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YouTuber Admits to Crashing Plane on Purpose
By the time Lompoc resident Trevor Jacob bailed out of his single-engine airplane on November 24, 2021, Los Padres National Forest hadn’t seen but an inch and a tenth of rain since the previous May. Pilot-less, the Taylorcraft BL-65 flew into the side of a mountain, while Jacob crunched down into chaparral with a parachute as about three cameras captured video, one of them on his selfie stick. On Thursday, May 11, the Department of Justice announced that Jacob, a 29-year-old YouTube personality and former Olympic snowboarder, had reached an agreement to plead guilty to destroying and concealing the wrecked plane in order to obstruct the investigation into the crash. The obstruction charge could earn him 20 years in prison.
Jacob was a pilot and a skydiver who was hoping to boost his online viewership with a video about crashing a plane. He had also secured a deal to promote a wallet in the video, which he posted in December 2021 under the title “I Crashed My Airplane.” In the video which currently has 4.2 million views Jacob says the engine has failed shortly after the flight has begun, and after a few seconds, he jumps out the pilot’s side door of the plane, selfie stick in hand, and films himself parachuting to the ground.
What got him in trouble with the U.S. Attorney’s Office wasn’t the potential for
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damage such as a fire, but his actions after the crash. Despite being told the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board needed to investigate the wreck and wanted the coordinates, in December, Jacob and a friend whose name is blacked out hired a helicopter out of Paso Robles, strapped the wreck to a hoist, and had the heli take it to Rancho Sisquoc. From there, Jacob trucked it to Lompoc Airport, where he cut it up and distributed the parts to different dumpsters “with the intent to impede and obstruct federal authorities,” the plea agreement states.
Jacob is accused of lying to the authorities “to conceal the fact that he had purposely abandoned his airplane in flight as part of his scheme to create a video to gain notoriety and to make money.”
Jacob lost his pilot’s license in April 2022, and a condition of probation is that he is prohibited from applying for another one. His sentencing is months off, said Ciaran McEvoy, spokesperson for the Los Angeles U.S. Attorney’s Office. It will be up to his judge to determine Jacob’s sentence.
New Homeless Village Contract Approved
After hearing from about 50 speakers all intensely pro or con the county supervisors voted unanimously to approve a contract that will result in the creation of a tiny-home community of 90 prefabricated cabins at 4500 Hollister Avenue. On the site of the county’s former Juvenile Hall, it will serve as interim supportive housing for the homeless people currently dwelling in 47 encampments nearby.
Named La Posada, the project is a joint collaboration of DignityMoves, Good Samaritan, and the County of Santa Barbara. The news of the project was sprung on neighborhood residents just last week, and many who testified bristled at the suddenness. Others contested county homeless czar Kimberlee Albers’s statement that no immediate neighbors would be impacted. Though most neighbors praised the project’s objective, many suggested a better location would be on the county’s social services campus near the jail. Four preschools and the Page Youth Center are located nearby, and one father of three young daughters expressed alarm that the proposed project is three times bigger than
the DignityMoves village also managed by Good Samaritan on the 1000 block of Santa Barbara Street that opened last August. Supervisor Das Williams replied that he has two young daughters himself, saying that makes him “two-thirds as crazy” as the speaker.
the streets. Pets and partners are allowed, but no visitors. Curfews are strictly enforced, as are rules against drinking or drugs on the premises. Sheriff Bill Brown weighed in strongly in favor of the new proposal, noting that for the many times he’d driven by the downtown village, he’d never seen any loitering.
All the supervisors praised DignityMoves and Good Samaritan for the pains they have taken to be the best of neighbors at their downtown project. Residents there each have a cabin, with air-conditioning, heating, and a door they can lock. They are bombarded with supportive services to help calm their nervous systems, frayed after living in the perpetual state of fight-or-flight needed to survive on
Many other speakers voiced strong support for the project, including several parents whose children attend a charter school nearby. Supervisor Laura Capps, who represents the district, said she will continue meeting with residents to hammer out the details of the management contract, which has yet to be signed. “This is tough,” she said. “This is where the rubber meets the road. But this is a moral obligation I was elected to do.” Supervisors Joan Hartmann, Steve Lavagnino, Bob Nelson, and Das Williams have all voted for similar projects already built or in the pipeline in their own districts. This marks the third major project developed by DignityMoves in conjunction with Good Samaritan and the County of Santa Barbara. Nick Welsh
For the first time in history, a Barbareño Chumash elder will ride front and center as grand marshal of this year’s Fiesta Parade as it makes its way down Cabrillo Boulevard and past the site of the ancestral village of Syuxtun. Since the first El Desfile Histórico (Historical Parade) in 1924, the event has served as the centerpiece of S.B.’s annual celebration of Old Spanish Days. Now, nearly 100 years later, the parade will celebrate the area’s deep native roots as well, with Chumash elder Ernestine Ygnacio-De Soto (pictured) selected for the most prominent role. Full story at independent.com/chumash-elder.
Richard Vincent, 76, of S.B., died in a solo motorcycle accident on northbound Highway 101 on 5/10. Around 8 p.m., California Highway Patrol officers responded to a call of a crash near San Padre Juan Canyon Road above Faria Beach the start of a new traffic pattern on the northbound 101. CHP reported that Vincent was driving a 1991 Harley-Davidson when he veered from the traffic bypass lane and crashed into the right concrete K-rail bordering the construction zone. He was ejected from the bike and sustained fatal injuries. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
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Kaelen Wendel, 31, of Lompoc, and Michael Villapania, 35, of S.B., are facing federal charges for distributing fentanyl that led to the overdose of two men, killing one of them, in the Northern Branch Jail on 10/19/22. Based on a cooperative investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and DEA, Wendel allegedly smuggled in the fentanyl, while Villapania reportedly orchestrated the exchange of the drugs for commissary items. According to the charging documents, an inmate allegedly shared drugs he’d received from Villapania with his cellmate, Edgar Estrada, 37, leading to both of their overdoses and to the death of Estrada. Wendel and Villapania are currently being held without bond in the federal prison system as they await trial.
Zacchaeus Taylor, 31, of S.B., pleaded guilty to arson in connection with a fire started 6/23/22 at La Cumbre Plaza, which spread to Furniture Gallery by Mattress Mike and caused damage to some of the inventory.
According to the DA’s Office, Taylor pleaded guilty to one count of arson of property as part of a plea agreement. He is expected to be sentenced to three years in state prison and will be required to pay restitution and register as an arson offender for life. According to court records, Taylor is a repeat offender who had been arrested nearly 30 times in S.B. since 2010. n
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‘I CRASHED MY AIRPLANE’: Trevor Jacob has agreed to plead guilty to destroying and concealing a wrecked aircraft in order to obstruct the investigation into the crash he captured in a video posted to YouTube in December 2021.
Seismic Shift Looms for Jail
Supervisors Vote to Drop Jail Capacity from 1,100 to 728
by Nick Welsh
Unlike previous county administrators famous for screaming and spitting to make their points, Mona Miyasato doesn’t raise her voice or give in to performative histrionics. So this Tuesday, Miyasato, the county’s chief executive officer, quietly, deliberately, and most emphatically brought the hammer down over how much money the county government should spend locking people up in the county jail. “There has to be some shift,” Miyasato declared toward the end of an intense debate over the fate of the Main Jail universally acknowledged to be all but beyond repair. “This is not sustainable.”
To make her point, Miyasato brought out some startling statistics. Back in 2005, the jail held 981 inmates, supervised by 245 custody officers, costing the taxpayers $28 million. Today, since an additional jail was built in North County, the overall number of inmates has dropped to 770, but the number of custody employees has increased to 346 a cost of $90 million.
Sheriff Bill Brown, now in his fifth term in office, was having none of what Miyasato was saying. He forcefully termed her preferred solution “irresponsible” and rejected her preferred option as “not an option at all.” Backing Brown up were the police chiefs of Lompoc, Guadalupe, and Santa Maria. Also joining him was Kelly Duncan, the second-in-command with the District Attorney’s Office and the head of the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association.
Miyasato went into the fray with reinforcements of her own. Late last year, Miyasato had recruited to her executive team Tanja Heitman, the county’s longserving probation chief who enjoys a detailed knowledge of the county’s sprawling criminal justice system. Tuesday was Heitman’s political debut, and it fell to her to explain to the supervisors how they could limit the number of prisoners at the combined county jail facilities to no more than 728. Currently, there are 771.
During the pandemic, Heitman reminded the supervisors, the jail’s average daily population had dropped from
around 900 to 550 with no rise in criminal activity. A consultant hired by Miyasato, Michael Wilson, concluded that the average daily population of the jail could be kept at 600 without placing the public at risk of criminal predation. This assumed that all the movable parts of the criminal justice machinery worked together to keep acutely mentally ill people out of jail in the first place, and that low-level offenders with no history of physical or sexual violence were diverted to restorative programs.
Heitman presented the supervisors with a plan to minimize the Main Jail repairs at a cost of $27 million accommodating no more than 128 inmates. Instead, she said, a new pod could be built at the North County Jail with the capacity for 256 beds. That would cost $76 million. This would bring the total capacity of both jails to 728. Another option, she suggested, was for 1.5 additional pods to provide 859 beds. But the last option for 984 beds that would cost considerably more was the one preferred by Sheriff Brown and the police chiefs.
Brown and the chiefs argued that despite statistics showing that crime is on the wane, the lived experience of North County residents is that it’s on the rise.
Nearly 90 percent of people in county jail, Brown told the supervisors, had been charged with felonies, not misdemeanors. Heitman’s assertion that there would be no appreciable population increase in Santa Barbara County over the next 10 years was not accurate. The county’s housing element calls for thousands of new housing units, which would increase population growth more than the consultant had projected. And as law enforcement agencies began to fill many of their vacant positions, more arrests would be made, more charges filed, and more people jailed. The county jail was full when it first opened 60 years ago, Brown said, warning the supervisors they didn’t want to make the same mistake twice.
But Heitman pointed out that 72 percent of the people in county jail had not been tried yet. Sixty of the inmates now
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Ad Hoc Committee Shares Homelessness Goals
TheCity of Santa Barbara’s Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness presented key findings and recommendations regarding the city’s day-to-day management of homelessness in a report to the City Council on Thursday, May 11.
Over the past year, the committee composed of councilmembers Eric Friedman, Kristen Sneddon, and Michael Jordan and city staff liaisons Barbara Andersen and Elizabeth Stotts has conducted research and stakeholder interviews to identify best practices for reducing homelessness at the city and county level.
Per the 2023 Point-in-Time Count, the city would need a total of 226 beds to address all individuals experiencing homelessness whether they are sleeping on the streets or otherwise unsheltered according to Andersen, senior assistant to the city administrator.
Recommendations include more emergency shelter beds and interim housing units (like DignityMoves’ tiny homes) to meet that need, as well as more opportunities for individuals to be stabilized and receive health care prior to being referred to or placed in permanent housing.
The report puts emphasis on beds for medical recuperative care and behavioral health treatment a top priority across the county. According to the report, a significant percent-
age of the city’s unhoused population has chronic health conditions, substance-abuse disorders, and/or co-occurring mental-health disorders.
Andersen said the city is sharing its “dayto-day experiences with homelessness” to advocate for the reallocation and reprioritization of local resources. The report’s executive summary will soon be shared with other cities in the county, the League of California Cities, and Santa Barbara’s elected officials in Sacramento.
The city invested $9.8 million to address homelessness in the 2022 fiscal year and anticipates reporting the accomplishments, lessons learned, and any readjustments to their strategies in the coming months.
“Moving forward, the city has been focused on vetting locations for a daytime navigation center,” Andersen added. “One of the policy priorities is making sure that we have more daytime support for our unsheltered population when they’re required to leave an emergency shelter location and then return that evening.
The city is headed toward a non-congregate shelter model because it “gives people privacy and dignity,” Andersen said, and approximately 208 units are in the works. “In the next 12 to 18 months, things are going to be we’re hoping noticeably improved,” she said.
SoCal Steelhead Remain Endangered
TheSouthern California steelhead will stay on the federal Endangered Species list after a review of its status in the recently released 2023 fiveyear plan from National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries. Although most West Coast steelhead species are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, the Southern California steelhead is the only one to reach endangered status.
“Steelhead are unique in the sense that they rely on every part of the watershed from the estuary up to the smallest headwaters,” said Mark Capelli, NOAA steelhead recovery coordinator and lead author of the report. “Their health is a good indicator of the overall health of the watershed.”
The SoCal watershed runs from Santa Maria all the way down to the border. Dams, diversions, and road encroachment serve as roadblocks to stream access and have left steelhead unable to fully navigate the watershed. These blockages compounded with climate conditions, such as California’s prolonged drought and accelerated wildfire season, have led to the sharp decline in adult steelhead populations.
Wildfires like 2018’s Thomas Fire increase sedimentation in streams meaning pools, insects, and other resources steelhead need
to survive are smothered. If trees and vegetation bordering streams burn, they can also lose shade cover, leading to warmer temperatures and decreased nutrients in freshwater ecosystems.
Since the completion of the report, California had an abnormally wet winter, temporarily relieving some effects of drought. Capelli noted increased streamflow has allowed adults that survived the drought to inhabit previously inaccessible habitat. However, the resulting increase in vegetation is only more fuel for this year’s wildfire season.
Capelli assured this is all part of a natural cycle but emphasized the importance of reducing human-posed threats. The report outlines several actions to address concerns such as controlling non-native vegetation, restoring flow, and reconnecting upper and lower watersheds. Jenna Haut
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in county jail, she said, were acutely mentally ill. Of those, 45 were so seriously mentally ill they’d been deemed incompetent to stand trial. Public Defender Tracy Macuga told the supervisors that there are 117 people now in jail that everyone agrees should be immediately released for treatment either for mental health or substance abuse except there are no treatment beds available. Heitman argued that by more aggressively pursuing all the diversion options available, the jail’s average daily population can be kept within the number of 728 beds without putting public safety at risk.
Supervisor Bob Nelson didn’t want to
take that chance, calling it a gamble. Supervisor Steve Lavagnino agreed. Supervisor Das Williams argued that Sheriff Brown has not been able to fill many of his custodial vacancies, requiring him to demand mandatory overtime from his understaffed troops, accruing an additional $12 million.
Ultimately, Supervisor Joan Hartmann moved that the county proceed with plans to build one additional pod; if in the next 12 months, it becomes apparent the county cannot meet the diversion goals needed to make the one-pod scenario work out safely, she argued, plans could be drawn up for 1.5. Hartmann’s motion passed by a 3-2 vote.
From McKinley Preschooler to Principal
Afterbeing unanimously approved by the school board as McKinley Elementary’s new principal last month, Daisy Estrada Ochoa addressed the board on May 9 to share more about herself and her journey through the S.B. Unified school system which began as a 4-year-old in McKinley’s preschool program. She’s now finishing up her 16th year in education, having held multiple teaching and leadership positions throughout her career in the district.
“When I began teaching, I quickly was able to see myself in my very own students and was able to relate to their families with our shared experiences,” Ochoa said. “It made building relationships with the school community one of my greatest strengths that I feel contributed to my success as a teacher, and now as a leader.”
Ochoa thanked “the village around her” for supporting her dreams, including her encouraging parents. She said her dad worked as a school custodian for years in the Santa Barbara school system.
“Both my parents immigrated here many years ago, and I think that’s why I have such a connection to our community and to our students, because I really relate to their experiences,” she said. “If I can, you know, go through all the obstacles that one has to endure as an English language learner, anything is possible.”
Ochoa took over the role of principal per-
manently in April after spending the previous month on an interim basis. In her early career, she spent five years as a 1st-grade and 3rd-grade teacher at McKinley, but when she left the classroom, she said she was thinking about how it would “be great to come back one day.”
“One of our goals at Santa Barbara Unified is to educate the next generation of leaders and scholars,” said Superintendent Dr. Hilda Maldonado. “Daisy is a shining example of that as someone who came up through our school system. We are so proud to see her grow with the district and give back to the community through her service as an educator.”
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Grower, Then Okays Permit
It’s Been a Smelly Five Years with Little Relief, Neighbors
by Melinda Burns
Island Breeze Farms, a cannabis operation that was sued by the county in 2021 for allegedly creating “a continuing public nuisance,” was granted a permit this spring by the county planning department, confounding Carpinteria Valley residents who thought the project would be shut down.
“It’s a perfect example of a broken system,” said Jeremy Norris, who lives next door to Island Breeze, a greenhouse “grow” on two acres at 3376 Foothill Road at the western end of the valley. The “skunky” stench of pot from the operation has caused him and his family to suffer headaches, not to mention rental income, Norris said, adding, “If they’re approved, they will devalue my property and make my financial life more difficult.”
Across the street, residents of the exclusive Polo Club Condos say they have protested for five years in emails, phone calls, and a meeting with county officials, including Das Williams, their county supervisor that the smell of pot from Island Breeze wafts into their homes, particularly during summer and especially in the morning and at night. The entrance gate to the condos is 50 feet from the greenhouses.
As recently as March 3, the following complaint was filed with the county with reference to 3376 Foothill: “Woke up in my bedroom this morning to the stench of pot, and my right nostril clogged. Every door & window closed in the house. It comes down our shower vents and chimney! After several minutes, I had a headache. This has got to stop.”
Now Norris and the Polo Condos board, representing more than 300 residents in 140 units at 3375 Foothill, next to the polo fields, have appealed to the county Planning Commission to deny the permit to Island Breeze that was approved by county Planning and Development on March 31. A hearing date has been set for July 26.
Island Breeze is the latest of dozens of cannabis projects in the county to confront an
appeal filed by the neighbors in recent years. Throughout the Carpinteria Valley, flower greenhouses have been allowed to convert to industrial-scale marijuana at the doorstep of densely populated urban neighborhoods. Although the stink is not as bad overall as it was several years ago, it still lingers in several hot spots, and Foothill Road is one of them.
“We get so tired of appeals; they’re never successful,” said Jim Mannoia, president of the Polo Condos board. “But we think that this particular grower is not a good citizen. They’re a bad actor.”
Mark Brickley, the condo board secretary, added, “We’re hopeful that at some point, the county will say no.”
Williams, chair of the Board of Supervisors and a chief architect of the cannabis ordinance, said the lawsuit against Island Breeze and Island View Ranch, the property owner, has not been withdrawn. It alleges that the cannabis operation “has not diligently pursued the required permits” and has committed “acts of unfair competition.” A trial date originally set for this month has been continued to October.
“We remain in litigation against Island Breeze across from the polo fields because we believe they no longer qualify to grow under our rules,” Williams said. “They retain the right to apply for a permit, but that doesn’t mean that the Board of Supervisors will grant it, and indeed I believe we should not generally hand a permit to someone who won’t comply with our orders.”
State and county records show that Island View Ranch is registered to Robyn Whatley Miller of Thousand Oaks and Lois Von Morganroth of Ventura. Whatley Miller did not respond to a request for comment this week, and Von Morganroth said through a representative that she had no comment.
In 2021, Gary Bright, a Carpinteria attorney, filed a response to the county’s lawsuit, stating that the defendants did not create a public nuisance, violate any laws or regulations, or engage in unfair competition.
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Dogs Run in Packs, Cars Run Amok
CHERCHEZ LA CAR: This past week, I had to turn in the family car to the company we’d leased it from. The lease was days from coming due, and we needed to downsize. But the real deal is that on this planet, that car could have got me shot. Three times in the past few months, I’d inadvertently gotten into other people’s cars all the same make, model, and color parked in various parking lots throughout Santa Barbara, only to realize I had entered into someone else’s unlocked four-wheeled abode. And no, I didn’t steal anything. Fortunately, no one was home at the time. Two White cheerleaders in Texas not so lucky recently got shot for doing the same thing.
Naturally, none of this was my fault. It was my car’s.
It’s a perfectly fine car better than that, even. It’s a RAV4 hybrid, a dignified, professional-looking charcoal gray. Good visibility, commodious, and pseudo-responsible from an ecological standpoint when it comes to greenhouse emissions. It is, however, the single most anonymous, invisible car on the road perhaps the planet a steel-ish tortoise shell on four wheels that pretends to be a compact SUV. Every Saturday afternoon at thousands of shopping malls across America, thousands of hapless Dagwoods zombie dads can be seen clicking their key fobs in the vain hope of finding their RAV4 via echolocation
It’s a wonder more of them haven’t been shot.
It’s a wonder so many leave their cars unlocked.
Fortunately, my backup car doesn’t have the same issues. That’s because it’s a bike. And absolutely no one will ever accidentally happen to just hop on it, either. Back when I got it 37 years ago, my bike was custom-built by local builder Mike Celmins to suit the idiosyncratic geometry of my body parts. But in the intervening years, I’ve beat the crap out of it. Only remnants of the original sky-blue paint remain, and most of the frame is covered with semi-oxidized blotches of naked steel tubing. Functionally, however, it’s a thing of joy imagine careening downhill on the equivalent of a steel coat hanger. It’s a mechanical miracle that makes me grin like a fool, at least for a moment, no matter how pissy the mood inhabiting me at the moment.
I mention all this because it’s National Bike to Work Month. I am told Santa Barbara Mayor Randy Rowse and Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte will celebrate this event by ceremonially riding bikes off Stearns Wharf in municipal tandem.
I mention it as well because in America, you are what you drive as much as what you eat, with whom you fornicate, or what or perhaps whom you happen to shoot. The numbers in this regard are not what they could be. In America, we have 336 million people, 466 million guns, 278 million cars, and only
100 million bikes. Of the 154 million people who work, 116 million drive to the job. All but 10 million of those drive alone. According to the U.S. Census, only 616,000 bike to work
For a host of obvious reasons, cycling to work is not a viable option for everybody. But for many it is. Given that 70 percent of all trips taken in the United States are less than two miles, the bike could be used a whole lot more than it is. (Given that we’ve already had 200 mass shootings this year, we can also say the gun could be used less. And no, those two Texas cheerleaders don’t qualify as a mass shooting.)
Given our climate, weather, and geography, there’s no reason why Santa Barbara isn’t the bike commuting capital of the world. Throw in the exhilarating emergence of the e-bike and it should make it the capital of the universe and yes, I know, those kids are out of control. In a recent podcast with Trek Bikes mogul and part-time Santa Barbara resident John Burke and Trisalyn Nelson, chair of UCSB’s Geography Department and emerging brainiac in bicycle activist circles, Burke observed that 35 percent of all trips made in Copenhagen that’s in Denmark are made by bike. Even in Copenhagen’s cold and wet Decembers, he said, the number is 35 percent. But in sunny, beautiful, and beckoning Santa Barbara, the number is closer to 5 percent. Five percent! With the advent of e-bikes, our hills no longer qualify as viable excuses. Burke, by the way, is the one
responsible for the flotilla of white electric bikes for rent seen buzzing throughout downtown and adjacent neighborhoods.
Nelson is currently creating a data dashboard to track bicycle-involved accidents, near-accidents, and their locations. For those with a story about such events, go to bikemaps .org and tell it. Among other things, Nelson is trying to pinpoint problematic locations to alert prospective riders and to goad the powers-that-be to take remedial steps.
Nelson is a data freak, intent on filling a major void when it comes to policy matters. Right now, she’s dealing with the stigma inflicted by stupid kids two to a bike, helmet straps dangling, and distracted by cell phones. How many have been involved in actual accidents? Go to her website and log in. Her solution? How about slower e-bikes, for starters, ones that top out at 20 mph as opposed to 28. Teenagers on e-bikes should be embraced as a great and wonderful thing, she says. To be modified, absolutely. But mostly to be celebrated
At a time when monthly payments for new cars have skyrocketed to $729 a month up 24 percent and for used cars to $563 a month up 40 percent shouldn’t our next car be a bike? And that doesn’t include the cost of insurance, registration, gas, repairs, or parking. As for RAV4s, I understand the manufacturers have just added the letter “J” to the brand. It stands for joyous. But if you rode a bike, you’d already be there. —Nick
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Actions to Fix a Broken System
Aftermore than a year, parents of African American students have waited for action to address anti-Blackness and racism in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. The racial climate survey was important the board now has undeniable evidence to corroborate what parents and students have said for decades.
From the racial climate survey, the administration will present recommendations to the board. We need actionable goals with accountability. Our students cannot thrive in a broken system plagued with vague promises and no direct action. We want the board and the administration to create goals and tell us who is responsible for meeting these goals.
Immediate actions that need to be implemented by September 30, 2023:
1) Protocols for responding to anti-Blackness racial incidents must be in place. Give teachers, staff, and administrators directions on how to handle racial incidents.
2) Teachers and staff must have received training on these protocols. We request that you hold a summer institute on racism and anti-Blackness and pay teachers and staff to attend a learning-intensive taught by people of color with lived experiences.
3) Set clear consequences and options for restorative practices for racist behavior and incidents. Hold meetings at each school to present the protocols and consequences to parents.
4) Create a district-wide position as a part of the family engagement staff to respond to the needs of Black students and families.
Systemic racism must be addressed. The system has for decades oppressed Black students by not giving them the same level of academic support and access to social-emotional help. All school districts in Santa Barbara County are failing our Black students. The performance of these students is not being addressed with direct services or dollars. Students and families are trying to navigate daily racist incidents with no support or intervention how can these students possibly thrive?
However, the schools cannot be a scapegoat. If there is racism in the schools, it’s because racism is in our community. Racism permeates housing, jobs, and policing. After the death of George Floyd, businesses, government, and nonprofits pledged to deal
with racism in this community those promises have fallen by the wayside.
In 1951, the NAACP of Santa Barbara brought a complaint to Santa Barbara School District. Our complaint was a lack of teachers, discrimination, and racist treatment of Black students. It’s 72 years later, and generations have endured the same treatment.
Connie Alexander, President, Santa Barbara NAACP
Survival of the Richest Oxfam
published “Survival of the Richest” earlier this year definitely a “must read” with its shocking statistics of wealth inequality and of the billionaire-class contributions to pollution and climate change.
The richest one percent of people in the world captured 54 percent of new global wealth over the past decade! Not to be outdone, during the pandemic years 2020-21, they increased their share to 63 percent they took home $26 trillion of the $42 trillion of new wealth, leaving $16 trillion for all the rest of us. The billionaire class is $2.7 trillion richer than before the pandemic. Elon Musk paid a “true tax rate” of just 3.27 percent from 2014 to 2018. In striking contrast, in 2020, world poverty increased for the first time in 25 years. Billionaire fortunes are increasing at a rate of $2.7 trillion a day, while at least 1.7 billion workers live in countries where inflation is outpacing wages.
Little wonder that a significant majority of citizens of all major developed countries in the world support raising taxes on the rich, largely to no avail. Witness the continual efforts of U.S. conservatives to gut the IRS. Perhaps voters might be outraged enough to demand the rich pay their share if they realized that the rich not only took more wealth than they deserved they also contributed much more to pollution and the climate change crisis.
The richest billionaires, through their polluting investments, each emit a million times more carbon than the average person. The wealthiest one percent of humanity are responsible for double the emissions of the poorest 50 percent, and by 2030 their carbon footprints are set to be 30 times greater than the level compatible with the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement.
Kenneth E. Gould, S.B.
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Archibald McClintock Look
4/28/1945 - 2/9/2023
his retirement time. He was also an active member of the Tokyo American Club as well as the Santa Barbara Club.
Look was born April 28, 1945 at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California to Richard Millard Look and Heartie Anne Edwards. When he was seven, the family moved to Tokyo, Japan while his father was working for the U.S. government.
While in Tokyo, Archie attended a Japanese school, Morimura Gakuen, as the only non-Japanese in his class. In 1960, he was sent to the Thacher School in Ojai, California where he excelled at his horsemanship, singing, and student government. After graduating from Thacher, he went on to the University of Pennsylvania.
During the Vietnam War, Archie served his country as Logistics Officer on Okinawa where his Japanese was put to use. After his discharge, he would facilitate Japanese folk music groups on tours of North and South America and Europe.
In 1975, he was asked to represent DISCO Corporation, a Japanese precision tools maker for the semiconductor production industry, first in Silicon Valley and then in Tokyo as Vice President of International Sales.
In 1984, Archie married Meiko Kitahara at All-Saints by the Sea in Santa Barbara and also in a ceremony in Tokyo.
After 30 years at DISCO he retired and did work part time helping the company with the nuances of English. Archie was active with his Morimura alumni group and always attended his Thacher class reunions. His daily participation in Radio Taisou calisthenics and his regular meetings with the expat Fuji Club filled
He died peacefully in Tokyo on February 9th, 2023 after stoically living with glioblastoma for three years and eight months. With his wife Meiko, his son Archibald Kitahara Look and daughter Heather Mari Warner by his side. He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Itsuki Look, Olivia Warner, Hibiki Look, Asuka Look, Kaiki Look and Asher Warner.
Memorial Services will be held at the Thacher School and the Santa Barbara Club.
She was blessed with the friendships of Dennis Merenbach, Moy Leuthardt, Imke Boomer, Ibrahim Khogeer, Patricia Fabing and many at Friendship Manor. Heartfelt thanks for the loving care provided by Cottage Hospital and Sarah House Hospice.
In her own words….
“This is my last journey, Eternity lays ahead of me with much peace and calm.
Until we meet again once more,
I’ll be waiting in Valhalla above.
God Bless each and every one of you who touched my life.
I’m going home. Don’t grieve for me, the best is yet to be.”
Victor Taylor Stewart passed into God’s arms on April 28, 2023 at the age of 79. After complications due to open heart surgery, he passed peacefully surrounded by his loving wife, daughters, and sons in law.
Vic was born in Durban, South Africa on January 28, 1944 to Daniel Taylor Stewart and Barbara Violet Tunally. His childhood was spent playing sports, exploring the natural world, and attending a boarding school that was three days from home by train. At age 16, he moved with his father to Australia, where he spent the first part of his adult life, and later became best friends with his half brother Paul.
Cheryl passed away in her home with family after a battle with breast cancer at 58 years old.
As a Santa Barbara local, she attended Vieja Valley Elementary School, La Colina Junior High School, San Marcos High School, and Santa Barbara Community College.
In 1986, while working at Lucky’s grocery store in Goleta, she met her future husband, Saadi Reeves. Cheryl worked in the deli and he was a box boy. They met, flirted, and had a whirl wind romance. Later in 1995, they said lifelong vows and settled in Goleta with their two daughters.
Liv~Anna Nicolaysen, a true Viking from Norway, entered the U.S. in July of 1955 with her dreams and cosmetology certification in hand. In 1956 she arrived in Santa Barbara, “a paradise”, where she raised her family (Riddle) , helped build many homes, and owned “The Silhouette”.
Liv~Anna participated in many community social activities over the years, contributing her creative talent, and her vibrant personality, and always making friends.
She was a butterfly with a light hearted attitude, who wore her colorful caftans & sparkles with style. Her love of Bingo was know by all.
She is survived by her children, Janice (Greg), Erik (Dolores), and Jon. Grandchildren Sarah & Jacqueline, Kyle and Scott.
We are sad to announce the passing of Gary Gregory Salazar on January 3rd, 2023. He was born in Montebello Ca. on June 21, 1951. He enlisted in the Air Force in the early 70’s, he was granted an Honorary discharge and moved to Santa Barbara, Ca. He worked for the City of Santa Barbara in the Parks and Recreation Department for over 25 years. He made many friends. He was known for his great sense of humor, his love of gardening, beer, tequila and music. We begin to remember not that you died but that you lived and your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget you. We will remember the kind, generous loving person that you were. You left us with a huge Void in our hearts.
He leaves behind a loving wife of over 25 years, two brothers and two sisters. As per Gary’s wishes he wanted to be cremated and his ashes be scattered in the ocean.
A celebration of Gary’s life will be scheduled for a later date
Vic was an avid golfer and sports enthusiast, and he traveled the world with his amateur field hockey team. Proof that love at first sight does exist, he met his wife Coleen while on a one night layover in San Francisco. They were blessed with two daughters, Kaitlyn and Cecily, who they raised in Santa Barbara. He walked both his daughters down the aisle and became a beloved Papa to William, Beckett, Rusten, and Baby MacD, coming July 2023.
Vic was a kind, generous, and humble man, with the best sense of humor. His favorite times were spent camping with his family, on international travel adventures, or on the golf course with his friends. Like his hero, Nelson Mandela, he led by example, and as a devoted Christian, treated everyone around him as he would like to be treated.
A Celebration of Life for Vic will be held at Free Methodist Church on May 25 at 4pm. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Eden Reforestation Projects or Sarobidy Maternity Center on his behalf.
Cheryl was a vibrant woman, who had a strong sense of self and beat to her own drum. She was dynamic, self-motivated, and loved exploring her inner and out world. She built an eBay business where she was able to pursue her passion for thrift store shopping with running a business. Her family and friends are so proud of her.
Cheryl thrived in the Santa Barbara dance community. She attended Dance Hive and you could often find her dancing around the house to a variety of different music genres. She especially enjoyed roller skating at the beach listening to music.
In August of 2021, Cheryl was diagnosed with breast cancer. After a successful operation, she was cancer free. Two happy years passed before the cancer aggressively returned. Supported by family and friends, she left us on April 18th 2023.
Cheryl is proceeded in death by her father Robert Howard. She is survived by her husband Saadi Reeves, daughters Jessica Reeves and Mariah Reeves, mother Mary Howard, brother Bobby Howard, brother Alan Howard and wife Kim Howard, and sister Diane Howard.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 10th 2023.
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Liv~Anna Beltran April 1934 - April 2023
Gary Gregory Salazar
6/21/1951 - 1/3/2023
Victor Taylor Stewart 1/28/1944 - 4/28/2023
Cheryl Howard Reeves 8/31/1964 - 4/18/2023
John Charles Campbell
Landsat Space Pioneer
BY ANNA CAMPBELL
John Charles Campbell died peacefully in the early morning on the day a rare snow fell. He left quietly, his breathing barely audible, his body weak, his spirit strong, on his face an expression of awestruck wonder. For days in the hushed room, family kept vigil, witnessing his passing with love and gratitude for his welllived life.
John was a physicist, and his work involved testing the earliest of the Earth-viewing satellites. Endowed with a deep love of nature and reverence for life, John was tall, broad-shouldered, kind, and shy, with sparkling, clear blue eyes. He possessed spacious intelligence and a subtle sense of humor.
John was born on November 30, 1937, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Fred C. Campbell and Lois E. Cordner née Campbell. Their home was built by his architect grandfather. Dust Bowl refugees, they left the drought-stricken family farm for California, landing in Altadena, then Palos Verdes. As a boy, John would hitchhike to the Santa Monica pier to fish all day. An early scientist, he and a friend built crystal radios and made telephones connecting their houses.
When John was 12, his family moved to Hood River, Oregon, where his parents owned the Lone Pine Motel. John was the tallest boy and fastest runner in his school. He loved to roam the woods and streams, hunting, fishing, and exploring nature. Catching a sturgeon in the Columbia River so huge it made the newspaper was a highlight of his boyhood.
In high school, he lettered in track and turned out for football and basketball. He was set to run in the Junior Olympics, but this dream was dashed when he contracted polio. After months in the hospital, almost completely paralyzed, he made an amazing recovery. He returned to school and graduated as salutatorian.
John went to Linfield College with a scholarship, joining the Theta Chi fraternity. In the spring, he asked a girl, Pat “Anna” Butler, to the Theta Chi beach party. Their space-time continuums began to intertwine. He invited her to climb Cooper’s Spur on Mt. Hood with him, and they became best friends.
On June 23, 1962, they were married in Seattle, where John was an engineer at Boeing. Then John was selected as a Rockefeller Fellow in a program to build understanding between scientists and theologians. He and his wife moved to New York City to attend Union Theological Seminary. Based in New York, John worked as a trail guide in the Adirondacks and was co-leader of an International Youth Peace Seminar in Bavaria sponsored by the World Council of Churches. His thesis was on ethics in white-collar organizations. In 1965, he graduated with a master’s in divinity.
The couple moved to Amherst, where he earned his master’s in physics at the University of Massachusetts. After their first daughter, Heather, was born, John was hired by Santa Barbara Research Center (SBRC), and they settled in Santa Barbara where daughter Danae Michele and son Charles Skye were born.
At SBRC, John worked with Jim Young, head of
Optics, technician Jim Shields, and others, calibrating and testing the VISSR (visible infrared spin scan radiometers) systems for the early weather satellites, and the Thematic Mapper and MSS (multi-spectral scanner), which was the pioneering optical system for the Landsat. John worked full-time at SBRC for 25 years, from 1969 to 1994, and was asked to come back on contract for another 10 years.
The first Landsat was launched in 1972. John tested the optics for the first seven Landsats. The 50th anniversary of that first launch, held in September 2022 at Vandenburg Space Force Base, was attended by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland. She stated that the Landsat was the single best resource the world has to understand climate change because of its spectacular 50-year daily record of changes on the whole earth, a priceless legacy. The Landsats performed with excellence and longevity beyond expectations, a tribute to the careful work of the Optics team and others. John also worked in missions to explore the oceans for the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), the earth for the EOS (Earth Observing System), and the GOES and GM weather satellites. John’s friends and colleagues at SBRC worked on other fascinating missions, such as the Pioneer and Viking interplanetary voyages of exploration.
John loved to travel, taking his family on adventurous vacations, notably a six-week camping trip in Europe. After retirement, he and Anna continued their earth explorations, traveling to 33 countries and high places such as Tiger’s Nest in Bhutan, Tibet’s Kumba La, Peru’s Machu Picchu, and the Cuillins on the Isle of Skye.
John is survived by wife Anna; daughter Heather and her husband, Bernard Unterman; daughter Danae and her husband, Ron Liechti; grandchildren Koi (Kaila), Cappy, Sarah, and Lincoln; brother Joe; and many friends and family. He was predeceased by his son Skye, his parents, and brother Dan.
John’s memorial will be Sunday, May 21, at 2:30 p.m., at Trinity Episcopal, 1500 State Street, with a reception celebrating his life and work. All are welcome. His color was blue, so you may wish to wear blue. Gifts in his memory may be made to Direct Relief. The service will be live-streamed at us06web.zoom.us/j/86427996483 (ID 864 2799 6483).
Blake William Wilson 6/7/1948 - 4/25/2023
Blake William Wilson died in his sleep on April 25, 2023. A man with irrepressible energy, focus on fun, and a consummate rule breaker, he was born at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on June 7, 1948. His parents were William Henry Wilson and Shirley McMahan Wilson.
Blake was a proud graduate of Humpty Dumpty Nursery School ‘52, Laguna Blanca School ’65, and Colorado College ’69. At Colorado College, he distinguished himself as the creator of the first student demolition derby. Upon graduation he taught math in Oregon, then became a businessman with an astonishing ability to negotiate and be granted the maximum corporate discount on travel and lodging. Blake founded Ecolog Products and Snow Board Skeeter (this was before snowboards were allowed on resort hills). He was a skilled telemarketer of Oil Leases, which led to his becoming a telemarketing compliance consultant. His projects were consistently cutting edge.
Blake was a veteran of dozens of blue-water sailing races to Mexico, and a seven-time Transpac yachtsman racing to Honolulu and Tahiti. He was also a fifty-year part-time resident of Puerta Vallarta, México. The list continues but is not limited to: private pilot, scuba diver, outrigger paddler, rescuer of abandoned
dogs, fly-fisherman, NCAA championship soccer player, co-holder of the record for recovery of lobsters and abalone off the California coast, backyard farmer and perennial ribbon winner for the most succulent tomatoes at Ventura County Fair, founder of the Big Duck Sewer Company, champion Monopoly and Marco Polo player, and with his spouse, resolute hiker on the world’s iconic trails returning each year to the eastern Sierras and the Grand Tetons.
He was a generous supporter of dozens of local non-profits including the Ojai Valley Hospital Foundation, Ojai Music Festival, Ojai Land Conservancy, Help of Ojai, Ojai Defense Fund, and the AVID program at Nordhoff High School, where he often tutored math. Blake also served on the Ojai Redevelopment Commission from 1986 to 1992. In addition, he provided direct college scholarships to the children of his extended family and co-workers. He also sponsored the family of his immigrant friend through the many obstacles in their years-long, arduous path to gain US citizenship.
Blake is survived by his steadfast spouse of forty-three years Susanne Sheahan Wilson, Blake’s siblings (and their spouses) Kimberley Wilson, Brooke Wilson (Richard Seawards), Scott Wilson (Kirkley), Rand Wilson (Sheree), and Blake’s in-laws Casey Sheahan (Noreen), Caroline Sheahan, Marnie Paulus (Tony), Kathleen Reid (Kemble White) as well as scores of loyal friends, and loving nieces, nephews, and godchildren. He was a larger than life partner, brother-inlaw/outlaw, and friend. Sal si puedes, mi mejor amigo.
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Duane “D.J.” Jones
private life, briefly attending junior college and working in the Modesto region before returning to Santa Barbara and his job at Foster’s Freeze. He enrolled in courses at Santa Barbara City College, where he also participated in track and field, basketball and a little football.
With family by his side, longtime Santa Barbaran Melvin Duane Jones passed away peacefully April 3, 2023, following a short illness. He was 87. A loving father, a successful businessman and an accomplished mountain climber who scaled high-altitude peaks well into his 60s, Duane (AKA “D.J.”) was known for his strong work ethic, passion for the outdoors, love for sharing baked brownies and knack for making lasting friends wherever he ventured.
Duane’s core values were formed at a young age. Born in San Bernardino May 15, 1935, he moved to Santa Barbara with his family in the late 1940s. By the time he was in his early teens, he routinely worked after school and on weekends to help make ends meet for his family. He delivered newspapers for the Santa Barbara NewsPress—earning the distinction of Paperboy of the Year circa 1950—and worked at Castagnola’s Lobster House until the offer of a 10-cent pay-raise lured him to Foster’s Freeze at the corner of Milpas and De la Guerra in 1951.
After graduating from Santa Barbara High School in 1953, Duane maintained a steady presence at Foster’s Freeze and, after hours, fine-tuned his bowling skills. At the Semana Nautica Festival in July 1955, he was a four-time champion, winning the men’s singles at the Barbara Bowl, and men’s singles, mixed doubles (with Mae Coddington) and cash singles at the Figueroa Bowl.
Two months later, Duane entered the U.S. Army. After completing basic training at Fort Ord and additional training in Texas, he was stationed in England, where he took the opportunity to travel around Europe. Honorably discharged in July 1957, he returned to
Duane’s career in the fastfood business took hold when, in 1958, he assumed the lease to Foster’s Freeze and became its franchise owner two years later. In 1963, he acquired both the underlying and adjoining commercial properties on Milpas St.
Before long, Foster’s—a daily staple for neighbors and teens attending the nearby junior high and high schools—was operating smoothly. So Duane turned his sights to Goleta, where land was plentiful and affordable, and growth was promising. Undeterred by risk, he bought property at 140 North Fairview Ave., where he built from the ground up his namesake restaurant, DJ’s Drive-In. Opening in October 1965, DJ’s, with its signature charburgers and milkshakes, proved to be a popular stop for Hwy. 101 travelers (including Ronald Reagan) and the rapidly growing number of area residents.
North Fairview would soon become a thriving business district. Duane helped lead the charge as president of the Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce in 1966. In Santa Barbara a year or two prior, he was named Outstanding Young Man by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, he was also active in civic causes involving the YMCA, Santa Barbara City College and The Child’s Estate (now Santa Barbara Zoo), of which he was a lifetime member.
Increasingly, he was able to put work aside and spend more time in the outdoors. He enjoyed golf and alpine skiing, and, by the early 1970s, was a frequent backpacker in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, particularly in the Yosemite region.
Duane’s high-country exploits quickly evolved to full-scale mountain climbing.
His greatest mountaineering accomplishment came in the mid-1970s, when he and his party reached the 20,310-foot summit of Alaska’s Mt. Denali, the highest peak in North America and among the most isolated on Earth. He summited other peaks including Mt. Rainier and Mt. Hood in the Pacific Northwest, and Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
When he wasn’t climbing he was trekking, often internationally. He explored the Himalayas, the Alps, Torres del Paine National Park in southern Chilean Patagonia, and the mountain ranges of New Zealand’s south island. Enamored by the island’s beauty and its people, he moved to the Kelvin Heights peninsula in Queenstown where, over 18 years, he built three homes with commanding views of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains.
He returned to Santa Barbara in early 2020 to be closer to family.
Leading an adventurous life filled with bold pursuits in business and in his leisure time, Duane will be fondly remembered for his love for and loyalty to family, his ambition and many triumphs, and his cherished friendships everywhere.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents, Mark and Margaret Jones, and sister Carol Leader. He is survived by brother George (Ellie) Jones, son Greg (Elizabeth) Jones, daughter Cheryl Couch, former wife Gail McGrath, former wife Francine Rudesill, four grandchildren—Madeline Couch, Emily Couch, Emma Jones and Hunter Jones—and four nephews and nieces.
A celebration of life will be held at the Palm Park Beach House, 236 East Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023, beginning at noon.
Ella Catherine Carbon 2/28/1929 - 4/20/2023
many close friends and seemed to run into old acquaintances wherever she went. Both friends and family will miss her generous and loving spirit. At this point, no service has been planned by the family, however keeping in mind Catherine’s love of cats, we are quite sure that donations to Santa Barbara Humane would please her very much.
Ella Catherine Carbon, mother of two children, John and Patricia, and grandmother of David and Michael Evans, passed away after a brief illness at Santa Barbara’s Cottage Hospital on April 20. She was 94 years old.
Born and raised in Chicago, Catherine attended Thiel college where she began a nurses training program. Though her college education was interrupted when she got married and started a family, she went on to complete a BA in Art History at UCSB many years later. The Carbon family moved to Santa Barbara in1968. When her marriage ended shortly thereafter, Catherine completed a library science certification program and was hired to work at the Santa Barbara City College Library where she held a position for many years until she retired.
Catherine loved all the arts and she took great pleasure in the musical accomplishments of her two children. Finally, in her 70s, she began learning to play a musical instrument herself. She took up the flute and joined Santa Barbara’s Prime Time Band. She participated enthusiastically up until her 90th year. She also was an active potter, taking classes through Santa Barbara Adult Education. Other activities she enjoyed were attending concerts, theatrical events, and visiting art museums. She was an avid tennis fan and continued to follow the sport long after she stopped playing herself. She was known to be especially kind and compassionate. She strongly believed in treating everyone with consideration, fairness and courtesy. She had
Len Miller 4/5/1937 - 3/4/2023
Len coached at UC Irvine from 1973-1979. His 1975 and 1976 cross country teams won the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships, and his 1976 track team won the NCAA Division II Track & Field Championship. Len went to Arizona State University where his 1981 team won the Pac-10 Championship and he was named Coach of the Year.
In 1999 he settled in Santa Barbara where he coached winning teams at Dos Pueblos High School, and Santa Barbara City College.
He is survived by his wife Virginia Rubi Miller. Also surviving are his three children, Rick, Jackie, Jim, their mother Moira, and his step children Lisa, Thomas, Peter, Simone, and Danielle.
Len was also a beloved grandfather and great grandfather.
His spirit lives on in the countless lives he touched.
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It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother, friend, and terrific human being, Wesley Joseph Franken. He left this world in the early hours of May 10, 2023.
Wes gave his all while remaining positive, in spite of his progressive Neurological Disease of four years. Wes was born in Santa Barbara, California on April 3, 1992, being the first born to Joe and Kimberlee Franken. Wes attended Canalino school in Carpinteria, California, Mt. Carmel School in Montecito, California, Pond Road Middle School, in Robbinsville, New Jersey, and graduated from Robbinsville High School in Robbinsville, New Jersey. In high school, Wes was enrolled for four years in the JrROTC Air Force program. After high school, Wes served as a Volunteer Fireman for Robbinsville Township Volunteer Fire Department.
Wes graduated from Delaware Valley University with a degree in Landscape Contracting. Wes then returned to California with his 1958 CJ5 Jeep and began working at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. The name Wesley means, “Peaceful Meadow” and “Meadow in the West”. Wes became a Master Mason at Carpinteria Lodge #444 in 2016, working his way through the chairs of Masonry, until his condition prevented his participation.
Wes is survived by his parents Joe and Kimberlee Franken, and sister Riley Rose Franken, as well as many friends and family on both East and West coasts. Family thanks Cottage Hospital staff, and Cottage Rehab Staff for their excellent care and motivation.
An enthusiast of classic
cars, photography, gardening, Wes enjoyed Country music, and Classic Rock. Wes will be missed immensely by all that knew him. Services will be private, with a Celebration of Life in the near future. Memorials in Wesley’s name can be directed to Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. When having a good craft beer, please raise a glass to remember Wes, a new heavenly angel, now looking over all of us. Cheers!
children: Kenneth, Stephen, Lisa and Kathleen. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and countless memories.
Service to be held at Saint Raphael Church at 10 AM on Monday, May 22nd.
Cherish life. Cheryl Marlene Vampola (née Diestel) cherished her life and everyone in it. She was born and raised in San Francisco surrounded by the hustle and bustle of her family, “Number 5” of “The 10” brothers and sisters. Cher’s city girl heart set off to UCSB where she met her best friend and husband of 44 years. Santa Barbara became her home as she poured her heart and love into raising four children. She created a home of sandy braids, popsicles by the pool, backyard BBQs, starry night campfires, and kid artwork taped on the wall. By planning outings, adventures and excitement she celebrated everyday life and filled it with her loved ones. As her legacy grew, Cher became the most loved Grammy to her grandbabies. Cher dedicated her time and passion to supporting the youth and community through her work as a science teacher, school instructor at the historic society and her volunteering. She lived life to the fullest and passed into God’s gentle hands on May 9th surrounded by family. Such is life. Such is a wonderful life.
Cher is survived by her husband, John and her four
“Estas son las mañanitas que cantaba el rey David Hoy por ser día de tu santo te las cantamos aquí”
George Gregory Zaragoza was born on April 26, 1957. He passed away on his 66th birthday, almost to the hour, on April 26, 2023. George, “Jorge” as he liked to call himself, was a devoted son, brother, uncle, and husband. He attended Franklin Elementary School, Santa Barbara Junior High, and Santa Barbara High School, Class of 1975. Growing up on the Eastside of Santa Barbara, George was fortunate to have made many lifelong friendships there. He was a proud native of Santa Barbara, but when his parents Alexander and Adrienne Zaragoza moved to Bishop, CA in 1978, he made the area his home away from home. It was there that he discovered his love for the fresh mountain air, trout fishing, and horseback riding/pack stations in the Owens Valley. George came to love everything cowboy, from old western films and TV reruns, to the infamous spurs that his nieces and nephews would teasingly try to steal. He especially loved taking part in branding
roundups with the Ames Family. George was a motorcycle enthusiast. He enrolled in the Motorcycle Mechanic’s Institute of Phoenix, from which he graduated in 1993. He returned to Santa Barbara and was hired by Harley-Davidson of Santa Barbara. Once again, on April 26th. George and Pam (Mendoza) were married in 2004 but their friendship began many years before. Aside from making each other laugh, among their many other enjoyments, was taking driving daytrips up the coast, always returning home by way of the A&W/Big Bopper. They called it the “Hot Dog Run”. His brother in-law, Michael O’Leary (deceased July 2022) introduced him to the fraternal organization, the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitas, of which he became a member. George is survived by his wife Pam (Mendoza), her children Devin Torres and Cierra Torres, and grandchildren Aleia, Alyssa, Emma, Paloma and Levi. He will be missed by his sweet little dog, Jozie Wales. He is also survived by his parents Alexander and Adrienne Zaragoza, sisters Jeanie Cornet (husband Dan), Tina Tillemans (husband Brian) Rachel Zaragoza (Rick Rodriguez), Mary O’Leary, and brother Alex Zaragoza (wife Mary). His many nieces and nephews can attest to the void that George will forever leave in their hearts and in their lives. Our family would like to thank the wonderful people at RidleyTree Cancer Center for their kindness, compassion and dedication. We’d also like to thank the doctors, nurses, and chaplains at Cottage Health. The comfort and care that they provided to George and his family will never be forgotten. Lastly, we would like to thank George’s employer and friends at Don’s Heating and Air Conditioning. Their support, understanding and love are what kept George motivated to carry on. A Celebration of Life will be held in his memory beginning at 11:00 am on June 3, 2023 at Toro Canyon Park in Carpinteria. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cottage Health Palliative Care Support Team or Ridley Tree Cancer Center.
It is with great sadness we announce the premature passing on March 30, 2023, at age 62, of Bruce Thomas as a result of an aggressive metastatic cancer. Although that sadness is far outweighed by the joy he brought his family and friends during his lifetime. His cheerful personality, wit, sense of humor and generosity of spirit were legendary to all.
Bruce moved to Carpinteria in 1978 and it is there he established lifelong friendships with so many.
Later, Bruce moved to San Diego and developed a successful business, Thomas Industrial Water, Inc. He operated the business until the day he died.
In the early 2000’s Bruce bought 2+ acres of undeveloped land in Borrego Springs and in 2005 he oversaw the construction of his “dream” home. He was rightly proud of this home with backyard swimming pool and jacuzzi, and the majestic views of the surrounding mountains and desert. And the doors were always open for family and friends.
He was UNCLE BRUCE to the children of his sister, Janet Minehan and brother-in-law Tom Minehan: Jennifer, Seth, Taylor, Krista, Matt, Molly, Patrick, Thomas and Toby; as well as the children of his brother Lee Thomas and sister-in-law Joann Thomas: Andrea, Colin and Christopher. And he was the favorite uncle to all.
With loving care Bruce’s sister, Janet and niece, Jennifer, arranged his transfer from Scripps Hospital in San Diego to Hospice Care in Borrego Springs where he bravely met the challenge of his impending death in the comfort of his home he so loved and to be reunited with his beloved dogs, Spot and Chelsea.
A private celebration of life has been scheduled. Rest in Peace Bruce.
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Cheryl Vampola 7/23/1957 - 5/10/2023
George Gregory Zaragoza 4/26/1957 - 4/26/2023
Bruce Thomas 12/19/1969 - 3/30/2023
FREE BLOCK PARTY @ THE LOBERO: TWISTING & SHOUTING!
EARL MINNIS BRINGS
LEGENDARY CHUBBY CHECKER TO TOWN
by Nick Welsh
Sir Isaac Newton was just 23 when he discovered the law of gravity to which none of us, no matter how airborne, are immune. That was in 1666. Albert Einstein was 26 when he “discovered” his general theory of relativity, still unfathomable to most people 118 years later.
It would be a cherubically plump, fresh-faced 17-year-old African American singer named Ernest Evans who helped White Americans, by electrifying its youth and awakening its elders to the fact that they’d been endowed by their creator with both hips and ass, not to mention the inalienable joy that comes from shaking both.
This discovery occurred in the summer of 1960.
By that time, Evans had changed his name to Chubby Checker, and his hit song “The Twist” had spawned a dance craze that would span not just the globe but the whole generational divide. For the first time, adults not just teenagers already mesmerized by Elvis found themselves sucked onto the dance floor by the insinuating grooves of R&B, then regarded not just as “race music” but also as something dangerously lascivious.
“I have no objection to the Twist as such,” intoned the staid and stalwart Dwight D. Eisenhower shortly before leaving the White House, “but it does represent some kind of change in our standards. What has happened to our concepts
of beauty, decency, and morality?”
Fortunately, not everyone was similarly troubled. National magazines ran photos of America’s glamorous First Lady, a 31-year-old Jackie Kennedy, doing a mean Twist at White House parties. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara was also said to cut a mean rug. But that was before we began bombing Hanoi.
The song would top the charts, not just in 1960, when “The Twist” first hit the airwaves, but two years later when it came back for a sonic rebound, an unprecedented achievement to this day.
On Saturday, May 20, Chubby Checker, still going strong at 81 years old, will be in Santa Barbara, twisting away to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Lobero Theatre. Joining the free block party in front of the theater on Canon Perdido Street will be Santa Barbara’s ever-ubiquitous Spencer Barnitz and Glen Phillips, as famous today for just being Glen Phillips as he ever was for being part of Toad the Wet Sprocket.
Making all this happen is Earl Minnis, a man few of his fellow Santa Barbarans have ever heard of. Minnis, who sports shorts no matter the weather, is a real estate mogul who has made a lot of money. Fortunately for Santa Barbarans, Minnis knows how to use that money. He spends it on what he likes. But what he loves not merely likes more than anything else is music. He loves it absolutely, ecstatically, studiously, religiously, obsessively, compulsively, and
extravagantly. He loves it with the excitement of a kid. “I was born on Sunset Strip,” he says with a laugh.
Minnis especially loves rock music rooted in the late 1960s and early 1970s. And, fortunately for Santa Barbara, he loves the Lobero Theatre.
The Lobero Theatre was dreamed, schemed, built, nurtured, and ultimately lost by José Lobero, an Italian immigrant not to mention musical visionary, saloon owner, and by all historical accounts a genuinely wild-assed trombone virtuoso. Ultimately, Lobero committed suicide rather than endure financial ruin, the result of bad investments. Along the way, he changed his first name from Giuseppe to José to better blend in with the dominant Spanish-speaking Santa Barbara of the time.
At 150 years old, and still going strong, the Lobero remains Santa Barbara’s single most magically intimate and affordable venue for an astonishingly wide array of musical genres. So thank you, José or Giuseppe or whatever you want to call yourself all these years later.
And many thanks to all the people along the way who’ve kept Lobero’s dream so alive for so long. And that now includes Minnis.
Earl Minnis is a genuinely tough guy. Open, direct, impetuous, decisive, expansive, tender, and enthusiastic. But tough. He made his bones in a tough business, flipping houses he bought at distress sales held on courthouse steps. He estimates he’s flipped about 2,500 houses over the years,
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Ernest Evans, a k a Chubby Checker
earning the right to sit at the table with legendary Los Angeles real estate operator tough guys known as “The 40 Thieves.”
But as tough as Earl Minnis may be, he remains a big kid when it comes to music and the people who make it. The light of his Big Wow has never dimmed. He loves hanging out with musicians including some of the great names of an era: Patti Smith, John Kay of Steppenwolf fame, Eric Burdon, Alan Parsons, Steve Miller, and Graham Nash swapping stories, inhaling their ether. Along the way, he’s bankrolled their appearances at private performances in town. Or at the Lobero. Like he says, he loves music, and he loves it generously.
Four years ago, Minnis brought the Steve Miller Band to the Lobero for a concert to benefit Notes for Notes, a music program targeting young kids that started in Santa Barbara but has since gone national.
Last year, Minnis brought the proto-punkabilly band The Blasters back to the Lobero, from which they’d been soundly banished by theater management 40 years before after a wild concert. Theoretically, all rock bands were supposedly banished after that concert.
Back in 1982, The Blasters had a die-hard following of fans who went too crazy. Apparently, they enthusiastically began jumping up and down on the seats. The band didn’t think it was their job to calm down the crowd or save the chairs. In 2022, Earl Minnis persuaded the Lobero to bring The Blasters back in from the cold, and he also persuaded The Blasters’ brothers, Dave and Phil Alvin, to patch up their long-standing feud and perform together. Minnis bankrolled the concert; no seats were reported injured.
Minnis, who grew up in West Covina, was 13 when he attended his very first concert; it was Eric Burdon and The Animals. Decades later, Minnis would
host Burdon’s 75th birthday bash, a concert Minnis arranged at Ojai’s also-magical venue the Libbey Bowl. “How cool is that?” he asked.
Minnis was poised to bankroll the Lobero’s anniversary bash for David Crosby, the famous local bad boy who made good. But Crosby, infamous for his unrepentant irascibility and self-destructive lifestyle, died days before the concert date. Jack Johnson stepped in for Crosby and did so, by all accounts, by displaying a decency that in today’s context qualifies as heroic including playing an epic concert in a totally electrically blacked-out theater.
Chubby Checker is another story.
Minnis met Chubby Checker through Catherine Remak, most famous as radio host on K-LITE, but also a power in Santa Barbara’s massive nonprofit universe. Remak, who knew Minnis slightly, has long been active with the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (CADA). She volunteered at their fundraising galas at the Bacara, which often feature great longtime rock stars. When Minnis heard (from his pool man) that he had missed seeing Peter Noone (of Herman’s Hermits fame) performing with Eric Burdon, he quickly got on the horn with Remak and just as quickly became a major donor to CADA. When Chubby Checker performed at a subsequent CADA fundraiser, Earl Minnis would be sitting next to him at dinner. That was, as both men have attested, the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
“He is just the greatest guy,” Minnis gushes. Has Chubby Checker lost a single step in the 64 years since first recording “The Twist”? Not according to Earl Minnis, who says Chubby Checker always delivers. He sings, he dances, and he descends from the stage and immerses himself in the crowd. Women in the audience of all ages reciprocate by taking to the stage en masse. Much booty-shaking ensues. What’s not to love?
“It’s like watching Clark Kent go into the phone booth,” Minnis reported. “He goes into the booth an 81-year-old man and comes out a 30-year-old Superman. He’s got everything but the cape. It’s amazing.”
Minnis hosted a private, friendsonly birthday bash for Checker last year at SOhO. When Minnis talks about that night, he lifts his finger into the air to check off an imaginary box and says, with total delight, “Mission accomplished.”
He makes exactly the same sign when describing the night he and Checker went to the Santa Barbara Bowl to see Bonnie Raitt. When she learned who was in the audience, Raitt had the house lights shined on Checker so all 4,500 people in the crowd could stand and applaud a living legend. “Mission accomplished,” Minnis said again.
Right now, Minnis loves the idea of throwing a block party for Santa Barbara, his adopted hometown since he first stumbled here, somewhat arbitrarily, in 1995, and for the Lobero Theatre itself. In navigating the reams of red tape so endemic to Santa Barbara, it has not hurt Minnis any that he pals around with the likes of Mayor Randy Rowse as well as the city’s politically gifted former fire chief Pat McElroy, whose own musical enthusiasms are nothing less than encyclopedic. And he promised to bring Chubby Checker.
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Earl Minnis in front of his beloved Lobero Theatre
IN THE BEGINNING, THERE WAS THE TWIST
If the Twist didn’t exist, someone would have had to invent it. It will knock the grump out of anybody. It’s an infinitely joyous interruption. Playful and sexy, it won’t be ignored. It can’t be. Your hips won’t allow it. Like one of Isaac Newton’s laws of physics, your lips have to smile.
How the Twist happened and how Chubby Checker came to sing the accompanying song is a mystery to be savored. Some sources trace the Twist back to music enslaved people brought to America from the Congo. According to another account, the Twist first surfaced in 1912 with a song called “Messing Around,” even then a euphemism for sex. In 1928, a song called “The Twister” came out about the same time Jelly Roll Morton recorded “Winin’ Boy Blues,” which included the line “Mama, Mama, look at Sis / Lord, she’s out on the levee doin’ the twist.”
By the 1950s, a gospel group Brother Joe Wallace and the Sensational Nightingales had come up with something pretty close to what we have today. But, it being about sex, the Nightingales had to pass it on to Hank Ballard and The Midnighters, who in 1959 would be the first to record what would become “The Twist.” Ballard would get credited as the songwriter as well. His version made it to number 28 on the charts, making it a modest success. But Ballard was too hot, too Black, and way too raunchy to be allowed to take it all the way to the top.
While that version didn’t achieve mainstream success, the song caught on with young listeners in Black regional markets such as Baltimore and Philadelphia. Buddy Deane, who hosted a teenage music and dance TV show in Baltimore, brought the song to the attention of promoter and producer Dick Clark, who by 1958 had gone national with his phenomenally successful television show American Bandstand. Clark heard something in the song. “It looks like it’ll catch on,” he would write later. He would be right. But he also knew he needed another artist to perform it.
Enter Ernest Evans, a young kid from Spring Gully, South Carolina, where, he would later tell a reporter for Forbes, he grew up “Amish.” By that, Evans meant there was no water, no power, no electricity, no nothing. When he was 4 years old, Evan’s mother took him to see country singer Ernest Tubb, also known as the Texas Troubadour. It was if he’d been struck by lightning. “I knew right then I never wanted to do anything else,” Checker said in a recent interview. “That was my dream. So every time I go and perform, I am living the dream I first had when I was 4 years old.”
At age 11, Evans and his family moved to Philadelphia, where he grew up living in the projects, singing on street corners, and working as a chicken plucker for Ernest Holt’s fresh farm poultry operation. By then, Evans had developed into a truly gifted musical mimic who did convincing impersonations of Elvis Presley and Fats Domino. Evans was even encouraged to sing at work over the company loudspeakers.
In fact, it was Holt who brought Evans to the attention of Dick Clark. It was Clark’s wife who dubbed Ernest Evans “Chubby Checkers,” an obvious riff on Fats Domino.
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Chubby Checker and Eric Burdon perform “Twist and Shout” at a fundraiser at the Bacara.
(Many eons later, HewlettPackard would unveil a computer app also called the “Chubby Checker.” This device allegedly enabled the user to determine the size of a man’s penis by somehow correlating it to his shoe size. Chubby Checker sued, arguing his brand was being damaged. A judge agreed. But before the case could go to trial, Hewlett-Packard would settle and withdrew the app from the market.)
On July 9, 1960, Chubby Checker went into the Philadelphia music studio run by Cameo-Parkway Records and recorded what would become his version of “The Twist.” It took all of 45 minutes, Checker recalled. Four takes. The engineer wanted to do one more. Checker had been flat on one of the notes in the line “Daddy’s sleeping and Momma ain’t around.” Checker refused: “I said, ‘Nope.’ I was in high school. I had homework I needed to do. I said, ‘Sorry, that’s it.’ ”
A month later, Chubby Checker appeared on American Bandstand and performed the song. It just blew up. He would liken the experience to winning the Nobel Prize. When the dust finally settled, no fewer than 300 different recordings of songs with the word “twist” in the title would be released. Some artists recorded songs with no mention of twisting in them, but put the word in the title anyway.
Part of the song’s appeal lay in how easy the dance was to do. Despite warnings issued by the American Medical Association that people over the age of 40 should avoid the Twist to prevent possible sacroiliac injuries the dance was so simple and fun that anyone could do it. Even White people. Perhaps especially White people. “You just pretend that you’re drying off your bottom with a towel, like you just got out of the shower,” Checker instructed, “while putting out a cigarette with both feet.”
Checker promoted the song tirelessly, hitting every record hop he could find. “I campaigned it,” he exclaimed. “I was doing 15 appearances a week, wherever there was a disc jockey.” Before the release of “The Twist,” Checker had been so worried about his musical future that he asked his mother, fiercely and devoutly religious, to intercede with the Almighty on his behalf. She would later tell him that an angel came to her in a dream and told her that Checker would have a song that would cover the world. But it would be someone else’s song.
But when “The Twist” exploded, Checker said his mother was none too pleased. “She said, ‘You’re going to hell,’ ” he recalled. “Anybody involved with the church had a problem with rock ’n’ roll.” To amplify his point, Checker added, “Listening to ‘The Twist’ was like taking a girl in 1945 to Coney Island
wearing a bikini.”
Hank Ballard’s reaction was, well, mixed too. The tracks, he sniffed, were “weak.” Regardless, the reality was that Ballard did exceedingly well from the royalties generated by “Twist” sales. And those sales were driven by Chubby Checker’s version. “The Twist,” Checker pointed out, hit number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 list in 1960 and stayed there until 2021. No other song will ever match that record, he stated.“Mr. Ballard wrote ‘The Twist,’ and I thank him for that,” Checker stated. “But everything else belongs to me, thank you. All I know is Chubby Checker took a hold of it and it still belongs to no one else.”
But more than anything, Checker said he takes pride in changing the fundamental way people dance. It used to be that people touched while dancing; they held each other tight or swung each other all over. But after the Twist, dance partners stood apart from one another while moving to the beat. “I’m looking at her, and she’s looking at me, and I’m looking back at her and how sexy she looks,” he said. “And we’re dancing with each other but apart. That’s the style we’ve done every day since the Twist. Chubby Checker changed the dance floor. No one else can make that claim. I still call it the biggest thing that’s happened in American show business.”
As for his performance at the Lobero block party inspired, instigated, and underwritten by his friend Earl Minnis, Checker said, “When I get there, I want to see wallto-wall people. We’re going to rock it out.”
The party starts at 3 p.m. and goes ’til 8. So dust off those dancing shoes.
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The 150th Ovation Celebration Block Party featuring Chubby Checker & The Wildcats with special guests Glen Phillips, Spencer the Gardener, and the La Boheme Dancers takes place in front of the Lobero Theatre (33 E. Canon Perdido St.) on Saturday, May 20, at 3 p.m. See lobero.org.
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The night Earl Minnis introduced Eric Burdon (left) and Chubby Checker (right)
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“A fast-paced workplace comedy that even non-foodies will find hilarious!” THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
BY THERESA REBECK DIRECTED BY
CHUBBY CHECKER and The
Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers + Dave Hause & The Mermaid
The Southwestern pop-tinged Americana supergroup features Roger Clyne, P.H. Naffah, Nick Scropos, and Jim Dalton. Dave Hause & The Mermaid combines Americana tones and socially driven lyrics with punk spirit. His latest release, written by Dave with his younger brother Tim, is the distinct next phase of their creative partnership.
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A FREE Block
Party Community Event in honor of the Lobero’s 150 th Anniversary and Chubby Twistin’ America for 60+ years! The legendary icon is the only artist to have 5 albums in the Top 12 all at once and a song to be #1 twice, “The Twist.”
Announced! WITH SPECIAL GUESTS Glen Phillips , Spencer The Gardener and La Boheme
MAY 20, 2023
SAT / 3 - 8 PM / FREE JUNE
and Lobero swag. WILL CALL PACKAGE SHOWTIME PACKAGE LIMELIGHT PACKAGE Tickets $25 or 5 for $100 Winner need not be present when tickets drawn on July 26, 2023. Purchase raffle tickets and choose your package(s). Please call the Box Office at 805.963.0761 or visit 33 E. Canon Perdido to purchase raffle tickets. Must be 21 to enter.
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5/18: S.B. High School Dance Program Presents Annual Spring Dance Concert. Support and celebrate students who will perform dance styles in musical theater, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, belly-dance fusion, Folklorico, flamenco, Hawaiian, and more. 7pm. S.B. High School, 700 E. Anapamu St. Student: $5; GA: $10. Call (805) 966-9101 or email email@example.com. tinyurl.com/SBHS-Dance
5/18: 2023 Downtown Santa Barbara LIVE Art & Wine Tour Receive a wine glass and a map to venues showcasing an extensive range of delicious food and drink, and live art. End at the Arlington Theatre for nibbles, specialty drinks, and a silent auction to benefit The Downtown Organization’s programs. Tour: 5:30-7:30pm; party: 7-9pm. Downtown S.B. and Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. $90-120. Ages 21+. Call (805) 962-2098. tinyurl.com/2023DowntownSB
5/18: Curtis Symphony Orchestra See more than 100 extraordinary aspiring young musicians who have worked with renowned conductors at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia in an evening of exceptional classical music. 7:30pm. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $10-86. Call (805) 899-2222. ticketing.granadasb.org/events
5/18: UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents Maria Ressa Journalist and recipient of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Maria Ressa has spent decades speaking truth to power and will speak about her new book, How to Stand Up to a Dictator, about how democracy is dying by a thousand cuts and how social media is killing our freedoms. 7:30pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. Students: $10; GA: $20-$35. Call (805) 893-3535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/events
5/18: S.B. Maritime Museum Lecture (SBMM): The Mystery of the Marie Author Teresa Newton-Terres will speak about her book, Mystery of the Marie: Quest of a daughter to surface the real story to the shipwrecked Marie and seven men lost at sea expanding the frontiers of infrared, June 7, 1960. 7-9pm. 113 Harbor Wy. Free-$20. Call (805) 962-8404 or email info@ sbmm.org sbmm.org/santa-barbara-event
5/19: The Lompoc Senior Health Expo Older adults and their caregivers are invited to have health screenings (cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, vision, and balance). Learn about nutrition, connect with resources and experts, and enjoy a healthy lunch and the chance to win a prize. For transportation to and from the event, call (805) 736-7666. 9am-noon. Dick DeWees Community and Senior Ctr., 1120 W. Ocean Ave., Lompoc. Free. Call (805) 875-8098. tinyurl.com/LompocSeniorHealth
FARMERS MARKET SCHEDULE
Carpinteria: 800 block of Linden Ave., 3-6:30pm
Montecito: 1100 and 1200 blocks of Coast Village Rd., 8-11:15am
SATURDAY Downtown S.B.: Corner of Santa Barbara and Cota sts., 8am-1pm
SUNDAY Goleta: Camino Real Marketplace, 10am-2pm
TUESDAY Old Town S.B.: 500-600 blocks of State St., 3-7pm
WEDNESDAY Solvang: Copenhagen Dr.
and 1st St., 2:30-6:30pm
(805) 962-5354 sbfarmersmarket.org
Rain or shine, meet local fishermen on the Harbor’s commercial pier, and buy fresh fish (filleted or whole), live crab, abalone, sea urchins, and more. 117 Harbor Wy., 6-11am. Call (805) 259-7476. cfsb.info/sat
5/19-5/21: Ojai Art Center Theater Presents Disappearing Act A mixture of magic, theater, and sleight of hand will unfold when a young magician, a beautiful woman, and a mysterious stranger materialize in this new play by actor, director, and playwright Peter Fox. The play will show through May 28 and is not suitable for children. Fri.-Sat.: 7:30pm; Sun.: 2pm. Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. Free-$24. Call (805) 640-8797. ojaiact.org
5/19, 5/21: UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents Las Cafeteras ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! will welcome L.A.’s Las Cafeteras, known for their Afro-Mexican, Americana, Son Jarocho, and roots, rock, and hip-hop styles. Fri.: Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Rd., Goleta; Sun.: The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. 7pm. Free. Call (805) 893-3535 or email email@example.com Read more on pg. 35. tinyurl.com/Viva-LasCafeteras
5/19: Start with Art: Preschool Art Experience The S.B. Public Library and the S.B. Museum of Art invite all preschoolers to make a mini garden landscape inspired by the works of Pierre Bonnard. Supplies will be provided.
2-3pm. Front of S.B. Art Museum, 1130 State St. Free. Call (805) 962-7653 or email info@sbp library.libanswers.com. tinyurl.com/ Pre-SchoolStartWithArt
5/19-5/21: Behind the Scenes: The Seven AVAs Wine Tasting This event will feature a walk-around tasting with wineries representing each of the seven AVAs (American Viticultural Areas) with light bites provided.
by terry ortega
Lola watts &
Shows on Tap
THE MAY Shows on Tap
5/18-5/21, 5/24: Lost Chord Guitars
Thu.: Dear Darling, 7:30pm. $11. Fri.: Alan Satchwell Jazz Quartet, 8pm. $11. Sat.: Brad Colerick, Peter Frieberger, 8pm. $21.50. Sun.: RASPiN, Kim Margolis, Rommel Sacan, 8pm. $11. Wed.: Jared James Nichols, 8pm. $21-$26. 1576 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang. Ages 21+. Call (805) 331-4363. lostchordguitars.com
5/19-5/20: M.Special Brewing Co.
(S.B.) Fri.: Pretty Cheeky. Sat.: Soul Majestic Acoustic. 8-10pm. 634 State St. Free. Call (805) 968-6500. mspecial brewco.com
5/19-5/24: SOhO Restaurant & Music
Club Fri.: Hot Buttered Rum, Katie Skene Band, 9pm. $18-$23. Ages 21+. Sat.: Doctor Wu (the music of Steely Dan), 6:30pm. $25$28. Orquesta Sangre Nueva (Salsa Night), 10pm. $18-$25. Ages 21+. Sun.-Mon.: Detar Studios Band Showcase. 5:15pm and 7:15pm. Free Tue.: Vocal Coaching by Sloane Presents: Student Showcase & Dinner, 6pm. Free Wed.: Jim “Kimo”West, Ken Emerson, 7:30pm. $20-$25. 1221 State St. Call (805) 962-7776. sohosb.com
5/19: Eos Lounge Kettama, 9pm. $6.18. Ages 21+. 500 Anacapa St. Call (805) 5642410. eoslounge.com
5/19-5/20: M.Special Brewing Co.
(Goleta) Fri.: Ace Gonzalez & the Surfrider Sound, 6-8pm. Sat.: Joystix, 6-8pm. 6860 Cortona Dr., Ste. C, Goleta. Free. Call (805) 968-6500. mspecialbrewco.com
5/19-5/20: Maverick Saloon Fri.: Flannel 101, 9pm-midnight. Sat.: The Rincons, 1-5pm. Carmen and the Renegade
Vigilantes, 8:30-11:30pm. Free. 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Call (805) 686-4785. mavericksaloon.com/event-calendar
5/19, 5/21: S.B. Bowl Fri.: Brett Young, Morgan Evans, Ashley Cooke. 6:30pm. $45.50-$75.50. Sun.: Brad Paisley, Dawes. 7pm. $54.50-$135.50. 1122 N. Milpas St. Call (805) 962-7411. Read more on pg. 35. sbbowl.com
5/19: Uptown Lounge The Trio, 5-7pm. 3126 State St. Call (805) 845-8800. uptownlounge805.com/events
5/20, 5/21: Cold Spring Tavern Sat.: Larry Williams and the Groove, 1:30-4:30pm. Do No Harm, 5-8pm. Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan, 1:30-4:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call (805) 967-0066. coldspringtavern.com
5/20-5/21: Hook’d Bar and Grill Sat.: Out of the Blue, 4-7 pm. Sun.: Nate Latta and the CA Stars, 1-4pm. 116 Lakeview Dr., Cachuma Lake. Free. Call (805) 3508351. hookdbarandgrill.com/music-onthe-water
5/22: The Red Piano Church on Monday: Ray Jaurique Trio, 7:30pm. 519 State St. Free Call (805) 358-1439. theredpiano.com
Visit the website for the schedule of events, venues, and prices that go through May 21. 4-6pm. Roblar Winery, 3010 Roblar Ave., Santa Ynez. $85. Email emily@sbcountywines .com Read more on pg. 32. tinyurl.com/BehindTheScenes-7AVA
5/20: Mental Wellness Center’s
27th Annual Arts Faire: Artful
Minds This event will showcase the talents of approximately 60 area artists living with mental illness who have produced works in a variety of visual and craft mediums such as painting, drawing, jewelry, and sculpture where they explore their emotions through self-expression. 11am-3pm. Beachfront across the street from Chase Palm Park, 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Free. Call (805) 8453297. Read more on pg. 34. tinyurl.com/ArtfulMinds
EVENTS MAY HAVE BEEN CANCELED OR POSTPONED. Please contact the venue to confirm the event. Volunteer Opportunity Fundraiser
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Vietnamese fan dance
Artist: Allen Schiller
CEO and National Director, Anti-Defamation League
Fighting Hate for Good
Mon, May 22 / 7:30 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall
FREE (registration required)
Drawing on the Anti-Defamation League’s decades of experience in fighting hate through investigative research, education programs and legislative victories, as well as his own personal story and his background in business and government, Jonathan Greenblatt offers a bracing primer on how we can strike back against hate.
Indigenous Multimedia Artist
Let Them Enter Dancing and Showing Their Faces
Wed, May 31 / 7:30 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall
FREE (registration recommended)
Multidisciplinary artist Nicholas Galanin, who is of Tlingit and Unanga descent and a citizen of Alaska’s Sitka Tribe, explores conceptions and misconceptions surrounding Indigenous identity.
Local Vietnam Veterans
Need Your HELP!
Whomp, whomp, whomp
The sound of an incoming Huey is beloved to all who served in Vietnam. It meant food, mail, ammo, life-saving medevacs ~ and more! It meant everything to ground pounders who needed help.
Now we need your help ~ to find a new and permanent home to honor this ICON of service in Vietnam.
Maybe you have a place for the 24/7 display; or maybe you can help with a long-term commitment; or with one of the several individual services we’ll need ~ from security to maintenance to TLC.
If you can be of help, please call Ed ~ at 805-770-0979.
Justice for All Lead Sponsors: Marcy Carsey, Connie Frank & Evan Thompson, Eva & Yoel Haller, Dick Wolf, and Zegar Family Foundation
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Huey needs a new home!
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5/20: No Indoor Voices Presents An Evening of Comedy Hear the funny from Logan Guntzelman, Paige Weldon, and Jodi Miller with host Stu Kosh. 8pm. Soul Bites, 423 State St. $15$20. noindoorvoices.ticketsauce.com
5/20: Mosaic Therapy Collective Introduces S.B.’s Autism Family Resource Group Families are invited to this introductory meet and greet (with coffee and donuts) that will offer resources for family events, support groups, sibling mentorships, and neurodiverse-affirming workshops. 10-11am. Mosaic Therapy Collective, 533 E. Micheltorena St. Free mosaictherapycollective.com
5/20: Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Benefit Barn Dance Fundraiser and Auction
Enjoy a live band, dinner, dancing, and auction all to raise funds to support the mission of using equine-assisted services to inspire, strengthen, and motivate individuals of all capabilities. 5-8pm. S.B. Carriage and Western Art Museum, 5725, 129 Castillo St. $125. Call (805) 964-1519. heartsriding.org/calendar
5/20: Annual Community Baby Shower Learn about services that support children and families such as early literacy classes, parenting classes, and more. There will be information about how to support babies’ health and development with the first 50 people to arrive to receive a gift bag with swag, toys, and a board book. 10:30am-noon. Faulkner Gallery, S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free. Call (805) 962-7653. tinyurl.com/Community-BabyShower
5/20: Lobero 150th Ovation Celebration Community Block Party In honor of the Lobero, you are invited to twist the night away with Chubby Checker and The Wildcats and special guests Glen Phillips, Spencer the Gardener, and La Boheme dancers. 3-8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. Free. Call (805)-963-0761 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Read more on pg. 16. lobero.org/events
5/20: An Afternoon with Sister Joan Chittister Worldrenowned spiritual and social leader, author, and Benedictine nun Sister Joan Chittister will speak about themes in her book, The Time is Now: A Call to Uncommon Courage. 2-4pm. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. $30. ticketstripe.com/joan-chittistertrinitys
5/20: S.B. Cactus and Succulent Society (SBCSS)
Show & Sale Peruse the extensive sales area with plants for novices to experts, ceramic pots for sale, local plant vendors, succulent display tables, and a silent auction with funds going toward SBCSS. Members: 9:30am; GA: 10am-3pm. S.B. Women’s Club, 670 Mission Canyon Rd. Free. Email email@example.com sbcactus.org/show-and-sale
5/20: S.B. Police Department Gun Buyback Help reduce the risk of homicide, suicide, and deadly accidents and turn in one or more firearm(s) to receive one $100 gift card (subject to availability). Law enforcement officials will not be asking questions, taking pictures of participants, logging license plate numbers, or running ballistic tests on guns turned in. 9am-1pm. City of S.B. Public Works, 300 E. Cota St. Free. Call (805) 897-2355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. tinyurl.com/GunBuybackSB
5/20: Santa Ynez Valley Chorale Spring Concert: Dream the Impossible Dream Listen to a selection of popular favorites from Broadway musicals such as Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Man of LaMancha, and more under the direction of David Lozano Torres. 3pm. Solvang Veteran’s Memorial Hall, 1745 Mission Dr. $15-$20. Email email@example.com syvchorale.org
5/20: Cherry Bombe x Taste of S.B. New York–based, women-focused media powerhouse Cherry Bombe will host this evening of inspiring discussions with local winemakers, chefs, and food producers with networking and bites. 3-5:30pm. Mattei’s Tavern, 2350 Railway Ave., Los Olivos. $100. Ages 21+. Email info@ sbce.events. sbce.events
5/21: AHA! S.B. Presents Sing It Out! Witness teens who have learned to overcome fears and individual challenges, support their peers, and accept support from peers and trusted adult facilitators/coaches as they take the stage to bust out a solo rock and roll song backed by a live band. 6pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. Students: $12; GA: $30; VIP: $130. Funds raised go toward AHA! Call (805) 963-0761 or email boxoffice@lobero .org lobero.org/events
Educate to Fight Hate
Prime Time Band of Santa Barbara Spring Concert: America’s Musical Landscape This band, made up of a vibrant group of amateur musicians ages 40-90+, will play Broadway favorites, a medley of John Williams’s film scores, a salute to Benny Goodman, and hit tunes from The Mamas & Papas. 2pm. Elings Performing Arts Center, 7266 Alameda Ave., Goleta. Free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org ptband.org
5/21: Happy Tails Celebration Fundraiser
C.A.R.E.4Paws invites you to listen to great music and enjoy food, wine, and “meowgaritas” to celebrate their work in the community. Also, get an inside look at the new mobile clinic. Funds raised go towards C.A.R.E.4Paws. 4-8pm. Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd. $100. Call (805) 968-2273 or email email@example.com tinyurl.com/CARE4PawsFundraiser
5/21: Tell Me a Story Local storytellers Cynthia Carbone Ward, Sue Turner-Cray, and Gerald DiPego will tell tales they have written to benefit the Santa Ynez Valley Union High School PTSA. 7-9:30pm. The Grand Room, 181-D Industrial Wy., Buellton. $20. independent.com/events/tell-me-a-story
5/21: Circle of Life Brunch Celebrate 70 years as you raise funds for the Alpha Resource Center at this lovely brunch. 11am-12:30pm. Imagine Park, Cathedral Oaks Campus, 4501 Cathedral Oaks Rd. Free. Call (805) 683-2145 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. alphasb.org/circle-of-life
5/22: UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents Jonathan Greenblatt: Fighting Hate for Good Chief executive of the AntiDefamation League, the world’s leading anti-hate organization, and author of It Could Happen Here Jonathan Greenblatt will speak to the hate and systemic violence that is gathering momentum in the U.S. Books will be available for purchase and signing. 7:30pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB Campus. Free. Call (805) 893-3535 or email email@example.com Read more on pg. 27. artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/events
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of Survival Holocaust education program provides powerful first-hand accounts from survivors for schools and groups.
us educate to fight hate against Jews and other marginalized groups.
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TO: The Santa Barbara Humane Board of Directors FROM: Santa Barbara County Animal Lovers
With such a great need to help animals, we wonder why Santa Barbara Humane does so much less than it could with its extensive resources. And we urge our community’s animal-loving donors to carefully consider which local organizations to support, ensuring that their contributions truly help animals in need.
Santa Barbara County’s two municipal shelters take in about 6,000 animals annually. By contrast, Santa Barbara Humane’s two shelters take in only 1,700 animals. And that’s only dogs and cats. You choose to not care for any other species, not even rabbits or guinea pigs. You used to handle larger animals, such as horses, but don’t anymore. You even stopped participating in emergency response to the disasters that increasingly threaten our community, despite having space and resources.
Here’s how you compare to Woods Humane Society in San Luis Obispo County:
• Woods HS: 2,611 animals taken care of in 2021 –50% more than you did.
Woods HS: 2,462 dogs and cats adopted out, compared to your 1,666 animals in 2022.
• Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society/DAWG, a small shelter, nearly 700 animals cared for.
It’s a shame to see your unused cages and kennels when animals could be saved by using those resources and while other shelters are maxing out to do so.
• Your most recent form 990 tax statement shows nearly $50 MILLION in assets.
• Woods HS has roughly $14,000,000, less than a third of that.
Yet, you charge more for “low-cost” spays and neuters than Woods HS, and far more than C.A.R.E.4Paws, a much smaller organization without any endowment. Meanwhile, over a dozen underpaid employees were so unhappy with your poor animal care that they quit and went to the media in 2022 hoping that a news story would change your practices. It sadly did not.
• Woods HS performed nearly 500 MORE surgeries in a 12-month period than you did, while charging less. Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society/DAWG, with its tiny clinic, did 700 spays and neuters. In 2022, C.A.R.E.4Paws provided more than 2,300 FREE spays and neuters in its mobile clinics, plus helping thousands of pets with medical care and vaccine clinics.
Surely you can do better, with so many vets and technicians on your payroll?
Resources for pets and families:
C.A.R.E.4Paws distributes several tons of pet food per week to needy families, in collaboration with other smaller nonprofits such as Companion Animal Placement Assistance (CAPA) in Lompoc, Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP), Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter (BUNS), K-9 PALS and Santa Barbara County Animal Care Foundation. Woods HS in SLO County also hosts a pet food pantry.
You used to host a pet pantry in Santa Maria but closed it when the pandemic started, of all times to cut the support! The food donations you now receive from the community are passed on to Santa Barbara County Animal Services’ food pantry.
Your “Resources for Pet Owners” page offers advice about how to brush your pet’s teeth, and the danger of retractable leashes (!) but no actual resources –no food, materials, or other essentials to help keep pets from being surrendered by struggling families. (The image above is from your website.)
With so much money, and so few programs, how do you justify competing for limited grant dollars against smaller, hardworking animal welfare groups that are stretched thin helping keep pets in their homes? Many funders think you are part of the national humane society, but you are a wealthy local nonprofit with no ties to other organizations, and you are not using your resources to advance animal welfare more broadly. You take money from Rotary Clubs, appeal to the community for funding through mass mailing, and apply for funding from local foundations, all while you sit on a growing endowment.
Your website lists your mission as being a champion for animals and the people who love them, and your vision as creating a happy, healthy community for all animals. Don’t you think it’s time to put your money where your mouth is, or at least stop taking funding from organizations that actually practice what you only preach?
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Taking Back the Momentum from Conspiracy Theories and Anti-Semitism
It could happen anywhere.
And according to a new report by the AntiDefamation League (ADL), it does. In the United States, anti-Semitic activity reached historic levels in 2022, with a total of 3,697 incidents reported across the country. That’s an increase of 36 percent compared to 2021 also a record-setting year. What’s more, the ADL noted anti-Semitic incidents in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The ADL Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents found, on average, 10 incidents for each day in 2022 the highest level of anti-Semitic activity since ADL started keeping records in 1979. This marks the third time in the past five years that the year-end total is the highest number ever recorded.
In his book It Could Happen Anywhere: Why America Is Tipping from Hate to the Unthinkable And How We Can Stop It, Jonathan Greenblatt, chief executive and national director of the ADL, the world’s leading anti-hate organization, sounds the alarm about the hate and systemic violence that are gathering momentum in the U.S., and offers insights into how individuals and communities can push back against it.
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On May 22, Greenblatt will give a UCSB Arts & Lectures talk titled Fighting Hate for Good. It is free, though advance registration is required.
In advance of Greenblatt’s talk in Santa Barbara, Dan Meisel, regional director of the ADL Santa Barbara/ Tri-Counties, discussed the alarming uptick in antiSemitic rhetoric and activity in California and across the country.
According to Meisel, the rise in anti-Semitic incidents in California parallels the record high numbers nationwide. “Anti-Semitism tends to rise in times of political division and distrust in public institutions, spurring conspiracy theories,” he said.
California saw a 41 percent jump in anti-Semitic incidents last year, and though Meisel said the increase cannot be attributed to any one cause or ideology, he cited as contributing factors the greater coordination between anti-Semitic and white supremacist extremist groups in spreading propaganda; a rise in incidents on elementary, junior high, and high school campuses as students have returned to in-person education following the pandemic; and increased anti-Semitic vandalism in public places.
“Though most Jewish residents of our area likely feel a strong sense of belonging in our communities,” said Meisel, “our area is not immune to the spread of false conspiracies and tropes about the Jewish people.”
Pushing back against incidents of anti-Semitism and other forms of bias requires what Meisel described as “a combination of communal condemnation and meaningful engagement.”
“The broader the condemnation, the better,” he said, “and engagement can range from education about
anti-Semitism and its harmful impacts to reinforcing critical thinking so as to reduce our susceptibility to misinformation. Collective action is most effective, but each of us should speak up individually to check antiSemitism when it is safe to do so, and non-Jews can make an effort to learn more about anti-Semitism and its various forms.”
While acts of physical assault, harassment, and vandalism surged in 2022, other, more subtle forms of bias have crept through society, finding sustenance on social media. “The media and our larger society have been slow to appreciate the extent to which social media algorithms and features designed to increase use and generate revenue have contributed to the spread of hate and misinformation,” he said. “We need to focus on the causal connections between online networking and in-person hateful conduct.”
Additionally, he said, there is a tendency for people to think conduct is not anti-Semitic if it doesn’t denigrate the Jewish religion. “Judaism is more than religion. It is also shared heritage, ethnicity, culture, traditions, language, and connection to land. Falsely denigrating those elements of Judaism can be antisemitic as well.”
Meisel described anti-Semitism as the only form of bigotry that combines false assertions of inferiority and all-powerfulness. “The first part is identity bias, while the second part is conspiracy theory. We have seen antisemitic and racist false conspiracy of ‘replacement theory’ migrate from the extreme right toward the mainstream. We are also seeing anti-Semitic conspiracies historically employed by the far left being normalized as part of advocacy against structural oppression.
“Whether one is claiming that Jews are orchestrating immigration or controlling Hollywood, the mechanism of conspiracy theory is the same,” he continued. “Rather than diving into nuance to research and respond to reality, too many of us are retreating to uninformed echo chambers for comfort, social affirmation, and easily inciteful rhetoric. That is a recipe for bigotry, especially against a small and often misunderstood minority.”
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Is It Still Paradise If You Can’t See It?
If you’ve ever staggered out of tree pose after following a yoga instructor’s cue to attempt it with your eyes closed, you may have concluded it’s impossible for visually impaired people to pursue sports. Brianna Pettit wants to set you straight.
Getting Outside with Blind Fitness
Pettit founded Blind Fitness in 2021 to provide a holistic, mind-body approach to fitness for people with impaired vision. “Vision loss can be very isolating,” said Pettit, who has a master’s in special education and provides orientation and mobility training to people with vision impairment. Noting that spending time outside got her through the monotony of the pandemic, Pettit said the goal of her nonprofit organization is to find ways for people with vision loss to enjoy the outdoors and the healing power of nature. To make it happen, they need volunteers.
I arrived at the Cabrillo Pavilion on a sunny but cool Saturday morning for the Blind Fitness monthly beach walk/ run. Pettit led a brief training for new volunteers on how to serve as a guide for a blind athlete: We learned to always ask if the athlete would like help, find out which side they like to be guided on, and to offer our arm rather than a hand. Then we learned what it’s like to be guided. Pettit handed me a cane and a black mask to strap over my eyes, and then paired me with Brian Walters, an Antonio Banderas lookalike and veteran of the London Marathon. He tolerated my cold hand on his arm and patiently instructed me in how to use my cane (sweep, don’t tap) and walk down stairs using the cane to gauge the depth of the step. Then it was my turn to try my guiding skills with Brian: We practiced passing through narrow spaces single file and transitioning from one walking surface to another, such as from pavement to sand.
By the time the training was over, a sizable group of athletes and volunteers had gathered, along with some guide dogs, including Marvel the golden retriever. Pettit asked us all to form a circle and introduce ourselves, and then she paired athletes with guides based on preference for walking or running. Walters, who’s been guiding runners since 2015, got paired with an athlete who wanted to run. Fortunately for me, Joseph Colunga wanted to walk, and upon meeting me, he immediately asked if I would be his guide, without waiting for Pettit to pair us.
Blind Fitness board member Tania Isaac led us in pairs warmup stretches, which were a great icebreaker as athletes and guides laughingly figured out how to stretch together
and keep our balance. Then Colunga and I set off along Cabrillo Boulevard toward Stearns Wharf. As Colunga told me about the dizzying array of activities he is involved in singing, gaming, art, volunteering at the Braille Institute I navigated us around slower walkers and described what I was seeing: people working out on the fitness equipment at the edges of Cabrillo Ball Park, Army Corps of Engineers equipment busily scooping up sand. Colunga, who has been blind since birth, didn’t mind my mentioning colors when I described our surroundings. Did it bother me, he asked, to know he is on the autism spectrum? No.
When I informed Colunga that we were coming up to a large group from World Dance for Humanity dancing in the grassy median to our left, he excitedly told me that he had danced with them before. Next thing I knew, a woman named Sheila approached, greeted Colunga by name, and pulled us in to do a “soul train” to Michael Jackson’s “Shake Your Body.”
Although our dancing detour took us off the pace a bit, Colunga and I powered through to the wharf, taking a brief break at the dolphin fountain before heading back to the starting point, where Pettit had set out water and snacks. I peeled us some tangerines and got to meet Colunga’s mom, Teresa. When I asked for feedback, Colunga graciously said I had done well as a guide.
Two weeks later, I arrived at the corner of Mason Street and Helena Avenue on a tourist-filled afternoon to participate in a new Blind Fitness activity: the surrey ride. Colunga and I were happy to see each other again (yes, people with vision loss use that expression) and got assigned to a surrey along with Travis Spier and his fiancée, Jamie McDuffie.
On the outbound leg, McDuffie and I, the two “sightlings” (her word), sat in front; I steered and controlled the brake. Spier and Colunga pedaled furiously as McDuffie and I set a torrid pace, trying to keep up with vehicle traffic and ascend some slight inclines as we made our way from the surrey rental shop to the waterfront bike path, where we eased up a bit. McDuffie joked that we had been going at a Tour de France pace while others were out for a leisurely ride.
McDuffie and I described the sailboats on the water and the giraffes in their enclosure at the zoo but did less well warning Spier and Colunga when we were slowing down or coming to a stop. They forgave us for our shortcomings, and we all sang (“Grooving on a Sunday Afternoon,” “Wheels on the Bus”), with Colunga doing a solo in his clear baritone of a spiritual he learned at the Santa Barbara Ringshout Project.
McDuffie told us about her former career as a teacher and how she and Spier met (“a blind blind date”), and Spier joked about his career being in the garbage (he manages the Coun-
ty’s Resource Recovery Division, which used to be known unglamorously as Solid Waste). Spier and Colunga traded phone tips and talked about the games they like to play.
The whole group took a snack and rest break at the Bird Refuge, then Pettit and a volunteer (Colunga’s uncle, Brendan Dix) got the surreys turned around for the return trip. McDuffie took over steering duties and Spier called shotgun, so I pedaled in back with Colunga.
At the beach walk/run, Walters had told me that guiding was about giving the athlete confidence. I don’t know if I accomplished that in my outings with Blind Fitness. But I got out of the fluorescent lighting of the gym, learned some new skills, shared the enjoyment of our beautiful waterfront, and was embraced by a welcoming community.
411: Blind Fitness (blindfitness.org) sponsors a monthly beach walk/run and occasional surrey rides, and is putting on an adaptive surf clinic on June 22 at Santa Claus Lane. Other activities include surfing, triathlons, cycling, hiking, running, outrigger canoeing, kayaking, yoga, stand-up paddle boarding, swimming, rollerblading/skating, and rock climbing, and they encourage people to “inquire if there is something you would like to do that is not listed here.” Athletes, volunteers, and donations are welcome.
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Joseph Colunga and Amy Ramos
Amy Ramos and Brian Walters
Blind Fitness founder Brianna Pettit greets participants.
OUT WITH THE NEW, IN WITH THE OLD
In the past decade, demand for old and used goods has skyrocketed; some want to lessen their carbon footprint and move away from fast-fashion consumer culture, others want to support small businesses and shop locally, and most probably just want to look cool and have interesting things. And it is cool wearing something vintage feels like donning a little piece of art, one that you’ll never see anywhere else. Filling your house with niche antique wares that you found yourself is gratifying in the age of new, new, and new again. Plus, let’s face it, things were better made “back in the day,” so they last a lot longer.
Even if you’re not buying, taking time to meander through a vintage store is a treat in itself. Sometimes chaotic, always different, and ever-changing, these shops are a place to slow down and follow your fascinations. Luckily, Santa Barbara has no shortage of amazing vintage shopping, and some of the best are listed below.
Go Treasure Hunting at These Vintage Stores
Right next to Old Town Coffee in Goleta lives the bright and airy Lazy Eye women’s and men’s vintage clothing shop. This recent addition is delightfully small and minimalistic, but there’s no loss of charm: Bright color-coded racks, bamboo furniture, and pothos plants make the store more bubbly boho than chic. There’s no need to spend hours sifting through racks of disorganized clothing at Lazy Eye; the inventory is small, but clearly picked with care, and you’ll be surprised by how many great pieces you find with ease. Even more surprising they won’t break the bank (often the case with highly curated vintage stores), as most of the pieces are well under $100. There’s less of a focus on name brands than there is on age and uniqueness. The styles skew toward hippie think ’70s and ’80s so don’t be surprised if you walk away wearing clogs and a floral headscarf. (5879 Hollister Ave., Goleta; lazyeyeshop.com)
If you’re itching for more retro clothing, try Punch Vintage (1223 State St.;  770-3921).
The Blue Door
A Funk Zone staple, the Blue Door gets its name from the large cerulean doors that mark the entrance. An asymmetrical layout, exposed brick, and a multitude of stories all con-
tribute to an enchanting experience while meandering through this store. The ground floor holds mostly furniture, art, and other household decorations. If you’ve been salivating over midcentury-modern style like the rest of us, look no further: The Blue Door has it going on. Just make sure to keep your wits about you; the displays are put together so nicely that you may find yourself buying a set of dining table chairs for a dining room you don’t have. If you’re not ready to commit to a new couch, head upstairs to find makers’ wares and funky vintage clothes. Some say that the third floor of the Blue Door is one of the best hangout spots in town. (4 E. Yanonali St.;  364-5144; thebluedoorsb.com)
Head to SBMidMod to truly relish in mid-century modern style (223 Anacapa St.;  364-2447; sbmidmod.com).
of items from different time periods, styles, and price points acquired from various small vendors. Far more than just clothing, this indoor flea market houses jewelry, collectibles, paintings, and much more. (729 State St.;  869-2008; sburbanfleamarket.com).
If you’re looking for a classic antique store with minimal floor space and a million things to ponder, head to Antique Alley on State Street. Treasure hunting is the name of the game, and you’re bound to find a steal on something special, or at least have a good time pouring over the never-ending merchandise. There’s old Time magazines, random figurines, suspicious looking dolls, and everything in between. This is a great place for finding vintage decorations to adorn your walls and shelves on a budget. (706 State St.;  403-5678; antiquealleysb.com)
For an even larger collection of antiques, check out the Antique Center Mall (4434 Hollister Ave.;  967-5700; antiquecentermall.com).
Mujeres Makers Market
Faitell Attractions looks more like a modern art museum than a vintage store. Filled with bright and neon colors, groovy designs, and fun patterns, this shop offers up some serious eye candy. Right off of State Street, this shop is a great place to come to find interesting statement pieces outside of your comfort zone and draw inspiration from the eclectic design. A vibrant collection of women’s dresses fits right in with the rest of the store; Faitell Attractions isn’t afraid to have fun. If you have an event coming up, or simply love vintage clothes, book an appointment with their stylist and you’ll get access to the hidden room in the back that’s full of great finds. (127 W. Canon Perdido St.;  770-3163)
Another beautifully designed store is Westward General, a beachy, western take on thoughtful curation (160 W. Alamar Ave.;  869-630; westwardgeneral.com).
S.B. Urban Flea Market
You’ll be surprised how many twists and turns you take at S.B. Urban Flea Market; the store is full of hideaways and little rooms to explore. Just when you think you’ve found every rack of leather jackets, another will appear. There’s no rhyme or reason to this store, and that’s a big part of the fun. It also makes it a great place to find gifts or trinkets; the variety here means there’s something for all tastes. Make your way to the back for the main clothing section, which boasts a plethora
To really go back in time, head to the Presidio on the third Sunday of the month, and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported into a bustling old-western market. Vendors’ stalls sit in a courtyard atop dusty sand, backdropped by the white adobe walls of the Casa de la Guerra. There’s vintage clothing merchants, antique sellers, and a wide variety of makers’ and artists’ goods. Even if you’re not looking to spend, strolling through the Mujeres Makers Market is a great way to spend your Sunday afternoon. (123 E. Canon Perdido St.; mujeres makersmarket.com). n
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LIKE KINGS AT Peasants Feast
Up until very recently, one of the very top restaurants in Santa Barbara County the Michelin Bib Gourmand–recognized Peasants Feast was only open for lunch. Lucky for us, the three-year-old restaurant, which opened to great acclaim at the height of the pandemic restrictions, now offers dinner service Thursdays through Saturdays.
It was definitely worth the wait.
Offering a menu of seasonally driven, elevated comfort food with ingredients sourced directly from our region’s farms, ranches, and fishers think Hope Ranch mussels in escabeche on toast, fennel soup with local olive oil, and fried chicken with garlicky greens I’m happy to report that the warm and friendly service in the restaurant’s converted greenhouse dining room and pleasant outdoor patio is just as splendid as the food.
This is a family affair with Sarah Cherney and her husband, Chef Michael Cherney, at the helm, and their considered attention to detail was evident every step of the way.
The execution of each dish is indeed top-shelf, but as Chef Michael Cherney briefly explained when he stopped by our table, part of the vision of Peasants Feast is to creatively use up what’s in the pantry. A great example of this is the radish and pastrami tallow, a colorfully plated texture and flavor indulgence that pairs bright, crispy radishes with a creamy, decadent tallow made from the fat rendered by the masses of brisket used for their excellent house-made pastrami served at lunch and sold across the street at Peasants Deli & Market.
Another notable starter is the roasted chanterelles, made with cipollini onions, and crispy potatoes blanketed in a fabulous Hollandaise that evokes the most luxuriously sinful brunch imaginable. I could have happily lapped that sauce up
all day with the house-made parmesan and herb focaccia, served warm in a cast-iron skillet.
But there was more so much more.
Another colorfully inviting plate, the yellow crudo was prepared in small chunks, rather than the typical slices, with a nice array of strawberries, cucumber, seaweed, and ponzu for a salty, sweet, and tangy dish that was perfectly balanced and wonderfully light. Also on the lighter side was a gorgeous halibut, prepared with bok choy, fennel soubise, and pickled daikon, with the delicious warmth of jamón ibérico jus (no doubt also from the deli pantry) delicately poured over the fish at the table. Hitting the heartier side of the mains were the beautiful, buttery pork cheeks, served with peas, carrots, and potato puree just like Grandma used to make … in her wildest dreams!
A few things on my list to try for next time (and there definitely will be one, hopefully soon) are the Jamón Ibérico de Bellota platter which pairs the aged Spanish ham with Stepladder Ranch & Creamery’s Cabrillo cheese; the veggie-forward sunflower seed risotto, topped with spring snap peas, asparagus, mushrooms, sunflower sprouts, and Grana Padano; and the Chips, Dip & Caviar, featuring their Peasants Deli private-label Regiis Ova Caviar.
After much debate about dessert, we ended our meal with Reina’s Ice Cream, named for the Cherneys’ teen daughter, Reina, who hand-crafts the icy treats. We ordered the popcorn flavor, which amazingly really did taste like a creamy popcorn treat. And in an even sweeter development the Cherneys’ hospitality must be contagious the people at the table next to us also ordered Reina’s Triple Chocolate and Cinnamon Basil flavors, which they then generously shared with us.
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STESA’s 13th annual celebration of chocolate & wine!
To order tickets and for more information: Phone: 805.963.6832 • Online: www.chocolatedevine.org
Behind the Scenes of Santa Barbara Wines
The Santa Barbara Vintners are hosting a “Behind the Scenes” series of panels aiming to engage those who are seeking to learn more about the region. The original slate was whittled back a bit to just three panels, but there is hope that more educational outreach like this will be offered to the public in the future.
The three panels being offered are:
• An Exploration of Santa Barbara County’s Seven Unique AVAs: This will showcase all seven of the county’s appellations, featuring wines from Roblar (representing the Santa Ynez Valley AVA), Foxen (Santa Maria Valley), Dovecote (Alisos Canyon), Happy Canyon Vineyard (Happy Canyon), Gainey Vineyard (Sta. Rita Hills), Margerum (Los Olivos District), and Saarloos & Sons (Ballard Canyon). Roblar’s on-site restaurant will serve lite bites. Fri., May 19, 4-6 p.m.; Roblar Winery (3010 Roblar Ave., Santa Ynez); $85
• World-Class Cabernet in Santa Barbara County: Countering the old notion that Santa Barbara County is not for cabernet sauvignon, this tasting will feature five cabs that cost more than $100 and compete with the best from Napa and elsewhere. Moderated by Amy Christine of Holus Bolus, the tasting will include Grimm’s Bluff winemaker Ernst Storm, Grassini’s Bradley Long, Brave & Maiden’s Joshua Klapper, Crown Point’s Simon Faury, and Star Lane’s Tyler Thomas. Sat., May 20, 2-3:30 p.m.; Brave & Maiden (649 N. Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez); $200
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• Sparkling Everything and Pizza: This casual but satisfying affair will pair pizza and The Hilt’s great views with wines from The Hilt, Carhartt, Fess Parker, Foxen, Future Perfect, Presqu’ile, Riverbench, Sea Smoke, and Stolpman Vineyards. Sat., May 20, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; The Hilt Estate (2240 Santa Rosa Rd., Lompoc); $125
For tickets, see sbcountywines.com.
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Goodland Waffles and Melts Opens
Reader Wendy D. R. says that Goodland Waffles and Melts has opened inside Mosaic Locale at 1131 State Street. “Our waffles are unlike any waffle you’ve had before,” says their website (goodlandwaffles.com). “Light, airy, fluffy, and melt-in-yourmouth tender. From classic Belgian waffles to sweet and savory creations that’ll have you drooling, we’ve got a waffle for every craving. And don’t even get us started on our melts. Imagine gooey, melted cheese sandwiched between perfectly toasted bread it’s a match made in heaven.” Prices for waffles and melts range from $10 to $14. The business also announces pop-ups on their Instagram that are held at Old Town Coffee and Draughtsmen Aleworks, both in Goleta. Hours at the new downtown store are Wednesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
I.V. PIZZA PUB OPENS: I.V. Pizza Pub has opened at 6533 Trigo Road, Suite 108, in Isla Vista, the former home of Pizza My Heart, which closed last August. This new eatery is a sister restaurant to nearby I.V. Bagel Café, founded by Doron Friedman, who kept the same bakers and recipes from Pizza My Heart. “I founded I.V. Bagel Café when I was 21, and since then, I.V. has had a special place in my heart,” says Friedman. “I lived in I.V. for many years before moving to Santa Barbara and then Chicago, and I got to meet tens of thousands of incredible people while working there. When I noticed that another New York–influenced restaurant was leaving I.V. after 10 years [Pizza My Heart], I felt compelled to buy the business and keep another taste of New York in I.V. ” I.V. Pizza Pub is open Monday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Call (805) 869-2264 or visit ivpizzapub.com
KOZY CRAFT COFFEE COMING TO ISLA VISTA: KOZY Craft Coffee is coming to 6560 Pardall Road, Suite C, in Isla Vista, the former home of Campus Point Coffee, Coffee Collaborative, and Java Jones. KOZY will have a grand opening on May 19 and their menu will include traditional coffee, teas, and pastries. “KOZY will be our first shop opening in the heart of Isla Vista to deliver a premium coffee experience to the community,” says their website (kozycraftcoffee.com).
CALIFORNIA TACOS CLOSES: California Tacos and Taproom (not to be confused with Cal Taco, which is open for business as usual) has closed their restaurant at 956 Embarcadero del Norte in Isla Vista. They opened in January 2019. This address is also the former home of Grilled Cheese Truck, Santa Ynez Burrito, Kogilicious, Korean BBQ House, Berrilicious, and Bernardo’s Ice Cream. California Tacos currently has locations in Solvang and Buellton, and will soon be opening an outlet in San Luis Obispo.
ZOO BREW RETURNS: The Santa Barbara Zoo has announced the return of Zoo Brew, the annual fundraiser that caters to beer and animal lovers alike. Zoo Brew will take place on Saturday, June 3, from 4-7 p.m., with a VIP hour from 3-4 p.m. This year’s event features more than 30 skilled beverage makers from California, including beer, cider, hard seltzer, wine, and more. Food and nonalcoholic beverages are also available for purchase. Breweries, wineries, and beverage purveyors interested in participating can get more information on the zoo website at sbzoo.org/zoobrew/ or by calling (805) 962-5339.
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MOSAIC MEALS: Goodland Waffles and Melts has joined Buena Onda, Draughtsmen, and Old Town Coffee at Mosaic Locale on State Street.
INSIDE ARTFUL MINDS ART FAIRE
MENTAL WELLNESS CENTER CELEBRATING ARTISTS LIVING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
ANCIENT TO THE FUTURE, AT MCASB
From prose to painting to poetry, creative expression has always been a meaningful way to relieve the mind from pain and stress. Finding therapeutic outlets to express ourselves creatively is especially important at a time when our nation is in the midst of an ongoing mental health crisis.
That’s why Santa Barbara’s Mental Wellness Center has been putting on their annual art showcase for nearly 27 years. Recently reimagined as the Artful Minds Art Faire, this year the showcase will take place in May in line with Mental Health Awareness Month. The event will include the work of nearly 60 artists in the area that live with mental illness. With a wide variety of mediums such as painting, jewelry, sculpture, quilting, and more, Artful Minds shines a light on the work of these artists and celebrates their artistry.
“Any form of creative activity allows people to express emotions or thoughts that they may not be able to articulate in words,” said Annmarie Cameron, CEO of the Mental Wellness Center, about why artistic expression is important for alleviating mental struggles. “Some of the most beautiful works of art are born from profound personal experiences, both painful and joyful. This Artful Minds Faire will display some personal and beautiful works of art.”
The Mental Wellness Center has been working to improve the wellness of the community for more than 75 years. From mental health education to community service and housing, the Artful Minds Art Faire is just one of the many ways that the Wellness Center supports and uplifts Santa Barbara. For many of the artists who are to display their work at the faire, the discovery of their artistry began when they joined the Mental Wellness Center’s Fellowship Club, a free recovery learning center for adults who are living with mental illnesses. At the club, an all-peer staff of educators and specialists help participants learn to express themselves through creative work,
and many Artful Minds artists were able to explore their talents through these classes.
One artist, Rhonda Johansen, joined the Fellowship Club to find structure and support from their groups. Having been a part of their art classes, Johansen now specializes in watercolor paintings and has been displaying her work at the art faire since 2005.
“Painting helps me alleviate anxiety and brings me joy,” said Johansen about how art helps her manage her mental health. “I appreciate the opportunity to share my art with others, and I’m excited to show some recent work.”
Another artist, Kristine Kelly, has been participating in the art faire for more than two decades and was the featured artist at the show last year. Having originally started by selling watercolor cards and jewelry, Kelly eventually found a passion for glass fusion after taking classes at Santa Barbara City College.
“I have been doing glass fusion for about 20 years now,” Kelly said, “I am looking forward to sharing my art with others and meeting new people. I love talking to people about glass.”
The work of artists such as Rhonda Johansen and Kristine Kelly will be featured and available for purchase at the Artful Minds Art Faire which takes place at Chase Palm Park on May 20 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Food trucks will be on hand with lunch options, coffees, smoothies, and more. For more information, visit mentalwellnesscenter.org.
For those as-yet uninformed, the long-standing and culturally important MCASB (Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, formerly Contemporary Arts Forum) has been rebirthed, with a new energy and direction. Following an official demise last fall due to struggles relating to management, money, and the pandemic, its death has, thankfully, been greatly exaggerated. A consortium of parties revived the venue earlier this year, keeping this vital contemporary art space on our radar and downtown real estate.
This more-than-welcome news on Santa Barbara’s art landscape moves steadily forward with the opening of Sarah Rosalena’s Pointing Star, a minimal, fascinating new exhibition with connections of local resonance and into the beyond.
Rosalena, a Los Angeles–born artist who is an assistant professor of art at UCSB, is presenting her debut museum show here, manifested as a harmoniously linked grouping of ceramics and elaborate and meditative textile wall pieces. Collectively in Pointing Star, the varied pieces adhere to the anchoring motif of the eight-pointed star both cosmic and earth-grounded, from “Turtle Island” (an indigenous reference to the planet, or North America) to the celestial outer limits.
Rosalena’s lineage aligns her with the indigenous Wixárika people from Mexico and the Sierra Madre range in the United States, better known to the outside world as the Huichol people. Ancient qualities of Wixárika culture and spirituality weave through Rosalena’s art, but the organic feel and textures of this art also slyly intersect with digital realities and technology. As a professor, Rosalena teaches Computational Craft and Haptic Media, and delves into dualities of computer systems and hand-crafted work, and other seeming dichotomies.
Her rich textile pieces, in fact, have been generated both by programming and handweaving; digital means meet the loom in her artistic toolbox. Although the pieces evoke authentic Native American woven artists, additional patterns and imagery are sometimes embedded into the overall design, including palimpsest-like hints of the Milky Way as seen by the Hubble Telescope.
Similarly, the small “pointing star”–based ceramic sculptures in the gallery space organic as they seem on first
glance were created both with software and fleshware, using 3D printing as well as the long pre-digital ceramicist methods of antiquity. With the eight-star theme treated in multiple ways, in conical “horn of plenty” enclosures or free-standing medallions, the sculptures take on a talismanic character, steeped in a spiritual yearning toward the universe from its earthly foundation.
In Pointing Star, the sum effect invites a layered, contemplative appreciation for the empathetic link of the pieces. But the individual pieces also reward the eye and senses. The textiles vary in palette and design elements, from piece to piece, and also in terms of the presence of frayed fringes. Some extend below, some from all sides, and, in one anomalous instance, dangling from the upper edge, bangs-style.
Rosalena’s easy-on-the-eyes and yet deeply nuanced exhibition makes for an ideal example of inclusive artistic curatorial vision put forth in the renewed and still re-inventing forum of the new MCASB. The dream cycle continues.
Sarah Rosalena: Pointing Star is on view at MCASB through July 30. The museum is located at 653 Paseo Nuevo and is open Tuesday–Sunday from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. with free admission thanks to generous donations. See mcasantabarbara.org.
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Some of the work that will be on display at the Artful Minds Art Faire on May 20 at Chase Palm Park
Artist Sarah Rosalena
INGRID BOSTROM COURTESY PHOTOS
BRAD PAISLEY’S COUNTRY
BRAD PAISLEY’S COUNTRY POWERS AND CHARITY RETURN TO THE BOWL
POWERS AND CHARITY RETURN TO THE BOWL
Five years ago, when the 805 was reeling from the Montecito debris flow, Santa Barbara experienced a kind of season of Paisley. Brad Paisley, that is. Country music superstar, wickedly fine Telecaster guitar picker, and parttime Montecitan, with family in tow, Paisley headed up a fundraising concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl, with a bonus night at a very full-house SOhO the following night, for fun and charity.
This was after having performed in the Christmas-timed telethon for the venerable local philanthropic organization the Unity Shoppe. When Paisley returns to the Bowl on Sunday, May 21, his charitable instincts are again attached. The Unity Shoppe is the beneficiary.
Partly inspired by the nonprofit’s example, Paisley and his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, helped launch The Store, a free, referral-based grocery store in Nashville.
After bursting on the scene with his 1999 album Who Needs Pictures, Paisley has amassed a hefty list of chart-topping hits, awards, and accolades. As far as guest cameo partnerships go, Paisley has an unusually strong résumé. Five years ago in Santa Barbara, he whipped up an impromptu song with fellow Montecitan Ellen DeGeneres at the Bowl and had longtime friend and guitar pickup guru Seymour Duncan sit in with him for his entire SRO SOhO set.
Alison Krauss joins him, duet-style, on his moving ballad “Whiskey Lullaby,” and he has rubbed musical shoulders with George Jones and Dolly Parton. Mick Jagger joined him on the tune “Drive of Shame,” from his 2017 album, Love and War. Paisley’s recent release, “Same Here,” a first single from the forthcoming album Son of the Mountains, is a pacifist’s anthem featuring none other than Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a spoken-word segment. “We’re fighting for our children, our dreams,” Zelenskyy says. “In many things, we are really the same.”
There is much to admire in Paisley, from his affable skills as a singer and a songbook ranging from romanticism to comedic twists and songs about drinking pros and cons. If “Whiskey Lullaby” is a sad lament for alcoholic overkill, his song “Alcohol” gamely plays the partying card. In an interview I did with Paisley years back, he said, “I set out to make
that song completely observational and impartial. I would say though that it wound up slightly in the drink’s favor, with disclaimers included, being that most of the situations are funny to people. The main thing I wanted was to draw pictures that people would relate to.”
And for fans of hot guitar picking, Paisley’s playing can be off the charts, in terms of technical derringdo and wild flights of invention. Ax-wise, he is an ardent believer in the classic old-school tool of country music, the Fender Telecaster master.
“I love the Telecaster,” he said. “It’s a man’s guitar. No whammy bar; no pretty, pop-y settings; just a hunk of wood that looks like a cutting board and a neck bolted on. My heroes are all those you mentioned and then some. I love the way an electric guitar can cry, bark, laugh, be defiant, and scream, all like a vocalist. It’s always fun to see what I can try and make mine do.”
LAS CAFETERAS RETURNS WITH ITS SAVORY SON JAROCHOSOUND AND MORE
As its core agenda, the significant and soulful organization known as ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! is boldly committed to bringing Mexican regional music and other Latin American genres to town, in the form of residencies with free concerts and workshops. The past four-part season has included Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar, the premiere Mexican folk ballet company Grandeza Mexicana and last month’s thrilling retro-bolero project Tres Souls.
Aptly enough, the current season closes this weekend with the famed Las Cafeteras, a band that proudly touches on many genre shores, from Mexican root systems to their neighborhood. They came together in East Los Angeles in 2005 and have landed in various Santa Barbara venues, from Casa de la Raza to the UCSB Multicultural Center and a Santa Barbara Bowl show a decade ago, on the bill with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
Recent years have found the group bumping up in popularity and scale of venues, including the Montreal and Monterey Jazz Festivals, the Hollywood Bowl, and WOMAD. They have shared stages with Ozomatli, Los Lobos, Lila Downs, Juanes, Common, and others.
Lead singer Hector Flores spoke about the genesis of the band’s natural mix of eclecticism and tradition-reverence in an interview: “We started out playing tradition son jarocho, but we really moved on. We don’t say we play son jarocho anymore. We’re ‘son jarocho–inspired,’ because we now do a fusion of hip hop, of ska, of cumbia, a little bit of rock, and spoken word. I wouldn’t even know what to call us.
“We’re not from Veracruz. Most of our parents are Mexican and come from that part of the world, but we’re not from there. We’re all L.A. kids, so we started mixing in all this other stuff. What son jarocho taught us is that music is storytelling. You can tell your story and the story of your neighborhood and people through song, through dance, through poetry.”
Their mission can be sampled on such strong albums as 2012’s It’s Time and 2017’s Tastes Like L.A. But for the truest taste, the live show is the real deal with this band. Get down to the Luke on Sunday, or their other Santa Barbara County stops. —Josef Woodard
He’s a bona fide guitar hero, and a sensitive, funny, and charitable guy to boot. —Josef
For a taste of the band’s hybridized house blend, check out their Spotify profile. For more info and performance dates, see artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/learn/vivael-arte-de-santa-barbara.
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(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): Aries dramatist Samuel Beckett, winner of the prestigious Nobel Prize for Literature, wrote 22 plays. The shortest was Breath. It has no dialogue or actors and lasts less than a minute. It begins and ends with a recording of the cry of a newborn baby. In between, there are the sounds of someone breathing and variations in the lighting. I recommend you draw inspiration from Breath in the coming weeks, Aries. Be succinct and pithy. Call on the powers of graceful efficiency and no-nonsense effectiveness. Relish the joys of shrewd simplicity.
(Apr. 20-May 20): In the coming weeks, you Bulls must brook no bullies or bullying. Likewise, you should tolerate no bullshit from people trying to manipulate or fool you. Be a bulwark of integrity as you refuse to lower your standards. Bulk up the self-protective part of your psyche so you will be invincibly immune to careless and insensitive spoilers. Your word of power is BUILD. You will align yourself with cosmic rhythms as you work to create situations that will keep you strong and stable during the next 12 months.
(May 21-June 20): How much do you believe in your power to become the person you want to be? Ninety percent? Fifty-five? Twenty? Whatever it is, you can increase it in the coming weeks. Life will conspire with you to raise your confidence as you seek new ways to fulfill your soul’s purpose. Surges of grace will come your way as you strive with intense focus to live your most meaningful destiny. To take maximum advantage of this opportunity, I suggest you enjoy extra amounts of quiet, meditative time. Request help from the deepest core of your intelligence.
(June 21-July 22): Early in the 19th century, cultural researchers Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm gathered an array of old folk stories and published a collection of what we now call fairy tales. Because the two brothers wanted to earn money, they edited out some graphic elements of the original narratives. For example, in the Grimms’ revised version, we don’t get the juicy details of the princess fornicating with the frog prince once he has reverted to his handsome human form. In the earlier but not published stories of Rumpelstiltskin, the imp gets so frustrated when he’s tricked by the queen that he rips himself apart. I hope you will do the opposite of the Brothers Grimm in the coming weeks, Cancerian. It’s crucial that you reveal and expose and celebrate raw, unvarnished truths.
(July 23-Aug. 22): Is there a job you would love to have as your primary passion, but it’s different from the job you’re doing? Is there a calling you would delight in embracing, but you’re too consumed by the daily routine? Do you have a hobby you’d like to turn into a professional pursuit? If you said even a partial yes to my questions, Leo, here’s good news: In the coming months, you will have an enhanced ability to make these things happen. And now is an excellent time to get underway.
(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Virgo-born Samuel Johnson (1709–1784) was a versatile virtuoso. He excelled as an essayist, biographer, playwright, editor, poet, and lexicographer. How did he get so much done? Here’s one clue. He took his own advice, summed up in the following quote: “It is common to overlook what is near by keeping the eye fixed on something remote. Present opportunities are neglected and attainable good is slighted by minds busied in extensive ranges and intent upon future advantages.” Johnson’s counsel is perfect for you right now, Virgo. Forget about the future and be focused on the present. Dive into the interesting work and play that’s right in front of you.
(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): I would love you to go searching for treasure, and I hope you launch your quest soon. As you gather clues, I will be cheering you on. Before you embark, though, I want to make sure you are clear about the nature
of the treasure you will be looking for. Please envision it in glorious detail. Write down a description of it and keep it with you for the next seven weeks. I also suggest you carry out a fun ritual to formally mark your entry into the treasure-hunting chapter of your life.
(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In the coming weeks, you’ll be guided by your deep intelligence as you explore and converse with the darkness. You will derive key revelations and helpful signs as you wander around inside the mysteries. Be poised and lucid, dear Scorpio. Trust your ability to sense what’s important and what’s not. Be confident that you can thrive amid uncertainty as you remain loyal to your core truths. No matter how murky this challenge may seem, it will ultimately be a blessing. You will emerge both smarter and wiser.
(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): If you take the Bible’s teachings seriously, you give generously to the poor and you welcome immigrants. You regard the suffering of others as being worthy of your compassionate attention, and you express love not just for people who agree with you and share your cultural traditions, but for everyone. Numerous Biblical verses, including many attributed to Jesus Christ, make it clear that living according to these principles is essential to being a good human. Even if you are not Jewish or Christian, Sagittarius, I recommend this approach to you. Now is an excellent time to hone your generosity of spirit and expand your urge to care for others.
(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In 1982, Capricorn actor Ben Kingsley won an Oscar for his role in the film Gandhi. Then his career declined. In an animated movie in 1992, he voiced the role of an immortal frog named F.R.O.7. who worked as a James Bond–like secret agent. It was a critical and financial disaster. But Kingsley’s fortunes rebounded, and he was nominated for Academy Awards in 2002 and 2003. Then his trajectory dipped again. He was nominated for the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor for four separate films between 2005 and 2008. Now, at age 79, he’s rich and famous and mostly remembered for the great things he has done. I suggest we make him your role model for the coming months. May he inspire you to emphasize your hits and downplay your misses.
(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I’m devoted to cultivating the art of relaxation. But I live in a world dominated by stress addicts and frenzied overachievers. Here’s another problem: I aspire to be curious, innocent, and open-minded, but the civilization I’m embedded in highly values know-it-all experts who are very sure they are in command of life’s secrets. One further snag: I’m an ultra-sensitive creator who is nourished by original thinking and original feeling. And yet I constantly encounter formulaic literalists who thrive on clichés. Now here’s the good news: I am a successful person! I do what I love and enjoy an interesting life. Here’s even more good news, Aquarius: In the next 12 months, you will have a knack for creating rhythms that bring you closer than ever to doing what you love and enjoying an interesting life.
(Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Most of us suffer from at least one absurd, irrational fear. I have a daft fear of heights, even when I’m perfectly safe, and a manic fear of mosquitoes divebombing me as I sleep, an event that has only happened four times in my life. My anxiety about running out of money is more rational, though, as is my dread of getting sick. Those worries help motivate me to work hard to earn a living and take superb care of my health. What about you, Pisces? Do you know which of your fears are preposterous and which make at least some sense? The coming weeks will be a favorable time to get a good handle on this question. Ask yourself: “Which of my fears are misdirected or exaggerated, and which are realistic and worthy of my attention?”
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PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, REGIONAL GIVING OFFICE
Work with donor prospects to optimize philanthropy to benefit UC Santa Barbara and to support the priorities of the Regional & Parent Giving Team as well as Central Development. Primary emphasis is on the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual prospects (alumni, parents and friends) and when appropriate, foundations and corporations. Focus will be on organizing donor outreach to secure new and renewing annual gifts ($1,000+), with an added emphasis on building and maintaining an active pipeline of $1,000 ‑ $25,000 gifts and the development of several $100,000 single‑gift prospects. Tasks include prospecting, managing an annual giving program, developing online and social media giving strategies, and helping to identify, cultivate and solicit major gift prospects starting at $25,000. With regard to major gift prospects, develops and executes individual prospect strategies to maximize philanthropic support. Focuses about 70% of his/ her time on direct fundraising and fundraising outreach activities; 30% is focused on other activities, including administrative duties, such as planning and coordinating; supporting volunteer engagement; partnering with departments on their alumni and parent outreach strategies; and strategic development events for donor cultivation and stewardship purposes. Build and maintain an active prospect pipeline moving from an unqualified lead to donor. Develop and execute individual prospect development strategies. Organize and/or assist with cultivation and stewardship events in support of University fundraising goals and Regional Giving programs and is responsible for the planning, marketing, implementation and follow‑up on the events s/he plans, executes and/or supports.
Reqs: Bachelor’s degree, thorough working knowledge of fundraising, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques, and location, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure.
Strong knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc.; strong written and interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies; strong organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills, including skills in creative and effective decision‑making and problem identification / avoidance / resolution, and project management skills, and strong skills in maintaining confidentiality. Notes: This is an annually renewable contract position with no limit on total duration; flexibility and willingness to travel frequently; ability to work some weekends and evenings; satisfactory criminal history background check.
Budgeted/Hiring Salary Range: $75,800‑$87,000/yr. The University of
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Oversees a broad range of administrative operations for the Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance (LAEF). Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced administrative operations professional to manage, plan and administer the operations of LAEF. Exercises discretionary powers to solve managerial and program problems. Performs short and long‑term planning for the organization, including program planning and assessments, budget analysis and control, space planning, and special projects. Serves as a resource to the Director in the planning of LAEF’s activities which includes research programs, workshops, and conferences. Demonstrates good judgment to anticipate needs and select methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Serves as the visible and primary business representative of LAEF. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in related area or equivalent experience / training.
1‑ 3 years of relevant experience in business administration, finance, and/or management. 1‑3 years of experience in event coordination.
Notes: Satisfactory completion of a conviction history background check. Occasional weekend and evening work hours. The full salary range: $27.56 to $45.15. The budgeted hourly range: $27.56 to $33.58/
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Directs and supervises administrative affairs, financial affairs, student affairs, human resources, space resources, contract and grant administration and technical support for the Department of Materials. Provides high‑level management support and consultation to the Chair. Ensures operations of the department meet applicable policies and procedures and audit requirements. Requires effective communication, time management, professionalism, and ability to effectively manage multiple high‑level management tasks with confidentiality. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or equivalent experience/training. 4‑6 years of experience in personnel management and familiarity with personnel policies pertaining to represented and non‑represented employees as well as exempt and non‑exempt employees. 4‑6 years of strong financial analysis skills including strong knowledge of policies pertaining to different funding types, expenditure allowability, and reporting techniques and requirements. Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check. Very occasional travel to Management meetings and trainings. The full salary range: $91,300 to $191,700/yr. The budgeted salary range: $91,300 to $125,000/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and
BUSINESS OPERATIONS AND TRAVEL COORDINATOR
Oversees all travel, entertainment, reimbursements and miscellaneous payment activities for the UCSB Library, which includes a client base of 150 librarians and staff. Reviews and approves complex travel and entertainment transactions in Concur. Serves as the subject matter expert for all Travel and Entertainment matters for the Library. Acts as a liaison between campus Travel and Entertainment Office, Library Business Operations Office and Library users. Maintains knowledge of university policies and procedures regarding travel and entertainment, reimbursements, miscellaneous payments and applicable restrictions and allowability. Responsible for all business operations and financial activities for the Office of the University Librarian, including purchasing of supplies and services, using campus systems. Organizes and maintains a complex electronic filing system for audit and financial reconciliation purposes. Works with efficiency, conducts business with sensitivity and discretion, as part of the Library Business Operations team and the Office of the University Librarian. Reqs: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience and/or training.
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CAREER DEVELOPMENT & ALUMNI RELATIONS COORDINATOR
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Are you passionate about supporting students in developing lifelong career skills and helping them maximize their impact on the world as environmental problem solvers? If yes, then come join the Bren School’s Career & Alumni Team at UCSB. Serve as the point person for the team, helping the team with its programmatic, administrative, and logistic needs. Coordinate the collaboration, communication, and
administration of specific services and resources within the Bren School’s Career/Alumni Programs (3 graduate‑level programs: MESM, MEDS, and Ph.D.). Provide support in four key areas: career development, employer relations, alumni relations, and professional development. The coordinator keeps everything running smoothly for the team. Assists the team with implementation strategies, tools, and systems that help develop students’ career progress. Leads personalized document review process (resumes, cover letters, CVs, and other application documents). Reqs: High School Diploma or GED. 1 year of experience working with students in career development and/or student affairs. Strong document review and document editing skills. Exceptional
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successfully complete and pass a background check and credentialing process before start date. To comply with Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Health Officer Order, this position must provide evidence of annual influenza vaccination, or wear a surgical mask while working in patient care areas during the influenza season. Any HIPAA or FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action. Student Health is closed between the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Budgeted
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CLINICAL NURSE EDUCATOR/ SUPERVISOR
UCSB, STUDENT HEALTH
Under the general direction of the Nursing Director, the Clinical Nurse Educator/Supervisor is responsible for administrative duties such as supervision of RNs and LVNs, infection control, educational competencies, and providing direct patient care as needed. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree. California Registered Nurse license. Must be a valid and current RN license at all times during employment in order to practice and function in this clinical role. CIC Certification (or must be obtained within 2 years from date of hire). Must have a minimum of 1 year of experience in supervisory or equivalent experience. Notes: Mandated reporting requirements of Child Abuse. Mandated reporting req of Dependent Adult Abuse. Must
UCSB, STUDENT HEALTH
Under the general direction of the Nursing Director, the Clinical Supervisor is responsible for supervision of the Hospital Blank Assistant(s) I, II, and III and the Operations Support Coordinator, and ensuring optimal clinical flow in the clinics. The Clinical Supervisor will function in any of the Hospital Blank Assistant(s) I, II, III roles as needed to ensure smooth operational flow of all clinics. The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for providing oversight of the educational, onboarding, and yearly competencies of all Hospital Blank Assistants l, ll, lll. Reqs: Associate’s degree. Three years supervision experience required, or will consider 5‑7 years of
experience from one of the following certifications: Licenses/Certifications:
Certified Medical Assistant, Certified Nursing Assistant or Certified Emergency Medical Technician. May have a higher clinical degree. Notes: Mandated reporting requirements of Child Abuse. Mandated reporting req of Dependent Adult Abuse. Must successfully complete and pass a background check and credentialing process before start date and date of hire. To comply with Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Health Officer Order, this position must provide evidence of annual influenza vaccination, or wear a surgical mask while working in patient care areas during the influenza season. Any HIPAA or FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action.
Student Health is closed between the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Budgeted Pay Rate/Range*: $55,100 ‑ $70,000/yr. Full Title Code
Pay Range: $55,100 ‑ $93,500/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 5/22/23. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 52876
COMMUNICATION PROFESSIONAL STAFF SUPERVISOR
Is a member of the department’s supervisory team. Directs and supervises subordinate staff, including assigning and delegating projects. Schedules employees to ensure proper staffing levels are maintained. Performance monitoring includes
evaluating work performance and implementing oral corrective action for performance or conduct issues. Supervises unit operations to ensure compliance with departmental or organizational policies, procedures, and defined internal controls.
Trains subordinate dispatchers in the use and operation of various complex communications equipment including radios, telephones, and computer‑aided dispatch consoles. Ensures accountability and stewardship of department resources in compliance with departmental standards and procedures. Troubleshoots, diagnoses, repairs, and requests maintenance for communication equipment and makes necessary recommendations for correction. Performs the full range of Public Safety Dispatcher call‑taking and dispatching functions as needed.
Reqs: POST Dispatcher Certificate. Bachelor’s Degree in a related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
4‑6 years experience performing the duties of a Police Dispatcher or higher‑level position in a Police Dispatch Center. 1‑3 years of working knowledge of Computer Aided Dispatch System (CAD). 1‑3 years experience with E911 Systems, and phones, including Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TDD). 1‑3 years of detailed current (within the last 2 years) knowledge of relevant federal and state systems, and departmental laws, rules, guidelines, practices, and terminology regarding police dispatching. 1‑3 years experience documenting information and maintaining records. Basic knowledge of the English language, math, and other analytical skills as evidenced by possession of a high school degree, GED, or equivalent. Manage and accomplish multiple priorities and responsibilities with a high level of accuracy. Successfully supervise, motivate, correct, train, and evaluate assigned staff. Notes: Ability to use vehicles, computer systems, and other technologies and tools utilized by police agencies. Mandated reporting requirements of Child Abuse. Mandated reporting requirements of Dependent Adult Abuse. Satisfactory criminal history background check. Ability to work in a confined work environment until relieved. Successful completion of a pre‑employment psychological evaluation. Ability to work rotating shifts on days, nights, weekends, and holidays. Successful completion of the POST Dispatcher test. Currently Grade 21: $62,300/ yr. ‑ $117,500/yr. Grade 22 starting July 1, 2023: $68,700/yr. ‑ $132,500/ 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 5/30/23. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #53259
CONTRACTS AND GRANTS ANALYST COMPUTER SCIENCE
Responsible for developing and submitting research proposals, awards and/or transactions related to contract and grant management and maintains contract and grant records in compliance with institutional and research sponsor policies. Works on proposals of moderate scope such as single investigator NSF proposals where analysis of financial information or reports require review of a variety of factors (e.g. budgets, salaries, expenses, etc.) Receives assignments and analyzes problems, gathers data and information, and recommends solutions. Completes transactions for signature by manager or authorized institutional official. Maintains effective working relationships and coordinates closely with Principal Investigator, department staff, Office of Research, other campus central and academic departments. Is independently responsible for gift
processing and projecting salary, benefits, tuition, and fees in GUS. Prepares subaward invoices for payment. Supports the broader Financial Unit as backup/overflow preparer for travel, entertainment, membership, and miscellaneous reimbursement.. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training and/ or experience. Working knowledge of and experience with financial accounting, analysis and reporting techniques. Notes: This position is funded through June 30, 2024 pending further funding. Satisfactory conviction history background check The full salary range is $27.68 ‑ $50.57/hr. The budgeted salary range: $27.68 ‑ $30.45/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at https:// jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 52755
DATA WAREHOUSE SUPERVISOR‑ REMOTE & HYBRID
You will provide technical oversight and supervision to the Data Warehouse unit, mentor technical staff, and contribute to key project work. We are seeking a technical leader with a high degree of knowledge in the database development field and expertise in data warehousing and analytics areas. In this role you will work with stakeholders and developers to guide them and implement business intelligence solutions, database repositories and data interfaces. Experience with Financial Data Warehouse solutions, experience with AWS data lake, Redshift, Snowflake, Databricks or other similar technologies, and with Data Catalog tools preferred. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
7‑9 years equivalent experience/ training with an emphasis in computer science, data processing, computer information systems, or in a related field. 7‑9 years experience using SQL Server technologies, or comparable database management systems.
7‑9 years experience designing, developing, documenting, and testing (including unit testing and test plan creation) data warehouse systems.
Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check.The full salary range: $91,300 to $191,700/yr. The budgeted salary range: $121,400 to $141,500/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. Open until filled. Apply online at https:// jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 52663
END USER COMPUTING
ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SERVICES
UCSB is looking for an End User Computing Engineer! If you have initiative, strong customer service orientation we would like to welcome you to UCSB, a world‑class institution. If you have several years of experience with the following requirements we encourage you to apply: Reqs: Extensive experience in use and knowledge of networking protocols such as DHCP, TCP / IP, etc. Interpersonal skills in order to work
with both technical and non‑technical personnel at various levels in the organization. 4‑6 years technical support in an enterprise setting.
Demonstrated skill providing technical training to users at various levels of skill. Experience conducting hardware and software tests, analyzing test results and producing reports of conclusions and recommendations.
Notes: Must maintain valid CA DL, a clean DMV record and enrollment in DMV Pull‑Notice Program. Satisfactory conviction history background check.
Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience; the budget for the position; and the application of fair, equitable, and consistent pay practices at the University. The full salary range: $72,340.39 to $121,893.31/yr.
Budgeted salary range: $75,854.40 to $85,404.46/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 # 51676
FINANCIAL OPERATIONS ANALYST STUDENT HEALTH
Plays a key role in ensuring effective and efficient financial and business functions for Student Health.
Incumbent performs responsible and complex professional financial analysis and processing. Provides policy information to staff and handle multiple complex and confidential projects that require strong analytical and organizational skills, and accurate interpretation of policies and procedures. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.Proficiency with Google Suite and Microsoft Office software, such as Word, Excel, etc. Ability to communicate effectively and work with a diverse clientele and work group. Ability to work effectively in a service‑oriented environment subject to frequently changing priorities.
Notes: Must successfully complete and pass the background check before employment and date of hire. To comply with Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Health Officer Order, this position must provide evidence of annual influenza vaccination, or wear a surgical mask while working in patient care areas during the influenza season. Any HIPAA or FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action. Budgeted Pay Rate/Range: $29.03/hou\\r ‑ $30.99/ 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.
HR & PAYROLL ANALYST ASSOCIATED STUDENTS
Serves as primary departmental UCPath initiator for all student staff new hires, concurrent, and rehires. Responsible for onboarding all student staff hires and assisting with onboarding new career staff. Prepares and processes all employment forms for approximately 300 student non‑academic employees and 25 academic employees under the Graduate Student Association leadership. Prepares employment requisitions, assembles search committees, trains committee on
University employment guidelines, interview procedures and applicant evaluation. Reviews interview questions; leads search committee through the process to ensure adherence with campus employment policies. Designs and monitors orientation process for career and student staff. As department Timekeeper, responsible for ensuring Kronos configuration for Associated Students student staff is accurate and timely. Responsible for ensuring approval by employees and supervisors by established deadlines for bi‑weekly and monthly pay cycles. Monitors, audits, and compares timecards to Leave accrual system; initiates corrections and adjustments. Advises career staff and approximately 300 students on University policies and procedures on payroll, benefits, vacation, sick and compensatory time, travel, and employment. Ensures internal, campus, state and federal regulations are followed. Provides resources for department supervisors in key areas of Human Resources. Calculates and prepares salary estimates for each unit to assist Associated Students departments annual budget projections. Calculates and provides supervisors with overall payroll reports and projections as needed in tracking budgets. Provides payroll financial documentation for the annual payroll audit that details each budgeted area within Associated Students. Oversees the department key and security system. Reqs: BA Degree in Human Resources/Business Administration or equivalent combination of education and experience. 1‑3 years experience in payroll administration 1‑3 years experience in employment guidelines, interview procedures and applicant evaluation Ability to work independently, anticipate job requirements, prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously. Ability to multi‑task, verbal communication, written communication and organization skills. Abilities in problem identification and reasoning. Notes: Campus Security Authority under the Clery Act. Satisfactory criminal history background check. Hiring/Budgeted Hourly Range: $29.68/hr. ‑ $31.19/hr. Full Salary Range: $27.56/hr.‑$45.15/ 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
LIBRARY ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Performs a wide‑range of administrative and clerical duties in support of the Associate University Librarians (AULs) and the Office of the University Librarian. Maintains an appropriate working knowledge of departmental and campus policies and procedures. Complies with the University’s ethical guidelines and sustains a high level of professionalism and confidentiality. The Library Administrative Assistant works independently, while maintaining appropriate levels of consultation with the Executive Assistant and the AULs, to prioritize and organize work‑flow, review policies and procedures as they relate to assigned tasks, determine solutions to task‑related problems, and make decisions based on policies, precedents and administrative regulations established by the University and the Library.
Reqs: High School Diploma or GED.
Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check The full salary range: $22.56 to $31.98/hr. The budgeted hourly range: $22.56 to $24.57/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified
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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 # 52817
LIMITED MEDICAL ASSISTANT STUDENT HEALTH
Provides medical and administrative support to the physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurses, and licensed vocational nurses. The medical assistant will assist with but limited to support with exams, procedures, taking vitals, checking in/out patients, filling out necessary paperwork, taking phone/ electronic messages and following directives from the clinicians. Reqs: Education: High School diploma or equivalent. Current CPR certification/ Basic Life Support (BLS) certification Certification with one of the following agencies*: American Association of Medical Assistants (AMA), American Medical Technologists (AMT), California Certifying Board of Medical Assistants (CMAA), Local Emergency Medical Services Agency (LEMSA), Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Notes: Student Health requires all clinical staff to successfully pass the background check and complete the credentialing process before the employment date. To comply with Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Health Officer Order, this position must provide evidence of annual influenza vaccination, or wear a surgical mask while working in patient care areas during the influenza season. This is a 40% limited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a rolling one‑year period. Days and hours may vary and equate to 16 hours/week. May be requested to work up to 20 hours/week. Any HIPAA or FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action.
Budgeted Pay Rate/Range: $24.69/hr ‑ $30.68/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 #52183
Seeking a licensed Phlebotomist to perform phlebotomy and laboratory procedure set‑ups for a university health care laboratory facility. Responsible for preparing report forms and patients’ samples for transport to a referral laboratory. Maintains working levels of laboratory supplies, stocks supplies, performs daily and periodic preventative maintenance, washes glassware, cleans countertops, performs record keeping duties of the reception desk as needed and maintains the cleanliness of the entire laboratory area. Reqs:: High school diploma, valid CPT license issued by the CA Department of Public Health (CDPH). Notes: Must complete and pass the background check and credentialing process before date of hire and start date. To comply with Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Health Officer Order, this position must provide evidence of annual influenza vaccination, or wear a surgical mask while working in patient care areas during the influenza season. CPT license but be current at all times during employment in order to practice and function in this clinical role. Any HIPAA or FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action. This is a
limited at 40% position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a rolling one‑year period. Days and hours may vary and equate to 16 hours/week. May be requested to work up to 20 hours/ week.Hiring/Budgeted Hourly Range: $26.93/hr ‑ $33.48/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 # 52397
PAINTER‑LIMITED RESIDENTIAL OPERATIONS
Performs skilled painting tasks for University owned Residential Halls/ Housing and its related buildings at on and off campus locations as outlined below, and may be assigned other duties (including those in other craft areas) to accomplish the operational needs of the department. In compliance with HDAE goals and objectives, affirms and implements the department Educational Equity Plan. Work in an environment, which is ethnically diverse and culturally pluralistic. Works effectively in a team environment. Reqs: 4+ years demonstrated work in the painter trade, showing multiple skills within the paint trade. Similar type apartment paint work experience as well as paint applications to wood and stucco buildings. Knowledge and ability to perform interior and exterior wall repairs to various wall types such as drywall, wire lath and plaster and stucco. Ability to safely erect, work on, and or operate scaffolding , high ladders, various lifts, power washers, airless and HVLP spray systems, and air compressors. Ability to meet critical timelines and work independently or in teams. Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse work environment.
Notes: UCSB is a Tobacco‑Free environment. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and work while on a ladder. Will be fitted for a respirator upon hire. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employer Pull‑Notice Program. Satisfactory conviction history background check. This is a limited position not to exceed 1000 hours. Salary Range: $39.53/ 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 5/24/23. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #53184
PAYROLL AND PROCUREMENT ASSISTANT ECONOMICS
The Payroll and Procurement Assistant is responsible for providing administrative services to the department of Economics. Position is responsible for payroll, purchasing, receiving, and inventorying supplies for the Department of Economics. Organizes and prepares travel, entertainment, and reimbursements for 3 x weekly seminar series. Utilizes UCPath and Kronos to hire all student employees and monitor payroll expenditures. Reqs: Bachelor’s Degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Thorough knowledge in administrative procedures and processes including word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check The full salary range: $26.09 to $37.40/hr. The
budgeted hourly range: $26.09 to $28.60/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 5/23/23.
Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu
Job # 53134
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
Responsible for the administration of capital improvement projects of various sizes and complexity up to $35,000. Develops the scope of work narrative and associated work diagrams, conducts site visits, initiates appropriate contracts, and monitors the work. Supports and assists Project Managers on Major Capital Improvement Projects above $750,000. Responsible for the oversight and administration of capital improvement projects of various sizes and complexity up to $35,000. Verifies contract and cost controls compliance. Responsible for the implementation, coordination, and management of all project document exchanges, and administers and implements program management system software. Interfaces and coordinates with other UC Departments and outside Agencies. Schedules and provides information on upcoming construction activities, disturbances, impacts, and potential closures. Reqs: Bachelor’s Degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.Demonstrated experience providing analytical and administrative support for complex organizations, projects and/or processes. Good written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including effective negotiation skills.Good organizational and analytical skills. Detail oriented to accurately proof contracts and other documents.Knowledge of building and construction, design, construction contract administration and California Building Codes. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Microsoft Project (or other scheduling program).
Notes: Satisfactory conviction history background check. Hiring/Budgeted
Salary Range: $69,199/yr. ‑ $77,000/ yr. Full Title Code 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. Open until filled. Application review begins 5/18/23. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY
Develops, implements, manages, and identifies needs for a diverse set of campus‑wide occupational health and safety programs, including but not limit to: Driving Safety, Fall Protection, Theater & Performance Safety, Ladder & Scaffolding Safety, Aerial Lifts, Trenching & Shoring Safety, and Heat Illness Prevention. Additional areas of responsibility include performing job hazard and personal protective equipment (PPE) assessments, developing and providing training and technical information, performing audits and compliance inspections, generating reports and corrective action notifications, providing injury prevention program assistance, implementing injury prevention strategies, and monitoring injury trends on campus. Serves as a Certified Specialized Equipment Operator and Driver Safety instructor for campus.
Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in related area
and/or equivalent experience/training.
1‑3 years Developing, implementing, and/or managing safety programs.
Notes: Must obtain 40 Hour HAZWOPER certification within the first three (3) months of employment. Must maintain an 8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher training certificate on an annual basis. Must be able to work some evenings and weekends. Must be willing to work with and respond to emergencies (on and off‑hours) involving potentially hazardous materials. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employer Pull‑Notice Program Satisfactory conviction history background check. Hiring/Budgeted Salary or Hourly Range: $84,650/yr.‑$95,000/yr. Full Salary Range: $68,700/yr.‑$132,500/ 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 5/22/23. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #53064
SR. BUILDING MAINTENANCE WORKER RESIDENTIAL OPERATIONS
Under the general supervision of the Custodial Supervisor 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 work schedules other than Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm to meet the operational needs of the unit and to cover seven day service. May be required to perform other duties as assigned to meet the operational needs of the department. Reqs: 1‑3 years of a combination of related education, experience, and training. Training in the basics of plumbing repairs, patch and painting, simple beginning carpentry repairs, and simple (non‑licensed) electrical repairs. Experience making apprentice level repairs in plumbing, patch and paint, carpentry, and electrical. Basic knowledge of the safe use of maintenance equipment such as drills, saws, cordless screwdrivers, and some drain snakes. Experience as an exceptional customer service representative with the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with diverse student and family clientele. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others as a team. Notes: Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employer Pull‑Notice Program. Satisfactory conviction history background check. Hiring/Budgeted Hourly Range: $22.73/hr. ‑ $27.70/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at https:// jobs.ucsb.edu Job #52155
SR. CONTRACTS ANALYST BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SERVICES
Performs with a high degree of independence, analyzing complex contract structure, policies, procedures, and practices. Develops, drafts, reviews, negotiates all types of business agreements and contracts for the University. Delegated authority and autonomy to act on behalf of the Regents of the University of California in negotiations between UCSB and
private/industrial/governmental agencies and companies. Requires expert knowledge of University policies regarding materiel and risk management, as well as Public Contract Codes, Federal procurement regulations, and the Uniform Commercial Code. Requires self‑motivation with the ability to work proactively and positively in an organization experiencing significant change while maintaining a high level of service. Demonstrates exceptional inter‑personal and communication skills to provide customer service in a fast‑paced, high‑volume dynamic and intellectually challenging work environment. Performs with prioritizing diverse projects and exceptional time management. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Significant experience negotiating and drafting contracts. Requires excellent communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills, strong organizational and training skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks under pressure of deadlines and frequent interruptions. Must be detail‑oriented with a high degree of accuracy, and demonstrate good judgment, assertiveness balanced with diplomacy, and discretion regarding confidential matters. Excellent written skills including the ability to construct grammatically correct, concise and accurate legal documents. Must have excellent customer‑service skills, ability to work in a team environment, and to foster cooperation. Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check.
Hiring/Budgeted Salary or Hourly Range: $83,100 ‑ $97,000/yr. Full Salary Range: $83,100 ‑ $169,500/ 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 5/22/23. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 53055
STUDENT ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR, STACKS & COPY SERVICES
Manages all aspects of the student workforce for Stacks & Copy Services. Reconciles and approves timecards for students, and trains students and other staff in the use of the time management system. Coordinates Student Assistant work supporting all Stacks & Copy Services projects, shelving, and maintenance obligations. Ensures policies and procedures are being followed at all times and communicates with staff and student assistants regarding any policy violations. Recommends policies and procedures, designs student staffing models, and allocates student staffing resources for Stacks & Copy Services programs and projects. Assesses and adjusts Student Assistant workflows to reflect the Library’s evolving patron needs. Utilizes leadership and communication skills, innovation, and a deep understanding of Stacks & Copy Services processes and commitments to provide student assistants with initiative and direction. Oversees and performs the daily operation of Copy Services. Performs customer service for patrons, teaching them proper equipment usage and problem solving skills. Troubleshoots scanning, printing, and copying equipment malfunctions, coordinates repairs, and provides reimbursements as needed. Restocks supplies and equipment inventories.
Reqs: High School Diploma or GED. Library experience and/or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Notes: Satisfactory conviction history background check Able to lift and push more than 50 lbs.
The full salary range for this position is $26.65 ‑ $34.97/hr. The budgeted hourly range:$26.65 ‑ $28.58/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 # 52934
LEGAL NOTICESTO PLACE EMAIL NOTICE TO LEGALS@ INDEPENDENT.COM
TEMPORARY SR. BUILDING
BRIEF SUMMARY OF JOB DUTIES
Installs furniture systems, delivers heavy/delicate equipment, relocation of offices and labs, sets up public events, and makes other general deliveries and pickups.
One year experience as a Building Maintenance Worker, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read, write, and perform basic arithmetic calculations.
Strong mechanical aptitude.
Demonstrated ability to perform semi‑skilled building maintenance work.
1‑3 years Customer Service Experience Preferred
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check
Must maintain valid CA DL, a clean DMV record and enrollment in DMV
Able to frequently lift up to 70 lbs.
Occasional Weekends May Be Required.
This is a limited position not to exceed 1000 hours. UCSB is a Tobacco‑Free environment.
Budgeted Hourly Pay: $26.11/hour
Full Salary Range: 22.73/hour ‑ $29.99/hour
Working Days and Hours: Monday‑Friday 7:30am ‑ 4:30pm
To apply, please email your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
OF ESTATE NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: RONALD
CASE NO. 23PR00244
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of: RONALD
A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: ALAN E. FORSYTH in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara.
The Petition for Probate requests that:
ALAN E. FORSYTH 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: 6/29/2023 AT 9:00
AM DEPT: 5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, P.O. Box 21107, Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107. Anacapa Division.
IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney.
IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer,
Date: 05/11/2023 By: April Garcia, Deputy. ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER:
JAMES F. COTE, ESQ, Law Offices of James F. Cote, 222 East Carrillo Street, Suite 207, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. (805) 966‑1204. Published May 18, 25, June 1, 2023.
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The following person(s) is/are doing business as: INFINITE CLEANING SERVICES, 655 Rossmore RD, Goleta, CA 92117; Janet Briseno (same address). This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY JANET BRISENO, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 21, 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: 2023‑0000770. E40. Published April 27, May 4, 11,
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SRC CORPORATION, 4171 Mariposa Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93110; S. R.Charles Corporation (same address).This business is conducted by a corporation. SIGNED BY, STEVEN CHARLES, PRESIDENT. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 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: 20230001023.
E40. Published April 27, May 4, 11, 18 2023
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MURRAY
R.E. BROKERAGE, 928 Rock Rose Lane, Lompoc, CA 93436;
Debby G Murray (same address). This business is conducted by an individual.
SIGNED BY DEBBY MURRAY, OWNER/BROKER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 29, 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: 20230000845.
E30. Published April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 2023
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FOCUS
ACCOUNTING SERVICES , 1810 Pampas Avenue, Unit B, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Lori Lynch (same address).This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY LORI LYNCH, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 28, 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: 20230000837.
E30. Published April 27, May 4, 11, 18 2023
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as ALENARIECA
DESIGN STUDIO, 414 Olive Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Alena Rieger, 796 Juniper Walk, Apt. E, Goleta, CA 93117; Rieca Rocks. This business is conducted by an individual.
SIGNED BY ALENA RIEGER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 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: 20230000677. E30. Published April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RICE RANCH REALTY, 330 James Way, Suite 270, Pismo Beach, CA 93448; Coastal Community Builders, Inc. (same address). This business is conducted by a corporation.
SIGNED BY GARY H.GROSSMAN, C.E.O.
Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 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: 20230000952. E47. Published April 27, May 4, 11, 18 2023
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RICE RANCH, 330 James Way, Suite 270, Pismo Beach, CA 93448; Coastal Community Builders, Inc. (same address).This business is conducted by a corporation.SIGNED BY GARY H. GROSSMAN, C.E.O. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 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: 20230000953. E47. Published April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 2023
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SAN LUIS RANCH REALTY, 330 James Way, Suite 270, Pismo Beach, CA 93448; Coastal Community Builders, Inc. (same address). This business is conducted by a corporation.
SIGNED BY GARY H. GROSSMAN, C.E.O.
Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 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: 20230000956. E47. Published April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 2023
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SAN LUIS RANCH, 330 James Way, Suite 270, Pismo Beach, CA 93448; Coastal Community Builders, Inc. (same address). This business is conducted by a corporation.SIGNED BY GARY H. GROSSMAN, C.E.O. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County
on April 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: 20230000957.
E47. Published April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 2023
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SLR REALTY, 330 James Way, Suite 270, Pismo Beach, CA 93448; Coastal Community Builders, Inc. (same address). This business is conducted by a corporation.SIGNED BY GARY H. GROSSMAN, C.E.O. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 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: 20230000955.
E47. Published April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 2023
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SLR, 330 James Way, Suite 270, Pismo Beach, CA 93448; Coastal Community Builders, Inc. (same address). This business is conducted by a corporation. SIGNED BY GARY H. GROSSMAN, C.E.O. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 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: 20230000954.
E47. Published April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 2023
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WEST COAST PROTECH, 332 Ravenscroft Drive, Goleta, CA 93117; Shaun R Moore (same address). This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY SHAUN R MOORE OWNER.
Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 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: 20230000920. E30. Published April 27, May 4, 11, 18 2023
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RR REALTY, 330 James Way, Suite 270, Pismo Beach, CA 93448; Coastal Community Builders, Inc. (same address).This business is conducted by a corporation.SIGNED BY GARY H.
GROSSMAN, C.E.O. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 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: 20230000951.
E47. Published April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 2023
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CAL COAST DELIVERY SERVICE, 130 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jehosafat Ocampo, 903 North M PL, Lompoc, CA 93436. This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY JEHOSAFAT OCAMPO. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 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: 20230000911. E30. Published May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
The following person(s) is/are doing business as MARIA’S TACOS, 6545 Pardall RD, Goleta, CA 93117. Maria Mayo Mora, 101 S Canada St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. This business is conducted by an individual.
SIGNED BY NOELLE‑ELEONORE S. CHAPRON‑PAUL, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 18, 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: 20230001014. E47. Published May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as CHAPRON INTERNATIONAL , 836 Anacapa Street, Suite 22853, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. NoelleEleonore S ChapronPaul, 5359 Willow View Drive, Camarillo, CA 93012. Antigua. The Auto Art. This business is conducted by an individual.
SIGNED BY NOELLE‑ELEONORE S. CHAPRON‑PAUL, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 25, 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: 20230001073. E28. Published May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DAVIES 808 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Perceptioneering, Inc. (same address); Davies Communications; Davies Public Affairs. This business is conducted by a corporation. SIGNED BY KEVIN KIHLSTROM, SENIOR ACOUNTANT. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 25, 2023, 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: 20230001067. E58. Published May 4, 11, 18 & 25 2023
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
The following person(s) is/are doing business as TORO’S JUMPER’S, 101 S Canada Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Maria Mayo Mora (same address). This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY MARIA MAYO MORA, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 30, 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: 20230000857. E49. Published May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
The following person(s) is/are doing business as GLEAMCLEAN CLEANING COMPANY 711 West Cota, Apt #28, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Ramon S Salgado, 511 Florence Ave, Port Hueneme, CA 93041. This business is conducted by an individual.
SIGNED BY RAMON S. SALGADO, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 1, 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: 20230001127. E49.
Published May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
The following person(s) is/are doing business as THE STORY 735 Chelham Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Nina Quiros Hardie (same address). This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY NINA
B. QUIROS HARDIE, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 27, 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: 20230001102. E47. Published May 11, 18, 25 & June 1 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
The following person(s) is/are doing business as LAPIS LAZULI LIFE 761 Palmero Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Dinkae R Pan (same address). This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY DINKAE R PAN, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 28, 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: 20230001121. E49. Published May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
The following person(s) is/are doing business as PARADISE MOBILE NOTARY 1535 Kowalski Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Tina L Meier (same address)This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY TINA MEIER, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 31, 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: 20230000867. E47. Published May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
The following person(s) is/are doing business as AMES FAMILY CELLARS, 281 Pamela Way, Ste 104107, Buellton, CA 93427. Zinfandel Concepts Inc, 33542 Spin Drift CT, Dana Point, CA 92629. This business is conducted by a Corporation. SIGNED BY JOSEPH JOHN AMES, PRESIDENT. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 28, 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: 20230001119. E40. Published May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
a corporation. SIGNED BY KEVIN KIHLSTROM, SENIOR ACCOUTANT.
Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 25, 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: 20230001068. E58. Published May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
The following person
(s) is/are doing business as: MTM
JANITORIAL SERVICES, 432 Nogal Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. Martin Torres (same address).
This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY MARTIN TORRES, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 20, 2023, 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: 20230001035. E4. Published May 4, 11, 18 & 25 2023
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
The following person(s) is/are doing business as AGAVE PAINTING 574 Walnut Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. Alejandro Gutierrez (same address). This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY ALEJANDRO GUTIERREZ, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 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: 20230001028. E40.
Published May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
The following person(s) is/are doing business as: EDDET BATH LLC, 2905 Puesta Del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA. 93105. Eddet Bath LLC (same address). MWorks Construction. This business is conducted by a limited liability corporation. SIGNED BY EVAN MINOGUE, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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: 20230001175. E4. Published May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
The following person(s) is/are doing business as: WE
FIX PATIO HEATERS, 5984 Cuesta Verde, Goleta, California 93117 Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Terry P Benedetto (same address). This business conducted by an individual.
SIGNED BY TERRY BENEDETTO, OWNER. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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: 20230001225 E4.
Published: May 18, 25, June 1, 8, 2023.
NAME CHANGE IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: SHAWN BABAIEAMIN & SALOMEH BARATI; CASE NUMBER: 23CV01356
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: SHAWN BABAIEAMIN
TO: SHAWN RYAN CYRUS
FROM: ARVEEN RYAN BABAIE‑AMIN TO: ARVEEN RYAN CYRUS
FROM: NIKA ELLA BABAIE‑AMIN TO: NIKA ELLA CYRUS
FROM: SALOMEH BARATI
TO: SALOMEH CYRUS
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:
JUNE 9, 2023, 10:00 AM, DEPT:
4, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Anacapa Division. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition.
The following person(s) is/are doing business as ONYX AND REDWOOD, 5038 La Ramada Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. Onyx and Redwood LLC (same address). This business is conducted by a limited liability company. SIGNED BY JESSICA KUIPERS, CEO. Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 24, 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: 20230001054. E49. Published May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LIL’ TOOT SANTA BARBARA, 125 Harbor Way, Suite 14, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. Epic Cruises Inc, 219 Stearns Wharf, Suite G, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This business is conducted by a corporation. SIGNED BY KATHLEEN L HERSHMAN, VICE PRESIDENT. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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: 20230001160. E4. Published May 11,18, 25, June 1, 2023
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
FILED 4/19/23 in Superior Court of California County of Santa Barbara, Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer by Baksh, Narzralli, Deputy Clerk. 4/19/23 BY THOMAS P. ANDERLE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. PUBLISHED APRIL 27, MAY 4, 11, 18, 2023.
IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: MEGAN R. MASINI 23CV01342
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: MEGAN R. MASINI
TO: MEGAN ROSE MASINI CARETTO
The following person(s) is/are doing business as LA FATA CELLARS, 281 Pamela Way, Ste 104107, Buellton, CA 93427. Vision of the Vineyards, 37980 Avenida Bravura, Temecula, CA 92592. This business is conducted by a corporation. SIGNED BY VITO LA FATA, PRESIDENT. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 28, 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: 20230001117. E40. Published May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BLAZE 808 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Perceptioneering, Inc. (same address); Blaze Public Relations; Blaze PR. This business is conducted by
The following person(s) is/are doing business as: QUALITY ELECTRIC, 430 N Voluntario Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Raymond Olvera (same address). This business is conducted by an individual. SIGNED BY RAYMOND OLVERA. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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: 20230001156 E47. Published: May 18, 25, June 1, 8 2023.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RHINO’S PRO PLUMBING, 603 Eucalyptus Ave #13, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Rhino’s Pro Plumbing Inc (same address). This business is conducted by a corporation. SIGNED BY JOSE MARTINEZ CORTES. Filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 1, 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: 20230001128
E28. Published: May 18, 25, June 1, 8, 2023.
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:
JUNE 12, 2023, 10:00 AM, DEPT:
5, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Anacapa Division. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for
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four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition.
FILED 4/19/23 in Superior Court of California County of Santa Barbara, Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer by Baksh, Narzralli, Deputy Clerk. 4/19/23 BY COLLEEN K. STERNE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.
PUBLISHED MAY 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023.
IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME:
MARWAN KAMAL MOMENAH, CASE NUMBER: 23CV01532.
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: MARWAN KAMAL
TO: MICHAEL KEATON.
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:
JUNE 26, 2023, 10:00 AM, DEPT: 5, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT
HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Anacapa Division.
A COPY OF THIS ORDER TO
SHOW CAUSE must 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. FILED 05/03/2023 in Superior Court of California County of Santa Barbara, Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer, by Baksh, Narzralli, Deputy Clerk.
05/03/23 BY COLLEEN K. STERNE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.
Published May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 2023.
IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME:
DOROTHEA BRADFORD AMEZAGA
CASE NUMBER: 23CV00951
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: DOROTHEA BRADFORD AMEZAGA TO:
DOROTHEA DECKER BRADFORD. 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
JUNE 30, 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: March 21, 2023, Donna D. Geck, Judge of the Superior Court. Published May 18, 25, June 1, 8, 2023.
SARAH KNECHT City Attorney /City Prosecutor
Denny Wei, Assistant City Prosecutor (SBN 197479)
740 State Street, Suite 201
Post Office Box 1990
Santa Barbara, CA 93102‑1990
Telephone (805) 564‑5326
Fax: (805) 564‑5426
Attorneys for the Petitioner
FILED SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA
4/12/2023, Darrell E. Parker, Executive Officer. BY Barnard, Nicolette, Deputy Clerk.
SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA ANACAPA DIVISION
NOTICE INVITING PROPOSALS
CASE NO. 23CV00180
SUMMONS CITY OF SANTA BARBARA, Petitioner, vs. DANIEL REYES CORNEJO, Defendants.
TO DANIEL REYES CORNEJO:
The City of Santa Barbara (“City”) is asking for a Workplace Violence Restraining Order against you. You are hereby summoned to appear before me at the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, Figueroa Division, 118 E. Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, California, Department 9 on June 13, 2023 at 8:30 a.m., to answer the petition filed by the City in this case. If you do not go to your court date, the Court could grant everything that the City asked the Court to order.
HONORABLE CAROL HUBNER
COMMISSIONER SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR
Published April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 2023.
SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL)
NOTICE TO DEFENDANT:
(SOLO PARA USO DE LA CORTE)
(AVISO AL DEMANDADO):
JOHN L. BUNCE, ELIZABETH N.
BUNCE, Giffin & Crane General Contractors LLC, Anchor Heating aud Air Conditioning, Inc. and Does 1‑40 YOU ARE BEING SUED BY
PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): Rogelio Julian NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below.
You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.courtlnfo.ca.gov/ seffhefp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the City of Goleta City (City) will receive proposals for providing video production, recording, editing, and programing services for City Council, board, and commission meetings, as well as support services for Goleta TV Channel 19 in strict accordance with the requirements listed in the Request for Proposal (RFP).
Submit two (2) copies of your Proposal. It should be understood that the final contract will be negotiated with the City. As part of the Cost Proposal, please provide a breakdown of the hourly rates and any other applicable fees.
All submitted proposals will be reviewed and analyzed by City staff and the proposals which best meet the City’s needs will be selected for further analysis and negotiation. The City reserves the right, in its sole discretion during the selection process, to reject any or all proposals or any portion without exception or explanation.
cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements.
You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. lf 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/ selfhefp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association.
NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the
court will dismiss the case. AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta carte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una corta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrlto 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 encantrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su candado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, plda al secretario de la carte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de
cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimlento y la carte le podril quitar su sue/do, 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 llamer a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legates gratuitos de un programa de servlcios legates sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcallfornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la carte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sabre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de
valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesion de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la carte antes de que la carte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): Santa Barbara Superior Court
Anacapa Division, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
CASE NUMBER: (22CV04181):
The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiffs attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: Anacapa Division, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es:
RENEE J. NORDSTRAND, 33 West Mission Street, Ste. 206, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. (805) 962‑2022.
DATE: Clerk, by (10/24/2022), Leili Hejazi, Deputy. Published May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 2023.
HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA
Harry’s House/ Santa Ynez Valley
NOTIFICATION IS HEREBY GIVEN that EFFECTIVE April 18, 2023 at 10:00 am
The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara will be accepting Pre-applications for Harry’s House Development to establish a waiting list. The waiting list opening has been extended and will now close August 31, 2023 at 4:00 pm. This is an affordable senior development for 62 years and older, consisting of 59 studio apartments with limited kitchen facilities. Limited parking, on-site parking not guaranteed. A comprehensive service package is available with an optional meal plan. Preferences available will be County Resident, Veteran, Homeless, at Risk of Homelessness due to a Medical Reason. Pre- Applications will be available and accepted at https://www.hasbarco.org/applicant-portal or you may call (805) 329-4666 for an application to be mailed to you, or you may pick up a paper application at one of the following offices:
Santa Maria Housing Office – 200 West Williams, Santa Maria, CA 93454 – Monday-Thurs 10 am – 4 pm
Lompoc Housing Office – 817 West Ocean Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436 – Monday-Thurs 10 am – 4 pm
Goleta Housing Office – 5575 Armitos, Goleta, CA 93117 – Monday-Thurs 10 am – 4pm
Golden Inn & Village – Senior Complex - 890 North Refugio Drive, Santa Ynez, CA 93460 – Monday-Thursday 10 am to 4pm. Staff will be available at the Golden Inn & Village site Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am to 2pm to assist.
You can return completed Pre-Applications to any of the above-mentioned locations (during normal business hours) by mail or fax (805) 735-7672. This is NOT an assisted living development.
This Public Notice is being published to ensure that individuals and interested groups are fully aware of this action.
The Housing Authority will accept applications for this program regardless of race, color, creed, sex, familial status, national origin, age, handicap or other protected groups under State, Federal or local equal opportunity laws.
AUTORIDAD DE VIVIENDA DEL CONDADO DE SANTA BÁRBARA NOTICIA PÚBLICA
Casa de Harry (Harry’s House) / Valle de Santa Ynez
The Project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) per California Labor Code Section 1771.4, including prevailing wage rates and apprenticeship employment standards. Affirmative action to ensure against discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or religion will also be required. The CITY hereby affirmatively ensures that all business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this notice and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or religion in any consideration leading to the award of contract.
A walk-through is optional and available by appointment only on Wednesday, May 17, 2023. Proposers will have an opportunity to examine City’s Council Chambers, video room and equipment. Contact the City Clerk’s Office at 805 961-7509 or email@example.com to make an appointment.
A contract may only be awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder that holds a valid Class ”C-27 – Landscaping Contractor” Contractor’s license in accordance with the provisions of the California Business and Professions Code.
POR LA PRESENTE SE NOTIFICA que VIGENTE el 18 de Abril de 2023 a las 10:00 am la Autoridad de Vivienda del Condado de Santa Bárbara aceptará solicitudes previas para el Desarrollo de Harry’s House para establecer una lista de espera. La apertura de la lista de espera se ha extendido y ahora se cerrará el 31 de agosto de 2023 a las 4:00 pm. Este es un desarrollo asequible para adultos mayores de 62 años, que consta de 59 apartamentos tipo estudio con instalaciones de cocina limitadas. Estacionamiento limitado, estacionamiento en el lugar no garantizado. Un paquete completo de servicios está disponible con un plan de comidas opcional. Las preferencias disponibles serán residentes del condado, veteranos, personas sin hogar, en riesgo de quedarse sin hogar debido a una razón médica. Las solicitudes previas estarán disponibles y se aceptarán en https://www.hasbarco.org/applicant-portal o puede llamar al (805) 329-4666 para que le envíen una solicitud por correo, o puede recoger una solicitud impresa en una de las siguientes oficinas:
Oficina de Vivienda de Santa Maria– 200 West Williams, Santa Maria, CA 93454 – Lunes a Jueves 10 am – 4 pm
To be considered, proposals must be submitted in person to City Hall at 130 Cremona Drive, Goleta, CA 93117 OR via email to firstname.lastname@example.org up to, but not later than, Wednesday May 24, 2023 at 5:00 PM.
The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and a Payment Bond each in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract Price. Each bond shall be in the forms set forth herein, shall be secured from a surety company that meets all State of California bonding requirements, as defined in Code of Civil Procedure Section 995.120, and that is a California admitted surety insurer. Pursuant to Labor Code sections 1725.5 and 1771.1, all contractors and subcontractors that wish to bid on, be listed in a bid proposal, or enter into a contract to perform public work must be registered with the DIR. No Bid will be accepted nor any contract entered into without proof of the contractor’s and subcontractors’ current registration with the DIR to perform public work. If awarded a contract, the Bidder and its subcontractors, of any tier, shall maintain active registration with the DIR for the duration of the Project. Failure to provide proof of the contractor’s
Postmarks will not be accepted. The City may extend the deadline at its discretion. Proposal forms and requirements are available on the City’s web site at https://www.cityofgoleta.org/work/city-bid-opportunities.
Proposals are to be addressed to Deborah Lopez, City Clerk. Any questions regarding this solicitation shall be submitted via email to email@example.com.
DISCLAIMER: The City does not assume any liability of responsibility for errors/ omissions in any document transmitted electronically.
Dated: May 12, 2023
Publish Date Santa Barbara Independent, May 18, 2023
Oficina de Vivienda de Lompoc– 817 West Ocean Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436 – Lunes a Jueves 10 am – 4 pm
Oficina de Vivienda de Goleta– 5575 Armitos, Goleta, CA 93117 – Lunes a Jueves 10 am – 4pm
Golden Inn & Village – Complejo para personas mayores - 890 North Refugio Drive, Santa Ynez, CA 93460 –Lunes a Jueves 10 am to 4pm. El personal estará disponible en el sitio de Golden Inn & Village los Lunes, Martes y Jueves de 10 am a 2 pm para ayudar.
Puede devolver las solicitudes previas completas a cualquiera de las ubicaciones mencionadas anteriormente (durante el horario comercial normal) por correo o fax (805) 735-7672.
Este NO es un desarrollo de vida asistida.
Este Aviso público se publica para garantizar que las personas y los grupos interesados estén plenamente informados sobre esta acción.
La Autoridad de Vivienda aceptará solicitudes para este programa independientemente de la raza, el color, el credo, el sexo, el estado familiar, el origen nacional, la edad, la discapacidad u otros grupos protegidos por las leyes estatales, federales o locales de igualdad de oportunidades.
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current registration pursuant to Labor Code Section 1725.5 may result in rejection of the bid as non-responsive. Any protest to an intended award of this contract shall be made in writing addressed to the City Clerk prior to the award. Any protest may be considered and acted on by the City Council at the time noticed for award of the contract. To request a copy of the notice of agenda for award, please contact the City Clerk (805) 961-7505 or register on the CITY’s website (www.cityofgoleta.org). For information relating to the details of this Project and bidding requirements contact J. Paul Medel in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org. CITY OF GOLETA Deborah S. Lopez, City Clerk Published: Santa Barbara Independent: December 10 and December 17, 2020