when the crowd, as always, obliges. Introducing other members of the band, Barnitz hints at lives beyond the Gardener: “You might not know it, but Lynette does marathons, and John is the tree whisperer.” (By day, Gaona is a vocal coach and Schnackenberg a prized arborist in town.) Sure enough, cumbias are in the house and by the sea, in the form of the fave “Juana la Cubana,” “Hay Cariño,” and also the fairly recent original party anthem “Going to a Party.” As for further local music links, that song was recorded by the recently belated musician-producer-boosterist Byl Carruthers and sports a hip, beach-centric video by Barnitz’s old pal Nack (check it out on YouTube). On the mic, Barnitz explains why his sister Liz is not on vocal duty that night, as she just retired — as principal at Hope School — and was celebrating at the Ojai Spa. He shrugs. “This is the Cadillac of all bands. No stress. ‘Oh, you can’t make it that night? No worries.’ ” n And on and on and on!
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Solvang: Copenhagen Dr. and 1st St., 2:30-6:30pm
Downtown S.B.: Corner of Santa Barbara and Cota sts., 8am-1pm
7/21-7/24, 7/27: Lost Chord Guitars Thu: Hayley Lynn, Blair Borax, Steve Key, 7:30-9:30pm. Fri.: Winterlark, 8-11:30pm. Sat.: Joalon Station Band, 8-11:30pm. Sun.: Tim Flannery and Lunatic Fringe, 8-10:30pm. Wed.:
Christopher Hawley, 7:30-9:30pm. $10. 1576 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang. Call (805) 331-4363. lostchordguitars.com
7/21-7/23: M.Special Brewing Co. (S.B.) Thu.: Drag Show, 8-10pm. Fri.: Plastic Harpoons, 7-9pm. Sat.: Nicole Sophia Band, 6-8pm. 634 State St. Free. Call (805) 968-6500.
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7/21-7/22, 7/24, 7/26: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club Thu.: Pocket
Fox, Glenn Annie, Katie Skene, 8:30pm. $10-$15. Ages 21+. Fri.: Leslie Lembo & Raw Silk, 8:30pm. $15. Ages 21+. Sun.: Flamenco y Familia, 7:30pm. $20-$30. Tue: S.B. Piano Boys: Romantic Chopin Dinner Concert, 7:30pm. $5-$10. 1221 State St. Call (805) 962-7776. sohosb
Charles Brennan to learn about hydrography, the science that measures and describes the physical features of the navigable portion of the Earth’s surface and adjoining coastal areas. There will be a pre-lecture reception for members from 6:15-6:45pm. Registration is required. 7-8:30pm. S.B. Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Wy., Ste. 190. Free-$20. Call (805) 962-8404. sbmm.org/santa-barbara-events
Rain or shine, meet local fishermen on the Harbor’s commercial pier, and buy fresh fish (filleted or whole), live crab, abalone, sea urchins, and more. 117 Harbor Wy., 6-11am. Call (805) 259-7476.
advocates, Indigenous peoples, film producers, and the community for a screening of three short films, Plant Heist (2021), The Chumash People: A Living History (2021), and Saging the World (2022) followed by a discussion about historic stewardship and current issues facing native plants. 7-9pm. Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. $10-$25.
7/22: Art & Comedy at the Arlington Join Taste and See S.B.
7/21-7/23 The Theatre Group Presents Something Rotten! Follow broth-
ers Nick and Nigel Bottom in the 1590s as they write the world’s very first musical in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard” as they realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self … and all that jazz. Thu.-Sat.: 7:30pm. Garvin Theatre, SBCC West Campus, 721 Cliff Dr. $14-$26. Call (805) 965-5935 or email sbcctg@sbcc .edu. theatregroupsbcc.com
Drinks at Dusk at the Old Mission Guests
can stroll the Sacred Garden, mingle with the friars and other guests, and have tastes from wineries, breweries, and food. 5:30-7:30pm. Old Mission S.B., 2201 Laguna St. $50. Call (805) 682-4713 x196 or email email@example.com.
Free Summer Cinema — Hot Fun in the Summertime: Thelma & Louise Bring breathable blankets, low chairs, a picnic, and friends and family to watch 1991’s Thelma & Louise (rated R), an American buddy movie where a road trip becomes a flight from the law when Louise shoots and kills a man who tries to rape Thelma at a bar. The film stars Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis. Go early for a curated playlist by DJ Darla Bea. 8:30pm. Sunken Gardens, S.B. County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St. Free. Call (805) 893-3535.
Clarke and Jason Gonzalez, 1:30-4:30pm.
Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan, 1:304:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call (805) 967-0066.
coldspringtavern.com 7/22-7/24: Maverick Saloon Fri.: Dusty Jugz, 8:30-11:30pm. Sat.: Deanna D’Amico White, 1-5pm; Just Dave Band, 8:30-11:30pm. Sun.: Robert Heft & Dave Wilson, noon-4pm. 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Free. Ages 21+. Call (805) 686-4785. mavericksaloon.com/
7/22-7/23: M.Special Brewing Co. (Goleta) Fri.: Mercy & The Unforgiven. 6-8pm. Sat.: Flight 805, 6-8pm. 6860 Cortona Dr., Ste. C, Goleta. Free. Call (805) 968-6500. mspecialbrewco.com 7/22: Pali Wine Co. Live music. 6-8pm. 116 E. Yanonali St., Ste. A-1. Free. Ages 21+. Call (805) 560-7254. 7/24: S.B. Bowl Concert The Black Crowes Present Shake Your Money Maker, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, 7pm. $55-$155. 1122 N. Milpas St. Call (805) 962-7411. sbbowl.com
7/21: Film Screening and Discussion: People and the Planet: The Healing Power of Native Plants The S.B. Botanic Garden will bring together native plant
7/22-7/24: Cold Spring Tavern Fri.: Kinsella Band, 6-9pm. Sat.: Cyrus
7/21: Concerts in the Park Pack a picnic and bring a chair or blanket to S.B.’s beautiful waterfront and enjoy the rock ’n’ roll sounds of Captain Cardiac & The Coronaries. No alcohol or pets. 6-7:30pm. Great Meadow, Chase Palm Park, 323 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Free.
Lindsey Marie, 6-9pm. 1539 Mission Dr., Solvang. Free. Ages 21+. Call (805) 6869126. arrowsmithwine.com/events
The S.B. Maritime Museum Presents The History and Importance of Hydrography Join surveyor and hydrographer
7/22: Arrowsmith’s Wine Bar
for a showcase of art you can purchase by area artist Matthew Ross, who focuses on portraiture and landscape in oils and also acrylic and charcoal; and a comedy set by Monique Marvez, who has appeared on HBO, Showtime, and more. There will be a meet and greet, a live painting, and a silent auction with proceeds to go toward Ross’s new art endeavor. There will be cash bars. 7-10pm. The Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. $30. tinyurl.com/Art-Comedy
7/22: Asian American Film Series: A Vanished Dream: Wartime Story of My Japanese Grandfather Follow photojournalist Regina Boone in her search for answers after her dying father asks her to uncover the mysteries of her grandfather’s disappearance as a Japanese immigrant arrested on the day of the Pearl Harbor attack. A Q&A with Regina Boone will follow. 6pm. Alhecama Theatre, 215-A E. Canon Perdido St. Free. sbthp.org/aafs
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7/22-7/23: Center Stage Theater, BellaDonna, and Miss Kitty Present Les Femmes Fatales at the Moulin Rouge! This S.B. Drag Revue and Cabaret hosted by Jim Sirianni will be filled with bawdy, burlesque illusion and intrigue featuring the talents of BellaDonna, Miss Kitty Willows, Angel D’Mon, Maple the Goddess, Michelle Chakra, Niya Ounchith, and Tiffany Story along with the musical stylings of Bohemian Dreams. Proceeds will benefit Center Stage Theater. 7:30pm. Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. GA: $18-$25; VIP: $35. Rated PG-15. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
7/22-7/24: Opening Reception and Exhibition: The Artists Present Earth, Wind, & Tires This “Wrecktospective” of California desert photographs will feature the work of Ginny Brush, Nell
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Campbell, Bob DeBris, and Matt Straka. A portion of the proceeds will support the Community Arts Workshop. Reception: Fri.: 5:30-9pm; gallery hours: Sat.: 9am-4pm; Sun.: 10am-1pm. The Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden St. Free. Call (805) 324-7443 or email email@example.com.
weekly arts and science talk will feature UCSB art professor Lisa Jevbratt, who will discuss the question What Do Animals See? 5-7pm. Arrowsmith’s Wine Bar, 1539-C Mission Dr., Solvang. Free. Ages 21+. Call (805) 686-9126. arrowsmithwine.com/events
MONDAY 7/25 COURTESY
7/22-/723: The Ojai Art Center Theater Presents Meredith Willson’s The Music Man Travel to the fictional town of River City, where the residents meet the fast-talking salesman/conman Harold Hill, who falls in love with the feisty Marian the librarian, with songs like “Seventy-Six Trombones,”“Till There Was You,” and more. 7:3010pm. The Ojai ACT, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. $30. Call (805) 640-8797. ojaiact.org
SATURDAY 7/23 7/23: Vintage Vibrations Pop-Up Market Shop for handmade items from makers, crafters, artists, and vintage goods as you listen to vinyl deejay sets with Val-Mar Records and partake in happy hour. 1-5pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. Free. Call (805) 962-7776.
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7/24: Cultural Sundays: Professor Lisa Jevbratt This week, Arrowsmith’s
The two-time GRAMMY® nominee and master of the guitar is known for syncopated, polyphonic melodies and a fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz, and folk music.
LOBERO THEATRE ENDOWMENT
John C. Mithun
Musical Direction by David Potter Choreography by Christina McCarthy
Mosher Guest Artist Concert Series: Susanna Phillips Soprano and Music Academy alumna Susanna Phillips
will be accompanied by pianist John Churchwell. 7:30pm. Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd. Free-$55.
7/23: Paint With Grace Kyle’s Kitchen and the Grace Fisher Foundation invite the community to a fun and adaptive art event led by area artist Grace Fisher. Grace will guide school-age children through creating their own piece of art that they will take home while promoting awareness, compassion, and inclusivity for people of all abilities. Lunch will be included. All funds will go to the Grace Fisher Foundation. 11am-12:30pm. Kyle’s Kitchen, 7000 Hollister Ave, Goleta. $35.
Directed by Katie Laris
7/23: Air Love n’ Love This romantic comedy written by Claudia Hoag McGarry follows Peter, an abstract painter of 50; and his intellectual 26 year-old daughter, who both run an Airbnb that drastically changes the lives of everyone associated with it, romantically and otherwise. 4-5:30pm. Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. $20.
TUESDAY 7/26 7/26: Music at the Ranch: MoneLuv Band Enjoy this summer evening with the dance, pop, and alternative rock sound of the MoneLuv Band. 5:30-7:30pm. Rancho La Patera & Stow House, 304 N. Los Carneros Rd. Goleta. Free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
7/26: S.B. Piano Boys: Romantic Chopin Dinner Concert Enjoy a new and beautiful repertoire from the romantic era by Chopin performed by Rhyan and Zeyn Schweyk, a k a The Piano Boys. Doors: 6:30pm; concert: 7:30pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $5-$10. Call (805) 962-7776. sohosb.com/events
WEDNESDAY 7/27 7/27: American Sign Language Play Along Songs Join the move-along and sing-along show from Ken Frawley that will feature new and traditional songs that use movement or American Sign Language. Songs are easy to learn! 3-4pm. Community Hall, Montecito Library, 1469 E. Valley Rd., Montecito. Free. Ages 2-8. Call (805) 969-5063 or email email@example.com. tinyurl.com/ASLplayAlong
7/27: Solvang Music in the Park Gather friends and family for some live music at the gazebo! 5-8pm. Solvang Park, 1630 Mission Dr., Solvang. Free.
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Crafternoons Kids of all ages are invited to join every Wednesday to work on a project they bring or participate in an art station for inspiration using workshop materials and assistance from an art coordinator. Artists 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. 3:30-5pm. Art From Scrap, 302 E. Cota St. $8. exploreecology.org/event/crafternoons
waterfront and take in fine and contemporary art and crafts from nearly 150 artists and artisans. 10am-6pm. Cabrillo Blvd. from Stearns Wharf to Calle Cesar Chavez. Free. tinyurl.com/WaterfrontArtShow
FOODBANK PICNIC IN THE PARK 2022
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Fridays at 8:30 PM at the SB County Courthouse Sunken Garden
Fri, July 22
The Foodbank offers free, nutritious meals, activities, and enrichment opportunities to all children ages 1-18 in our county, Monday-Friday, June 6-August 12, unless otherwise stated. Visit the website for North County locations. Call (805) 967-5741, text “SUMMERFOOD” to 304-304, or download the CA Meals for Kids App.
FOODBANK PICNIC EN EL PARQUE 2022 El Foodbank ofrece comidas nutritivas gratuitas, actividades, y oportunidades de enriquecimiento para todos los niños de 1 a 18 años en nuestro condado, del 6 de junio al 12 de agosto, de lunes a viernes si no se indique lo contrario. Visite el sitio web por las ubicaciones de North County. Llame al (805) 967-5741, envíe un mensaje de texto que dice “SUMMERFOOD” al 877 877, o descargue la App de CA Meals for Kids. tinyurl.com/FoodbankSummerFood
Fri, July 29
S.B. UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT FREE MEALS Free breakfast and lunch for all youth 18 years and younger. For more information, call (805) 963-4338 x6385, text “food” to 304-304,or download the CA Meals for Kids App.
DISTRITO ESCOLAR UNFICADO DE S.B. COMIDAS GRATIS Desayuno y almuerzo gratuitos para todos los jóvenes de 18 años o menos. Para más información llame al (805) 963-4338 x6385, envíe un mensaje de texto con la palabra “food” al 304-304, o descargue la App CA Meals for Kids. sbunified.org/support/foodservices
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JULY 21, 2022
The Psyche of Youthful Metals
hen Gab Klassen worked as a production designer at the Independent in the early 2010s, the soon-to-be beader (whose pronouns are they/them) never thought jewelry-making was a viable outlet for their creativity. Klassen’s boss at the time, former advertising production manager Megan Packard Hillegas, is a silversmith who could whip up wedding bands in a couple of hours, just like that. In fact, she customized the sterling silver rings for the then-newlywed Klassen. It was a skill that felt so out of reach to Klassen. “I have this copper cursive cutout that says Gabby,” they said. “And I’m like, ‘This is so unattainable.’ ” Fortunately, Klassen would find out the blingiest genre of craftsmanship doesn’t require a blacksmith’s toolbox. Enter Youthful Metals, their whimsical brand of cleverly beaded concoctions. You’ll find no adherence to a specific aesthetic in their work. But you’ll take in a dizzying array of bold colors and zany geometry. There’s no formula for a Youthful Metals piece—instead, you’ll scope out a chaotic assemblage of charms here, an unexpected arrangement of seed beads there, and a whole lot of sweeping lampwork curvature.
Gab Klassen’s Whimsically Beaded Pieces Reflect Their Inner Self by Caitlin Kelley “My business started picking up when I would make pieces that represented something,” the Ventura-based artist said. To celebrate their eight-year wedding anniversary, Klassen made a statement piece about—what else?—Elliott Smith’s seminal album Figure 8. On one of their first dates with their partner, the two “drunkenly wrestled over who was better—Elliott Smith or Conor Oberst.” That debate was never settled, but at least it inspired one of their most emotionally charged works to date. “I have people commenting things like, ‘I never knew a necklace could make you feel sad, but in the best way,’ ” Klassen said. “I was like, that’s really just such an amazing comment.” Back in grad school at the California Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco, Klassen studied expressive art therapy. They had an equal interest in both the therapy and art aspects. “They really wanted you to explore so many different mediums so you could kind of figure out all different ways of expressing,” the beadsmith said. Klassen would use a lot of crayons and oil pastels. Clay was also a go-to. “So when I came out of it and didn’t pursue being a therapist, I knew I could still do art,” they said. “That’s kind of how I see my practice because in expressive art therapy, you learn that art is not a product—or I guess you unlearn art as a product.” Instead, their work has become more of an expression of their psyche. Here’s an example: Most of Klassen’s ideas find them.
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Youthful Metals maker Gab Klassen
“A lot of my pieces, I feel, are reverse engineered,” they said. “I’ll create something, and then I’ll match it to the inspiration after.” They reference the fantastical story of Ruth Stone’s writing process, where the late writer had to “catch her poems by the tail” to get them on paper. The words already existed inside of her; it was just a matter of retrieving them. If you made a word cloud of our conversation, “tactile” would stand out. “When I was in school, I didn’t know that I was autistic,” Klassen said. “That’s something that I found out after I graduated, and I think it could have pointed to why I was interested in a lot of different mediums because of the tactile nature. Which is very true for jewelry-making for me.” It’s no surprise, then, that accessibility and tactility have become the core tenets of the Youthful Metals art philosophy. Their neurodivergence inspired a colorblocked collection of pop-fidget pieces to stimulate more senses than the typical necklace. “As a disabled person, especially during the pandemic, and needing access to a job, some sort of job security, some sort of income—this has been more than I could have imagined,” they said. During Pride 2021, Klassen — who’s trans nonbinary—made a transgender-flag-themed collection that reflected their identity. The positive response lit a fire. They went on to create collections supporting Palestinian children and Afghan refugees, where all the proceeds ($400 for the former) were donated. “That’s sort of how I started my business model, is wanting there to be mutual aid involved or supporting an organization, or even a political platform,” they said. “Jewelry is such an interesting medium. Once you get it into—it seems not deep, but it really is deep,” they added. “I’m constantly like, ‘This is fucking high art. Like who are we, doing this in our bedrooms?’ ” For more of Klassen’s jewelry, see youthfulmetals.com.
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n a far corner of what was once a large ranch vegetable garden, along the lane that leads into the Main Ranch on Santa Cruz Island, stands a 19th-century wooden seed house, painted white with yellow trim. Long ago, it was used for storage of gardening tools and supplies. Against one wall is a cabinet full of small drawers identified with labels, some in Italian, as to the types of seeds within.
Whose Remains Were Hidden in a Seed Shed? by the California Islands Curiosity Correspondent On April 27, 1990, Joe Karl, a staff member of the Santa Barbara County Agricultural Commissioner’s office, was inspecting the ranch in search of old pesticides, when he came across an unusual and tightly sealed copper box tucked away in the seed cabinet. Inside was no pesticide, but rather cremated human remains. Thus began an interesting journey of discovery. Among the powdery white “cremains” were several non-bone items — metal nails, staples, and screws, undoubtedly parts of a coffin. Something dark — a large garment snap. Several teeth, obviously false ones. And an eternity ring made of platinum and very small diamonds, presumably a wedding band. Based upon the snap and the ring, we believe these are the remains of a woman. But who was she, and why was she in the seed shed on Santa Cruz Island? Our first call went out to Larry Gillespie, Chief Deputy Coroner of Santa Barbara County. He advised on further research steps that might be taken: Take the copper container to the Santa Barbara Cemetery to see if they can date it; check thrift shops and antique stores to date the snap; have forensic dentist John Arguelles, DDS, check the teeth; have a jeweler examine the ring to determine its age and style and identify the metal and stones. Here is what was learned: CEMETERY: Randy Thwing explained that copper boxes have been used to hold cremains since before WWII. During the war, they were discontinued due to a copper shortage, then put back into use. He further explained that cremation takes place at 1,100 to 1,200 degrees, thus it is normal for metals such as staples, nails, and screws to survive the heat. Thwing guessed the ring to
SPECIALS be platinum, because gold tends to melt at cremation temperatures, while platinum does not. There was no way to determine where the box originated or when the cremation occurred. ANTIQUE STORE: Bea, the “Button Lady” on Brinkerhoff Avenue, determined the snap to be typical of those used in the 1920s-1930s. After that, she explained, snaps became smaller.
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JEWELER: At Patco Jewelry on East Haley Street, they confirmed the stones are diamonds, now glazed by the heat of the fire. As suspected, the metal is platinum. As to date, eternity rings have been popular since the turn of the century onward. DENTIST: Dr. John Arguelles said that human teeth usually explode during cremation. The false teeth were sent to Keno Laboratories, where it was determined these particular polymer blends were manufactured between 1950-1980.
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FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGIST: UCSB physical anthropologist Dr. Phil Walker confirmed the cremains are of a woman, based on details of wrist fragments. There is evidence of arthritis, indicating an advanced age. He believed the cremation took place sometime in the 1950s-1960s. STUMPED! Despite the tidbits of clues pieced together after all these research efforts, we were left stumped, not knowing the identity of the unknown woman or why her cremains were left in the seed house. Who to call in the early 1990s? Unsolved Mysteries, of course. Between 1987 and 1997, Robert Stack narrated 233 episodes of the compelling mystery television show for national audiences. Season four, episode 17, “Jane Doe’s Ashes,” aired on January 15, 1992. Despite the dozens of “clues” and tips that followed, many from people who claimed to be psychic, none ultimately led to the identification of Santa Cruz Island’s mystery cremains. It is this Correspondent’s belief that the woman was likely the mother of a mid-century island ranch worker who intended to bury or scatter her remains on the island, but never did so. She is now interred with a simple cross in an unmarked grave in the island’s cemetery. n
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St. Bibiana Is the New (Cindy) Black
From left: Israel Lopez, Liz North, Cindy Black, Ayden Izcan
ack in 2011, when chef Cindy Black opened The
Blue Owl as a late-night pop-up inside Zen Yai on State Street, she’d joke, “Some nights, I’m Don Rickles with a vagina and a wok.” Eleven years later, upon opening St. Bibiana on West Ortega Street, she’s more like Louie Anderson with a vagina and a pizza oven. You could say she’s mellowed, or maybe it’s just that the restaurant biz is very different when you’re 42 as opposed to 30. “Sometimes I don’t have the energy to give the customers hell even if they deserve it,” Black admits. “The fun banter at 30 I loved, and I miss the Blue Owl regulars and the fun chaos, but I don’t miss getting inebriated customers until four in the morning.”
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That’s one reason St. Bibiana closes at a reasonable hour, and soon, Black hopes, will be open for lunch. (Yes, she’s also suffering from the inability to hire that everyone is, everywhere.) Beyond the shift in hours and customers, Black also traded in her beloved Southeast Asian flavor palate — I still salivate at the memory of her scrumptious red curry shrimp roll, and I haven’t had one in years — to join Santa Barbara’s pizza renaissance. “I like baking; I like working with dough,” she said. “I want to do something over and over and get good at it.” She bought a pizza oven a few years back with her friend Dave Potter, owner of Municipal and Potek wines, and practiced her technique via pop-ups throughout the pandemic. Located inside the former Little Kitchen spot next 36
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door to the Wildcat Lounge, St. Bibiana features “probably the smallest pizza oven in town,” said Black. “I’m a little nervous for the future.” Her deck oven only fits four pies at a time and maxes out at 650°, which is low compared to some wood-fired stoves in town. So she just leaves her pizzas in a bit longer to get the crispy crust she prefers. Black starts with a sourdough starter, organic flour, and regionally grown organic produce whenever possible. An early favorite has been a lemon mushroom pie that is everything rich, earthy, and good: beurre blanc, mozzarella, roasted mushrooms, parsley, olive oil, lemon zest, chili flakes, and a sprinkle of Maldon sea salt. While she does offer pepperoni and sausage pies, she’s trying to use less meat overall. That’s where her salads come in, showcasing her ability to nail flavors that are sure to please. Take a recent roasted cauliflower liberally tossed with piquant baby arugula, lathered in an herbed Greek yogurt for some creaminess, and then given crunch from roasted hazelnuts. For now, the menu remains small, just to keep things manageable. “I opened this like I opened the Blue Owl, without a lot of money,” she explained. “So I have to go slow. I can’t take big chances.” It’s been four years since Black sold The Blue Owl, after having moved it to a brick-and-mortar spot on West Canon Perdido Street. Although she’s done some consulting, pop-ups, and practiced on that oven with Potter, it took an offer from Bob Stout, owner of the Wildcat and co-owner of the former Little Kitchen, to lure her back into the restaurant game. “I’m a little monkey — I have to do things with my hands,” she said. “My partner was sick of my trashing
our kitchen. I learned to cook as a child, so I just make a big mess. That’s a lot of fun for me.” A friend suggested the name St. Bibiana, and Black found it fitting upon discovering that Bibiana is supposedly the patron saint of hangovers and the mentally ill. “It seemed perfect for next to the Wildcat, and all the old Blue Owl customers loved it,” she confirmed. The nifty line drawing logo is courtesy of Black’s friend Stacey Millett from the Ventura design firm Willhouse, who was the same source for her old Blue Owl logo. Like every other restaurant owner, Black is trying to figure out the food scene in a post(?)-pandemic world. “People want to order delivery now,” she explained. “Most people want to pick up food and go home. And I like it.” Customers hankering for a to-go pie can get on DoorDash or Restaurant Connection, order directly from the restaurant’s website, or, of all things, just call on the phone — as Black put it, “Just like an old-school pizzeria.”
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Iris Rideau’s Inspiring Life Story
Iris Rideau and former L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley
Rideau Vineyard, her Santa Ynez Valley winery, was the first Black-woman-owned and -operated winery to launch in the United States. This was a monumental feat at the time, and Black-owned wineries still represent an overwhelmingly disproportionate minority — less than one percent of the 11,000 wineries in the U.S. are Black-owned, according to Oprah Daily, and an even smaller percentage of those wineries are owned by women.
From WHITE to BLACK: One Life Between Two Worlds by Vanessa Vin
Rideau, who purchased her historic Alamo Pintado Road property in 1995, was never one to let the odds defy her. More than two decades later, she is telling her story in her own words. An inspiring read, From WHITE to BLACK: One Life Between Two Worlds is truly a tale of overcoming the odds — from the unique perspective of a Black woman who could pass for white in today’s world — and a reminder to everyone that the rights of women are still being called into question. Rideau’s story is one of success, but the road map she followed did not come without once-unspeakable hardship. She grew up during a time in American history sullied with harsh Jim Crow–era segregation laws that institutionalized racism in the South. Conscious of the stifling nature of racism in her state, and determined not to settle for the life that was laid out before her, Rideau went to California at age 12 in search of better opportunities. In her early twenties, she opened in her first business, working with Black families on their path to homeownership, primarily in L.A. County’s Watts neighborhood, which at the time was deeply difficult due to redlining and discrimination. Although today she recalls this era with distant fondness, her facial expression hides the deep presence of scars left from the battles she fought. Her triumphs are evident with a visit to Rideau Vineyards, her success today showing promise of a legacy that will last forever.
Readers get a firsthand account of what it was like Rideau explains having to do “diversity and incluriding the “Colored Only” train home from her first sion training” before it even had a name. “I made it a visit to California and back to New Orleans. The spu- point to educate my staff on diversity and teach them rious Louisiana Separate Car Act stipulated “separate what it meant to be inclusive.” She recalls her first ever but equal” transportation accommodations for folks visit from a Black-centered tasting group in 2003. “I of color. “It should have read ‘separate but unequal,’ ” knew I was going to get a bus full of Black women says Rideau, describing the cramped and unhygienic from L.A. coming to do a tasting, so I prepared the conditions she endured traveling home as a little girl staff before they arrived. I told the chef to prepare, as so horrific that the experience haunted her for more as food was going to be a main attraction, and told than 20 years. the tasting room staff that there would be a lot of Anecdotes are weaved into the book: stories about laughter and maybe some dancing. And you know her Creole heritage; working with Tom Bradley, who what? I remember them telling me after how much was elected Los Angeles mayor a record five times; and fun it was to host that group. Living in the valley, none eventually planting the first viognier vines in the Santa of my staff had ever seen that many Black people in Ynez Valley, complete with her signature Creole flair. one place.” “My viognier vines are 22 years old; they’re like Memories like this and more are in the book, coma child!” she chuckles. “When I first plete with a small selection of her celebrated Creole bottled it, I couldn’t sell it! But, it recipes. Little tidbits of winemaking didn’t matter to me. It’s lovely, tropiand vineyard knowledge — terms cal, with beautiful floral flavors.” She like “fruit set” and “dry farmfarm smiles. “It used to have this great ing” — are simply explained, sprinbanana-like tasting note to it, along-kled in playfully like garnish on a side pineapple and white flowers. I hot fudge sundae. There is a strong remember my tasting room man-presence of wine and vineyard life ager at the time — she was calling in these pages; however, the story is it banana; and I told her, ‘You can’t accessible and is a touching narrative call it banana; you gotta call it planof a woman empowered. It does, how howtain!’” And just like that, Rideau ever, contain some sensitive topics. slowly but surely made sure there Trailblazing years ahead of her time, From WHITE to BLACK brings culturwas a little bit of Creole flavor in ally relevant literature to anyone inter intereverything she touched, making her cultural heritage part of the ested in reading. Rideau remains honest attraction at Rideau Vineyards. to who she is, despite the challenges she endured, with Creole soul brilliantly col col“When I opened this winery, there were only about five others oring every page. doing wine tasting experiences out here, and nobody was really doing them with food. We were a hit. We would do events complete with Creole food and jazz Book Signings: music. And we were well known for our Valentine’s July 24, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Sunstone Winery and Mardi Gras members’ parties.” (125 N. Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez; sunstonewinery.com) When asked whether she ever experienced disJuly 28, 6-7 p.m., Chaucer’s Books crimination in the Santa Ynez Valley, she hesitates, (3321 State St., Santa Barbara; chaucersbooks.com) “Yes and no; it wasn’t out there in the open like in July 29, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Rideau Vineyard the South, but I learned soon enough that the people (1562 Alamo Pintado Rd., Solvang; rideauvineyard.com) who had a problem with Black folks at a winery just wouldn’t come back.”
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ris Duplantier Rideau should need no introduction.
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THREADING METAPHOR WITH TENACITY SILO 118
Tenacity, Toni Scott’s exhibition currently on view at Silo118 gallery, is described by curator Bonnie Rubenstein as “a visual narrative embodying triumph of the human spirit.” Composed of four components —“Bloodlines,” a series of indigo portraits connected to her ancestral stories; “Wash(ed) Pieces,” touching the fragile connection of history to the present; “Indigo Sacred Water Paintings”; and "African Queen” by Toni Scott. “Sculptures”—the work represents Scott’s ancestral lineage and its connection to the human spirit. When I ask Scott about “Bloodlines,” a large piece with warmer colors than her other indigo work, she mentions asemic writing to explain the patterned red that covers most of the painting. To illustrate the concept, she takes a pen and scribbles on a piece of paper. Seeing the signs form, I’m surprised. For a second, I think Scott, like me, writes Arabic. But she doesn’t. She has tapped into something that predates the Semitic language I grew up with, even language in general. As a text-based artist, I knew our species had evolved to identify crossed lines faster. Indeed, in the primal savannah, this meant something noteworthy had occurred: Someone like us might have tried to communicate the presence of danger or opportunity. Scott believes memory has traveled with us—or within us—transported by something older than words, even older than meaning. Science established that our bodies carry trauma. Scott’s work demonstrates how the wealth of the collective is also held in our beings. She shared with me how long her“meditation”paintings took to achieve. Despite them being “simple” circles, Scott explains how it took her entire career to drip the blue just like so. The result is a feat: The thickness of textured paint combined with the circular form is an ode to the complexity of our breaths. Fittingly, Silo118 gallery chose to hang three of these—an invitation to take three breaths as you visit the show. Reading Scott’s work as just a cunning abstraction would be missing the enormity and power of the spatiotemporal conversation she’s initiating. Speaking to Scott, a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation and of African and Native American descent, I could feel the reverence and seriousness with which she held her lineages. Speaking to her felt like speaking to more than just her. It’s clear she is aware, moment to moment, of the responsibility her art wields. And her work passes that awareness on in the most intimate way: Scott’s work is a sensual ritual. The paint crevasses in “Galaxy” or “Earth Sacred Circle” are an invitation into the mystery of the worlds we inhabit. The threads holding the cardboard in “Washed” are the very physical reconnection to self and community we long for. Scott deconstructs then pieces together the complexity of our universal heritage and the intricacies of our personal journeys. She is sowing lost and loose parts. One of Scott’s masterpieces, “The Forgotten,” is a 24-foot slave ship replica with a hull made up of more than 500 indigo-tainted images of slaves. Scott’s work is not a Frankensteinian enterprise, however. The point is not to preserve the past immaculately or revive it forever, the way Victor Frankenstein was pursuing immortality. Rather, this is an invitation to listen carefully. There is a precious lesson our ancestors are whispering from beyond the fray. None put it as well as Scott’s mother, whom she quotes:“I’m still here, and you can still be here.” Artists embrace the abstract for a variety of reasons. Scott’s shedding of representation fits her philosophy—and personality—perfectly. Her art is an imprint of the unfathomable, a capturing of surrender, an ode to resilience, and a dialogue with the unsayable. —Halim Madi
Rich and Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes
anta Barbara has been a ripe piece of real estate in the mercurial saga of the Black Crowes, whose delayed reunion tour stops at the Santa Barbara Bowl on July 24. In romanticized relationship terminology that pop culture loves to wallow in, the brother-based and brother-embattled band’s most recent breakup played out in a “final” tour landing them at the Arlington Theatre in December of 2010. It was a riff-slinging, rip-snorting night of the sort this blues-rock-powered American classic can deliver, which also turned out to be a party on the brink of a long hiatus. Only a month later, the Crowes’ “demise” was official, but Chris Robinson returned to our idyllic outpost of a town to court and honeymoon with his new project, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood (minus his actual brother Rich). In a novel approach to birthing a band, Chris put on a weekly series of shows at SOhO, workshopping his band into shape for fans in the club. Once in fighting form, they became repeat visitors to the Lobero Theatre. CRB has gone on to establish a personality and following its own, but the pull of the Crowes—and no doubt the lure of lucre and bright lights—brought the brothers back to the bargaining table. After a forced pandemic pause, the Crowes hit the road again last year, in a tour very much rooted in the past, and specifically the 30th anniversary of the band’s best-known album, Shake Your Money Maker. At the Bowl, along with other items in the setlist, we’ll hear the album in its entirety. We’ll step back in time to a phenom-launching album from 1990, which itself proudly avoided then-current trends and retooled old historic
influences, from soul/blues masters (as in their version of Otis Redding’s “Hard to Handle”) and Brit blues/pub rock turf of the Stones, Led Zeppelin, Small Faces and Humble Pie, and Southern rock musical lingo. In an interview, Chris alluded to the record company woes and other external tension when the band went nationwide. “When the Black Crowes happened in 1990,” he said, “that was definitely not under our control.” He found a more desirable, organic success level with CRB, a necessary side trip, and presumably has come to peace with the old moneymaker band. “I started to write songs because I needed the traction,” he says. “I was a weirdo kid, living in the suburbs in Georgia, reading E.E. Cummings and listening to Muddy Waters. Everybody else was listening to Loverboy and watching John Hughes movies or whatever. That’s cool, too—not the Loverboy part. “What that means is that the idea of creating and making something was a way to keep going and not let the darkness wash in, or the apathy of the suburbs. That was hard to take. I think that’s where my hardcore, stubborn passion about how I feel things could be comes from.” In the final rub, Chris says that, “Sagittarian lead singers, in terms of their reputations in rock bands, need more ego boost. I need to make things. I didn’t get into this to be famous. I got into this to write songs and make music. All that other stuff happens if you’re lucky and you strike a chord. It’s a beautiful, unique situation.” —Josef Woodard
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Tenacity by Toni Scott is on view at Silo118 gallery (118 Gray St.) through August 7. Gallery hours are Thursday-Saturday from noon-5 p.m. and by appointment. Call (301) 379-4669 or visit silo118.com.
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(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): You are entering the Season of Love’s Renewal. To celebrate, I offer you a poem by eighthcentury Tamil poet Andal. Whatever gender you may be, I invite you to visualize yourself as the “Snakewaist woman” she addresses. Here’s Andal, bringing a fiery splash of exclamation points: “Arouse, Snakewaist woman! Strut your enchantment! Swoop your mirth and leap your spiral reverence! As wild peacocks shimmer and ramble and entice the lightning-nerved air! Summon thunderheads of your love! Command the sentient wind! Resurrect the flavor of eternal birth!” (Apr. 20-May 20): Tips to get the most out of the next three weeks: (1) Work harder, last longer, and finish with more grace than everyone else. (2) Be in love with beauty. Crave it, surround yourself with it, and create it. Be especially enamored of beautiful things that are also useful. (3) Taste the mist, smell the clouds, kiss the music, praise the earth, and listen to the moon in the daytime sky. (4) Never stop building! Keep building and building and building: your joy, your security, your love, your beauty, your stamina, your sense of wonder.
(May 21-June 20): Gemini astrologer Astrolocherry says that while Geminis “can appear naive and air-headed to onlookers, their minds usually operate at light speed. They naturally absorb every surrounding particle of intellectual stimuli. They constantly observe their interactions for opportunities to grow their knowledge.” I believe these qualities will function at peak intensity during the next four weeks, Gemini — maybe even beyond peak intensity. Please try to enjoy the hell out of this phase without becoming manic or overwrought. If all goes well, you could learn more in the next four weeks than most people learn in four months.
(June 21-July 22): Naeem Callaway founded Get Out the Box, an organization that mentors at-risk youth in lowincome and rural communities. Here’s one of his central teachings: “Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tiptoe if you must, but take the step.” Even if you don’t fit the profile of the people Callaway serves, his advice is perfect for you right now. For the time being, I urge you to shelve any plans you might have for grandiose actions. Focus on just one of the many possible tasks you could pursue and carry it out with determined focus.
(July 23-Aug. 22): A Leo astrologer I’ve known for years told me, “Here’s a secret about us Lions. No matter what happens, despite any pitfalls and pratfalls, my ego will stay intact. It ain’t gonna crack. You can hurl five lightning bolts’ worth of insults at my skull, and I will walk away without even a hint of a concussion. I believe in myself and worship myself, but even more importantly: I trust my own self-coherence like I trust the sun to shine.” Wow! That’s quite a testimony. I’m not sure I fully buy it, though. I have known a few Leos whose confidence wavered in the wake of a minor misstep. But here’s the point of my horoscope: I encourage you to allow a slight ego deflation in the coming days. If you do, I believe it will generate a major blossoming of your ego by August. And that would be a very good thing.
(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Virgo poet Claude de Burine described how one night when she was three years old, she sneaked out of the house with her parents’ champagne bucket so she could fill it up with moonlight. I think activities like this will be a worthy pursuit for you in the coming days. You’re entering a favorable phase to go in quest of lyrical, fanciful experiences. I hope you will make yourself available for marvels and curiosities and fun surprises.
(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): There is a distinction between being nice and being kind. Being nice is often motivated by mechanical politeness, by a habit-bound drive to appear pleasant. It may be rooted more in a desire to be liked than in an authentic urge to bestow blessings. On the other hand, being kind is a sincere expression of care and concern for another. It fosters genuine intimacy. I bring these thoughts to your attention because I think that one of Libra’s life-long tasks is to master the art of being kind rather than merely nice. And right now is an especially favorable phase for you to refine your practice. (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You sometimes feel you have to tone down your smoldering intensity, avert your dark-star gazes, conceal your sultry charisma, dumb down your persuasive speech, pretend you don’t have so much stamina, disguise your awareness of supernatural connections, act less like a saint and martyr in your zealous devotions, and refrain from revealing your skill at reading between the lines. But none of that avoidance stuff usually works very well. The Real You leaks out into view. In the coming weeks, I hope you won’t engage in any of the hiding behavior I described. It’s a favorable time to freely pour forth your Scorpionic blessings.
(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): There could be interesting and important events happening while you sleep in the coming nights. If a butterfly lands on you in a dream, it may mean you’re prepping for a spiritual transformation in waking life. It could be a sign you’re receptive to a breakthrough insight you weren’t previously open to. If you dream of a baby animal, it might signify you’re ready to welcome a rebirth of a part of you that has been dormant or sluggish or unavailable. Dreams in which you’re flying suggest you may soon escape a sense of heaviness or inertia.
(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): How to be the best Capricorn you can be in the coming weeks and months: (1) Develop a disciplined, well-planned strategy to achieve more freedom. (2) Keep clambering upwards even if you have no competitors and there’s no one else at the top. (3) Loosen your firm grasp and steely resolve just enough so you can allow the world to enjoy you. (4) Don’t let the people you love ever think you take them for granted. (5) Be younger today than you were yesterday.
(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In the next seven to eight weeks, I’d love for you to embody an attitude about intimacy articulated by author Hélène Cixous. Here’s her aspiration: “I want to love a person freely, including all her secrets. I want to love in this person someone she doesn’t know. I want to love without judgment, without fault. Without false, without true. I want to meet her between the words, beneath language.” And yes, dear Aquarius, I know this is a monumental undertaking. If it appeals to you at all, just do the best you can to incorporate it. Perfection isn’t required.
(Feb. 19-Mar. 20): I periodically consult a doctor of Chinese medicine who tells me that one of the best things I can do for my health is to walk barefoot—EVERYWHERE! On the sidewalk, through buildings, and especially in the woods and natural areas. He says that being in direct contact with our beloved earth can provide me with energetic nourishment not possible any other way. I have resisted the doc’s advice so far. It would take the soles of my feet a while to get accustomed to the wear and tear of barefoot walking. I bring this up, Pisces, because the coming weeks will be an excellent time for you to try what I haven’t yet. In fact, anything you do to deepen your connection with the earth will be extra healing. I invite you to lie in the sand, hug trees, converse with birds, shout prayers to mountains, and bathe in rivers or lakes.
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BREN SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & MANAGEMENT Supports Academic Programs and provides administrative support to Bren faculty, visitors, and students to ensure smooth and successful instruction. Helps faculty and visiting instructors with room and equipment scheduling, GauchoSpace access, textbooks and readers, entering grades, and course evaluations; tracks upcoming academic activities and notifies faculty and students; alerts students to upcoming deadlines for registration, Master’s Projects and other program requirements; posts and updates the schedule of classes and electronic calendars for courses, events, and resources; maintains accurate and engaging content on Academic Programs webpages; participates in promotional and recruitment activities on behalf of the Bren School. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in a related area and/or equivalent experience/training.1‑3 years of experience working with students. Strong communication, active listening, and interpersonal skills. Ability to work with diverse populations, and multicultural competencies. Good organization skills. Strong analytical and critical thinking skills. Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check. $24.61‑$25.77/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application review begins 7/28/2022. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #39184
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VIVARIUM Under the supervision of the Animal Resource Center (ARC) Manager, the Animal Technician is responsible for the care and maintenance of laboratory animals and equipment in the Biology and BioEngineering facilities. Animals are maintained according to University Policy, the Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources (ILAR) Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals in Research, and USDA regulations. Reqs: High school diploma required. One year of previous animal experience preferred. It is essential to have above average communication skills and be flexible to change. Notes: The technician will rotate working weekends and UC holidays and will be compensated with time off and not additional pay.Satisfactory conviction history background check. $25.20/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 7/29/2022. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #39284
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT AND SCHOLARSHIPS
UC EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAM (UCEAP) Manages and implements an integrated and prioritized strategy for UCEAP scholarship programs and determines the audience and goals to be achieved by these programs. Collaborates with Director to develop policies and procedures for the administration of all UCEAP scholarship programs and organizes the efforts of those faculty and staff in the system‑wide and campus offices who will be involved in the encouragement and selection of scholarship recipients. Collaborates and assists with supervisor in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects and donors for scholarships. Supports the long‑term and immediate strategies for the engagement and stewardship of UCEAP alumni and donors. Works directly with alumni and donors to establish and build relationships. Reqs: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience in a related field. Notes: Satisfactory conviction history background check. This position is eligible to request a remote or hybrid work arrangement. The UCEAP Systemwide Office is located off‑campus in Goleta, CA (near UCSB). Per UC policy, travel for non‑mandatory training or professional development purposes is calculated and reimbursed (up to) the costs for travel to and from the UCEAP Systemwide Office location, regardless of the actual remote work location elected by employee. Requires periodic travel within California (to/near the UC campuses/ UCOP). May involve occasional national travel and international travel to UC sites abroad. $62,300 ‑$72,480/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 7/22/22. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job # 38700
AUTOMATED PARKING SERVICES TECHNICIAN
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SERVICES Reporting to the Operations Manager, applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments/ projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity; exercising judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine the appropriate action in support of hardware, automated parking systems, and network. Analyzes automated parking systems user requirements and programs system configurations. Works directly with system vendors and manufacturer representatives on warranties and parts exchanges. Maintains all security access and departmental key issuance. Works with Facilities Management Small Projects unit, Communication Services and outside vendors in completing various parking‑related projects. Ensures security and inventory of equipment. Applies professional business/technical support concepts to resolve hardware, software, and networking issues as they relate to the automated parking systems. Reqs: 5 years of experience working with hardware and software systems as well as secure data and revenue systems or equivalent education. Ability to perform technical tasks associated with installation, maintenance and repair of field based hardware (and related software packages) parking pay stations, EMV and contactless credit card readers and communication systems both wired and wireless. Notes: Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull‑Notice Program. Satisfactory criminal history background check. $26.86/hr ‑ 34.86/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 7/25/2022. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #38967
maintenance and renovation, space management, safety program, as well as long‑term planning in the areas of financial management and instructional resources. Develops and implements operating policies and procedures as they relate to overall departmental and center goals and objectives. Interprets policies and procedures for the Chair, departmental committee members, the Director, and independently solves problems requiring interpretation of a wide variety
of policies. Requires considerable initiative, independence, judgment, and problem‑solving abilities as well as effective management and supervisory experience, and a strong knowledge of university and departmental policies and procedures. Reqs: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience and/or training. Note: Satisfactory completion of conviction history background check. $75,800‑$94,750/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application review begins 8/1/22. For more information and to apply, visit https://jobs.ucsb. edu Job # 39233.
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WEB CONTENT MANAGER The Santa Barbara Independent has an opportunity in our Digital Department. This full-time position will publish all editorial content on independent.com as part of a team of two web content managers. Looking for motivated individuals, who have great attention to detail and are ready to collaborate. Web content managers handle all digital formats including website, newsletters, and social media. HTML/CSS knowledge a plus. Will train the right candidate. Full-time positions include health, dental, and vision insurance; Section 125 cafeteria plan; 401(k); and vacation program. This position is currently authorized to work from home, but weekly inperson meetings in Downtown Santa Barbara are required. EOE F/M/D/V. No phone calls, please.
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DEPARTMENT OF FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES Responsible for the full range of management functions of the Film and Media Studies Department, and the Carsey‑Wolf Center. Management responsibilities encompass budgeting, academic and student support services, technical support services, contract, grant, and gift/donation administration, purchasing and financial management, payroll, staff and academic personnel, facilities
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EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS SERVICES MANAGER
BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES Directs and coordinates key core campus business processes and operations through subordinate managers, business units, programs, and systems that are accountable for accomplishing UC and UCSB operational goals. Has significant responsibility for formulating and administering UCSB’s strategies for UC Procurement, AP Payables, Equipment, and Sustainability activities, systems, programs, and policies. Position functions with a very high degree of autonomy, accountability, and stewardship of significant campus resources. The Business Services Manager is responsible for establishing objectives, directing programs, developing strategies and policies, managing human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with a high degree of autonomy. Reqs: Bachelor’s Degree Bachelor’s degree in a related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Management skills required to lead the department, including management of staff performance and development, team building and communications, resolution of issues and conflicts, review and approval of work, and hiring and training employees. Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills required in interacting with both internal and external resources. Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills. Notes: Form 700 Statement of Economic Interests Filer, Satisfactory conviction history background check. $91,300 ‑ $116,400/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 7/26/22. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 38333
CONTRACT AND GRANTS MANAGER
COMPUTER SCIENCE Provides immediate supervision to the Contracts and Grants Unit for the Department of Computer Science. A portion of the time will be spent performing Contracts and Grants and Financial Unit tasks; however, the largest portion of time will be dedicated to C&G Unit staff supervision. Supervises unit operations to ensure compliance with departmental and organization policies, procedures, and defined internal controls. Ensures accountability and stewardship of department resources in compliance with departmental standards and procedures. Responsible for overseeing the submission of approximately 35 proposals annually totaling $54M to roughly a dozen funding agencies. Duties include but are not limited to reviewing detailed budgets and all required University and agency forms for new, continuing, supplemental awards, and renewed contracts, overseeing proposal submission, and managing deadlines. Responsible for overseeing the completion of post‑award activities of research awards totaling more than $12M annually. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training and/or experience. Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check. $65,415 ‑ $68,530/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
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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 8/1/2022. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 39465
CONTRACTS AND GRANTS ANALYST
COMPUTER SCIENCE Responsible for developing and submitting research proposals, awards and/or transactions related to contract and grant management and maintains contract and grant records in compliance with institutional and research sponsor policies. Works on proposals of moderate scope such as single investigator NSF proposals where analysis of financial information or reports require review of a variety of factors (e.g. budgets, salaries, expenses, etc.) Receives assignments and analyzes problems, gathers data and information, and recommends solutions. Completes transactions for signature by manager or authorized institutional official. Maintains effective working relationships and coordinates closely with the Principal Investigator, department staff, Office of Research, other campus central and academic departments. Is independently responsible for gift processing. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or/and equivalent work experience. Ability to establish and maintain priorities, multi‑task and meet deadlines while balancing a high volume workload. Analytical and problem‑solving skills. Excellent attention to detail and communication skills. Ability to exercise independent judgment. Ability to perform financial analysis and customized reporting. Proficiency with Microsoft programs such as Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc. Proficiency with Google software programs such as Sheets, Docs, Gmail, chat. Must be comfortable explaining guidelines and policies. Notes: This position is funded through June 30, 2024 pending further funding. Satisfactory conviction history background check. $27.68‑$30.45/ 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 7/20/2022. Apply online at https:// jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 38663
CUTTER/ DRAPER (SENIOR WARDROBE TECHNICIAN)
DEPARTMENT OF THEATER AND DANCE Cutter/Draper provides support for the department’s seasonal theater and dance productions as well as numerous student/classroom projects. Primary duties include pattern‑making, measurements, fitting, alterations, construction, and stitching. May also supervise student employees, crews, and lab courses. Additional duties include dyeing, craft work, maintenance and organization of shop and stock inventory. Reqs: Demonstrated competence in costume construction, organization/maintenance/safety of shop environment, supervision of personnel, and participation in the collaborative design process. Additional skills: Ability to work individually as well as in group settings, quickly and precisely. Ability to calculate yardage and other needs for projects in a timely manner, and
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able to lift heavy loads and maneuver stairs. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. This is a 100% partial‑year position (10 month, on furlough for 2 months during summer) with full benefits. The work schedule may vary according to the production schedule. $25.16/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application review begins 7/20/22. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 38651
FINANCIAL & PERSONNEL ASSISTANT
GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT Supports the Sustainability department in the Enrollment Services Cluster in the areas of administration, financial and travel processing, and personnel/ payroll support. The Financial Assistants in the Enrollment Services Administrative Unit are primarily responsible for financial processing, but are also cross‑trained on all administrative and financial functions and duties. The functions of this position require strong organizational skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, exceptional interpersonal skills working in team situations, ability to pay attention to detail and an ability to work within a multicultural environment. Reqs: Highschool Diploma. 1‑3 years of administrative or payroll experience. Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check. $24.61‑$25.77/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application review begins 7/29/22. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 37437
FINANCIAL AND ACADEMIC PERSONNEL ANALYST
PHELPS ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT CENTER Responsible for financial matters and academic personnel processes for the departments and programs that the PASC serves. Manages payroll reconciliation and audits general ledgers. Projects and monitors expenditures across all funding sources. Advises faculty on policies regarding budgets. Serves as primary UCPath initiator for all staff and selected academic appointments including requesting position control numbers and initiating the funding entry. Ensures proper employee and supervisor set‑up in Kronos on‑line timekeeping system. Is responsible for the visa aspects for visiting scholars. From preliminary analysis, extensive communication with applicants and OISS, to submission of documents, ensuring accurate tracking of status and follow‑through. Coordinates annual summer research additional compensation. Provides administrative back‑up and possesses the ability to work under pressure of deadlines. Serves as back‑up for academic personnel actions for permanent faculty and continuing lecturers including
faculty retentions, merits and promotions, lecturer reviews, leave requests, and retirements. Maintains a broad knowledge and functional understanding of all academic personnel policies and procedures. Provides consultation and advice to the department Chair and faculty regarding academic personnel policies. Collaborates on financial matters and academic recruitment cases, meeting Affirmative Action guidelines, and ensuring that overall general procedures are followed. Reqs: BA/BS degree in related area or equivalent training and/ or experience. Note: Satisfactory completion of conviction history background check. $24.62 ‑ $27.96/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 32120
HOUSING ANALYST/ MORTGAGE ORIGINATION PROGRAM (MOP) COORDINATOR
SANTA BARBARA HOUSING AUTHORITY, UC SANTA BARBARA Serves as the liaison to the UC Office of the President (UCOP), Office of Loan Programs (OLP). The Housing Analyst will administer system‑wide mortgage assistant programs developed by UCOP for UCSB employees. Collaborates with Associate Vice Chancellor and Director, Academic Personnel on matters relating to the relocation, recruitment, and retention of UC Santa Barbara faculty. Processes and underwrites UC Santa Barbara’s $41+ million mortgage loan allocation from application through close of escrow in the University‑wide loan program. Provides financial counseling and loan prequalification to eligible applicants, and offers support to resolving issues relating to the UCSB Housing Program and its participants. Provides mortgage loan analysis and comparisons of available loan products to faculty. Analyzes governing documents and negotiates to resolution of all issues and complaints. Reqs: Demonstrated skills in working with budgets, financial systems, and administrative practices and procedures. Excellent judgment and keen problem‑solving skills. Excellent organization skills, with close attention to detail, and sufficient to establish and maintain program practices, procedures, and records; proven ability to set priorities, maintain schedules, and meet deadlines. Demonstrated ability to read, interpret, apply and convey complex policies and procedures. Demonstrated ability to work with real estate brokers, title companies, underwriters, appraisers, and inspectors of real property. Demonstrated ability to communicate with professionalism, patience, and diplomacy when working with faculty, staff, and others from a variety of cultural, financial, and ethnic backgrounds. Note: Maintain a valid CA driver’s license; clean DMV record. Satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check. $75,000 ‑ $89,900/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,
disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application review begins 8/1/22/22. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 38598
LEAVE OF ABSENCE SPECIALIST 3
HUMAN RESOURCES Manages, plans and administers the leave processes for staff. Participates in the ongoing development of centralized leave services within Human Resources. Utilizes a case management system to counsel employees and supervisors/ managers on a wide range of leave entitlements, including but not limited to, medical and pregnancy leaves, and the available options to continue health and welfare benefits. Meets and collaborates with other HR representatives and campus representatives to manage moderate to complex disability cases. Assists with designing and conducting workshops for employees and supervisors/ managers on leave policies and processes including applicable state and federal laws, such as Family Medical Leave (FML) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA), pregnancy disability and union contracts. Creates and maintains web based educational material related to leave policies and processes. Reqs: Bachelor’s Degree in related area and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. 2‑5 years experience working with FMLA, CFRA, PFL, PDL. Ability to handle difficult and complicated issues with professionalism and sound judgment. Ability to build relationships, collaborate and problem solve across all levels of the organization. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent analytical and problem‑solving skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite. Demonstrated ability to successfully work with diverse populations. Notes: Satisfactory conviction history background check. $62,300 ‑ $67,138/yr. 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 8/1/22. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 39112
STUDENT HEALTH Provides direct clinical services in Primary Care Family Medicine OR Primary Care Internal Medicine and Immediate Care for all eligible patients at UCSB Student Health. Also provides consultation on a per case basis if needed, for all members of the professional staff to assist them with diagnosis and treatment of their patients. Provides supervision for the Physician Assistants when the Primary Supervisor is unavailable. Reqs: Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree, Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) Degree or recognized equivalent is required. Must be Board Certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Current CA Medical license and DEA license required at all times during employment. Notes: Mandated reporting requirements of Child & Dependent Adult Abuse. Must complete and pass the background and credentialing process before date of hire. To comply with Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Health Officer Order, this position must provide evidence of annual influenza vaccination, or wear a surgical mask while working in patient care areas during the influenza
season.Must have a current CA Medical licenses and DEA at all times during employment. Must be Board Certified. Any HIPAA or FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action. This is an 11‑month at 100% position with 4 weeks of furlough taken during quarter breaks and summer months. Salary commensurate. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #37977
PRIMARY CARE OFFICE MANAGER
STUDENT HEALTH Under the general supervision of the Nursing Director and Medical Director, acts with a high level of independent judgment and works in coordination with Nursing Director/ Medical Director on management goals and objectives to increase standardization and efficiencies in Student Health primary care and nursing care delivery. Project management will involve responding to requests or situations that are sensitive and confidential in nature and need to be addressed timely with utmost discretion and following UC and departmental policies and procedures. Stays abreast of all issues facing the Nursing Director/ Medical Director. Draws upon a thorough understanding of UC and departmental policies and procedures as well as the Student Health mission to serve the students and the community. Reqs: High school diploma or equivalent experience. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy. Notes: Mandated reporting requirements of Child & Dependent Adult Abuse. To comply with Santa Barbara Public Health Department Health Officer Order, this position must provide evidence of annual influenza vaccination, or wear a surgical mask while working in patient care areas during the influenza season. Must successfully complete and pass the background check before employment and date of hire. Any HIPAA or FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action. Starting rate $24.61hr. 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 8/1/2022. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #39399
PRINCIPAL ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN
COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES UCSB’s Departmental Information Technology is looking for a Principal Electronics Technician to support major campus growth initiatives. The technician will share responsibility for the installation,maintenance and troubleshooting of the outside copper and fiber cable plant. Additional duties include coordinating with cable maintenance and installation crews on locating cable, cable tray, conduits, access panels, and manholes for the construction, adding and/or maintaining the cable
plant, reviewing and verifying all completed work orders for accuracy of cable assignments, and recording all changes to both outside and inside cable plant. Experience with design and installation of high pair count copper cables, splicing fiber and troubleshooting, knowledge of theories and techniques involved in the implementation and maintenance of private and public telecommunications networks and telecommunications equipment operation and use is essential. Reqs: High School Diploma. Fiber Optic, research, troubleshooting, electronic circuitry construction experience ‑ minimum of 1‑3 years. 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. $35.83 ‑$40.29/hr., commensurate with experience and internal equity. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb. edu Job # 30409
CAMPUS PLANNING & DESIGN With guidance, implements the Regents’ certified campus Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) to approve, permit, and gain entitlements for all campus capital development projects. Process environmental regulatory permit requirements and track physical and environmental development constraints as described in the LRDP and other regulatory codes. Help determine the level of environmental review of campus capital projects and the processing of environmental regulations and submittals. Ability to develop expert knowledge of the campus and community planning and be consulted by all levels of University staff including, but not limited to, Vice Chancellors and Academic Deans. Possess knowledge of the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), California Coastal Act, Army Corps of Engineers, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Regional Water Quality Control Board, and other regulatory agencies to successfully process environmental documents and permits. In collaboration with the Director of Campus Planning and Design, serve as a University representative and liaison with the California Coastal Commission and its staff and other environmental regulatory agencies. Prepare Notices of Impending Development (NOID) and LRDP Amendments to submit to the California Coastal Commission. Prepare maps and exhibits that support document preparation. Reqs: Thorough working knowledge/ skill in city and environmental planning, architecture, or other planning‑related fields. Strong analytical skills. Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen. Strong organization skills. Thorough knowledge of the organization, including its architectural history, short and long‑range development plans, infrastructure, and current, ongoing, and proposed design and construction plans. Notes: Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record, and enrollment in the DMV Employee
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FBN ABANDONMENT STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: TRI‑COUNTY INSULATION at 1900 F. Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95065; The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 02/01/2013 in the County of Santa Cruz. Original file no. 2013‑0000249. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: TRI‑COUNTY INSULATION, Statewide Insulation, Inc., 1900 F. Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95065. AL#1499563 State: CA This statement was filed in the office of Tricia Webber, Santa Cruz County on June 21, 2002 by Lorena Bibriesca‑Camacho, Deputy County Clerk. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Published: July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 2022. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: SMALL BUSINESS LOAN FUND 333 S. Salinas St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Women’s Economic Ventures (same address) The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 08/15//07/2017 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original File no. 2017‑0002303. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: The business was conducted as a corporation, signed by KATHY ODELL, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on 7/08/22. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2022‑0001734. Published: July 21, 28, August 4, 11, 2022. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: CENTRAL COAST RBS, 5671 Ekwill St, Unit 103, Goleta, CA 93117; Darin Biamonte (same address) The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed 11/4//2020 in the County of Santa Barbara. Original File no. 20‑0002735. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: The business was conducted as an Individual. SIGNED BY DARIN L. BIAMONTE, OWNER. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on 7/08/22. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2022‑0001740. Published: July 21, 28, August 4, 11, 20022.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: RUI’S CREATIONS, 4141 State St Suite E1, Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Flourish Local (same address). This business is conducted by a corporation. Signed by STACY REBICH HESPANHA, PRESIDENT. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on June 06, 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) E47. FBN Number: 2022‑0001469. Published June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Z & Z INVESTIGATIVE AND PROTECTION SERVICES, 7127 Hollister Avenue 25A‑217, Goleta,
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Number: 2022‑0001728. Published: July 21, 28, August 4, 11 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MERRILL GARDENS AT SANTA MARIA, 120 Suey Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93454; Shi‑IV Merrill GP, LLC, General Partner of MG at Santa Maria, LP, 1938 Fairview Ave E Ste 300, Seattle, WA 98102. This business is conducted by a Limited Partnership. Signed by DOUGLAS D. SPEAR, VICE PRESIDENT OF GENERAL PARTNER OF MG AT SANTA MARIA, LP. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on June 14, 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 E30. FBN Number: 2022‑0001552. Published: July 14, 21. 28, August 4, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: CEILO DRONE SERVICES, 571 Hill St, Los Alamos, CA 93440; Gary Gordon, (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual. SIGNED BY GARY GORDON, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 6, 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 E30. FBN Number: 2022‑0001716. Published: July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MOVE SANTA BARBARA, 506 E. Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition, Santa Barbara, CA (same address). Move SB County; Cycling Without Age; Coast; Coalition for Sustainable Transportation. This business is conducted by a Corporation. SIGNED BY GREG JANEE, SECRETARY. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on June 23, 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 E30. FBN Number: 2022‑0001621. Published: July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 2022.
NAME CHANGE IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: ROBERT DANIEL LANE BURNS, CASE NUMBER: 22CV01910 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: ROBERT DANIEL LANE BURNS TO: BOB DANIEL LANE THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed , the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING JULY 25, 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 5/26/2022, Colleen K. Sterne, Judge of the Superior Court, Published June 30, July 7, 14, 21 2022. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: A.
NICHOLAS TOROK, CASE NUMBER: 22CV02089 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: A. NICHOLAS TOROK TO: NICHOLAS TOROK THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed , the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING AUGUST 5, 2022, 10:00 AM, DEPT 4, 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 6/16/2022, Donna D. Geck, Judge of the Superior Court, Published June 30, July 7, 14, 21 2022. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: MELISSA ANN HENSIEK, CASE NUMBER: 22CV02517 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: MELISSA ANN HENSIEK TO MELISSA ANN SOUZA THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING SEPTEMBER 1, 2022, 8:30 AM, DEPT SM4, 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: July 14, 2022, Jed Beebe, Judge of the Superior Court, Published July 21, 28, August 4, 11, 2022. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: SABRINA BATES BELL, CASE NUMBER: 22CV01328 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: SABRINA BATES BELL TO: SABRINA BATES BELL‑BONADEO THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to
be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed , the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING AUGUST 10, 2022, 10:30 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 6/15/2022, Thomas P. Anderle, Judge of the Superior Court, Published July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 2022.
STATEMENT OF DAMAGES STATEMENT OF DAMAGES (PERSONAL INJURY OR WRONGFUL DEATH) CASE NUMBER: 20CV00235. Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 9321‑1107 Anacapa Division. Plaintiff: Marshall R. Bernes, an individual seeks damages in the aboveentitled action, as follows: 1. General Damages, b. Emotional distress $5,000,000.00; 2. Special damages c. Loss of earnings (to date), $5,000.000.00; d. Loss of future earning capacity (present value) $5,000,000.00 e.Property Damage $5,000,000.00 i. Other (specify) Lost income, incidental, and consequential damages of (specify) $10,000,000.00 when pursuing a judgement in the suit filed against you. Dated: April, 2021, Stephen A. Jamieson. STATEMENT OF DAMAGES (PERSONAL INJURY OR WRONGFUL DEATH) CASE NUMBER: 20CV00235. Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 9321‑1107 Anacapa Division. Plaintiff: Elinor Fisher, an individual seeks damages in the aboveentitled action, as follows: 1. General Damages, b. Emotional distress $5,000,000.00; 2. Special damages, c. Loss of earnings (to date) $5,000,000.00, d. Loss of future earning capacity (present value) $5,000.000.00. e. Property Damage $5,000,000.00 i. Other (specify) Lost Income, incidental, and consequential damages, $5,000.000.00; 3. Punitive damages: Plaintiff reserves the right to seek punitive damages in the amount of (specify) $10,000,000.00 when pursuing a judgement in the suit filed agains you. Dated: April, 2021, Stephen A. Jamieson. STATEMENT OF DAMAGES (PERSONAL INJURY OR WRONGFUL DEATH) CASE NUMBER: 20CV00235. Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 9321‑1107 Anacapa Division. To: Camilla Meldahl, aka Camilla Mehdahl, an individual Plaintiff: Marshall R. Bernes, as Trustee of the Marshall R. Bernes Family Trust, seeks damages in the aboveentitled action, as follows: General Damages, b. Emotional distress $5,000,000.00; 2. Special damages, c. Loss of earnings (to date) $5,000,000.00, d. Loss of future earning capacity (present value) $5,000.000.00. e. Property Damage $5,000,000.00, i.Other (specify) Lost Income, incidental, and consequential damages of (specify) $10,000.000.00 when pursuing a judgement in the suit filed against you; 3. Dated: April, 2021, Stephen A. Jamieson. STATEMENT OF DAMAGES (PERSONAL INJURY OR WRONGFUL DEATH) CASE NUMBER: 20CV00235. Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara 1100 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA
9321‑1107 Anacapa Division. Plaintiff: Judith Dannett, an individual seeks damages in the aboveentitled action, as follows: 1. General Damages, b. Emotional distgress $5,000,000.00; 2. Special damages, c. Loss of earnings (to date) $5,000,000.00, d. Loss of future earning capacity (present value) $5,000.000.00. e. Property Damage $5,000,000.00, i. Other (specify) Lost Income, incidental, and consequential damages, $5,000.000.00; 3. Punitive damages: Plaintiff reserves the right to seek punitive damages in the amount of (specify) $10,000,000.00 when pursuing a judgement in the suit filed agains you. Dated: April, 2021, Stephen A. Jamieson.
SUMMONS SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER: (NUMERO DEL CASO): 20CV00235 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): CAMILLA MELDAHL AKA CAMILLA MEHDAHL, an individual; ED ST. GEORGE, an individual; JAMES GELB, an individual; JAMES M. GELB, as Trustee of the 2010 James M. Gelb Revocable Trust, MARIO MELENDEZ, an individual; MELENDEZ CONSTRUCTION, an Unknown business entity; MATTHEW CROTTY, an individual; FRANCES CROTTY, an individual; BANK OF AMERICA NATIONAL TRUST AND SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, A NATIONAL BANKING ASSOCIATION, as Trustee under that certain Pooling and Service Agreement dated as of October 1, 1992 for RTC Commercial Pass‑ Through Certificates, Series 1992 CHF; ROBERT L. LOVGREN, an individual; DOREEN J. LOVGREN, an individual, 6651 L.P., a California limited partnership; HARVEY H. WIPF, an individual; HARVEY H. WIPF, as Trustee of the Wipf Family Trust; BERNICE A. WIPF, an individual; BERNICE A. WIPF, as Trustee for the Wipf Family Trust; ERNEST G. GULSRUD, an individual; ERNEST G. GULSRUD as Trustee of the Gulsrud Family Trust; MURIEL GENEVIEVE GULSRUD, an individual; MURIEL G. GULSRUD, as Trustee for the Gulsrud Family Trust; CURTIS R. JAHNKE, an Individual; and DOES 1 through 100, inclusive. YOU ARE BEING BY PLAINTIFF: (LO DEMANDANDO DEMANDANTE):
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MARSHALL R. BERNES, an individual; MARSHALL R. BERNES, as Trustee of the Marshall R. Bernes Family Trust; JUDITH DANNETT, an individual; AND, ELINOR FISHER, an individual NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court.
There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante.
Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Sue respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no pueda pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia,org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes del California , (www.sucorte.ca.gov)
o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cual quier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuer o una concesion de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is (El nombre y direccion de la corte es); Santa Barbara Superior Court, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107. The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Stephen Jamieson, SOLOMON SALTSMAN & JAMIESON; 426 Culver Blvd; Playa Del Rey, CA 90293 Ph: (310) 822‑9848 DATE: (FECHA) 1/13/2020 Clerk, by (Secretario) /s/ Sara Sisto, Deputy (Adjunto)
NOTICE INVITING PROPOSALS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that proposals are invited by the City of Goleta, California for the completion of Landscape Maintenance Services for City Parks and Open Spaces in strict accordance with the requirements listed in the RFP The City of Goleta is seeking a landscape maintenance Contractor for parks and open spaces. This proposal invitation seeks daily landscape maintenance services, with monthly and annual special projects, with the goal to maintain the natural appearance and aesthetic of City Parks and Open Spaces. The selected Consultant will provide landscape maintenance services including, but not limited to: maintaining turf lawns, creating appropriate watering schedules, replanting dying, failing, or thinning plants, weed removal, pest and rodent control, sidewalk maintenance, sand and wood chip maintenance, Tot-Lot maintenance, walkway access, irrigation maintenance, pruning trees (under 12ft) and shrubs, dethatching, fertilizing, soil moisture testing, defensible space mowing and other fire fuel management techniques, reseeding turf lawns, and enhancing park and open space entrances Proposal forms and requirements are available on the City’s web site at https:// www.cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/view/city-bid-opportunities and must be submitted via email to email@example.com up to but not later than, Friday, August 12, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. The City reserves the right to reject any and/or all proposals received. Contact Information George Thomson Parks and Open Space Manager E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org DISCLAIMER: The City does not assume any liability or responsibility for errors/ omissions in any document transmitted electronically. Dated: July 21, 2022 DEBORAH S. LOPEZ CITY CLERK OF THE CITY OF GOLETA
NOTICE INVITING BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that bids are invited by the City of Goleta, California for the completion of Janitorial Maintenance Services for City Parks and Open Spaces in strict accordance with the requirements listed in the RFB. The City of Goleta is seeking a janitorial maintenance Contractor for parks and open spaces. This bid invitation seeks daily janitorial maintenance services, with monthly and annual special projects, with the goal to maintain the hygiene and aesthetic of City Parks and Open Spaces. The selected Consultant will provide janitorial maintenance services including, but not limited to: cleaning park restrooms, restocking paper and liquid products, cleaning reservable and non- reservable picnic areas, disposal of trash cans and accidental trash in park gathering areas, graffiti removal, encampment cleanups, and 1-hour immediate response cleanups for things like hypodermic needles, human feces, or blood. Bid forms and requirements are available on the City’s web site at https://www. cityofgoleta.org/i-want-to/view/city-bid-opportunities and must be submitted via email to email@example.com up to but not later than, Friday, August 12, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. The City reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids received. Contact Information George Thomson Parks and Open Space Manager E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org DISCLAIMER: The City does not assume any liability or responsibility for errors/ omissions in any document transmitted electronically. Dated: July 21, 2022 DEBORAH S. LOPEZ CITY CLERK OF THE CITY OF GOLETA INDEPENDENT.COM INDEPENDENT.COM
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