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Editor in Chief Marianne Partridge Publisher Brandi Rivera Executive Editor Nick Welsh Senior Editors Tyler Hayden and Matt Kettmann Associate Editor Jackson Friedman Opinions Editor Jean Yamamura Culture Editor Leslie Dinaberg Calendar Editor Terry Ortega News Reporters Ryan P. Cruz, Jun Starkey Senior Arts Writer Josef Woodard Copy Chief Tessa Reeg Copy Editor Carrie Bluth Sports Editor Victor Bryant Food Writer George Yatchisin Food & Drink Fellow Vanessa Vin Travel Writers Macduff Everton, Mary Heebner Production Manager Ava Talehakimi Graphic Designers Jinhee Hwang, Xavier Pereyra Web Content Managers Amanda Correa, Caitlin Kelley Columnists Dennis Allen, Gail Arnold, Sara Caputo, Christine S. Cowles, Roger Durling, Marsha Gray, Betsy J. Green, Amy Ramos, Jerry Roberts, Starshine Roshell Contributors Rob Brezsny, Melinda Burns, Ben Ciccati, John Dickson, Camille Garcia, Keith Hamm, Rebecca Horrigan, Eric HvolbØll, Shannon Kelley, Kevin McKiernan, Ethan Stewart, Tom Tomorrow, Maggie Yates, John Zant Director of Advertising Sarah Sinclair Marketing and Promotions Manager Emily Lee Advertising Representatives Camille Cimini Fruin, Suzanne Cloutier, Remzi Gokmen, Tonea Songer Digital Marketing Specialist Graham Brown Marketing and Promotions Administrator Anne Parayil Accounting Administrator Tobi Feldman Office Manager/Legal Advertising Tanya Spears Guiliacci Distribution Scott Kaufman

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Delaney Fruin, daughter of longtime Indy sales rep Camille Cimini Fruin, got married last month under the oaks of Godric Grove at the top of Elings Park. We caught up with her about the big day.

Congrats! The wedding looked beautiful. Tell us a little about you and your partner. Thanks! Elings Park really is the best spot for a wedding—so special. Jad and I are both from Santa Barbara, and we met there toward the end of high school. We live in Los Angeles now (but visit S.B. all the time!). I’m a recruiter at a private equity firm, and Jad is a technology consultant at a large firm. What were your favorite moments? What are you going to remember in 20 years? When looking back on our wedding, I think our favorite part will have been getting all of our best friends and family together in one place to celebrate with us. The ceremony and writing our own vows were also very special. Other highlights from the wedding day also included our fabulous bar (shout-out to Riviera Sips) and delicious wood-fired pizza from Lucca Truck. What went wrong (because something always does!) and how did it all work out? The only thing that didn’t go as planned was running out of time to do the rounds and say hello to our guests at dinner. The day completely flew by, and there were a lot of people we didn’t even get to see!

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NEWS of the WEEK by RYAN P. CRUZ, TYLER HAYDEN, JUN STARKEY, NICK WELSH, and JEAN YAMAMURA, with INDEPENDENT STAFF

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omoic acid is thought to be the culprit in numerous reports of sea lions in distress on Santa Barbara and Ventura beaches. The marine mammal rescue group Channel Islands Marine & Wildlife Institute (CIMWI) has received more than a hundred calls since an uptick in sightings on Monday, according to the group’s Instagram. Beachgoers are advised to keep at least 50 feet away from the animals, as they may respond aggressively if approached. Volunteers are monitoring the reported animals, which are reportedly 150to 200-pound female California sea lions, as transporting them could harm them further. Domoic acid is a neurotoxin produced when a marine diatom —Pseudo-nitzschia—blooms, and it attacks the brain and heart, causing disorientation, foaming at the mouth, seizures, and potentially death. Signs of acute toxicity usually resolve in about 72 hours. CIMWI is an all-volunteer nonprofit located in Gaviota, and the rescue hotline is (805) 567-1505. —Jean Yamamura

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by Ryan P. Cruz n Isla Vista party was cut short earlier this month when a 20-year-old man who’d been asked to leave pulled a gun, reportedly assaulting and criminally threatening the host with a polymer “ghost gun.” A week later, that same man was stopped in Isla Vista, with two 15-year-old males in the car and three “loaded, un-serialized ghost guns.” It’s an alarming trend that’s been popping up more frequently over the past three years. Un-serialized, unregulated, and untraceable polymer-based pistols known as “ghost guns,”

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which have become terrifyingly easy to obtain and notoriously difficult for law enforcement to control. In July alone, there were three separate incidents involving such guns in Santa Barbara County. On July 30, law enforcement was called to another Isla Vista residence to investigate reports of a young man waving a gun at a party. According to the Santa Barbara Sheriff ’s Office, when deputies and Isla Vista Foot Patrol arrived, they saw the suspect lift his shirt to reveal a pistol before fleeing the scene. The teenager was caught and arrested in possession of an unloaded nine-millimeter ghost gun and two live rounds in his pocket.

The city’s largest hotel along the waterfront, The Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort (pictured) on Cabrillo Boulevard, is proposing a new extension with an additional 80 rooms. The project planners’ first go-round at the Historic Landmarks Commission last week, however, indicates a long battle before the design earns approval from city leadership. The project’s planners will now have the opportunity to address the commissioners’ comments before submitting an official application, after which it is expected the project will start a lengthy review process. Full story at independent.com/ hilton-expansion.

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A week earlier on July 23, Sheriff ’s deputies, responding to reports of child endangerment, found a 5-year-old child alone in a house with live ammunition and two ghost guns “easily accessible” on the kitchen counter. The mother, authorities said, had left the child more than 24 hours earlier, and she was later found intoxicated at another residence and placed under arrest. On July 14, reports of shots fired on the Westside near Bohnett Park led Santa Barbara police detectives to arrest the 16-year-old suspect, who had in his possession a “nonserialized ghost gun.” According to Santa Barbara Police Department Communications and Media Relations Supervisor Susan Segura, these types of plastic-based handguns were first reported by city police in March 2019. In 2021, 10 such weapons were recovered, and so far this year, six ghost guns have been recorded. Countywide, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Raquel Zick said there were 22 ghost guns recovered in 2021, and a total of 30 so far in 2022. But these numbers only represent a rough estimate, Segura explained, because of how new this problem is to law enforcement agencies. “Since the description field is subject to an officer’s free text input,” she said, “there is no standard for ghost-gun entries.” Similarly, there is no way to collect data on how these guns are acquired, or where they came from. Like many agencies across the country, Santa Barbara law enforcement is forced to play catch-up with technology that is growing more advanced every year.

Seventy-one environmental organizations — stretching from Santa Barbara and Ventura to Eugene, Oregon, and Pelham, Massachusetts — and Congressmember Salud Carbajal advocated that the Forest Service extend the comment period for its controversial Ecological Restoration Project in Los Padres National Forest. The project stretches across 235,000 acres of the two-million-acre forest and includes thousands of acres of environmentally sensitive habitat as well as areas targeted for wilderness preservation. Carbajal’s request tipped the scales, said Andrew Madsen, Forest Service spokesperson, and the comment period now goes through 9/27. Project documents and comment information are at tinyurl.com/eco-project.

PUBLIC SAFETY Nicholas Ryan Cooper, 38, of Santa Barbara, was identified as the motorcyclist killed after crossing into oncoming traffic on a rural stretch of Casitas Pass Road between Lake Casitas and Carpinteria on 8/16, according to California Highway Patrol. Cooper’s motorcycle reportedly went over solid double lines and into the westbound lane, colliding head-first into an SUV driven by a 30-year-old Carpinteria woman, who suffered minor injuries. No arrests have been made, and CHP investigators have not reported any suspicion of drug or alcohol impairment for either party. A 45-year-old woman was airlifted to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on 8/19 with a head injury following a serious bicycle crash in the Santa Ynez Valley, according to County Fire spokesperson Captain Scott Safechuck. The single-bike accident occurred around 9 a.m. on a stretch of road off Ballard Canyon popular among road cyclists. Authorities have released no further information regarding the woman’s identity or condition.

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by Tyler Hayden aculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute (PGI) held a no-confidence vote in Provost Dr. Peter Rojcewicz last Thursday after two long-serving members of the school’s esteemed Clinical Psychology PhD program were suddenly ousted in late July with a third resigning in protest. The recent turmoil follows the contentious removal of the department’s chair last year and another resignation by a core faculty member in protest, cumulative losses that have effectively gutted the program and left students at the school’s Santa Barbara and Carpinteria campuses without dissertation chairs, a director of clinical training, or a clear path to completing their doctorate degrees. Rojcewicz, who was appointed provost in January 2020, did not respond to requests for comment. Those with inside knowledge of the situation claim Rojcewicz has displayed a heavy-handed leadership style since arriving at Pacifica and has allegedly retaliated against individuals who challenge his authority. Pacifica’s president, Dr. Joseph Cambray, who is scheduled to retire at the end of the month, said he could not publicly discuss personnel matters. Meanwhile, a cohort of 70 clinical psychology students representing a majority of the program sent a letter August 10 to Pacifica administrators expressing “serious concerns” with the “abrupt and unexplained dismissals” of Drs. Oksana Yakushko and Michael Sipiora this summer and the continuing turnover in the department. “As graduate students, we dedicate considerable time and energy to our education; we expect stability in the program,” the letter states. “As consumers, we take on a significant financial commitment to attend PGI; we expect prompt and transparent communication.” Tuition for the five-year program tops $40,000 a year. Many students intentionally applied to Pacifica for the opportunity to work with Yakushko and Sipiora, both highly decorated and respected figures in the field of depth psychology, the letter continues. “Their collaboration with and encouragement for the tenets of social justice and diversity, equity, and inclusion have embold-

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ened us to soulfully pioneer the future of our field,” it says. But in light of current circumstances, “Many of us question the viability of continuing our education at Pacifica.” Official grievances have since been filed with Pacifica’s accrediting body, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, as well as the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Yakushko said she was currently receiving legal assistance and could not comment for this story. Sipiora also declined to speak on the matter. On August 16, a group of nine faculty members sent a letter of their own to the administration requesting the pair be reinstated and supporting the demand by students for increased communication from school leaders. “While additional PGI faculty have made their support known,” the letter states in apparent reference to Rojcewicz’s reputation for professional reprisals, “they are hesitant to add their names publicly for fear of retaliatory actions from the PGI administration.” One of the signatories, Dr. Darren Del Castillo, said in an email to the Independent that students have “voiced legitimate complaints about a lack of transparency among the administration at PGI that had significant ramifications for their continuing education.” They were owed more consideration and response to their concerns, he said, “and from all accounts, were denied this entirely.” Dr. Dennis Slattery, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Mythological Studies program, said he has been part of the Pacifica community for 27 years and has “loved my affiliation with it.” “My hope,” he said, “is that some form of reconciliation and compromise can be reached by those holding positions as faculty and administrators so that the differences that have divided the school can find places of unity in order to preserve such a unique institution and benefit the students who have made such a commitment to study there.” With Cambray’s upcoming departure, Pacifica’s Board of Trustees was scheduled to meet last Friday to name its new president. A public announcement has not yet been made. n


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trioof proposed housing and residential mixed-use developments — all four stories tall and adding up to a potential 155 residential units — came across the Architectural Board of Review on Monday, each with its own take on how to provide much-needed housing in Santa Barbara. While two of the potential projects are still in the early stages of pre-application consultation, the third — located at 425 Garden Street, the former home of Kirby Morgan Dive Systems — returned for its second concept review after being sent back to the drawing board during its first showing back in November 2021. Back then, the contemporary big-box design was blasted by the board, and the project’s applicant, Greg Reitz, worked with Canadian architect Sean Day to start from scratch, leaning on the city’s traditional Spanish Colonial aesthetic for inspiration on the revised proposal. Now the design is split into separate buildings, bridged together and repackaged with white stucco, red-tile rooftops, and a public courtyard facing Garden Street—“a more modern take with Spanish elements,” Reitz said. The new design is also a little shorter but still just under 48 feet, the maximum allowable height for a four-story structure. It’s proposed to have 36 units in total—30 market-rate, two moderate-income, and four very-low-income units — but no onsite parking, something outside of the ABR’s scope of review but nonetheless important to almost every member of the public who spoke during public comment. “Parking is not in our purview, but it is a prevailing comment from neighbors and others,” said Boardmember Leon Olson. “So, as I said the last time, it just can’t go unmentioned.” Since the proposed site is within the Central Business District, it is not technically required to provide any parking under the city’s Average Unit-Size Density ordinance.

Instead, the project plans for two “parking pockets” for deliveries and rideshare dropoffs for residents. Though the board did approve of the redesign efforts, there were still concerns over the “scale of the project relative to the site,” and the project was continued for its next concept review with the city’s Planning Commission on September 15, where it is expected to receive additional comments on what needs to be addressed before the project can move forward. About six blocks away at 418 North Milpas Street is the proposed Milpas Gardens, a 90-unit four-story mixed-use building made up of 34 studios, 44 one-bedroom apartments, a dozen two-bedroom units, and more than 6,000 square feet set aside for retail space and an on-site bed and breakfast. Fifteen of the residential units will be “below market rate”—nine very-low-income and six moderate-income units—and 75 of the units will be offered at market rate or higher. The project was designed by Jan Hochhauser of HBA Architecture and Planning, and the name Milpas Gardens is a reference to the property’s history as La Sumida Gardens, first opened at the location in 1972. It is the tallest of all three proposals, with the designers asking to be considered as a “community benefit project” to allow for an additional six feet for a total maximum height of 52 feet. On the other side of town near Mission and De la Vina streets, tucked behind Haven Barber Shop and Boom Boom Bike Room, is the proposed 29-unit Mission Paseo development. Designed by Bobby Walker of Tacoma, Washington, the new four-story apartment structure would include 20 one-bedroom units and six two-bedroom units; a separate addition with three 600-square-foot lofts would be built into an existing commercial building on the property. All current commercial space — including the barbershop and bike shop — will be retained, according to project planners from Suzanne Elledge Planning & Permitting Services (SEPPS). CONT’D ON PAGE 13 

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he Santa Barbara Unified school board on Tuesday passed a memorandum of understanding between the Santa Barbara County Sheriff ’s Office, the City of Goleta, and the district regarding the presence of law enforcement on campus. The memorandum would still need to be approved by the Goleta City Council and the Sheriff ’s Office, but if implemented, the district would shift from Student Resource Deputies to a Community Resource Deputy (CRD). A CRD, employed through the Sheriff ’s Office, would coordinate with principals on how to respond day to day, depending on the particular needs of a school site. The deputy would respond to calls, patrol the Goleta Valley Junior High and Dos Pueblos High School areas, and dispose of confiscated items as needed, rather than each school site having an on-duty officer at all times.

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This decision comes following years of community criticism of the presence of law enforcement on campus. In October 2018, the school board did not renew its contract with the Student Resource Deputy at San Marcos High School, in large part due to the work of the student group Cops Off Campus S.B., cofounded by student boardmember Kavya Suresh. Through social media, the group gathered testimonials from past and current students about their experiences with law enforcement, and several members spoke during school board meetings, asking for the officers to be removed. “I think it’s time that we recognize signs of a mental health crisis as a behavior and not a crime,” Suresh said. “I would hope that adults would know how to talk to me when I’m having a bad day, and wouldn’t have to resort to calling law enforcement, which can lead to serious escalation and profiling.” —Jun Starkey

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he ambitious plans to reenvision and remodel the popular Beachside Café at Goleta Beach and reopen as The Ellwood became far more complicated once owner Omar Khashen and his team started work on the 80-year-old building. “When we started doing some discovery and pulling back drywall and opening up the floors, we found a ton of rot in the building and many structural things that needed to be addressed,” said Khashen. “We took on that larger scope of work. It doubled the whole budget.” That required a search for more investors, which they have since secured. In the meantime, the County of Santa Barbara, which owns the property, is replacing the roof and an old sewer line that serves the entire park. Those upgrades are very much welcomed by Khashen—“the county has been a good partner to us,” he said — but they made it difficult to work directly on the restaurant itself for about six weeks. 10

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That work did restart about a week ago, said Khashen, who helped build the successful Sea Legs restaurant group in Huntington Beach. Though Sea Legs was initially a partner on this Goleta project, Khashen decided to part ways and develop The Ellwood on his own. He’s since bought a home and moved to Goleta. Khashen believes work will be back “in full swing” in a few weeks — getting a good crew to come back after a work pause is challenging—and now hopes to open the restaurant by January 2023. “It’s taking a year longer to get this open, but at least we’ll have a building that won’t malfunction on us,” he said. “If anything, we’re more committed than ever. We plan on being there for 25 to 30 years at least. Now we’ll have a building and the infrastructure to get us to that point.” Khashen encouraged anyone with questions to email him directly at omar@the ellwood.co. —Matt Kettmann


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Five Candidates Compete for Two Seats on Santa Barbara School Board

SBUSD Candidate Rose Muñoz by Jun Starkey hree seats will be contested on the Santa Barbara Unified School Board in this November’s election. Longtime incumbent Kate Ford, who represents the downtown area, announced she will not seek reelection when her term expires at the end of this year. Three candidates are competing to replace her. Rose Muñoz, who currently represents Goleta and Isla Vista, will face an opponent to keep her seat. Laura Capps, who has been a trustee on the board for six years, is leaving to become the 2nd District Supervisor for Santa Barbara County in January. On Tuesday, the school board voted to provisionally appoint someone to her seat rather than hold a general election in November. Capps has not officially sent her resignation to the board, but once she does, the board will have 60 days to appoint someone to her seat. The decision to appoint was mostly based on the high cost of holding a general election, which would come out of the district’s general fund. The cost of a general election is between $700,000 and $900,000, while the cost for a provisional appointment could be between $10,000 and $30,000. Chief Operations Officer for the district Steve Venz said this cost would primarily be for candidate training. The special board meeting to interview potential candidates will be open to the public, though the date has not been decided yet. Ford, the incumbent for Trustee Area One, said she reached her decision to not run for reelection because of the toxic environment that has dominated local politics, and she would like to finally experience the pleasures of retirement. She has endorsed City Planning Commissioner Gabe Escobedo for her seat.

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Escobedo has been chair of the Santa Barbara Planning Commission since 2020 and has also served as chair of the Community Formation Commission since March 2021. He briefly attempted to run for a seat on the County Board of Supervisors but dropped out soon after incumbent Gregg Hart announced he would run for reelection. Two other candidates have also filed for Ford’s seat: Efigenia Banales, a retired educator; and Dan La Berge, executive director of Mothers’ Helpers, a nonprofit that provides resources for families with infants. La Berge said his campaign for school board is based in community service and a desire to provide resources to students. Inspired by his mother, who was a 1stgrade teacher, and his three young children, La Berge said providing material or financial support for children and families makes an immeasurable impact on a student’s education. “Every student needs their own time, but they need resources to find their way,” he said. The Independent attempted to contact Banales for a comment on her campaign, but she did not respond in time for print. Trustee Muñoz from Area Four will face off with Phebe Mansur, owner of CopyRight Printing, a print shop in Goleta. Mansur has owned her business for more than 20 years and said she has trained “hundreds of youths” in her business on skills such as customer service, operating some computer software, and cash handling. Mansur said her top issues facing the school board now are improving school safety, increasing math and literacy skills, and investing in career technical education.

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NEWS of the WEEK CONT’D NEWS BRIEFS CONT’D FROM P. 7 More than 700 cyclists are anticipated to participate in the Santa Barbara Triathlon on 8/27. The cyclists will be using portions of the state highway system in Santa Barbara, Montecito, and Carpinteria 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the following locations: U.S. 101 overcrossing at San Ysidro Road, State Route 150 between State Route 192 and Gobernador Canyon Road, and State Route 192 between Sheffield Drive and State Route 150. The cyclists will be riding near moving traffic so no road closures are planned, and California Highway Patrol will be present to ensure the safety of motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians. A trash compactor behind a Ross department store in Goleta caught fire in the early hours of 8/22. County Fire spokesperson Captain Scott Safechuck said employees at the shopping center called the fire in at about 4 a.m. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, though firefighters were able to get the fire under control within about 50 minutes. The stock room of the store had heavy smoke damage from the fire, and the rest of the building sustained light damage from the smoke.

COURTS & CRIME Sheriff’s deputies arrested Isla Vista resident Brandon Schaik, 41, on 8/18 following a three-hour standoff with deputies after he refused to exit his apartment. Schaik allegedly lunged toward someone with a knife outside his apartment on the 700 block of Camino Pescadero, though the victim was not injured. Schaik eventually came out, attempted to walk away, and was apprehended by a K-9 unit. After being treated at a hospital, Schaik was booked at the Main Jail for assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a peace officer, resisting an executive officer, and criminal threats.

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INFRASTRUCTURE To help low-income households get less-expensive high-speed internet service, the Santa Barbara Foundation and coalition of state and local partners will be holding several meetings on 8/27 to walk Santa Barbara County residents through the slightly confusing process. The meetings will be held at five locations in the county, including SBCC Wake Center and Carpinteria Community Library. Those who enroll at one of the Saturday sites will have the chance to win one of 15 Chromebooks being given away. Eligible individuals need to bring an ID and proof of enrollment in a qualifying program, but more information can be had by calling (877) 384-2575, emailing ACPSupport@usac .org, or by looking online at broadbandforall.cdt .ca.gov/affordable-service-programs.

EDUCATION Just Communities Central Coast (JCCC) will be dissolved effective 8/31, due to “insufficient funding, structural deficits, and changes in the external environment.” The group cited the COVID-19 pandemic as the most damaging to the organization and a significant factor in the decision to close. JCCC is best known for the work done to help close the achievement and opportunity gaps at educational institutions in Santa Barbara, such as the Santa Barbara Unified School District and Santa Barbara City College, providing educational experiences on implicit bias, racism, sexism, heterosexism, class privilege, and other forms of oppression and injustice. n

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The development features private decks for the apartments, a common roof area, and an “outdoor public paseo,” accessible from the driveway between the commercial storefronts. The preliminary designs use the typical white stucco and tile roofs, with three stories of apartments stacked atop a floor-level parking garage offering 21 residential parking spaces. Twenty-two more spots will be available for commercial and surface parking, for a total of 43 spaces. All three proposals are attempts to keep Santa Barbara’s strict design guidelines and expand them onto a larger scale, stretching the boundaries of what’s possible in a largescale housing development, especially as

the city is scrambling to provide adequate housing for its residents. And while all three together provide a large number of units, the city is still far behind on its goal of providing housing for low and very-low income residents. And with most developments in the pipeline opting for the minimum of 10 percent affordable housing, it may force a change in the demographics of who can afford to live in Santa Barbara. The Mission Paseo and Milpas Gardens developments are expected to submit official project applications addressing comments left by the ABR, after which the projects will return for a proper concept review. n

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Pacific Pride Sponsors Town Hall Answering Questions About Outbreak by Jean Yamamura f knowledge is power, a Pacific Pride Foundation– sponsored virtual town hall on last Wednesday gave everyone watching the power to avoid monkeypox and to gain a better understanding of the sometimes very painful disease. Moderated by Kristin Flickinger, executive director of Pacific Pride, the talk included Santa Barbara County Public Health’s Dr. Henning Ansorg, infectious disease specialist Dr. Lynn Fitzgibbons, Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinic’s Dr. Charles Fenzi, UCSB’s Student Health medical director Dr. Erin Moore, and Planned Parenthood’s chief medical officer Dr. Maryam Guiahi, who pointed out that monkeypox is a selflimiting disease and rarely fatal. The medical professionals took turns answering questions from Flickinger and the audience, and a composite of their responses is grouped by topic below.

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What are the symptoms of monkeypox? A patient typically has been exposed in the past one to three weeks. Their history alone will say a lot. They might notice flu-like symptoms: fever, muscle ache, swollen glands. People say they feel so sick, tired, or exhausted. After one to four days, a skin rash might occur on the hands, feet, chest, mouth, genitals, or anus. They can look like big pimples or large blisters. And it can look like herpes, so testing is important. It takes about three to four weeks to really get better, the flu-like symptoms to end, the lesions to scab over, get

less tender, and then resolve. People with weakened immune systems might have a more severe or prolonged case. How is it spreading? Monkeypox can be sexually transmitted, but it’s different from syphilis or gonorrhea. It’s spread by close mucosal or skin-to-skin contact, as in intercourse. What should I do if I have monkeypox? Most people have the flu-like symptoms at least one day before lesions show up. You should refrain from going out if you don’t feel well. Avoid cuddling or kissing if you’re coming down with something. Avoid body-to-body contact because you will spread the disease if you have it. You will be contagious until the lesions have healed and new skin has replaced the lesions. That can take weeks. This is a responsibility every individual can take. [California’s new guidance on home isolation can be found at tinyurl.com/cdph -monkeypox.]

MPOX MODERATOR: Last week’s town hall was moderated by Kristin Flickinger, executive director of Pacific Pride.

How do you detect monkeypox? A skin lesion can be swabbed and a test sent to the laboratory, where there are no bottlenecks. Any doctor, clinic, or hospital can send a sample to be tested.

How do you prevent monkeypox? There are five confirmed cases in the Santa Barbara community, but this is undoubtedly the tip of the iceberg. If a partner has suspicious symptoms, this is a good time to be cautious and remember that there’s a lot more disease circulating than we’ve been able to confirm. This is a good time to practice safer sex, to limit At the end of the forum, Pacific Pride Executive Director Kristin Flickinger the number of partners, and to be forthcoming if noted that the Pacific Pride Festival events will begin soon, with the big outyou have skin lesions. You can also have a converdoor festival on Saturday, August 27. She said that people understand that this sation and ask about symptoms or a rash. can be transmitted through sex if someone has symptoms. “We know how to Condoms are critically important, as are gloves get checked out; we know how to take a pause. This is different from saying, or mouth shields. ‘Don’t have sex.’” But with the Pride Festival coming up, what was the panel thinking about other ways of transmission? she asked. Do you develop immunity after recovering from monkeyDr. Fitzgibbons made the point that it was important to separate what pox? Yes! That’s the good news, and it’s also why was well-established and known from what was making the rounds as an we don’t vaccinate people who have monkeypox. interesting but singular story. “It’s like the early months of COVID: People They are naturally immune. are anxious, but they don’t have a strong foundation in understanding the However, the lesions can be extremely painful if disease. around the eyes or urethra. Those cases, pregnant “With monkeypox, this disease does not seem to be spreading easily with women, and people with certain skin conditions short contacts or with aerosol droplets in a crowd. If that were the case, we’d are considered high-risk cases and can get the vacbe seeing a lot more clusters related to these types of scenarios. There have cine, as well as the medication tecovirimat — or certainly been infectious people in these situations, but we’re not seeing big Tpoxx — if they develop a severe case. pockets of infection.” The doctor said that the medical journal Lancet had reported a case in Is the vaccine effective? The monkeypox virus is which monkeypox spread from people to a dog. The Independent spoke with in the smallpox family. The U.S. government Dr. Fitzgibbons later to ask her opinion of a report of an apparent case involvhas stockpiled medicines against bioterrorism ing a man who had been dancing outdoors in a crowd. threats, and the vaccine designed for smallpox “What’s already clear is that monkeypox is not spreading through aerosol works on monkeypox. However, it’s not medidroplets as efficiently as COVID had, for instance. There are not countless cases cally authorized for monkeypox, so although it’s of spread from a surface like a doorknob or from an indoor meeting. available, the paperwork is very cumbersome. “When it comes to a festival like Pride, being close to people of unknown There are two smallpox vaccines. The Jynneos is monkeypox status for long periods of time, that may bring some risk,” Dr. preferred, because the other is a live virus vaccine Fitzgibbons said. But the case involving a dog and the one about a man at with significant side effects. a dance, those were just one or two drops of information in a big ocean of And a previous smallpox vaccine — members case reports. of the Armed Forces were vaccinated in the early “We’ll know much more three months from now, but walking around at 2000s, for example — may offer some protection, the Pride Festival next week? I am not fearful of catching monkeypox in that though it varies from person to person, especially crowd,” said Dr. Fitzgibbons. if it were as long ago as the 1950s.

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Who can get the vaccine? Unfortunately, the vaccine is scarce. Until more becomes available, the current supply — and Santa Barbara County has 1,000 doses — is limited to people who’ve been in contact with a confirmed case. Post-exposure vaccination can blunt monkeypox symptoms or decrease the risk of getting the infection. (The monkeypox vaccine is very different from the COVID vaccines, which do not work the same way.) Santa Barbara recipients are limited to first doses until more vaccine becomes available. A first dose will protect up to 85 percent of cases; a second dose is better and gives protection for 10-20 years, but one dose will protect for the outbreak we are having now. Also, you must be 18 or older to get the monkeypox vaccine. In Los Angeles and San Francisco, where more vaccine is available, they are inviting people to be vaccinated who’d been at events where confirmed cases were found. Pacific Pride Foundation and Planned Parenthood Central Coast are holding vaccine clinics — the next one is Thursday, August 25, in Santa Maria. Clinics that treat sexually transmitted diseases, emergency rooms, and UCSB Student Health are also being allocated a small supply. [Following the town hall, Flickinger announced that 500 people will be able to get vaccinated against monkeypox at this Saturday’s Pacific Pride Festival at Chase Palm Park Field.] Could a vaccinated person be a carrier and infect an unvaccinated person? We don’t know enough at this point, but we are optimistic, thinking of parallels to other infectious diseases, that this vaccine is going to be very, very protective. Does that mean it will prevent someone from becoming transmissible? Hopefully more so than if they were not vaccinated. We want to be cautious in being reassuring, because the vaccine is not like a bulletproof vest. Is there outreach ongoing to the Spanish-speaking community? Yes, and we are thinking about how best to reach the Mixteco and Indigenous people and speakers, including having a tri-lingual Town Hall. Materials are produced in both English and Spanish, and Pacific Pride’s website n is one quick translation.

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ug a tree!” said Sigrid Wright, enthused about President Biden’s signing last Tuesday of the historic transitional energy bill known as the Inflation Reduction Act. Wright leads the Community Environmental Council in Santa Barbara, a nonprofit that has since the 1970s worked toward a sustainable planet on the local level. “This law represents a long-overdue economic shift away from fossil fuels and finally does for the nation what California’s been and the Community Environmental Council has fought for locally: giving clean energy a competitive edge.” The anti-inflation act passed the Senate on August 7 as a reconciliation bill that allows a 50-plus-one vote; Vice President Kamala Harris was the tiebreaker on the strictly partisan tally—not one Republican voted for it. It passed the House on August 12, again with no Republican votes. California Senator Alex Padilla said of the bill: “Democrats in Congress are taking on special interests to deliver for working families. This bold and transformative bill will fight inflation, lower health-care costs, and make the largest investment in history to combat the climate crisis.” The Inflation Reduction Act accomplishes many of the goals in Biden’s Build Back Better Act from last fall but lost universal childcare provisions and middle-class tax cuts. Among the gains, however, are tax credits to corporations for a myriad of green projects, according to Senator Padilla’s office: domestically produced solar panels, wind turbines, batteries, and processing of essential minerals; and pollution-reducing

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s a 360-room hotel not large enough? Why does the Hilton want to greedily add 80 more rooms and three stories in an area where the whole idea is to have plenty of public open space, Riviera and mountain views, and a laid-back feel? Increased density destroys it all. It is unsuitable for this spot. The original Fess Parker Red Lion Inn was allowed to be built as is in 1986 by a vote of the people after much controversy. The Hilton should not be allowed to change this. Cabrillo Boulevard is a Historic District. There are no buildings higher than one story from Anacapa to Milpas. Deny this addition. Let other hotels add rooms if needed, in less sensitive locations. For a hotel at this spot, 360 rooms are enough.

have the maximum latitude in their formation. In fact, I voted to fund the consultant group to facilitate the planning efforts of the State Street advisory committee. It is true that I have not shared the somewhat giddy enthusiasm for the planning process that has infected so many others, hence the chairperson’s comments, but that is because my primary job is to focus on the here and now and let those with more fertile imaginations and visions do their jobs. I really don’t know what the outcome will be, but there is an impressive group of citizens assembled in this planning effort. In the meantime, I will deploy my handy poop bag and deposit Trixie’s leavings properly. Remember to love and care for your dogs, but please keep them away from the keyboard.

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nce upon a time, when I first moved to Santa Barbara, I came across this old little hut of a building that was called Romanti-Ezer. It was owned by a sweet married couple who had the restaurant for more than 10 years. I remember loving the food from my very first bite of the pillowy, gooey cheese of the glorious pupusas. When the restaurant closed, my heart broke a little. But then I discovered they are still existing in a food truck. I visited recently, and lo and behold, there was a line of hungry medical workers and neighbors there waiting to be fed. I ordered the birria tacos with the consommé that a fellow customer highly recommended, and it was indeed perfection. I feel this food truck should get more credit for what it does for our small town and our essential workers. I hope they will make pupusas again so I can eat them with the tang from the slaw that comes with the dish. —Kelly Brotman, S.B.

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’d like to see a light rail that goes from the beach to the university with stops in between S.B. and Goleta, including the airport. Make it free and easy for everyone to ride. Most European cities have this kind of service, and it allows easy access to businesses, shops, and amenities. Model it off the train in Tenerife’s capital. If a small island can do it, so can we. Let’s modernize California, starting with —Paul Naumann Santa Barbara.

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etting rid of automobiles on State Street has been a huge improvement! E-bikes and other contraptions, however, serve no purpose, are dangerous in crowds, and should be banned. Perhaps a slow, electric trolley lane should be introduced. Raze Paseo Nuevo and create an outdoor amphitheater surrounded with trees and accommodating cart vendors. Reroute automobile cross traffic and consider parking structures along parallel side streets. What has taken place thus far has been progress. Now we need to make the experience of getting to, from, and around the area less stressful.

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obituaries David ‘Dave’ Guajardo 5/19/1933 - 8/7/2022

We are heartbroken to share the news that our beloved father & grandfather, David Guajardo, passed away on Sunday, August 7th, 2022 at 89 years of age. Grandpa was born in Santa Barbara on May 19, 1933. He attended local Santa Barbara schools from grammar through Santa Barbara High School, proud to be a ‘Don’. Grandpa served our country in the Korean War, training with the U.S. Army Infantry Company F, 20th Regiment, 6th Division before his deployment to Korea. Grandpa started his career as a plasterer working on USCB’s landmark Storke Tower and numerous other USCB campus buildings. He went on to found Guajardo Lath Plaster & Dry Wall, which contributed to the construction of the Five Points Shopping Center and many other beloved city sites, estates, and homes in Santa Barbara. Grandpa was a generous man, volunteering his time and resources towards constructing portions of the Santa Barbara Zoo and the Child Estate. He was proud to be a part of the Boys & Girls Club Alumni Association and very active in holding fundraising events for the foundation, including the Cachuma Trout Derby. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He had the best dry sense of humor. He was always willing to lend a hand to help others. He loved BBQing with the family, camping, the outdoors, beer, chili peppers, and music. He loved to whistle and hum; you could always tell when he was nearby. He will be greatly missed by his four children – David Guajardo Jr. (Julie Guajardo), Edward Guajardo (Karen Guajardo), Lisa Guajardo Wilson, Tina Guajardo, ten grandchildren, two greatgrandchildren, his siblings – Rosie Phillips, Edward Guajardo, along with many nieces, nephews, and the community. We love you so much, Grandpa. We will miss you immensely. We cannot express in words our sincere appreciation for the nurses and caregivers who have helped our family during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Home Health & Hospice Foun20

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vice held at 1:15 pm on Friday, August 19, 2022, at the Santa Barbara Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

William Patrick O’Connell 1925 - 2022

Wendy Ann Connor 9/12/1957 - 8/2/2022

William Patrick O’Connell, humorist, foodie, US Navy Veteran, sharp dresser, and true Irishman, passed away on Monday, August 15, 2022. Bill was born in 1925 to Irish immigrants, Peter O’Connell and Mary Mckiernan in Providence, Rhode Island. He enlisted in the United States Navy at only 17 years old, where he served honorably for the following three years through the end of WWII. Bill met his beloved wife of 65 years, Caroline O’Connell, at Yellowstone National Park. In 1955, Bill and Caroline moved to Santa Barbara and began their lives together. Bill’s profound love for Caroline was apparent to anyone he met – he often cited their marriage as his greatest accomplishment. Nicknamed, “Heck of a Nice Guy,” Bill was well-loved for his sense of humor, beautiful blue eyes, and Irishman’s spirit. He had a life-long love of mashed potatoes, a good cup of tea, homemade bread, and really anything that came from Caroline’s kitchen. He enjoyed storytelling, making people laugh, watching any history documentary he could get his hands on, and spending time with family. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Mary O’Connell; his sister, Mary Newman; and his brothers, Tom O’Connell, and Peter O’Connell. He is survived by his wife, Caroline O’Connell; his five children: Daniel O’Connell, Erin O’Connell, Mary O’Connell McEwen, William O’Connell, and Michael O’Connell; and his four grandchildren: David Kostigen, William O’Connell, Madeline McEwen, and Michael Patrick O’Connell. There will be a graveside ser-

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Wendy Ann Connor passed away on August 2, 2022 due to a short illness. She will be dearly missed by her surviving children, Amy and Cristy Connor, both of Santa Barbara, CA, as well as her four siblings, Diane Seuss, Linda Brumis, Greg and Teddy Smith all from New Hampshire, along with all her nieces and nephews. Wendy was born on September 12, 1957 in Burlington, MA to the late Joseph and Jean Smith. Wendy prospered as a talented engineer, first starting her career in MA and then at Raytheon. Her innovative patent on radar technology is still in use today. Wendy worked as a respected member of the engineering staff for Raytheon for over 30 years, until recently retiring. She had a great intellect and a spirit for innovation. Wendy will be remembered by her loved ones for being a great lover of animals, a wonderful cook, and a brave adventurer. She always liked to live in the moment. Her favorite pastimes included horseback riding, spending time with her animals, and traveling, especially to Maui which was one of her favorite destinations. Over the years, she always had the best trips planned for the family with an itinerary full of activities. Whether it be a week of snorkel adventures in Hawaii, sky diving for birthdays, or zip lining in Costa Rica, she really knew how to have fun. Wendy’s great love was always for her animals. It was never a surprise when she would come home with another rescued dog in need of a loving home. She

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never met an animal in need that she didn’t want to save. No matter how old, how sick, or how supposedly ferocious that rescue animal was, Wendy was willing to open her home up to them. She had a special way of connecting with and healing those animals. A walk on the beach, or a walk in the woods, might mean that she rescued a pelican or even a barn owl. No creature was out of reach. Throughout her life, she cared for many pets, including her beloved horses, dogs, and turtles. “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” Wendy will live on in the hearts and minds of her beautiful daughters, and loved ones. Her bold spirit, and kindness for all of God’s creatures will not be forgotten. A private memorial is being held Saturday, August 27th for friends and family. As a tribute to Wendy’s love for animals, we have set up a page in her honor: sbhumane.givecloud.co/fundraisers/ remembering-wendy where you may donate in her name to the Santa Barbara Humane Society. Her daughters will be notified of your gift, and you may send them a message.

Richard D. Pena

4/11/1946 - 7/9/2022

Richard D. Pena, 76 of Ventura, passed away Saturday July 9th 2022 after a brief battle with cancer. Richard was born April 11, 1949 in Santa Barbara, Ca to his parents Rudolph and Carmen Pena. He was a resident of Ventura for 42 years where he retired from Oxnard Lemon as a Master Mechanic in 2008. Being raised in Stow Ranch, Goleta CA, Richard was always a free spirit, and he lived the free spirit life as he saw it. Up until his final moments he encompassed life to its fullest. Being raised on the ranch gave him the opportunity to experience everything life offered to him, climbing trees, fording streams, fishing, hunting, riding horses, home pole vaulting, making and flying kites, and building soap box cars from old bicycles. In school, he participated in all sports. He loved playing football, baseball, basketball, trampoline. In his younger years he rode his bicycle to the Goleta Boys club every day which was about 3 to 4 miles away. While in the Boys Club was a member of their Drum Corp and marched in

several parades. As a young adult, he loved cars and racing. He ran in several drag race competitions and won several races. He always kept his vehicles in pristine condition. He loved to surf out at Goleta beach. He also took on roller skating and participated in figure, dance and racing competitions where he met and married his skating partner, Margie. Richard was going to the state finals for Dance Skating but was drafted into the Army shortly after. Richard served in the Army for 11 years from 1968-1979 doing two tours in Vietnam where he was injured and received the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star and numerous other commendations. He also served on Germany operating tanks, He was very proud of the time he served his country. Richard moved to Ventura in 1980 with his wife Charlotte “Charlie” Pena and where he lived the remainder of his years. During these years he loved to coach his son’s soccer teams and even brought he son Rick’s team to the championship and won in his final year with AYSO. Richard also thoroughly enjoyed rebuilding Alan’s Camaro with him when Alan was in high school. He loved oldies music like Earth, Wind & Fire which he sang and danced to enthusiastically and his daughter Kerryanne will always have fond memories of that. Richard also loved to cook, and he was goo at it. You would often see him taking pictures and swapping recipes with his daughter Trina. He became an avid bowler, making Buena Lanes his home away from home. He was well liked around the bowling alley and until the last day of his life, he was wanting to bowl a 300 game, but it eluded him for years. However, he did have several 299 games. What Richard loved the most in life though was spending time with family who he adored until his final days. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 43 years Charlotte “Charlie” Pena of Ventura, daughters Kerryanne (Matt) of Newbury Park, Trina (Todd) of San Pedro, sons Rick and Alan of Ventura, Mother Carmen of Santa Barbara, sisters Anne of Huntington Beach, Suzie and Rosanne both of Santa Barbara. He is preceded in death by his father Rudolph Pena Sr., is loving daughter Pam Pena and his brothers Rudy and Jimmy Pena, along with many grandkids, nieces, nephews and friends who all love and miss him dearly. A celebration of life for Richard will be held on Friday August 26, 2022 at 1p at the Reardon Funeral Home, 511 North A St. Oxnard. Richard has been entrusted to the care of the Family Owned and Operated Reardon Funeral Home, www.reardonfh.com.


In Memoriam

Bob Kirby 1933-2022

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COURTESY THE JOURNAL OF DIVING HISTORY

Diving Pioneer

Bob Kirby (right) and Bev Morgan construct two commercial helium re-circulator helmets in 1966, which Kirby had designed. One of the helmets is on display at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.

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ments in both diving and aviation over seven decades earned him lasting international recognition, passed away on June 2, 2022, at his home in Carpinteria. Bob’s diving career started in the early 1950s as a SecondClass Diver on a U.S. Navy vessel based in San Diego. Thanks to his mechanical ability, inventiveness, and ability to read blueprints, he soon made himself indispensable. When badly damaged submarines were brought in for repairs, he was given the job of carrying out the underwater work with his own crew — and with First-Class Divers tending him, rather than the other way round. The Jack Browne surface-supplied mask the Navy was using was totally inadequate for diving in the heavily polluted water of San Diego Bay, so Bob started building his own masks on the ship, which he subsequently sold to the abalone divers he dived with on weekends. On leaving the Navy, Bob went into abalone diving in Santa Barbara, then into oilfield and construction diving. In 1963, he used his skills as a remarkable metalsmith to design a mixed-gas recirculating diving helmet with a small team of colleagues at Associated Divers. Bob’s helmet design was a major factor in the successful expansion of deep water mixed-gas diving that flourished in Santa Barbara in the early 1960s, and gradually spread around the globe. In 1965, Bob joined forces with Bev Morgan and created the Kirby Morgan company that was to revolutionize the equipment of military and commercial diving.

No two people were more suited to the task. As Bob commented: “Although it might seem obvious, a designer and builder of professional diving equipment must himself be, or have been, a commercial diver. Numerous people, many of them brilliant, have over the years inflicted all manner of discomfort on divers simply because they were not aware of the inherent difficulties. What is it like, for example, to experience hypothermia or carbon dioxide build-up in deep water? It helps to know such things. Second, the designer needs to have an intuition about what will and will not work, combined with a certain artistic sense; and third, he must have the intelligence to merge everything into a whole.” Bob and Bev designed and created modern lightweight fiberglass helmets that replaced the traditional copper and brass helmets that had been the diving industry standard for more than a century. Their work revolutionized the industry. It is estimated that their company Kirby Morgan Diving Systems International now has more than 80 percent of the global surface-supplied diving equipment market. Some estimates put that percentage even higher. Bob donated his time and considerable expertise in educating the younger divers who he taught at the Marine Diving Technology Program at SBCC and also at specialist traditional diving equipment courses for the Historical Diving Society U.S.A. As a director of the Diving Society, Bob was instrumental in developing the inaugural diving exhibits at the S.B. Maritime Museum, of which he and his wife, Claudia, were valued members. His friend, film director James Cameron, hired Bob and his son Troy to develop and build the unique helmets for his blockbuster film The Abyss. Bob later committed his life story into print with his 2002 self-published book Hard Hat Divers Wear Dresses, recording his early abalone diving years followed by his historic contributions to equipment design as the deep-water Santa Barbara Helium Rush took off in the 1960s.

Bob had a lengthy career connection to aviation, and he could often be found in someone’s hangar where his metalwork and engineering skills were appreciated. In 2008, his second book, Aviation Visionary, Smilin’ Jack Conroy, was published. Co-written with George M. Warner, it detailed the career of Conroy, who created the distinctive Pregnant Guppy aircraft and later founded the Conroy Aircraft Corporation. Bob’s skills as a master metalsmith were shared in a 16-chapter video series on tools and techniques used in building a Kirby helmet. The sophistication of the diving equipment Bob and Bev designed may one day surface in their entirety, but for now, they occasionally can be found in U.S. Navy, CIA, and NSA publicly available information associated with Operation Ivy Bells in the Sea of Okhotsk. Bob’s career achievements were recognized with the Historical Diving Society’s Diving Pioneer Award, the Academy of Underwater Arts & Sciences NOGI Award, and with induction into the Association of Diving Contractors International Commercial Diving Hall of Fame. Those fortunate enough to have been befriended or mentored by Bob were blessed with the good fortune of time spent with an honorable, ethical, and immensely talented diver and educator, whose name will live on as long as there are professional divers working in the world’s oceans and waterways. President Kennedy once said, “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” Bob was one of those Americans who did both, and every member of the international diving industry owes him sincere thanks for that. He was truly unique and will be missed by many. Bob is survived by Claudia, his wife of 66 and a half years; their two sons, Troy and Jeff; and their two grandchildren, Garett and Alina. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Santa Barbara based nonprofits, the Historical Diving Society U.S.A. at hds.org or the n Santa Barbara Maritime Museum at sbmm.org.

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Why Marriage Equality Matters

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concurring opinion by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on abortion, in which he opined that samesex marriage should be undone as a national civil right, members of my LGBT community have been greatly concerned that those against gay and lesbian marriages will indeed move on to dismantling marriage equality next. Right now, gay and lesbian couples can get married in every state and territory in the United States without fear of state governments blocking our rites. We are entitled like every opposite-sex couple to the responsibilities and benefits, both statewide and federally, and have enjoyed these rights since the Keith and Neil Coffman-Grey on their wedding day in 1997 Supreme Court made it so. But now, less than a decade later, Thomas and others, including sitting court do not approve of our loving relationsenators and representatives, are wailing ship and think us inferior and unequal to that “states’ rights” should be deciding our their own. This is particularly audacious fate. But unlike a decade ago, this is not of Justice Thomas, whose own interracial some theoretical discussion about whether marriage, held to the privacy standard he lesbian and gay couples are equally as valid does not deem same-sex couples worthy of, would arguably also be invalidated based and deserving as straight couples. Twenty-five years ago, in April 1997, my upon his legal theory. Undoing our marriages — dissolving our husband, Keith Coffman-Grey, and I were wed at Val Verde Estate in Montecito. We legal contracts — would, to put it mildly, be had traveled across California to speak out unraveling yet another civil right granted by about the importance of legalizing our cou- the Constitution’s privacy clause. It would ples through, at the time, domestic partner- be abrogating the good faith that LGBT ships and eventually marriage — as we had people put in our federal institutions when very little rights — even to visit our partners they said, yes, all people deserve marriage in the hospital if they were dying from AIDS equality regardless of their gender or sexual complications. orientation. But much more grievously, it would We worked with the City and County of Santa Barbara to create domestic partner devastate, even ruin, our lives. The unravelregistries, despite local anti-gay activists try- ing of the legality of our marriages would ing their best to get our local government destroy our financial well-being; our famiofficials to reject even this simple validation lies, including children; and our mental wellness. It would open our couples and of our relationships. We were the first couple to be listed in families up to discrimination, hate crimes, both the Ventura County Star and the Santa and public exclusion. It would deny our Barbara News-Press for our engagement couples health care and survivorship benand marriage announcement, although efits that are so essential to our financial they would not call our marriage a mar- livelihood, particularly in later years. riage but a “commitment.” And when these And it would embolden those who hate announcements ran, local bigots flooded us to bully our youth, deny services to our the editors with their bile. One church even community, attack our institutions, and ran a full-page ad with death threats against claim their superiority over our citizens. In short, it would roll back every gain made to us and the editor of the Star. This year, we celebrated our silver wed- the pre-Stonewall era, when we were ostrading anniversary, with love in our hearts cized and declared morally and mentally and little expectation that this would also unfit. be the year that the Supreme Court would We cannot go back. We must not go back. open the possibility that our marriage might be legally dissolved because some on that Neil Coffman-Grey is an LGBT and AIDS activist.

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rom giving out food at the Ukraine–Poland border to fighting

workplace discrimination, surfing competitions, staying fashionable, helping other seniors stay connected, riding the e-bike wave, becoming TikTok sensations, and more, today’s older adults aren’t

letting a few more years stop them from living their best lives. This is the fifth annual edition of this special section. Read on for all sorts of inspiration and practical tips on how to live your life to the fullest, no matter what your age.

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FULL HEARTS, FEEDING FRIENDS

Marge Cafarelli and Jan Hill Answered the Call to Serve Food — and Found Fellowship — on the Ukraine–Poland Border JAN HILL AND MARGE C AFARELLI PHOTOS

on an “as needed” basis. Responsible for figuring out their own accommodations (a “lovely” apartment) and transportation (they rented two cars to start, uncertain of what would be available when they arrived), and because these two are planners, they also researched insurance and got a policy with Global Rescue, staffed by ex-Navy Seals who would airlift them out in case of an emergency. “They don’t even give you an address of where to show up,” said Marge. “They gave us coordinates. I’m 63 years old, and how do I do this? Google Maps — you put the coordinates in and there it is.” It turns out that those coordinates Part of the volunteer team at Medyka (L-R): Laurent, Marge, Tetiana, Jan, and Nazarii were for the Medyka border crossing, the busiest border crossing between hen Russia invaded Ukraine on Febru- Poland and Ukraine. Their first day, May 23, they left their ary 24, Marge Cafarelli and Jan Hill were apartment a little after 7 a.m. and didn’t leave the border on their way to Tucson to visit family. until 10 p.m., spending those hours giving out thousands “We were spending 10 hours driving of sandwiches, fruit, and hot cooked meals three times a and listening to the news,” said Jan. “And Marge got hell- day to Ukrainian refugees. From a small tent loaded up bent on going to help. She started ringing up her friends, with massive quantities of food, they also fed all of the aid like the International Board Chair of Habitat for Humanity, workers and staffers from NGOs from all over the world to see if Habitat was looking at repurposing buildings for that have come to assist with this crisis. refugees.” “Imagine having 300,000 people crossing the border on There comes a time in many people’s lives when they day one,” said Marge. “We were the only food tent.” Among start to really think about their impact on the world and the other groups they noted were various United Nations how they can make a difference. Though Marge had been workers, multiple French groups, the Chinese Anti-Coma longtime community volunteer, serving on numerous munist League, a group of Israeli doctors, a group of Canaboards and doing hands-on nonprofit work both in Santa dians helping to build hospitals, ex-military volunteers Barbara and in her former home in San Francisco, she was itching to do more. It turned out that Kristen Desmond, former owner of the Flagstone Pantry in the Santa Barbara Public Market — a project Marge developed from the ground up and ran until she sold it in early 2022 — was on the strike team with Chef José Andrés, whose nonprofit World Central Kitchen was providing aid in areas all over the world, including Ukraine and its borders. With some guidance from Kristen, Marge got onto the volunteer list and quickly started to plan. When the volunteer signups opened up, it turned out the slot was a week before the couple was taking a long planned trip to Portugal and Italy. “Jan looked at me and she said, ‘I’m not letting you go by yourself,’ ” said Marge. While Marge was gung-ho to volunteer from the get-go, Jan’s work as a strategic leadership consultant had been really busy and she wasn’t sure if the timing would work. Within five minutes of posting the volunteer openings, all of the slots were gone — and Jan and Marge both had spots. Stunned, “we went to lunch and we just looked at each other and said, ‘Did that just happen?’” laughed Jan. World Central Kitchen is a very efficient, no-frills organization, they explained. When you get accepted to volunteer, All of the food from World Central Kitchen was packaged for they just send you one confirmation and only communicate efficiency, so people could just grab and go on their way quickly.

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“The world is smaller than we think,” said Jan Hill (right, with Marge and a fellow volunteer), reflecting on her time in Poland.

there to teach the Ukrainians how to do triage, and Doctors Without Borders from all over the world. Working with an international crew, without translators, and with very little instruction, they quickly got into the groove of doing what needed to be done. For example, mothers would ask for baby food or formula, and knowing that the French Doctors Without Borders had formula, Marge helped arrange for them to have multiple cases on hand. Marge continues to reflect on her experience in Ukraine. “I never quite got what would make somebody want to run into a burning building, to war, until this happened. And I saw the images of these families and these women and children and elderly women, and I could not get there fast enough. That’s wild. Because I’ve never had that until now.” The volunteer experience left them with enough stories to fill a book and as Jan said, they left Poland for Portugal with “the enormity of all we have seen and heard barely sinking in. It has changed us in ways that we can’t yet comprehend.” “World Central Kitchen, they deploy resources in such a mindful way. I never saw waste; not one ladle of soup went to waste. Everything was given to someone to eat. By the end of the night, there was no food in that kitchen,” said Marge. “We were at the border, because a lot of people want to rush to the border, because they want to get through because they have a bus to catch or someone meeting them. So they’re in line and we’d give away 100 bags to people in line and also to people in cars trying to get back over into Ukraine. World Central Kitchen really deploys their resources. And that feels really good when you’re a donor. And you know that they’re using your money really wisely.” As part of their involvement with World Central Kitchen, which has provided more than 25 million meals in Ukraine so far, Jan and Marge continue to fundraise for the organization, which works to provide food around the globe. To learn more or consider contributions, visit donate.wck.org/ n team/422024.


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with cycling and provide a great opportunity to increase physical activity and engagement with the outdoor environment.” In addition to allowing longtime riders to continue riding for many more years, Rosenberg explained that electric bikes are also great for people who aren’t really avid bike riders. “One of the things we’ve found in our BCycle research is that a lot of people who never rode bikes are now riding electric bikes even when they never ever thought they’d ride a bike.” The “active aging” generation is the fastest growing segment of e-bike riders, according to Rosenberg. Some of the reasons for this include:

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college athletes to start earning profits from their likenesses, sponsorship deals have gotten a lot of press recently — but Gen Z doesn’t get all the glory. Santa Barbara athlete and fitness instructor Sally Saenger was named a 2022 Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete at age 66. A competitive surfer and a member of the PE department at Santa Barbara City College since 1982, in addition to teaching both credit and noncredit classes in town, with this award Saenger has added senior fitness ambassador to her résumé. “I liken it to being Miss America or something because you have to make appearances, so to speak, on their website and do a couple of blogs and lead a couple presentations,” said Saenger of her Senior Planet responsibilities. “My presentation was very successful; they had a lot of people that were interested in it because it was about balance for seniors. And that’s always of interest for older adults.” That presentation, which evolved out of a class she teaches for SBCC School of Extended Learning, then evolved into a series of four sessions of online classes that became so popular that Saenger is now teaching for Senior Planet — a program created and sponsored by the national nonprofit Older Adults Technology Services (OATS), which formally joined the AARP family as a charitable affiliate in 2021 — and working for AARP. The importance of keeping both an active body and an active mind is threaded throughout her classes. “It’s about attentiveness,” she explained. “We talk a lot

about cognitive health too.” Though she’s been a lifelong fitness instructor, it was the Senior Planet sponsorship and AARP affiliation that inspired Saenger to finally launch her website — lifelongfitness .org — as a home for information about all of her various classes, blog posts, and other great information for people who want to live an active, healthy lifestyle. Saenger herself is certainly a great role model. Born and raised in Santa Barbara, she swam as a child and played basketball, softball and swimming in high school. But she wasn’t too into surfing until she went to University of Hawaii (after two years at SBCC) to get her degree in recreation. After that she mostly surfed and swam for fun and fitness, then started entering surf competitions in her mid-forties. She was honored to be invited to surf in the “Lady Legends” division of the Rincon Classic contest this year and told Senior Planet, “I was the oldest female participant in the event and proud of it!” “I try to get in the water once a week,” said Saenger. “But that’s not always possible during the summer because Santa Barbara doesn’t have very good surf during the summer months, because the islands block swells. So I do go down to Ventura or maybe I’ll go visit somebody up north.” To complement that, she also swims on a regular basis. “Swimming is really one of the best activities, especially for seniors; they don’t even have to worry about balance,” said Saenger. Her Swimming for Conditioning class at Los Baños begins August 29. For more information, visit sbcc.edu.


SOME OF SALLY’S TOP TIPS FOR GETTING AND STAYING IN SHAPE Think about what you want to do and then look in the community and see what is available. “There are quite a few free classes or very low cost classes at SBCC, the S.B. Rec Department, Goleta Valley Senior Center, and online.”

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If you don’t want a group fitness situation: “Just start being active; start walking, find areas that are a little more challenging, like on the sand or that have hills, or that are a little more interesting. Maybe go on a hike somewhere. Just incrementally increase the recreational physical activity.” For older adults, the main focus and the main issue is maintaining stability and balance. “And maintaining good cardiovascular and good cardio-respiratory endurance, but balance is probably the main one. And that means strength training. … We lose muscle mass as we age — it’s just natural—unless you’re paying attention to it. So we have to be more attentive to what we’re doing, and why we’re doing it. And strength training will help you be able to do all those ADLs (activities of daily living). You’ll feel better and you’ll want to do more.”

Stretching and flexibility are important too. “You want to be able to give a little bit; you don’t want to just tip over because you’re so stiff — and it makes you feel better. Balance and strengthening and the cardiovascular and flexibility — try to include those on a weekly basis, you know, once or twice a week for each of them.” n

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Taran. “I didn’t know anything about TikTok. But I said to her, ‘Would you like me to sing with you?’ And she said, ‘Yes.’ And that’s how it happened.” They sang and the tow trucks came and Taran didn’t think about it again for a bit. “And then a friend of mine, a younger friend of mine said, ‘Did you know you’re on TikTok?’ And I was like, ‘What’s TikTok? How do you get to it?’ ” The video, which Sammi captioned with “just got into my first car accident,” and “she may not know how to stop at stop signs but u gotta love her #carcrash” and “featuring the queen who hit me herself, love you Sissy” quickly went viral. It was up to 1.6 million views at press time. “And of course, my grandchildren thought that I was just the coolest person alive. And it was really, it was fun,” laughs Taran. See the video at tinyurl.com/tiktok grandma. n


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The coastal grandmother (and granddaughter) trend is certainly popular online. Are you seeing a lot of that look as a trend with your vendors? This “Coastal Grandmother” phrase makes me laugh as I’m approaching the potential Grandma age and I personally wouldn’t be attracted to something called Grandmother anything! That said, the look is really a return to the classics — easy, effortless dressing in a neutral palette. Shirt dresses, linens, cashmeres, collared shirts, highwaisted pants. What’s different is that there’s a sector of the younger generation that seems attracted to this more conservative, “mature” look, at least for the moment. This is a good thing — fashion trends may come and go, but you’ll always return to your classic pieces at different times in your life. They should be the cornerstone of your wardrobe, no matter what your age. What about your customers? Is that a style you see being embraced in Santa Barbara? The Santa Barbara style epitomized the Coastal Grandmother look long before it was called this — it’s an enduring, classic style favored by West Coast as well as East Coast, women. We have many e-com customers from the Northeast and East Coast and typically they are buying our classic “Coastal Grandma” items and not our more colorful, playful styles. So it’s interesting that this look seems to be favored by coastal women who are used to a more casual, beach-oriented lifestyle and aesthetic. By locals? By tourists? What age range are we talking about here? While we always offer a core collection of enduring, classic pieces in natural fabrics and solid colors, our customers also love bold color, prints, and playful patterns. Our two top-selling lines feature vibrant, gorgeous prints and are favored by locals and tourists alike. Even if your core wardrobe consists of classics and solids, most women like to have some items that are colorful, playful, sexy, and unique — no matter what their age. These are pieces that make you happy when you wear them and garner lots of atten-

tion and compliments. And let’s face it, who doesn’t love a compliment on a new dress or top?

My own theory is that the pandemic made us value comfort in fashion more than ever before, and some of the trends we’ve seen (nap dresses, Coastal Grandmother inspo, the return to comfortable shoes and flats) are a reflection of that. Any thoughts? What’s your take? The pandemic definitely impacted fashion and the focus continues to be on comfort and functionality. However, fashion is still fashion, so the pendulum is swinging back again. Women are tired of wearing loungewear and leisurewear and want to look fashionable and feel beautiful, COVID or no COVID. Dresses are selling like crazy — in colorful prints, short, midi, and long lengths. And I don’t see that slowing down any time soon. In terms of general fashion advice, Lovebird seems to have a lot of styles that people of different ages will like and your marketing reflects that. Any thoughts about staying fashionable at any age that you’d like to share? Lovebird has customers ranging from 18 to 81, with our core customer base in the 35-65 range. Regardless of your chronological age, body type, or size, you can always be fashionable and contemporary, and it doesn’t take a lot of money or effort. My advice to women is to love their body and be confident in their body. Even if you’ve developed a very specific style of dress, don’t be afraid to try new things and colors — maybe treat yourself to a couple of pieces a season that are on trend and maybe a little out of your comfort zone. Especially when buying denim — jeans are very trendy, and a new pair of jeans in a high waist or wide leg will immediately give you a very contemporary look. Women put themselves in fashion boxes and they get trapped — it’s very fun and exciting to try a new style or color and expand your wardrobe and options. When I get dressed in the morning now, I ask myself, what’s my mood? What color appeals to me? What do I feel like projecting to the world today? Just don’t let yourself get stuck in the Coastal Grandma look or any look — mix it up, be playful and try new things. This is what will keep you looking and feeling youthful. n

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That’s still basically the purpose of the program, Golden said. “Just to make sure that people get either once a week, or once a day calls … just to let people know that somebody cares to know if they’re still around.” “There are people that have said to us, ‘Sometimes I go days without having any contact with anybody,’” said Clinical Director Gary Linker, PhD. They fear that if they died of a heart attack or a stroke, it could be days before anyone found them. In fact, Linker shared, this has happened in Santa Barbara. “So this is a real problem with seniors who are homebound, isolated, lonely, and sometimes, mentally ill.” Some of the participants are more worried about their pets than they are about themselves, said Linker. CARELINE tries to set the calls at the same time of day every day (or whatever the agreed-upon schedule is) and the senior volunteers are assigned to specific people, so they develop a friendly peer relationship. It’s such a great service, said Linker. “I can’t understand why we don’t have hundreds of people participating, to be honest with you.” CSA takes referrals from individuals and social workers or other health professionals. This service is available to any senior wishing to participate. For more information about the CARELINE and other services offered by the Center for Successful Aging, please visit csasb.org, call (805) 898-8080, or email info@ csasb.org. n

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endered ageism — the double-whammy slap in the face of age and gender bias — is something that career coach Bonnie Marcus sees more and more of her clients facing. “This is the next Me Too movement,” says Marcus, a Santa Barbara resident who addresses the issue in her book, Not Done Yet! How Women Over 50 Regain Their Confidence and Claim Workplace Power, published last spring. The issue first came to her attention about four years ago, when she was working with a client who was an attorney for a large tech firm in Silicon Valley. The woman was 58 and

had always been a star performer, but she noticed that things had begun to change. Her boss didn’t ask her for her opinion as often, her workload changed, she wasn’t invited to some meetings where she felt she would add value, and she was beginning to feel like she was being pushed out. “It’s a pretty common theme,” says Marcus. “So I said to myself, this can’t be an isolated experience. I had a 25- year career in corporate and really personally hadn’t experienced gendered ageism, but this can’t be a unique experience.” It turns out it wasn’t. She started to do research and


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found more and more women who had similar experiences to her client. Not only that, many of the women she interviewed for what was now a book project insisted on anonymity “because they feared retaliation. They thought they would lose their job because they had no one to talk to, which is very similar to the way women felt before the Me Too movement really gained momentum.” After extensive research, Marcus found that 77 percent of the women who experienced gendered ageism took no action. And for those who actually did complain to HR or to management, no action was taken. Her goals with the book were two-fold: first, to bring awareness to the fact that gendered ageism is real, and women don’t often have the support or resources to deal with it at work. And also, to Bonnie Marcus give women the tools to be able to stay marketable, proactive, and aware of potential issues for their Marcus. Companies are losing valuable entire careers. assets when employees are aged out pre“The research shows that as women maturely, “and if you’re talking about show visible signs of aging, they’re not diversity, equity, and inclusion, and only viewed as less valuable; they’re how that affects creativity, and innovaviewed as less competent,” says Marcus. tion, how that affects your overall busi“Men experience ageism too, but women ness — it certainly is important to have experience it earlier, because of what’s all voices at the table.” called lookism. And that is our society’s In addition, Marcus points out, we need to examine our own bias and the emphasis on appearance.” What are some of the tools to fight way we feel about aging, “because that is this? Marcus says, “The career advice the one thing we can control.” She also that I give my clients of all ages is I think reminds us that ageism works in both women need to be super, super vigilant. directions, and that young women — and Some of the tips that I give in my book men — are also sometimes not taken as are to have a conversation with your seriously because of their age. manager and declare your ambition. Let “We all need to understand that some them know that you’re not necessarily of these beliefs and assumptions which ready to slow down, because the assump- we have internalized hold us back, so tion is as you get older, you don’t want they become self-fulfilling prophecies,” to work as hard. That may or may not says Marcus. be true.” She advises that if you want to She continues, on the topic of having keep working, whether out of financial an ageist mindset: “That kind of thinknecessity or because you like what you ing not only affects our health and our do, “I think it’s important to be upfront well-being and our longevity, as recent and dispel any of those assumptions that research shows, but also our viability and decision makers may have, and come up marketability in the workplace.” Along with working with individual with a viable plan for how can I continue to add value to this organization for say, clients, speaking to corporations, and the next five, 10 years, whatever it is, put advocating for women in the workplace on a national scale, Marcus also provides a plan in place.” Marcus also points out that it’s not just weekly inspiration on her Badass at Any women who stand to lose from age bias. Age podcast. Her interviews with ambiShe cites a new book, Stage (Not Age) by tious women who have challenged the Susan Wilner Golden of Stanford Uni- status quo and won are an entertaining versity, which projects the global mar- way to learn about their stories and stratket for spending by people over age 60 egies and perhaps take away an idea to at a whopping $22 trillion across every apply in your own life and career. For industry. Age bias means missed busi- more information, visit bonniemarcus ness opportunities on a lot of levels, says leadership.com. n

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8/25: Chaucer’s Book-Signing: Noah benShea and Shaun Tomson Area author Noah benShea along with area author and former professional surfer Shaun Tomson will talk about and sign copies of their inspirational book, The Surfer and the Sage: A Guide to Survive & Ride Life’s Waves. 6-7pm. Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. Free. Call (805) 682-6787.

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8/25-8/28, 8/30-8/31: PCPA Presents Into the Woods “Be careful what you wish for” is the theme of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Brothers Grimm–inspired musical that follows the Baker and his wife, who journey through the woods to break the Witch’s spell that has left them childless. They cross paths with Cinderella and Rapunzel, their Princes, Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf, and so many more. Recommended for ages 8 and up. The show runs through September 4. 8pm. Solvang Festival Theater, 420 2nd St., Solvang. $43.50-$55. Call (805) 922-8313. pcpa.org/shows

Going Batty

Meet in front of the Nature Center for a docent talk and then watch a living exhibit of local bats as they come out of their bat boxes to feed. 7:25pm. Neal Taylor Nature Ctr., 2265 Hwy. 154. Free ($10/vehicle fee). Call (805) 693-0691 or email info@clnaturecenter.org.

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Solvang: Copenhagen Dr. and 1st St., 2:30-6:30pm

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SATURDAY 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.

8/29: Chaucer’s Book-Signing: Betsy J. Green Area author Betsy J. Green will talk about and sign her book Movies & MillionDollar Mansions: Silent Movies Made in Montecito, CA, which is about the movie studios that traveled from Hollywood as well as the two studios in S.B. that filmed more than 60 movies in Montecito. 6pm. Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. Free. Call (805) 682-6787.

8/27: NECTAR: Choice (A Live, Local, Intentional Art Event) Artists will reflect on the theme of CHOICE in the medium of their choice of dance, spoken word, music, visual art, and more. 7:30-9:30pm. Yoga Soup, 28 Parker Wy. $20. Call (805) 965-8811.

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your yoga mat and meet under the oak tree next to the vineyard lawn and let Yogi Jenn lead you through a set of yoga flows, stretches, and poses followed by a glass of wine. 11am-noon. Zaca Mesa Winery, 6905 Foxen Canyon Rd. $30-$35. Ages 21+. Call (805) 688-9339 or email events@zacamesa.com. zacamesa.com/

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An Evening with Paula

Fuga Poet and accomplished ukulele player Paula Fuga, out with 2022’s full-length album Rain, will be in S.B. to share her music and the voice of the Hawaiian people. 8pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. $25. Call (805) 962-7776. sohosb.com/

mon, and Colonel Angus, 6-8pm. 6860 Cortona Dr., Ste. C, Goleta. Free. Call (805) 968-6500. mspecialbrewco.com

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the Courthouse to watch 2021’s In the Heights (rated PG-13), based on 2008’s Tony Award winner for Best Musical about three hot summer days in Washington Heights where bodega owner Usnavi (Lin-Manuel Miranda) and everyone in the barrio are working toward making their dreams come true. Bring breathable blankets (no plastic/nylon/tarps), low chairs, and a picnic! 8:30pm. Sunken Gardens, S.B. County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St. Free. Call (805) 893-3535.

8/27-8/28: Island Brewing Co.: 20th Anniversary Party Sat.: Jack 8/25-8/28, 8/30-8/31: SOhO Restau- Rabbit Slim, 6-9pm. Sun.: Americana rant & Music Club Thu.: Velvet Starlings, Cats, 1-4pm. Island Brewing Co., 5049 6th Mashugana, Mini Shopping Cart, Mantis St., Carpinteria. Free. (805) 745-8272. Finger, 8:30pm. $15. Ages 21+. Fri.: The Chari- islandbrewingcompany.com/ ties, Uncle Uncle, 8:30pm. $12-$15. Ages 21+. calendar Sat.: Me Sabor presents Salsa Night, 10pm. $18-$25. Ages 21+. Sun.: Sandy Cummings & 8/27: M.Special Brewing Co. Jazz du Jour, 12:30-3:30pm. $10. Tue.: Paula (Goleta) Indica Rum featuring members Fuga, 8pm. $25. Wed.: Katchafire, 9pm. $30. of Indica, Redrum, Ultraspank, Retrode-

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8/31: Activating the Spectator by Reshaping the Aesthetic Field: Op, Kinetic, and Participatory Art at Mid-Century Art historian Alexander Alberro will discuss the development of a research-based artistic practice that fused abstract art with mathematics, science, and technology in the late 1950s and early 1960s that demystified the creative process in favor of an objective investigation of visual phenomena. 3-4pm. Mary Craig Auditorium, S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Free-$5. Call (805) 963-4364. sbma.net/events

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8/31: Women’s Creative Support Circle Lady creators are invited to work on their own projects or take the opportunity to practice freewriting exercises, inspiration cards, group sharing, and being brave together in this open space. Bring writing implements, a notebook, and something to sit on. 5-6:30pm. La Mesa Park, 295 Meigs Rd. Free. tinyurl.com/WomensCreativeCircle

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Love takes off the masks we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. —James Baldwin 8/25: Pride Picnic at the Mission Co-hosts Gay S.B. and Great Outdoors S.B./Ventura invite you to wear something festively prideful and bring a picnic, beverages, and a blanket to enjoy community and the beauty of the Rose Garden. 6-8pm. Mission Rose Garden, 420 Plaza Rubio. Free. tinyurl.com/PridePicnic2022

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from around the country and as well as high-caliber talent found within the drag queen community. A portion of every ticket will go to Pacific Pride. 7-9pm. Wildcat Lounge, 15 W. Ortega St. GA: $30; VIP: $45. Ages 21+. tinyurl.com/

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8/26: Gay S.B. Presents Pride Kickoff Party Start the weekend off with a show from Vivian Storm in a performance that will feature local and visiting queer artists followed by a fierce dance party with go-go dancers!. Proceeds will go toward queer artists. 8pm-2am. Backstage Dueling Piano Bar, 409 State St. $10-$20. Ages 21+. tinyurl.com/KickOffPride 8/27: Pacific Pride Festival The Pacific Pride Foundation invites the community to celebrate inclusion and belonging in a day of speeches, information from local organizations, food for purchase from area food trucks, family-friendly activities, and a full lineup of entertainment that will feature a performance by CeCe Peniston … yes, that CeCe Peniston! And for all of you who want to tie the knot, Justine Sutton of Saltwater Ceremonies will offer elopement-style wedding ceremonies to same-sex couples for free (you must have a marriage license that was issued within the last 90 days from S.B. or Santa Maria). ASL and Spanish interpretation as well as wheelchair accessibility will be available. 11am-7pm. Chase Palm Park Field, 323 E Cabrillo Blvd. Free. Call (805) 963-3636 or email hello@pacificpridefoundation.org. tinyurl.com/PrideAtTheBeach

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8/27: Pride Afterparty @ Wildcat “Party rock is in the house tonight…” Let the fun continue after the celebration in the park. 8pm. Wildcat Lounge, 15 W. Ortega St. $15-$20. Ages 21+. tinyurl.com/SBPrideEvents 8/28: Glitter Brunch Vivian Storm and Angel D’Mon invite you to enjoy brunch while you talk about how much fun you had at this year’s Pride! 11am. Wildcat Lounge, 15 W. Ortega St. $5. Ages 21+. Email glitterbrunchreservations@gmail.com. tinyurl.com/SBPrideEventsglitterbrunch.com

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ony Calhoun wants you to know that he is not a prude. The fitness industry veteran and owner of AC4 Fitness explains that the reason his clubs have a dress code is so new members who aren’t in the best of shape won’t feel intimidated by the sight of someone else’s six-pack abs or massive pecs. All AC4 Fitness members, regardless of gender, must wear a shirt—not just a string tank or sports bra, please.

No Towel Service but 24-Hour Access to Clean, Quiet Clubs by Amy R. Ramos Recently, in this space, I wrote about a gym that offered group fitness exclusively. In the spirit of all those trainers who advise you to vary your workouts for optimal fitness, I’m switching things up to share my experience at AC4 Fitness, a gym based on the “key club” model. AC4 Fitness members swipe an electronic fob to gain entry to its two locations (Goleta and La Cumbre), which can be accessed 24 hours a day. Calhoun, who used to own the three local Gold’s Gym locations, wanted to operate a simpler business after his experience as a corporate franchisee. Keeping it simple means AC4 Fitness doesn’t sell any merchandise or provide towel service—and it doesn’t offer any group fitness classes. Simple doesn’t mean Spartan, however. Although the model may conjure up images of a hotel fitness room, each AC4 location is about 6,000 square feet, staffed during the day and early evening, and stocked with a wide range of cardio and strength equipment, as well as free weights, kettlebells, foam rollers, BOSU balls, and more. Because members might be exercising at times when there are few other people around, there’s an emphasis on safety, with self-spotting Smith weight machines to prevent a weightlifter from getting trapped under a too-heavy bar. A fitness evangelist who cites statistics about Americans’ alarmingly high rates of obesity and inactivity, Calhoun set out to provide an environment where people of all activity levels can be comfortable. Members typically range in age from 18 to 80, he says, noting proudly that one 90-year-old member — a local entrepreneur—works out at the Goleta location three days a week. My visits to the two locations bore out his description. I observed a solid demographic mix—twentysomethings to sexagenarians, women as well as men.

Most people were working out alone, but I saw some pairs as well. AC4 Fitness is noticeably quiet. There’s music playing on the sound system (Pink Floyd, REM, Jane’s Addiction, Weezer, Marvin Gaye), but a lot of people have their ear buds in, and nobody’s grunting or dropping weights, even when they’re working out hard. The TV is tuned to a sporting event—collegiate women’s softball, Grand Slam tennis, World Chase Tag—but the sound is off. The pace and intensity are up to you. I observed some who were working up a serious sweat; others evoked Sisyphus with their painfully slow upward progress on the stair climber. Some trudged on the treadmills as if on a forced march, while others ran at a quicker pace. Everyone is doing their own workout, not performing for anybody else. All new members get an orientation, and for fitness novices, Calhoun says the circuit of machines that comprises the “30-minute workout” can help them establish a routine quickly—and stick to it. He included the circuit in the design of the club because the number-one reason people don’t maintain their commitment to exercise is lack of time. I can attest to the circuit as being an effective way to get a full-body strength workout in a short amount of time. The two locations are similar in size and equipment but different in physical layout, with the La Cumbre location having an open plan while the Goleta location features more semi-private spaces for stretching and functional training. Each club has a tanning bed, which seems like a throwback to the heyday of Jersey Shore—Calhoun jokes that when the club first opened in 2012, some members seemed to view it as a tanning salon with a gym attached —but as an olive-skinned person, I’m not the target market for this service. An amenity that I did find appealing, despite some initial skepticism, was the hydro-massage bed, which sends a jet of warm water up and down the length of your body for 10 relaxing minutes while you stay dry. Whether you’ve been lifting weights or using a cardio machine, this is a very pleasant way to finish a workout.

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Fall Migration Has Already Begun by Hugh Ranson, Member of the Santa Barbara Audubon Society of the drought, and also because much mudflat habitat has been destroyed, a good place to look for these birds can be along beaches, such as those around Coal Oil Point. As well as the western sandpiper, there is another tiny sandpiper, the least, and these two species often occur together. The least is a little smaller and is indeed the smallest shorebird in the world. It weighs in at about one ounce. These sandpipers are collectively known as “peeps,” for when they are too far away to identify to species or the birder is too lazy to look closely. There are a number of differences, the easiest being that the least has yellow legs while the western has black. All western sandpipers breed the Alaskan tundra; this summer, there was an unusual heat wave that is thought to have led to a disastrous breeding season. Birders up and down the coast are reporting seeing very few juvenile western sandpipers. Two much larger shorebirds that nest on prairie grasslands are the long-billed curlew and the marbled godwit, and these have reappeared on our beaches in good numbers. These birds are hard to miss as they probe for aquatic invertebrates along the shoreline. Both have cinnamon-colored bodies, but it is the beak that sets them apart. The godwit has a

The reddish egret at Goleta Beach

long, slightly upturned, sword-like bill, while the curlew has an improbably long, down-curved bill. The genus name, Numenius, means “of the new moon,” after the lunar curve. A rare species that has had birders congregating at Goleta Beach in recent weeks is the reddish egret. This is a bird that has wandered from the south, a movement that is quite possibly climatechange-related. The first was seen in the county as recently as 2001, and now the species is an almost annual visitor, often at Goleta Beach. The reddish egret is intermediate in size between the great blue heron and the snowy egret, but in coloration, it is closer to the heron. While the great blue heron uses patience as a feeding strategy, often standing still for minutes at a time, the egret is the opposite. They dance around as though drunk, swerving this way and that, spreading their wings for balance and as shade for better seeing their small fish prey. As of writing, the bird is still being seen in the Goleta Slough as viewed from the eastern parking lot. If you only have even a passing interest in birds, you really should get the free Birds of Santa Barbara County by Paul E. Lehman. It is available as a PDF file or an e-book. Paul is one of the most knowledgeable birders out there. When I first moved to Santa Barbara in 1981, I stayed with Paul for a few days, and he quickly became my birding mentor. He published the first version of his book in 1994 and began updates in 2010. The latest edition was updated in May of this year. The species accounts, which form the bulk of the book, detail the status and distribution of all 503 species that have been recorded in our county. There is also a section on recent population trends and historical information. And did I mention that it’s free? Find it at sbcobirding.com. n

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ery was in federal bankruptcy, and no one would sell Chris Whitcraft grapes. “It didn’t look like it would be possible,” says Drake. “No one would even talk to me about fruit.” Then he found a new property called Pence Vineyards, and bought enough grapes to make 80 cases. He TMANN made about 200 cases from variT E K T T BY M A ous sources in 2012 and nearly doubled every year until reaching about 2,000 cases, which is where Drake would like to stay. “I’m working with vineyards that I always wanted to work with,” added Drake, noting that some of the historic vineyards started selling him fruit again, especially after Chris died from recurrent health problems in 2014. Along the way, Drake crawled out from under bankruptcy, paying the debts and getting the status officially expunged in 2017. “Bankruptcy used to be something I was embarrassed about,” he said. “But I’m proud that I pulled it off. I built this from the ground up.” That reconstruction was not done by following the popular stylistic path. At a time when many cult wines were NATURALLY NATURAL: “We are not aiming to make natural wines, even though a lot of my wines fall into that category,” explained Drake Whitcraft, getting riper and riper, the younger Whitcraft eschewed second-generation owner of Whitcraft Winery. richness, producing see-through pinot noir, gamay, grenache, and even syrah, all the while adhering to minerality What follows is an edited excerpt from Vines & Vision: The bringing together a brain trust of the early Santa Barbara as the driving force of his chardonnays. That’s struck a Winemakers of Santa Barbara County, published in 2020 wine scene, from producers like Jim Clendenen, Adam chord with many sommeliers as well as younger wine fans Tolmach, and Fred Brander to other influencers like Jim in search of fresher wines. by Matt Kettmann and Macduff Everton. Fiolek, Bob Senn, Antonio Gardella, and Blake Brown. “A “I’ll never ever fuck with the wine; I never add shit,” said fter years of working at Mayfair Wines, Santa Bar- bunch of the OGs,” explains Drake. Drake, who’s also never bought new oak barrels, doesn’t bara’s top bottle shop in the 1970s and ’80s, Chris After a few noncommercial stabs — including a char- own a pump or filter, foot stomps his grapes, and uses Whitcraft launched his own label in 1985 and donnay named after Drake in 1982, his birth year—Whit- gravity to move the juice. “We are not aiming to make quickly became one of California’s most influential craft Winery began in 1985 with a focus on chardonnay. natural wines, even though a lot of my wines fall into that winemakers. That held true until 1990, when Chris made his first pinot category.” Among other game-changing moves—a practice he noir. When the 1992 Q Block pinot won critical acclaim, Such methods are the key to transparency, allowing started as a retailer, being the earliest to sell pinot noir it was “pretty smooth sailing through the 1990s,” recalls wines to reflect the vineyard. “I make everything the same,” powerhouse Williams Selyem in Santa Barbara—Whit- Drake. he says. “It’s not to be dogmatic or lazy. It’s to show the site.” craft was the first winemaker in the state to block-desAnd picking early, when acids are high and brix are low, After graduating high school in 2000, Drake worked ignate a wine, putting the Q Block from Bien Nacido the following fall harvest and then started attending Santa ensures a cleaner end result. “Low-brix wine is someone Vineyard on the label of his 1991 pinot noir. Today, block Barbara City College. But in 2001, Chris was needing help, who runs marathons, while high-brix wine is someone designating is commonplace, and Whitcraft, who passed so Drake ditched plans to go to a UC and began running who eats McDonald’s every day and has diabetes—the away in 2014, sits among the upper echelon of chardonnay the winery full-time with his dad. He was 19 years old. In wine can get sick and have problems,” said Drake, who and pinot noir producers in American history. 2005, after years of production in other winemakers’ facili- believes such a style makes his job easier. “I don’t have to But if it wasn’t for his son, Drake Whitcraft, there’d be ties, Whitcraft Winery finally leased its own home, across be a scientist. I don’t have to do anything. I just have to pick from a cement factory and just blocks from the beach in at the right time. I have no idea why people make super no Whitcraft Winery at all. “I didn’t pay myself for seven years,” explains Drake, of Santa Barbara. But Chris’s health declined two years later. gnarly wine. They’re so much harder to make. Low-brix how he saved his dad’s legacy, a project that started long “I took over again,” said Drake. “In 2008, I realized that I wine makes itself and makes itself beautifully. If you’re buying from the right vineyards, there is nothing to fix.” before Chris passed away, when the winery was mired in needed to change everything.” That led to father-son clashes on almost every aspect These days, while the winery remains on Calle Cesar debt. “I lived in my mom’s house in a tiny room. I didn’t go anywhere,” said Drake. “I just made the winery work, of the winery, particularly disagreements over wholesale Chavez near the Santa Barbara waterfront, Drake lives versus direct-to-consumer sales. “We had such a different with his wife, Eliana, and their baby girl at their home in and it’s finally working.” Born in Long Island but raised in Pacific Palisades, opinion on how to run the business,” said Drake, who saw Solvang, where they tend to a quarter-acre vineyard of Chris Whitcraft followed his would-be wife, Kathleen the tasting room and wine club models as key to financial trousseau, which yields about a ton of fruit each year. Barnato, to the Bay Area in the early 1970s, where she sustainability. “He just didn’t want to change. He literally “There have been low points where I thought I would attended San Jose State and he got into Santa Cruz Moun- had a bat in the tasting room that said ‘Wine Club’ on it. fail, but I had to build my winery through business rather tains wine. When she got a job teaching in Santa Barbara, When people asked about joining a club, he picked up than borrowing,” he said. “I would rather have my dad around for longer and be making wine with him, but Whitcraft pleaded for a job from Mayfair’s owner, Frank the bat.” The recession in 2008 further decimated the business, everything turned out the way it was supposed to work Miller, who became a strong supporter for many years. “The only job opening that Mayfair had was janitor,” causing many longtime vineyards to cut their ties with out.” says Drake. “He took that job, but within a year, he was Whitcraft. The winery eked out a little wine in 2009, but made only enough to keep the Whitcraft bond active in the wine buyer and store manager.” Whitcraft held tastings in the basement of the store, 2010, and then dumped that wine. By 2011, Whitcraft Win- See whitcraftwinery.com.

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Michelle Yeoh will receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s 15th annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film on December 9. Michelle Yeoh — the mind-bendingly versatile actress whose most recent critically acclaimed performance was in the 2022 film Everything Everywhere All at Once — will receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s 15th annual Kirk

Douglas Award for Excellence in Film on December 9. This award — which benefits SBIFF’s year-round educational programs — is the first of the upcoming film fest honors to be announced, and it also is the first time since the passing of screen legend Kirk Douglas that the honor will be awarded. “A well-deserved honor for the legendary and multi-talented Michelle Yeoh. She has been entertaining and thrilling us in films since the 1980s … AND she does her own stunts! Bravo, Michelle!” said Michael Douglas, son of the late Kirk Douglas and a well-regarded actor and producer as well. Yeoh is an internationally recognized Malaysianborn actress who rose to fame in 1990s Hong Kong action films before starring in a myriad of globally acclaimed blockbusters. She has appeared in more than 70 features and television series, with a number of iconic roles, including Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 1 and 2, Rob Marshall’s Memoirs of a Geisha, Roger Spottiswoode’s James Bond film

Tomorrow Never Dies, Danny Boyle’s Sunshine, and Jon Chu’s Crazy Rich Asians (the highest-grossing romantic comedy in the U.S. in the past 10 years). After appearing in James Gunn’s second installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, Yeoh returned to the Marvel universe in Destin Daniel Cretton’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Some of her upcoming credits include James Cameron’s Avatar sequels and Paul Feig’s The School for Good and Evil. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has an impressive record of honoring film professionals who later go on to receive Academy Award nominations and other prestigious accolades. Passes for the 2023 festival are now available, and tickets and sponsorship opportunities are also available for the black-tie fundraiser, which takes place at the RitzCarlton Bacara on December 9. For more information, visit givebox.com/522858. — LD

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Some bright literary luminaries will light the UCSB Arts & Lectures stage for in- depth personal conversations with renowned writer and interviewer Pico Iyer for Pico Iyer the recently announced 2022-2023 Speaking with Pico series. “It’s thrilling to have two Pulitzer Prize winners and one Golden Globe nominee on the roster for our coming Speaking Isabella Rossellini with Pico series,” said Iyer. “We’ve never had the chance to host an actress-cum-philanthropist before, and I’m sure that Isabella Rossellini will wonderfully complement Jennifer Egan the t r a n s f o r m a t i v e , almost prophetic fiction of Jennifer Egan and the inspiring human stories of kindness and hope amid great suffering offered by Tracy Kidder. Through their thoughtfulness and Tracy Kidder passion, I feel all three are looking to guide us toward a brighter and more humanly connected future.” Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Jennifer Egan is first up, on November 6. Her works of literary fiction include the Pulitzer Prize–winning A Visit from the Goon Squad, Manhattan Beach, and her latest, The Candy House. Iyer interviews Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award–winning literary journalist Tracy Kidder — author of Mountains Beyond Mountains, The Soul of a New Machine, and the forthcoming book, Rough Sleepers: Dr. Jim O’Connell’s Urgent Mission to Bring Healing to Homeless People — on March 14. Actress, filmmaker, and author (Green Porno, My Chickens and I) Isabella Rossellini — who earned a master’s degree in animal behavior and now creates unique and humorous works of performance art based on her research, along with running an organic farm and working tirelessly as a philanthropist in animal conservation — is in conversation with Iyer on April 27, 2023. — LD

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ARIES

(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): In the coming weeks, I urge you to flee from stale and rigid certainty. Rebel against dogmatic attitudes and arrogant opinions. Be skeptical of unequivocal answers to nuanced questions. Instead, dear Aries, give your amused reverence to all that’s mysterious and enigmatic. Bask in the glimmer of intriguing paradoxes. Draw inspiration and healing from the fertile unknown. For inspiration, write out this Mary Oliver poem and carry it with you: “Let me keep my distance, always, from those who think they have the answers. Let me keep company with those who say ‘Look!’ and laugh in astonishment, and bow their heads.”

TAURUS

(Apr. 20-May 20): A blogger named Chaconia writes, “I’ve cultivated a lifetime of being low maintenance and easygoing, and now I’ve decided I’m done with it. Demanding Me is born today.” I’m giving you temporary permission to make a similar declaration, Taurus. The astrological omens suggest that in the coming weeks, you have every right to be a charming, enchanting, and generous version of a demanding person. So I authorize you to be just that. Enjoy yourself as you ask for more of everything.

GEMINI

(May 21-June 20): The witch Lisa Chamberlain writes about the magical properties of colors. About brown, she says it “represents endurance, solidity, grounding, and strength.” She adds that it’s used in magic to enhance “balance, concentration, material gain, home, and companion animals.” According to my reading of the astrological omens, the upcoming weeks should be a deeply brown time for you Geminis. To move your imagination in a righteous direction, have fun wearing clothes in shades of brown. Grace your environment with things that have the hues of chestnut, umber, mahogany, sepia, and burnt sienna. Eat and drink caramel, toffee, cinnamon, almonds, coffee, and chocolate.

CANCER

(June 21-July 22): Cancerian poet Danusha Laméris discovered that earthworms have taste buds all over their bodies. Now she loves to imagine she’s giving them gifts when she drops bits of apples, beets, avocados, melons, and carrot tops into the compost bin. “I’d always thought theirs a menial life, eyeless and hidden, almost vulgar.” But now that she understands “they bear a pleasure so sublime,” she wants to help the worms fulfill their destinies. I mention this, Cancerian, because I suspect you may have comparable turnarounds in the coming weeks. Long-held ideas may need adjustments. Incomplete understandings will be filled in when you learn the rest of the story. You will receive a stream of interesting new information that changes your mind, mostly in enjoyable ways.

LEO

(July 23-Aug. 22): You should never allow yourself to be tamed by others. That advice is always apropos for you Leos, and even more crucial to heed in the coming weeks. You need to cultivate maximum access to the raw, primal sources of your life energy. Your ability to thrive depends on how well you identify and express the beautiful animal within you. Here’s my only caveat: If you imagine there may be value in being tamed a little, in harnessing your brilliant beast, do the taming yourself. And assign that task to the part of you that possesses the wildest wisdom.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Whenever you are contemplating a major decision, I hope you raise questions like these: (1) Which option shows the most self-respect? (2) Which path would be the best way to honor yourself? (3) Which choice is most likely to help you fulfill the purposes you came to earth to carry out? (4) Which course of action would enable you to express your best gifts? Are there questions you would add, Virgo? I expect the coming months will require you to generate key decisions at a higher rate than usual, so I hope you will make intensive use of my guiding inquiries, as well as any others you formulate.

LIBRA

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Libran blogger Ana-Sofia Cardelle writes, “I look back on past versions of myself with such love and tenderness. I want to embrace myself at different parts of my life.” I hope you’re inspired by her thoughts as you carry out the following actions: (1) Create an altar filled with treasures that symbolize major turning points in your destiny. (2) Forgive yourself for what you imagine to be old errors and ignorance. (3) Summon memories of the persons you were at ages 7, 12, and 17, and write a kind, thoughtful message to each. (4) Literally kiss seven different photos of your face from earlier in your life. (5) Say “thank you” and “bless you” to the self you were when you succeeded at two challenging tests in the past.

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You know more about how karma works than all the other signs. Scorpio-style intelligence typically has a fine intuitive grasp of how today’s realities evolved out of the deep patterns and rhythms of the past. But that doesn’t mean you perfectly understand how karma works. And in the coming weeks, I urge you to be eager to learn more. Become even savvier about how the law of cause and effect impacts the destinies of you and your allies. Meditate on how the situations you are in now were influenced by actions you took once upon a time. Ruminate on what you could do in the near future to foster good karma and diminish weird karma.

SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Kabbalistic writer Simon Jacobson says, “Like a flame, the soul always reaches upward. The soul’s fire wants to defy the confines of life. It cannot tolerate the mediocrity and monotony of sheer materialism. Its passion knows no limits as it craves for the beyond.” That sounds both marvelous and hazardous, right? Jacobson concludes, “Whether the soul’s fire will be a constructive or destructive force is dependent on the person’s motivation.” According to my astrological analysis, your deep motivations are likely to be extra noble and generous in the coming weeks, Sagittarius. So I expect that your soul’s fire will be very constructive.

CAPRICORN

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In the Spanish language, there’s the idiom “pensando en la inmortalidad del cangrejo.” Its literal translation is “thinking about the immortality of the crab.” It applies to a person engaged in creative daydreaming—her imagination wandering freely in hopes of rousing innovative solutions to practical dilemmas. Other languages have similar idioms. In Finnish, “istun ja mietin syntyjä syviä” means “wondering about the world’s early origins.” Polish has “marzyć o niebieskich migdałach,” or “dreaming about blue almonds.” I encourage you to enjoy an abundance of such explorations in the coming days, Capricorn. You need to fantasize more than usual.

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): My Aquarian reader Georgie Lee wrote to tell me what it’s like being an Aquarius. I offer it to you because you are potentially at the peak of expressing the qualities she names. She says, “Accept that you don’t really have to understand yourself. Be at peace with how you constantly ramble, swerve, and weave to become more of yourself. Appreciate how each electric shift leads to the next electric shift, always changing who you are forever. Within the churning, ever-yearning current, marvel at how you remain eternal, steady, and solid—yet always evolving, always on a higher ground before.”

PISCES

(Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Here’s a good way to build your vibrancy: Use your emotional intelligence to avoid swimming against strong currents for extended periods. Please note that swimming against strong currents is fine, even advisable, for brief phases. Doing so boosts your stamina and fosters your trust in your resilience. But mostly, I recommend you swim in the same direction as the currents or swim where the water is calm and current-less. In the coming weeks, I suspect you can enjoy many freestyle excursions as you head in the same direction as vigorous currents.

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OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE VICE CHANCELLOR The Assistant to the Executive Vice Chancellor provides executive‑level support, including managing every aspect of the EVC’s calendar and ensuring that the EVC is fully briefed and has all relevant background materials for each engagement. Serves as primary contact for those wishing to meet with the EVC or

to plan activities involving the EVC. Communicates directly with the EVC on a daily basis and acts on his priorities and directives. Interacts regularly with campus and UC officials, campus administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors, and the general public. Situated in the main EVC Office suite, serves as a primary point of contact and face for the EVC Office. Flexible schedule around core working hours and hybrid schedule (up to 20% remote) considered after completion of training period. Reqs: Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work effectively and efficiently in a confidential environment, and meticulous record keeping and organizational abilities. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience and/or training. Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check. $59,500 ‑ $66,000/year. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application review begins 9/6/22. Apply online at https:// jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 41444

analysis and processing for the department. Extract, research and analyze financial and payroll data, develop, create, and present budget data. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with and creating budgets, working with policies and procedures and supervision experience, including knowledge of collective bargaining agreements, and employment and payroll in a university setting. Notes: Satisfactory conviction history background check. Occasional weekend and evening work required. This is a limited position not to exceed 1000 hours in a 12 month period. $26.00 ‑ $28.70/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 8/30/22. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 41023 CAPPELLO & Noel LLP is seeking a Legal Secretary/Assistant to work with Litigation Attorneys. Must possess strong organization, communication & writing skills and strong work ethic. Compensation: Based on experience. $25 ‑ $50 per hour

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EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM Plays a key role in ensuring effective and efficient financial and payroll business functions for the department encompassing multiple programs. Perform responsible and complex professional financial and payroll

Requirements: Proficiency in prioritizing and managing workload Highly detail‑oriented self‑starter Adept at conducting research and proficiency with standard legal software Comfortable and poised working in a fast‑paced litigation environment Willing and available to work extra

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OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT Serves as the analyst for the Social Sciences Development Team in the Office of Development, supporting a complex and multifaceted program in coordination with Central Development’s Prospect Services Unit and Donor Relations & Stewardship. Provides leadership for all analytical functions that support the strategic goals, initiatives and projects leading toward the philanthropic support from individuals, foundations and organizations to the Social Sciences. Establishes, develops and maintains comprehensive systems within the unit in coordination with central Development Office; supports the Social Science Development Team in short‑ and long‑term strategic planning and project management for program development and implementation. Proactively plans, organizes, and attends strategy meetings and coordinates outreach and follow up for major gift prospects. Reqs:Knowledge and understanding of a complex fundraising program. Exceptional verbal and interpersonal

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EMPLOYMENT skills that foster positive relationships with diverse populations.Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in all aspects of work. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Notes: Satisfactory criminal history background check. May be called upon to work occasional evenings and weekends at various Development Office, Institutional Advancement or campus‑wide events.$27.68 ‑ $28.75/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 40836

DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT, REGIONAL GIVING

OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT Serves as the primary initial contact for two or more Directors of Development and works as part of a team of administrative staff, managed by the Development Services Officer to provide essential administrative and financial support that is critical to the successful operation of a complex fund‑raising program. Assists the Directors with all aspects of analysis, planning and implementation strategies for the Regional Team, to support the University’s overall mission by securing support from private donors (individuals, foundations and corporations). This requires strong analytical skills as well as the ability to act professionally, independently, and exercise discretion and sound judgment. Also provides administrative support (scheduling, travel arrangements, database & spreadsheet updates, completing expense reports and financial paperwork) Reqs: Excellent grammar, composition and proofreading skills. Excellent computer skills including strong proficiency in Word,Excel, Powerpoint, Internet and e‑mail and demonstrated ability to quickly learn various software programs. Ability to prioritize duties and achieve planned goals for a complex program. Ability to work under tight and shifting deadlines. Notes: Occasional evenings and weekends at various Development Office, Institutional Advancement or campus‑wide events.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 8/31/22. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #40716

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gifts ($100,000 or more) and new and renewing Chancellor’s Council (annual) level gifts ($1,000 to $99,999). Focuses about 80% time on activities directly related to the fundraising gift cycle. 20% time is focused on other activities related to fundraising, including events, volunteer committee management and administrative and managerial duties, such as planning and coordinating. Reqs: Bachelor’s Degree. 4‑6 years of experience in individual major donor development or related profession. Proven success in the major gift fundraising; experience in higher education preferred. Demonstrated track record of managing a portfolio of high net worth individuals, soliciting and securing major gifts. Notes: Satisfactory conviction history background check. Must maintain valid CA DL and a clean DMV record. This is an annually renewable contract position. Flexibility and willingness to travel frequently.Ability to work some weekends and evening. $92,000 ‑ $103,000/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application review begins 8/31/22. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 41105 GLOBAL PRODUCT EDUCATION & MARKETING MANAGER sought by Sonos, Inc. in Santa Barbara, CA. Primary owner of the edu of our products & svcs to internal/ext partners. May work from home. Req: BS+2 yrs. To apply: Carmen Palacios, Immigration Manager at carmen.palacios@sonos.com (Reference Job code: AB0704)

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DEPARTMENT OF EARTH SCIENCE Responsible for managing all aspects of the two graduate programs (M.S. and Ph.D.) in a variety of emphases in Earth Science. Acts as department liaison to the Graduate Division. Assures that graduate students meet the academic, teaching and research requirements of both the department and the university. Identifies problems, suggests solutions, and develops procedures for graduate affairs. Advises approximately 50 students on all aspects of the graduate program. Administers and tracks annually block grant funds, TA allocations, recruitment funds, gift funds, and university policy and procedural information to graduate students, faculty, staff, applicants and potential applicants to the graduate program. Coordinates graduate recruitment, admission and orientation. Creates and manages computerized database for all graduate student records. Reqs: High school diploma or GED. Ability to use various programs (Excel, Word, Google) to complete required tasks. Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check. $24.61 ‑ $26.32/ 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 # 40859

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAM The International Health and Safety Pre‑Departure Coordinator is a key team member of the International Health, Safety, and Crisis Management (IHSCM) unit. The Coordinator reports to the IHSCM Director and works to facilitate compliance with key components of the UCEAP risk mitigation strategy. The coordinator serves as the primary communicator for receiving and processing health clearances with students to facilitate resources, ensure policy compliance, and build support plans for student wellness abroad. Reqs: Bachelor’s Degree in a related area and/or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. 1‑3 years of experience in a student‑focused higher education setting. Working knowledge of relevant technology including Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) Fluidity working in a multi‑system process (using multiple systems simultaneously). Experience using student information management or similar data systems. Proficient in communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Ability to use appropriate discretion and comply with FERPA, data privacy policies, and regulations regarding sensitive or confidential data. Previous experience communicating with students to complete administrative processes. Notes: This position is eligible to elect a remote or hybrid work arrangement. UCSB Campus Security Authority under Clery Act. Satisfactory conviction history background check. UCSB is a Tobacco‑Free environment. The UCEAP Systemwide Office is located 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 System‑wide Office location, regardless of the actual remote work location. May occasionally be called, including after business hours, to serve as a backup emergency responder. $26.39 ‑ $30.00/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application review begins 9/2/22. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 41188

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MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

BREN SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & MANAGEMENT Conducts strategic marketing and communications on behalf of the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management. Oversees paid, earned, and organic media campaigns; manages content strategy for the school; creates promotional materials and newsletters; produces and coordinates written content for enrollment marketing, student‑centered stories, and research communications; develops content to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of the Bren School. Develops content and manages social media for the Bren School and manages a content calendar. In collaboration with the admissions team, assists with enrollment marketing campaigns and manages relevant website content. Fields communications requests from the media and coordinates research communications. Responsible for website governance, maintenance, and content strategy for a dynamic website for the Bren School in collaboration with other Bren School staff and faculty. Arranges for photography/videography and manages school photos and video archives. Builds and maintains strong working relationships at all organizational levels. Maintains strict confidentiality regarding sensitive information. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and/ or training in Communications, Marketing or related field. Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check Top candidates will be required to submit examples of their work. $68,700 ‑ $79,005/ 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 8/30/22. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 41066

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

PROGRAM ASSISTANT & IPEES COORDINATOR

ENVIRONMENT STUDIES PROGRAM Performs a wide variety of administrative duties in support of the Environmental Studies Program. Provides excellent customer service to all faculty, staff, and students. Coordinates the Interdepartmental PhD Emphasis in Environment & Society (IPEES) program. Provides basic‑level web/technology/ marketing‑related support to staff, faculty, and students, and coordinates with our IT Department on department needs. Develops and implements procedures and manages day‑to‑day front desk operations. Manages DSP exams, office schedules/ assignments, and course evaluations for the Environmental Studies student services area, and assists with daily facility needs. Reqs: High School Diploma or GED. 1‑3 years working in an academic or office setting. Notes: Satisfactory conviction history background check. 25% of this 100% full‑time job is funded on an annual basis via IPEES Funding, with plans to renew and continue each fiscal year. $24.61/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application review begins 8/31/22. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 41091

SCITREK MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM COORDINATOR

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY Works with the middle and upper school (7th‑12th Grade) portions of the SciTrek Biotech Program assisting with administrative functions. This includes but is not limited to: coordinating and setting up schedules, organizing events, packing and putting away materials, updating the website, driving volunteers to schools, assisting with proof‑reading SciTrek materials (knowledge of science is helpful for this), helping with fundraising, recruitment, and data entry. Reqs: High School Diploma or GED. General administrative/clerical experience. Notes: Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: MARIA WASSERMAN CASE NO. 22PR00365 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of: MARIA WASSERMAN. A Petition for Probate has been filed by: ALMOND WASSERMAN in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara. The Petition for Probate requests that: ALMOND WASSERMAN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING ON THE PETITION will be held in this court as follows: 09/08/2022 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93102‑1107, Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR OR A CONTINGENT CREDITOR OF THE DECEDENT, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the LATER of either (1) FOUR MONTHS from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 DAYS from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. OTHER CALIFORNIA STATUTES AND LEGAL AUTHORITY MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS AS A CREDITOR. YOU MAY WANT TO CONSULT WITH AN ATTORNEY KNOWLEDGEABLE IN CALIFORNIA LAW. YOU MAY EXAMINE THE FILE KEPT BY THE COURT. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer Date: 07/19/2022 By: April Garcia, Deputy Clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: April M. Lavigne, Law Offices of April M. Lavigne, 7 W. Figueroa Street, Suite 300, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. (805) 881‑1230. Published August 11, 18, 25, 2022. PROOF OF SERVICE BY MAIL 1. I am over the age of 18 and not a party to this cause. I am a resident or employed of or in the county where the mailing occured. 2. My residence or business address is Law Offices of April M. Lavigne, 7 W. Figueroa Street, Suite 300, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 3. I served the foregoing Notice of Petititon of Administer Estate on each person named below by enclosing a copy in an envelope addressed as shown below AND a. DEPOSITING the sealed envelope with the United States Postal Service on the date and at the place shown in item 4, with the postage fully prepaid.

Place mailed: Buellton, California. April M. Lavigne. NAME AND ADDRESS OF EACH PERSON TO WHOM NOTICE WAS MAILED 1. Almond Wasserman 601 E. Anapamu Street, #304, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 2. Zachary S. Wasserman PO Box 454 Santa Ynez, CA 93460 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: MICHELE FITZPATRICK CASE NO.: 22PR00316 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of: MICHELE FITZPATRICK AKA MICHELE A. FITZPATRICK A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: KATHLEEN CARLSON in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that: Kathleen Carlson be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decendent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 09/15/2022 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street,Santa Barbara, CA 93102 Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE THE FILE KEPT BY THE COURT. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer Date: 6/15/2022 By: April Garcia, Deputy Clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Susan H. McCollum, Hollister & Brace, 200 East Carrillo Street, Suite 100, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. (805) 963‑6711. Published August 11, 18, 25, 2022. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: LINDSLEY FALLON WESSBERG CASE NO.: 22PR00289 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of: LINDSLEY FALLON & LINDSLEY FALLON WESSBERG A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: RICHARD MICHAEL

ROSENWALD in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara. The Petition for Probate requests that: RICHARD MICHAEL ROSENWALD be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 09/15/2022 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street,Santa Barbara, CA 93102 Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer Date: 07/29/2022 By: Jessica Vega, Deputy Clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Richard Michael Rosenwald, PO Box 40307, Santa Barbara, CA 93140. 805‑455‑6979 Published August 11, 18, 25, 2022. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: Wendy Ann Connor aka Wendy Connor Case No.: 22PR00414 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of: Wendy Connor aka Wendy Connor A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: AMY CONNOR in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that: AMY CONNOR be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person

files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING ON THE PETITION will be held in this court as follows: 10/06/2022 at 9:00 a.m. Dept: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street,Santa Barbara, CA 93102 Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Electronically Filed: Superior Court of California County of Santa Barbara, Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer Date: 08/15/2022 By: April Garcia, Deputy. Attorney for Petitioner: Barrett P. O’Gorman, O’Gorman & O’Gorman, LLP, Attorney at Law, 5901 Encina Rd., Suite B‑2, Goleta, CA 93117, 805‑967‑1215. Published August 25, September 1, 8, 2022. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: GARY N. BOZENICH, CASE NO.: 22PR00387. To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of GARY N. BOZENICH. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: Nathaniel D. Carey in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara. THE PETITION for probate requests that: Nathaniel D. Carey be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before

taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 9/08/2022 AT 9:00 A.M. DEPT: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Anacapa Division. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: James M. Sweeney, Esq. #205333, Allen & Kimbell, LLP, 317 East Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, (805) 963‑8611. Published August 11,18, 25, 2022. Electronically filed. Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer, 8/2/2022 10:37 AM by April Garcia, Deputy.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA NATURE CONNECTION WALKS, 101 S. Salinas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Tamara A Murray (same address). This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY TAMARA MURRAY. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 26, 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: 2022‑0001892. Published: August 4,

11, 18, 25, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FREEDOM SIGNS, 816 Reddick Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Elizabeth K Harris, 333 Old Mill Road, #9, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY ELIZABETH K. HARRIS, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 21, 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 E47. FBN Number: 2022‑0001854. Published: August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA FREE SCHOOL, 1330 State Street, Suite 101, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Santa Barbara Free School, LLC (same address). This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. SIGNED BY MADELINE KIMLIN, MANAGER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 27, 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: 2022‑0001898. Published: August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MAGNETIC MOON APOTHECARY,3937 Foot Hill RD, Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Dion R Lyman, (same address). This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY DION LYMAN, FOUNDER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 26, 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 E47. FBN Number: 2022‑0001889. Published: August 11, 18, 25, & September 1 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GORJESS BOUTIQUE, 1121 N. Poppy St, Lompoc, CA 93436; Jessica I Escalante (same address).This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY JESSICA I ESCALANTE, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on August 5, 2022 This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2022‑0001963 Published: August 11, 18, 25, September 1, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MELLOW CLAY, 312 Ellwood Beach Drive, 53, Goleta, CA 93117; Sarah Yu (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual. SIGNED BY SARAH YU. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 20, 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

ORDINANCE NO. 22-__ AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GOLETA, CALIFORNIA, ADDING CHAPTER 9.09 TO TITLE 9 OF THE GOLETA MUNICIPAL CODE TO REQUIRE THE SAFE STORAGE OF FIREARMS IN A RESIDENCE At the meeting of the City Council of the City of Goleta (“City”) held on August 16, 2022, the City Council considered and conducted first reading of an ordinance to require firearm owners in the City to store their firearms in residences (subject to certain enumerated exemptions in the ordinance) in a locked container or to disable the firearm with a trigger lock. The ordinance further proposes that violations of this requirement will be subject to civil penalties in the amounts set forth in the Goleta Municipal Code. On September 6, 2022 at Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Goleta, California, and on the virtual platforms made available on the City’s website and as posted on the City’s agenda for the September 6, 2022 meeting, the City Council will consider the second reading and possible adoption of this ordinance requiring the safe storage of firearms in a residence. If adopted at the above-mentioned meeting, the Ordinance will take effect 30 days following such adoption by the City Council. Any interested person may obtain a copy of the proposed ordinance at the City Clerk’s Office, cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta.org or by calling City Hall at (805) 961-7505. Deborah S. Lopez City Clerk Publish: Santa Barbara Independent, August 25, 2022 INDEPENDENT.COM INDEPENDENT.COM

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E30. FBN Number: 2022‑0001842. Published: August 18, 25, September 1, 8, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE SANTA BARBARA SALAD PROJECT, 1486 Aarhus Dr., M, Solvang, California 93463; Sabina Roan (same address). This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY SABINA ROAN. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on August 4, 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 E52. FBN Number: 2022‑0001954. Published: August 18, 25, September 1, 8, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: LOCAL DESIGN COMPANY, 4317 Meadow Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93455; Stacy Vasquez (same address). This business is conducted by an Individual. SIGNED BY STACY VASQUEZ. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 26, 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: 2022‑0001882. Published: August 18, 25, September 1, 8, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as MJB ENGINEERING/CONSTRUCTION at 965 W Mountain Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Bruce T Hayashi (same address). This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED: BRUCE T HAYASHI, OWNER. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on August 5, 2022. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). E29 FBN Number: 2022‑0001955. Published: August 11, 18, 25, September 1, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: KUMON SANTA BARBARA, 3230 State St., Suite B, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; KM Discovery SBA (same address)‑ This business is conducted by a corporation. SIGNED BY YO RI, PRESIDENT. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 29, 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: 2022‑0001920. Published: August 11, 18, 25, September 1, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑

(s) is/are doing business as: SAINT BARBARA, 814 W. Figueroa St, #B, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Stacy Baptista (same address). This business is conducted by a married couple. SIGNED BY STACY BAPTISTA. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on August 2, 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: 2022‑0001944. Published: August 11, 18, 25, & September 1 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ATRAINING 805 1329 San Andres Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Aaron M. Thomas 3910 Maricopa Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY AARON M. THOMAS. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on August 18, 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: 2022‑0002083. Published: August 25, September 1, 8, 15, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: BIRD AND THE BEE COUNSELING, 6 Harbor Way, #142, Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Brianne B Hughes (same address). This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY BRIANNE BILLUPS HUGHES, INDIVIDUAL. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on August 15, 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: 2022‑0002033. Published: August 25, September 1, 8, 15, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA CHICKEN RANCH, 2618 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; SBCR Inc (same address). This business is conducted by a Corporation. SIGNED BY MATT BENKO, PRESIDENT. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on August 18, 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: 2022‑0002075. Published: August 25, September 1, 8, 15, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE PHLEB MOBILE PHLEBOTOMY SERVICES, 219 Oceano Ave, 2, Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Juan Cambron Perez (same address). This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED

BY JUAN CAMBRON PEREZ, CPT. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on August 18, 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 E47. FBN Number: 2022‑0002076. Published: August 25, September 1, 8, 15, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WOMEN’S ATHLETIC CLUB/FIT GAL at 4141 State St., Suite D1.2, Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Women’s Athletic Club (same address). This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. SIGNED BY ALICE S. HUANG, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 27, 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 E40. FBN Number: 2022‑0001894. Published: August 4, 11,18, 25, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SQUARE COLORED JEWELRY at 1730 Mission Ridge RD, Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Alicia B Holm (same address). This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED: ALICIA HOLM, OWNER. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 22, 2002. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2022‑0001864. Published: August 11, 18, 25, September 1, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: LEGACY PHILANTHROPY WORKS, 102 Hixon RD, Santa Barbara CA 93108; Legacy Philanthropy Works (same address) This business is conducted by a corporation. SIGNED BY CARL PALMER, BOARD MEMBER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on August 4, 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: 2022‑0001951 Published: August 11, 18, 25, September 1, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: 60’S & BEYOND, 6190 Manzanillo Drive, Goleta CA 93117; Richard D Emerson (same address). This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED: RICHARD D EMERSON. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on August 5, 2022. This statement expires five years from the date it

was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). E30 FBN Number: 2022‑0001959. Published: August 11, 18, 25, September 1, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MOUNTAIN VIEW LANDSCAPING, 4844 Winding Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Mountin View Landscape Construction LLC (same address); SB Paver Pros. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. SIGNED BY TYLER VALENZUELA, CEO. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on August 11, 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: 2022‑0002007. Published: August 25, September 1, 8, 15, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: OOTYS SCOOTERS, 629 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Ryan Neely, 279 Mountain DR, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY RYAN NEELY. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on August 16, 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 E51. FBN Number: 2022‑0002038. Published: August 25, September 1, 8, 15, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: DIVINA BOUTIQUE, 1120 North G St, Lompoc, CA 93436; Maritza I Nava Lopez (same address). This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY MARITZA NAVA LOPEZ. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 28, 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 E40. FBN Number: 2022‑0001906. Published: August 18, 25, September 1, 8, 2022.

NAME CHANGE PETITION OF Annisa R. Mayer, 184 Middle Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, annisamayer@yahoo.com for change of name. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF RAIF NIKOLAJ SNYDER,VALDEMAR LUKE SNYDER AND ELERI AVA SNYDER, TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 22CV02850 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of

ORDINANCE NO. 22-__ AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GOLETA, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING CHAPTER 8.18, ENTITLED PLASTIC WASTE REDUCTION REGULATIONS TO ADDRESS SINGLE-USE PLASTICS AND POLYSTYRENE IN THE GOLETA MUNICIPAL CODE On September 6, 2022 at Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Goleta, California, the City Council of the City of Goleta (“City”) will consider the second reading and adoption of an ordinance that will reduce the prevalence of single-use plastics and polystyrene pollution in Goleta, and in turn reduce plastic pollution litter in Goleta’s neighborhoods, waterways, and beaches. The ordinance will regulate the use, distribution, and sale of certain polystyrene products like foodware and packing materials. It will also prohibit the sale and distribution of Mylar balloons and prohibit the release of balloons in the City to prevent power outages, as well as reduce marine debris and impacts to wildlife. The ordinance prohibits food service vendors from providing single-use plastic disposable foodware accessories to consumers, and requires single-use foodware accessories be made of nonplastic and non-polystyrene materials. Additionally, it requires reusable foodware for dining on premises to limit waste from single-use items. The ordinance prohibits the use, sale, and distribution of single-use plastic bottles at City facilities. The ordinance has an extended implementation date of June 1, 2023. The City will develop an application process by which extensions for compliance may be applied for by local businesses for up to 6 months after the implementation date. A public education and outreach campaign will be implemented to spread awareness of the regulations and the importance of the reduction of plastics. The ordinance is a comprehensive plastic reduction policy that will improve the health and safety of the Goleta community and environment. If adopted, the Ordinance will take effect on September 6, 2022 following adoption by the City Council. Any interested person may obtain a copy of the proposed ordinance at the City Clerk’s Office, cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta.org or by calling City Hall at (805) 961-7505. Deborah S. Lopez City Clerk Publish: Santa Barbara Independent, August 25, 2022 58

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name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: RAIF NIKOLAJ SNYDER TO: RAIF NIKOLAJ MAYER FROM: VALDEMAR LUKE SNYDER TO: VALDEMAR LUKE MAYER FROM: ELERI AVA SNYDER TO: ELERI JOSEPHINE MAYER 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 10/3/2022, 10:00 AM, DEPT 5, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St., P.O. Box 21107 Santa Barbara, CA 93121, Anacapa Divison. 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 August 10, 2022 by Colleen K. Sterne, Judge of the Superior Court. Published August 18, 25, September 1, 8, 2022. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF RAMIRO PALLEJA TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 22CV01691 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior Court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: RAMIRO PALLEJA TO: RAYMOND PALLEJA 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 9, 2022 10:00 AM, DEPT 4, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St., P.O. Box 21107 Santa Barbara, CA 93121, 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 26, 2022 by, Thomas P. Anderle, Judge of the Superior Court. Published August 11, 18, 25, September 1, 2022. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF VANESSA MALLMANN BARREIRO TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 22CV02580 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: VANESSA MALLMANN BARREIRO TO: VANESSA BARREIRO BERGA 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

14, 2022 10:00 am, Dept 3, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Anacapa Division. A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated 7/26/22 Thomas P. Anderle, Judge of the Superior Court, Published August 11, 18, 25, September 1, 2022. FILED Superior Court County of Santa Barbara 08/01/2022. Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer. BY Chavez, Terri, Deputy Clerk PETITION OF ZANETA SEILEROVA 111 OCEANO AVE., APT E, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93109 ZANETA111@ HOTMAIL.COM FOR CHANGE OF NAME. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF Zaneta Seilerova and Damian Samuel Seiler CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 22CV02729 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: ZANETA SEILEROVA TO: ZANETA SEILEROVA GOERKE FROM: DAMIAN SAMUEL SEILER TO: DAMIAN SAMUEL SEILER GOERKE 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 9/26/2022, 10:00 AM, DEPT 5, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St., P.O. Box 21107 Santa Barbara, CA 93121, Anacapa Divison. 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. SIGNED and Dated August 3, 2022 by Colleen K. Sterne, Judge of the Superior Court. Published August 25, September 1, 8, 15, 2022.

PUBLIC NOTICES UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA PUBLIC NOTICE Notice to construction contractors, labor unions and private individuals. The University of California, Santa Barbara (“UCSB”) intends to solicit assistance from the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training (“IRT”) program.The IRT program is intended to provide training to military units. The military assistance provided through this program will include the deployment of active duty and/or reserve military personnel. Military personnel are required for the provision of equipment, transportation and logistical services to support UCSB operations at its field research station operated by the UCSB Santa Cruz Island Reserve (“SCIR”). IRT program assistance will include the transport and delivery of prefabricated container homes to facilitate construction of staff accommodations at the SCIR field station site on Santa Cruz Island in Santa Barbara County during the 2022‑2023 timeframe. Construction contractors, labor unions, or private individuals who have questions or wish to voice opposition to military assistance for this program may contact Julie Hendricks, UCSB Director of Design & Construction Services at (805) 893‑4581 or julie. hendricks@ucsb.edu no later than 30 days after the initial

publication of this notice. Failure to file comments within the timeframe noted will be considered an effective waiver.

SUMMONS SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER: (NUMERO DEL CASO): 21CVO4486 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): Jacques Andre Benoit, an Individual, Doing Business As Benoit Construction, and Does 1‑5 ELECTRONICALLY FILED Superior Court of California County of Santa Barbara Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer 11/10/2021; 11:53 am BY: Narzralli Baksh, Deputy YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): Oliveira’s Fashion Floors, Inc. 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


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DENNIS NEIL JONES, SBN 112515 MYERS, WIDDERS, GIBSON, JONES FEINGOLD, LLP 5425 Everglades Street Ventura, CA 93003 Telephone: (805) 644‑7188 Facsimile: (805) 644‑7390 E‑mail: djones@mwgjlaw.com Attorney’s for Plaintiff, Oliveira’s Fashion Floors, Inc. SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA IN AND FOR COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA Plaintiff: OLIVEIRA’S FASHION FLOORS, INC. vs Defendants: JACQUES ANDRE BENOIT, AN INDIVIDUAL, DOING BUSINESS AS BENOIT CONSTRUCTION, AND DOES 1‑5. CASE NO. 21CV04486 EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR ORDER FOR PUBLICATION OF SUMMONS GOOD CAUSE APPEARING THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff Oliveira’s Fashion Floors, Inc. may serve the summons in this action upon defendant Jacques Andre Benoit by publication of the summons in this action upon defendent Jacques Andre Benoit by publication of the summns in the Santa Barbara Independent. Dated: July 22, 2022 By: Thomas P. Anderle for Hon. Donna Geck SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE THOMAS P. ANDERLE SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER: (NUMERO DEL CASO): 20CV01717 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): FUNYAS MASIH;

NSP TRANSPORTATION INC. (a business entity, form unknown); TORI ANNE THORNBURGH; and DOES 1 AND 25, inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): JOYCE DONALDSON 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.

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de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Warren B. Treisman, Esq., 7183 Navajo Road, Suite I, San Diego, CA 92119; (619) 583‑1900

The name and address of the court is (El nombre y direccion de la corte es); South County Court Division,‑ Santa Barbara Superior Court‑Civil, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

Plaintiff: Joyce Donaldson Defendant: Funyas Masih, et al.

The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero

DATE: (FECHA) 5/4/2022 Clerk, by (Secretario) /s/Johnny Aviles, Deputy (Adjunto) ORDER FOR PUBLICATION OF SUMMONS OR CITATION ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY (NAME AND ADDRESS): Warren B. Treisman 7183 Navajo Road. Suite i San Diego, CA 92119 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA Santa Barbara, CA 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Moving Party Plaintiff, Joyce Donaldson filed their application for an order for publication on July 15, 2002. From the application and supporting evidence it appears to the satisfaction of the Court that an order for service by publication is permitted pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure

section 415.50. IT IS ORDERED that service of the summons, citation, notice of hearing, or other document(s) in this action shall be made upon defendant, respondent, or citee Tori Anne Thornburgh by publication thereof in Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation published at Santa Barbara County, California, and that said publication be made at least once a week for four successive weeks. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, if the address of the party to be served is ascertained before the expiration of the time prescribed for publication of the summons, the moving party shall forthwith mail to the party to be served a copy of (1) the summons, citation, notice of hearing, or other document(s) identified above, (2) the complaint, petition, or motion for which notice is being served by this order, and (3) this order for publication. A declaration of this mailing, or of the fact that the address was not ascertained, must be filed at the expiration of the time prescribed for the publication. Dated: 7/15/2022 Judge of the Superior Court Thomas P. Anderle

ORDINANCE NO. 22-09 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GOLETA, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 17 OF THE GOLETA MUNICIPAL CODE FOR ELECTRONIC CHANGEABLE COPY SIGNS On August 16, 2022, at Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Goleta, California, the City Council of the City of Goleta (“City”) conducted the second reading and adopted Ordinance No. 22-09 that will reduce the permit requirement from a Major Conditional Use Permit to a Zoning Clearance for existing manual changeable copy signage to upgrade to electronic changeable copy. The Ordinance was introduced for first reading by the Goleta City Council at its regular meeting held on July 19, 2022.

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The City Council of the City of Goleta passed and adopted Ordinance No. 22-09 at a regular meeting held on the 16th day of August 2022, by the following roll call vote: AYES:

MAYOR PEROTTE, MAYOR PRO TEMPORE KASDIN, COUNCILMEMBERS ACEVES, KYRIACO AND RICHARDS

NOES:

NONE

ABSENT:

NONE

ABSTENTIONS:

NONE

The Ordinance will be effective 31 days from the date of adoption by the City Council. Any interested person may obtain a copy of the proposed ordinance at the City Clerk’s Office, cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta.org or by calling City Hall at (805) 9617505. Deborah S. Lopez City Clerk Publish: Santa Barbara Independent, August 25, 2022 ORDINANCE NO. 22-XX

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AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GOLETA, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE THAT THE TERM OF THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT MUST NOT EXTEND BEYOND THE DATE THE CITY RECEIVES A CERTIFIED LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAM OR DECEMBER 31, 2023, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST; 907 S. KELLOGG AVENUE; CASE NO. 22-0003-ORD

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On September 6, 2022 at Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Goleta, California, the City Council of the City of Goleta (“City”) will consider the second reading and possible adoption of a proposed ordinance that will amend the Development Agreement (DA) between the City of Goleta and Goleta Gardens, LLC (SyWest Development) to change the term of the DA to December 31, 2023 or the certification date of the City’s Local Coastal Program, whichever occurs first. As adopted initially, the DA grants a license to the City to use a private access road to the San Jose Creek Channel in exchange for an extension of the deadline to use the City’s former zoning ordinance (Article 35 Coastal Zoning Ordinance) to December 31, 2023, for review of the applicant’s pending development proposal (Case No 17-121-DP-DRB). The amendment would change the expiration date as noted above. If adopted, the Ordinance will take effect October 6, 2022 following adoption by the City Council. Any interested person may obtain a copy of the proposed ordinance at the City Clerk’s Office, cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta.org or by calling City Hall at (805) 9617505. Deborah S. Lopez City Clerk Publish:

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