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David Crosby (pictured), founding member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and The Byrds, died at 81 after struggling with a long illness. Crosby spent time growing up and attending schools in Santa Barbara before returning to live in Santa Ynez Valley with his wife, Jan, and son Django. He performed many times in venues ranging from the seminal 1960s folk club Noctambulist (next to the Lobero) to the Arlington and the Santa Barbara Bowl. He was scheduled to appear at the Lobero this February. Read more at independent .com/on-the-beat.
SantaBarbara’s 2023 Women’s March rallied hundreds of supporters in De la Guerra Plaza on Sunday, uniting people of all ages and identities to take to the streets. Their message was clear as they chanted in a procession down State Street: Women’s rights are human rights, abortion is healthcare, and laws should not erase a woman’s bodily autonomy.
“Some people ask why we march,” said organizer Michal Lynch. “We march for ourselves and everybody else.”
The theme of this year’s national Women’s March was “Bigger Than Roe” referring
to the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, which recognized and protected the right to abortion in the United States. Sunday would have marked the 50th anniversary of Roe, had the decision not been overturned in June 2022.
Although Proposition 1 passed in California in the November 2022 election, adding the right to abortion to the state’s constitution, many states do not have the same protections. Members of the Santa Barbara community marched in solidarity with advocates all over the country, carrying a message that the movement itself goes beyond what was lost
in June 2022.
“We’ve got a lot of work to do,” said Luz Reyes-Martín, vice president of the Planned Parenthood Central Coast Action Fund and one of several local leaders, organizers, and representatives who showed up to speak in support of the cause. “Our more recent electoral victories represent the first step in a generational fight to restore and expand reproductive rights in our country.”
For a longer version of this story and more photos, visit independent.com/womensmarch-2023.
Four Charged in Murder Near Stearns Wharf
by Ryan P. Cruz
In his first major act as the new Santa Barbara District Attorney, John Savrnoch announced murder charges on four men arrested last week in connection with the murder of an innocent bystander near Stearns Wharf on December 9, 2022.
According to the charging documents, the four men 22-year-old Jiram Tenorio Ramon, 20-year-old Ricardo Tomas Jauregui-Moreno Jr., 21-year-old Christopher Dave Miranda, and 21-year-old James Lee Rosborough were driving on Stearns Wharf when they “verbally challenged a group of pedestrians,” stopped their vehicle with the purpose of “deploying two of their party to attack the group of pedestrians with a firearm,” and then shot at the group of pedestrians. The alleged shooters missed the group and hit 52-year-old
Two of the men fled on foot, while the other two took off in the vehicle before later returning to the location of the murder, according to the documents, “to extract those who fled on foot to avoid apprehension.”
Gutierrez was transported to the hospital, where he died 11 days later on December 20. All four were arrested, along with a 16-yearold juvenile, in a coordinated effort between several local agencies on January 19 following an investigation by Santa Barbara Police detectives.
Tenorio Ramon is charged with murder, with the special circumstance of committing the act “to benefit a criminal street gang,” criminal conspiracy to commit murder, and
The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously 1/24 to amend county land-use code in response to Senate Bill 35, a state housing bill to expedite the construction of homes. The amendments apply to multi-unit and mixed-use developments that are 50 percent lowerincome affordable, pay prevailing construction wages, and meet objective density, zoning, historic, and environmental standards. Deputy Planning Director Travis Seawards explained the greatest impact is in design standards and building site location on a parcel. He and his county colleagues also worked to consolidate the objective standards to make it easier for developers to find and implement them.
San Marcos High School Athletic Director Abe Jahadhmy retired on 1/20, concluding his 35 years of coaching at the school. Jahadhmy started coaching soccer at San Marcos in 1987, winning the school multiple championships in the 14 years following and earning him a place in the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Hall of Fame in 2019. In 2004, the soccer coach took over as the school’s athletic director. Aaron Solis, the school’s longtime coach and activities director, will take over for Jahadhmy as athletic director.
COURTS & CRIME
The Santa Barbara Police Department (SBPD) is investigating four false bomb threats made to the community over a 24-hour period last week. EF International Language School on Chapala received two separate threats, and Notre Dame School a couple of blocks away and SBPD itself each received one hoax call. SBPD immediately responded to each incident, “conducting thorough searches of the locations,” which included the “use of bomb detection dogs and, at times, evacuations,” SBPD state in a press release 1/20. No bombs or similar devices were found at any of the three locations. Anyone with information should call the SBPD at (805) 882-8900.
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Camarillo Father of Two Robert Dion Gutierrez, 52, Killed by Stray Gunfire in December
Camarillo resident Robert Dion Gutierrez, an innocent bystander who was standing nearby on the corner of Cabrillo Boulevard.
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Rocky Nook Gets Historic
by Callie Fausey
After years of advocacy efforts, Rocky Nook Park in Mission Canyon was finally recognized as a historic landmark at the County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday when it was approved by a vote of four to one.
To ensure the park maintains its historic character, any proposed changes, or repairs other than routine maintenance, will need to go through a review process by the County Historical Landmarks Advisory Committee (HLAC).
The park was originally nominated for Santa Barbara County Historic Landmark status in 2016 by Francesca Galt, one of the many community members who spoke in favor of the designation on Tuesday.
“Rocky Nook Park has a deep and thorough history,” Galt said, “but what is even more remarkable is the deep attachment people have for it … the setting itself looks and feels much as it has for centuries.”
According to the HLAC draft resolution, the park “exemplifies and reflects special elements of the County’s cultural, social, aesthetic, and natural history, and its location … epitomizes the natural resources upon which Indigenous Chumash, Spanish missionaries, and early European settlers depended.”
Long before Rocky Nook contributed to the founding of the Presidio and establishment of the Mission, and before it was settled by George SJ Oliver and Frances Dabney Oliver in 1881 — significant figures in Santa Barbara’s history who largely contributed to the park’s preservation — the Chumash lived in and around the park, caretaking the land, and it has remained a gathering place for the community throughout generations.
The park’s original name, given to it by the Chumash, was “Xana’yan,” which means “Rocky.”
“I come here in peace, for change,” said Ernestine Ygnacio-De Soto, a Barbareño Chumash elder. “I’m listening to all of you, and I’m not polished or educated, just a savage fighting for her land; you can always settle everything by just giving it back, but that’s not possible, yet. But I have to say this landmark is important. I spent my childhood there. My children spent their childhood there.”
Between 2016 and 2019, the County Historical Landmarks Advisory Committee (HLAC) collaborated with members of the public and county departments to create a resolution based on Galt’s nomination, but did not take any further action “after it was clear that there was not support at the supervisory level at the time,” according to HLAC Chair Keith Coffman-Grey.
In April 2022, Coffman-Grey brought the
nomination back in resolution form, and in November, the resolution was adopted by the commission.
But final approval was delayed when County Parks Department and Public Works voiced concern that the designation would interfere with their maintenance or improvement of the park.
“Kind of at the heart of this matter is that Rocky Nook Park is a well-loved and heavily used public park for passive recreation,” said Jeff Lindgren, assistant director of the County Parks Division.
Much discussion and confusion during Tuesday’s board meeting centered on the language of proposed exemptions. The County Public Works and County Parks proposed exemptions for “maintenance, capital improvements, and safety projects.”
Coffman-Grey and some board members worried that “capital improvements” may allow County Parks to modify or make additions without getting approval and consent from HLAC beforehand. However, Lindgren characterized “capital improvements” as projects such as restroom renovations to meet requirements for gender-neutral bathrooms, or the replacement of the playground area. “What we are not talking about is installing pickleball courts,” he said.
First District Supervisor Das Williams put forth the motion to approve the park’s designation as a County Historic Landmark with the proposed resolution language, including exemption of the elements brought up by the Public Works and County Parks department. Third District Supervisor Joan Hartmann was the only “no” vote, saying she agreed with the historic designation but was “unpersuaded in this case by Parks” and thought “that capital improvement really undercuts that designation significantly.”
Second District Supervisor Laura Capps rounded out the discussion, saying that the tension over the resolution’s language “was missing the whole point.”
“I think there’s wide agreement here that we want that designation, which really excites me as a child who spent time in this park in the ’70s. Rocky Nook Park will look the same in 100 years from now, 200 years from now,” Capps said. n
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by Ryan P. Cruz
The long-awaited, long-term plan for revitalizing downtown Santa Barbara has now moved to the preliminary design phase — complete with a catchy new name, Create State — according to the planning team, who provided a progress report to the City Council on Tuesday.
Many of the updates focused on the results of a widespread public outreach campaign, which included more than 100 events and public meetings, including multiple workshops; a media blitz; and a community survey, which city staff said had the highest response rate of any project. The first phase of the project, which looked at the current conditions and took the pulse of what kind of downtown Santa Barbara locals wanted, was “the most important aspect of this project,” according to State Street Master Planner Tess Harris.
As a result of the outreach campaign, nearly 1,500 people attended and participated in the workshops, and more than 5,700 individuals responded to the survey.
Councilmembers commended their efforts in not only meeting with downtown visitors and business owners, but also going further into areas that are often left out of the city processes, including Our Lady of Guadalupe church on the Eastside, Foodland on the Westside, farmers’ markets, and other neighborhood meetings.
Harris noted that the city also made an effort to get input from all age ranges, adding that it was important to make downtown a space for everybody to feel welcome, from ages 8 to 80.
“We thought it was really important that youth had a voice in this initial planning effort, so we reached out to every school in the Santa Barbara Unified School District,” she said. The design team visited Franklin Elementary School, where more than 150 students from grades 5-8 participated.
“I’m really, really impressed with the community outreach,” said Councilmember Alejandra Gutierrez, who recalled that in her time on the council she has never seen such thorough outreach for a city project
“I can attest that you guys actually went to the community and got the feedback,” Gutierrez said, retelling the story of getting
calls from Eastside residents who weren’t accustomed to being asked for their opinions on city matters. “They felt like they were actually seen.”
The work in the first phase was a combined effort between city staff and outside contractors from MIG, a community of designers, planners, and engineers that focuses on urban design with an emphasis on the environment.
Matt Shawaker, urban design director at MIG, broke down the results of the study and surveys, giving the City Council a peek into what the community wanted as the team entered the next “urban design framework” stage. At least one thing was clear from the community survey: People like State Street closed to cars.
According to the survey, 79 percent of participants preferred the street closed to traffic, which shows the shift in how people want to use their downtown spaces, Shawaker said. According to the planners, State Street is in a prime position to have a premier downtown space, with walkable blocks, historic character, and at least 16 paseos that make exploring the downtown area unique, not to mention the weather that allows for events and outdoor activities year-round.
Closing the street to traffic during the pandemic allowed the city to “see what the use of outdoor space could become,” Harris said, “and there was an overwhelmingly positive reaction” in the community. “Perspective has shifted. People want to experience their downtown spaces differently.”
The big question that remains is what to do with the bicycle-pedestrian situation. Over the next few months, as the city takes the input from the community to draft three potential design concepts, there will likely be lots of discussion over how to come to a healthy compromise.
City Staff and MIG will continue with a meeting with the State Street Advisory Committee in February, followed by more community outreach in April. The team expects to have three design concepts around May, and the city should be on track to select a preferred design by August. After that, the city will have a public draft prepared in the fall, and council will be on track to approve a final design early 2024. n
INTERNATIONAL SERIES AT THE GRANADA THEATRE
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For more than a half century, renowned American conductor Dennis Russell Davies has conducted many of the world’s finest orchestras and opera companies and is widely considered one of the most innovative and adventurous conductors in the classical music world. In 2018, Maestro Davies became the Artistic Director & Chief Conductor of the Filharmonie Brno, an orchestra with roots that go back to the 1870s, when then-young composer Leoš Janáček endeavored to establish a Czech symphony orchestra in Brno (the traditional capital of Moravia), now the second largest city in the Czech Republic after Prague. The present orchestra was created in 1956 and has been among the leading Czech orchestras in both size and importance, where the programing of works by Janáček has always been at the core of the orchestra’s repertory. Appropriately, Maestro Davies’s stimulating CAMA concert will feature an outstanding All‑Czech Program of works by three of the greatest Czech composers: Janáček, Dvořák, and Martinů.
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Library’s Upper Level Reopens
The library had closed its doors last summer when it began the three simultaneous projects, which include construction of a new accessible elevator, a modernized staff space on the lower level, and a $5.4 million renovation of the library plaza. In September, the excavation process had progressed to where the library reopened its lobby for limited browsing and pickup service. Then by November, it had expanded its hours and opened an even larger section of the main lobby, including the lower-level Children’s Library.
Now visitors will be able to access part of the upper level, with the nonfiction, graphic novels, and young adult collections. The microfilm machine and local history archives will be available, though a significant portion of the microfilm collection is being digitized and will remain unavailable. There will be six public computers for library cardholders, and the public will once again be able to print using the library computers or personal devices using the free Wi-Fi.
In addition to the computer space, the library announced there will be extra seating and tables on the upper level, and visitors could still use the Faulkner Gallery as study space as long as there were no scheduled events.
On the main level, the adult fiction and world language collections are still unavailable, according to the library’s website, but there are curated genre displays, and staff “may be able to retrieve” items upon request.
Construction is expected to be complete in fall 2023. To sign up for library programs and services, or to view updated hours, visit SBPLibrary.org. Ryan P. Cruz
NEAR STEARNS WHARF
use of a firearm causing death and is alleged to be the individual who fired the weapon that killed Gutierrez.
Jauregui-Moreno and Miranda are charged with murder, also with special allegations of committing the murder for the benefit of a criminal street gang, conspiracy to commit murder, criminal street gang conspiracy, and “principal use of a handgun” which is a charge for individuals who were with another person who used a weapon in a crime.
Rosborough is charged with conspiracy to commit murder, criminal street gang conspiracy, and accessory after the fact, with the special allegation of committing the crime for the benefit of a criminal street gang.
According to the documents, the group allegedly unlawfully conspired together, “and with another person and persons whose identity is unknown,” to commit the murder for the express benefit of a Westside Santa Barbara gang, “with the specific intent to promote, or further, or assist in criminal conduct by gang members.” The District Attorney will also seek all applicable “aggravating factors,” as the crime showed a “high degree of cruelty, viciousness, or callousness,” a particularly vulnerable victim, and violence that “indicates a serious danger to society.”
The four defendants appeared in Santa Barbara Superior Court Tuesday morning, January 23. Jauregui-Moreno will return on February 1 for appointment of counsel, and Miranda will appear for a bail hearing on the same date. The other two defendants continued their arraignments to February 17.
Gutierrez’s family has set up a GoFundMe page to help with some of the financial burden.
“This tragedy has come as a shock to all of us, and the grief and sorrow from the loss of Robert is incomprehensible for the Gutierrez family,” the family wrote on the website. “Robert was our friend, and he was the rock that his entire family leaned on. His love for his family shone so bright, and he was one of the kindest people any of us will be privileged to know. Robert was funny, charming, and his warmth radiated whenever he was in the room. We will miss him more than we can express.”
Gutierrez worked in assisted living and memory care, most recently serving as the Executive Director at Clearwater Living at Glendora. According to a biography on the website of his previous employer, Aasta Assisted Living of Camarillo, Gutierrez worked in healthcare for the past decade, and said he was inspired to work in assisted living by his grandmother.
“As a young child, I was influenced by my grandmother who tirelessly cleaned patient rooms in a convalescent home,” Gutierrez is quoted as saying in the biography. “My grandmother taught me to serve others with dignity and respect no matter their background or title.”
In addition to his career in assisted living, family and friends said he was often volunteering at Padre Serra Catholic Church, helping coach a youth soccer team, and spending time with his wife, Gerallie, and their two daughters, Ariana and Carisa.
Funeral services are planned for 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24, at Padre Serra Parish in Camarillo, followed by a burial at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park and a celebration of life at the parish center.
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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
by Jean Yamamura
The housing issue is so great that even Santa Barbara County staff were calling the housing hotline asking for help when the pandemic’s eviction moratorium ended in March 2022. That is what Dinah Lockhart, the county’s retiring deputy director of housing and community development, told the county supervisors on Tuesday, as part of the county housing division’s report on ending homelessness.
The two-pronged plans are government programs that have actually worked, to some extent: The homeless Encampment Resolution Strategy decreased the number of camps along the highways and in towns, and Community Action Plan placed the regulars on State Street panhandling or offering friendly “I like your smile” comments in housing.
The encampments program outlines the difficulties in a nutshell: 961 individual camps were identified across the county, 380 of them were assessed, and 154 of them are considered “resolved,” meaning the people living in them either accepted shelter (15 percent temporary; 4 percent permanent) or moved on to another camp. Without existing housing for the campers to move to, the program could do little more than clean up the camps, work on referrals, and build trust, though calls for police and fire services decreased 13 percent over the two-year program period. To continue the effort and add a coordinator, the county is applying for a $6 million grant from the state’s Encampment Resolution Fund, with an emphasis on camps near waterways and highways.
But for every success, two more people went without housing. The report notes 439 new units and long-term rental subsidies were secured in 2022, 140 beds in temporary housing achieved, and 436 people rapidly rehoused all with services to support and keep people in their new homes. They represent roughly one-third of the need, however, and the homeless included 87 percent more children who needed services in 2022 compared to 2019.
Kimberlee Albers, who manages homeless assistance for the county, said that families with children represented about 20-22 percent of the homeless population, adding that they’d seen an increase recently in preschoolers who were homeless. One of the four tiny-home villages proposed by nonprofit DignityMoves might include family units, Albers said, and a couple of permanent housing projects had two- and three-bedroom units for families.
DignityMoves has housed 35 formerly
homeless people in Santa Barbara and has plans to put up 300 more of its tiny homes at four county-owned sites in Santa Maria, Noleta, and Lompoc. They are interim structures that are necessary to reduce migrations to and from encampments and steer homeless people toward indoor shelter. Also being finished in 2023 are the Buena Tierra project in Goleta, formerly the Super 8 motel, and Vera Cruz Village on Cota Street; together they will add 87 permanent homes, and another 234 are in the pipeline.
More than a dozen funding sources contributed to the housing and the services, including California’s Homekey program, the American Recue Plan Act, and the state’s Emergency Solutions Grant for coronavirus, totaling $88.9 million since February 2021. Albers said the federal House America project spurred goals for more housing, as well as better data collection. The greater amount of information collected in efforts like the Point-in-Time count revealed the startling increase in unhoused children from 399 to 746 between 2019 and 2022. Albers said this was largely because the state Department of Social Services had begun using the homeless management system the county also used. “We had 379 more children because of a more complete data picture,” she said, “but it allows us to make better-informed decisions regarding minors experiencing homelessness.”
As part of the 18-month progress report, Albers told the story of a wheelchair-bound man who’d lived on the streets since 2010, “looking for his next high and a safe place to sleep,” she recounted. Since August, when he received a housing voucher under the emergency program, he’d lived in senior housing with a myriad of supportive services, including in-home weekly therapy.
“A few months ago, he made the choice to start medically assisted treatment,” she said.
The man reunited with some of his family, and his health improved to the point “that the wheelchair that bound him for so long is no longer a part of his life.” n
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Opioid Crisis Hits Youth
Deaths Double Among Teens and Young Adults
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by Callie Fausey
Enrollment at UC Santa Barbara has been increasing and student housing has been slow to keep up. The delays in moving forward on UCSB’s Munger Hall project had many University of California Regents expressing their frustration with the slow-going housing developments on UCSB’s campus during their January 18 board meeting.
by Ryan P. Cruz
As the opioid epidemic grows each year, the number of young people using, overdosing, and dying continues to increase at an alarming rate, exacerbated even further by the prevalence of fentanyl a synthetic opioid that can be 50 to 100 times more potent than heroin or morphine.
Around 20 years ago, overdoses were the 10th leading cause of death among children and adolescents. Now, it is the third, behind car accidents and guns.
On January 19, the Santa Barbara County Education Office held an Education Spotlight webinar to highlight the effects of the opioid epidemic locally and to offer insight on how to talk to young people about the dangers of the drugs that are becoming more easily available.
“Over the past few years, we have seen an increase in the number of young people who are overdosing and dying due to opioid poisoning and overdose,” said Melissa Wilkins, division chief of alcohol and drug programs at the Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness.
And this increase from even five years ago is due to fentanyl, which has become the leading cause of opioid overdoses by a disturbing margin. In Santa Barbara County, there were seven opioid deaths among teenagers ages 15-19 in 2021, and 11 deaths among young adults ages 20-24 (more than doubling the previous year’s numbers). Every one of those deaths was caused by fentanyl.
Fentanyl has been used in medical settings since the 1960s, when it was first developed as an alternative to morphine. However, fentanyl began being manufactured illegally in 2006 on a widespread level. That illegally manufactured fentanyl is either mixed into other drugs like cocaine, methamphetamine, or heroin or pressed into pills that appear like other medications Xanax, OxyContin, Percocet or even into multicolored “rainbow” pills that appear like candy or other party drugs.
“So what’s happening around young people adolescents as well as adults is individuals are seeking out what they think is prescription medication, or they’re getting a
pill from a friend or a friend of a friend, and it looks like a pill that would be prescribed by a doctor,” Wilkins said. “But when they’re using it, in fact, it’s not what they think it is, and it’s either laced with fentanyl or sometimes pure fentanyl.”
“I have had to detox or do medical withdrawal for more kids in the last two years than in the previous 16 years prior,” said Dr. Carrick Adam, a pediatrician and Medical Director at the Santa Barbara County Juvenile Justice Center. “Adolescents’ brains are still developing,” Adam said. “And when you use substances that affect the brain, it actually changes the trajectory of your brain development.”
Adam said that youth from ages 10 through their teenage years are hardwired to trying new things. In regular settings, it can encourage them to expand their boundaries and try new skills that are important to developing healthy adult brains. The danger, though, is that when a young person uses drugs, their brains supply a highly abnormal amount of dopamine (as much as 1,000 times the normal levels with hard drugs) and can lead to substance use disorders.
Principal Shanda Herrera of Pioneer Valley High School in Santa Maria the county’s largest high school with more than 3,200 students said that the prevalence of social media has changed the way drugs are perceived and made them readily available in the palm of every student’s hand.
“Teenagers are naturally curious about life, about alcohol, about drugs, and the things that they learn, in many cases, it’s from social media,” Herrera said, “which has a way of glamorizing and normalizing drug use.”
Residents of Santa Barbara County can get their own doses of naloxone sent to their address for free through the Santa Barbara Opioid Safety Coalition, and the County Education Office has a list of other available resources, including the nationwide “One Pill Can Kill” and local “Fentanyl is Forever S.B.” campaigns with more info on the opioid crisis.
“There is hope,” Wilkins said. “We have a lot of great resources throughout the county.” n
UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang began his presentation on UCSB’s campus overview with an extensive report on the university’s history, detailing how much effort they have put into increasing their applicant pool, student diversity, and student success in the time since he became chancellor almost 30 years ago. He outlined multiple programs, fundraising initiatives, and goals to continue to increase diversity among students, faculty, and staff, as well as support student success, before moving on to the looming issue of housing.
“As UC Santa Barbara looks to the future, and meeting the needs associated with the recent enrollment growth outlined in our Long-Range Development Plan, affordable student housing is a priority for the campus,” Yang said, referring to the 2010 agreement between UCSB, Santa Barbara County, and the City of Goleta that outlined requirements for the campus to cap student enrollment at 25,000 and provide 5,000 additional housing units by 2025.
In the past two years, both the county and Goleta have sued the university for not meeting its housing requirements in a timely manner.
“The proposed Munger Hall project design could be an important step on this front,” Yang continued. “Its construction would help reduce density in the neighboring community in Isla Vista and would provide additional on-campus options for UC Santa Barbara students at a cost lower than current off-campus alternatives.”
Munger Hall proposed by billionaire Charlie Munger, who offered $250 million for the residence hall’s development in exchange for the right to design it was initially planned as an 11-story, 4,500-bed, mostly windowless dorm hall. In response to community uproar and national scorn and ridicule, however, the campus agreed to reduce it to nine stories and 3,500 student beds. UCSB and the Munger Hall project team are currently working to accommodate multiple design recommendations, including those put forth in a recent Faculty Senate report that concluded the dorm posed a likely health and safety risk to its inhabitants even in its current scaled-down design.
Recent redesign recommendations include reducing the mass and population
density of the building further; introducing more ventilation into the building, especially in shared kitchen areas; and adding more operable windows, according to Nathan Brostrom, UC Office of the President’s executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Brostrom said that they hope to be able to present a new design to the regents by “possibly as early as this summer,” which will most likely require an added addendum to the long-awaited Environmental Impact Report for the dorm hall.
“Why does it have to wait till summer?” asked UC Regent Richard Sherman. “It’s just very frustrating. I remember sitting with the donor, I don’t know, four years ago.”
In response, Yang explained that the consultation process for the hall has been long and elaborate, and they just have to “take time” to hear all opinions and build consensus around the complicated project.
Still, Sherman’s comments were repeated and expanded on by many other members of the board. Even Regent Lark Park, who spoke highly of the project, commented that the process should be more expedient.
UC Regent Hadi Makarechian brought up how Munger himself recently turned 99 years old, adding that with the little time the donor has left, “he’s really adamant about getting this project approved and under construction as soon as possible.”
Even with UCSB’s other, recent residential developments including two recent purchases of housing complexes in Isla Vista to provide around 2,500 additional beds for students and plans to add more faculty and staff housing along Ocean Road the university is expected to nail down a timeline for the approval and construction of Munger Hall with a sense of urgency.
“We’re getting sued by the county, we don’t have enough housing, we have to have the housing there, and so we need to move as fast as we can,” said Board Chair Rich Leib, a UCSB alum. “I know there’s a lot of consensus and a lot of consultation and listening, but at a certain point, we have to move it forward.”
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UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang at last week’s UC Regents board meeting
No Farms to Condos, Says Goleta
by Jean Yamamura
“As a farmer, the best thing you can raise is condos,” said Stuart Kasdin, riffing on the truism about the value of land in the Golden State. Kasdin is a councilmember for the City of Goleta, which just sent its revised Housing Element report to the state, well ahead of the February 15 deadline. But as a small city on the coast surrounded by the County of Santa Barbara, it’s waging another battle to save nearby agricultural lands and open spaces.
Housing element documents are how cities and counties let the State of California know how they intend to comply with the laws to zone for more housing. To get there, Goleta looked at all its existing zoning within the city and based its Housing Element on parcels already zoned for additional housing, infill parcels, commercial areas that could hold mixed-use projects, and everywhere that could have accessory dwelling units (granny flats), said Councilmember Kyle Richards.
But at the county’s first housing element workshop last November, Goleta officials were alarmed to see Glen Annie Golf Club and agricultural areas between Patterson Avenue and Ward Drive marked for development. All are immediately adjacent to the city but under county jurisdiction. Goleta put its concerns into a letter on January 13 and asked for the method the county used to conclude that the existing zoning could not accommodate the state housing allocation.
Richards pointed out that the parcels of concern were “landlocked” — “You’d have to go through Goleta to access
them,” he said, and impacts were inevitable. “To be fair,” he added, “[the county has] a lot more ag than we have.”
Under an earlier, pro-growth City Council, Goleta had applied to the Local Area Formation Commission (LAFCO) to add Glen Annie and the Patterson farm fields to its sphere of influence. “At the time, LAFCO said no,” Kasdin said, outlining that LAFCO was opposed to sprawl and the conversion of agriculture to housing. “The county is now proposing the same thing they objected to then,” he said.
The county assigned 1,500 units of housing for Glen Annie, and 2,600 to the ag parcels. Though Glen Annie’s 95 acres are above two schools and El Encanto Heights, both councilmembers thought the backups on Highway 101 a long block away were a significant negative.
Kasdin also took issue with the county’s assertion that land in Montecito and Hope Ranch was expensive and that creating affordable housing there would be too hard. The state housing mandate was not just for affordable homes, Kasdin added, and includes above-moderate-income homes.
The county supervisors, naturally, had a different take on parcels in the wealthy suburbs. Gregg Hart, now an assemblymember, represented Hope Ranch on the County Board of Supervisors most recently. He said the county would have a credibility problem if it tried to persuade the state that a $5 million estate home was likely to be torn down in favor of a four-story apartment building.
Supervisor Das Williams, whose district includes Montecito, had a similar view on what the state would accept, but
also said that the unincorporated county had few commercial sites to consider for a mixed-use designation. However, Williams said he thought the Upper Village on San Ysidro Road was a commercial area with possibilities as it was “close to services and Montecito Union School.”
Although County Planning Director Lisa Plowman indicated her staff were “crazy busy” finalizing the first draft of their Housing Element, Supervisor Laura Capps, who now holds Hart’s seat, had some collaborative words for Goleta: “We share their concerns,” she said, adding that County Planning was talking with the owners of the Magnolia Shopping Center — a spot on Kasdin’s short list of possible alternatives to zoning agricultural lands for development. “I’m happy to say that Magnolia is now on the list,” Capps said.
The wolf at the door, of course, is water. The water purveyor for much of the areas under discussion is the Goleta Water District, which has a water moratorium in place. According to David Matson, assistant general manager for the district, only existing customers may receive water and only up to their historic usage amount. But, with the positive rainfall so far this year, it’s likely the groundwater basin buffer will be met by the fall, which would allow the district to make one percent — or up to 150 acre-feet — available to new customers. n
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City Files Housing Element, Confronts County on Potential Rezone of Ag Lands
Goleta councilmembers Stuart Kasdin (left) and Kyle Richards at the vote to send the Housing Element to the state on January 17
A Serious Matter
Continued education and understanding of cultural groups are needed across our community. Last month, anti-Semitic flyers were dispersed across the Mesa on the first day of Hanukkah. This was a coordinated effort that occurred in the 2nd District that Laura Capps represents and is compounded by the horrific displays of anti-Semitism across the country. Like many, we were disheartened, frustrated, and ready to support our community members. Thank you to the courageous leadership of the Jewish community, in particular Dan Meisel, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League Santa Barbara TriCounties, for helping us all find ways to do better.
In the vein of education and understanding, supervisors Laura Capps and Joan Hartmann have collaborated on a resolution in advance of this week’s Holocaust Memorial Day on Friday, January 27. The resolution honors the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. Within the resolution, we remind our community about the history, facts, and devastation of the Holocaust; the state-sponsored, systemic persecution; and the annihilation of European Jewish peoples by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945. The victims of this devastation included six million Jewish people, including children. Additional victims of the Holocaust included Ashkenazy and Sephardic Jewish communities, Roma peoples, people with disabilities, Polish peoples, LGBTQ+ individuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Soviet prisoners of war, political dissidents, journalists, and judges. All of these groups suffered grievous oppression and death under Nazi tyranny.
When anti-Semitic flyers are dispersed, we take them seriously. When continued hate incidents occur in our schools, we take them seriously. Our community will not be defined by the actions of a few. Rather we are a community defined by our stance against anti-Semitism, hatred, and violent acts against all of our vibrant communities. Our offices will continue to support and collaborate with our cultural communities with education, understanding, and inclusion. We challenge our community members to take a stand, reach out in support and work together to build a region where all can thrive.
—Supervisors Laura Capps, 2nd District, and Joan Hartmann, 3rd District
I assume that every car on the road is out to kill me. This is what runs through my head every day when I commute to work on my bike. It is not the most pleasant way to start my day, but it keeps me alert and cautious when riding my bike on roads shared with cars.
I have ridden the three-quarter-mile stretch of Modoc that parallel the proposed Modoc MultiUse Path more than 2,400 times in my commutes (thank you, Strava, for keeping count). A little over five years ago, I was struck by a car making a left turn onto Modoc from Via Zorro. I was coming down Modoc, in the bike lane, wearing a helmet and bright cycling kit. I even raised my right hand and waved at the driver, who was looking directly at me through his window. He then looked right and pulled out into the bike lane, striking me. I went across the hood and thankfully landed on the other side of his car without injury. He was shaken and explained that he could not see me because of the sun glare on his window.
I get it. But this all could have been avoided. He could have rolled down his window to get a clearer view, or I could have been riding on a dedicated bike path, the Modoc Multi-Use Path. Not everyone who gets hit by a car will be as lucky as me. Please support the Modoc Multi-Use Path.
—Martin Robertson, S.B.
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¶ It is San Ysidro Creek that follows El Bosque Road, not Sycamore Creek, as was mistakenly stated in last week’s story “Did Steel Nets Help Montecito?” Also, we correct the spelling of Larry Gurrola’s name.
¶ The cover story on Joyce DiDonato should have indicated that only Music Academy Sing! was to appear in the show.
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Prime for Development?
Nearly 150 Acres of Prime Agricultural Land in Lompoc Is at Risk
BY NADIA ABUSHANAB
In 1999, the City of Lompoc attempted to annex and develop 270 acres of prime agricultural land along Bailey Avenue. Environmental activists fought against the annexation at the time and won. The Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) the county’s decision-making body tasked with hearing these requests denied the City of Lompoc’s request in favor of protecting prime agricultural land.
Now, more than 20 years later, Lompoc is trying its luck once again. Lompoc has requested that 148.3 acres of prime agricultural land along Bailey Avenue be brought into its urban Sphere of Influence, a preliminary step toward the goal of eventually annexing and developing the area.
There is no question that the county is in desperate need of more housing. With virtually no vacant units along the South Coast, skyrocketing rents, overcrowding, and habitability issues, it is clear that more housing needs to be built to meet the needs of the community. However, decision makers need to be strategic about what type of housing is built and where. Housing does not need to be built away from employment centers at the expense of some of the most productive prime agricultural parcels in the county.
In Santa Barbara County, the majority of our carbon emissions can be attributed to vehicle miles traveled (VMTs) from people commuting from their homes to their jobs and back again. This is due to the jobs-housing imbalance: There are more jobs and less housing in South County, and in North County there are fewer employment opportunities but more options for housing. This imbalance leads to a host of other problems in addition to increased emissions: When the recent storms closed highways 101 and 154, many businesses had to put their workers up in hotels because people could not drive back to their homes. Once the storm had passed and the skies were sunny and clear, the roads were still closed. Many businesses and schools had no choice but to keep their doors closed because their employees could not make their usual daily commute to work.
New housing on Bailey Avenue just outside of Lompoc would do very little to reduce VMTs in the county or lessen the jobs-housing imbalance. In fact, it would
likely only exacerbate the problem by building more housing away from most employment opportunities.
For housing justice advocates in Santa Barbara County, the issue is more complicated than simply encouraging housing development on every empty parcel within the county. For environmental justice advocates, it is more complicated than opposing all development on open space. There are some environmental concessions that will need to be made to provide the housing necessary to sustain our local workforce. However, when considering possible sites to develop for housing, prime agricultural land does not need to be on the table.
Priority for development should go to the undeveloped vacant parcels within Lompoc. There are plenty of opportunities for infill housing projects that could meet the city’s current housing needs without expanding the city limits. There are parcels that are close to existing services: transit centers, grocery stores, hospitals, schools, and job centers.
Building closer to existing activity hubs not only can help reduce vehicle miles traveled, but also can result in denser, more affordable housing.
The Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Act, the governing law of LAFCO, explicitly directs the decision makers to prevent urban sprawl, encourage orderly growth, and preserve and protect prime agricultural lands. Please join Santa Barbara County Action Network (SBCAN), the Environmental Defense Center (EDC), agriculturalists, and environmentalists in urging LAFCO to uphold its duty to protect prime agricultural parcels and deny Lompoc’s request.
Written public comments can be submitted via email before Tuesday, January 31, at 5 p.m. to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
The meeting will be on Thursday, February 2, at 1 p.m. via Zoom and in the Santa Maria Board of Supervisors Hearing room (511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Ste. 141). The Zoom link and agenda will be posted at this link closer to the meeting date: sblafco.org/meetings
Abushanab is the advocacy and events director for the Santa Barbara County Action Network (SBCAN), which partners with the Independent through the Mickey Flacks Journalism Fund on environmental and social justice issues.
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While Santa Barbara County needs more housing, better locations than prime agricultural land on Bailey Avenue near Lompoc could be found.
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Anthony Cunningham is remembered as a legendary figure in Santa Barbara, one who was deeply rooted in the AfricanAmerican community. He was born in Santa Barbara on January 19, 1955, to Mabel and Sam Cunningham Sr. His sudden passing has taken away a community voice of wisdom and understanding, a voice that his friends and family respected and loved. He was a family man with his wife, Melinda; children Anthony Lewis (Shakari), Natasha, Maryeia, Cheroke, Elijah, and Kianna; and grandchildren Judah, Solomon, and Kace. He was the younger brother of the late Sam Cunningham Jr. and is survived by two younger brothers, Bruce Cunningham and Randall Cunningham.
AC, as he was affectionately called, was nurtured and educated on the Eastside. He grew up as a strong-willed young man and was not afraid to speak up for himself or for others who were being mistreated. AC was a father figure to young men and women he believed needed his support and guidance the most. He would give the shirt off his back for others. He made sacrifices to help his family as a son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather. He was an exceptional family man who knew how to make his family feel appreciated and loved. When times were hard, he would find a way to make a birthday or celebration special. He also understood the value of animals, and he loved caring for his pets.
He was also “old school S.B.” to the core. This means he was a part of a crew of Eastside neighborhood kids who benefited from a camaraderie born at Franklin School through the leadership of its legendary 6th-grade teacher Bill Van Schaik. Forever known as Van, the educator provided memorable recreational activities and outdoor adventures for AC and his friends that were life-changing. Van promoted fairness and equality in everything he offered the kids he loved and worked with. AC benefited from the after-school sports and outdoor activities that were a unique cultural experience, infused with bold responsibilities and firm discipline. It was an experience that AC could always refer to when the topic of enriching the lives of youth was being discussed. More importantly, the extra-curricular exposure provided a level of confidence rarely seen in young boys today and a level of accountability for their actions and behaviors. There was a pecking order AC emerged from based on the “It takes a village” concept that was always in practice. The outcome promoted the idea of sharing knowledge with younger kids so they would not make poor decisions. It was about being honest and real with people so that the truth was always on the table. AC called it his “S.B. roots.”
Strong parenting and true community mentorship gave AC an upbringing that seeded his no-nonsense approach to life. But life for AC was like a doubleedged sword. From a young age, he had an expanded view of the world that was often misunderstood by the public because of his last name. He was judged and surrounded by certain expectations because he possessed the talent and tenacity to be a professional football player in the NFL. Instead, he made a conscious decision to stay home and care for his aging parents. He made a huge sacrifice for his family. But
he also did not want to follow the silent rules AfricanAmerican players had to obey in order to be considered elite athletes. On the contrary, he was outspoken and critical of college- and professional-level players who displayed racist behaviors.
Growing up in Santa Barbara with Chicano and Anglo neighbors gave AC the diverse upbringing and experience to know people should be treated with equality. AC personally demonstrated his beliefs through his faith. He embraced the Rastafarian belief that the Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie represented 2,000 years of Christianity. In the 1980s, AC celebrated his faith as a percussionist with Santa Barbara’s top Reggae band, Jah Bone. He was an untrained musician but quickly built a reputation as a solid Nyabinghi drummer.
AC loved Santa Barbara. He was determined to live and raise his family in the town that raised him. He would cringe with frustration when remembering the days when Santa Barbara schools and neighborhoods were vibrant with talented Black kids and strong families. Some people would avoid AC, because he was unafraid to speak his mind when it came to social and political issues affecting his hometown; he would talk loudly of how low- to moderate-income Black and Chicano families were priced out of Santa Barbara by an inflated real estate market. But his tight inner circle knew him as a man of principle. He was committed to maintaining an identity in Santa Barbara, so that people would not forget that African Americans helped to modernize the town during the 20th century.
AC graduated from Santa Barbara Junior High and Santa Barbara High School. He attended and excelled in football at Santa Barbara City College and Boise State University. His dreadlocks, bearded face, and big body could easily intimidate you, but he was a modest and private person. If you were fortunate enough to be a part of his world, you were privileged to feel his love and positive energy as he shared his values and ideas. But at the same time, he would remind you that he had expectations of you because the love he had in his heart was genuine and real.
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Ida Mae Hurt
6/28/1923 - 12/16/2022
1986. The two retired around the same time and traveled the country in their Dolphin motor home. Ready for a change, they moved to Eugene, Oregon for several years until his death in 2002.
Donations in memory of Ida may be made to: ASAP Cats (https://asapcats.org/) or Unitarian Universalist Association (www.uua.org).
Ida Mae Hurt, who graced the lives of her family and friends for nearly 99.5 years, passed away on December 16th, 2022, in the room she loved and with her beloved cat, Monroe, nearby. Ida was a delightful person who cared deeply for her family and community, knew joy in living and longed for peace on Earth for all.
Born on June 28th, 1923 in Canonsburg, PA, Ida was a happy, active child who taught herself to read before entering 1st grade and loved school.
When Ida was 19 and sister, Lois, was 15 the family moved to California. A family friend, Earle, helped the family move. Soon thereafter, Ida married Earle. They had 2 daughters, Janey and Nancy. Earle died in a racecar accident in 1948.
During WWII, Ida and her dad got jobs at Lockheed. Later she worked a clerical job at the Health Department, until, following her passion for education, she found her way to college. She earned a bachelor’s degree, a teaching credential and, eventually, a master’s degree in early childhood education. She taught elementary school for over 30 years. She spent the last 12 years teaching kindergarten. In her own words, “I found it perfect for my talents and personality” and “I taught kindergarten joyfully, with much singing, dancing and creative dramatics.”
Ida found the humanitarian ideology, social activism and allinclusive spiritual and religious values of the Unitarian church, resonated with her values and beliefs. She joined the Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, aka “The Onion” and was an active member for many years. She led the religious education program and traveled with the choir, “The Onionaires”, to Japan, where they performed in Buddhist temples and other places. She once wrote, “I found singing with the Onionaires to be one of the most joyful events of my life.”
Ida was a fun and energetic grandma who spent countless days with her granddaughters, taking them on outings all around the LA area to plays, museums, fairs and most notably, amusement parks, where she loved the rides too, especially roller coasters.
Ida married Chuck Hurt in
Ida returned to her old San Fernando Valley stomping grounds and reconnected with her UU church. She facilitated the Onion’s Conscious Aging program. She also met Ron Main, who was understandably “smitten” with Ida and became her devoted companion for several years.
Fulfilling her wish to someday live near the ocean and closer to family, Ida moved to Santa Barbara in 2017. It was now her turn to be taken on fun outings and there were many: lunches on State St., Solstice parades, picnics at Alice Keck Park and even a beach wheelchair ride. Always up for an adventure and time with family, she would often exclaim, “This is the nicest thing that could have happened to me today!”
Ida loved playing games, discussing politics, and sing-alongs. She loved cats, music, and the words “Joy” and “Grace.” She was quick to laugh at silly jokes and to make witty remarks. When addressed as “Ida Mae Hurt” she would often reply, “then again she may not!” She wrote delightfully descriptive letters and emails recounting her life experiences. She was honest and sincere in expressing her likes and dislikes. Above all, she deeply appreciated and valued the people in her life and took every opportunity to say “thank you”.
Ida was preceded in death by her sister, Lois Rizkowsky, in August 2022.
She is survived by her daughters, Janey (Walt) Hillemann and Nancy (Christine Roux) Sierra; granddaughters Erica (Tom) Victor-Fefer, Desiree (Jason) Valdry and Coralie (Chris) Wick; great-grandchildren Mya Alexander, Ava Alexander, Gavin Victor, Amber Wick and Nathan Wick; and great-great granddaughter, Naiomi Joy Alexander.
She is also survived by stepdaughter Nancy (Benny) Canady and stepson, John (Kristiane) Hurt: nieces Candy Rizkowsky, Judy Cooper and nephew, Larry Rizkowsky along with many cousins and treasured friends.
Last, but not least, she is survived by her beautiful cat, Monroe.
Ida’s family wishes to thank Chile, Fred, Richard and Sue at the Tree of Life for their devoted care of Ida and to Nadia and Wendy at Villa Santa Barbara for their care and friendship.
A celebration of life will be held in June 2023, near the time of her 100th birthday. For information please email: jhillemann@ yahoo.com.
4/21/1937 - 12/5/2022
bodily release on 01-1123, due to complications from a pneumonia diagnosed on 12-1922, after decades of fibromyalgia and then sciatica pain that never dimmed her bright spirit, cheerful good humor, and deep empathy for fellow sentient beings—and delight in classic films and great music.
and after moving to Santa Barbara County in 1980 as a divorced mother of 3-year-old Gabrielle Krista, she soon began working at Devereux, California’s “premier provider of programs and services for adults living with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences.” In 1986 she enjoyed two months in India at the ashram of her spiritual master Meher Baba. Laura significantly contributed to Santa Barbara when (circa 1990) she single-handedly created the first rehabilitation program for female inmates in the county’s correctional system to have better life-choices after release—and then Laura was chosen by grateful county officials to fill the prime position, earning superb evaluations. Illness cut this assignment short, and next she sold to catalogues healing light-boxes (fullspectrum) for the business run by her second husband, Ken Ceder.
In her heart, she sings!
Molly Margret Mendez Jewell passed away on December 5, 2022 in Montrose, Colorado. She is survived by her brother Jimmy Mendez, Tim (son) and Jane Jewell, Brent (son) and Carolyn Jewell and her grandchildren Samantha Jewell, Dylan Jewell, Emily Jewell, Olivia Jewell and Sierra Jewell.
Molly was preceded in death by her father Joe Mendez, her mother Margret Mendez, her sister Carol Jensen, her brother Pepe Mendez and her son Christopher Jewell.
Molly was born in Antioch, California April 21, 1937. She grew up in the small rural agricultural town of Brentwood, California.
Molly traveled to San Francisco to attend college where she graduated with a degree in music. It was in college where she met her husband Robert Jewell whom she was married to for 23 years. Molly lived in the same home in Goleta, California where she raised her 3 boys for 57 years up to the time she moved to Montrose, Colorado.
Molly was very active with her faith and Saint Rafael’s Catholic Church in Goleta, California.
Molly was a Eucharistic Minister for her church and she taught music, voice lessons, piano lessons and cantered mass at the church.
Molly was also a Eucharistic Minister for the local jail which she enjoyed very much. Molly loved to swim laps at any pool she could, she loved walks on the beach and volunteering her time at the orphanages in Tijuana, Mexico.
A celebration of life will take place in Molly’s home town of Brentwood, California in May. In lieu of flowers, please consider lighting a candle and remember all good things you are thankful for in your life
Laura is (tearfully) survived by husband Timothy; daughter Gabrielle Holmberg and grandchildren Diva Moon, Asher and Aaria of Sedona, AZ; and three younger sisters Elaine (Dany), Marilyn and Rachel.
Laura’s transition to Divine Spirit occurred at Verde Valley Med Center’s ICU in Cottonwood, AZ, not far from the lovely Clarkdale home near the Verde River (below Mingus Mountain) that she and Timothy joyfully settled into just six months earlier. Her ICU room during the last two weeks became a sacred space filled with the kindness, prayers and meditations of everyone near and far who loved Laura. Her generous decision decades ago to donate organs provided two persons life-saving kidneys.
Laura entered this world July 26, 1953, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, first of five children born to Mary Nachuk (of direct Ukrainian ancestry) and Marvin Holmberg (of Swedish-ScottishIrish descent), who began a long engineering career at Detroit’s Ford Motors. Young Laura’s passion for music of all genres and her clear, gentle voice made her the star performer in high school plays and musicals like West Side Story. At 17, she performed the ultra-demanding role of Helen Keller during the summer theater program at prestigious Cranbrook Academy of Arts in Bloomfield Hills, MI.
At Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti (where she met her lifelong soul-sister friends Elly and Karen), Laura shifted her vocation to special education—
When in September 1994 Laura met Timothy Conway (a longtime spiritual teacher-author in S.Barbara), love at first sight and shared interests on so many levels led to a quick engagement, a December 1995 wedding, and a honeymoon in India and Hawaii. Over the years, they adopted three cats and moved in 2008 from Timothy’s mesa condo to their San Roque area “vista house” with abounding birds, deer, and other wildlife. A major change of scenery and climate came with the couple’s move with little cat Evie in mid-2016 to Peoria’s Vistancia community in the Sonoran Desert of AZ (Phoenix Metro area’s NW fringe) to be near Laura’s aged father, daughter Gabrielle and three grandchildren, and friend Elly.
Now, after moving with Timothy to the higher, cooler environs of central AZ, this beautiful soul has departed far higher into the profoundly subtle, more glorious heavenly spheres of the Divine Beloved.
Always in our hearts, Laura’s dearest wish would be that we “love God and love one another as thy Self,” extend care to the most vulnerable in our midst, go plantbased vegan, and vote for progressive candidates to heal various injustices that afflict our society.
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Laura Conway 7/26/1953 - 1/11/2023
Ageless beauty Laura Lee Holmberg Conway, former 36-year Santa Barbara resident and for 28 years beloved wife of Timothy Conway, peacefully attained
Vincent Joseph Bertuzzi
1/29/1968 - 12/12/2022
willing to help out. He worked hard and played hard, and he lived for the good times. We have many memories to keep us smiling.
Vince was preceded in death by his father, Mario G. Bertuzzi, his brother Joseph A. Bertuzzi, and his step-father, Robert A. Montgomery. He is survived by his mother, Mildred E. Bertuzzi, his 5 brothers and sisters, Reno (Kristy), Perry, Teresa, Bruno & Gina (Brian), as well as his many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mooberry 8/2/1930 - 1/19/2023
(Manchester England) and Michele Trichler (Alexandria VA).
A devoted disciple of Jesus Christ, Joyce epitomized her favorite scripture “Love one another; as I have loved you.” John 13:34. A memorial service will be held on Friday, 3 February, at 11 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 478 Cambridge Avenue, Goleta.
It is with much love and tremendous sorrow that we mourn the passing of Vincent Joseph Bertuzzi on Monday, December 12, 2022. He went to be with the Lord at the young age of 54 after battling a long illness.
Vince was born on January 29, 1968, in Santa Barbara, CA and was raised in Goleta, CA. As a child, he enjoyed being part of the cub scouts and especially loved designing and building his own Pinewood Derby car. During his childhood you would often find Vince helping his neighbors by walking their dogs, mowing their lawns or doing yard work for them. After graduating from Dos Pueblos High School in 1987, he moved to Arizona to attend Universal Technical Institute to continue his education and receive his automotive mechanic certification. After graduation, Vince moved back to Goleta “The Good Land” and was an ASE master mechanic for decades. He was the “go to guy” whenever there was a car in need of repair for family and friends.
Vince’s love for animals was apparent as he would spoil his cat and dogs with treats, car rides, and long walks on the bluffs. He was also an avid fisherman, and, on most weekends, you would find him out on his boat or recounting his many Halibut and Salmon expeditions in Alaska. Our family shared many wonderful fish fry dinners together thanks to his prowess with a rod and reel. In addition, his love of cooking brought him much joy in preparing favorite dishes such as our family’s traditional recipe gnocchi, prime rib, meatballs, deer burgers and antipasti, just to name a few. He was also a motorcycle enthusiast and would often be on his dirt bike off-roading or dressed in his full leathers taking a ride up the coast. Vince’s love of travel took him to Baja California, Mexico for many fishing trips and to wrench for the Baja 1000, to dive and visit relatives in Australia, and to British Columbia, Canada to spend time with his extended family while hiking, fishing, golfing, relaxing in the natural hot springs, and picking wild berries to make fruit pies.
Vince was kind and caring to all he would meet and was always
At Vince’s request, we will have a private family service.
In lieu of flowers or a memorial donation, please spend a moment in nature while reflecting on your fondest memory of Vince.
“We can shed tears that he is gone or smile because he lived.”
Luis Bartolo Alarcon, 65, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, January 15.
Luis was born on August 25, 1957, in Durango, Mexico. He lived in Santa Barbara for 50+ years. Always an independent, giving, religious, caring, thoughtful, beloved brother, uncle, partner and friend. Luis’s beautiful soul lifted up our lives.
While his family and friends are shocked by his death, they are thankful for his life. Luis was a general contractor and loved exploring how things worked. Luis was a quiet person who enjoyed the simple pleasures of life. He was known for his famous neck massages. He loved traveling, cooking, carpentry, and spending an evening with family.
Luis is survived by his sisters (Maria Sanchez and Rosario Bautista) and brother (Manuel Alarcon); longtime girlfriend (Emily Celmins); nieces and nephews; and many extended family and friends.
Rosary will be held at WelchRyce-Haider Funeral Chapel on Thursday, January 26 at 7:00pm.
Services will be held at Our Lady of Sorrow on Friday, January 27 at 10:00am.
A constant example of love and caring, Joyce Mooberry died at home on 19 January. Born to George and Violet Betts on August 2, 1930 in San Gabriel California, Joyce came to Santa Barbara when she was a few months old. Joyce attended Garfield and Harding Elementary Schools, La Cumbre Junior High and Santa Barbara High. She loved to dance and was proud of performing at the Court House during Fiesta. At SBHS she was active in academics and organizations. She was editor of the yearbook, senior class secretary, president of Usherettes, Football Queen, Scholastic Seal Bearer and chosen “Typical Girl”. She attended Santa Barbara State College on the Rivera for a year previous to marrying her high school sweetheart, Gary Foote. Prior to starting a family, she worked as a receptionist for the County Welfare Department where she worked the switchboard in the basement of the Courthouse. When her youngest child entered kindergarten, she reentered the workforce and began her career with Santa Barbara City Schools as an elementary school secretary, working at Garfield, Lincoln, McKinley and Monroe. She loved working as a school secretary, finding the position both challenging and interesting, requiring both organizational and interpersonal skills, best of all, she was able to be around children. After retiring her days were spent volunteering around town with the Pink Ladies at Goleta Valley Hospital, at the Family History Center, at Vieja Valley Elementary School, teaching Sunday School, driving to innumerable soccer games for her grandchildren and performing countless personal acts of service. She loved traveling with her second husband, Mel Mooberry, both domestically and internationally.
Joyce is predeceased by her son, Michael Foote, and her two husbands. She is survived by the family she loved so dearly: her son Roger Foote (Mesa AZ) and daughter Sherri Trichler (Santa Barbara) and her ten grandchildren Todd Foote (Parkland FL), Scott Foote (Queens Creek AZ), Dan Foote (Camarillo CA), Rebecca Briggs (Lehi UT), Melanie Bostwick (Gilbert AZ) Mark Foote (Phoenix AZ), Dillon Foote (Mesa AZ), David Trichler (Williamsburg VA), Kristin Trichler
Patricia L. Plein 6/7/1951 - 1/8/2023
Maria G. Figueroa
12/12/1934 - 1/20/2022
Born as Waultraudt Maria Behrendt near Heidelberg, Germany on June 7, 1951 to German mother Eva Behrendt and an American father. She was adopted by Lauretta (Tompkins) Pray and Philip Pray along with a non biological brother.
For the woman who brought so many loving, cherished, long last memories, Grandma Lupita. Not a day does goes by that my heart doesn’t fill me with gratitude and laughter. Thank you, Gracias, til the day we meet again….
I will love you forever Christina
Gary Gutshall 11/9/1952 - 12/18/2022
She grew up in San Jose, California and was a 1969 graduate of Piedmont Hills High School. Prior to her retirement she worked for local California pharmacy Longs Drugs (Longs #102) in Santa Barbara, (later bought by CVS) for 40 years in various roles. She was well known and beloved by coworkers, and customers who often brought her homemade gifts.
Patty enjoyed fine food and visiting local bakeries and restaurants, asking questions about the menu, asking if she could keep the menu, asking other patrons about what they had ordered and sometimes changing her mind after she ordered.
Some of her passions included travel, watching cooking shows, and old movies on TCM, asking people what they ate while on vacation and of course laughing with friends.
She is survived by daughter Priya Plein of Arlington, MA and brother Phil Pray of Paso Robles, CA.
Gary Gutshall passed away in hospital after a short illness.
Gary was born in Santa Barbara and spent his first 30 years going to school, surfing and woodworking. He then moved to Ventura, where he met Segrid,and had 20 plus happy years with her . after her passing, Gary kept busy with his woodwork
If you knew him , you know he was a risk taker and fun guy to be with. Treasure the memories He will be missed
Special thank you to social worker Tracy Vannatta and the kind staff at Valle Verde in Santa Barbara where Patty spent the last few months of her life. Tracy’s support was above and beyond adding to Patty’s comfort.
Also a big thank you to Dr. Greg Newman, his expertise and bed side manner always helped encourage Patty throughout the past 14 years.
There will be a private memorial service on Saturday the 4th of February, 1pm at 334 N. Ontare Rd. Santa Barbara.
In lieu of flowers consider donating to Ridley Tree Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, where Patty received breast cancer treatment.
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8/25/1957 - 1/15/2023
Patricia Plein, age 71, long time resident of Santa Barbara, died January 8, 2023.
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Denise Jo (Montanez)
7/15/1953 - 1/17/2023
January 28th at Calvary Cemetery 199 N. Hope Ave. Santa Barbara.
Immediately following will be a Celebration of Life at Mulligans Café located at 3500 McCaw Ave. Santa Barbara.
Donations in Denise’s honor can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Central Coast Chapter or the Shriners Children’s Hospital (Pasadena).
Denise Jo (Montanez) Clements passed away in Santa Barbara at Sarah House on Tuesday 1-17-2023 after a long courageous battle with Alzheimer’s, she was 69 at the time of her passing.
Denise was born in Santa Paula, CA on July 15, 1953 to Mr. Joe and Virginia Montanez.
In 1958 the Montanez Family, Denise, her older brother Steve and younger brother Joe moved to Santa Barbara and in 1961 her youngest sibling, Danny was born.
Denise was very adventurous, outgoing, loved the outdoors and just a really fun person to be around. She enjoyed the Santa Barbara beaches, skydived, bowled, played tennis, softball and played soccer well into her late 30’s. She loved dancing, music, family outings, camping at El Capitan State Beach with friends and family, cruise ship vacations with warm weather beach focus ports, trips to Mexico, Europe and Yosemite. If you every brought up fishing you were sure to hear about the 154lb marlin she landed in the Sea of Cortez.
Denise began working at the Santa Barbara Cancer Foundation where she made lifelong friends and which enabled her to live independently. Later, Denise stayed in the medical field and worked for Alcon in Goleta and finally Mentor Corporation where she was the consignment coordinator.
Denise was an excellent cook and her spanish rice was always in demand when asked to bring a side dish to a function.
On March 17, 1984 while at a Saint Paddy’s day party she met Dan Clements, they bailed out of the party to go to a play at the Lobero Theater and were together ever since, getting married in September of 1985.
In 1987 they were blessed with a daughter Lindsay followed in 1989 with a son Aaron.
Denise is survived by her husband Dan Clements, daughter Lindsay Clements, son Aaron Clements, brother Steve Montanez, brother Joe Montanez (wife Cindy and nephew Christopher), brother Danny Montanez, Grandson Ashton Corral, Granddaughter Arrow Corral, sister-in-law Lori Clements, brother-in-law Brad Clements, mother-in-law Evelyn Clements, nephew Mike Eply and many loving cousins, and friends.
A memorial service will take place at 12:00pm on Saturday,
Randy Wayne Stabin, 73, passed away January 10, 2023 in Santa Barbara, CA. He was born Nov 4 1949 in Yonkers, NY to Howard and Nell Stabin. Growing up in New York he attended Pocantico Hills, Sleepy Hollow High in Tarrytown, NY and CW Post on Long Island, NY. He was a longtime resident of Warwick, NY before moving to Santa Barbara in 2006 with his new wife.
Randy had an over 30 year career with Motorola Solutions when their teams were developing the first cellular phones as the evolution from their two-way radio systems. For much of his career he travelled extensively and served as liaison for police and fire department private radio systems before ending his career in management. A flat track dirt bike racer in his youth and an avid car guy, he enjoyed working on his ’67 GTO and spent many a weekend showing it off at car shows in Orange and Westchester Counties. An active father, he coached all 3 sons’ baseball teams and enjoyed himself playing baseball and golf.
He is survived by his wife Victorine Fleer Stabin, sister Linda Arnemann of Jacksonville, FL and brother Roger of Brewster, NY; sons Jonathan (Sarah) of Santa Barbara, CA , Patrick of Mooresville, NC and Michael of Charlottesville, VA. He particularly enjoyed his role as loving grandfather to Nicolas, Michael Jr, William, Erik, Ethan and Madeline.
The family have honored Randy privately.
Adriana Marie Quintero was born on Wednesday June 27, 1990 in Santa Barbara California at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital to her loving parents her mother Dionne Marie Reyes of Santa Barbara California, and father Cesar Hector Quintero of Baja California. Her birth was received with an abundance of excitement and joy. She was a baby born during the Painted Cave Fire of Santa Barbara, a memorable event for our community. She was her maternal grandparent’s first granddaughter and her parents’ first child.
Adriana ascended to heaven on Wednesday January 18, 2023 to live her eternal life in heaven after a battle for a life saving liver transplant. Adriana is survived by her two beautiful boys Gabriel Lopez Jr. aged 14, and Bryant Lopez aged 9, her husband Gabriel Lopez, her loving parents, brothers Josh Anthony Quintero (Natasha) and Santana Quintero, her maternal Grandmother Roseann Reyes, maternal uncle Anthony C. Reyes, nieces Kalia Rose Quintero, Annaliese Elisa Quintero, and cousins Cruz Reyes, Nathan Reyes and countless of extended family members and friends whom she loved, and they too loved her. Adriana is preceded in heaven by her paternal grandfather Anthony W. Reyes, her mother-in-law Patricia Lopez, paternal grandparents Santana Quintero, and Elisa Quintero Olvera, her great grandparents “nana” Barbara Cordero, “tata” Ben Cordero, Rosie Reyes Dominguez, and Anthony Reyes Sr.
Adriana was a devoted mother, loyal wife, exceptional cook, compassionate caregiver, advocate for her family, and a pillar of hope and inspiration to her boys. Her sons were her motivation, and loves of her life. To say that she will be missed is a complete understatement, her absence will live with those she met and touched throughout her life. Throughout her career working at various job placements she created friends and family out of her coworkers and customers whom she bonded with.
Adriana attended local schools
where she made countless friends. She was a Cleveland Elementary School, Santa Barbara Jr. High, and Santa Barbara High School Alumni. She was a larger than life personality, her beauty both externally and internally, charisma, and caring nature were just some of her greatest strengths, but her role as a mother was her greatest accomplishment in life. She was a nurturer by nature. Her resilience, humor, and empathy coupled with her compassion made it easy for all to love, respect, and admire her.
She battled tremendously until the end, she hopefully awaited a life saving liver transplant to see her boys become men at UCLA Ronald Reagan Hospital where staff and providers delivered her end of life care. God had much larger plans for her and heaven couldn’t wait for her light to shine in the heavens above. She will continue to be a guardian angel to all that knew and loved her.
Memorial Services for Adriana will take place on Tuesday January 31, 2023 at 5:00pm a viewing will take place for family, followed by a rosary open to friends, family, and those that loved Adriana at 7:00pm at Welch-Ryce-Haider Chapel. A Mass will be held in her honor at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Santa Barbara California on Wednesday February 1, 2023 at 10:00am followed by a private interment at Calvary Cemetery Santa Barbara, and a reception to follow at a private location for family and friends that wish to join her family.
Joseph (Bud) Pfeiler
8/11/1920 - 1/19/2023
they raised their four children. Bud continued in the Air Force reserves for thirty more years, and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. In 1963 Bud and Ardna moved their family to Santa Barbara where he had established the family business, Pfeiler Truck and Tractor Sales. Ardna worked alongside him as the bookkeeper. On February 3, 2017, Bud and Ardna were blessed to celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary. Throughout those 75 years, they loved sharing their time together, from swirling around the dance floor as members of the Stardusters Dance Club, to golfing together at The Alisal with occasional visits to the casino. They enjoyed traveling in their motorhome, trout fishing in the Sierras, salmon fishing on the Rogue River in Oregon, and many of their anniversaries were spent in Las Vegas.
Bud made many friends throughout the years and was admired and loved by all who knew him. Unable to play golf after suffering a stroke in 2010, he continued to join his golf buddies at the Alisal on Wednesdays, riding along with them in the golf cart. Bud loved his family, and as he grew older he so enjoyed the visits from his grandchildren, great, as well as great great grandchildren, and cherished nieces and nephews.
Bud is survived by his 4 children and their spouses, Edward and Trini, Jo Ann, Mary Ann and Ed Schram, Beverly and Jerry Van Wingerden; and his 7 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. His faith was very important to him, and he was a great inspiration to his family and to all those who were graced by his love.
The family would like to thank Msgr. Michael Jennett for his love and friendship; the caregivers from The Key and from Complete Care S.B., and the hospice nurses and caring staff from Central Coast Hospice.
went peacefully to heaven on January 19, 2023 in his home in Santa Barbara, CA at the age of 102, surrounded by the love of his family.
Bud was born on August 11, 1920 in Oxnard, CA and was the son of Emil and Nellie Pfeiler. He grew up with his 6 brothers and sisters, sharing many adventures on the Rice Rd. family ranch. In 1939 he met the love of his life, Ardna Mae Isham, and they married on February 3, 1942.
During WWII Bud served his country as a pilot and flight instructor in the United States Air Force, training many young pilots. After the war he and Ardna settled in Ventura where
A Rosary Vigil will be held on Monday, January 30, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at the Welch-Ryce-Haider funeral chapel, 15 E. Sola St., Santa Barbara. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at San Roque Catholic Church, 325 Argonne Cr., Santa Barbara, with interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Friends who wish to remember Bud may do so with a contribution to “Food From the Heart,” P.O. Box 3908, Santa Barbara, CA 93130.
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Randy Wayne Stabin 11/4/1949 - 1/10/2023
Adriana Marie Quintero 6/27/1990 - 1/18/2023
Joseph (Bud) Pfeiler
Ross Albert Muñoz
Rosario Albert Muñoz (Ross) was born in Santa Barbara on April 8, 1938 at St. Francis Hospital to Manuel and Irene (León) Muñoz. Beloved husband, father, grandfather peacefully took the hand of the Lord after an extended illness on Sunday, January 15th at his home. The eldest of twelve children, he attended Lincoln Elementary, Santa Barbara Junior High (class of ’53), and “The High School”—Santa Barbara High School (class of ‘56). An excellent athlete, he joined teams at the Downtown Boy’s Club in baseball, football, and his favorite, track and field. He continued his loyalty and love for his alma mater for the remainder of his life attending sons’, daughters’, and grandkids’ various sporting events wearing olive and gold and adhering to the motto: Once a Don, Always a Don.
After High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army fulfilling his service obligation in 1959. Upon returning to Santa Barbara, Ross met Paula Carolina Berber (Pauline) and the couple married on June 11, 1960 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. The births of six children followed throughout the 1960s to 1973.
Ross used his service training in drafting to establish a career for himself as a civil draftsman beginning in 1962. His career spanned 40 years and brought him lifelong friendships.
He coached his sons and daughters and their friends on multiple occasions on various baseball and softball teams. He headed so many teams of youth ball players, he simply became known as “Coach.”
Ross was a man with fortitude and will, a sense of responsibility, and a devotion to God, who had civic pride and a yearning to connect people at a grassroots community level. He took steps, beginning in late 1960s and well into 1980s to immerse himself in education, training, and Catholic Christian fellowship.
He enrolled at Santa Barbara City College taking courses in English, History, and Chicano Studies. Inspired by the cultural renaissance, and the youth, he joined El Concilio de La Raza and was an early contributor to El Plan de Santa Barbara - a call for recognition and attention to the Mexican, MexicanAmerican, Chicano community in education and political representation. He always held that this community was the backbone of this city, contributing in all ways to its culture and beauty. Together with his beloved Pauline, they served Holy Cross Catholic Church on La Mesa as catechists preparing high school students for the Sacrament of Confirmation. As a couple, Ross and Pauline strived to improve and honor their wedding vows through participating in Cursillo and Marriage Encounter, and delivering workshops to young unwed couples at faith formation retreats such as Engaged Encounter and Search. In addition, Ross was as extraordinary minister delivering the blessed Eucharist to shut-in parishioners while also serving at Sunday mass. Perhaps his greatest contribution during this era was to join, and later lead the Detention Ministry Program - a weekly visitation service for the incarcerated of Santa Barbara County Jail. These commitments strengthened his relationships with God, family, and friends.
Ross was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Irene, and his brothers, Ricky and Tony Muñoz. In addition to his adored wife of 62 years, Pauline, he is survived by his children, Raul (Annette), Sofia Mendoza (Michael), Kristina Wietstock (Mark), Angela (Anne), Florentino (Barbara), and Gilbert (Juana). He was a loving grandfather to 18 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. His surviving brothers and sisters include; Daniel, Norma (Johnny), Irene, Elena (Gary), Martha, Manuel, Arthur (Lupe), Edward (Terry), and David (Angie).
The Muñoz family extends its deepest gratitude and appreciation to VNA Health for its tremendous efforts in attending to our father and husband during the last several weeks of his hospice care. We would especially like to note staff members
Carmen, Karen, Denise, Shandy, Amada, Alex, and Premi. The tenderness you showed him will not be forgotten.
A rosary prayer service for Ross Albert Muñoz will be Friday, February 3rd, 7pm at Welch-Ryce-Haider Chapel (15 E. Sola St). His funeral mass will be Saturday, February 4th, 10am at Holy Cross Catholic Church (1740 Cliff Dr.) with burial following at Calvary Cemetery (199 N. Hope Ave). In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to VNA Health on behalf of Ross A. Muñoz.
Tommy Soto 12/31/1995
3/30/1989 - 12/10/2022
Steven L. Hirata “Hapo” 73 of Santa Barbara passed away on Dec 28th, 2022 after a short battle with cancer. Born Oct 19,1949 in San Francisco to Amy and Louis Hirata. He is survived by his long time partner Donna, cousin Teddy (closer than brother to him) and several aunts, uncles & cousins. A respected barber, dedicated poker player and retired surfer. Steven touched the lives of many and cared deeply for each and every one of them. To know him was much more than a pleasure, it was truly an honor. This loving, remarkable man will be missed by many.
There will be a celebration of life service at the Alano club Santa Barbara to 235 East Cota St. February 4 at 2 PM
Instead of flowers, make a donation to his name to A.A. Central office, 14 W. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara.
A memorial service in March at Santa Barbara Buddhist church
Tommy Soto, CPA, son, brother, musician & friend; a talented and loving soul, passed away Monday, January 9, 2023 at the age of 27 following a 4 year battle with a rare form of cancer (metastatic myxoid liposarcoma).
Tommy was born on December 31, 1995 in Santa Barbara and is survived by his parents Edward and Sarah Soto and his brother Michael Soto.
He and his girlfriend of 7 years, Maddy Hahn, shared big plans for their future and together faced the daunting diagnosis and treatment.
We invite you to read about Tommy and share stories on the McDermott-Crockett remembrance page here: https://mcdermottcrockett.com/tribute/ details/309661/Thomas-Soto/ condolences.html#content-start
Funeral Mass Thursday, January 19th, 2023, 10:30 A.M. San Roque Catholic Church 325 Argonne Circle in Santa Barbara Interment Immediately Following Mass, Santa Barbara Cemetery, 901 Channel Drive Santa Barbara
A Celebration of life will take place 6-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at Old Town Coffee, 5877 Hollister Ave., Goleta.
In lieu of flowers, a scholarship has been created in Tommy’s name. Please donate to The Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation, https://sfsb. ejoinme.org/MyPages/DonationPage/tabid/221420/Default. aspx. Please be sure to include Tommy’s name.
A dear husband, son, brother and friend Ryan always strove to take care of the people in his life, as exemplified through his work as a social worker and therapist for foster youth in California. While in high school and college Ryan was a guitarist and singer for the band Heart of the Void, with whom he recorded an album and toured throughout Southern California. After high school he completed his Bachelor’s degree in psychology at UC Santa Barbara and his Master’s degree in social work at UC Berkeley. Ryan spent the last decade of his life in the Bay Area where he contributed to the music and arts scenes, met his wife and engaged with the local community.
Ryan loves spending his time with many friends, making music as a guitarist and DJ, writing poetry and playing video games. He was a devoted cat dad to Stella Bean, and exactly the kind of person that you wanted in your corner during a tough time. In his own words from a poem he wrote in 2017:
“For me, my self love comes when I can brave the seas of humanity and know that I have offered something of value, and when I have found the space where many people can set aside fears and simply love.”
Ryan is survived by his wife, Mia-Nardi Huffman, his father Steven Bealer and his sister Rebecca Bealer. He will be very missed by all that knew him.
In lieu of flowers we ask that you please consider making a donation in Ryan’s name to the pediatric brain tumor foundation at the curethekids.org.
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Ryan Joseph Bealer age 33 passed away peacefully after a long fight with brain cancer on December 10th, 2022. Ryan was born in Glendora CA on March 30th, 1989 to Steven Bealer and the late Pamela (Giles) Bealer and grew up from the age of four in his beloved Santa Barbara CA.
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Self-Care for Santa Barbara 2023
It’s an overused analogy but that doesn’t make it any less true put your oxygen mask on first before helping others. Before you can truly be there for someone else whether it’s a partner, parent, child, friend, colleague, or neighbor (and to continue with the metaphors) your own tank needs to be full. Or at least not empty.
For the Independent’s third annual Self-Care Issue an idea we launched at the height of the pandemic when personal health, both mental and physical, became the priority we’ve profiled 16 Santa Barbara businesses and services whose very purpose is to uplift mind, body, and spirit.
There’s something for everyone, from beauty salons to hockey classes, acupuncture to physical therapy, a cannabis wellness package to a seven-in-one superfood. And even a few new products and concepts you’ve probably never heard of.
Give one a try. Or all of them. Just please take care of yourself, and each other.
If you tend to think of a hair salon as a place for basic maintenance rather than indulgent pampering, you’ve never had a scalp massage from Brianna Olcese at S.B. Salon. With my neck resting back in the shampoo bowl and my head cradled in Olcese’s capable hands, the massage was both relaxing and invigorating, apropos of my entire experience there. I felt like royalty from the moment I entered the door, and yet ohso-comfortable and right at home. “Are you sure you wouldn’t like a coffee?” she asked.
It was no surprise to learn that Olcese’s background includes styling hair for weddings. Spoiling the bride on her big day while keeping an entire wedding party perfectly coiffed, content, and on schedule takes a special combination of soothing persona, exacting logistics, and mad styling skills. Olcese has all three, and she’s grown a team of pro stylists that are now just as in demand as she is. S.B. Salon is known for a specific look: a luxe yet casually wavy mane known as “Santa Barbara beach hair.” Brianna explains that a trained eye can spot an S.B. Salon client just by this signature aesthetic of “dimensional lived-in color.” They offer a full range of services, including hand-tied
and tape-in I-tip and K-tip hair extensions. While those options were way too hip for yours truly to consider, I loved every minute of my cut, color, and style session.
The pandemic shutdown hit hair salons especially hard, with changing regulations and on-again-offagain limitations. Olcese took a gamble during the down time by doubling the size of the studio. “We wanted to grow the business, hire and train more stylists, and we trusted that our loyal clients would come back and support us when we were able to reopen,” she explained. This has proven to be true, and the expanded S.B. Salon now has six stylists plus a burgeoning training program where recent graduates hone their skills. Clients reap the benefits of added attention, and the warm chatter in the studio adds to the fun and friendly atmosphere.
Located in a 110-year-old Victorian on West Mission Street, S.B. Salon sports a distinct Santa Barbara vibe, with a wide front porch that’s perfect for peoplewatching while your foils work their magic. Coffee in hand, of course. —Sarah Sinclair
108 W. Mission St.; (805) 626-0370; santabarbarahairsalon.com
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SEXUAL HEALING AT TURNER MEDICAL ARTS
Dr. Duncan Turner has been an OB/GYN in Santa Barbara for more than four decades, but it was only about seven years ago that his focus shifted to sexual health, both men’s and women’s. New menopause treatments were coming on the market at the time that prompted his multispecialty medical practice Turner Medical Arts to begin asking patients on their intake forms how satisfied they were with their sex lives. “That opened the floodgates,” said Turner. “That opened the door to talk about it.”
Turner started hearing from postmenopausal women about vaginal dryness and pain during intercourse, and from new mothers about pelvic floor weakness and urinary incontinence. For the first group he’s a big believer in hormone replacement therapy, or HRT. “The benefits of HRT outweigh the risks for almost everybody,” he explained. And for the second, the same type of muscle rejuvenation techniques used on the face and skin i.e., laser and radiofrequency treatments can now be applied to the vaginal canal. Electrical muscle stimulators that mimic Kegel exercises are another option. “We often use a combination of treatments,” said Turner. “I have so many patients whose lives are being changed by this.”
Recognizing it typically takes two to tango, Turner also treats men struggling with decreased libido and
BOOSTING MY BODY-BATTERY WITH PEMF
Zap! Dr. Alexandra Carswell Engle, or Dr. ACE, as she prefers, held my finger and I felt what I can only describe as a shot of low voltage. Not painful in any way, but not something one regularly experiences. I was receiving Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy, or PEMF, at the Regenerate Health Medical Center on the Mesa.
As Dr. ACE got me used to the unusual sensation, she explained the theory behind PEMF. Our bodies are like batteries, she said. They’re electric. But the current can decline over time as we get older, leading to injury and illness. PEMF helps our bodies restore that charge, which facilitates healing, pain relief, and many other beneficial effects.
As luck would have it, I’d been having trouble with my left shoulder, the perfect thing for Dr. ACE to demonstrate on. I lay back and she put a metal plate under my right calf that was connected to an Electron Plus cube device. As Dr. ACE touched me, she completed the circuit, and I felt an electromagnetic pulse flow through my body. Mas-
“A lot of people just give up [on sex],” he said. “That’s a pity, because they are missing out on a big positive part of their lives. It makes both partners feel better.” Testosterone and other hormone therapies can be effective and are “very safe for the vast majority of men,” Turner said. Also available at his practice is shockwave therapy “It’s not the slightest bit painful,” he promised or what are called “p-shots,” injections of plasma directly into the penis. A new stemcell derivative of the shot has just become available that research shows is “very promising,” Turner said.
Like any medical treatment, there’s not one size that fits all, so Turner recommends potential patients schedule a free 10-minute phone call with him to see if he can help. “It’s time well spent,” he said. —Tyler Hayden
1250 Coast Village Rd. Ste. L; (805) 962-1957; turnermedicalarts.com
MARTIAL ARTS PEACE AND BALANCE AT AIKIDO OF SANTA BARBARA
saging my shoulder, she described how the therapy can awaken “dead” zones in muscle tissue.
When Dr. ACE moved over a dead zone, I felt little in contrast to when she moved to a zone that was very much alive, often resulting in a gentle spasm. The sensation was unusual but by no means uncomfortable. As she began to work on the back part of my shoulder, she told me that while PEMF is decades old, it has seen an uptick in interest over the past few years among naturopathic doctors as the technology has improved. Dr. ACE is one of only a handful of practitioners in California.
By the end of our session, I felt mildly lightheaded but also rather energized. How did my shoulder feel? Pretty good, if I’m honest and it still does a few days later. Maybe I need to get charged up regularly!
1933 Cliff Dr. #27B; (805) 620-7122; regeneratehealthmc.com
Aikido of Santa Barbara’s students exercise their body and their mind, bringing a sense of peace to self-defense. They are taught that aikido, a traditional Japanese martial art, is not about conflict. “We’re just trying to introduce a kinder, gentler martial art into the community,” said Chris Wong, the dojo’s chief instructor, or sensei.
A large turquoise bell is used to center students in the space, encouraging them to let go of any negative energy accumulated throughout the day. After it is rung five times once to call class to order, and then four times to signify the cardinal directions it’s time to begin.
Unlike other martial arts, aikido is non-competitive and non-combative. An aikidoist does not use their fists; they use balance, leverage, and gravity against an opponent, so that the energy of an attack itself is what brings down an aggressor. The practice is all about circular and evasive movement, so strength is not necessary to be effective.
Peter Matthies, a local businessman with a black belt, joined the dojo in 2003. He said aikido got him physically fit and keeps him calm and focused. “There is an emotional level,” he said, “which I think in our world currently is quite important.”
Even if students do not often encounter situations where they need to use the physical skills they learn, the peace of mind it teaches is something they can employ every day. “I haven’t been attacked in the street,” Matthies said. “But I’ve been ‘attacked’ in meetings. This is where aikido, for me, comes into play to stand in that conflict and not flare up or fight back, but to be able to absorb it and be with the other person. That has honestly been life-changing.”
The dojo not only teaches martial arts, but also yoga as well as Japanese culture and language. It has worked with organizations and schools throughout the city, such as Santa Barbara City College and Santa Barbara Junior High, to spread the benefits of aikido.
Before the dojo’s bell is rung once more to close out a class, students practice how to “harmonize with the movement of the universe,” as from Morihei Ueshiba, also known as O-Sensei Great Teacher, who developed the martial art.
“When you’re on the mat, you’re working in collaboration,” said sensei Wong. “You’re not trying to be better than someone else. That’s a whole different mindset.” —Callie Fausey
121 N. Milpas St.; (805) 962-4741; aikidoofsantabarbara.com
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HEALTHIER WITH SOS NUTRIENTS
It’s a sad but very real fact that 42 percent of Americans are not only obese but also often deficient in a boatload of essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients such as fiber; vitamins D, K, and C; and magnesium. Given the health predicament our country finds itself in and motivated by his own medical challenges, Santa Barbara native Steven Abbey has spent the last three years developing SOS Nutrients, which offers “the most comprehensive, real-food micronutrient supplement available on the market.”
What exactly is in a pack of SOS powder? SOS is a plant-based, seven-in-one superfood and features 61 premium micronutrients devoid of fillers, sweeteners, or flavorings. It includes a greens blend, berry blend, botanical blend, probiotic blend, prebiotic blend, enzyme blend, and seed blend all vital micronutrients packed into one large, easy-to-use, efficacious daily dose.
What makes SOS different from all the other supplements out there? While more than 90 percent of nutritional supplement brands use synthetic ingredients produced in laboratories, SOS brings refreshing transparency and ensures that its ingredients are real food, derived directly from the earth, and meticulously sourced from far-reaching purveyors residing in nutrientrich microclimates. One example: SOS’s blend of three organic kelps provide 170 percent of the recommended daily amount for iodine and are
derived directly from nature in Iceland rather than using synthetic potassium iodide produced in a Chinese factory.
How did you get so passionate about this topic? I have always had a deep interest in health and healing, particularly the connection between chronic conditions and nutritional intervention to aid in the prevention and reversal of most common ailments. I have been deeply affected by challenging health along with the loss of close friends and family over recent years and have dedicated myself to finding solutions to better health. I have devoted over half of my life examining thousands of published research and scientific studies on nutrition and health improvement, and the single common thread is that nutrition is the backbone of good health.
SOS has been a journey in my personal attainment of optimal health, and I am thrilled with the path it has taken me on. I use SOS daily in a smoothie and am excited to extend my knowledge and expertise to help others live healthier, happier, and longer lives. —Tyler Hayden
(805) 364-2229; sosnutrients.com
It’s never been easy to be a teenager, but these days it’s particularly tough. One in five youth, the CDC says, struggles with mental illness. And while schools do what they can, there is always a need for more support.
Into that breach has stepped Santa Barbara’s Mental Wellness Center and a relatively new club created for high schoolers and led by high schoolers called the Wellness Connection Council. Started in 2018 and reconfigured during the pandemic, the council meets one weekend a month at the nonprofit’s downtown headquarters to, as facilitator Sophie Pelletier put it, “educate empower and engage” teens on the topic of mental health so they can become ambassadors of “education, prevention, and advocacy” on their respective campuses.
The group first decides what topics they want to focus on, whether it’s social media consumption, the scourge of fentanyl, anxiety around athletics, college admission pressure, and so forth. They watch documentaries, hear from experts, and par-
ticipate in activities, after which they hold open discussions. “We learn together,” said fellow facilitator Gabriel Cardenas. “We don’t tell them what to do. They get enough of that from their parents.”
If the pandemic offered any silver lining, it was to thrust mental health into the spotlight, Pelletier explained. “People realized a lot of people are suffering, and they recognized they themselves could suffer.”
Participation is free with registration. Last year, more than 50 teens took part. “To see students who want to be here on a Sunday is amazing,” said Pelletier. “They’re rock stars.” —Tyler Hayden
617 Garden St.; (805) 884-8440; wccsb.org
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Having a pelvic-floor physical therapist on your birth team is recommended by Dr. Christine Pieton, owner and founder of Pieton Physical Therapy. “Motherhood is an athletic event,” she reminded me as we chatted about her practice. Pieton encourages people to consider interviewing and finding a pelvic-floor PT early in pregnancy, or even before getting pregnant, to establish a relationship the same way you would a doula or lactation consultant. Her practice offers 15-minute consultations that can easily be scheduled through her website.
I am six months postpartum from a twin vaginal delivery and overall would call the delivery “uncomplicated.” As I was preparing for our call, I wrote down my symptoms, including lower back pain and being unable to hold my pee as long as I used to. I’d considered these regular side effects of childbirth, and among my mom friends, they wouldn’t even constitute a conversation.
But at six months postpartum, 25 percent of women still experience pain with sex, 33 percent still deal with urinary leaking, and 50 percent still endure low back pain, Pieton explained. She was kind and clear in her delivery that “it’s never too late to get stronger” and that her prac-
tice wants to help moms restore their strength so they can get back to moving, exercising, and the heavy lifting parenthood requires.
We talked about how, during pregnancy I was seen 15-plus times by doctors but then only once after delivery. Postpartum services are not as clear-cut or available as prenatal care. Pelvicfloor therapy is not typically part of a physical therapist’s education but is offered as additional training post-licensing. Pieton’s specialty before adding pelvic floor to her repertoire was sports and orthopedic therapy, which she still practices. Ongoing treatments are customized and scheduled based on the needs and goals of patients.
When thinking about building a baby registry, Pieton suggested including funds for pelvic-floor therapy along with other services the family will need in postpartum care.
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As a believer in the powers of yoga, meditation, and breathwork, I’ve toyed with the idea of acupuncture. However, there’s a tiny problem I’ve struggled with a vasovagal reflex, i.e., I’ve often fainted after shots, so using needles in order to relax had seemed like a contradiction. However, thanks to those handy-dandy practices listed above, I’ve mostly gotten it under control and was cautiously excited for my visit to Santa Barbara Family Wellness. It also didn’t hurt that acupuncturist Jetta Harris specializes in treating those who are nervous around needles.
Walking in, I expected to have a consultation and to be poked. I did not expect such a thorough interview about my sleep habits, menstrual cycle, nutrition, emotions, family history, etc. Thankfully, Harris approached each question in a nonjudgmental way that made it easy to open up, and I was delighted to receive a full spectrum of individualized advice on everything from the importance of eating a warm breakfast to winding down at night with a mint tea.
“I provide an integrative approach to acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) through a lens of compassion and empathy,” she said. “While I
specialize in reproductive health, fertility, and perinatal care, I am happy to care for all members of a family. My services include a consultation, acupuncture, cupping, gua, sha, moxibustion, and lifestyle and nutritional counseling depending, on what the goals of the session are.”
Harris also took my pulse and examined my tongue to get a full picture of where balances may need to be restored before beginning. “Points are chosen based on an individual’s needs. The needling of these points supports the body and spirit by signaling where and what they may need a little more or less of, to stop pain, calm the mind, increase circulation, and so on” Harris said. “By supporting the parasympathetic nervous system activation and signaling to the sympathetic nervous system to turn off, the body will also better be able to rest, digest, and heal.”
I appreciated Harris’s gentle approach using thinner needles, and the fact that she asked when placing one in more sensitive areas, such as between my eyes. I was able to relax and left feeling pleasantly sleepy, but also strong. She likened it to a buildup on the freeway. Once those traffic blocks are removed and things are flowing in the right direction, we feel more centered and clear.
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Who says a facial or nail appointment can’t be deeply luxurious? At Santa Barbara spa Estetica Mia, each self-care service is elevated to nourish not only your outward aesthetic, but your inner well-being too.
First, you’re provided with the option to slip out of your civvies and into a soft robe and slippers. It might seem unnecessary to switch clothes, especially if you’re receiving a nail or hair service. But this simple change is meant to deepen the experience and signal your mind and body to truly unwind.
At least that’s how it felt for me. I recently visited the spa to receive the 80-min Jurlique Hydrating Rose Facial which uses organic rose essence to “replenish, hydrate, and help skin’s natural beauty bloom.” The spa also offers massages, waxing, and other hair, nail, skin, and body treatments.
After sipping on fruit-infused water in the waiting area, I was guided into the treatment room by my esthetician, Katelyn, who led me in taking several deep breaths before the session. It was my first time sitting in a zero-gravity chair, which brought much-needed release for my oftencompressed lower back.
A self-proclaimed “triple Virgo,” Katelyn was meticulous and gentle. She provided expert guidance on skincare
ingredients and solutions best suited to address my unique skin concerns. Along with the facial treatments which included cleansing and hydrating masks, exfoliation, a toner, and extractions she also massaged my head, shoulders, arms, and hands with a firm touch and intuitive care.
What’s more, the products she used were gentle yet effective. Part of the Jurlique cosmetics line, every product is organic and made with farm-grown botanicals and plant essences from Australia. My face remained plump, hydrated, and glowy even two days after my service.
Before and after the facial, I was received by Estetica Mia owner and CEO Linda Lopez. An experienced esthetician, she took over the business in 2021 from previous owner and founder Claudia Cordova Rucker, fulfilling her lifelong dream of owning and operating her own spa in Santa Barbara, where she grew up.
Lopez is proud of what she’s built: Her business is based in social responsibility practices, which guarantees living wages and profit sharing for her and her staff, and soon she’ll offer in-depth training opportunities for new cosmetology graduates.
But her favorite thing is “curating a unique experience for every client.” “We go through a lot as humans,” she said. “It’s nice that you can come in here and fill your own cup so you
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Tone-Up Santa Barbara began in 1996 in founder Suesan Lazarus Pawlitski’s garage, introducing to Santa Barbara a communal, easy-to-follow exercise class that could be done even while barefoot.
After 20 years in the fitness industry, Pawlitski’s motivations and practices have evolved. The class has moved from her garage, to a studio on De La Vina Street, to now being held virtually on Zoom, where Pawlitski leads the workouts from her sailboat, Sugar, docked in the Santa Barbara harbor.
“I started because I was working at gyms, and then I just realized that I needed to do something on my own,” she said following a recent class. “Actually, the women who I worked for, who owned the gyms, are still clients of mine. It’s just been a really great journey.”
The workout is still based on exercises derived from dance, Pilates, and strength training, but her clients’ goals now as most of Pawlitski’s clientele has matured and retired is “to be able to lift our grandchildren,” she said.
She explained that the workout is designed for anybody, anywhere, with a focus on the development of flexibility, mobility, and strength while keeping participants safe from injury. “It’s not fancy-shmancy,” Pawlitski said. “It’s not like CrossFit, where you’re vomiting in a bucket. That’s not my goal. And it really
does work … across the board.”
Many testimonials emphasize ToneUp’s practice as a form of self-care in the safe space of their own home. But that doesn’t mean it’s limited to Santa Barbara.
Pawlitski said she has taught from all over the world, from Europe to Mexico, with women Zooming in from all over the planet, as well. Even though she has some faraway clients she’s never met in person, she said she still feels a connection with everyone who attends her classes.
“It’s always been all women, just because it’s a community, and it’s carried us through a lot of things,” Pawlitski said. “It’s not because the exercises aren’t made for men; it’s the conversation. It’s totally different.”
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HYPERBARIC HEALING AT ALKI WELLNESS
Squeezing oxygen into the human body to promote healing sounds space-age, but the roots of hyperbaric therapy go back nearly 500 years, when a British doctor first pressurized a room to treat lung and stomach problems. It gained traction in the United States during the 20th century, thanks in part to JFK’s late infant son, scuba-diving mishaps, and Michael Jackson’s burns.
Today, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT, is federally approved for treating a wide range of illnesses, from serious wounds, burns, and infections to diabetic ulcers and carbon monoxide poisoning. But it’s also effective in promoting healing for other ailments as well, according to Dr. Marc Grandle, a chiropractor whose Alki Art & Wellness Institute has been in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone since 2006.
Already comfortable with integrating technologies like digital spinal x-rays and cold laser therapy into his practice, Grandle discovered HBOT about seven years ago after seeing it help his son, who was struggling with Lyme disease. Since then, he’s become an authorized retailer of the most popular unit in the country, which costs about $25000, installing about 15 so far.
“It’s natural; it’s safe; it’s effective,” said Grandle, who uses a 94 percent oxygen mix, compared to the 21 percent we breathe outdoors. (The more intensive chambers found in hospitals use 100 percent oxygen.) Then he ups pressure to 1.3 atmospheres which is
emotional eating. I created a treatment model which is deeply rooted in positive psychology, mindfulness principles, and self-compassion research. It is not a quick fix but a way of finding peace with food as a permanent way of living and being.
In practical terms what does the concept of mindful eating mean?
Mindful Eating means becoming aware of physical hunger and bringing awareness to the eating process and the food itself. I consider it to be a part of a larger umbrella, called Mindful Living: paying attention to our physical and emotional needs and living with purpose and authenticity.
What does treatment at the institute look like? How do you measure success? The therapeutic work requires gently, over time, replacing the powerful ritual of eating instead of feeling. This asks for a “deeper dive” into the underlying
like being 45 feet under water.
“The magic is taking it in under pressure,” he said, explaining that the supercharged oxygen can reach all of the body’s fluids, lymphs, and tissues, including damaged areas where circulation is weak. HBOT can help with autism, insomnia, migraines, fatigue, and much more, believes Grandle, who is also seeing people fighting longCOVID show improvement.
I didn’t have any specific issues to address when I climbed into the tube, including claustrophobia, which is a common hurdle for first-timers. I found it perfectly spacious inside more warm stand-up-shower size than cold coffin and was able to listen to a podcast while huffing the cleanest air of my life. I emerged noticeably refreshed, with a bit crisper vision and a little spring to my step.
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emotions which cause a client to numb and escape by eating.
Clients learn to fill their inner self-care reservoir and start witnessing a “shift” a few months into the program. They experience a greater sense of inner peace and self-acceptance. The need to reach for food when they are not physically hungry greatly diminishes.
How did you see your clients’ needs shift during the height of the pandemic and how do they compare to now? The pandemic turned out to be a “poundemic” for many. Food truly became the great comforter and soother during a very stressful and unprecedented reality. People are now ready to turn the corner and take charge of their health.
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The Central Coast may be well known for outdoor activities like biking, surfing, and skateboarding, but ever since opening in 2016, the Ice in Paradise skating rink has been introducing locals to the joys of ice skating with daily public sessions, hockey leagues, and group classes for all ages.
Located near Girsh Park in Goleta, the skating center actually boasts two rinks a full-size NHL rink and a smaller “studio rink” an upstairs seating area, and a fully stocked café that offers pizza, snacks, and a big selection of beers on tap.
The pandemic forced Ice in Paradise to cut back on many of its events and programs, but General Manager Erik Norton says they are proud to say that all sessions are back in full force and he hopes to continue building a strong community of skaters of all ages and experience levels. “We’re really involved in trying to make it a community program,” Norton said.
He encourages everybody to try skating, which he says is a fun activity that can be rewarding and a great
way to challenge yourself. “When you’re progressing and seeing yourself get better but also more importantly, doing it with your family and friends that’s where the magic is,” Norton said.
Newcomers can sign up for any number of classes, ranging from wobbly beginners to speedy experts. On any given day you can find toddlers just learning to stay upright, teenagers practicing their spins, or seniors still ripping it up on the ice.
The beauty of ice skating, Norton says, is that it can be as easy or demanding as you make it. Once you get the hang of it, there’s nothing like it. Something about gliding across the ice instantly makes you feel like a kid again. “It’s an amazing thing,” he said.
With Chanelle Irabien’s magic fingers pulling double duty — simultaneously putting Pureology Hydrate Superfood Treatment into my naturally curly locks, and giving me the most amazing head massage of my life — all the stressful thoughts of the rapidly accumulating deadlines and escalating pile of unanswered emails went straight out of my brain as the deep conditioner set in.
I’m normally as low-maintenance as possible when it comes to my hair, but I could get used to this!
After a few minutes under the dryer and a rinse under the water, my mind felt so clear, and my head
Public sessions are $10-$15 per person, or $5 for those enrolled in one of the center’s programs. Teen Night (Fridays) and College Night (Tuesdays) offer free skate rentals with school ID from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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felt so good that by the time I made it to Salon Patine owner Blair Jackson’s styling chair, I honestly didn’t even care what my hair looked like.
We decided to tame “my mane with a mind of its own” into a straight style. To that end, Jackson and Irabien double-teamed me, armed with hightech blow dryers and an array of blessedly non-toxic products.
Jackson, a Carpinteria native who worked at Salon Patine for more than a decade before purchasing it in 2022, attributes much of the salon’s success (it was voted Best Hair Salon by Independent readers last year) to its associate program, where newer employees work with more experienced stylists. They also have an ongoing program, where industry
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You can’t make time go backward nor can you undo damage from past injuries, but thankfully with Dr. Mark Brisby and The Training Room, you can make sure you’re exercising with intent and efficiency to keep your body in action as long as possible.
When Brisby started his career in sports medicine, he was used to working with high school and college athletes. But now after years of working with Santa Barbarans at The Training Room, he says his clientele has aged and the people he sees are dealing with a whole new set of issues.
“I used to rehabilitate sprained ankles and knees. Now I rehab replaced knees and hips,” Brisby said. “My baby boomer clientele now have goals of a healthy, productive, and injury-free life.”
“When you’re young, you work on strength,” he continued. “When you’re older, you work on balance, coordination, and efficiency.”
Brisby has earned a reputation in town as the “walking doctor,” emphasizing mechanics that can be boiled down to his trademark phrase: “Big Toe Booty.”
“Walking is the number-one exercise there is,” he explained. “More people walk than any other form of exercise. It’s easy to do but most people don’t know how to do it right.”
Big Toe Booty is Brisby’s way of reminding people to focus on the actions of walking rather than the amount of steps they take, forcing them to “propel” themselves through the big toe all the way through the glutes, building the muscles of the backside
and hips that truly strengthen the core.
During our session Brisby, diagnoses the faults in my walk and stance, and leads me through a series of exercises to help address years of bad habits. Through every exercise, he tells me to focus on what each part of my body is doing, step by step instead of trying to power through the reps.
The workout isn’t grueling, and it involves gear that you can readily have at home bands foam rollers barbells but the emphasis on technique brings the session to another level. Instead of hyping myself up to hit the gym or go on a run, I could more easily see myself going for a walk and doing a few of Brisby’s exercises, and therefore doing my body a bigger favor in the long run.
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At the very least, each time I walk now, I will be focused on my technique, just like Brisby says. Right foot, left foot. Big Toe Booty.
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it’s work or kids or whatever and they sit down and they’re just like ‘I just look horrible.’ And I say ‘We’re gonna change that; when you leave you’re going to feel great.’”
She adds “I think just focusing on having your needs met definitely makes you more positive and relaxed.”
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Let’s get one thing straight: Despite years of casual cannabis consumption, I’m no expert. But thankfully, and to the benefit of any Santa Barbaran looking to familiarize themselves with the world of weed, Jordan Treece is. I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Treece, Senior Floor Lead at S.B.’s Farmacy Dispensary, as he updated me on some of the most recent developments in the cannabis industry.
For states where marijuana has been legalized, it has outgrown its associations with unproductiveness and lethargy. No longer is cannabis the drug your parents warned you about it’s more likely the substance helping them get to sleep, focus on their to-do list, and socialize with friends. As the city’s first recreational cannabis store, the Farmacy has been at the forefront of this de-stigmatization in Santa Barbara.
Through stories of his own health struggles, Treece spoke to the healing power of cannabis, occasionally using four-plus-syllable scientific terms that had me both impressed and excited to engage with a company that places a clear priority on thoroughly understanding their products. Though it may be the most widely known cannabinoid, THC is far from the only active compound you’ll find on store shelves these days, with items containing CBD, CBG, and CBN making appearances in force. It’s these latter, more recently discovered cannabinoids that can offer
pain relief, reduce inflammation, and generally make today’s options more suited for the pursuit of personal wellness than ever before, as scientific advances have isolated compounds that maximize their medicinal benefits and minimize psychedelic side effects.
After hearing about a few of my own wellness challenges, including difficulty sleeping and residual pain from a hiking accident years ago, Treece promptly “prescribed” a handful of products that would likely offer me major help. I left the Farmacy with Care By Design’s 1:1 Max “full-spectrum CBD drops” and solvent-less (i.e. no chemical solvents!) 10mg gummies from Plus.
The Farmacy truly has something for everyone, and methods of consumption have expanded far past the proverbial joint. Those that prefer to “buy local” are in luck: The Farmacy partners with local farms like Glass House, Autumn Brands, and Pacific Stone to offer products grown right here in Santa Barbara County.
For more of my conversation with Jordan listen to this week’s episode of The Indy: A Podcast at independent .com/podcast. —Don Brubaker
Farmacy Dispensary has three locations: Santa Barbara (128 W. Mission St.;  880-1207); Isla Vista (6555 Pardall Rd.  454-8473); and Santa Ynez (3576 Madera St.;  6934685).
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36 THE INDEPENDENT JANUARY 26, 2023 INDEPENDENT.COM JOHN C. MITHUN FOUNDATION LOBERO THEATRE ENDOWMENT FOR AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC LOBERO.ORG 805.963.0761 @loberotheatre FEB 10 ARTURO SANDOVAL One of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist, and composer. PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND From the heart of the French Quarter to the world’s stage, Preservation Hall Jazz Band has been spreading the joyful spirit of true New Orleans jazz since 1961. MAR 10 CHARLES LLOYD 85TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION with Jason Moran, Larry Grenadier, and Brian Blade MAR 3 LANCE BURTON & Friends MAR 19 Two Shows 2 & 6:30 PM MILT LARSEN TERRY HILL PRESENTS Celebrating 60 Years of Music in Honor of The Lobero Theatre’s 150th Anniversary MARCH 18 / 6:52 PM APR 5 APR 8 THE DEREK DOUGET BAND The saxophonist finely mixes his Louisiana upbringing with his strong individualism and idiosyncratic voice. , KTYD and Panda Man present TIERNEY SUTTON Paris Sessions Trio & Celebrating 30 years of The Tierney Sutton Band MAY 12 “A serious jazz artist who takes the whole enterprise to another level” – The New York Times “A must for magic buffs of all ages.” – The Los Angeles Times This new show, featuring Master Magician Lance Burton and amazing guest stars from Hollywood’s famous Magic Castle and exotic showrooms around the world – is a thrilling mix of illusions, sleight of hand, and audience participation.
The Heart & Rhythm of Santa Barbara for 150 Years.
The Lobero Theatre celebrates this momentous anniversary by honoring the past and safeguarding the future of this vibrant community treasure.
Photo By Jason Rick
1873 The Opera House
Originally founded as Jose Lobero’s Opera House in 1873, the Lobero is the oldest continuously operating theater in California, and the fourth oldest performing arts theater in the country. Whether hosting events of great societal importance, launching the careers of Hollywood legends, serving as an influential jazz venue, or providing a stage for some of the world’s finest performers, the Lobero inspires diverse audiences of all ages.
The Lobero also provides a platform for local artists and regional organizations, such as Opera Santa Barbara, CAMA, Flamenco Arts Festival, State Street Ballet, AHA! and many more. With the next 150 years on the horizon, now is the time to commit to setting the stage for posterity – ensuring that this theater will be physically and financially ready for whatever the future holds, while providing support and partnership for its family of arts institutions that make the Lobero the cultural jewel of Santa Barbara.
decade is the envy of Los Angeles.
is all the
Through the Years. 1873
Blind Tom Thomas Wiggins, born a slave on a Georgia plantation, becomes a piano touring sensation, playing both classical works and popular songs on stages worldwide.
In the late 1800’s, interest in Spiritualism is all the rage in America and the opera house is the ideal venue for performances catering both to believers as well as skeptics.
From the 1890’s1910’s, the Lobero Opera House is an important venue for the women’s suffrage movement and all seats are filled when this famous women’s rights activist comes to speak.
John. L. Sullivan
The world’s first sports superstar boxer tries his hand at acting, appearing in the melodrama
Honest Hearts and Willing
Hands to a standingroom-only Lobero crowd.
A young W.C. Fields is considered the comedy juggler of his generation and visits the Lobero as part of the Great Orpheum Road Show – billed as the “eccentric tramp juggler.”
Tennessee Jubilee Singers After the Civil War, jubilee minstrel troupes made up of ex-slaves are popular performers at opera houses across America.
The play The Mad Hopes, a comedy starring Billie Burke and featuring a young Bogart, previews at the Lobero.
Italian Operatic Concert Giuseppe (Jose) Lobero’s Opera House has its official opening. Lobero’s theater is only the second opera house in California, and for more than a
rage, the Lobero removes theater chairs to provide a
rink for skaters to move in accompaniment to the sounds of a brass band.
Prof. S.S. Baldwin and Clara Baldwin
Susan B. Anthony
Martha Graham Graham – considered by many to be the 20th century’s most important dancer and the mother of modern dance – first performs at the Lobero, which she soon considers her second home.
Opening night of Eugene O’Neill’s play Anna Christie, starring Ingrid Bergman, with Hollywood luminaries such as Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin, Lana Turner, Olivia de Havilland, and more in the audience.
The American singer, known for her warm and modest personality, enthralls the audience with her extraordinary contralto voice.
27-year-old violin prodigy steps onto the stage with his 1733
Khevenhuller” Stradivarius and mesmerizes the audience with his flamboyant virtuosity.
On New Year’s Eve, the comic whirlwind takes to the Lobero stage in the ambitious comedy-fantasy, Dream Girl.
The 30-year-old director of Citizen Kane previews his speech on fascism, entitled “The Nature of the Enemy,” at the Lobero before traveling to deliver it in New York.
The legendary American jazz pianist and composer performs at the Lobero and, in the following decades, the theater helps popularize a new style of jazz known as “west coast” or “cool jazz.”
New Lobero Theatre
After the lights are turned off at the Lobero Opera House, the new Lobero Theatre, designed by George Washington Smith and Lutah Maria Riggs, premieres with the social satire Beggar on Horseback.
25-year-old Clark Gable appears at the Lobero, alongside veteran headliner Pauline Frederick, in the drama Lucky Sam Carver.
This is the year America falls in love with classical flamenco dance, when the José Greco Company brings their riveting showmanship to the Lobero for 4 performances.
The gravelly voiced singer/songwriter performs two evening shows billed as “A Very Special Turkey for Thanksgiving.”
The well-known comedian brings his raw, unfiltered act to the Lobero and the sold-out, tightly-packed audience roars with laughter
– sometimes nervously.
The Russian composer, conductor and virtuoso pianist performs at the Lobero as part of the Community Arts Music Association’s (CAMA) 10th season.
Will Morrissey’s Music Hall Revue comes to town – with pianist Al Rinker and the talented 23-year-old jazz crooner, Crosby – who specialize in interesting jazz rhythms and tricky harmonies.
Bela Lugosi as Dracula
Two years before he stars in the world-famous horror film, Bela Lugosi takes the stage as the blood-sucking vampire, Dracula.
A standing-room-only audience fills the Lobero to hear the singer unleash his rich timbered, bass-baritone voice in a program that ranges from classical arias to southern spirituals.
The composer and saxophone great graces the Lobero for the first time with his innovative and transcendent jazz. Charles returns to the Lobero stage on March 10, 2023 for his 85th Birthday Celebration.
mime artist and “master of silence” delights a Lobero audience with his brilliant pantomime.
The dance legend performs for 5 consecutive solo shows at the Lobero – the smallest, most intimate stage he has appeared on in 20 years.
The jazz trumpet virtuoso performs as part of the illustrious “Jazz at the Lobero” series.
Neil Young & Promise of the Real rock the Lobero for three nights.
150th Anniversary Celebrations with David Crosby & Friends and Jack Johnson
Jeff Bridges joins T-Bone Burnett for an evening of country and American roots music.
2007 The Lobero is a place where we capture dreams together.
The comedic genius teams up with fellow Santa Barbara resident John Cleese in the tender, tragi-comedy Love Letters.
Spirit of Fiesta 2022Tara Mata
Photo By Fritz Olenberger
Generations of Lobero Love
The John C. Mithun Foundation recently pledged the largest gift in the history of the Lobero Theatre. Foundation Board Members Mercedes Millington and Susan Torrey share their personal perspectives on why the Lobero is worthy of their significant support.
What does the Lobero mean to you and what is its place in the SB community?
M: This historic cultural jewel provides an opportunity to see not only world class entertainment, but also our special local entertainers.
S: The Lobero is a place where we come together – to meet with friends, engage in the arts, and enjoy the shared experience of a performance.
What is the John C. Mithun Foundation Community Access Fund and how does it represent your philanthropic values and vision?
M: We will provide opportunities for members of our community to experience a “balanced life,” making the arts/culture a part of that element by enabling access to the Lobero. The fund currently supports such institutions as AHA! Santa Barbara, Ceylon International Film Festival, Montecito Union School District, Nebula Dance Lab, Opera Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Choral Society, Santa Barbara Revels, Santa Barbara Symphony, Santa Barbara Vocal Jazz Foundation, Santa Barbara Youth Symphony, Spirit of Fiesta Committee, State Street Ballet, State Street Ballet Academy, The Rhythmic Arts Project, and Visual Arts & Design Academy at SB High School.
Mithun Foundation Community Access Fund
For 150 years, the Lobero Theatre has enjoyed a symbiotic relationship with the wonderful arts organizations that perform on its stage. The John C. Mithun Community Access Fund supports a vibrant arts scene and fosters a new generation of artists and audiences that will significantly impact the future of the industry. The endowment fund will allow the theater to meaningfully subsidize the community’s use of the Lobero, reducing their expenses and allowing them to focus their limited resources on production and audience development – thereby strengthening the health and growth of each organization.
Building Maintenance Endowment
The Lobero’s remarkable sesquicentennial represents a key milestone in the city’s cultural timeline. The building itself is the Lobero Theatre Foundation’s greatest asset and the main focus of its stewardship. The Building Maintenance Endowment ensures that a significant annual investment is made toward the building’s technical systems and historic aesthetics. Every effort will be made to prioritize maintaining state-of-theart technology, while honoring the unique architectural design created by George Washington Smith and Lutah Maria Riggs. This vital fund will systematically reduce the need for a major capital campaign.
S: The fund provides a way to widen the scope of dreams and access. By underwriting costs for organizations in Santa Barbara to utilize the venue, the Lobero can open its doors to those who would otherwise never have the chance to set foot on the stage or into the theater.
What are your hopes moving forward with the John C. Mithun Foundation Community Access Fund and how could it have more impact?
M: My aspiration is for the fund to encourage even more like-minded organizations to work cooperatively and develop a greater sense of community.
S: My hope for the fund is that it will have a profound lasting impact for the Santa Barbara community. It would be quite fortuitous to find innovative ways to partner with additional non-profits to strengthen the soundness and expansion of those associations.
What would you share with other potential supporters of the Lobero and, specifically, individuals interested in partaking in our Ovation Celebration through an anniversary gift to the Lobero?
M: The Lobero is our “Community Treasure” – worthy of our support for generations to come, as it has so brilliantly served past generations.
S: A gift to the Lobero now isn’t just for today. It is a gift to our community and future generations. The Lobero Theatre has been part of our unique culture for 150 years and it will be here long after we are gone. I see this as an opportunity to do something now that will last long into the future.
ENDOWING THE FUTURE
“I love the Lobero” are the words I hear most often after mentioning I work for the theater. This treasured venue has had a place in the hearts of our community since its inception. Over the years, the Lobero family has created a cherished cultural heritage which has been enjoyed for generations. As we celebrate the 150th Anniversary of this historic theater, let’s work together to endow its future. Show your “love for the Lobero” by making a gift to the Lobero Endowment Fund. It’s easier than you might think.
To learn more about how you can make a significant gift to endow our future, please contact Jim Dougherty at 805.679.6005, or email@example.com
We Welcome Your Ovation Celebration Collaboration & Support!
learn more about how to get involved, or to make a gift, please contact:
Brandon Mowery, Director of Development firstname.lastname@example.org / 805.679.6009
Mercedes Millington (John C. Mithun Foundation Board Member), daughter Susan Torrey (John C. Mithun Foundation Board Member & Lobero Board Member), and granddaughter Fia
Photo By Alex Ibarra
COVID-19 VENUE POLICY
Lights Up! Theatre
Company Presents The Drowsy Chaperone Follow this delightful romp through the show-stopping dance numbers and ridiculous romantic situations that spoof the frivolous stage musicals of the ’20s as a lonely musical theater lover drops the needle on their favorite cast album and that world comes to life in their imagination (and living room). Thu.-Fri.: 7-9pm; Sat.: 1-3 and 7-9pm. The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. GA: $25-$35; VIP: $75. Call (805) 884-4087. luketheatre.org/events
Macrame Plant Hanging Class
The ’70s are alive and well as crafters of all levels are invited to learn the decorative art of tying knots to create a beautiful plant hanger. 6-8pm. The Crafter’s Library, 9 E. Figueroa St. $50. Call (805) 770-3566. thecrafterslibrary.com/calendar
1/26: Winter Happy Hour Come play, drink, and be curious as you explore all three floors of exhibits including the rooftop Sky Garden with panoramic views of S.B. Beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase. 5:30-8pm. MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, 125 State St. Free-$14. Ages 21+. Call (805) 770-5000. moxi.org/events/calendar
1/27: UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos, and Yo-Yo Ma The musical dream team
of pianist Emanuel Ax, violinist Leonidas Kavakos, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma will reunite for an unforgettable evening of chamber music as they perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, op. 60 (arr. Shai Wosner) and Piano Trio in B-flat Major, op. 97 (“Archduke”). 7pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. Students/youth: $31; GA: $51-$181. Call (805) 893-3535 or email email@example.com. edu artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/events SATURDAY 1/28
1/29: UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour Celebrating 65 years, the illustrious Monterey Jazz Festival will send six of its finest jazz ambassadors to S.B. Multiple-Grammy-winning vocalists Dee Dee Bridgewater and Kurt Elling will bring swing standards, moody ballads, bop favorites, and Latin hits to life. 7pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. Students: $15; GA: $20-$50. Call (805) 893-3535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/events 1/29: Cheryl Diamond S.B. 5K Cancer Schlep The Schlep will bring
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Shows on Tap Shows on
1/26: Eos Lounge IV’iza Island, 9pm. Free. 500 Anacapa St. $12.36. Call (805) 564-2410. eoslounge.com
1/26-1/29: Lost Chord Guitars Thu.: Gunnar Nyblad, 7:30-9:30pm. $10. Fri.: The Dales, 8-11:30pm. $15. Sat.: Jeff Elliott, 8-11:30pm. $10. Sun.: Sven Holcomb, 8-10:30pm. $10 suggested donation. 1576 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang. Ages 21+. Call (805) 331-4363. lostchordguitars.com
1/26-1/29, 1/31: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club Thu.: The Living Room Jam hosted by Jason Libs, 8pm. $10-$12. Fri.: Val-Mar Records, Uncle Uncle, 9pm. $10-$12. Ages 21+. Sat.: King Bee, 8pm. $10. Ages 21+. Sun.: Sandy Cummings & Jazz du Jour, 12:30pm. $10. Tue.: Sea Wolf (Solo), 7:30pm. $15. 1221 State St. Call (805) 9627776. sohosb.com/events
1/27: Pali Wine Co. Live music. 6-8pm. 116 E. Yanonali St., Ste. A-1. Free. Ages 21+. Call (805) 560-7254. urbanwinetrailsb.com/events
hundreds of participants
1/27: Uptown Lounge The Trio, 5-7pm. 3126 State St. Free. Call (805) 845-8800. uptownlounge805.com/events
1/28-1/29: Cold Spring Tavern Sat.: Bobby, Fin & Dave, 1:30-4:30pm; Hoodlum Friends, 5-8pm. Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan. 1:30-4:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call (805) 967-0066. coldspringtavern.com
1/31: The Carsey-Wolf Center Presents Big Screen: Now, Voyager Follow Boston’s frumpy heiress Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis), the victim of a domineering mother, as she retreats to a sanitarium where she is restored to health, sanity, and beauty. Familial tensions and simmering desires come to a head after she falls in love with a married man. E. Ann Kaplan (author of Feminism and Film) will join Patrice Petro, Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center, to discuss the film. 7-10pm. Pollock Theater, UCSB. Free.Call (805) 893-4637. carseywolf.ucsb.edu
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SATURDAY Downtown S.B.: Corner
and Cota sts., 8am-1pm SUNDAY Goleta: Camino Real Marketplace, 10am-2pm TUESDAY Old Town S.B.: 500-600
of State St., 3-7pm WEDNESDAY Solvang: Copenhagen
sbfarmersmarket.org FISHERMAN’S MARKET SATURDAY Rain or shine, meet local fishermen on the Harbor’s commercial pier, and buy fresh fish (filleted or whole), live crab, abalone, sea urchins, and more. 117
THURSDAY Carpinteria: 800 block of Linden Ave., 3-6:30pm
and 1200 blocks of Coast Village Rd., 8-11:15am
of Santa Barbara
Harbor Wy., 6-11am. Call (805) 259-7476. cfsb.info/sat and 1st St., 2:30-6:30pm
FARMERS MARKET SCHEDULE
of all ages from S.B. and SoCal to run/walk to raise funds, awareness, and education to help further breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer research, as well as support the work of the Breast Cancer Resource Center of S.B. 10-11:30am. Leadbetter Beach, 801 Shoreline Dr. $45. Call (212) 279-2522 or email email@example.com tinyurl.com/SB5KCancerSchlep
1/30: Roots Yoga Class with Katie Coo Whether you’re a beginner or simply want to deepen your understanding of the yoga tradition, this class is active but builds slowly, giving you time to learn yoga poses from the ground up. 6-7pm. Sol Seek Yoga Studio, 25 E. De la Guerra St. $26. Call (805) 259-9070. solseekyoga.com/schedule
1/31: Indy Book Club: Book Club Extravaganza Join the S.B. Public Library and the S.B. Independent to hear from SBPL librarians about the new Book Club in a Bag sets, get early access to the holds list, and learn about the Library’s picks for fiction, crime, and romance and future special book club discussions. 6-7pm. S.B. Biergarten, 11 Anacapa St. Free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more on p. 46. tinyurl.com/IndyExtravaganza
1/27-1/28: M.Special Brewing Co. (S.B.) Thu.: The Solid People. Fri.: Joystix. 8-10pm. 634 State St. Free. Call (805) 968-6500. mspecialbrewco.com/ state-st-taproom
FEB. 1/26: Performances to Grow On Presents Hobey Ford’s Animalia Experience the beautiful wonder of metamorphosis in butterflies and tadpoles that feature Hobey Ford’s original “foamies” (puppets carved from large blocks of foam). 6pm. Ojai Art Center Gallery, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. GA: $15-$20; family pass: $60. Call (805) 272-0072 or email email@example.com. tinyurl.com/AnimaliaJan26
Art Works This
1/28: Isla Vista Community Center Presents Self Portraits Featuring S.B.
feature artwork from 20 local artists from S.B. Art Works, whose mission it is to help adults with disabilities create, show, and sell their work. These self-portraits tell a story about the artist by expressing their personality, culture, interests, desires, dreams, family life, and much more. 4-7pm. Isla Vista Community Center, 970 Embarcadero Del Mar, Ste. 101, Isla Vista. Free tinyurl.com/SBArtworksPortraits
Snow Leopard Festival/Sledding at the Zoo A rare blizzard will hit the Zoo with 80 tons of snow for sledding and snow play for guests and snow leopards at this frosty family festival. Reservations are required. There is an additional fee of $8-$10 for sledding and snow play. Members: 9am; non-members: 10am-3pm. S.B. Zoo, 500 Niños Dr. Free-$25. Call (805) 962-5339. tinyurl.com/SnowLepoardFest
Maverick Saloon Fri.: The Molly Ringwald Project, 9pm-midnight. Sat.: Just Dave Band, 8:30-11:30pm. 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Free. Ages 21+. Call (805) 686-4785. mavericksaloon.com/ event-calendar/
M.Special Brewing Co. (Goleta) Fri.: Waterfall Sunrise, Bob Thackara. Sat.: Xangie Band. 6-8pm. 6860 Cortona Dr., Ste. C, Goleta. Free. Call (805) 968-6500. mspecialbrewco.com COURTESY
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geniuses in their own rights, spanning race, class, and centuries each of whom electrified their different disciplines and whose legacy resounded far beyond their own time. 6-7pm. Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State St. Free. Call (805) 682-6787. chaucersbooks.com/event -
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The S.B. Maritime Museum Presents Keeping the Light: The Story of the Bravery, Heroism, and Courage of African-American Lighthouse Keepers and Lifesaving Service as Told by Harriet Tubman Actor, director, and producer Christine Dixon will portray Harriet Tubman and tell the stories of African-American lighthouse keepers as well as explore Tubman’s own history and that of Captain Richard Etheridge, the first African American to command a United States Life Saving station in 1880. A Q&A will follow each performance. 3:305:30pm: designed for children; 7-9pm: for adults. S.B. Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Wy. $35-$50. Call (805) 456-8744 or email email@example.com Read more on p. 46. sbmm.org/santa-barbara-events
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Vlad De Briansky: Dreamland Blues Tour Born in Ukraine, banned in Russia, Ukrai nian-American guitarist Vlad De Briansky, whose latest album, Dreamland (2022), was recorded in Ukraine during the pandemic, will bring his blues sound to S.B. with half of the proceeds going toward Ukrainian refugees.
S.B. Museum of Natural History Presents A Forest Journey Conversation and BookSigning Author of Patagonia’s enlarged and updated edition of A Forest Journey: The Role of Trees in the Fate of Civilization and UCSB Visiting Scholar John Perlin will be in conversation with Asst. Professor Robert Heilmayr to discuss how trees have changed, the role of wood in the development of civilization, the destructive effect on the world’s forests, and why forests are vital for humanity’s survival today.
Fleischmann Auditorium, S.B. Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol. Free Call (805)
UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents Ken Burns’s Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness This 2022 documentary offers first-person accounts from more than 20 young people (ages 11-27) who live with mental health conditions, as well as parents, teachers, friends, health-care providers in their lives, and independent mental health experts. Episode 1, “The Storm” screens Tuesday and episode 2, “Resilience” screens Wednesday. A panel discussion will follow the screening. 6:30pm Campbell Hall, UCSB. Free. Call (805) 893-3535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/events
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Locke. Susan Solt (UCSC) will moderate the discussion. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2 | 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB
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Building on a Legacy
It’s fair to say that the relationship between Santa Barbara and architecture is, well, complicated. While the architectural landscape here is a rich and diverse one, from elaborate estates behind Montecito gates to Craftsman gems to city-certified variations on the dominant Spanish Colonial Revival theme, Santa Barbara also mandates uniformity and strict building guidelines.
One figure in a central position in the city’s architectural maze for the past 30 years has been Robert Ooley, who holds the elite status as a three-star Fellow of the AIA (American Institute of Architects) and recently retired from his post as County Architect. He landed the position which involves serving as the “building official” and permit authority for all county-sponsored projects in 2002 after working with local architects Howard Wittausch, Ken Davenport, Don Sharpe, and Barry Berkus. Along with his extensive work on public sector structures, developing important sustainability policies, and other work, Ooley has taken a passionate interest in restoring and protecting the legendary 1929 vintage Santa Barbara Courthouse. He ensured the structure’s National Landmark status and helped establish the Courthouse Legacy Foundation (courthouselegacyfoundation.org)
We checked in with Ooley at this key juncture of his ongoing architectural life/work.
Robert Ooley, Recently Retired County Architect and Courthouse Advocate, Continues His Quest
by Josef Woodard
Congratulations on your recent retirement. Is it a bittersweet moment for you? It is only bittersweet in that I will not be in the Courthouse every day. Stuff happens that changes the building daily, and with no one keeping an eye on this from a conservation POV, then history gets lost.
I have published my first book (Butterfly Wood: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie House West, about the historic Wright house in Montecito, the residence of author TC Boyle and family for many years) and am working on five other books, about architecture, but also different topics: a travel guide, a monograph of Reginald Johnson, a monograph of George Washington Smith, a monograph of William Mooser Architects, and finally a book on the Courthouse.
Are there specific projects you were involved in that you are especially proud of or were particularly memorable? I enjoyed working on projects that have a direct benefit to the public, like medical clinics and fire stations.
Another project is conservation of the Santa Barbara Courthouse. In the early 1990s, I wanted to get something done on the “Spirit of the Ocean” fountain, which was falling apart and failing daily. So, I contacted the Getty Foundation for help to which they said they would love to help, but they only fund National Historic Landmarks. I scratched my head in wonderment that it
was not an NHL. So, I set to work on the nomination. The many conservation projects at the courthouse have all been orchestrated by me, and I have enjoyed each one of them.
The late architect Barry Berkus commented that the Courthouse is the greatest public building in the country. Do you agree? Most people and not being aware of the details of why would agree that the Santa Barbara Courthouse is a special piece of architecture and a special property. The design of the courthouse is a purely American expression of its architect, William Mooser of the William Mooser Company. The general design of the courthouse has its roots in the Andalusian area of Spain, but the composition of the building is purely Mooser’s interpretation of his experiences in that region of Spain.
When I was drafting the National Historic Landmark nomination, I researched every county courthouse of “Spanish Colonial Revival” design, of which there are a few. Mostly in the Southwest and a few in Florida. All those buildings are only skin-deep. That is to say that the building exterior is only a wrapper for a more modern building under the skin. The Santa Barbara Courthouse is a Spanish Andalusian building through and through. From the siting of the building to the layout of the four buildings that make up the complex, to the interior spaces, and finally to the detailing of the architecture.
It simply is the only one of its kind in the country.
Barry was a cool architect. I worked for him for about three years. I just loved his energy.
You wrote an Independent article in 2018 headlined “Why an Architect?” stressing the importance of hiring an AIA architect. Is that a message you like to emphasize, especially in a renovationcharged region such as Santa Barbara? Of course, because I am a three-diamond Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, I must recite the “company” line: Hire an architect, and hiring an AIA member is a better choice. The law allows a non-licensed person of whatever back-
ground to design their own house, remodel, addition, or a similar scoped project. In fact, the same person can design a four-story, four-unit building if they like. While that is allowed, it’s not prudent.
Architects are trained and practice their profession to know all the issues related to buildings how they stand up, how they are powered, and what makes them stable. An AIA architect is required to maintain professional course credits to remain in good standing, and they take an oath of ethics and professional conduct. Therefore, I refer to it as the “good housekeeping seal.”
How have you seen the architectural life of Santa Barbara change over the decades? In the historic district, not much, which is the way most of us like it. I was just walking down a paseo in Victoria Court, where we had a county office located for a while 25 years ago. I noticed that the paseo had not changed much, if at all, over that time. I like the diversity of architectural expression outside the historic districts.
Architects and others sometimes complain about bureaucratic obstacles, given the strict guidelines of the Architectural Board of Review. Do you tend to see both sides of the argument? I have been fortunate in my career to have been exempt from many of those requirements, as government projects are generally exempt. Serving on the Historic Landmarks Commission I never served on ABR is both a joy and frustrating. Frustrating because I see how long it takes for projects to get through HLC, and there is not much we can do about it. It is a very rare case when a project has everything together that it sails through.
How do you reflect back on your experience, work-wise and otherwise? Reflecting on my time in the profession, it’s not over yet. I am still involved. But looking back, I have enjoyed every moment.
For full interview, go to Independent.com/robertooley.
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Robert Ooley inside the National Historic Landmark Santa Barbara Courthouse building, where he spent the past 30 years as County Architect
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Over the generations, the critical contributions of Nathan “Nearest” Green to the global spirits industry specifically, how he taught a boy who’d come to be known as Jack Daniel to distill whiskey in the 1850s were nearly lost.
His story is an example of how Black history, even in the modern day, is often drowned out and ultimately forgotten unless it is vigorously protected.
In this particular case, the special efforts to push Green’s story of excellence to the forefront culminated in the 2017 creation of Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, the fastest-growing whiskey brand in American history.
From slave to free man by virtue of the Emancipation Proclamation and 13th Amendment, Green wound up in Lynchburg, Tennessee, where he filtered whiskey through the charcoal of sugar maple trees.
Likely passed down from traditions in West Africa, where they traditionally filtered water through charcoal, this technique was part of what Green taught Jasper Newton, a young White boy working on the same farm. Newton, eventually known around town as “Uncle Jack,” went on to become the celebrated distiller who made Jack Daniel’s worldfamous. Green, thanks to recent research and publicity, is now recognized as the AfricanAmerican master distiller on record and considered a founding father of Tennessee whiskey.
by Victor Bryant
In honor of Black History Month, the Kimpton Canary Hotel’s Finch & Fork is taking part in the Uncle Nearest HBCU Old Fashioned Challenge, aiming to raise $1 million for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). For every Old Fashioned sold at Finch & Fork in February, the restaurant will contribute $1 to the campaign, with Uncle Nearest matching each donation across the country.
“I’m really proud to be a part of something this cool and give back to the community at large and have people in here supporting something this awesome,” said Finch & Fork’s lead bartender Dakota Lopez. “It’s really cool to be a part of such a diverse team and be doing something of this scale.”
To further celebrate the Uncle Nearest story during Black History Month, Finch & Fork is hosting a Cocktail for a Cause Masterclass focused on their four Uncle Nearest Old Fashioneds: the classic recipe as well as “Island,” “Oaxacan,” and “New Orleans” styles. Attendees to the class, which is Friday, February 3, from 5-7 p.m., will taste all four Uncle Nearest whiskeys to select their favorite and make a cocktail from scratch. Finch & Fork is also hosting Pura Luna Apothecary’s Black-owned business workshop on February 10 and ending the month with an Uncle Nearest pairing dinner on February 24.
Finch & Fork, 31 W. Carrillo St.; (805) 884-0300; finchandforkrestaurant.com
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Brass Bear Opens Uptown
Last August, reader Terry passed the word that the Funk Zone’s popular Brass Bear Brewing Company is opening a second location at 3302 McCaw Avenue, the former home of Café Stella. Reader Matt now tells me that the uptown Brass Bear had a soft opening on January 21. “We met friends there for dinner. There is a nice kids’ play space in the back,” says Matt.
“Influenced by the funky vibes in the Funk Zone, we wanted Uptown to be unique,” say owners Lindsay and Seth Anderson. “We took our most beloved Funk Zone classics and added some new flavorful additions to the bunch. We have classy dinner fare, lunch grub, and soon brunch. Get lost in the colorful wallpapers or follow the stripes up the ceiling in the main dining room Uptown is an unforgettable experience. Our private event space includes a bar, a divided turfed area, and a pool-sized indoor area to fit your event needs.”
The flagship Bear Brewing opened in the Funk Zone in February 2016 and features craft beer, rotating guest taps, sparkling wine, cider, and a menu that consists of locally sourced charcuterie boards, skewers of tri-tip, chicken, shrimp, occasionally shark, burgers, and hot toasted sandwiches. Visit brassbearbrewing.com.
CHAPALA SOUTH COAST DELI CLOSES:
Santa Barbara Independent writer Callie Fausey reports that South Coast Deli at 1436 Chapala Street, which opened in February 2008, closed January 20 because the landlord did not renew their lease. “At this point, we want to focus on the positive,” say South Coast Deli owners Jim and Darlene St. John. “We have three other successful locations in town and we look forward to focusing our efforts on them. Delivery will still be available via DoorDash, and we will continue to deliver our Sammie platters to offices throughout the city. We have had 15 wonderful years at SCD Chapala and are thankful for all the support from the community.” South Coast Deli at 6521 Pardall Road closed in April 2021 and a new location opened the same month at 3534 State Street.
NEW MENU ITEMS AT EUREKA: Eureka Burger at 601 Paseo Nuevo has introduced a new menu that includes French Dip (roast beef, whiskey caramelized onions, Havarti, horseradish aioli, au jus), Barbeque Pork Ribs (slow-cooked ribs, truffle corn), Chilled Salmon Campanelle Bowl (burrata, broccolini, heirloom cherry tomatoes, pesto aioli), Watermelon Chicken Salad (baby kale, feta,
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VALENTINE’S DAY AT MOBY DICK: This just in from General Manager Miguel Flores: “Hi John, FYI, here at Moby Dick we are doing a Valentine’s Dinner for two for 89.99 per couple. It is a three-course dinner with a bottle of champagne included. Reservations are not necessary but encouraged.”
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BRINGING HISTORY TO LIGHT AT THE MARITIME MUSEUM
This just in: The hot-ticket item that is the Sunday, January 29, Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour concert just got a little hotter. The touring project, the Campbell Hall show of which is the first major jazz show of the year in town, is an all-star, cross-generational aggregate, including stellar veteran vocalists DeeDee Bridgewater and Kurt Elling.
And yet young up-and-comer Lakecia Benjamin has suddenly risen in the ranks of high-profile jazz artists, appearing on the cover of the jazz-world-influential DownBeat magazine this month, synced with her new album, Phoenix, dropping this week. To boot, just two weeks ago, the Monterey Festival officially announced alto saxist Benjamin as artist-in-residence at the festival’s gala September event.
This is not the first collaborative rodeo for the hosting vehicle of UCSB Arts & Lectures and the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour. It makes for a great fit, as the touring package introduced at the previous year’s festival main stage serves the function of sending out multiple noteworthy artists to cities, such as Santa Barbara, not necessarily rich in jazz offerings. When last we saw a Monterey roadshow, in fact, the lineup featured Bridgewater alongside the young up-and-comer trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire.
Also in the S.B. lineup are pianist and music director Christian Sands, bassist Yasushi Nakamura, and drummer Clarence Penn. But refreshed eyes and ears will be on Benjamin, who has been on a whirlwind, world-winding journey of late, and was a
commanding presence as part of the “On Tour” band’s first appearance on last fall’s Monterey Jazz Festival main stage.
A New York City native, Benjamin studied with famed alto saxist Gary Bartz and lent her sound to Missy Elliott and Alicia Keys before busting out on her own in the jazz sphere. Her new album is her fourth, following the attention-grabbing 2020 album Pursuance: The Coltranes, a celebration of not only John Coltrane, but also his wife/widow Alice. Traces of influence from both Coltranes, as well as an organic R&B impulse, grace Benjamin’s sense of style.
Needless to say, there will be a lot of interwoven musical stories on the Campbell Hall stage come Sunday. —Josef Woodard
ZOOM OUT TO OUR FIRST BOOK CLUB EXTRAVAGANZA
Cheers to the winning combination of books, beer, and book clubs brought to you by the dynamic collaboration of the Santa Barbara Public Library (SBPL) and the Santa Barbara Independent.
Starting with our first Book Club Extravaganza on Tuesday, January 31, at 6 p.m. at S.B. Biergarten, the Indy Book Club is switching things up in a major way for 2023. Instead of doing monthly reads and discussions, we’re zooming OUT into the community with a series of fun quarterly meet-ups to create more opportunities for readers to come together and connect.
Come learn from SBPL librarians about the new Book Club in a Bag sets they’ll have available Book Club in a Bag kits have everything book groups need to plan their next gathering, including 10 copies of each title, which can be checked out (to one person) for six weeks. Come to the Extravaganza to get early access to the holds list and learn about the Library’s book club picks for Fiction, Crime, and Romance as well as special book club discussions that are happening throughout the year.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to mix and mingle with other readers, get personalized recommendations for books your book club will love, and check out books from the Library on the Go van — all in a great casual atmosphere. Invite your friends. We look forward to seeing you at
February 1 is the 167th anniversary of the lighting of the Pt. Conception Lighthouse lens, and the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is commemorating the occasion with a unique theatrical presentation: Keeping the Light: The Story of the Bravery, Heroism and Courage of African American Lighthouse Keepers and Lifesaving Service as told by Harriet Tubman. This production also celebrates Black History Month and features producer/director/performer Chris Dixon as the indomitable Harriet Tubman.
Known for her heroism as a freedom fighter on the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman spent years outsmarting the slave owners, sheriffs, and bounty hunters who sought to end her life’s calling of freeing slaves. Dixon, who has spent the last 10 years playing Harriet Tubman in one-woman performances across the country (including off Broadway!), has created an intense, yet sassy character who keeps the stories of Black valor alive through theater. This production at the Maritime Museum will be Dixon’s 700th performance in this important role.
There are two shows on Wednesday, February 1: The first is a child-friendly version of the piece at 3:30 p.m., in which details of the violence in Tubman’s story and the history of the Black race are softened or omitted. The second performance, at 7 p.m., is more appropriate for adults. Content-wise, the shows tell stories of Black lighthouse keepers and get audiences acquainted with the details of Tubman’s story, as well. Dixon generally offers a short Q&A segment after the presentation where she answers queries from audience members in character. —Maggie Yates
Tickets are available at sbmm.org, with free admission for children and youth under 18, accompanied by an adult.
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Chris Dixon stars as Harriet Tubman in Keeping the Light at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.
Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour onstage at the Monterey Jazz Festival last fall; they’ll be in Campbell Hall on January 29.
NAVIGATING THE WRITER’S LIFE WITH AMOR TOWLES
The characters Amor Towles creates, from Count Alexander Rostov (living under grand-hotel-style house arrest in A Gentleman in Moscow) to Emmet and Billy Watson (orphaned brothers in The Lincoln Highway), are so vivid, so specific, and so downright enjoyable to spend time with that I would have sworn they were based on real people.
Turns out, I was wrong.
“All of my characters are invented; none of them in any of my books are based on individuals from life,” said Towles in our Zoom interview last week, before his appearance on February 2 as part of the UCSB Arts & Lectures series.
“Having written fiction since I was a kid, the invention of people becomes one of the central aspects of craft that you try to master. Because to write story after story after story, book after book, you’re populating them with a whole array of individuals who are representing the diversity of humanity. But for a work of fiction to succeed, the reader has to feel some vibrancy in those characters that there’s three-dimensionality to them.”
He published his first book, Rules of Civility, in 2011 after working in investments for 20 years and writing diligently in his off hours. That first novel, set in Manhattan in the late 1930s, was every writer’s dream double-hitter out of the gate, earning both critical and commercial success as Towles transitioned to a full-time career as a storyteller.
Though the fabric of those stories is rich in the flavor of their eras (so far all, of his books have been set before he was born), Towles said his novels are firmly rooted in character rather than detailed historic research. Before writing the first chapter, he spends about five or six years thinking about a book, filling notebooks with events and character details
about their backgrounds, personalities, tone of voice, emotional state, or psychological state. “But when we start to write the book is when those people really come to life.”
In March, he’ll see some of his characters come to life off the page, when he travels to England to watch the filming of a Showtime miniseries of A Gentleman in Moscow starring Ewan McGregor. “It’ll be fun to go see how that team imagines that story. And without a doubt it will be a different story,” said Towles, who anticipates it will come out in December 2023.
As a fan of classic literature, and the rare writer who seems to appeal equally to both men and women, Towles said he is not interested in targeting a particular audience or message, but instead “shining a light on a group of people, and the universal aspects of what they’re going through as individuals.”
“If you look back on the literature that survives over time Tolstoy, Edith Wharton, Jane Austen, Shakespeare they have created literary universes that don’t feel like a woman writing for a woman or a man writing for a man or someone trying to make a political point or a particular philosophical point…. They’ve successfully created worlds in which an array of individuals are interacting, such that we can come to that work over time from very different angles and be rewarded by reading the work. So that’s kind of the tradition I’m working in,” he smiled.
“Now, whether I achieve that or not is, you know, time will tell. But certainly the ambition is to create a work that will resonate, that is open to all and will resonate with many is the goal.”
An Evening with Amor Towles takes place on Thursday, February 2, at 7:30 p.m. at UCSB’s Campbell Hall. See artsandlectures.ucsb.edu.
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Book Club Extravaganza Book Club
Join Santa Barbara Public Library and the SantaBarbaraIndependent for a Book Club Extravaganza! Hear from SBPL librarians about the new, upcoming Book Club in a Bag sets and get early access to the holds list, learn about the Library’s book club picks for Fiction, Crime, and Romance as well as special book club discussions happening throughout the year. Mix and mingle with other readers, get personalized recommendations for books your book club will love from SBPL librarians, and check out books from the Library on the Go van.
(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): Noah Webster (1758–1843) worked for years to create the first definitive American dictionary. It became a cornucopia of revelation for poet Emily Dickinson (1830–1886). She said that for many years it was her “only companion.” One biographer wrote, “The dictionary was no mere reference book to her; she read it as a priest his breviary over and over, page by page, with utter absorption.” Now would be a favorable time for you to get intimate with a comparable mother lode, Aries. I would love to see you find or identify a resource that will continually inspire you for the rest of 2023.
(Apr. 20-May 20): “The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity.” So declared Taurus philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein in his book Philosophical Investigations Luckily for you Tauruses, you have a natural knack for making sure that important things don’t get buried or neglected, no matter how simple and familiar they are. And you’ll be exceptionally skilled at this superpower during the next four weeks. I hope you will be gracious as you wield it to enhance the lives of everyone you care about. All of us non-Bulls will benefit from the nudges you offer as we make our course corrections.
(May 21-June 20): Poet Carolyn Kizer said the main subject of her work was this: “You cannot meet someone for a moment, or even cast eyes on someone in the street, without changing.” I agree with her. The people we encounter and the influences they exert make it hard to stay fixed in our attitudes and behavior. And the people we know well have even more profound transformative effects. I encourage you to celebrate this truth in the coming weeks. Thrive on it. Be extra hungry for and appreciative of all the prods you get to transcend who you used to be and become who you need to be.
(June 21-July 22): If you have any interest in temporarily impersonating a Scorpio, the coming weeks will be a favorable time to play around. Encounters with good, spooky magic will be available. More easily than usual, you could enjoy altered states that tickle your soul with provocative insights. Are you curious about the mysteries of intense, almost obsessive passion? Have you wondered if there might be ways to deal creatively and constructively with your personal darkness? All these perks could be yours and more. Here’s another exotic pleasure you may want to explore: that half-forbidden zone where dazzling heights overlap with the churning depths. You are hereby invited to tap into the erotic pleasures of spiritual experiments and the spiritual pleasures of erotic experiments.
(July 23-Aug. 22): The circle can and will be complete if you’re willing to let it find its own way of completing itself. But I’m a bit worried that an outdated part of you may cling to the hope of a perfection that’s neither desirable nor possible. To that outdated part of you, I say this: Trust that the Future You will thrive on the seeming imperfections that arise. Trust that the imperfections will be like the lead that the Future You will alchemically transmute into gold. The completed circle can’t be and shouldn’t be immaculate and flawless.
(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Shakespeare’s work has been translated from his native English into many languages. But the books of Virgo detective novelist Agatha Christie have been translated far more than the Bard’s. (More info: tinyurl.com/ChristieTranslations.) Let’s make Christie your inspirational role model for the next four weeks. In my astrological estimation, you will have an extraordinary capacity to communicate with a wide variety of people. Your ability to serve as a mediator and go-between and translator will be at a peak. Use your superpower wisely and with glee!
(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Libran musician Franz Liszt (1811–1886) was a prolific and influential genius who created and played music with deep feeling. He was also physically attractive and charismatic. When he performed, some people in the audience swooned and sighed loudly as they threw their clothes and jewelry on stage. But there was another side of Liszt. He was a generous and attentive teacher for hundreds of piano students, and always offered his lessons free of charge. He also served as a mentor and benefactor for many renowned composers, including Wagner, Chopin, and Berlioz. I propose we make Liszt your inspirational role model for the next 11 months. May he rouse you to express yourself with flair and excellence, even as you shower your blessings on worthy recipients.
(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): This may risk being controversial, but in the coming weeks, I’m giving you cosmic authorization to engage in what might appear to be cultural appropriation. Blame it on the planets! They are telling me that to expand your mind and heart in just the right ways, you should seek inspiration and teaching from an array of cultures and traditions. So I encourage you to listen to West African music and read Chinese poetry in translation and gaze at the art of Indigenous Australians. Sing Kabbalistic songs and say Lakota prayers and intone Buddhist chants. These are just suggestions. I will leave it to your imagination as you absorb a host of fascinating influences that amaze and delight and educate you.
(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “All the world’s a stage,” Shakespeare wrote, “and all the men and women merely players.” That’s always true, but it will be even more intensely accurate for you in the coming weeks. High-level pretending and performing will be happening. The plot twists may revolve around clandestine machinations and secret agendas. It will be vital for you to listen for what people are NOT saying as well as the hidden and symbolic meanings behind what they are saying. But beyond all those cautionary reminders, I predict the stories you witness and are part of will often be interesting and fun.
(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In this horoscope, I offer you wisdom from Capricorn storyteller Michael Meade. It’s a rousing meditation for you in the coming months. Here’s Meade: “The genius inside a person wants activity. It’s connected to the stars; it wants to burn and it wants to create and it has gifts to give. That is the nature of inner genius.” For your homework, Capricorn, write a page of ideas about what your genius consists of. Throughout 2023, I believe you will express your unique talents and blessings and gifts more than you ever have before.
(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Greek writer Nikos Kazantzakis (1883–1957) was nominated nine times for the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature, but never won. He almost broke through in the last year of his life, but French author Albert Camus beat him by one vote. Camus said Kazantzakis was “a hundred times more” deserving of the award than himself. I will make a wild prediction about you in the coming months, Aquarius. If there has been anything about your destiny that resembles Kazantzakis’s, chances are good that it will finally shift. Are you ready to embrace the gratification and responsibility of prime appreciation?
(Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Piscean educator Parker Palmer has a crucial message for you to meditate on in the coming weeks. Read it tenderly, please. Make it your homing signal. He said, “Solitude does not necessarily mean living apart from others; rather, it means never living apart from one’s self. It is not about the absence of other people it is about being fully present to ourselves, whether or not we are with others. Community does not necessarily mean living face-to-face with others; rather, it means never losing the awareness that we are connected to each other.”
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As part of the EVC Financial Team, serves as a control point resource to units within Academic Affairs for financial and budgetary activities.
Reqs: Bachelor’s Degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/ training. Experience working in accounting, finance, or related field. Strong interpersonal skills, analytical skills, service orientation, active listening, critical thinking,
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Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check. This job description is for a dual‑level recruitment (one position available) either for a Financial Services Analyst 2 or a Financial Services Analyst 3. The classification level will be determined by management at the time of hire based on the skills, knowledge, and experience of the final candidate.
Budgeted Pay Rate/Range: $58,464 ‑ $75,000/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application review begins 2/2/23. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 48070
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Reporting to the Associate Director of Residential & Community Living (R&CL), the Coordinator for Residential Curriculum & Academic Initiatives (CRCAI) is responsible for providing leadership and management to a variety of educational initiatives designed to enhance student learning and community engagement in university housing. These responsibilities include strengthening and implementing the established residential curriculum; providing strategic oversight to
The Independent is hiring a part-time calendar assistant to provide support to the calendar editor in getting The Week section to print by curating events and images and writing descriptions. This position assists in maintaining the online calendar and with special issues and guides such as Wedding, Summer Camp, Fiesta, Halloween, and ‘Tis the Season. The calendar assistant helps maintain and contribute to the sbindependent_events Instagram account.
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the development of living‑learning communities, theme‑based housing, and faculty‑in‑residence program; working with campus/academic partners on special housing programs and initiatives (such as FSSP & Transfer Edge); and executing key assessment projects measuring student learning within campus housing. Reqs: Bachelor’s Degree In related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience. 1‑3 years of work experience in University Housing, or a combination
of University Housing and Student Affairs. Experience working with residentially based curriculums and academic initiatives, such as learning communities, theme‑based housing programs, and faculty‑in‑residence programs. Experience leading and modeling practices that foster equity and inclusion in a diverse community of residents, student staff, and professional staff.
Commitment to creating communities where residents feel a deep sense of belonging. Demonstrated skills
in formal assessment techniques & the ability to train and oversee assessment practices by staff. Knowledge of student development theory and best practices for positively engaging students within a residential curriculum model. Proven skill to take a concept from idea to action. Notes: UCSB Campus Security Authority under Clery Act. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull‑Notice Program. Satisfactory
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Serves as the Academic Program Coordinator for the Quantum Assembly NRT program and its affiliated training activities. Responsible for program administration and student coordination. Supports the full range of activities related to the operation of the NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program including: implementing recruitment strategies, assisting with the admission process, coordinating training activities, tracking student progress, trainee appointments, payroll and reimbursements, reporting of agency required data, regular and confidential correspondence, and short and long‑term planning. Corresponds with faculty and multiple campus departments involved with the NRT. Manages events and seminars including research collaboration workshops, educational outreach programs and other meetings. Responsible for maintaining the Quantum Assembly NRT website.
Reqs: Bachelor’s Degree in related area or equivalent experience/training. 1‑3 years administrative work experience.
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CUSTODIAL PROGRAM MANAGER
Under the direction of the Associate Director of Custodial & Landscape Services, the position serves as the Program Manager for the Custodial unit within Residential Operations and collaborates with the Residence Hall Managers, Superintendents, Project Managers, and HDAE department leaders to plan, organize, and manage routine and recurring custodial programs and projects. Prepares annual and projected budgets for operational programs, tracks expenses, and schedules programs that optimize physical staffing and resource needs while minimizing the impact of work on the campus community. 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. Minimum 3 years of custodial and/ or grounds supervisory experience in a higher education setting. Strong level of proficiency with spreadsheets, systems, database management and word processing software. Excellent management, financial, and analytical skills. Knowledge of unique department operations in order to meet procurement needs.
Ability to draft requests for proposals 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 judgment, 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. Budgeted Range: $80,388 ‑ $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. Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #47581
The incumbent uses computerized work order systems and other software applications to develop, assign, and manage administrative processes of property management.
Schedules work; tracks progress of work using various software programs; coordinates schedules with various outside resources; vendors, staff, and project managers. Utilizes software systems to collect data and create reports. Serves on Project Management Team and
provides administrative support and data analyses for Leadership in Environmental & Energy Design certification. Reqs: Work experience demonstrating a strong customer service background. (Min of 3+ years recent customer service experience). Ability to prioritize demands, meet timelines and exercise judgment. Strong communication and organizational skills, including ability to work independently as well as with others. Ability to communicate in person, via telephone and two way radio. Independent judgment, initiative and ability to evaluate and analyze data and make recommendations. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to work under pressure in a team atmosphere and independently involving deadlines, periodic heavy work cycles and high volume while maintaining extreme attention to detail. Proficiency in Word and Excel. 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. Budgeted Range: $26.09 ‑ $31.35/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #47653
FINANCE AND PROCUREMENT ASSIS
The Finance and Procurement Assistant is responsible for providing administrative services to the department of Economics. Responsible for purchasing, receiving, and inventorying supplies for the Department of Economics. Acts as liaison between Business and Financial Services for routine matters related to procurement, receiving, and accounts payable. Maintains working knowledge of University procurement policies and procedures and applicable university financial policies. Organizes and prepares travel, entertainment, and reimbursements for 3 x weekly seminar series. Acts as liaison between department financial analyst and consortium directors to provide updated and accurate budget information. Utilizes UCPath and Kronos to hire all student employees and monitor payroll expenditures. Works with department manager and computing team to update and maintain accurate department webpages. Reqs: Bachelor’s Degree in a related area or equivalent experience and/or training. Solid knowledge of Word, Excel and Google Docs. Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check. Hiring/Budgeted Hourly Range: $26.09 ‑ $27.32/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application review begins 2/6/23. Apply online at https:// jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 48215
Serves as primary liaison between banks, merchants, and campus and UC communities. Responsibilities include creation, implementation and maintenance of training and testing modules, conducting training classes, review of applications, issuance of cards and monitoring of all program participants eligibility and authorizations, including card limits. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training. Analytical skills necessary to evaluate the quality and cost effectiveness of purchasing options. Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally. Ability to read and interpret terms and conditions of basic contracts. Working level of proficiency in the use of standard spreadsheet and word processing software. Some knowledge of the organization’s departments and operations required in order to meet their procurement needs. Understands ERP / financial systems (such as Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP, Banner, etc.). Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check. Budgeted/Hiring pay/Range: $26.39 ‑ $44.78/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application review begins 2/7/23. Apply online at https:// jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 47898
Superintendent, performs a variety of custodial tasks and other related duties. Handles all heavy lifting and moving tasks, the moving of all furniture out of classrooms, offices, labs, and the replacement of all furniture. Required to perform custodial duties in zone, and campus‑wide as necessary. Reqs: Ability to understand and apply University and Department policies and procedures to specific situations. Ability to exercise sound judgment in solving problems. Ability to accomplish work within deadlines; may handle more than one project at a time. Able to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to perform heavy manual tasks. Able to observe and use safe working conditions. Note: 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. May be required to wear a UCSB‑provided uniform. 4 days, 10 hour shifts. Days are rotated every week. 8:00pm ‑ 6:30 am Budgeted Range: $20.96 ‑ $28.76/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Open until filled. Job #44700
GENERAL ACCOUNTANT 3
BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SERVICES
Experienced professional in the General Accounting Office, responsible for general accounting functions such as analyzing, monitoring, preparing and reconciling financial information to reflect the condition of the organization and provide financial and other statistical data to control operations. Also may involve preparation of financial reports to meet internal and external reporting requirements. May include activities relating to developing, implementing and monitoring accounting systems, policies and procedures. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training. 1‑3 years Performing accounting analyst, professional accounting, accounting systems or auditing duties at a level of responsibility equivalent to Accounting Analyst, including AR/AP experience, fund accounting knowledge, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 1‑3 years Computer proficiency is required. word processing, spreadsheet, and computerized accounting system experience are essential to this position. Advanced excel knowledge and experience (macros, vlookups, pivot tables) as well as experience working with large data projects, data sets, and data extraction. Ability to independently gather, organize, and perform accounting‑related analysis to complete work assignments.
Proven ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing.
Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check. Budgeted/Hiring pay/Range: $62,300/yr.‑$117,500/ yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application review begins 2/3/23. Apply online at https:// jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 48092
LABORER FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
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The Program Assistant assists in the administration of the ONDAS Student Center. The ONDAS Student Center at UCSB promotes the success and retention of first‑generation college students with an emphasis on the first‑year transition and underrepresented student experience. Provides administrative assistance to the Director of the ONDAS Student Center and to the Assistant Dean of Academic Success Initiatives. Assists in the coordination and implementation of ONDAS Student Center programs, workshops, and activities, including the development of new projects and programs. Responsible for updating and coordinating the ONDAS Student Center social media and UCSB Platforms. Reqs: High School diploma or GED. Experience working in an academic or office setting. Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check. Budgeted hourly salary $26.09 ‑ $27.90 hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application review begins 2/6/23 Apply online at https:// jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 48204
SENIOR AUTO EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
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Under the general supervision of the Asst Residence Hall Manager or Residence Hall Manager, performs duties in accordance with established standards and instruction, for University owned Residence Halls, Apartments and Dining Facilities.May be required to perform other duties as assigned to meet the operational needs of the department. Promotes a customer service environment to residence and clients. Assists with the development and maintenance of a work environment which is conducive to meeting the mission of the organization and supports the EEP. Responsible for completing job duties that demonstrates support for the Operations Team. Reqs: Working knowledge and experience in utilizing the following equipment: vacuums, conventional and high‑speed buffers, extractors and related custodial equipment desirable. Will train on all equipment and chemicals used. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others as a team. Must have effective communication skills. Ability to interact as a team member with sensitivity towards a multi‑cultural work environment. Notes: May be required to work other schedules to meet the operational needs of the department. Ability to lift 50 lbs. 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. 3 positions available. Budgeted Range: $21.36/hr.‑$23.11/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: TERI NIMTZ, CASE NO. 23PR00022
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of: TERI NIMTZ
A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: CHRISTY LOPEZ in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara.
The Petition for Probate requests that: CHRISTY LOPEZ be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.
THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.
A HEARING ON THE PETITION WILL BE HELD IN THIS COURT AS FOLLOWS: 03/09/2023 AT 9:00
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A.M., DEPT: 5. SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division.
IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing.
Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code.
Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law.
YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.
Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer, Date: 01/19/2023 By: April Garcia, Deputy.
Attorney for Petitioner: Cristi Michelon Vasquez, 132 E. Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara CA, 93101 (805) 882‑2226.
Published January 26, February 2, 9, 2023
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER
ESTATE OF:HEIDI MICHELLE CONNOR CASE NO. 23PR00023
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of: HEIDI MICHELLE CONNOR.
A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: Timothy James Connor in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara.
The Petition for Probate requests that: TIMOTHY JAMES CONNOR be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.
THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under
the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.
A HEARING ON THE PETITION WILL BE HELD IN THIS COURT AS FOLLOWS: 03/09/2023 AT 9:00
A.M., DEPT: 5. SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division.
IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law.
YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer, Date: 01/20/2023 By: April Garcia, Deputy.
ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER: CRISTI MICHELON VASQUEZ, 132 E. Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara CA, 93101 (805) 882‑2226.
Published January 26, February 2, 9, 2023
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: MARIA JADWIGA WOLF, CASE NO. 23PR00017
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of: MARIA JADWIGA WOLF
A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: BEATA M. ROSE in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara.
The Petition for Probate requests that: BEATA M. ROSE be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.
THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court.
THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.
A HEARING ON THE PETITION WILL BE HELD IN THIS COURT AS FOLLOWS: 03/09/23 AT 9:00 A.M. DEPT: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA
BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107 Santa Barbara. Anacapa Division.
IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney.
IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above.
YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.
Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer, Date: 01/13/2023, 9:45 AM By: April Garcia, Deputy.
ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER: Justin D. Fox, 205 E. Carrillo Street, Suite 100, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. (805) 963‑9958. Published January 26, February 2, 9, 2023.
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The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SEAGRAPE WINE COMPANY, 2625 Santa Barbara Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441; Vintegrated Solutions LLC (same address). This business is conducted by a limited liability company. SIGNED BY KAREN STEINWACHS, MEMBER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on December 7, 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: 2022‑0002946. Published: January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023.
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The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE EDDY, 137 De La Guerra St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; 137 E De La Guerra LLC (same address). This business is conducted by a limited liability company. SIGNED BY JENNIFER STEINWURTZEL, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on December 19, 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). FBN Number: 2022‑0003052 E35. Published: January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person (s) is/are doing business as: R.K.M. BOOKS, 1620 Oramas RD; Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Richard K Moser (same address). This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY RICHARD K MOSER, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on December 16, 2022. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2022‑0003042 E49. Published: January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person (s) is/are doing business as: WYLIE MUTT, 1711 Robbins Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Alexandria N Keithley (same address). This business is conducted by an individual.
SIGNED BY ALEXANDRIA KEITHLEY, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on December 7, 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). FBN Number: 2022‑0002947 E30. Published: January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s)
is/are doing business as: WARREN & SELBERT, LLC, 222 East Carrillo Street, Suite 310, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Accufy Analytics, LLC (same address). This business is conducted by a limited liability company. SIGNED BY ERIC C. SEALE, MANAGER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on December 23, 2022. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2022‑0003100 E30. Published: January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TENACITY OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, 3518 San Jose Lane; Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Megan E Barry (same address). This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY MEGAN BARRY. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on December 28, 2022. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2022‑0003114 E30. Published: January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person (s) is/are doing business as: Lee and Associates Consulting, 4117 Via Andorra, Apt. B, Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Larry C Lee (same address); Rachel M Lee (same address). This business is conducted by a married couple. SIGNED BY LARRY C LEE. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on December 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). FBN Number: 2022‑0003080 E30. Published: January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: GREAT WRIT RESEARCH, 228 East Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Gregory G. Rader, 3714 Friar Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY GREGORY G. RADER, PROPRIETOR. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on December 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: 2022‑0002969. Published: January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RASCALS SB, 432 E. Hayley St., Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Palma Vegan Group LLC (same address). This is a business conducted by a limited liability company. SIGNED BY DALAN GRIFFIN, PRESIDENT. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 23, 2023. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2023‑0000167 E30. Published: January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person (s) is/are doing business as: LIZ G PHOTOGRAPHY , 119 Cardinal Avenue, Goleta, CA; Elizabeth A McDermott (same address) This is a business conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY ELIZABETH MCDERMOTT, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 17, 2023. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2023‑0000101 E49. Published: January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person (s) is/are doing business as: AGS HEATING & AIR, 712 Reddick St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Art Grossmann & Sons LLC (same address). This business conducted by a limited liability company. SIGNED BY ROBERT GROSSMANN, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 17, 2023.
This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2023‑0000102 E30. Published: January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person (s) is/are doing business as: COLD MOUNTAIN REAL ESTATE, 5250 Olive Hill Road, Santa Maria, CA 93455; Carolyn L Mendoza (same address); Walter P Mendoza (same address). This business conducted by a married couple. SIGNED BY CAROLYN MENDOZA, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 13, 2023. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2023‑0000095 E30. Published: January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person (s) is/are doing business as: FRESH LAUNDRY, 1200 West Ocean Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93436; Santa Barbara Soap Co, 5698 Hollister Avenue #B, Goleta CA 93117. This business conducted by a corporation. SIGNED BY AARON BOUCHER PRESIDENT. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 17, 2023. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2023‑0000109 E49. Published: January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person (s) is/are doing business as: FRESH LAUNDRY, 1004 North H Street, Lompoc, CA 93436; Santa Barbara Soap Co, 5698 Hollister Avenue #B, Goleta CA 93117. This business conducted by a corporation. SIGNED BY AARON BOUCHER PRESIDENT. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 17, 2023. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2023‑0000108 E49. Published: January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person (s) is/are doing business as: FRESH LAUNDRY, 5698 Hollister Avenue #B, Goleta, CA 93117; Santa Barbara Soap Co (same address).This business conducted by a corporation. SIGNED BY AARON BOUCHER PRESIDENT. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 17, 2023. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2023‑0000110 E49. Published: January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 805 LIFTS, 5939 Placencia Street, Goleta, CA 93117; Boucher Co, (same address). This business conducted by a corporation. SIGNED BY KRISTINA BOUCHER VICE PRESIDENT. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 19, 2023. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2023‑0000134 E49.
Published: January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person (s) is/are doing business as: AZURE APARTMENTS, 703 E. Meehan Street, Santa Maria, CA 93454; Santa Maria Multifamily, LLC, 4 Park Plaza, Suite 1700, Irvine, CA 92614. This business conducted by a limited liability company.
SIGNED BY KENNETH MCCARREN PRESIDENT. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 17, 2023. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk
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(SEAL). FBN Number: 2023‑0000113 E30. Published: January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HAULING‑4‑U, 7340 Lowell Way, Unit B, Goleta, CA 93117; Ivan Padilla (same address); Sandra Padilla (same address). This is a business conducted by a married couple.
SIGNED BY IVAN PADILLA, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 20, 2023. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2023‑0000154 E30. Published: January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THETASELL, 1933 Cliff Drive, Suite 2, Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Neil D Levinson (same address). This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY NEIL LEVINSON, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on December 30, 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). FBN Number: 2022‑0003135 E30. Published: January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WARP DRIVE TURBO, 521 N. 1st St., Lompoc, CA 93436; Warp Drive Turbo (same address). This is a business conducted by a limited liability company.
SIGNED BY GRANT BORMAN, MEMBER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on December 30, 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). FBN Number: 2022‑0003132 E30. Published: January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person (s) is/are doing business as: ISLAND QUALITY SEAFOOD, 7402 San Carpino Dr, Goleta, CA 93117; Randy C Hughes (same address). This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY RANDY HUGHES, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 4, 2023. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2023‑0000014 E28. Published: January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 2023.
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The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BLACK & BLACK ATTORNEYS AT LAW 1114 State St, Ste 272, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Erik D. Black(same address). This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY ERIK D. BLACK, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 6, 2023. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2023‑0000040 E30. Published: January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 2023.
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The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WUNDERKIND, 525 San Ysidro Road, Suite B, Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Wundertoo LLC, 9393 N 90th Street, 102‑604, Scottsdale, AZ 85258. This business is conducted by a limited liability company. SIGNED BY JASON HARROW, MEMBER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 13, 2023. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2022‑0000094 E30. Published: January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CENTER FOR PSYCHOTHERAPY
AND INTEGRATIVE HEALTH, A MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY CORPORATION, 922 State Street, Suite A2, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Center for Psychotherapy and Integrative Health, a Marriage and Family Therapy Corporation. (same address).This is a business conducted by a corporation. SIGNED BY RUDY RUDERMAN, CEO. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on December 22, 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). FBN Number: 2022‑0003094 E29. Published: January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 2023.
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The following person (s) is/are doing business as: HIREUP LEADERSHIP, 6551 Park of Commerce Blvd., Boca Raton, FLA 33487; Ows, LLC (same address). This business is conducted by a limited liability company. SIGNED BY SUSAN E. BALL, SECRETARY. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 10, 2023. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2022‑0000063 E29. Published: January 19, 26, & February 2, 9 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TRI‑COUNTY INSULATION AND ACOUSTICAL CONTRACTORS, 910 George Street, Santa Clara, CA 95054; Tri‑County Building Products of California, LLC, 495 South High Street, Suite 50, Columbus, OH 43215 This business is conducted by a limited liability company. SIGNED BY SHELLEY A. MCBRIDE, SECRETARY. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 10, 2023. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2023‑0000060 E30. Published: January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person (s) is/are doing business as: SOCCER ABROAD & SOCCER IN SPAIN, 735 State Street, Suite 219, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Maria (Mari) G Hernandez (same address). This is a business conducted by a general partnership company. SIGNED BY MARIA (MARI) HERNANDEZ, FOUNDER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 9, 2023. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2022‑0000052 E30. Published: January19, 26, February 2, 9, 2023.
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The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MONTECITO WINE SOCIETY, 1521 E. Valley RD., Unit B, Montecito, CA 93108; Petite Wine Traveler, Inc. (same address). This is a business conducted by a corporation. SIGNED BY JOEL KNEE, SECRETARY. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Janurary 9, 2023. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2022‑0000054 E30. Published: January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person (s) is/are doing business as: HAIR BY SELENA, 1822 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Selena A Schmidt, 1117 Las Olas Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. This is a business conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY SELENA SCHMIDT. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 3, 2023. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2022‑00000007 E30. Published: January 19, 26, February 2, 9 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: YUKI FINE JEWELRY 6596 El Greco RD, Apt 10, Goleta, CA 93117;
Krara LLC (same address). This is a business conducted by a limited liability company. SIGNED BY KRISTEN L IKEDA YOZA, OFFICER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 4, 2023. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2022‑0000021 E30. Published: January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: NORDSTAR MEDIA, 180 Holly Ave. #9, Carpinteria, CA 93013; Gill E.M.E. Fredriksson Lainer (same address).This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY GILL FREDRIKSSON LAINER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on December 28, 2022. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2022‑0003111 E29. Published: January 19, 26, & February 2, 9 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PRESTIGIOUS PROPERTIES & INVESTMENTS, 309 E. Victoria St., #A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Francis A Berezo (same address).
This is a business conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY FRANCES A. BEREZO, BROKER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on January 5, 2023. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL). FBN Number: 2022‑0000030 E49. Published: January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MONARCH OFFICE SERVICES, 631 N. Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Elizabeth E Larios (same address). This is a business conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY ELIZABETH ENRIQUEZ LARIOS, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on December 6, 2022. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL).
FBN Number: 2022‑0002939 E30. Published: January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: OPEN DOOR SUPPORT, 606 Alamo Pintado Road, Suite 3‑166, Solvang, CA 93436; Patricia A Hecker (same address). This is a business conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY PATRICIA HECKER, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on December 30, 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). FBN Number: 2022‑0003139 E30. Published: January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 2023.
IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: BERNARD LOUIS DURHAM, CASE NUMBER: 22CV04837
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: BERNARD LOUIS DURHAM TO: BERNARD LOUIS MARIE.
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 FEBRUARY 27, 2023, TIME: 10 A.M. DEPT 5, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Anacapa Division. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated: December 28, 2022, Thomas P. Anderle, Judge of the Superior Court. Published January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 2023.
IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME:
CHARMAINE DEVIENA BRACKINS, CASE NUMBER: 22CV05153
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: CHARMAINE DEVIENA BRACKINS TO: CHARMAINE DEVIENA VON ALVENSLEBEN NEWTON.
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 MARCH 1, 2023, TIME 8:30 A.M. SM3, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 312‑C East Cook Street, Santa Maria, CA 9345. 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: January 4, 2023, Timothy J. Staffel, Judge of the Superior Court. Published January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 2023.
IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: AMENDED PETITION OF MARIA CELIA HERNANDEZ, 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: FEBRUARY 22, 2023, TIME: 10 A.M. 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: January 5, 2023, Thomas P. Anderle, Judge of the Superior Court. Published January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 2023.
IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: PETITIONER JOSHUA RODRIGUEZ, CASE NUMBER: 22CV04943 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 RODRIGUEZ TO: JOSHUA MARTINEZ‑NAVARRO
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: FEBRUARY 24, 2023, TIME: 10 A.M. DEPT 4, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Anacapa Division. A copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated: January 1, 2023, Donna D. Geck, Judge of the Superior Court. Published January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 2023.
EXTRA SPACE Storage will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: 6640 Discovery Drive, Goleta, CA 93117. Febuary 9, 2023 at 3:30 PM
VICTOR TRUJILLO furniture, small items, boxes desk.
JAMES DONNELLY Clothes, baseball cards, video game systems, books, household items
The auction will be listed and
advertised on www.storagetreasures. com. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property.
EXTRA SPACE Storage will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at the location indicated: 6250 Via Real, Carpinteria, CA 93013 February 7th at 10AM
Ellen Owen : Chair, Couch, Table, Bags, Boxes, Totes, Desk, Shelves, Lamps, House Decor, Fan, Luggage.
Jean‑Paul Garcia : Boxes, Totes, Bags, Personal Documents, Cooler.
Erik Betancourt : TV Mount, Chair, Couch, Dresser.
Barbara McKeon : Bags, Boxes, Files, Personal Papers, Suitcases, Wicker Baskets.
Lila Azita Saremi : Six Chairs, Couch, Dresser, Mattress, Table, Art, Paddles, Blow‑up Raft, Bags, Pillow, Rug.
Linda Mac Neil : DVD/VCR, Books, 75 Boxes, Files, Personal Papers.
Tamra Stewart : Bags, Boxes, Clothes, Personal Papers, Photographs, Totes, Chair, Hampers.
Adam Cordero : Musical Equipment, Luggage, Deep Sea Fishing Equipment, Ammo Box.
The auction will be listed and advertised on www.storagetreasures. com. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property.
John J. Thyne, III (214025)
THYNE TAYLOR FOX HOWARD, LLP 205 East Carrillo Street Suite 100 Santa Barbara, California 93101
Telephone: (805) 963‑9958
Facsimile: (805) 963‑3814
Attorney for Plaintiff David Campos
SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA 1100 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107
CASE NAME: CAMPOS V. REYNAUD 22CV04454
CIVIL CASE COVER SHEET Unlimited (amount demanded exceeds $25,000)
One box checked for the case type that best describes this case: CONTRACT, Breach of Contract/warranty (6)
THIS CASE IS NOT complex under rule 3.400 of the California Rules of Court.
Remedies sought a. MONETARY b. NONMONETARY; declaratory or injunctive relief c. PUNITIVE Number of causes of action 5
THIS CASE IS NOT a class action suit.
Dated: 11/11/2022 John J. Thyne II.I
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA 1100 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Filed 11/14/2022. Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer BY Baksh, Narzralli, Deputy Clerk.
DAVID CAMPOS VS ANNAMARIE
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR PROFESSIONAL DESIGN, ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND PROJECT COORDINATION SERVICES
FOR THE CATHEDRAL OAKS ROAD AND CRIB WALL PROJECT PROJECT NO. 9053
The City of Goleta Public Works Department invites you to submit a proposal to become eligible for the Design, Engineering, Environmental, and Project Coordination Services for the Cathedral Oaks Road and Crib Wall Project.
Proposals shall meet the requirements and descriptions outlined in the RFP available through the City of Goleta’s PlanetBids Vendor Portal. Proposals must be received no later than 3:00 p.m., February 17, 2023, through the City of Goleta’s PlanetBids Vendor Portal.
Firms interested in submitting a Proposal should go to www.cityofgoleta.org/ city-hall/public-works/city-bid-opportunities and click on “Request for Proposals for Professional Design, Engineering, Environmental, and Project Coordination Services for the Cathedral Oaks Road and Crib Wall Project.”
Please submit any questions regarding this Request for Proposals through the City of Goleta’s PlanetBids Vendor Portal Online Q&A no later than 3:00 p.m. on February 11, 2023.
Published: Santa Barbara Independent January 26, 2023 & February 2, 2023
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR DESIGN AND PREPARATION OF PLANS SPECIFICATIONS, AND ESTIMATES, RIGHT OF WAY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
CITYWIDE TRAFFIC SIGNAL UPGRADE PROJECT
FEDERAL PROJECT NO. HSIPSL-5481(024)
CITY PROJECT NO. 9083
The City of Goleta Public Works Department invites you to submit a proposal to become eligible for the Design and Preparation of Plans, Specifications and Estimates, and to perform Right of Way and Environmental Services for the Citywide Traffic Signal Upgrade Project.
Proposals shall meet the requirements and descriptions outlined in the RFP available through the City of Goleta’s PlanetBids Vendor Portal. Proposals must be received no later than 3:00 p.m., February 21, 2023, through the City of Goleta’s PlanetBids Vendor Portal.
Firms interested in submitting a Proposal should go to www.cityofgoleta.org/ city-hall/public-works/city-bid-opportunities and click on “Request For Proposals (RFP) For Design and Preparation of Plans Specifications, And Estimates, Right Of Way And Environmental Services For The Citywide Traffic Signal Upgrade Project”
Please submit any questions regarding this Request for Proposals through the City of Goleta’s PlanetBids Vendor Portal Online Q&A no later than 3:00 p.m. on February 14, 2023.
Published: Santa Barbara Independent January 26, 2023 & February 9, 2023
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REYNAUD ET AL
ORDER AND NOTICE OF CASE ASSIGNMENT; NOTICE OF CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
CASE NUMBER: 22CV04454
The above case is hereby assigned to JUDGE COLLEEN K STERNE for ALL purposes, including trial. All future matters, including ex‑parte matters, are to be scheduled with the assigned judge. Counsel shall include the name of the assigned judge in the caption of every document filed with the court. The above‑entitled case is hereby ordered set for:
CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE ON 03/20/2023 AT 8:30 AM IN SB DEPT 5 at the court address above.
PLAINTIFF SHALL GIVE NOTICE of this assignment to ALL parties brought into the case, including but not limited to defendants, cross‑defendants and intervenors. A Proof of Service of this ORDER & NOTICE OF CASE ASSIGNMENT is to be filed with the
Court within five (5) working days after service. Failure to give notice and file proof thereof or failure to appear may result in the imposition of sanctions. Pursuant to California Rule of Court 3.725, no later than fifteen (15) calendar days before the date set for the Case Management Conference, each party must file a Case Management Statement (Judicial Council form CM110). In lieu of each party filing a separate Case Management Statement, any two or more parties may file a joint statement.
Appearance by Zoom video conference is currently optional for Civil Case Management Conferences. Please refer to the court’s website for information about remote proceedings. https:// www.sb.courts. org/gi/notices/ lnfoRemoteAppearances.pdf. Use the links provided to access the Remote Hearing Information flyer in English. https://www.sbcourts.org/gi/notices/
Zoom lnstructions.pdf, and in Spanish https://www.sbcourts.org/gi/notices/ Zoom lnstructionsSP.pdf. Or visit the court’s website at www.sbcourts.org and click on Remote Appearance by Zoom.
At the Court’s discretion counsel, parties and insurance representatives (if any) with full settlement authority may be required to attend a CADRe Information Meeting within ten (1O) days of the Conference date.
Dated:11/14/2022 Judge of the Superior Court, Pauline Maxwell
CLERK’S CERTIFICATE OF MAILING
I certify that I am not a party to this action and that a true copy of the foregoing was mailed first class, postage prepaid, in a sealed envelope addressed as shown, and that the mailing of the foregoing and execution of this certificate occurred at (place): Santa Barbara, California
John J Thyne Ill
Thyne Taylor Fox Howard LLP 205 E Carrillo St Ste 100 Santa Barbara CA 93101
Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer By: Narzralli, Baksh Deputy Clerk
ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY
JOHN J. THYNE, Ill, 214025 (805) 963‑9958
THYNE TAYLOR FOX HOWARD, LLP 205 East Carrillo Street Suite 100. Santa Barbara, CA 93101
ATTORNEY FOR David Campos, Plaintiff
Superior Court of California County of Santa Barbara, Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer, 11/14/2022 8:00 AM. By: Narzralli Baksh, Deputy
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA
Santa Barbara‑Anacapa, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
PLAINTIFF: DAVID CAMPOS DEFENDANT: ANNAMARIE REYNAUD, et al.
CIVIL CASE COVER SHEET ADDENDUM
CASE NUMBER 22CV04454
Santa Barbara County Superior Court Local Rule, rule 201 divides Santa Barbara County geographically into two separate regions referred to as “South County” and “North County,” the boundaries of which are more particularly defined in rule 201. “South County” includes the cities of Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, and Goleta; “North County” includes the cities of Santa Maria, Lompoc, Buellton and Solvang. A map depicting this geographical division is contained in Appendix 1 to the local rules.
Local Rule 203 provides: “When, under California law, ‘North County’ would be a ‘proper county’ for venue purposes, all filings for such matters shall be in the appropriate division of the Clerk’s office in North County. All other filings shall be made in the Clerk’s office in the appropriate division of the Court in South County. The title of the Court required to be placed on the first page of documents pursuant to CRC 2.111 includes the name of the appropriate Court division.”
A plaintiff filing a new complaint or petition is required by Local Rule 1310 to complete and file this Civil Case Cover Sheet Addendum to state the basis for filing in North County or South County.
The undersigned represents to the Court:
This action is filed in South County because venue is proper in this region for the following reason(s): The personal injury, damage to property, or breach of contract that is claimed in the complaint occurred in this region at: Santa Barbara County.
Signature of Plaintiff or Plaintiff’s Counsel
SUMMONS: (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO):
ANNAMARIE REYNAUD, an individual; SPENCER E. REYNAUD, an individual; VICKI L. KESSEL, an individual; GPSI, INC., a California Corporation, and DOES 1‑10, YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE):
David Campos, an Individual, NOTICE! You have been sued.The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below.
You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff a letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case.There may be a court form that you can use your for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center(www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court.
There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by
contacting your local court or county bar association.Note: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO! Lo han demandado si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la information a continuacion.
Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales papa presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo.ca gov/selfhelp/espanol/), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia.
Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp/espanol/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO! Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recilbida mediante un acuerdo o una consesion de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso.
The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es) Superior Court of California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara 1100 Anacapa St., 2nd Floor Santa Barbara, CA 93101. The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: John J. Thyne III, THYNE TAYLOR FOX HOWARD, LLP 205 East Carrillo Street, Suite 100, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. (805) 963‑9958.
Date 11/14/2022. Clerk by Narzralli Baksh, Deputy. Published January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 2023.
THYNE TAYLOR FOX HOWARD, LLP 205 East Carrillo Street Suite 100 Santa Barbara, California 93101
Telephone: (805) 963‑9958 Facsimile: (805) 963‑3814
Attorney for Plaintiff David Campos
SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE
STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA
CASE NO: 22CV04454 [PROPOSED] ORDER AFTER APPLICATIONS FOR PUBLICATION OF SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT
DAVID CAMPOS, Plaintiff, vs. ANNAMARIE REYNAUD, an individual; SPENCER E. REYNAUD, an individual; VICKI L. KESSEL, an Individual, GPSI, Inc., a California Corporation; and DOES 1‑10, Defendants,
Upon the filings and evidence
consisting of Plaintiff’s applications and attached affidavits of reasonable diligence of Alexander Guzman of United Process Servers, Inc., and it satisfactorily appearing to me that Defendant AnnaMarie Reynaud, Spencer E. Reynaud, Vicki L. Kessel, and GPSI, Inc. (“Defendants”), cannot with reasonable diligence be served in any other manner specified in Sections 415.10 through 415.40 of the Code of Civil Procedure, and that Defendants are necessary parties to this action. IT IS ORDERED that the Summons and Complaint be served by publication in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation published in Santa Barbara County, California, hereby designated as the newspaper most likely to give defendants actual notice of the action, and that the publication be made once a week for four successive weeks.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that copy of the Summons, copy of the Complaint, andcopy of this order be mailed to Defendants if his/her/their address is ascertained before expiration of the time herein prescribed for publication of summons.
Thomas P. Anderle, Judge of the Superior Court
JOHN J. THYNE III (SBN: 214025) firstname.lastname@example.org 205 East Carrillo Street, Suite 100 Santa Barbara, California 93101 Telephone (805) 963‑9958 Facsimile: (805) 963‑3814
Attorneys for Plaintiffs
SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, ANACAPA DIVISION
DAVID CAMPOS, an individual, Plaintiff, vs.
ANNAMARIE REYNAUD, an individual, SPENCER E. REYNAUD, an individual; VICKI L. KESSEL, an individual; GPSI, Inc., a California Corporation, and DOES 1‑10, Defendants.
CASE NO.: 22CV04454 COMPLAINT FOR: 1) BREACH OF CONTRACT
BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY
CONVERSION COMES NOW, Plaintiff David Campos, a California citizen, by and through his attorney of record, John J. Thyne III of Thyne Taylor Fox Howard, LLP, and he does allege as follows:
Plaintiff DAVID CAMPOS is an individual citizen of the State of California, County of Santa Barbara.
Defendant AnnaMarie Reynaud (“Defendant Reynaud”) is an individual citizen ofthe State of California, County of Ventura. Relevant to this case, Ms. Reynaud conducted business in the County of Santa Barbara and entered contracts to be performed in the County of Santa Barbara.
Defendant Spencer E. Reynaud is an individual citizen of the State of California, County of Ventura.
Relevant to this case, Mr. Reynaud conducted business in the County of Santa Barbara and entered contracts to be performed in the County of Santa Barbara, by virtue of being an alleged successor in interest to Defendant GPSI, Inc. Spencer Reynaud conspired with Defendant Reynaud to further perpetrate the frauds and breaches of contract herein alleged.
Defendant Vicki L. Kessel is an individual citizen of the State of California, County of Ventura. Relevant to this case, Ms. Kessel conducted business in the County of Santa Barbara and entered contracts to be performed in the County of Santa Barbara, by virtue of being an alleged successor in interest to Defendant GPSI, Inc. Vicki L. Kessel conspired with Defendant Reynaud to further perpetrate the frauds and breaches of contract herein alleged.
Defendant GPSI, Inc. is a California Corporation. Relevant to this case, GPSI, Inc. conducted business in the County of Santa Barbara and entered contracts to be performed in the County of Santa Barbara. GPSI was organized on June 29, 2020
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as a General Stock Corporation in California, Entity #C4608671, then on August 24, 2022, a Statement of Information was filed with the California Secretary of State purporting to remove AnnaMarie Reynaud and Vicki Kessel as CEO/ CFO and Secretary, respectively, then replacing Spencer Reynaud (Defendant Reynaud’s son) and Vicki Kessel as CEO and CFO/Secretary respectively, then allegedly dissolved fraudulently on August 25, 2022, Plaintiff is informed, believes, and on that basis alleges, that at all times herein mentioned the Defendants each acted as an agent of the other Defendants. All Defendants conspired with one another to commit the acts and omissions of which Plaintiff herein complains.
VENUE AND JURISDICTION
Venue is proper within the State of California and within Santa Barbara County given that, inter alia, this dispute involves actions conducted in the County of Santa Barbara, contracts entered into and to be performed in the County of Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara is the venue in which witnesses and evidence resides.
Defendant AnnaMarie Reynaud is a criminally convicted fraudster who created a corporation, co‑defendant, GPSI, Inc. that was established to purchase building panels from a company in Mexico to be distributed and sold in California. Defendants solicited capital participants and business partners under the auspices of needing funds to have the building panels certified with an International Code Council (ICC) rating. Over the course of several years, Defendants raised over $220,000, including $75,000 from Plaintiff, claiming they needed these funds to finance testing of the building panels at the University of California, Irvine, and the University of Southern California. Plaintiff has repeatedly requested proof of the testing and updates regarding the certification process from Defendants only to learn in September of 2022 that Defendants have paid only $12,500 for said testing and have, upon information and belief, spent all of Plaintiffs money and that of other defrauded parties, on personal expenses. The testing has not been completed because Defendants have failed to pay for the testing and Defendants refuse to turn over the property to Plaintiffs or issue shares in GPSI, Inc. to Plaintiff as promised.
STATEMENT OF FACTS
wind resistant, and resistant to termites and mold. Defendants Reynaud explained that she had a source for the panels in Mexico, through a company called CovinTee in Mexico City, but that she needed to obtain an ICC rating of the building panels to make them marketable in the United States Defendant Reynaud explained she was forming co‑Defendant GPSI, Inc. to own the contract to purchase and distribute the building panels in the USA and that she would procure the ICC rating through that corporation. Defendant Reynaud solicited a $25,000 capital infusion from Plaintiff plus an agreement that Plaintiff, who is a licensed general contractor, would generate business clients for the corporation, in exchange for 20% of the shares of GPSI, Inc. Defendant Reynaud promised in writing to Plaintiff that she would convey 20% of GPSI to Plaintiff in exchange for his financial and personal commitment.
Defendant Renaud promised to Plaintiff that Plaintiffs funds would be used for testing of the building panels to procure the ICC certification. In approximately 2019, Plaintiff gave Defendant Reynaud $25,000 to become a 20% owner of GPSI, Inc. and to underwrite the costs of testing of the building panels that GPSI would distribute in the USA after purchasing from CovinTec in Mexico.
Defendant Reynaud told Plaintiff that the tests would be conducted by Bora Gencturk of the University of Southern California, and the data generated would be sent to Ayma Mossallam of the University of California, Irvine, who would certify it and confirm with Manuel Chan of the International Code Council (ICC) to get the proper certification.Shortly after paying
$25,000 in exchange for 20% of GPSI, Inc., Plaintiff transferred $19,300 to Joe Dagµilh in Wilmington, Florida on August 12, 2019, to purchase a vehiclfor Defendant Reynaud, alleged for business purposes. Defendant Reynaud represented to Plaintiff that the vehicle was to be owned by GPSI, Inc. and used for business purposess. In addition to this, Plaintiff transferred $5,700 to Defendant Reynaud as further funds allegedly needed for the testing of the building panels. Attached hereto as Exhibit A is a Promissory Note Draw” signed by AnnaMarie Reynaud evidencing these payments Defendant Reynaud has never repaid these funds. Over the next two years, Defendant Reynaud repeatedly failed to provide Plaintiff with accountings cir updates about the progress of testing of the building panels or GPSI’s business Defendant Reynaud convinced Plaintiff to render labor to various construction project including installing a foundation for a commercial building in Arizona for HP Development owned by Robert Vannasdale. Defendant Reynaud was paid for this project but Plaintiff performed the work and was not paid by Defendant Reynaud. Ms. Reynaud also solicited Mr. Vannasdale to contribute funds of $50,000 to pay towar the testing of the building panels that GPSI was allegedly having done. Mr. Vannasdale paid Defendants $50,000 toward the testing and in exchange for an agreement that he would be able to exclusively distribute the panels in Arizona once they were certified. Mr. Vannasdale also paid to Defendants the sum of $17,000 to install the panels into a commercial building he owned but Defendants have never done so. According to Ricardo Serrano, owner of CovinTec, Defendant Reynaud first discovered these building panels in about 2010 when she purchased two from CovinTec but failed to pay the full price for them. In 2018 Defendant convinced Mr. Serrano that she would get the building panels certified by the ICC in the USA in order to be able to distribute them in America. Mr. Serrano has worked with Defendant Reynaud to effectuate this plan by giving to Defendant Reynaud 60 panels for testing and then, in April 2022, Mr. Serrano himself transferred $25,000 to Defendants under the claim that this money was needed to complete the testing. In May of 2021, Defendant Reynaud told Plaintiff that the testing required more money and demanded that Plaintiff transfer another $25,000 to Defendants, plus find others who would help underwrite the costs of testing. Plaintiff did transfer an additional $25,000 to Defendant and Plaintiff found two others who also transferred $25,000 each to Defendants. In exchange for this additional $25,000 from Plaintiff, on May 17, 2021, Defendants entered a Corporate Promissory Note Secured by Pledge of Stock (“Note”) with a Pledge and Security Agreement (“Pledge”) attached. The Note and Pledge are signed by Plaintiff as Lender and Defendant GPSI, through Defendant Reynaud, as Borrower. Exhibit B to this Complaint is a true and correct copy of the Note and Pledge. The Note provides that interest shall bear on the unpaid principal sum but no interest rate 20is identified other than a schedule of payments indicating that $55,575 will be repaid over the course of five year. The Note provides a schedule ofrepayment including “on or before the 365th day of the first year, payment in the amount of $6187.50.” Defendants did not pay this sum on o before May 17, 2022, and have not paid it since at least 10 days following written demand. The Note provides that if the indebtedness represented thereby is not paid in full whe due, Borrower promises to pay all costs of collection, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorney fees. The Note provides that it “shall become immediately due and payable in the full amount of the principal sum then unpaid, together with all accrued and unpaid interest thereon, at the option of the Holder of the Note without notice or demand upon the occurrence of any of the following: (b) Borrower fails to make payment
when due of any part or installment of principal or interest, and such default is not cured within days of Holder’s giving written notice of such default to Borrower; (c) any default by Borrower under the terms of the [Pledge].A true and correct copy of the Note and Pledge are attached hereto as Exhibit B. On September 26, 2022, Plaintiffs attorney provided written notice to Defendants that the Note is in default. Defendants did not cure the default within 10 days thereafter.The Note provides that the security is referenced in the Pledge and that Holder shall be entitled to all the benefits of the security as provided in the Security Agreement but is not obligated to proceed first against the collateral and may instead proceed directly on the Note under the Security Agreement; (d) Borrower fails to perform any of their obligations under the Note. The Pledge provides that the Notes will become immediately due and payable at the option of the Lender upon failure to cure after written notice of default. On August 25, 2022, Defendant Reynaud caused Defendant GPSI to be dissolved. In so doing, Defendant Reynaud swore to the California Secretary of State, subject to the penalty of perjury, that the corporation does not have any debts or other liabilities; that the corporation has not conducted any business from the time of the filing of the Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State; and that the corporation has not issued any shares, and if the corporation has received payments for shares from investors, those payments have been returned to those investors.” Each of these statements is false or renders Defendant Reynaud’s representations to Plaintiff false.
Defendant Reynaud has concocted this entire scheme with an intent to defraud Plaintiff and others Defendant Reynaud has repeatedly lied to Plaintiff by, among other things, making false statements including that she and GPSI needed hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay for testing of the building panels when, in reality, Defendant Reynaud stole over $220,000 from Plaintiff and others to pay her personal expenses while claiming these funds were being used for testing. Defendant Reynaud paid only approximately $12,500 for testing after having received over $220,000 from Plaintiff and others allegedly for testing of the panels. Defendant Reynaud knew her statements to Plaintiff, and others, were false when she made them and she intended Plaintiff to rely upon those statements, which Plaintiff did to his detriment.
The remaining co‑Defendants have conspired with Defendant Reynaud to further perpetrate this fraud.
Currently, Defendant Reynaud and her co‑Defendants remain in possession of GPSI, Inc. which has the exclusive right to receive the testing results from the testing agencies, once the bills for testing are paid plaintiff seeks in this case an order that Plaintiff be given all interest in GPSI, Inc. as well as repayment of Plaintiffs losses based on Defendant Reynaud’s fraud.
FIRST CAUSE OF ACTION
BREACH OF CONTRACT
(against all Defendants) plaintiff hereby incorporates each and every allegation of the preceding paragraphs as though fully set forth herein. Plaintiff and Defendants entered a valid contract in the form of the Note and Pledge attached hereto as Exhibit B.The contract between Plaintiffs and Defendants required, among other things, that Defendant Reynaud issue shares of GPSI, Inc. to Plaintiff and that Defendant GPSI repay Plaintiff for the sums advanced.
Plaintiff and Defendants mutually assented to contract as evidenced by their signatures thereupon.Plaintiff fulfilled all of his obligations pursuant to the contract.
Defendant Reynaud breached the contract, without justification by, among other things, failing to repay Plaintiff according to the Note and failing to issue shares in GPSI, Inc. to Plaintiff. Defendant Reynaud’s co‑Defendants are in possession of the shares of GPSI, Inc. and ostensibly the intellectual property of GPSI, Inc. in the form of the testing done, but not yet paid for, on the panels.
Defendants Reynaud’s breach of the contract has harmed Plaintiffs by at least the sums that Plaintiff advanced to GPSI, Inc. at Defendant Reynaud’s insistence and co‑Defendants continue to own the assets of GPSI; Inc. in a conspiracy with Defendant Reynaud to breach the contract with Plaintiff.
SECOND CAUSE OF ACTION FRAUD (against all Defendants) Plaintiffs hereby incorporate each and every allegation of the preceding paragraphs 1‑57 as though fully set forth herein.
Defendant Reynaud repeatedly made representations to Plaintiff regarding the building panels, testing, the need for additional funds, progress being made in the company’s endeavors, and more.
Plaintiff and Defendants were together in a joint venture to establish GPSI, Inc. and to have the building panels that GPSI, Inc. would distribute in the USA certified for distribution.
At the time Defendant Reynaud made the above representations to Plaintiff, Defendant Reynaud knew the representations were false because Defendant Reynaud intended to deprive Plaintiff of the benefits of the funds he advanced to Defendants.
Defendant Reynaud made the above representations in order to induce Plaintiff’s reliance upon them.
Defendant Reynaud’ s co‑Defendants adopted and ratified Defendant Reynaud’s misrepresentations by conspiring with Defendant Reynaud and accepting the benefits of Defendant Reynaud’s fraud. Plaintiff reasonably relied upon Defendant Reynaud’s representations to his detriment by, among other things, advancing in excess of $75,000 to Defendants.
Defendants’ fraud has harmed Plaintiff by at least the amount of funds advanced to Defendants, in an amount of not less than $75,000.
Defendants’ conduct was malicious, fraudulent, and oppressive and should subject Defendants to an award of punitive damages. Specifically, Defendant Reynaud lied to Plaintiff in order tb obtain Plaintiff’s money and labor and Reynaud’s co‑Defendants conspired to this fraud by secreting the assets of GPSI into their name.
THIRD CAUSE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE FRAUD (against all Defendants)
Plaintiffs hereby incorporate each and every allegation of the preceding paragraphs 1‑ 65 as though fully set forth herein.
Plaintiffs and Defendants were in a joint venture with respect to GPSI, Inc. Co‑venturers in a joint venture occupy a position of trust and confidence with one another. Defendants owe a fiduciary duty to Plaintiff. Defendants improperly violated Plaintiff’s trust and confidence by, among other things making false misrepresentations to Plaintiff, stealing Plaintiff’s money, failing to issue shares in GPSI, Inc. to Plaintiff, and refusing to share with Plaintiff testing results of th panels.
Defendants’ constructive fraud has harmed Plaintiff by at least the funds Plaintiff advanced to Defendants, namely at least $75,000 and by Plaintiffs uncompensated labor.
Defendants’ conduct was malicious, fraudulent, and oppressive and should subject Defendants to an award of punitive damages.
FOURTH CAUSE OF ACTION BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY (against all Defendants)
Plaintiff hereby incorporates each and every allegation of the preceding paragraphs 1‑ 71 as though fully set forth herein.
Plaintiffs and Defendants were in a joint venture with respect to GPSI, Inc. Defendants owe a fiduciary duty to Plaintiff by virtue of their co‑venture. Defendants violated their fiduciary duties to Plaintiffs by, among other things, making false misrepresentations to Plaintiff, stealing Plaintiffs money, failing to issue shares in GPSI, Inc. to Plaintiff, and refusing to share with Plaintiff testing results of the panels Defendants’ breach of fiduciary duty has harmed Plaintiff by at least the sums advanced to Defendants by Plaintiff, namely $75,000, plus the value of Plaintiffs uncompensated labor rendered in furtherance of the joint venture.
Defendants’ conduct was malicious, fraudulent, and oppressive and should subject Defendants to an award of punitive damages. Defendants have been unjustly enriched by their retention of Plaintiffs funds and by their benefit of Plaintiffs uncompensated labor. It would be unjust and inequitable for Defendants to retain ownership of GPSI, Inc. or retain Plaintiffs funds.
FIFTH CAUSE OF ACTION CONVERSION
(against all Defendants) Plaintiff hereby incorporates each and every allegation of the preceding paragraphs 1‑ 78 as though fully set forth herein. Plaintiff is the rightful owner of the $75,000 of Plaintiffs funds that Defendants now have as well as the uncompensated labor that Plaintiff rendered to GPSI, Inc. in exchange for shares that were not issued to Plaintiff. Plaintiff is informed and believes that Defendants have taken and retained possession of Plaintiffs funds in the amount of at least $75,000 and Plaintiffs uncompensated labo rendered to GPSI, Inc. in exchange for shares that were not issued to Plaintiff.
The $75,000 in funds and uncompensated labor that Defendants have converted ar valuable. Plaintiff has been harmed by Defendants’ conversion of his $75,000 plus uncompensated labor. Plaintiff has not consented to his funds and labor being converted by Defendants. Defendants’ actions were the direct and proximate cause of Plaintiffs injuries. Plaintiff has incurred damages in an amount subject to proof at trial, including but no limited to such damages as are set forth in California Civil Code §3336, and in an amount of not less than $75,000 plus the value of Plaintiffs uncompensated labor. Additionally, pursuant to California Civil Code §336, Plaintiff is entitled to recover interest and fair compensation for the time and money expended in pursuing Plaintiffs converterted property. Defendants have been unjustly enriched by their taking of Plaintiffs funds and labor. Defendants’ conversion of Plaintiffs funds and labor was willful, malicious, fraudulent, and done with conscious disregard of Plaintiffs rights, entitling Plaintiff to an award punitive and exemplary damages against Defendants, as determined at the time of trial. WHEREFORE, Plaintiffs pray for: Compensatory and consequential damages for Defendants’ breach of contract in an amount to be proved at trial but not less than $75,000. Compensatory, consequential, and exemplary damages for Defendants’ fraud in an amount to be proved at trial but not less than $75,000 Compensatory, consequential, and exemplary damages for Defendants’ constructive fraud in an amount to be proved at trial but not less than $75,000; Compensatory, consequential, and exemplary damages for Defendants’ breach of fiduciary duty in an amount to be proved at trial but not less than $75,000; Compensatory, consequential, and exemplary damages for Defendants’ conversion in an amount to be proved at trial but not less than $75,000; An injunction to order Defendants to turn over shares in GPSI, Inc. to Plaintiff; An injunction to order Defendants to tum over all rights to testing performed on behalf of GPSI to Plaintiff; A constructive trust over GPSI, Inc. and its assets including the rights to testing performed on its behalf; Punitive damages for Defendants’ willful, malicious, fraudulent, acts and omissions done with conscious disregard of Plaintiffs rights; Costs of suit; and All fmiher relief this Honorable Comi deems just and proper.
Dated: November 10, 2022 Respectfully submitted, THYNE TAYLOR FOX HOWARD, LLP
Electronically Filed Superior Court of California County of Santa Barbara Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer, 11/14/2022, 8:00 a.m.
By Narzralli Baksh, Deputy
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