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JOURNALISM AS CONNECTION Introducing Callie Fausey, our new staff reporter.

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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

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When did you get the journalism bug, and what gets you fired up about the job? I got the journalism bug in my first year at the University of San Francisco. I went into college feeling regretful that I never got into student journalism at my high school, Santa Barbara High, and knowing I wanted to be involved in USF’s student newspaper, the S.F. Foghorn. I signed up to be a contributing writer at the Foghorn’s table during my first-year involvement fair, and then manned that table years later as first the Arts & Culture Editor and then Managing Editor of the Foghorn. What gets me fired up about the job is hearing people’s stories and being able to share those stories. I think journalism is about community, about connecting people through shared struggles, successes, and everything in between. I also think an important part of journalism is making sure that community members are educated about what is going on in both their neighborhoods and their city council meetings.

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UC Academic Workers’ Strike Enters Second Week




Bob Handy in Vietnam

Bob Handy, longtime champion for military veterans and a former chair of the Democratic Central Committee, died last week at age 90. As founder and chair of Veterans United for Truth, Handy led the nonprofit in a 2007 class-action lawsuit against the federal government for allegedly failing to address the PTSD needs of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. In February 2021, Congressmember Salud Carbajal presented Handy with a Congressional Record for his “distinguished service, exemplary advocacy, leadership, and commitment to Central Coast veterans.” Full story at bob-handy.

by Callie Fausey cademic student workers at UC Santa Barbara took up their picket signs once again on Monday to continue the ongoing system-wide strike for a fair contract and good-faith bargaining process with the UC. Faculty at UC campuses statewide held solidarity rallies, including members of the UCSB Faculty Association, to support workers on strike and mobilize their colleagues to respect the picket line. Support for the strike, which has now entered its second week, has grown. Most recently, 18 members of California’s congressional delegation, led by Representative Katie Porter of Irvine, signed a letter to UC President Michael


Drake, asking him to bargain in good faith immediately with the United Auto Workers (UAW) — the union organizing the strike — and “to improve the working conditions of all Academic Workers and implement benefits and compensation commensurate with the value they provide the University.” Bargaining teams have continued meeting in person and on Zoom, according to Sheila Kulkarni, a graduate student worker in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCSB. Kulkarni said that throughout the bargaining process, the UC has been “piecemeal,” but that it is “clear” the University is taking notice of their strike. According to Ryan King, a represen-

tative from the UC Office of the President, the University “respects the right of bargaining unit members to engage in a strike,” and hopes “to reach a fair agreement as soon as possible.” He maintained that the UC is ensuring, to the extent possible, the continuity of instruction and research. Eileen Boris, a professor in UCSB’s Department of Feminist Studies and copresident of the UCSB Faculty Association began her speech during the rally dressed in full academic regalia. “I may look like a distinguished faculty member,” she began, just before stripping off her gown to reveal a student union T-shirt and leather pants, “but we need to n remember we are all workers!”


PICKING UP PICKETS : Striking employees and faculty members at UCSB gathered Monday for a rally in support of a fair contract and good-faith bargaining.

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, Adam McKaig — chief, cook, and bottle-washer for the quasi-guerilla volunteer group Adam’s Angels — is looking for a few good pies. McKaig is preparing for this year’s Thanksgiving, at which he estimates 500 homeless people, their friends, family, and supporters will show up to enjoy the harvest holiday at the Santa Barbara Veterans’ Memorial Building along Cabrillo Boulevard. McKaig said pies could be dropped off weekdays until 3 p.m. “If you have an extra pie,” he stated, “bring it by.”


Debate over Rats Continues City Hall Denies Influx of Rats Caused by Parklets w


by Nick Welsh

really want to get off this rat thing,” protested the ever-outspoken Kelly Brown, owner of The Natural Café on the 500 block of State Street. “Rats are not the real issue; it’s the stuff of newspaper headlines,” he insisted. In this case, however, it was Brown himself

who put the verboten vermin on the front pages of Santa Barbara’s news periodicals about a month ago when he announced that he and his Natural Café — ensconced in downtown Santa Barbara for the past 30 years—were pulling up roots early next year. In a letter to his landlord, Jim Knell of SIMA Corporation, Brown proclaimed, “The rat/

vermin problem, which starts with the city and their lack of any program to address this, has in the last few years become intolerable.” The letter has since been widely re-circulated. “Look under any parklet and you will find rat nests. Food is just falling from above.” To be clear, rats and vermin were just one of many reasons cited by Brown as to why the CONT’D ON PAGE 8 

The three-phase construction project at Santa Barbara’s Central Library is making steady progress, and the Children’s Library is now open for families to visit during normal business hours (Tue.-Sat., 10am-5pm, and Thu., 10am-6pm). Nearly all the children’s materials are available, as are the tables and spaces for reading and activities. On 11/18 — the first day the children’s area was reopened to the public — families were already eager to return, with parents bringing their children to read, enjoy self-directed learning activities, or check out the educational toys available in the library. Full story independent .com/childrens-library-opens.

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DEBATE OVER RATS business climate has grown from bad to worse. But they grabbed the most attention. Last week, administrators at City Hall took issue with Brown’s remarks, stating they are contracting with Lenz Pest Control to the tune of $18,000 a year to rid State Street and Coast Village Road of rats. The program has been in effect for 10 years. Lenz places 90 traps — most of which are the big blackbox variety that rats can get into but not out of — throughout multiple rights-ofway between the 200 and 1200 blocks of State Street. Between August and October of this year, Lenz has caught 74 rats. Of those, nine were trapped on the 500 block. About the same number were trapped on Coast Village Road. That translates to roughly $50 per rat. Those numbers are reportedly about the same — or even slightly lower — as they were during the pre-parklet days when the council shut down State Street to car traffic as an emergency stop-gap measure designed to keep businesses humming during COVID. “There has been no appreciable increase since the parklets arrived,” said City Administrator Sarah Clark. The rats on State Street are coming from structures surrounding State Street that are not being maintained, Dale Shreve of Lenz stated. He noted that no poison is used, but that the box traps are checked twice a week. Lenz also baits the traps with something called Detex that makes rat poop visible when illuminated with a black light. As far as food scraps are concerned, Shreve noted, it’s always been part of the downtown ecosystem and always will be. “It is State Street,” he

CONT’D FROM P. 7 said. When Lenz first started on State Street, Shreve said, “Rats were jumping out of trash cans and running around city bathrooms.” That doesn’t happen anymore because the traps they use are effective; they are effective, he said, because they’re baited to smell like rat urine and feces. “This is the biggest attractor to other rats,” he explained. “It is a beacon to every rat.” Bob Stout, a major player with the Downtown Organization with nearly 40 years in Santa Barbara’s food and beverage industry, sees it otherwise. “This idea of food falling through the cracks makes no sense,” he said. “Parklet floors are made of solid plywood; they don’t have ‘cracks’ for the food to fall down.” Stout noted that two breweries on the 600 block of State — Night Lizard and M. Special — cleaned out the space under their parklet this past weekend. In neither case was any evidence of rats found, he said. More to the point, Stout stated, people are now coming downtown because they are drawn to the new car-free State Street. They like the parklets. Yes, he acknowledged, some were put together in a hurry and need work. But he said City Hall has adopted new standards for design and stormwater runoff that will go into effect on December 2 for the latter and in February for the former. Brown and other critics of the parklets need to give the new standards time before the judge the program a failure. The debate will continue at least until the subcommittee now exploring the long-term future of State Street, comes to some conclusions two years hence. n


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COURTS & CRIME The driver of a blue Lamborghini was charged 11/20 with a misdemeanor for driving 152 mph in a 55 mph zone on Highway 154. “SLOW DOWN!!!” the Buellton office of the California Highway Patrol said in a Facebook post announcing the incident. “We know how tempting it can be to ‘open it up’ when your car is fast and the weather is beautiful, but save it for the track!” The CHP said it would continue to conduct “zero tolerance” enforcement to keep the roadways safe “for ALL motorists.” The non-fatal shooting of an unarmed Lompoc man by two Sheriff’s deputies in February was officially ruled as a “justified use of force,” according to a report released by DA Joyce Dudley’s office last week. Rudy Delgadillo — 24 years old at the time and suspected of driving recklessly and breaking into vehicles in the area — was shot in the shoulder after Sheriff’s deputies Ross VanTassel and Yeshella Jimenez opened fire, fearing that Delgadillo was armed after he allegedly ignored commands and “reached into his waistband,” the report said. Full story at Lompoc Police are advising Bank of America customers to check their bank accounts closely



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WORLD Congressmember Salud Carbajal has taken a “bipartisan” delegation of members of the House Agriculture Committee to Cuba to meet with farmers and agricultural business operators with an eye on “opportunities for mutual economic benefit,” according to a statement released 11/19. What exactly this means was hidden behind the verbiage of an unusually opaque press release. Because the “United States is one of Cuba’s largest suppliers of agricultural imports,” that statement reads, “we look forward to seeing the impact of U.S. products and the opportunity to survey local agricultural practices.” Carbajal, a Democrat, is taking the trip along with Republican Jim Baird of Indiana and Democrat Jahana Hayes of Connecticut.


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Principal Causes Racial Incident by Jean Yamamura



Santa Barbara Junior High School Rocked by Use of N-Word

he Santa Barbara Unified School District is in damagecontrol mode after Santa Barbara Junior High School experienced another startling racial incident. Unlike the physical assault by students on a Black classmate in February, this one involved the verbal use of the N-word by the junior high principal, Daniel Dupont. In the February assault, several Latinx students reenacted the George Floyd murder by kneeling on a Black student’s head and neck and used racial epithets that included the N-word. It wasn’t until the child’s parent spoke during PROBLEMATIC : In an email to parents, Santa Barbara Junior public comment at a school board High Principal Daniel Dupont expressed regret over his use of meeting that the district notified the the N-word and admitted it was “problematic.” school community of the assault. Due to privacy reasons, it could say that the survey was not yet ready to go, little about what actually occurred, but the School Boardmember Wendy Sims-Moten student continued to be harassed on cam- suggested the contractor should come speak to the board if they still didn’t understand pus, the family said. Reaction among parents was strong that the topic at hand was racism, not equity. after the February assault, not only to the That the latest incident occurred at the incident but because the district delayed highest level of the junior high is striking. notifying the school community until it had Dupont had been on the principal track for investigated the incident. “After that racial eight years, starting at an Orange County attack, the district sent very general emails,” district and previously the assistant prinsaid Simone Ruskamp, a founder of Healing cipal at Santa Barbara High School since Justice Santa Barbara. As well, it wasn’t until 2019 before joining the junior high this June. Healing Justice held a meeting with parents He’d been a Spanish teacher for 14 years of that they learned of other incidents involv- his career. ing Black children by perpetrators across While the incident took place in early the color spectrum. The group appealed to November, after repeated questions from the district for information, and a month the Independent, the district issued a later the district admitted 12 incidents had statement on November 16 that said two administrators investigated “an alleged occurred during Black History Month. Santa Barbara Unified responded by verbal incident” and Principal Dupont had starting several initiatives: It organized a returned to his duties after an administragroup now called the Combating Anti- tive leave. Details were unavailable because Blackness Working Group, which is looking of employee and student privacy rules, the into sharing stories of student experiences, district stated. It also listed a number of among other things. In April, the district initiatives underway, such as anti-racism started a racial incidents reporting system, measures, reviews of systemic practices, and which receives its information from school training taking place. However, after the district’s legal counsel principals. The reporting system’s working definition for incidents is: “A race-related approved, the district added that Dupont incident is defined as any incident in which was talking with students in his office after a person or group is targeted for their race they were using the word in the hallway to or perceived race. The targeting can be emo- incite anger. In trying to make them undertional, physical, and/or verbal; virtual and/ stand how unacceptable it was, he used the or in-person; direct and/or indirect, regard- word himself in full and unabbreviated. In less of intent.” addition to the administrative leave, the At the November 15 school board meet- district took multiple remedial measures ing, Assistant Superintendent ShaKenya that could not be detailed due to personnel Edison reported that six incidents had privacy rules. occurred across three schools between Dupont himself sent an email to school October 25 and November 9. Since the parents. In it, he expressed his regret that reporting began on September 27, there he did not live up to standards “with some were a total of 16 incidents, not including of my own actions recently. My response to Dupont’s. Five of the 16 incidents occurred a recent student verbal incident was probat elementary schools. lematic.” He said he was back from a week’s Currently, a racism survey is on its third leave while the incident was under review refinement of questions to assess experi- and had spent the time in professional ences among staff and students. At the news learning “to make needed adjustments.” n

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Carpinteria Community Speaks Out on County Rezoning Proposal Carpinteria, Eastern Goleta Valley Bear Brunt of the Burden in County’s Plan to Meet Statewide Housing Goals


bulk of the sites listed sat in a big yellow puddle on the map, all surrounding Carpinteria city limits. However, Selena Evilsizor Whitney and Jessi Steele, the county project managers in charge of the Housing Element update, explained at the meeting that the “yellow” sites had been considered but discarded for various reasons. The green and purple areas represented sites that were either already in development or likely to be rezoned before next February. Evilsizor Whitney also explained that out of the 11 sites being seriously considered outside Carpinteria, Image shows a screenshot of the Housing Element interactive map, with the yellow areas around Carpinteria seven were orange — sites representing sites the county “considered for rezoning,” but ultimately ruled out for various reasons. that were “potential rezones less likely to result in units by by Ryan P. Cruz 2031 due to significant restraints” — leaving four that he Carpinteria community showed up in full force would be rezoned for this cycle. at the South County Housing Element Workshop That being said, she stressed that the map was just last week, where planning staff were blasted with a first draft. “We just finished preparing last week and questions over the recently released interactive map released it as soon as we could,” she said. showing sites deemed by the county as candidates for Prior to the workshop meeting, a group called Conrezoning in order to meet South Coast housing quotas. Their message was loud and clear: Carpinterians do cerned Carpinterians wrote a letter about the proposed rezoning, criticizing the County Board of Supervisors not want agricultural land to become housing. In the scramble to meet the state’s guidelines to cer- for setting its sights on the agricultural areas around tify a Housing Element plan before the February dead- the city. In the letter, the group lists 10 properties curline, counties across California are forced to reckon rently zoned as agricultural, which according to the with the reality of expanding their housing markets map could account for more than 1,000 residential without expanding their borders. And as the deadline units. “Rezoning would change the current urban-rural approaches, the consequences grow even more severe: Local governments that do not meet their deadline to boundary and alter life in the city of Carpinteria and certify could lose their discretionary authority to review the valley forever,” the letter reads. At the workshop, more than 170 attended via Zoom, housing projects, in effect granting developers a nearand even more in person, many of whom believed free pass to build any projects that meet minimum local local officials were overstepping previous decisions to standards. For unincorporated Santa Barbara County lands, i.e., preserve agricultural areas of the county. Some of those those outside the eight city borders, the state allocated who spoke raised questions over the consequences of a Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA, pro- developing on these parcels, from lack of resources like nounced “reena”) of 5,664 housing units that must be water and electricity to the buildup of traffic on roads accounted for — not necessarily built — over the next not meant for dense population. In the online chat during the workshop, attendeight-year cycle from 2023-2031. At least 4,142 of those ees switched between questioning the process — why units must be in the “South Coast” regions, which includes the outskirts of Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, and does the state keep raising the housing quotas? What happens if the county can’t zone for all those units? Goleta stretching from Gaviota to Casitas Pass. To meet these requirements, county planners took an Why was the map just now released? — and hyperinventory of properties they deemed “potential housing bole: “We don’t want more meth, more robberies, and opportunities,” and assessed which were fit for rezoning more violence against women,” wrote one chatter about to allow for future residential development. All prop- increased farmworker housing outside Carpinteria. Some asked why areas like Summerland, Montecito, erties that the county examined were included in the and cannabis farms were conspicuously left off the list interactive map, which allowed users to click each parcel of properties considered for rezoning. A few alleged and view details on the sites. When the map was first released, Carpinteria resi- that political interests had swayed which sites were dents were shocked to see large swaths of agricultural included. Several of the attendees, including Carpinteria land included. In fact, at first glance it appeared that the City Planner Nick Bobroff and Mayor Wade Nomura,



California is pushing hard to add housing among its cities and counties, and Goleta recently received a letter stating its draft Housing Element submitted in June needed a redo. This holds the potential for open development within the city without the protections of city permit rules, but only if Goleta misses the deadline to resubmit the report. Planning Director Peter Imhof said his planners were on track to get the augmented information through city approvals and to the state before the due date of February 15, 2023. Back in June, Goleta officials were feeling pleased they’d submitted their Housing Element early in the process. The 11-page letter they received in September from the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), however, listed many additional details that the state wanted. In Goleta’s case, the state was wary of “non-vacant” sites — lots with obsolete uses, like a long-vacant building, blighted areas, and other underutilized land—wanting to know more about “age of structures, size of lots, existing uses, environmental constraints, and further justification regarding the residential development potential,” Imhof explained. Other comments asked for details, for instance, about areas targeted for new housing: Were they buildable, which developers expressed interest, and what are estimated construction costs? Much of what the state requested was either technical or clerical in nature, said Imhof, or a call for “more robust City administrative efforts to encourage and facilitate housing development.” Though the council speaks of affordable housing during each development discussion and set a 20 percent affordability index for new developments, the state wanted specific details regarding recent housing approvals for “special needs populations,” like the elderly, people with disabilities, large households, female-headed households, farmworkers, and homeless persons. In essence, Goleta must identify areas that will be zoned to hold 1,837 additional housing units between 2023 and 2031: 682 for very low-income households, 324 for low, 370 moderate, and 461 above moderate. In the previous go-round, 2014-2022, the city’s allocation was 979. The county as a whole must zone for 24,856 new homes in this Regional Housing Needs Allocation cycle, numbers that underlie the Housing Element document. Dozens of California cities and counties find themselves in the same limbo, receiving letters from the state that “revisions will be necessary” while only a handful of the letters express pleasure at finding the “adopted housing element in full compliance,” according to the information at the HCD website. In Santa Barbara County, Goleta and the City of Santa Barbara’s drafts are both out of compliance and have until February to correct the document, while Buellton is under review. According to Imhof, a detailed response from the state was common for the Housing Element, which is heading into its sixth eight-year cycle. In anticipation, Goleta received a Regional Early Action Planning grant of $195,000 to support staff ’s time on the Housing Ele—Jean Yamamura ment update.

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wondered why Carpinteria seemed to have the lion’s share of parcels being considered for rezoning. Out of the 26 sites that could be rezoned to meet the state’s quota, 11 were being considered in the areas right outside of Carpinteria city limits. Eleven more are in Eastern Goleta Valley, and four are in other areas of the South Coast. “This increases the county’s ability to tap into city resources,” Nomura said. He said he hopes that the county will work with the local city governments to “take a look at responsible growth” and “consider the impacts,” particularly in the coastal zones which have their own strict standards for development. “Let’s work together,” he said. In response to allegations that the county had purposefully left out areas like Hope Ranch, Montecito, or cannabis farms, Steele said the county was “trying to avoid converting of all kinds” of properties, and “did not single out in any way trying to avoid cannabis farms.” Steele also addressed some comments urging the county to fight back against the state’s RHNA system and Housing Element requirement, saying “some local governments have pushed back to no avail.” Any potential action would have no

effect on the impending deadline, which Steele said the county was already on course to miss. “The county is not going to meet this deadline,” she said. Each city in Santa Barbara County has its own Housing Element, and its own RHNA numbers to account for, and according to a report from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), both Goleta and Santa Barbara received requests for changes in their initial drafts. If the county does in fact miss the February deadline, it would lose “subjective” review over projects if developers meet the objective requirements then the project would have to be approved. Planning staff said they will take the comments from the workshop and move toward updating the Housing Element draft, with the priorities of preserving as much agricultural land as possible and exploring properties that are already close to “urban” environments and resources, but that eventually there would have to be tough decisions made to accommodate future housing needs. “We cast as broad of a net as we could,” Evilsizor Whitney said. n


Diablo Canyon Gets $1.1B Lease on Life


iablo Canyon nuclear power plant was the only beneficiary of the first round of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, receiving $1.1 billion in a grant from the Civil Nuclear Credit program on Monday to help extend the plant’s lifespan beyond its expiration date. The nuclear facility up the coast from Santa Barbara in San Luis Obispo County came online in 1984, and operator Pacific Gas & Electric decided in 2016 that it would not renew its license, stating economic reasons. To keep the carbon-free energy source available as climate change continues to tighten its grip on the grid, Governor Gavin Newsom had persuaded the California Legislature in September to loan PG&E $1.4 billion to run the plant for at least five years past its 2025 closure date, which this new commitment from the feds reinforces. Last month, PG&E applied to renew the Nuclear Regulatory Commission licenses required to run the plant, which expire by 2024 and 2025. With the news of the Biden administration funding, Congressmember Salud Carbajal stated in a press release:

“In the face of record heat waves and a deepening climate crisis, there is too much at stake for us to move backward in the fight to fully transition California away from polluting fossil fuels. In the pursuit of that goal, our Central Coast community and I have understood the need to explore and support the safe and temporary extension of the lifespan of Diablo Canyon Power Plant.” Billions may not be enough to keep the longevity project in trim. The Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility Legal Fund questions why California taxpayers are giving PG&E $300 million — the company will apparently use the Department of Energy grant to offset its loan from the state. According to the Alliance’s Legislative Director David Weisman, the maintenance needed at Diablo is uncatalogued and uncalculated, and the seismic safety and review committees noted in Senate Bill 846 — which loaned the $1.4 billion to PG&E — won’t be reporting until next spring, a state matter that the Alliance plans to keep an eye on. —Jean Yamamura

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he results of the 2022 midterm elections have confounded nearly everyone. Despite polls predicting a Red Wave that would wash Democrats out of office, there was barely a ripple of MAGA Republicans outside of Florida. This can only be seen as a humiliating defeat for Republicans and an unexpected victory for Democrats. But why? A major revelation is that virtually all the polls failed to note the Blue Wave of recently registered younger voters. In an NPR report, one pollster was “astonished” at the huge number of these new voters, who were outraged and energized by the loss of abortion and voting rights, and had a clear vision that victorious Republicans meant to reduce spending for Social Security and Medicare. The future of this Republican Party is now doomed by demographics. Currently, about 4.1 million children reach voting age every year, while about 3.8 million older adults die and drop off the voting rolls. Statistics show that Gen-Z voters are “very engaged and highly progressive,” with about two-thirds voting for Biden and Democrats in the previous elections. If this pattern holds in the 2024 election, Democrats will gain about 5.5 million Gen-Z votes and Republicans will gain, at most, about 2.8 million Gen-Z votes, for a net gain of 2.6 million Democrat votes—probably enough to assure a Blue Wave, if not yet a Blue Tsunami. —Kenneth E. Gould, S.B.

No Lost Boys


had the opportunity and privilege to work at Los Prietos Boys Camp for 24 years: A great number of boys passed through the gates doing time for their crime. The job was to try and get the young men to change their way of looking at life and to get them prepared to reenter society. As a teacher, the challenge was to have these juveniles view school not as a burden but as an opportunity. Tough, when an 18-year-old only had 50 credits or their ability to do simple algebra was like speaking Martian. But between the school, counseling, and probation, we witnessed magic and miracles, and sent kids back to their families with hope, respect, and self-esteem. The Hall could never offer what the camp offered, and the cost-effectiveness of the camp is beyond dollars and cents. Keep the camp open, and give kids a chance to change. —Daniel Schradermeier, aka “Boss” Schrad, Los Osos

Feeding the Hungry


ohn Stahl’s obituary and the Angry Poodle Barbecue last week missed his important contributions to the development of the Food Bank. I was the founding director of the Food Bank in 1984, and John set up the appointment between me and Chuck Wagner, county Public Works Director, enabling me to purchase the warehouse building from the fire department at Santa Ynez airport. This also helped me locate the property on Hollister Avenue, where Food Bank relocated from Cota and Santa Barbara —John Smith, Buellton streets.

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he news that the Natural Café downtown is closing its doors is no surprise. It’s high time the City Council came to terms with the mess on State Street. Between the unsightliness of the variety of parklets taking up the roadway and the bicyclists and skateboarders that create dangers for pedestrians, something must be done to return State Street to the pleasant, inviting place it used to be. People would like to be able to shop, stroll, cross the road safely, eat indoors, use the shuttle, and avoid confrontations with the homeless. This is not a genuine promenade. If you have been to Europe, you will have seen proper pedestrianonly precincts where bicyclists walk their bikes and families with small children and the elderly can safely walk. Please start over and give us back our —Susan Shields, S.B. downtown!



egarding the “Living Experiment on State Street,” Ventura has a nice solution. In the harbor, signs posted at both ends of the boardwalk read, “Please walk your ride,” with nice pictures of skateboards, bicycles, and roller skates. Anyone who can ride those things can certainly walk.

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—Jay Johnson, S.B.

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2/11/1932 - 10/20/2022

Larry Miller passed away on October 20, 2022 in Oakland, CA, at the age of 90. Larry was born in 1932 in Los Angeles, CA to Harry and Sidney Miller. He fondly remembered his boyhood spent with his two sisters, Karen and Sandy, in West Los Angeles. Larry learned to surf on a longboard in Hawaii, and soon after, surfed Malibu, Zuma Point, and the beaches south of LA. He also loved body surfing and taught his little sister, Karen, how to do it. After graduating from University High School in West LA and freshman year at Stanford University, Larry enlisted in the US Navy (1951) and served during the Korean Conflict on the aircraft carriers USS Oriskany and Yorktown. After completing his service, he returned to Los Angeles to finish college and enrolled in UCLA, where he earned his BA, MA, and PhD. in American Literature. In 1963, he met Sarah Henslee, and they were married in Los Angeles several months later. Larry then joined the University of Texas faculty (Austin) and taught literature and film. In 1972, he took a break from teaching to write and moved with Sarah to New Mexico, spending the next decade in Santa Fe and Los Alamos, where his daughter Simone was born. During this time, he published eight children’s books, including The Juggler on the Mountaintop, The Enormous Snore and Elm Tree Brown. In 1984, Larry accepted a job at Laguna Blanca School in Santa Barbara, CA, where he became a beloved 16


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teacher of literature, film, and several interdisciplinary courses, as well as serving as an advisor on the literary magazine there, until his retirement in 2002. He talked warmly of his students and colleagues at Laguna Blanca and returned often for visits at the school after he retired. In 2004, he moved to Berkeley, CA to live closer to family. Larry loved his home state of California and many of the wonderful things it had to offer: a gourmet meal and lively conversation in his favorite restaurants; walking across the Golden Gate Bridge or through Golden Gate Park; annual trips to Disneyland with his daughter when she was young; backpacking in the Eastern Sierras with colleagues and students from Laguna Blanca; smelling the roses in the Berkeley Rose Garden, and visiting LACMA, the de Young, the Legion of Honor and SFMOMA. Larry was a true lover of baseball, especially the Giants and knew the game and its history well. He also loved and had great memories of early radio. Larry was a voracious reader of both fiction and nonfiction as well as a diehard film aficionado. A day at the movies with a good meal and conversation afterward at a wonderful restaurant was always a perfect day for Larry. Larry is survived by his daughter, Simone, her husband Tim Frederick, granddaughter Lily Frederick, and his sisters, Karen Miller Wood and Sandra Miller Fels-Barton. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews: David (Ali), and Henry Wood; Betsy Fels; and Theo Fels and family. A family memorial will be held for Larry in late November, during which, as Larry wished, his ashes will be scattered in the waters near the Golden Gate Bridge. Donations can be made in Larry’s memory to National Public Radio.

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Dr. Margaret E. Elliot

Michael Saffold

Dr. Margaret E. Elliot, 89, passed away at her home in Yorba Linda, California on October 16th after a short illness. Margaret started her career teaching Elementary Physical Education in the Santa Barbara City Schools. She collaborated with Dr. Marian Anderson and Jeanne La Berge to write 3 editions of the elementary textbook, Play with a Purpose. She was a professor at California State University at Fullerton and finish he career as Executive Director of Physical Education and Health Project for the State of California. Margaret will be missed by her partner Ann and her nieces Robyn (Jim) Small of Lompoc, Kim(Chris) Holmes of Templeton, and Lisa (Greg) Dellinger of Palmer, AK. and her nephews Kevin Elliot (Sharon Knoeppel) of San Miguel, Dennis Elliot (Wendy Cronin) of Atascadero, Dan (Janis) Elliot of Blue Springs, MO, and Kelly (Debi) Newbury of Dade City, FL. A Scholarship in the Kinesiology Department for an outstanding student teacher has been established in her name at California State University, Fullerton.

Michael Saffold was born on August 10, 1993 to Richard and Becky Saffold. An inquisitive child, he had an insatiable desire to learn about all things, especially if they were computer-related. Michael attended La Patera Elementary School, GVJH, and two years at DPHS before going on to earn his GED from SBCC’s noncredit program. A quiet leader, Michael encouraged friends who were struggling with school to also earn their GED. Michael then attended SBCC, earning an AS in Computer Network Engineering and Electronics. Between working for various retail establishments, Michael dabbled in helping friends’ businesses with marketing and website development, as well as continually learning about computers, pursuing entrepreneurial ventures, and creating music on a keyboard. One time, his parents needed a new computer, and instead of buying a complete unit, Michael encouraged them to buy one that came with (seemingly) thousands of pieces that he would assemble. Although it was challenging, Michael persevered, and a few days later, the computer was up and running! He was also his grandparents’ “go to” IT guy, fixing and installing all of their devices and gadgets. An extremely private person, it was the rare occasion that Michael would open up and talk about some of his challenges. His parents and two brothers loved him unconditionally, and his friends marveled at his intelligence, devotion, and



8/10/1993 - 11/11/2022

wisdom. Michael began working for a temporary agency earlier this year, which placed him in the HR department at Jordano’s. After three months, Jordano’s hired him as an HR IT Systems Administrator. Michael loved his job and said a few months ago that this was the happiest he had ever been in his life. His parents learned from friends about the many entrepreneurial and adventurous dreams he yearned to fulfill. Michael died tragically on November 11, 2022. He leaves behind his grieving parents, Richard and Becky, older brother Steven, younger brother, Tim, and numerous friends and relatives. His mother recalls Michael accepting Jesus as his Lord and Savior when he was a young teenager. An annual SBCC scholarship for a student majoring in CNEE is being developed in his honor. A “Celebration of Life” and BBQ lunch will be held on Sunday, December 11, 2022 from 12:30 to 3:00 pm at the Goleta Boys & Girls Club (5701 Hollister Ave.). All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be made to the SBCC Foundation to establish the Michael Saffold Memorial Scholarship. phone number: 805-730-4401

Danny Keith Pack 1/28/1947 - 7/23/2022

Danny lived in Goleta most of his adult life. He loved surfing and hiking the hills of Santa Barbara County. He will be missed greatly!

In Memoriam

Edward A. Keller 1942-2022

Earth Scientist




MARK H. CAPELLI he University of California, Santa Barbara and the

South Coast community lost one of its outstanding faculty and community members with the recent passing of Dr. Edward A. Keller on September 9. Like many in the UCSB and South Coast community, we knew Ed Keller in multiple capacities — as a valued colleague, collaborator, co-author, and mentor, but most importantly as a treasured friend who readily shared his enthusiasm for life and learning. What impressed so many of those who first made his acquaintance was his generosity and genuine interest in their lives, pursuits, and well-being, along with his quick mind, easy laugh, and the range of his knowledge and interests. Ed was born in Glendale, California, in 1942 and raised in Southern California, spending his free time as a teenager exploring the rivers, streams, and canyons of the San Bernardino Mountains. Following completion of his undergraduate studies, with a degree in mathematics, Ed took a job as a social worker in California’s Great Central Valley, but he soon developed an interest in its landscape and geology during crisscrossing trips between migrant worker camps. That experience led him to change his career path and return to school to pursue a second degree and advanced work in geology, completing an MS from the University of California, Davis, and a PhD from Purdue University. Before coming to UCSB, Dr. Keller served on the faculty of the University of North Carolina from 1973 to 1976. Ed joined the UCSB faculty in 1976, with a joint appointment in the Department of Earth Science and the newly created Environmental Studies Program, where he served several times as chair of both the Environmental Studies Program and Hydrological Science Program (which he helped establish). He was also an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Geography. Professor Keller’s lifelong research in the earth sciences contributed to a better understanding of a wide variety of topics, including the role sedimentary and active tectonic and coastal processes play in shaping California’s landscape, particularly the mountains, rivers, and coastline of Southern California. Important areas of research included the function of wildfires in debris flows and the evaluation of landslides. His studies of active earthquakes included their frequency and magnitudes to better understand the potential hazards they posed, particularly within the Santa Barbara region. He also made fundamental contributions to the understanding of river and stream processes, including the formation of pools, and the importance of downed vegetation in forming complex habitats for fish and other aquatic species. As one of his colleagues noted, Ed had a unique ability to recognize research questions from a single site visit and formulate testable hypotheses. The range of his scientific publications was remarkable — more than 150 scientific papers — covering a broad range of topics, many with practical applications for the management of natural resources. Professor Keller’s notable talent for scientific synthesis was reflected in the authorship or co-authorship of six textbooks covering varying aspects of earth and environmental sciences. He authored one of the most widely used textbooks in environment science, Environmental Geology, as well as a textbook on environmental hazards. He also co-authored, with one of his graduate students, the standard textbook on tectonic geomorphology, Active Tectonics. His knowledge of local and regional landforms and geological processes was shared with the general public through the publication, with the assistance of his wife, Valery, of an accessible and richly illustrated geologic tour of the south coast, Santa Barbara, Land of Dynamic Beauty: A Natural History. Professor Keller took his teaching responsibilities as seri-

ously as his research. Over the years, he taught courses in Engineering and Environmental Geology; Earth Surface Processes and Landforms; Geology of Yosemite Valley; Introduction to Environmental Science; Coastal Processes and Management; and Form, Process, and the Human Use of Rivers. During the course of Professor Keller’s career, he guided more than 60 PhD and master’s in science students. But he also mentored undergraduates with equal dedication. In an interview toward the end of his life, Ed explained the educational philosophy that had guided his 46 years of teaching and research at the University of California, Santa Barbara: “I strongly believe that the role of education is not to stamp a professor’s mind irresistibly on the student’s, but to stir up their own thoughts and questions; not to make them see with the professor’s eyes, but to look inquiringly and steady with their own; not to impart the student with inflexible dogma or a set amount of knowledge, but to inspire a love for truth; and not to form an outward regularity, but to tap inward springs that result in increased understanding, desire, and ability to pursue creative research and assist others through their own teaching.” The seeds of this philosophy were sown in those early years roaming the San Bernardino Mountains, and as a young social worker contemplating the landscape and geology of the Great Central Valley as he made his rounds between migrant worker camps. For many years, Professor Keller contributed his expertise to public service, assisting various public agencies and non-governmental organizations, consulting on a variety of environmental issues, and providing expert witness testimony in legal proceedings. With his varied background and research in river processes, he served on one of the National Marine Fisheries Services’ Technical Recovery Teams, elucidating the role of groundwater and wildfire in the recovery of threatened and endangered steelhead along the central and south coast of California. Most recently, Professor Keller organized a research team at UCSB to investigate the nature and cause of the tragic Montecito debris flow of 2018, publishing with colleagues and graduate students seminal papers on processes associated with debris flows and their

past and expected frequency along the south coast of Santa Barbara County. Aside from his academic work and community service, Ed was an avid fresh- and saltwater fisherman who regularly took friends and colleagues on fishing trips to Lake Cachuma and local coastal waters; he also enjoyed regular walks in Mission Canyon and outings with friends at the Santa Barbara Harbor to enjoy the coastal mountain views and seafood meals at local restaurants. Professor Keller received many honors, awards, and acknowledgements for his contributions to the geologic profession and to the wider community. In 1982-83, Professor Keller served as the Hartley Visiting Professor at the University of Southampton, England. In 1994, Purdue awarded Professor Keller its Outstanding Alumnus award from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (where one of us, Chancellor Yang, had the pleasure of first meeting Ed). Professor Keller’s contributions to the field of earth sciences were also recognized by his Alma Mater, Fresno State, in 1998, which honored him with a Distinguished Alumnus Award. In 2000, he was awarded the Quatercentenary Fellowship from Emmanuel College, Cambridge University. Professor Keller was a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, which awarded him the 2004 Don J. Easterbrook Distinguished Scientist Award. He was also a member of the American Geophysical Union (Hydrology Section). Professor Keller passed away peacefully after a short illness, with his wife and family by his side, his zest for life undimmed. The lasting influence of Ed’s life and research, teaching, mentorship, and service to UCSB and the wider community will gratefully continue through his published writings, as well as through the continuing work and lives of those he mentored and inspired at UCSB and throughout our global society.

Henry T. Yang is chancellor at UC Santa Barbara, where James P. Kennett is an emeritus professor of Earth Science, and Mark H. Capelli a retired lecturer in Environmental Studies.


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EDC has a long history as a leader effectively stopping polluting oil projects to make room for a clean energy future. We successfully convinced Santa Barbara County to deny ExxonMobil’s proposal to restart three offshore platforms and truck 470,000 gallons of oil per day along our highways, threatening public safety, wildlife, cultural resources, and our clean air. And just this summer we won protections for our sensitive coastline, marine waters, wildlife, and public recreation with our win in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that prevents the federal government from approving permits for fracking and acidizing from platforms offshore California. Simultaneously, we have been leading the push for safe and responsibly sited wind energy off the coast of California, working to minimize impacts to blue whales, leather back turtles, and birds, and to limit conflicts with other human uses. But our work is never done. ExxonMobil has appealed the denial of its trucking project, the oil companies are fighting to get back to fracking, and we must oppose plans that would open the door to more onshore oil development in Santa Barbara County.

In our fight for a safe and healthy environment, EDC is not only dedicated to representing the voices of our community members, but also to stand up for the wildlife that depend on this land we share. This summer, EDC and Los Padres ForestWatch had a big win in court to protect the endangered southern California steelhead in the Santa Maria River. The court agreed with EDC that the agencies who operate Twitchell Dam must comply with the Endangered Species Act so that this keystone species can migrate to and from the ocean to its spawning habitat. While this is a huge step, EDC now must move forward to secure the exact timing and amount of releases required to begin restoring this species. We are also fighting in court to protect endangered species and their habitat, thousands of acres of proposed wilderness and roadless areas, cultural resources, and popular hiking and recreation areas from two massive logging and clearing projects in the Los Padres National Forest.

Our region’s creeks and rivers represent ecological lifelines for humans and wildlife, connecting our mountains, forests, and coastline. With our clients, EDC has won some big victories securing clean water for our communities and the species that depend on it. For example, we settled our Clean Water Act case with the City of Lompoc, a huge win that will help improve the conditions of the Santa Ynez River for wildlife and critical habitat, water quality, and human recreation. EDC discovered the City had been discharging toxic wastewater from its treatment plant for more than 20 years. But with our agreement the City will reduce pollution and pay $260,000 to help restore the watershed. In addition, in just over the last two months, EDC and our volunteers removed more than 4,307 pounds of trash from Goleta area creeks, eliminating the threats to our wildlife and natural areas, and preventing the migration of pollution downstream to our beaches and the ocean. Clean water is one of our basic necessities, and EDC will continue this work to hold polluters accountable and cleanup our watersheds for safe and healthy communities.

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sea captain who untangles whales. A lawyer who supports mothers in need. A woman who offers comfort to those suffering from loss and despair. A boy who sells rubber ducks to save abandoned animals. These are just some of the Local Heroes of 2022. Their stories are tales of compassion, neighborliness, philanthropy, and kindness. Every Thanksgiving, since our first issue 36 years ago, the Independent has celebrated outstanding people such as those we are honoring this year. And every year, our readers send us nominations of people whose work makes Santa Barbara County such an amazing place to live. Many of these heroes have never received recognition until today. The staff of the Independent thanks all our Local Heroes past and present for their work, and our readers for nominating them. We are grateful to all who make Santa Barbara County such an amazing place to live.


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Ana Maya A Helping Guide to Families



t is actually surprising that Ana Maya has the same number of hours in the day as everyone else. As director of the Family Resource Center at the Isla Vista Youth Project, Maya does everything from educating local families on different social programs to helping them gain access to essential services during hard times and even providing them with clean diapers. But most importantly, Ana Maya listens. Born in Guerrero, Mexico, Maya believes that the strength she gained from overcoming the challenges she faced in her own life has helped her develop an empathetic fondness for working with families in need. Maya, a mother of seven children, approaches everything she does with compassion, respect, and a hardworking attitude. “It is very important to me to build relationships and connections with people in the community. I support families by listening to them, meeting them where they are, and providing resources based on their needs,” she said. Maya’s main goal is to lend a helping hand to Santa Barbara’s families, but her job is a balancing act. The many hats she wears include teaching parenting classes (in both English and Spanish), holding immigration seminars, handling data reports, hosting vaccine clinics, and providing free food and diaper distributions for the community. She is known for going above and beyond for her clients, and families come from as far as Ventura and Santa Maria to meet with her one-on-one. But Maya emphasizes that she does not do this alone. “I have a great team that works very hard to run all these programs and events with care and passion.” “This is hard work, and it does actually weigh on me at times, but the beautiful and amazing part is when people thank you, when you see a smile on their faces, and when you see that they appreciate you,” Maya continued. “Then I say to myself, ‘Yes, this is worth it! This is what I am supposed to be doing.’ ”

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Chuck McPartlin Ambassador to the Stars



huck McPartlin was a graduate student at UCSB when he went 50/50 with his buddy on a telescope. The friend wound up hating it, but McPartlin fell in love, so he had the backyard all to himself to “hunt faint fuzzies” in the sky. He had fun, he said, but up to a point. “It was a little like stamp collecting,” he explained. “There was no one to share all these wonderful things with.” This was the late 1980s. McPartlin considered joining Santa Barbara’s astronomy club at the time, but their meetings interfered with his bowling night. Then he heard from his wife, Pat, about the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit (SBAU) hosted by our Museum of Natural History. When he gave a demonstration at a nearby retirement community, he realized how rewarding it was working with the public. “I had a blast,” McPartlin said. For more than three decades now, McPartlin has held about a dozen events a month as SBAU’s outreach coordinator, lugging his telescopes to schools, campgrounds, shopping malls, and countless other sites across the county, inspiring curiosity and wonder and no shortage of “oohh”s and “aahh”s as he goes. “It’s fun to see the kids’ faces light up,” McPartlin said. Conversations about current events are also common, whether it’s NASA’s recent mission to redirect an asteroid or the incredible new images being beamed back from the James Webb Space Telescope. It’s no stretch to say McPartlin provides some of the most broadly accessible and exciting science education anywhere in Santa Barbara, with Pat almost always at his side. Just recently, after McPartlin gave a talk at Carpinteria State Beach, a young woman approached him. She said she remembered his jokes from a stargazing event when she was 8 years old. She’s now studying astrophysics in college.

Eleni Pantages San Marcos Choir Director


ike all gifted music teachers, Eleni Pantages admits she’s a bit of a dictator, albeit a benign one. Every year for the past five years, Pantages has directed the different choral ensembles at San Marcos High School, coaxing, cajoling, and inspiring the very best from her students. That’s the same school Pantages herself attended. It was there she was turned on to the subtle magic of vocal ensembles. Her own instructor, Carolyn Teraoka-Brady, prodded her musical charges. “She never let us just get by,” Pantages recalled. “She had really high expectations. And I responded well to it.” Indeed she did. Pantages also grew up in a musical family. One grandfather was an opera singer who sang “God Bless America” at a San Francisco Giants game in his eighties. Her father sang in the Santa Barbara Choral Society. Extended family gatherings, she recalled, resembled huge jam sessions. Pantages started off playing violin at age 6 but shifted to voice — choral music, choirs, and madrigals — in high school. By college — USC — she was performing regularly. As an alto, Pantages can move serious air, as her list of film credits attest. She sang in two Star Wars films — VIII and IX — and still expresses pinch-me excitement about performing under the baton of John Williams, a composer famous for the epic sweep of his cinematic scores. As a musical director, Pantages takes issue with the nostrum that some people can sing and others just can’t. “If you want to sing,” she insists, “you can learn.” As a vocal director with 80 students under her tutelage, Pantages is famous for her beaming smile and exuberant enthusiasm. Every Friday, her singers take turns expressing something good and something not so good that happened in the past week. This exercise, known as “Rose and Thorn,” helps foster a closeness that’s reflected in performance. “Every person is important; we’re all part of a team,” Pantages says. “No one is sitting on the bench.”


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Dave Beezer Angel to the Whales



ave Beezer knows whales. And many of them know him. Beezer, the longtime captain of the Condor Express, Santa Barbara’s premier whalewatching boat, is one of a handful of people in California who are federally trained and certified to disentangle the big cetaceans when they get wrapped up in marine debris. After conducting hundreds of these rescue operations, Beezer is able to recognize many of the whales he’s helped save, often by the crisscross of scars on their bodies. “It’s really cool to see them swimming back through the Channel,” he said. “Especially moms with calves.” Untangling a whale is even harder than it sounds. And it’s dangerous. Just a few years ago, a man was struck and killed off New Brunswick, Canada, moments after he cut one free. Beezer and his team of volunteers approach each case cautiously. Before they make their cuts, they follow the whale and, with the help of a drone, study the configuration of the tangle. Ideally, it will take just one or two. The whales are stressed and scared, Beezer explained, and try to evade the rescuers. Gray whales are especially wary; humpbacks are a little more accepting. Once a plan is in place, they launch an inflatable boat from a “mothership” — locally, it’s NOAA’s Shearwater research vessel — and use carbon-fiber poles fixed with specially designed knives to snip the lines. Up to a few dozen people may be involved. Not every rescue attempt is successful, but many are. And then the reward is great. “These are highly intelligent mammals dying a slow, painful death,” Beezer said. “It’s only right we try to help them.” Someday soon, Beezer hopes to transition to saving whales full-time, perhaps even forming a rapid response nonprofit with a boat on a trailer, always at the ready. “I’ve been lucky enough to make a living on the water,” he said. “This is my way of giving back.”

Elsa Granados First Responder to Sexual Assaults


hen Elsa Granados took over what was formerly known as the Rape Crisis Center, she and her team received about 300 to 400 calls a year. That was 25 years ago. Since then, Granados reckons the organization now gets 600 calls a year. Most people are dealing with assaults that took place two, five, even 20 years ago. “They wanted to just move on, to put things behind them,” but that, Granados said, is much easier said than done. To help, the organization has three paid counselors and two volunteers to assist survivors — and their partners —in addressing stubborn reverberations from past trauma. Granados has another four certified crisis counselors who act as advocates for those going through the forensic journey of reporting an assault, having their bodies swabbed, and answering questions from law enforcement officers. “We are first responders,” she said. “We work directly with nurses and law enforcement officers.” Only 12-15 percent of all sexual assaults are reported, she noted. “What matters most to survivors is how other survivors are treated in the media,” she said, “whether their character is impugned and their mental health questioned.” Several years ago, the Rape Crisis Center opted to change its name to Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (STESA) at the same time it was moving from its original Milpas Street location. The landlord at a possible new building refused to even put the name on the door. Then another landlord refused — even after they had signed the lease. Worse yet, he made a rape joke in the process. “No one was going to lease to us.” Hence the name change. The mission, however, remains the same. So too does the secondary trauma experienced by people in Granados’s line of work. “Selfcare is extremely important,” she said. “For me, I get out in nature as much as I can. I look at the beauty of nature.”


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Esther Jacobsen Bates Museum Visionary



levating the art offerings at Elverhøj Museum of History and Art in Solvang has been one of the highlights of Esther Jacobsen Bates’s almost 20-year tenure at the helm of this charming gem of a museum, which has remained free to the public since it opened in 1988. “I’m very proud of the way the museum has been able to support local artists,” said Bates, who has featured a very broad spectrum of work, ranging from artists who reside in the community, such as sculptor Wesley Anderegg and painter Seyburn Zorthian, to contemporary international artists, as well as renowned historical artists, including Rembrandt, the original Dutch Master himself. “What really energizes me is each exhibition has its own kind of energy. It brings in different people with every exhibition we present at the museum. It creates a sense of place and a sense of connectedness,” said the Santa Ynez Valley native, who worked with Ann Dittmer for more than a decade of exhaustive genealogical research to co-author an extensive historical book called The Spirit of Solvang, which came out in 2020. “What I feel like has been one of my bigger accomplishments at the museum is growing the awareness of all that Elverhøj has to offer. And that certainly is now shown in our visitor numbers, which are very robust,” said Bates, who enjoys sharing the town’s history and culture. Her contributions to making Solvang proud were bumped up even further recently, when Elverhøj achieved a “triple green” milestone by transitioning to solar power, earning California Green Business certification, and becoming one of only 10 businesses in the Central Coast region to meet the Sustainable Business challenge. She encourages people to come and check out the museum’s beautiful new community gathering space, including showcasing local artisans and crafters at the holiday makers markets on December 10 and December 17.

Jina Carvalho Lifesaving Helper


hen Jina Carvalho helped found the Santa Barbara Response Network in 2009 after a rash of local suicides, she leaned on her experience with the Glendon Association in providing truly lifesaving resources when people of Santa Barbara are at their lowest points. “It’s okay to not be okay,” Carvalho said. Whether it be natural disasters, homicide, or suicide, the nonprofits both respond to incidents in the community where it is important to provide “psychological first aid” and help individuals address trauma through a coalition of local resources. “Deaths and other traumatic events trigger tremendous stress and anguish, not only among immediate family and friends, but also across the entire community,” she said. In recent years, the S.B. Response Network, where Carvalho is the executive director, has helped provide services during the 2014 I.V. shootings, Thomas Fire, 1/9 Debris Flow, and the COVID-19 pandemic, distributing masks to farmworkers and helping address the growing effects of mental health during isolation. “Keep people hopeful, because the thing about isolation is it kills hope,” she said. “The most important thing is that people feel a sense of belonging.” Carvalho said one of the projects she was most proud to help with was the addition to lifesaving barriers on the Cold Spring Canyon Bridge in 2012, which she said have saved countless lives in the years since. Working so closely with tragedy can take a toll on one’s own mental health, and she tries to stay balanced by writing poetry, practicing yoga, or meditating daily. “It’s really important to take care of yourself doing that work,” she said. The S.B. Response Network can be contacted at (805) 699-5608. Anyone concerned about someone who may be suicidal can contact the national lifeline at (800) 272-TALK.


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Julissa Peña Immigrants’ Legal Defender



he miserable U.S. policy of separating children from parents at the southern border galvanized Santa Barbara attorneys and humanitarians to form the Immigrant Legal Defense Center (ILDC) in 2017. Immigration law is an exacting specialty, and bringing together the needed experts has not been easy. Qualified attorneys were in short supply. Many among the ILDC community say it is Executive Director Julissa Peña who’s made all the difference in making the organization a strong and effective defender of those seeking asylum in the United States. Peña, who graduated from UCSB, previously worked as a paralegal and translator. “I often carried the burden of bad news to kindhearted and hardworking families that they didn’t qualify for asylum. I heard the attorneys say over and over again to stay under the radar in the hope the immigration laws would change.” Since she joined the ILDC in June 2019, federal laws haven’t changed, but COVID exacerbated the situation, especially for children, Peña said, many of whom had been left with grandparents who passed away or are otherwise unprotected. “We have a huge sense of urgency to reach these children. They only have so much time to respond to the immigration court; otherwise, they will be removed in absentia.” As many as 1,100 children are on the ILDC’s radar in the tri-counties. Over the years, ILDC, with the help of a hardworking fundraising committee, has been able to add experienced attorneys and immigrations experts, but the workload is still enormous. “Most of the people on our waitlist are women and children,” Peña said. Many women have fled to the United States to escape domestic violence. “We are forced to decide who is the most vulnerable and who needs the most protection.”

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As you can see in Figure 1, as the blood vessels that surround the nerves become diseased they shrivel up which causes the nerves to not receive the nutrients to continue to survive. When these nerves begin to “die” they cause you to have balance problems, pain, numbness, tingling, burning, and many additional symptoms.

The amount of treatment needed to allow the nerves to fully recover varies from person to person and can only be determined after a detailed neurological and vascular evaluation. Large nerve fiber = numbness • Small nerve fiber = pain

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Figure 2: The blood vessels will grow back around the nerves much like a plant’s roots grow when watered.

Charles Sciutto Lac along with Dr. Teri Bilhartz, DO at Santa Barbara Regenerative Health Clinic, will do a neuropathy severity consultation to review peripheral neuropathy history, symptoms and discuss plan of treatment. This consultation will be free of charge and will help determine if our therapy protocol may be a good fit for your needs. Santa Barbara Regenerative Health Clinic will be offering this neuropathy severity consultation free of charge from now until November 30, 2022. Call 805-450-2891 to make an appointment with our team. Medicare and many PPO insurance coverage is available for the treatments offered for peripheral neuropathy at our clinic

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Katie Davis Climate Guardian



atie Davis and her family moved to Summerland in 1970, where the first offshore oil wells in the nation were drilled. She was just a baby at the time, one year after the infamous 1969 oil spill, but by 2012, she was training with Al Gore on the reality of climate change. Her name has now become synonymous with Santa Barbara progressives’ fight to end fossil-fuel production in the county. Davis worked for a Santa Barbara start-up in the 1990s and was grateful for the company’s flex-time options, as she had two kids who crystalized for her what the future held. She and her husband did everything they could to decrease their carbon footprint. “We put solar panels on our house,” she recalled. “I think I bought the 7,000th Nissan Leaf produced. I advocated at our co-working space and organized volunteers to work on a website with NOAA on ocean acidification.” Davis began offering her climate change presentation to groups in Santa Barbara, including the Sierra Club. “That gradually took over my life,” she said. The Sierra Club went from being a hiking group to an essential partner for nonprofits like the Community Environmental Council (CEC) and the Environmental Defense Center. She recalled visiting every city councilmember with Michael Chiacos of the CEC to talk about 100 percent sustainable energy. “The nice thing about that approach was as cities began to do it, California saw the momentum. Now we have President Biden saying the national goal is for 100 percent clean energy.” Meeting climate goals this decade is important, she said. “There is a pathway, but it matters a lot what we do now. Will the atmosphere warm in a way we can deal with or will it spiral out of control? The next decade really matters.”

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Kelly Cottrell Bringing Heart to Art



oleta native Kelly Cottrell started volunteering at Alpha Resource Center when she was still a college student, starting full-time in 2012. In January 2020, she took over the management of the nonprofit’s Slingshot/Alpha Art Studio, a dedicated space for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to have access to an art studio and the world of fine art. Soon after she began running Slingshot, “The whole pandemic kind of came crashing through,” Cottrell said. “I was really getting a feel for my role and the program, then all of a sudden it came to a screeching halt, and I had to change gears.” Rather than having everyone come to the studio, Cottrell and her team began delivering art supplies and meeting individually with the 35 artists currently enrolled, outdoors or on Zoom, and providing support in any way they could. “I guess the blessing in disguise is that through all that, I got to know the individuals a lot better. And I was able to build some relationships with families that I might not have otherwise, being in their houses. … That’s not typically what we do, but we really came out stronger for it,” said Cottrell. While things are getting back to normal programmatically, Cottrell recently took on another huge task: moving Slingshot and all of its equipment to a new location. But the new building will allow Slingshot to serve a larger number of artists with a wider variety of abilities. “Long-term, one of my personal goals is to bring in more artists with more significant, more noticeable, more severe disabilities, and get them included as well,” said Cottrell. “And I’m really excited to see how we address that need.” The public is invited to visit the new Slingshot studio on Saturday, December 10, from 1-5 p.m. at 1911 De la Vina St., Suite B.

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Marco DiPadova The Budding Entrepreneur



arco DiPadova was just 11 years old, a student at the small but mighty Anacapa School, when he came up with a rather brilliant way to help animal shelters. It was the early days of the pandemic, and rescue organizations were among those hit hardest by the lockdowns and a sudden stop in giving. DiPadova decided to design and sell rubber ducks — because who can resist a rubber duck? — and donate 100 percent of the profits to places like Santa Barbara’s BUNS (Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter), ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), and WWF (World Wildlife Fund). But here’s where DiPadova’s knack for entrepreneurship really kicked in— he gave the ducks a backstory and included a game. The ducks’ home world of Quackzar is attacked by the evil Snake King, and it’s up to the player to save the day. There’s a foldout “board” on which to play with colorful illustrations of the PG-rated space opera. Hence the name of his company— Planet Duck. DiPadova’s total sales have topped $50,000, nearly $10,000 of which has gone straight to the animal organizations. The rest goes back into the company. It took about three hours of work a day for six months to build the website and integrate its marketplace with Amazon, he explained. His dad, Albert, is a successful businessman himself who operates the Riviera Towel Company. DiPadova’s grandpa was in sales, and his great-grandfather was a tailor. “Business is in our blood,” he beamed. In May, he won first place and $1,000 cash for his business plan in Santa Barbara City College’s Scheinfeld Center New Venture Challenge. Now he’s trying to convince Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman to bring his giant inflatable "Rubber Duck" to Santa Barbara to raise awareness for animal shelters. “It feels like I can definitely do much more.”

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McKenna Child Advocate



s a Senior Advocate Supervisor at Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Santa Barbara County, McKenna, who wishes to be identified only by her surname, has spent the past five years as the voice for abused and neglected children in court, helping guide them through the often chaotic world of foster care, court proceedings, and the child welfare system. Hundreds of children are removed from abusive homes or neglectful guardians in Santa Barbara County each year, and often the child is at the center of the competing interests of parents, lawyers, and social workers. That’s where McKenna and CASA’s team of volunteer steps in to speak in the child’s best interest and ensure they find a safe, permanent, and loving home. Often, children with court-appointed advocates are placed in new homes or reunited with family members with mended relationships. “That’s the best thing that can happen,” McKenna says. “That’s the best we could wish for.” After serving as an advocate for years, McKenna now supervises a team of volunteer advocates — known as “CASAs” — out of the Lompoc office, training them in the delicate art of finding each child’s “best-case scenario” and being there with them along every step of the way. McKenna said she was honored to be considered a Local Hero, but she pointed to the team of volunteers as the true magic behind the nonprofit’s success. “When I think of a true hero, it’s the CASAs that I supervise,” she said. Coworkers that nominated McKenna said she has shown herself to be committed to both the volunteers she supervises and the children they are supporting, no matter the situation, and she will remain dedicated to ensuring each abused or neglected child feels as if they have somebody they can always count on during their time of need.

Pedro ‘Pete’ Jimenez Barber with a Heart


hen Pedro Jimenez, known by his friends and clients as Pete, took over as owner of Goleta Barbers in 2002, he says he sort of stumbled into the situation. At the time, he was still in barber school and looking for a chair to rent and get his career started; instead, he was offered the entire shop. Twenty years later, his barbershop is now a staple of the Old Town community, and Jimenez has become a neighborhood hero in his own right with his dedication to supply drives and local fundraising. “We just started noticing there were people around the area that were struggling to make ends meet,” he said, describing the shop’s early efforts of toy/canned food drives and fundraisers. Eventually, one of the barbers at the shop suggested a turkey drive, and the event became an annual tradition — bring a turkey or a donation, get a free haircut — with the proceeds going toward local families in need or charities, or to support youth sports in the area. Coworkers and Old Town residents describe Jimenez as selfless, giving up countless hours of personal time to help translate for families that can’t read or write English, driving elderly neighbors to doctor’s appointments, or giving out a free cut for somebody who needs a cleanup for a job interview. On Wednesdays, he lets a local youth outreach group use his shop for meetings. But even when nominated as a Local Hero, Jimenez’s modesty takes over. He gives the credit to the employees at his shop, whom he describes as family, and his actual family — his wife, Corina; daughter, Natalia; and new baby boy, Xavier. “She has been the backbone to a lot of the stuff,” he says of his wife. “She always has the right thing to say at the right moment.”


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Robin Unander-La Berge Helper of All Who Need Help



hile all attorneys are adjured to “love the law,” what is evident about Robin Unander-La Berge is that what she loves are people — and dogs. She started Law for Paws in September and Mothers’ Helpers in 2009. Her animal rescue work and advocacy with the Isla Vista Tenants Union dovetailed into Law for Paws when she heard many pets were in shelters because of evictions. She learned of one student whose serious funk kept her in bed all the time, spiraling downward, until a friend suggested she get a cat. “The kitten gave her something to focus on, to get out of bed, feed the cat, change the litter box, take her to the vet,” Unander-La Berge said. But her landlord didn’t understand. She and her roommates were served eviction papers, but Unander-La Berge was able to advise them on how to prove the cat was an emotional support animal. Mothers’ Helpers began after Unander-La Berge saw online an unanswered plea from another mother for a crib. She finally couldn’t stand it any longer, found a crib, and brought it to the new mom along with a load of supplies. “And not all mothers have space for a crib,” she noted, which she and her volunteers have learned over the years. “When it comes to donating baby stuff, there’s an emotional attachment. Sometimes these are beloved items a mom is saying goodbye to,” Unander-La Berge said, tears welling up in her voice. After one woman dropped off a bag of brand-new everything, Unander-La Berge soon learned it was because she had lost her baby. “What we do is so much more than just giving clothes to a new baby. When you’re pregnant, that nesting feeling is real, and not everyone has the support from a family or a partner. They get support from us, people who don’t even know them, unconditionally.”

Rick Boller Santa Barbara Bowl Boss


he name Rick Boller and the Santa Barbara Bowl, in some ways, were destined to come together. Boller grew up here, went to Santa Barbara High, and even did a stint as an usher back in the day when the venue was known as the County Bowl. “Like many of my peers when I was growing up who were musicians, and who went off and became really well-known, one of the things they always mentioned was hoping they would be able to come back and play on the Santa Barbara Bowl stage,” said Boller. “That is a big moment of arrival, at least in their minds, so yeah, I think about it for myself. Every day, I get to be associated with the Bowl — that’s pretty cool.” With more than 40 shows completed in the 2022 Bowl season — a record number thanks to a special variance from the Board of Supervisors to help make up revenue from almost two years of pandemic closures — Boller has a lot to be proud of, but he is quick to share credit with the board and the rest of the team. “It’s such an important thing for our organization to be a part of this community, and the team deserves as many accolades as I do in this.” A Bowl staff member for more than 25 years and Executive Director since 2010, Boller also played a key role in the facility’s $42 million restoration and renovation project. Although there is still work to be done, the focus is now on giving back to the community, which includes “continuing to have the best possible venue that we can for the artists to come to town and play,” he said. For him, the heart and soul of it all is the community, and, of course, the music, which includes supporting the community’s budding artists, performers, and music lovers through the Bowl’s outreach program. As Boller said, “Each and every time we get one of these amazing artists in our small community, those are all really proud moments for me personally.”


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ergio Lagunas was born in Mexico and grew up in Oxnard. Though he’s never lived on the North Pole, Lagunas has been playing Santa Claus to about 1,300 recent high school graduates annually, offering them free tuition, books, and materials so they can attend Santa Barbara Community College for zero dollars a year. “There’s a magic to it,” Lagunas said, speaking of his work running the SBCC Promise project, which was first launched six years ago by Geoff Green, executive director of the SBCC Foundation. The Promise has now provided up to two years’ worth of free tuition—and all the hard costs of going to college—for roughly 6,510 seniors graduating from high schools from Carpinteria to Gaviota. That’s thanks to $10 million in private donations raised by Green and the Foundation. Like about one-quarter of all Promise recipients, Lagunas was the first in his family to graduate from college. He knows the difficulties of the journey. Promise students have to take a full course load, consult with campus academic advisors, and maintain a 2.0 grade point average. Lagunas calls these requirements “milestones,” designed to maximize success. So far, the program has been both ridiculously successful and highly ambitious. The SBCC Promise project is the only community college in the country that is exclusively privately funded; it’s also one of the few to cover two years’ costs, including summer school. And it’s 100 percent accessible to every recent graduate, regardless of high school performance or financial ability. Lagunas has come to love the number zero. “If students see that zero,” he said, “they can really focus and commit to their academic goals.” And all this translates to less student debt, higher grade point averages, higher graduation rates, and shorter completion times. What’s not to love?

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Steve Junak Native Plant Champion



bout 50 years ago, eager to learn about native plants, Steve Junak began leading hikes for SBCC’s Adult Education program. The UCSB grad turned that passion into a botany career, becoming an expert in the native plants of California, particularly those on the Channel Islands. For nearly 40 years, Junak worked in the herbarium of the S.B. Botanic Garden, where he was hired in 1976. “The pandemic showed how important it is for the community to have that safe place to explore the outdoors so close to town,” said Junak, who caught the nature bug from his hunter-fisherman father. “It’s just an amazing opportunity for people to get away from the stress of everyday life.” Though he retired in 2014, Junak continues to teach classes and lead trips for the Garden. “My goal has always been storytelling,” he said. “The more that somebody knows about a particular environment, the more likely that they are to want to preserve it.” His scouring of the Channel Islands to identify native and invasive species—and subsequent publishing of books about the flora of San Nicolas, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz islands—is so legendary that there’s even a plant, Junak’s Island Chicory, named for him on Anacapa. He’s even been instrumental in habitat restoration for Baja California’s islands. Junak also sold handmade belts and leather goods at the Cabrillo Boulevard Arts & Crafts Show from 1971 until the pandemic. He now lives in the Purisima Hills near Lompoc, where he’s preserving land for endangered tiger salamanders. “The older I get, the more I realize that if we don’t save habitat for these species to be able to survive over long periods of time, it doesn’t matter what you do to conserve individual populations,” said Junak. “It’s a futile effort.”




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

Angels Foster Care Angels Foster Care protects abused, neglected, and abandoned infants and toddlers, nurtures them in one loving home until adoption or reunification, and ensures that they reach their maximum development potential.

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

Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara Ensemble Theatre Company presents important new plays and innovative interpretations of classic works for a broad audience. ETC engages audiences with entertaining, compelling, and thought-provoking theatrical productions, develops the community’s knowledge and appreciation of live stage productions, and offers a range of educational programs for young people.

Heifer International Ending poverty begins with agriculture. We’re on a mission to end hunger and poverty in a sustainable way by supporting and investing alongside local farmers and their communities.

Hillside Our mission is to provide a home for adults with moderate to severe intellectual and developmental disabilities that supports their efforts to maximize their physical, cognitive, social and emotional abilities, so they can attain their highest level of independence in an environment where they are treated with dignity and respect.

Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara offers programs that provide educational opportunities for the public and involve participation and support from local architects and building professionals. AFSB seeks to promote quality in architecture, art, and design and to foster an understanding of excellence in the urban environment.

Environmental Defense Center The Environmental Defense Center works to protect and enhance the local environment through education, advocacy, and legal action.

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

Pacific Pride Foundation Pacific Pride Foundation’s advocacy and education efforts meet the ongoing and emerging needs of a diverse population in order to create a thriving and visible LGBTQ+ community and to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS.

PARC Foundation The Parks and Recreation Community (PARC) Foundation is dedicated to nurturing and growing places and programs that uplift youth, support families, and strengthen cultural connections to Santa Barbara. Since 1985, the PARC Foundation has helped fund some of the city’s most iconic park improvements and vital youth programs.

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Explore Ecology Explore Ecology educates and empowers the next generation of environmental stewards. We connect children to the natural world by bringing outdoor experiences to local schools. Around 40,000 students learn and grow with us in school gardens and on field trips to the Watershed Resource Center and Art From Scrap each year.

Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County The mission of the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County is to provide high-quality civil legal services to low-income and other vulnerable residents in order to ensure equal access to justice. We change lives through direct representation and community education. Since 1959, Legal Aid has provided legal services to those most in need in our community.

North County Rape Crisis and Child Protection Center The mission of the North County Rape Crisis and Child Protection Center is to reduce the incidence of and vulnerability to sexual assault, child abuse, and human trafficking by providing education and prevention skills to community children and adults, and to alleviate the trauma experienced by survivors of these crimes by providing direct services.

ASAP Cats The mission of the Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP) is to save the lives of cats in Santa Barbara County by providing shelter, veterinary care, behavioral support, adoption and foster services, education and community outreach.

Partners in Housing Solutions Partners in Housing Solutions helps people who are experiencing homelessness to secure and retain permanent housing through our network of private landlords.

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

Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE-Santa Barbara Chapter) CLUE Santa Barbara is a network of interfaith community leaders and members organizing to address the root causes of local economic injustices to those marginalized in Santa Barbara County.

Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara The Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara is committed to serve as a community resource center that empowers women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer to advocate for themselves and make informed decisions regarding breast health. At the BCRC, women are heard and find emotional support in actively navigating their cancer treatment and survivorship health.

Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara The mission of the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara is to ensure superior cancer care for all residents of Santa Barbara County, regardless of means. The Cancer Foundation is the largest contributor to Ridley-Tree Cancer Center at Sansum Clinic, the leading provider of outpatient cancer care on the central coast.

Channel Islands Restoration We’re a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works to restore habitat on the Channel Islands and adjacent mainland through invasive plant management, native plant propagation, and native plant installation.

Community Environmental Council CEC builds on-the-ground momentum to reverse the threat of the climate crisis. We transform the systems that fuel it. We safeguard the community from its impacts. We lead, we partner, we act. And every day, we move people to create a more resilient California Central Coast.

Goleta Valley Historical Society Food from the Heart In every community, there are individuals who are home-bound and suffering from illness or injury. Part of the healing process is being cared for nutritionally. Food from the Heart recognizes that need by preparing nutritious meals delivered by volunteers to those in crisis due to illness, injury, or under the care of hospice, visiting nurses, or other medical professionals.

E D U C AT I O N - P R E S E R VAT I O N - C O M M U N I T Y Established 1966

Foodbank of Santa Barbara Foodbank of Santa Barbara County’s mission is to end hunger and transform the health of Santa Barbara County through good nutrition.

Gateway Educational Services Creating equity and access for all students who lack the resources and support to succeed.

Goleta Valley Historical Society Goleta Valley Historical Society’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and foster appreciation of Goleta Valley’s history through exhibits, programs, and stewardship of the historic Rancho La Patera, home to the Stow family.


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

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

Mothers’ Helpers We’re a local nonprofit formed by parents, for parents. We offer baby items to help families thrive in tough financial circumstances — because raising a baby is hard under the best circumstances, and every baby deserves to thrive.

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

Rooted Santa Barbara County Mobilizing Santa Barbara County to grow health equity and resilience through whole food plantbased nutrition education and support.

New Directions for People with Disabilities, Inc. We believe that people with developmental disabilities deserve the same opportunities in life that others expect and enjoy. Our profoundly enriching travel programs expand the self-esteem of every traveler. Through our unique programs, people with disabilities are increasingly understood, appreciated, and accepted as important and contributing members of our world.

Santa Barbara Agriculture & Farm Education Foundation We educate, promote, and increase awareness on how our food is grown, propagated, and distributed to minors, underserved, unrecognized, and fragile populations, particularly in the food desert areas of Santa Barbara County. We donate our farm’s food to those in need, supporting individuals and other charitable organizations with natural and organically farmed products.

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


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Santa Barbara Beautiful The purpose of Santa Barbara Beautiful is to stimulate community interest and action toward the enhancement of Santa Barbara’s beauty as a complement to current and future government and private activity. Santa Barbara Beautiful is an organization of volunteers dedicated to beautifying our area by working independently and cooperating with city departments, neighborhood associations, and other agencies.

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara inspires, encourages, and supports Santa Barbara County students to and through college, graduate school, and vocational school by providing information, advising, and scholarships.

The Marjorie Luke Theatre The goal of the Marjorie Luke Theatre is to provide a high-quality, accessible, and affordable performing arts venue that offers culturally diverse and relevant programming to the Santa Barbara community and students of Santa Barbara Unified School District.

Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade The Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade prepares for and responds to natural disasters and community crises through volunteer organization, training, and deployment. Year-round Community Uplift Projects prepare volunteers for disaster relief and to provide humanitarian aid in response to community crises. No burden is too heavy if we all lift together.

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Creating quality exhibits and educational experiences that celebrate the Santa Barbara Channel and illuminate our rich connections with the sea. Giving Tuesday special — an anonymous donor will match up to $5,000 in gifts on Giving Tuesday!

Santa Barbara School of Squash Santa Barbara School of Squash’s mission is to help students succeed in life through squash, education, and mentoring.

Sweetwater Collaborative We envision our Santa Barbara community living in balance with the local watershed through practices such as climate-appropriate landscaping, rainwater harvesting, and potable water conservation and reuse. We demonstrate these principles using regenerative, water-wise landscape practices. We provide education, workshops, and training for sustainable water management.

The Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (CADA) Since 1949, the Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse (CADA) has delivered programs and services focused on the education, prevention, and treatment of substance abuse and co-occurring mental health conditions affecting youth, adults, and families throughout Santa Barbara County.

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

Unity Shoppe Unity Shoppe is dedicated to building a sustainable community of support where local residents experiencing a financial crisis can rely on free food services and critical support programs to help them bypass the welfare system and avoid homelessness.

Fund for Santa Barbara The Fund for Santa Barbara is a non-traditional community foundation that supports organizations and groups working for progressive social change in Santa Barbara County. The FUND is dedicated to helping find solutions to current and emerging social problems and issues that challenge our society as a whole.

The Dyslexia Project We believe Literacy Is For Everyone. We provide resources, information, and inspiration for individuals, families, and the community to support struggling readers and help them reach their full potential. We share evidence-based research and personal experience and utilize art, photography, and creative approaches addressing low literacy in our community and beyond.

Wilderness Youth Project The mission of Wilderness Youth Project (WYP) is to foster confidence, health, and a lifelong love of learning for young people and families through active outdoor experiences and mentoring.

Santa Barbara County Action Network SBCAN is a countywide grassroots organization that works to promote social and economic justice, to preserve our environmental and agricultural resources, and to create sustainable communities. SBCAN advocates a holistic approach to community planning that integrates housing, open space, and transportation to meet the needs of all members of our community and future generations.


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THURSDAY Carpinteria: 800 block of Linden Ave., 3-6:30pm



11/24: S.B. Backstage Comedy Night Take in a night of stand-up comedians performing their newest jokes and comedy. 7:30pm. Backstage Comedy Club, 519 State St. $15-$25. Ages 21+. COURTESY

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Shows on Tap


Venues request that patrons consult their individual websites for the most up-to-date protocols and mask requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated status before attending an event.

Goleta: Camino Real Marketplace, 10am-2pm

Morganfield Burnett, 8-11:30pm. $25$125. Sat.: Irene Lock, 8-11:30pm. Free, suggested donation: $10. Sun.: Kareeta, 8-10:30pm. $10. Wed.: Sven Holcomb, 7:309:30pm. Free; suggested donation: $10. 1576 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang. Ages 21+. Call (805) 331-4363.


Montecito: 1100 and 1200 blocks of Coast Village Rd., 8-11:15am

Old Town S.B.: 500-600 blocks of State St., 3-7pm


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

Downtown S.B.: Corner of Santa Barbara and Cota sts., 8am-1pm

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11/25: M.Special Brewing Co. (Goleta) Bob Thackara Solo, 2-5pm; Cliff-


hangers, 6-8pm. 6860 Cortona Dr., Ste. C, Goleta. Free. Call (805) 968-6500.


Wear your team kit and watch the World Cup on the big screen. The concession counter and bars will be open. Fri.: Netherlands vs. Ecuador, 8am; U.S.A. vs. England, 11am; Sat.: France vs. Denmark, 8am; Argentina vs. Mexico, 11am; Sun.: Spain vs. Germany, 11am; Tue.: U.S.A. vs. Iran, 11am. The Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. Free. Call (805) 963-9580.

FRIDAY 11/25 11/25-11/27, 11/30: ZooLights The Zoo will transform into an immersive magical world of lights, featuring handcrafted silk-covered lanterns lit with more than 50,000 LED bulbs that will showcase the African plains, the Outback, butterflies, and more! Reservations are required. 4:30-8:30pm. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Free-$19.95. Non-peak: free-$22; peak: free-$32. ZooLights goes through January 15, 2023. Call (805) 962-5339 or email

11/26: Wah! Kirtan Come see yoga world legend Wah! perform Sanskrit mantra with vocals, harmonium, and Ableton Live (a digital audio workstation designed to be an instrument for live performances). 7-8:15pm. Yoga Soup, 28 Parker Way. $25. Call (805) 9658811. COURTESY


Join for an all-levels beach flow offering peaceful yet invigorating sequences to get your body and breath moving. Experience music and voice instruction simultaneously through supplied wireless headsets, at the volume level of your choice. 10-11am. Carpinteria State Beach, Linden Ave. $20. Call (805) 364-0410.


Monster Truck Nitro Tour Experience incredible 10,000-pound, car-crushing giants compete in racing, wheelie contests, and more with opportunities to meet the drivers and see the trucks up close! Visit the website for the full schedule. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. Free$40.50. Call (480) 773-6822.

11/25-11/27: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club Fri.: King Zero with Pet Medz, 9pm. $15. Ages 21+. Sat.: Queentide with Glenn Annie and ValMar Records, 8pm. $12-$15. Ages 21+. Sun.: Sandy Cummings & Jazz du Jour, 12:30-3:30pm, $10; Jimi Hendrix Birthday Jam, 7:30pm, $10. 1221 State St. Call (805) 962-7776.

11/25-11/26: M.Special Brewing Co. (S.B.) Fri.: Echo Shores. Sat.: Red Fish. 8-10pm. 634 State St. Free. Call (805) 968-6500.

SUNDAY 11/27

11/26: Yoga on the Beach Carpinteria

11/25: Pali Wine Co. Live music. 6-8pm. 116 E. Yanonali St., Ste. A-1. Free. Ages 21+. Call (805) 560-7254.

11/25-11/27: Maverick Saloon Fri.: The Molly Ringwald Project, 9pmmidnight. Sat.: Jimmy Rankin, 1-5pm; Flannel 101, 9pm-midnight. Sun.: Brian Black, noon-4pm. 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Free. Ages 21+. Call (805) 686-4785.

Queentide 11/25: Uptown Lounge The Trio, 5-7pm. 3126 State St. Free. Call (805) 845-8800.



S.B. Arts & Crafts Show Stroll the waterfront and take in fine and contemporary art and crafts from nearly 150 artists and artisans. 10am-6pm. Cabrillo Blvd., from Stearns Wharf to Calle Cesar Chavez. Free.


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11/30: Astronomy on Tap Listen, learn, and have a drink with Dr. Tim Lister, Las Cumbres Observatory (Throwing DART[s] at Asteroids: NASA’s First Planetary Defense Mission); and Joseph Farah, LCO and UCSB (Using an Earth-Sized Telescope to Make the First Images of Black Holes). 7:30-9:30pm. M.Special Brewing Co., 634 State St. Free.

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11/24: Thanksgiving Day at the Zoo Get the family out of the house to spend some holiday time with your animal friends at the Zoo! 9:30am-3:30pm. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Free-$19.95. Call (805) 962-5339. 11/24: Thanksgiving Morning Gratitude Service Family, friends, neighbors, and strangers are welcome to come together to sing the traditional harvest hymns and participate in a short service followed by refreshments in the Common Room. 9-10am. St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley, 2901 Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos. Free.

11/24: Thanksgiving Yoga Class Join Elyse Grossman and the Sol Seek community in celebration of the land, indigenous peoples, togetherness, and yoga! All proceeds to benefit the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary. 9-10:15am. Sol Seek Yoga Studio, 25 E. De la Guerra St. Suggested donation: $15. Call (805) 259-9070.

11/25: Solvang Parks & Rec 11th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk Gather friends and family (and dogs on leashes) to walk/run for fun. Strollers and dogs on a leash are welcome. 10am-1pm. Sunny Fields Park, 900 Alamo Pintado Rd., Solvang. Free-$25. Call (805) 688-7529.

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11/25: Holiday Tree-Lighting at Paseo Nuevo Join for the first-ever Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony with special guest Mayor Randy Rowse and festive music provided by DJ Darla Bea! 5:30-6pm. Paseo Nuevo, 651 Paseo Nuevo. Free. Call (805) 9637147 or email 11/25-11/30: 55th Annual Yes Store This S.B. tradition since 1968 will offer shopping for arts, crafts, custom fine jewelry, clothing, and so much more from past and new area artists. Open through December 24. 10am-7pm. La Arcada Plaza, 1100 State St. Free. Call (805) 966-9777. 11/26-11/30: Trinity Lutheran Christmas Tree Lot Pick out the perfect fresh Christmas tree with proceeds to benefit Trinity Gardens. Sat.-Sun: 9am-7pm; Mon.-Fri.: 4-7pm. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 909 N. La Cumbre Rd.

Free. Call (805) 687-1577 or email TrinityTrees 11/28: American Theatre Guild Presents A Magical Cirque Christmas Magical hostess Lucy Darling will take you through an evening of dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists, accompanied by your favorite holiday music performed live. Get into the spirit of the season with this merry treat that’s perfect for the entire family. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $49-$89. Call (805) 899-2222 or email Read more on p. 53.

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t 2 a.m. the room was so bright, I thought it was time to get up. Clouds whitewashed the sky, reflecting and expanding the light of the almostfull moon. The world outside the windows looked like a field of frost, and all the furnishings of our enchanted house were pearly and lustrous. Inanimate objects were shining, on the cusp of whispering. A spell had been cast; nothing was ordinary anymore.

It’s Okay to Let Joy In by Cynthia Carbone Ward I lay in bed and drifted back to sleep as the moonlight filled me up, but I was still infused with magic hours later. I sipped my coffee and watched the silvery glimmer of a new morning emerging. Veils of fog were swirling about the hills, and the light and color kept shifting, forming different patterns of radiance and hue, and I couldn’t wait to go outside. “You’re more wound up than usual,” Monte said. But how could I not be? I was sparked with wonder and energized by miracles. And I’m not denying the worries and fear, but sometimes I prefer to focus on the wonder. It’s okay to let joy in: Joy inspires hope, and hope is a prerequisite to (and an outcome of) meaningful action. Yes, wonders abound, and in them there is sustenance. My favorite assignment is to notice. I mean it about miracles. The moonlight was just the grand finale of a week that had contained a veritable procession of them. The honeysuckle buzzed and thrummed with a crowd of bees and hummingbirds each morning, and a sphinx moth, plump and astonishing, hovered like a helicopter above the salvia—I had never before glimpsed such a creature. The fog, meanwhile, was in its finest form, seductively dancing through the hours, revealing and concealing, and divulging with each passing another way of seeing. Fog is “the breath of the sun,” Jacob wrote, and I love when friends speak poetry, so I count it as a gift, and a gift like that is a little miracle too. As was the handaddressed envelope in the mail from Mr. Brownell that


contained a clipping about writing … on exactness, to be exact … by Virginia Woolf, with a note in pen asking my opinion on her use of doublets, such as “varied and vigorous” or “subtle and insidious”… How delicious is that? How random and yet utterly felicitous? Miracles, I tell you. They’re everywhere, bombarding us. My guru grandson has been looking at the anatomy drawings in a visual dictionary, intrigued by the see-through layered diagrams of humans and their inner parts, fascinated by the revelation that he has blood and bones beneath his skin. “Skin and blood!” he sings in a video they sent me. “I’ve got skin and blood!” He swings his arms as he sings and swaggers happily across the living room, feeling substantial and pleased with himself, newly aware of his own completeness and complexity, all that good blood flowing, all that potential for fun and discovery. All those diggers and combine harvesters outside, and grapes on a plate, and screwdrivers too. Why am I not doing the miracle dance myself? But I am. That’s the point. I’m giddy with it. I haven’t even told you how I watched Monte reading the sea, how he enters the water at just the right place and becomes somehow in sync with it, or how good it felt to pedal along a country road with my buddy Diane and then set down our bicycles and sit in the shade, noshing and gabbing, just a couple of New York girls who somehow found our way to this elsewhere, and stayed. There was a rocket launch, and the long boom that follows, then the comforting return to bucolic tranquility, when the quiet is more sweetly, deeply quiet than ever we knew. I watched a Zoom presentation by heroic people who are working to save democracy, and I saw that we are nowhere near giving up, and that was quite a boost. I walked with two little girls who pointed out a pale rainbow in the sky, a hawk on a nearby branch, and mushrooms the size of dinner plates. And I heard story-talk among friends gathered at a table, and felt the warmth of human camaraderie, and recognized the miracle that of all times and places, we are in this time and place together. n

Marking Santa Barbara’s Filipino Legacy A



mid the ever-changing State Street landscape, it’s a treat to recognize the cultural relics that have remained. On the facade of Zen Yai Thai Cuisine on lower State (425 State St.) also sits the original placard for the Filipino Community Association of Santa Barbara. Passersby might miss it, but many local Filipinos know that the building is double occupancy: the front is the Thai restaurant, but the back has been a celebratory gathering space for local Filipinos since The Filipino Community Association of Santa Barbara has been a the 1950s. celebratory gathering space for local Filipinos since the 1950s. Bobby Bisquera, a Filipino-American who was Bisquera said, and he was intent on establishing roots born and raised in Santa Barbara, has always known for his family. the space as “The Club.” Upon arriving, Catalino did odd jobs around town, “I grew up at the club,” he said. “All our family functions were there—dances, weddings, even my own assisted a local judge, and eventually worked at the historic Arlington Hotel. He even fibbed about his age in baby shower was there.” order to attend and graduate Santa Barbara High School in 1925, as a supposed 20-year-old who was actually 30. Eventually he began bringing more of his family from the Philippines to join him. “He was following the American Dream,” Bisquera by Camille Garcia said. “He sent for my grandmother and they got married here in 1926… [then] he was able to purchase a The center was originally founded by a small group house on Chino Street, which my family still owns.” The local family legacy has only grown from there. of Filipino immigrants, including José Fuentes, Alex Kathy Versola is Bisquera’s second cousin and was Juan Sr., Pete Tenoso Sr., and Philip Galicia. Together they raised money and purchased the building, which also born and raised in Santa Barbara. Her father Jimmy, was a cigar shop and a small grocery store in its previ- whose mother was Catalino’s sister, was a talented chef who worked at restaurants around town including Joe’s ous lives. There the group established a home base for area Café and Harry’s. Since adolescence, Kathy, her siblings, and other Filipinos to congregate, eat traditional meals, and build Versolas followed suit, working as hostesses, busboys, community in Santa Barbara. “As kids we’d just run around and play out back [dur- waiters, dishwashers, and cooks at various local eateries. ing events]. I always knew I’d get [to eat] Rice Krispie At one point, as many as 15 Versolas were on the payroll treats and pancit,” Bisquera said. “To me it was a second at the old El Cielito in La Arcada, she said. “My dad and my great aunt ran the kitchen, my home.” Today, the Filipino Community Association is still mother was the hostess, my brother was a busboy, two owned and run by a board of local Filipinos, some of of my uncles were bartenders, we had dishwashers,” Versola said. which have been in leadership there for decades. In August, dozens of Versola’s and Bisquera’s family Virgie Horstman, originally from the Philippines’ Visayas province, is the current board president and members gathered at Goleta Beach Park for a family the association’s first female president. She has been in reunion, the first one in decades. Over beautifullyher position for more than 30 years. With her board cooked pancit, tri-tip, and sweet and sticky biko, four members, she has helped maintain the space as a “social generations of kin reconnected and reminisced on old club,” where people—Filipinos or not—can continue times and loved ones now passed. They chatted about growing up Filipino in Santa to celebrate holidays and special occasions together with Barbara in the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, when the only other homemade food, music, karaoke, and line dancing. The parties are ticketed, and are vital fundrais- Filipinos they’d see in school or around town were usuing opportunities to pay for building upkeep and the ally their own family. In those times, most people “didn’t calendar of events. One of their biggest celebrations is even know what ‘Filipino’ was,” one cousin remarked. Half Filipino-half Mexican, Bisquera grew up more Filipino Independence Day, in June each year. “[The founders] always said we have to own a build- in touch with his Mexican roots, in part because his ing. It was a hard task, but their dream became a reality,” grandfather Catalino was “adamant about [the family] Horstman said. “We’re still here and we’re still gonna be speaking English and being American,” he said. In adulthood, however, Bisquera has a renewed here. This is our home.” Santa Barbara’s Filipino history can be traced back appreciation for his Filipino heritage. Upon unearthing family documents, photos, and records—all meticuover 100 years ago. According to Bisquera, his grandfather Catalino lously preserved over the years—he’s naturally become Bisquera was the first Filipino immigrant to officially a sort of family historian for his Filipino relatives. One recurring element in this shared history? “The settle in town. From the Abra province in the northern Philippines, Catalino came to the U.S. in 1920 as part of Club.” “Looking back,” Bisquera said, “it had a lot of influthe U.S. Army’s Philippine Scouts program. He arrived n ready to embrace new opportunities in Santa Barbara, ence on me.”


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“So many of my clients would say, ‘I hear you’re in the wine business,’ ” explains Rideau, the Los Angeles–based designer who co-owns the Santa Ynez Valley–based brand Tierra y Vino with her partner, the veteran winemaker Andres Ibarra. “It just seemed logical to create a book around kitchen design, life in the vineyard, and entertaining, which really is my life.” The outcome, Caren Rideau: Kitchen Designer, Vintner, Entertaining at Home, does just that, employing the clean photography of Meghan Beierle-O’Brien, styling of Char Hatch Langos, and publishing power of Pointed Leaf Press to weave those elements into a beautiful whole. The core of the 240-page book is case studies of specific kitchens that Rideau created, but she also pens short entries on food and wine pairing, her passion for Mexican pottery, and her strategy for bringing Mediterranean colors into her projects. The most uplifting takeaway from Rideau’s story is her own ascent: growing up in Arizona as part of a large

Mexican/Louisiana Creole family and then succeeding in two fields — design and wine — that have been historically dominated by privileged people with white skin. “As a person of color, it was really difficult for me, but I didn’t talk about it or focus on it,” she explained of landing in Los Angeles after college and starting her own company, Kitchen Design Group, more than 30 years ago. “Back then, there were very few people of color in design. We didn’t talk about design growing up. We talked about getting the meal on the table. And when you opened a magazine, very rarely did you see a person of color. But we’re working on it.” Today, she sits on the board of the Design Leadership Foundation, which seeks to bring more diversity to the industry, and is encouraged by the progress of Black Lives Matter, albeit cautiously so. “This isn’t the first time such a movement has come,” she said. “We only hope that it starts to stay a little bit longer.” Her entry into the wine industry came through her cousin-in-law and godmother, Iris Rideau. When Iris founded Rideau Vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley in 1997, she became the first Black female winery owner in the United States, a story told in her recent biography, From White to Black: One Life Between Two Worlds. (Read our interview with Iris at Caren would often visit the winery, which is where she met Andres Ibarra, who served as Rideau’s winemaker for years. After becoming a couple, Caren encouraged Ibarra to go out on his own. “I really love your wines. I believe in you as a winemaker. Let’s do this on our own,” she told him. “He’s run the gamut and been in the wine industry as long as I’ve been in interior design.” Together, in 2012, they started Tierra y Vino, sourcing fruit primarily from


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Mattei’s Tavern’s restaurant and bar reopened last week. Helmed by Executive Chef Rhoda Magbitang, the ranch-inspired Californian restaurant features local ingredients from nearby farmers, ranchers, and fishermen. “I’m thrilled to be part of a restaurant and property with such a rich history, and in a destination that is quickly becoming known for its talented culinary players,” said Magbitang. “The Santa Ynez Valley has given me the opportunity to work with some of the most outstanding and dynamic ingredients, farmers, and ranchers.” Menu highlights include starters such as sweetbreads with sunchokes, roasted grapes, mizuna, oxtail jus, and Santa Barbara abalone with king

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Richard let us know that the Carpinteria Planning Commission had posted documents that said a new coffee shop named Brass Bird was coming to 4835 Carpinteria Avenue in Carpinteria, the former home of Omni Catering (which owns Brass Bird and moved their catering operations to Milpas Street) and Taqueria El Tapatio. Fast forward to November, and reader Johnny gives us an update: “Hi John, Just wanted to let you know that Brass Bird Coffee in Carpinteria opened last week and it is one of the nicest coffee places in the area.” AZUL COCINA COMING TO DOWNTOWN: Reader Don S.

let me know that a sign for a new Mexican eatery named Azul Cocina (not to be confused with popular dining destination La Playa Azul) has appeared at 7 East Anapamu Street, the former home of Arts & Letters Café, which closed in April 2015 and was followed briefly by La Cocina, Smithy, and Somerset restaurants. Their website ( says they plan to open next month.

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to local German dining icon Dutch Garden at 4203 State Street after 75 years in business, the most recent 40 years under the same ownership. Last week, new owners Charlie Fredericks and brothers Matt and Daniel English reopened their labor of love. “Thank you, Santa Barbara, for your business,” said Fredericks, part of the local family working hard to keep the Dutch Garden alive. “This swell of support for this restaurant is humbling. It’s incredible to be a part of this. I’d like to give heartfelt thanks to all the people who helped us, from my landlord, to the construction people, to the County of Santa Barbara who came in and got us pushed through. Every single person along the way has helped us so much.” Patron Matthew Fineberg from Get Beyond (restaurant management software), stopped by on opening day before the eatery opened and says the line stretched from the front door, up the street, and across the parking lot. “The thing that is amazing is about this is that Dutch Garden is a pillar of Santa Barbara,” says Fineberg. “It’s one of these institutions that anyone who’s lived here for any period of time knows about it. I feel that they are not just going be successful, that they are going to thrive.” Given that Fredericks says the restaurant served 125 schnitzels on opening day, they are certainly off to a great start. Dutch Garden is open for lunch WednesdaySunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., for the first two or three weeks and the menu is nearly identical to the way previous owner Ken Luetjen did it. Then they will roll out dinner, and later, weekend brunch on the spacious patio.

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Carisa Hendrix stars as Lucy Darling in A Magical Cirque Christmas.

we can before we get to the room to perform,” said Hendrix, who stars as the beloved character Lucy Darling, whom critics have described as “part Barbara Stanwyck, part Lady Gaga, and part Mad Men’s Joan Holloway,” and “a joyful blend of magic, comedy, and cocktails.” Just two minutes on the phone with Hendrix (who switches nimbly back and forth between her own voice and Ms. Darling’s Mae West–inspired transatlantic accent) and I know that A Magical Cirque Christmas is not going to be your typical milquetoast holiday fare. Darling is the host of the show, but she’s also a character in a fairy tale that involves an adventure with a Guardian of Time, who manages the changing of the seasons and finds himself less than thrilled to face the countdown to the 2022 holidays.

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A Magical Cirque Christmas performs at The Granada Theatre (1214 State St.) on November 28. See

ALL IN THE FAMILY, AND MORE, AT CAMPBELL HALL Welcome to the story about a musical family named Watkins. They came from the backwoods of Vista, California, with fiddles, guitars, honey-pure voices, and a new-grassy notion or three, and took their listening public by friendly storm, humbly but firmly, with longevity to boot. By now, the Watkins siblings — singer extraordinaire and fiddler Sara and guitarist-vocalist Sean — have cemented their place in American, and especially Americana, music, in solo mode and with their seminal band Nickel Creek. That band originally featured mandolinist wizard Chris Thile, a frequent Santa Barbara visitor along with the Watkinses. On Tuesday, November 29, Campbell Hall is the roosting place for the “road version” of the band. Now two decades old, the Watkins Family Hour took root in the affable Los Angeles venue Largo and became a phenom all its own. The Watkinses have held down a monthly residency there, inviting a wide variety of guests to sit in, including Jackson



f you like your holiday entertainment full of music and magic, with a splash of sass and a dollop of derring-do, then A Magical Cirque Christmas might just be the ticket for you. I caught up with award-winning comedy entertainer and magician, actress, circus performer, and Guinness Book of World Records winner for the “longest time to hold fire torch in teeth” Carisa Hendrix on the phone last week (she was in rehearsals in Columbus, Georgia; I was in my slippers in my son’s old bedroom) as they were prepping the production to head out on the road for an intense holiday touring schedule that includes a one-night stop at The Granada Theatre on Monday, November 28. “A show like this has so many moving parts. We just need to squeeze every second

“We get to experience a ’70s Christmas; we do a 1920s Christmas; we do an old Victorian Christmas. … This gave us an opportunity to run through different aesthetics, and to be nostalgic, and to do music from different eras, and to just explore Christmas in a whole different way,” said Hendrix who initially developed the show as an online holiday offering during the pandemic, along with her fellow Cirque stars, who were also isolating themselves and itching to perform. “That holiday special we did was what [producers] MagicSpace Entertainment saw that caused them to go, ‘Oh, we should bring her onto this holiday show,’ ” said Hendrix, still giddy about her good fortune. “It’s amazing that a company like MagicSpace would let us make something so ambitious!” In addition to Hendrix’s magical feats, which include illusion, levitation, and a bubble act, there is also Rolla Bolla performer and unicyclist Jonathan Rinny, juggler Christopher Stoinev, and foot-juggling duo Ray Rodriguez Lara and Henry D’Boyd Collado Green, as well as Lyra hoop aerial acrobats, a high-flying foot-juggling duo, a breathtaking aerial straps pair, a contortion flying streetlamp act, and much more. “One of the things I’m most proud of with our show is that there’s so much for the kids. It’s obviously for them, but if you took a date, at no point would you feel like you took your date to a kid show,” said Hendrix. “It’s very classy and well-considered and artistic—very Broadway—but there’s nothing over the kids’ heads.”

Browne and the ever-inventive Fiona Apple, both of whom appear on the Family’s album, Watkins Family Hour Vol. II. The new album neatly summarizes a project difficult to summarize. The sound and attitude is rootsy, but the song list is a varied garden, framed by The Zombies’ “The Way I Feel Inside” and Santa Barbara’s own Glen Phillips’s secular-spiritual anthem “Grief and Praise.” Also in the mix are Ernest Tubbs’s “Thanks a Lot,” Dean Martin’s “(Remember Me) I’m the One Who Loves You,” and Elliott Smith’s “Pitseleh.” Somehow, the pieces all fit in the Watkins-ized puzzle. Joining the literal family members onstage at Campbell Hall will be pedal steel player Don Heffington and singersongwriter Margaret Glaspy. It’s one big, happy, and everexpanding family affair. —Josef Woodard See

Siblings Sean (left) and Sara Watkins of the Watkins Family Hour


Santa Barbara’s 10 West Gallery Presents Special Holiday Exhibit

Penny Arntz, “Solace of Open Spaces,” acrylic on panel, 36" x 36". With a laser focus on local contemporary artists, 10 West Gallery’s seventh annual holiday exhibit is now on view. This collection features sculpture, painting, digital media, and pottery created by gallery artists, as well as a special exhibit of pottery from the artisan village of Mata Ortiz in Northern Chihuahua, Mexico. A unique art collective, 10 West has a cast of 28 rotating artists, 11 of whom take part in each exhibit, which changes entirely every two months. This holiday exhibit is particularly special because it includes work from all 28 of the gallery’s artists: Karin Aggeler, Penny Arntz, Bryson Bost, Sophie MJ Cooper, Rick Doehring, Eugene Galles, Madeline Garrett, Diane Giles, Pamela Grau, Patrick Hall, Sheldon Kaganoff, Pamela LarssonToscher, Daniel Linz, Laurie MacMillan, Patrick McGinnis, Jo Merit, Mary Neville, Carol Paquet, Tom Peck, James Petrucci, Patricia Post, Dahlia Riley, Joan Rosenberg-Dent, Eric Saint Georges, Marlene Struss, Mary Dee Thompson, Iben Vestergaard, and Karen Zazon. Jan Ziegler, director of 10 West Gallery, together with artist Rebecca Russell and their spouses, makes the annual trip to Mata Ortiz to purchase pottery and meet the artisans. “Visiting the artisans in their homes, where many make their wares at the kitchen table, imbues each piece with the personality of the maker, which travels home with us from the village. Mata Ortiz is a community of warm, inspired people who love their community and their lives creating this unique sustainable culture to pass along to future generations,” Ziegler said. —Ellie Bouwer

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(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): One of your callings as an Aries is to take risks. You’re inclined to take more leaps of faith than other people, and you’re also more likely to navigate them to your advantage—or at least not get burned. A key reason for your success is your keen intuition about which gambles are relatively smart and which are ill-advised. But even when your chancy ventures bring you exciting new experiences, they may still run you afoul of conventional wisdom, peer pressure, and the way things have always been done. Everything I have described here will be in maximum play for you in the coming weeks.


(Apr. 20-May 20): Your keynote comes from teacher Caroline Myss. She writes, “Becoming adept at the process of selfinquiry and symbolic insight is a vital spiritual task that leads to the growth of faith in oneself.” Encouraging you to grow your faith in yourself will be one of my prime intentions in the next 12 months. Let’s get started! How can you become more adept at self-inquiry and symbolic insight? One idea is to ask yourself a probing new question every Sunday morning, like “What teachings and healings do I most want to attract into my life during the next seven days?” Spend the subsequent week gathering experiences and revelations that will address that query. Another idea is to remember and study your dreams, since doing so is the number-one way to develop symbolic insight. For help, I recommend the work of Gayle Delaney:


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(June 21-July 22): I like how Cancerian poet Stephen Dunn begins his poem, “Before We Leave.” He writes, “Just so it’s clear—no whining on the journey.” I am offering this greeting to you and me, my fellow Cancerians, as we launch the next chapter of our story. In the early stages, our efforts may feel like drudgery, and our progress could seem slow. But as long as we don’t complain excessively and don’t blame others for our own limitations, our labors will become easier and quite productive.


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(May 21-June 20): The TV science fiction show Legends of Tomorrow features a ragtag team of imperfect but effective superheroes. They travel through time trying to fix aberrations in the timelines caused by various villains. As they experiment and improvise, sometimes resorting to wildly daring gambits, their successes outnumber their stumbles and bumbles. And on occasion, even their apparent mistakes lead to good fortune that unfolds in unexpected ways. One member of the team, Nate, observes, “Sometimes we screw up—for the better.” I foresee you Geminis as having a similar modus operandi in the coming weeks.

(July 23-Aug. 22): Leo poet Kim Addonizio writes a lot about love and sex. In her book Wild Nights, she says, “I’m thinking of dating trees next. We could just stand around all night together. I’d murmur, they’d rustle, the wind would, like, do its wind thing.” Now might be a favorable time for you, too, to experiment with evergreen romance and arborsexuality and trysts with your favorite plants. When was the last time you hugged an oak or kissed an elm? JUST KIDDING! The coming weeks will indeed be an excellent time to try creative innovations in your approach to intimacy and adoration. But I’d rather see your experiments in togetherness unfold with humans.


(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In her book Daughters of the Stone, Virgo novelist Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa tells the tale of five generations of Afro-Cuban women, her ancestors. “These are the stories of a time lost to flesh and bone,” she writes, “a time that lives only in dreams and memories. Like a primeval wave, these stories have carried me, and deposited me on the morning of today. They are the stories of how I came to be who I am, where I am.” I’d love to see you explore your own history with as much passion and focus, Virgo. In my astrological opinion, it’s a favorable

time for you to commune with the influences that have made you who you are.


(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In accordance with astrological omens, here’s my advice for you in the coming weeks: (1) Know what it takes to please everyone, even if you don’t always choose to please everyone. (2) Know how to be what everyone wants you to be and when they need you to be it, even if you only fulfill that wish when it has selfish value for you. (3) DO NOT give others all you have and thereby neglect to keep enough to give yourself. (4) When others are being closed-minded, help them develop more expansive finesse by sharing your own reasonable views. (5) Start thinking about how, in 2023, you will grow your roots as big and strong as your branches.


(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Even if some people are nervous or intimidated around you, they may be drawn to you nonetheless. When that happens, you probably enjoy the power you feel. But I wonder what would happen if you made a conscious effort to cut back just a bit on the daunting vibes you emanate. I’m not saying they’re bad. I understand they serve as a protective measure, and I appreciate the fact that they may help you get the cooperation you want. As an experiment, though, I invite you to be more reassuring and welcoming to those who might be inclined to fear you. See if it alters their behavior in ways you enjoy and benefit from.


(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Sagittarian rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z has stellar advice for his fellow Sagittarians to contemplate regularly: “Ain’t nothin’ wrong with the aim; just gotta change the target.” In offering Jay-Z’s advice, I don’t mean to suggest that you always need to change the target you’re aiming at. On many occasions, it’s exactly right. But the act of checking in to evaluate whether it is or isn’t the right target will usually be valuable. And on occasion, you may realize that you should indeed aim at a different target.


(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You now have extra power to exorcise ghosts and demons that are still lingering from the old days and old ways. You are able to transform the way your history affects you. You have a sixth sense about how to graduate from lessons you have been studying for a long time. In honor of this joyfully tumultuous opportunity, draw inspiration from poet Charles Wright: “Knot by knot I untie myself from the past / And let it rise away from me like a balloon. / What a small thing it becomes. / What a bright tweak at the vanishing point, blue on blue.” .AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In accordance with current astrological rhythms, I am handing over your horoscope to essayist Anne Fadiman. She writes, “I have always felt that the action most worth watching is not at the center of things, but where edges meet. I like shorelines, weather fronts, international borders. There are interesting frictions and incongruities in these places, and often, if you stand at the point of tangency, you can see both sides better than if you were in the middle of either one.”


(Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Over the course of my life, I have been fortunate to work with 13 psychotherapists. They have helped keep my mental health flourishing. One of them regularly reminded me that if I hoped to get what I wanted, I had to know precisely what I wanted. Once a year, she would give me a giant piece of thick paper and felt-tip markers. “Draw your personal vision of paradise,” she instructed me. “Outline the contours of the welcoming paradise that would make your life eminently delightful and worthwhile.” She would also ask me to finish the sentence that begins with these words: “I am mobilizing all the energy and ingenuity and connections I have at my disposal so as to accomplish the following goal.” In my astrological opinion, Pisces, now is a perfect time to do these two exercises yourself.

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RESIDENTIAL OPERATIONS Under the direction of the Associate Director of Project Management for Housing, Dining, & Auxiliary Enterprises (HDAE), the Procurement Analyst will serve as the Program Manager for Residential Operations and will collaborate with the HDAE department leaders to manage their respective operational affairs through Residential Operations. Prepares annual and projected budgets for routine and recurring programs, track expenses, and schedules as they relate to programs. Initiates agreements for services and has authority to make purchases within a defined dollar limit. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of years of experience. 1‑3 years experience working with higher education or government or equivalent combination of experience. Strong level of proficiency with spreadsheets, systems, database management and word processing software. Excellent management, financial, and analytical skills. Knowledge of department operations in order to meet procurement needs. Ability to read and interpret terms and conditions of contracts. Must be detail oriented and be able to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines. Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to work independently or as part of a team. Ability to work with minimal direction and with frequent interruptions to coordinate and execute numerous tasks simultaneously. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and exercise good judgement, logic, tact, and diplomacy while performing the critical duties of the position. 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. $80,388/ yr. ‑ $89,900/yr.The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb. edu Open until filled. Job #45448


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Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2022‑0002612. Published: November 3, 10, 17, 23, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA YNEZ VALLEY THERAPY at 85 West Highway 246, Suite 140, Buellton, CA 93427; Kathryn EM Fleckenstein (same address) This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY KATHRYN EM FLECKENSTEIN. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on October 24, 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: 2022‑0002609. Published: November 3, 10, 17, 23, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ALFREDO’S MOVING & DELIVERY at 283 Ellwood Beach Dr, Goleta, CA 93117; Fredy Lopez (same address). This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY FREDY LOPEZ. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on October 3, 2022. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TRUST TRANSFER ACCOUNT at 2921 Holly Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Michael G Vilkin (same address). This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY MICHAEL VILKIN, MANAGER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on October 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: 2022‑0002632. Published: November 3, 10, 17, 23, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HOSPICE OF SANTA BARBARA, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite 100, Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Hospice of Santa Barbara, Inc. (same address), Compassionate Care Center, Compassionate Care of Isla Vista, Compassionate Care of Santa Barbara County, Compassionate Care of Carpinteria, Compassionate Care of North Santa Barbara County, Compassionate Care of the Central Coast, Compassionate Care of Goleta, Compassionate Care of Santa Barbara, Compassionate Care of the Santa Ynez Valley. This business is conducted by a corporation. SIGNED BY DAVID SELBERG, CEO. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on October 24, 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: 2022‑0002617. Published: November 3, 10, 17, 23, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: 101 DELI, 130 N Calle Cesar Chavez, #22, Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Angie M Park, 2053 Mandrill Ave, Ventura, CA 93003. This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY ANGIE M PARK, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on October 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: 2022‑0002592. Published: November 10, 17, 23, December 1, 2022.



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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: LA VISTA CONSULTING, 1020 La Vista RD, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. Stephanie K Ochoa (same address) This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY STEPHANIE OCHOA, PRESIDENT. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on October 31, 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: 2022‑0002678. Published: November 10, 17, 23, December 1, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: COOPER COLLINS SMITH REALTY,18 Canon Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Cooper & Smith Inc (same address). This business is conducted by a corporation. SIGNED BY NATALIE COLLINS‑SMITH, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on November 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: 2022‑0002717. Published: November 10, 17, 23, December 1, 2022. FICTITIOUS









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STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SAMANTHA HARRIS, 2635 State St, Apt. T3, Santa Barbara 93105 This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY SAMANTHA HARRIS. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on October 31, 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: 2022‑0002677. Published: November 10, 17, 23, December 1, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: HAWT HANKS 7083 Del Norte Drive, Goleta, CA 93117; Nathan Van Etten(same address). This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY NATHAN VAN ETTEN Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on October 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: 2022‑0002638. Published: November 10, 17, 23, December 1, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Fatima Andrade Martinez, 809 East De La Guerra, Unit 2, Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Fatima Andrade Martinez (same address). This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY FATIMA ANDRADE MARTINEZ. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on November 14, 2022. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the

Office of the County Clerk, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2022‑0002777. Published: November 23, December 1, 8, 15, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CLASSICS WITH THE CARDINALS at 95 Alpine Dr, Goleta, CA 93117; Classics with the Cardinals (same address). This business is conducted by a corporation. SIGNED ROBIN HURLEY, PRESIDENT. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on November 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: 2022‑0002820. Published: November 23, December 1, 8, 15, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person‑ (s) is/are doing business as: LEONE ARMS at 87 Galaxy Way, Lompoc CA 93436; Jeffrey L Monteleone (same address). This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY JEFF MONTELEONE, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on November 14, 2022. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2022‑0002782. Published: November 23, December 1, 8, 15, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SOMETHING THIS WAY MAGIC at 2460 Lillie Ave, Unit 2, Summerland, CA 93067;

Joseph H Detar (same address); This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY JOSEPH DETAR, OWNER. Filed by the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on November 07, 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 E49. FBN Number: 2022‑0002736. Published: November 23, December 1, 8 15, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FLASH FAST PHOTOGRAPHY, 2832 State Street, apt 10, Santa Barbara, CA 93120; Alehxa C Jones (same address). This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY ALEHXA JONES. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on November 17, 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: 2022‑0002809. Published: November 23, December 1, 8, 15, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ROBERT CHESTER THOMAS at 38 San Mateo Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117; Robin L Thomas (same address); Elizabeth C. Alix, 5081 Amberly Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. This business is conducted by copartners. SIGNED BY ROBIN L THOMAS, COPARTNER. Filed by the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on November 01, 2022. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Joseph


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E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2022‑0002694. Published: November 17, 23, December 1, 8 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TOOTH & PEN, 654 Ivy LN, Solvang, CA 93463; Michael C Ray (same address). This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY MICHAEL RAY. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on November 9, 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: 2022‑0002752. Published: November 17, 23, December 1, 8, 2022. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: STEVE’S AUTO REPAIR, 254 East Highway 246, Buellton, CA 93427; Buellton Garage, 320 Central Ave, Buellton, CA 93427. This business is conducted by a corporation. SIGNED BY JENNIFER HURNBLAD, CFO. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on November 1, 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: 2022‑0002690. Published: November 17, 23, December 1, 8, 2022.

NAME CHANGE IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: JOSHUA CAMPOVERDE, CASE NUMBER: 22CV04287 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: JOSHUA CAMPOVERDE TO: JOSHUA CAMPOVERDE HERNANDEZ. 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 DECEMBER 28, 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: November 08, 2022, Thomas P. Anderle, Judge of the Superior Court. Published November 23, December 1, 8, 15, 2022 IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: SIMONE CAMILLE BYERS CASE NUMBER: 22CV04172 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: SIMONE CAMILLE BYERS TO: SIMONE CAMILLE BELAMOUR. 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 DECEMBER 28, 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: November 08, 2022, Thomas P. Anderle, Judge of the Superior Court. Published November 17, 23, December 1, 8, 2022

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ORDINANCE NO. 22-14 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GOLETA, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING TITLE 17 OF THE GOLETA MUNICIPAL CODE TO PROVIDE OBJECTIVE DESIGN STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES TO IMPLEMENT STATE HOUSING LAW, CASE NO. 21-0005-ORD, AND DETERMINING THE ORDINANCE TO BE EXEMPT FROM CEQA At the meeting of the City Council of the City of Goleta (“City”) held on November 1, 2022, the City Council considered and conducted the first reading of an ordinance that would establish objective design standards within Title 17 (Zoning) of the Goleta Municipal Code (GMC) and includes procedures for the processing of projects that qualify for objective, ministerial review under State law. A new Chapter 17.44 of the GMC is proposed that includes applicability and procedural standards as well as objective standards for site and building design, mixed-use development, and utilitarian elements. Definitions are also included, as are other associated amendments to Title 17. The City Council of the City of Goleta passed and adopted Ordinance No. 22-14 at a regular meeting held on the 15th day of November 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 take effect 31 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, or by calling City Hall at (805) 9617505. Deborah S. Lopez City Clerk Publish:

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ORDINANCE NO. 22-15 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GOLETA, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE FOLLOWING CHAPTERS TO TITLE 15 “BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION” OF THE GOLETA MUNICIPAL CODE: CHAPTER 15.01 “BUILDING CODE”, CHAPTER 15.03 “ELECTRICAL CODE”, CHAPTER 15.04 “PLUMBING CODE”, CHAPTER 15.05 “MECHANICAL CODE”, CHAPTER 15.08 “ADMINISTRATIVE CODE”, CHAPTER 15.11 “RESIDENTIAL CODE”, CHAPTER 15.12 “GREEN BUILDING CODE”, CHAPTER 15.15 “ENERGY CODE”, CHAPTER 15.16 “HISTORICAL CODE”, CHAPTER 15.17 “EXISTING BUILDING CODE, AND CHAPTER 15.19 “THE INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE” ADOPTING BY REFERENCE THE ABOVE-LISTED CODES IN THE CALIFORNIA STATE BUILDING STANDARDS CODES AND ADOPT LOCAL AMENDMENTS TO THOSE CODES At the meeting of the City Council of the City of Goleta (“City”) held on October 18, 2022, the City Council considered and conducted the first reading of an ordinance that would adopt by reference the 2022 Local Building Laws as stated in the title of this notice. Further, as part of the ordinance, two new local amendments are proposed as follows: 1) that building permits for all types of occupancies, except R-3 (Single-Family and Two Units Residential) and U (Utilities), be issued to licensed contractors only and 2) that a six (6) year expiration date be established for all building permits. A hearing to consider establishing local building laws more stringent than the statewide standards is allowed by Public Resources Code Section 25402.1(h)2. The City Council of the City of Goleta passed and adopted Ordinance No. 22-15 at a regular meeting held on the 15th day of November 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 take effect on January 1, 2023, following such adoption by the City Council. Any interested person may obtain a copy of the proposed ordinance at the City Clerk’s Office, or by calling City Hall at (805) 961-7505. Deborah S. Lopez City Clerk Publish: Santa Barbara Independent, November 23, 2022