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Tell us about yourself. What brings you to the Independent? I spent my youth with my two sisters in the oak-covered hillsides, exploring, and at the beaches nearby, surfing and snorkeling. I came to the Independent because of my friend Anika, who I used to live with in college. She mentioned her internship while I was traveling, and I thought I would reach out. I love Santa Barbara; the community here is one of a kind. I thrive in the mountains and oceans, and Santa Barbara is a perfect home away from home.
What got you interested in journalism? What do you hope to gain from your experience here? I have always had a passion for investigation and history, and I got my BA in Political Science at UC Santa Barbara. Then I traveled to South America, where I studied and worked tirelessly with local Indigenous farmers from Southern Chile to Western Colombia. I carried on with consistent journals about my experiences and realized the passion I had for writing outside of the school setting. I hope one day this experience can set me up for the type of journalism I wish to dig into: criticizing the system that feeds off of corruption, elites, and big corporations (sub platforms) and suppresses communities that have little money or time to defend their land. People that care for Mother Earth like a friend would care for a friend are the people I want to write for and defend against the system of oppression.
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September 23-30, 2023 CREEK WEEK
Santa Barbara - Goleta - Carpinteria - UCSB
Visit SBCreekWeek.com or Facebook.com/SBCreekWeek for event details!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
9-10am YOGA at LINDEN FIELD Linden Ave & Sandyland Rd in Carpinteria, Contact JDayeMackie@gmail.com for details.
9am-12pm COASTAL CLEANUP DAY at Beaches Countywide! Visit ExploreEcology.org/CCD to sign up.
9am-1pm FREE BULKY ITEM DROP OFF with the City of Goleta, Phelps Rd between Cannon Green Dr & Pacific Oaks Rd, Contact EnvironmentalServices@CityOfGoleta.org for details.
9am-4pm SANTA MONICA CREEK TRAIL BEAUTIFICATION Meet near 4425 El Carro Ln in Carpinteria, Contact RWKolbe@gmail.com or (805) 705-3429 for details.
10am-12pm DOCENT TOUR of the CARPINTERIA SALT MARSH NATURE PARK Meet at Sandyland Rd & Ash Ave, Details at (805) 886-4382.
1:30-3:30pm NATIVE TREE PLANTING with Plant the Next Tree, Honda Valley Park in SB, Contact JHollywood@SantaBarbaraCA.gov for details.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
9-11am WALKING TOUR of the CARPINTERIA SALT MARSH RESERVE with UCSB Natural Reserve System* RSVP to AJBrooks@UCSB.edu.
9-11am MISSION CREEK to the SEA BIKE RIDE with SB Urban Creeks Council* Meet at Rocky Nook Park, RSVP to Info@SBUrbanCreeks.org.
2-4pm ARROYO BURRO CREEK & OPEN SPACE WALK with SB Urban Creeks Council* Meet at 599 Alan Rd in SB, RSVP to Info@SBUrbanCreeks.org.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
10-11am YOGA AT THE CREEK with City of SB Sustainability & Resilience, Mission Creek at Oak Park, Details at JHollywood@SantaBarbaraCA.gov.
5:30-7:30pm CARPINTERIA BLUFFS NATURE PRESERVE SUNSET TOUR Meet at 6145 Carpinteria Ave, Contact DLSSAllen@aol.com for details.
6:30-8:30pm STREAMS, STEELHEAD, and YOU with SB Urban Creeks Council and South Coast Habitat Restoration at the Watershed Resource Center, 2981 Cliff Drive, Contact Info@SBUrbanCreeks.org for details.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
10-10:45am FALCONER DEMONSTRATION South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station, 4430 Calle Real, Details at AGoodrich@CountyOfSB.org.
6:30pm FILM SCREENING - BRINGING BACK our WETLAND: THE UCSB NORTH CAMPUS OPEN SPACE SB Library’s Faulkner Gallery with UCSB’s Cheadle Center for Biodiversity & Ecological Restoration and SB Urban Creeks Council, Contact Info@SBUrbanCreeks.org for details.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
10-11:30am EL ESTERO WATER RESOURCE CENTER TOUR with City of SB Water Resources* Age 8+, 30 people max, RSVP at conta.cc/3KQuDVJ.
12:30-2pm COUNTY ReSOURCE CENTER TOUR with County of SB Resource Recovery & Waste Management* RSVP (note Creek Week Tour in date field) at LessIsMore.org/ResourceCenter.
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Dinner 5:30pm, Music 6pm SB URBAN CREEKS COUNCIL BENEFIT at SOhO featuring The JG Mystery Band & Porch Critter** $15 Tickets at bit.ly/SOhOSBUCC23, dinner reservations at GailH@SOhOSB.com.
5:30-7pm CREEK WEEK ART CONTEST RECEPTION at the Goleta Valley Library, SNigh@CityOfGoleta.org Artwork on display through October 1!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
5:30-6:30pm DEVEREUX CREEK TOUR with City of Goleta at the Ellwood Mesa Open Space, 7729 Hollister Ave, Contact GThomson@CityOfGoleta.org for details.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
9:30-10:30am COFFEE AT THE CREEK with City of SB Creeks Division, Mission Creek at Oak Park, Contact LSmith@SantaBarbaraCA.gov for details.
11:30am-1pm GREEN STREETS, GREEN SPACES: SAN JOSE CREEK TOUR with City of Goleta, Johnny D. Wallis Park, 170 S. Kellogg Ave, Contact EnvironmentalServices@CityOfGoleta.org for details.
12-1pm HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE RECYCLING CENTER TOUR at UCSB with County of SB Resource Recovery & Waste Management, Contact VKampmann@CountyOfSB.org for details.
5:30pm MOVIE NIGHT at the WATERSHED RESOURCE CENTER featuring films Beaver Believers and The Octopus Garden, 2981 Cliff Drive, Contact AGoodrich@CountyOfSB.org for details.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
9-10am YOGA at LINDEN FIELD Linden Ave & Sandyland Rd in Carpinteria, Contact JDayeMackie@gmail.com for details.
9:30-11:30am LAND SHARK TOUR with the City of SB Creeks Division** $10 Tickets at bit.ly/CreekShark23, Contact LSmith@SantaBarbaraCA.gov for details.
10am-12pm DOCENT TOUR OF THE CARPINTERIA SALT MARSH
NATURE PARK Meet at Sandyland Rd & Ash Ave, Details at (805) 886-4382.
10am-12pm SYCAMORE CREEK: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE and SYCAMORE CREEK CLEANUP with the SB Zoo and SB Urban Creeks Council, Meet at Sycamore Creek Bridge at Zoo entrance on Niños Dr, Contact NSeal@SBZoo.org for details.
10am-12pm CARPINTERIA CREEK PARK RESTORATION DAY
Meet at parking area at 7500 Carpinteria Ave, Details at (805) 886-4382.
10am-6pm CITY OF GOLETA CREEK & WATERSHED MANAGEMENT
PROGRAM BOOTH at the Goleta Lemon Festival, Girsh Park, 7050 Phelps Rd, Contact EnvironmentalServices@CityOfGoleta.org for details.
Take-Home Creek Week Activities from the City of Carpinteria! Pick up fun and educational materials for kids Monday 9/25 through Friday 9/29 8am - 5pm, or download at SBCreekWeek.com.
Creek Week Art Show on Display September 11 - October 1 at the Goleta Valley Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave, Open Hours TuesThurs 10am - 7pm, Fri - Sat 10am - 5:30pm, Sun 1-5pm, Closed Mon.
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Council Excited to Rebuild Paseo Nuevo
Five Hundred Units of Rental Housing Proposed in the Heart of Downtown
by Nick Welsh
Me mbers of Santa Barbara’s City Council could only find one word to describe their reaction to what might be the most singularly transformative proposal to hit downtown State Street since the 1925 earthquake, or, perhaps more obviously, the repeal of Prohibition.
That word was “exciting.”
For all six of the seven councilmembers who spoke this Tuesday, “exciting” was the first and last words out of their mouths.
That is exactly what City Administrator Rebecca Bjork most urgently wanted to hear at the meeting when she publicly unveiled plans to revitalize downtown that she has been hatching under the radar for the better part of a year. With only three months left before she retires after an impressive 35-year career at City Hall, Bjork looks to be going out with a colossal bang.
If all goes according to Bjork’s blueprint, downtown’s economically festering Paseo Nuevo shopping mall all 240,000 square feet of it will be demolished. In its place will spout up 500 units of rental housing. In addition, Bjork said, there will be 60,000 square feet of new retail, commercial, or office space built. It remains to be determined just how
many of the rental units will go for belowmarket rates.
Many key details have yet to be worked out. In fact, no formal negotiations have yet to take place. But this Tuesday, a very excited City Council voted unanimously to begin the process of moving swiftly and aggressively toward making all this happen. In fact, two councilmembers Eric Friedman and Michael Jordan were so excited they vowed to lead the charge to push the city’s sacrosanct height limit to 60 feet, up from the current 48 feet, if it will help make this dream come true.
To be clear, the proposed development as currently envisioned includes the vacant Macy’s building, located at State and Ortega streets and everything else that’s popularly regarded as part of Paseo Nuevo, except for the vacant Nordstrom building at Chapala and Canon Perdido, which has different owners.
The deal initiated by Bjork is complicated with no shortage of movable parts. Anything can go wrong. The city’s development partners are wary, worried about sudden shifts of political wind and lack of political will. Bjork is most anxious to get
County Fire Wins Ambulance Contract
AMR Loses Contract for First Time in 50 Years
The County of Santa Barbara will have a new ambulance service come March, which will be fairly indistinguishable from the paramedics who now respond to 9-1-1 calls: the men and women of the County Fire Department. What will be lacking is American Medical Response, or AMR, which on Tuesday lost the new contract for emergency ambulance service countywide next year.
By the flip of a coin, AMR went first to argue why it should have the new contract and not County Fire. Chief Mark Hartwig won the toss and deferred to AMR’s Mike Sanders, who had to defend his company’s meager contract application to county supervisors looking for more from a corporation
that had held for 50 years a contract with lifeor-death consequences, as more than one supervisor pointed out.
Supervisor Joan Hartmann recalled how last Christmas, her husband had awakened confused and unable to walk. They’d gone to Cottage Hospital in Santa Ynez, where he was diagnosed with sepsis and needed a transfer to Santa Barbara. But it was nine hours before an AMR ambulance was available. “When they arrived, the AMR personnel were absolutely fabulous,” Hartmann said, “but even if it is a holiday, there’s a reasonable expectation of a greater demand and more overtime. Should there be more ambulances in the system?”
Hartmann put that question to Sanders: How many ambulances were staffed right
now? And, as AMR considers the information proprietary, he replied that the information was available on the PulsePoint map. That map, however, shows current incidents and emergencies, not what’s available.
Supervisor Steve Lavagnino struggled with another issue regarding the contract, which is worth an estimated $1 billion: AMR had come out on top in an earlier Request for Proposal, though that contract was never finalized. What legal pitfalls would the county face in now denying AMR the original contract? And what happens if AMR employees just walked off the job?
Hartmann laid out the many ways the ambulance company had failed to complete the application, which
Two Santa Barbara schools received national recognition 9/19, with Peabody Charter School and Hope Elementary School being named as 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools, an honor given to schools for their exemplary performance in academics or work toward closing achievement gaps between student groups. The two schools creating a rare instance where two honorees are just miles away from each other take their place among 33 California schools and 353 schools nationwide recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Preliminary 2022-23 literacy and math proficiency scores show improvement from the 2021-22 school year, prompting a hopeful outlook from the district as it awaits the final report from the California Department of Education in November. The statewide test, called the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Report, measures achievement in English language arts/ literacy and mathematics for students in grades 3-8 and 11. Across all grade levels, English scores jumped by 2.7 percent, from 47.6 percent to 50.3 percent of students testing at or above grade level. Math scores jumped by 2.57 percent, from 35.8 percent to 38.4 percent.
The Fund for Santa Barbara was awarded $700,000 to support its work with social-justice-oriented groups in the county thanks to a grant from the California Department of Social Services’ Stop the Hate Program. The Fund said it will use the funding to “advance anti-hate and anti-racist work” in the region, corresponding with the goals of the money’s source: the $165.5 million API Equity Budget, passed in 2021 to address the rise in hate against Asian and Pacific Islander Californians. Other recipients included the Pacific Pride Foundation, Isla Vista Youth Projects, S.B. County Immigrant Legal Defense Center, and S.B. Trust for Historic Preservation.
Santa Barbara Airport is adding two new flight destinations with the return of Delta Air Lines, which will begin providing daily nonstop flights to and from Atlanta and Salt Lake City starting June 2024. With the return of Delta, the once-small-time local airport will now be served by the four largest airlines in the U.S. (along with United, American, and Southwest). While Delta offered direct flights to Salt Lake City in 2019 and 2020, the nonstop services to Atlanta will be a brand-new destination and the longest direct flights to and from the airport at more than 2,000 miles.
Southern sea otters, also called California sea otters, will maintain their status as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced 9/19. A petition to delist the otters jeopardized their ESA protections last year, but following a 12-month, in-depth review of the species’ status, the Service found that delisting the otters was not warranted.
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PULLING THE PLUG ON PASEO NUEVO? While details are scarce and no formal negotiations have taken place yet, the City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to take the first step toward demolishing Paseo Nuevo shopping mall and transforming it into 500 units of rental housing.
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was for a new contract that countenanced two or more suppliers, rather than one, as the original contract had. Not only was there no information on the number of ambulances staffed at any one time “We all deserve transparency in critical systems like ambulance services,” Hartmann said but the company said little about what new innovations it would bring to the program.
On the other hand, Chief Hartwig made County Fire’s pitch to partner with Behavioral Wellness to bring vulnerable patients to a crisis center or sobering center if need be, rather than an ER. He noted the 37 fire stations around the county that could house ambulance services AMR has six. In answer to Lavagnino’s concern about hardto-keep employees, Hartwig said the county was preparing a letter inviting AMR’s emergency medical techs and paramedics into the “fire family” within the next five months and nine days.
“It’s an awkward situation,” Hartwig acknowledged. “We know the employees at AMR. We depend on them today and they’re all strongly involved members of the
community,” he said, adding that recruitment workshops were in place. “Their workforce is our workforce, and we want them to be part of the County Fire family.”
For Supervisor Bob Nelson who recalled losing his father to cardiac arrest as a boy and watching him be carried away in an ambulance AMR’s history with the county deserved an attempt to keep them viable for the next round; perhaps they’d improve their application? But when it came to a final vote, it was clear that AMR had lost Nelson’s support. The company had failed to include Cuyama, Orcutt, Gaviota, Tepusquet, and Sisquoc as locations for 24-hour service units. “The planned lack of coverage of rural areas is a big part of my decision to deny,” Nelson said. He made the motion, which was voted in, 4-1, with Lavagnino opposed. County Fire was voted in unanimously.
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More Aid for North Africa
The first two weeks of September ushered in natural disasters in North Africa, with death tolls in the thousands and whole neighborhoods either swept away by floods in Libya or reduced to rubble by earthquakes in Morocco. Santa Barbara–based international disaster response organization ShelterBox is in the beginning stages of relief efforts in both countries.
The 6 8 earthquake that hit Morocco September 8 killed an estimated 3,000 people and injured more than 5,000 others. The worst of the effects were felt higher up, in the mountains, where entire villages were destroyed and populations cut in half. Kerri Murray, president of ShelterBox U.S.A., said those tiny remote villages are where need is the greatest but are the most difficult to access.
ShelterBox’s emergency assessment team has been on the ground in Marrakesh since last week, meeting with organizations and authorities to assess displacement numbers and determine necessary aid items likely including tents, blankets, solar lights, and kitchen sets.
“We felt confident that with our established networks, we would be able to help,” despite any challenges, she said. Fellow Santa Barbara–based charity Direct
The next step in the protracted process is for County Fire to enter negotiations with LEMSA, or the Local Emergency Medical Services Authority, which is out of County Public Health, to finalize a contract for services.
Relief has routed supplies and cash aid through partners in Morocco and Spain, as Morocco only accepts international aid from a select few countries.
ShelterBox team members have faced hurdles in the form of shakedowns by suspicious cops, limited humanitarian coordination due to the landscape, and immense logistical challenges. Additional ShelterBox response team members deployed this week to figure out how to get supplies to remote areas in a timely fashion.
Murray said they are hoping to announce a large-scale response soon if they are given the relevant permissions. Meanwhile, they are working to see how they can help the people in eastern Libya, where two-story-high floodwaters uprooted the city of Derna and claimed at least 11,300 lives. An estimated 35,000 people have been displaced in Derna alone.
ShelterBox is looking to coordinate with their partners in Libya, specifically ACTED, to deliver cash grants and supplies such as water purification tools, hygiene and bathing supplies, and solar lights. Murray said an assessment team will be arriving in the bordering country of Tunisia next week.
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ShelterBox staff conducting site visits to a number of areas affected by the earthquake in Morocco during the assessment phase.
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Viral Video Sparks Outrage
Demonstrators Shut Down Streets Sunday in Response to Racial Incident Caught on Camera
Ryan P. Cruz
The corner of Garden and Micheltorena streets was packed Sunday night as demonstrators shut down the intersection for several hours in a gathering that was organized in response to viral videos showing what appears to be a Santa Barbara woman harassing a construction worker and spewing racially derogatory language.
In the two videos, which were recorded by the construction worker and shared by Los Angeles–based activist Edin Alex Enamorado, the woman later identified as a neighbor and former UCSB law lecturer Jeanne T. Umana confronts the man at a property on East Micheltorena Street.
The construction worker, only identified as “Luis,” begins by recording Umana, who is walking around alone inside the house on the property before being informed that she is trespassing. Upon being told she is on private property, Umana says: “I work for the police. That’s okay.”
After being asked to leave, she begins to push back, asking the man for information about his employer and about the property owner.
“I live here. I am American,” she says. “You’re a Tijuanan.”
As she walks away, she turns back around and appears to slap the phone out of the man’s hand as she says: “I am very much against people who are breaking the law.”
The video sparked outrage on social media, and in the second video, Enamorado who has made a name for himself online for his activism defending street vendors throughout California posts a clip of himself on a phone call with Umana where he tells her he is a journalist.
In the clip, Umana is heard saying that she entered the property after seeing flashing lights on a work vehicle. She intended to find the property owner “so I could register my concerns about these people this gentleman breaking the law,” she says.
When Enamorado pushes against Umana about impersonating an officer, she responds by saying: “I said I worked with the police; I didn’t say I was one.”
Umana declined to provide further comments on the record to the Independent, though in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, she is quoted as saying: “My judgment went very, very badly” and that she “regrets
making statements like that.”
Enamorado made a public callout for a “religious gathering” at 8 p.m. Sunday night on the corner of Garden and Micheltorena; the post gained traction on social media, and by evening, there were more than 250 people packed into the intersection.
For nearly two hours, the crowd chanted and fireworks flew into the night while cars burned rubber and honked their horns in solidarity and several speakers took to the megaphone to share their thoughts.
After shutting down the corner at Micheltorena, the group marched down Garden to a construction site, where they showed some love to a group of workers before heading over to the police station. They were met there by City Councilmember Oscar Gutierrez, who promised to work with the police department to pursue any charges that may stem from the video.
Michael Montenegro, a community historian and activist, was livestreaming the event on Instagram.
After the demonstration, he told the Independent that these types of incidents which he described as “brazen Karen behavior” happen more often than most locals would like to admit, despite the city being nearly 40 percent Latino.
“Thank goodness we have cameras to let the world know that the type of discrimination that blue-collar workers of Latin American heritage face is far too common,” he said.
The Santa Barbara Police Department, which was aware of the gathering but allowed the group to demonstrate freely, released a statement Monday regarding the incident in question, particularly Umana’s claim that she worked with the police. In the statement, police spokesperson Sgt. Ethan Ragsdale said, “The woman has no affiliation with the Santa Barbara Police Department, and the police department does not condone her behavior.”
The “troubling video,” Ragsdale said, “understandably stirred emotions and reactions within our community. The Santa Barbara Police Department monitored the gathering and supports the right for all individuals to peacefully assemble in order to voice their concerns.”
No charges have been announced regarding the initial incident, though Ragsdale said the department is “actively looking into” the situation. n
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Libraries around Santa Barbara County have reached an equilibrium where funding is balancing services and expenses, a dramatic change from recent years when a sea of red ink sent agitated pleas for help to the Board of Supervisors. At Tuesday’s meeting, $4.6 million from the county would keep the libraries solvent, while Isla Vista would begin to consider how to use its per capita funds.
Jay Freeman, a member of the I.V. Community Services District (IVCSD) who said he was speaking for himself, proposed that letting Isla Vista handle its own library contracting would be liberating: “The county may be excited at the idea that it’s not your problem anymore. I.V., Santa Barbara, and Goleta can argue among ourselves,” he said, a reference to the bitter fight between Santa Barbara and its then-satellite branches in 2017 over fees.
Five of the cities in the county — Santa Barbara, Lompoc, Santa Maria, Goleta, and Carpinteria — fund their libraries, too, as well as their branches to some degree. Goleta broke away from Santa Barbara’s pub-
lic library system in 2018, joining up with Buellton and Solvang libraries. It has been serving Isla Vista with a bookmobile, purchased with funding from the state provided by State Senator Monique Limón, since 2021. Goleta has also been using Isla Vista’s per capita amount — $8.88 per patron this year, which the county provides to all the libraries — for Fairview Avenue, its main library and home to the bookmobile.
Marcos Aguilar, president of the I.V. Community Services District, assured the supervisors that they would like to take over the decision-making on how to direct the funds. “I’ve worked at the UCSB library for 10 years,” he said, “and libraries are dear to my heart.” He indicated they might choose to stay with Goleta, but that IVCSD would like to be able to decide how the money was used.
Supervisor Bob Nelson argued, “We don’t pay for city roads, but we pay for city libraries,” and was the sole dissent in the 4-1 vote to give staff the green light to begin talking with IVCSD on administering library services and I.V.’s per capita sum.
Person Behind the Body Bag’
Behi nd every fentanyl death is a family in grief. After young John Venters died two weeks ago near Stearns Wharf, one of his cousins contacted the Independent to express how sad it made his family to see the grim photo. “We would love if we could shed light on the person behind the body bag and the crisis at hand,” his cousin Payge Bellini said.
“Sonny,” as he was known to his loved ones, had turned 20 about a month before. He had been struggling with drug use and was released from a sober living facility in town just three days before his death. He’d been found unresponsive in a bathroom near the Dolphin Fountain and was given first aid, as well as Narcan, a drug used to counteract an opioid overdose. However, Venters was unable to be resuscitated and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Bellini said Venters was “just a good kid” who was “always loving and worrying about everyone else.” He moved from Arizona out to Santa Barbara County to stay with his extended family in recent years and was an
active teenager who loved to skateboard and was “a force to be reckoned with.” He’d had to grow up too fast in recent years, she said, after dealing with a history of drug use and a rough home life.
“Johnny wasn’t a man,” said Venters’s older cousin. “He was a kid who tried to numb his pain with fentanyl.”
Venters’s grandparents and older brother had taken turns raising him, and according to his family, he had been living in the New House Sober Living facility just a few days before his death.
Bellini helped create a GoFundMe page to raise money for Venters’s extended family to be able to attend the memorial service in Santa Ynez, which was held on September 16.
In a recent update posted on GoFundMe, Bellini wrote, “I am blown away by the amount of support our family has received so quickly during this horrific loss. We will pay this forward always. Remember to check in on your loved ones and let them know you love them.” Jack Magargee and Ryan P. Cruz
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GONE TOO SOON: John “Sonny” Venters, 20, who died two weeks ago near Stearns Wharf, was “just a good kid” who struggled with drug use in recent years, his family said.
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Abig, black raft was bobbing among the waves at Loon Point on September 12, headed for the shoreline midway between Summerland and Carpinteria. “I thought it was a kelp bed floating toward the beach,” said Jon Vaccaro, who watched as the giant mass washed up, breaking into thick gobs of smelly tar as the waves dumped it along the beach.
Once the petroleum mess had come ashore, Vaccaro said he considered going for a swim through a clear spot, but the ocean was left with a foamy brown color flecked with bits of goo that stuck to his legs. Instead, he took photos of what he estimated to be a football field’s length of gooey tar, sending them to the Indy and wondering if the “cork” mentioned in Callie Fausey’s story about re-abandoning oil wells off Summerland might be responsible.
Offshore oil has a fractured history in Santa Barbara County dating from Summerland’s boom and bust years circa 1897-1939 to 2015’s Refugio Oil Spill. But persistent seeps of crude have floated up from cracks beneath the waves since before Chumash times.
At Butterfly Beach in early August, the waves left behind a soft, sticky crude on a stretch of sand reputed to have very little tar. No one with the parks or harbor knew where it could have come from, and everyone said to contact Heal the Ocean.
The nonprofit’s field researcher Harry Rabin has been tracking tar balls ever since he saw brown waves of oily foam at Miramar Beach in 2016 and used a drone to follow it two miles east to Summerland. There, at the site of the world’s first offshore oil wells, seven wells quietly oozing crude under the sands and waves have been re-abandoned, or closed with concrete and steel, since 2018. The last two Treadwell #1 and #5 were finished in mid-August, a few weeks before Vaccaro’s encounter. Rabin wasn’t surprised to learn of the big burp of tar but doesn’t believe it’s necessarily related to the well capping.
Working with the State Lands Commission, Heal the Ocean has been putting the
$2 million a year provided by Senate Bill 44, authored by Santa Barbara’s former state senator, Hannah-Beth Jackson, to close the old wells that are now leaking. Subsequent seepage from other fractures wasn’t unexpected, and the nonprofit is working with Ira Leifer’s Bubbleology Research International to study the leaky wells and plot the reservoirs of oil that remain below.
Leifer stated that the Treadwell Wharf in Summerland which went 1,200 feet out over the water and had about 19 wells on it in 1900 tapped a fracture zone called the Ortega fault. He said the fault could shift and the “dinosaur goop” might migrate upward, or that the crude found a new path after the wells were capped. Pressures had increased as well after the heavy waves and record rainfall this winter recharged the aquifers extending under the ocean.
Rabin added that the tar he’d seen along the beach no longer released the rainbow sheen that marked a fresh glob of oil. With the rotation of the gyre in the Santa Barbara Channel, it’s possible the tar could have floated from Coal Oil Point near UCSB, or that it’s the product of a natural seep somewhere out in the channel.
Heal the Ocean’s study with Leifer’s company will include working with the U.S. Geological Survey to “fingerprint” the Summerland well seeps and the tar washing ashore to get a better idea of where they’re coming from. This unique science would take apart the chemical composition of the various offshore oil sources and will require some serious analytical horsepower, said David Valentine, a geoscientist and underwater oil expert at UCSB who’d also been talking with Heal the Ocean.
“This will be a non-trivial task,” Valentine said. “That’s science code for really difficult with a moderate probability of failure.”
At the beaches, the tar gets on feet, into hair, and under bathing suits, and it coats surf and boogie boards. “What I liked about Loon Point is that it is usually much cleaner,” said Vaccaro. “I understand that we want to cap the old wells, but these cracks in the earth are unfortunate.” As for Loon Point, he hasn’t been back. n
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a “project agreement” hammered out by the time she retires this December. Delays can kill it, she worries. So too can unrealistic expectations.
A project agreement is an administrative planning tool agreed upon by the City Council after being arrived at through negotiations with the mall’s newest owner a multibillion-dollar investment firm headquartered in New York City named AllianceBernstein.
These negotiations will determine how many rental units get built, how many are priced for high-income occupants, and how many will be at below-market rents. These negotiations will determine in a general way what the place will look and feel like, how open it will be to the general public, and with what mix of incomes. They will set the parameters for how much the project is expected to cost to build, how much profit the investors and developers will make, how much income it can bring in, and how much will be left over to satisfy the community benefits as envisioned by members of the City Council.
Many councilmembers were quick to note that the role they play in making this project happen will define their political legacy.
For the record, the “project agreement” is just a starting point. From there, the project has to undergo the rigors of development and design review and the public process that entails though it’s all but certain the developers will demand and the city will grant a limit to the number of mandatory visits the developers will be required to make to review boards and commissions. Whether an environmental impact is required or not has yet to be determined, but some form of environmental review will be conducted.
For Rebecca Bjork, the deal now before the council is the city’s first, last, best, and only hope to save downtown from the gloomy economic shadows cast by Paseo Nuevo. The “do nothing” alternative, she said, would result in “deactivated space, blight, and decline.” But the deal she envisions will put an estimated 750 people in homes on State Street. This will provide much-needed housing at a time when the State of California is cracking the whip on local communities to provide additional housing stock.
For those tuning in late, Paseo Nuevo was originally conceived as a scheme to save downtown’s economic and cultural vitality from the long-anticipated peril posed by the big-box malls that, in the Santa Barbara of the 1980s, was known ominously as the “Goleta Threat.” With false starts and missteps, it took about 15 years to get Paseo Nuevo built. Community debate during its inception was intense.
City Hall signed on the dotted line for what would become Paseo Nuevo in 1985. City Hall had to relocate businesses that did not want to be relocated. City Hall had to sell millions of
dollars’ worth of municipal bonds to finance the construction of the three massive municipal parking lots that provided the 1,100 parking spaces experts said were needed to accommodate the crowds who would throng downtown for Christmas shopping. The public process was both exhaustive and exhausting.
An earlier proposal for retail salvation wound up going before a vote of the people where it lost narrowly. Paseo Nuevo would emerge out of the ashes as Plan B.
Santa Barbara was a different town then. It was a different City Hall, too. Back then, the City Council insisted on and got space in the mall for an art gallery and a performing arts stage.
Ask yourselves, how many malls have such amenities?
By contrast, the deal Bjork took to the council was put together in less than a year and behind closed doors, the stepchild of the economic decline that afflicted retail operators everywhere coupled with the historic wreckage inflicted by COVID. Bjork not only gave the councilmembers the outline of a credible plan, but she also delivered unto them a whole development team of owners, developers, architects, experts, and attorneys. The only thing missing was the silver platter.
The principals are all high-end, sophisticated, big-shot, deep-pocketed, out-of-town-operators; a few locals architects and attorneys however, were added to the equation to explain the local political and aesthetic customs that would otherwise take newcomers too long to learn.
Since its inception, Paseo Nuevo has gone through a litany of new owners, all professing to have their own secret sauce to revitalize the mall and surrounding environs. The last ones were desperately seeking an extension of their land lease with City Hall just as the retail crash hit critical mass. Their public presentations were astonishingly unimpressive, and their negotiation skills were apparently just as bad.
The Planning Commission told the owners to pound sand and rejected the lease extension the owners correctly argued was essential to amortize the improvements the commissioners said they wanted. The mall owners then defaulted on a $121 million loan from a major investment operation: AllianceBernstein. Or AB Commercial for short.
That was in 2022.
Bjork, along with City Attorney Sarah Knecht who has worked on all matters pertaining to Paseo Nuevo since 2004 wasted little time knocking on the doors of AB Commercial. Both City Hall and AB were stuck, she pointed out. Both had a lot to lose. Paseo Nuevo had morphed into a white elephant and black hole. No rational operator was likely to show up and save the day for either one of them. AB was not in the business of running shopping malls, and now it was out $121 million. If it sold out, it would take a sizable loss.
Bjork suggested a partnership instead: to build housing in place of the mall. Although City Hall owns most of the land underneath the mall, AB Commercial, as owner of the mall itself, still has a few decades left on its lease. Even if City Hall had the money to buy out that lease which it doesn’t it couldn’t afford to sell or lease the land to anyone else. Under new state laws, any such transfer would be regulated under the state’s surplus land rules that prohibit City Hall from pocketing no more than 11 percent of all sales proceeds. The rest would have to go to the neighboring school districts and local government agencies. That’s not remotely enough to solve the problem posed by an economically moribund shopping mall.
Given this constricted math, Bjork reckoned, the only deal that could work would be for City Hall to transfer ownership
of its land to a partnership with AB Commercial. In the legal language of real estate, it would be what’s known as a “fee-simple” transaction. Public property painstakingly amassed and paid for would be “given” to a private developer. In exchange, Santa Barbara would get rid of a blighted mall, however pleasant-looking and well-maintained by AB Commercial. And assuming there aren’t too many devils in the details and there are bound to be some downtown gets a major shot in the arm from 750 new residents, and city tenants get much-needed rental housing.
Little wonder councilmembers said they were excited. And it’s not like there are that many or even any competing options on the horizon.
What Bjork wanted from the council Tuesday was simple. “Your priorities,” she stated.
Councilmember Kristen Sneddon quipped in all seriousness, “I think I’m going to want it all.” First and foremost, she said, was housing. Specifically, as much workforce housing as can possibly be extracted. She wanted to preserve the existing walkways and paseos that make the mall accessible. She didn’t want snow-tinted windows on stay-away office spaces; she wanted it accessible to the entire community. Lastly, she said, “It needs to look and feel like Santa Barbara.”
Councilmember Friedman suggested the retail spaces be carved up into smaller spaces so that businesses don’t find themselves forced to rent more space than they can afford to pay, as is the case now.
Councilmember Jordan wanted the State Street entrance to sit lower on the ground with the taller elements congregated toward the Chapala-facing side. He too wanted the maximum number of below-market-rate rehousing units, acknowledging, “That will be a tough come-to-Jesus conversation.” He wanted housing restrictions: no vacation rentals, no second homes, no boutique hotels. If possible, he wanted tenancy restricted to people who worked in Santa Barbara.
Councilmember Alejandra Gutierrez said she wanted special care taken for existing mall tenants. Councilmember Meagan Harmon stressed the need to have tenants of all economic persuasions living together. By together, she meant people of all income levels needed to be spread throughout the entire complex, not in segregated silos. And it absolutely has to be integrated into the warp and weave of downtown.
Mayor Randy Rowse praised the proposal, saying it was going to be “a really nice project.” Like Bjork, he stressed the need for dispatch. “We don’t need to spend a lot of time picking out the curtains,” he stated.
Councilmember Oscar Gutierrez said nothing. To the extent he was excited, he kept such thoughts to himself.
Four members of the public testified. One represented the group that owns the Nordstrom building. One represented the Downtown Organization. One represented the mall’s art gallery that just reopened. Citizen activist Anna Marie Gott noted that, had the agenda been more descriptive as to what was to be discussed, a lot more than four members of the public would have showed up. She stressed the need for broader public outreach. n
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RAISE THE CURTAIN: “We don’t need to spend a lot of time picking out the curtains,” said Mayor Randy Rowse (center), who praised the project and stressed the need to move it along swiftly.
DOWNTOWN DREAM: For Rebecca Bjork, the deal now before the council is the city’s first, last, best, and only hope to save downtown from the gloomy economic shadows cast by Paseo Nuevo.
CAVEAT EMPTOR: I happen to be reading a book called The Patron Saint of Liars, the first of many written by the now-ubiquitous Ann Patchett. How was I to know it was actually a great novel? I picked it up figuring it was a selfhelp manual for those of us struggling with our inner mendacity. It’s not that I tell more than my fair share of lies; it’s that I get caught doing so way too often. Clearly, I needed a few pointers. Three hundred pages later, it dawned on me I’d been had. There is no patron saint for liars
I bring this up because this past week, California Attorney General Rob Bonta threw a 135-page book not nearly as well-written as Patchett’s, by the way at ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron, Phillips 66, Shell, and the American Petroleum Institute. His fundamental accusation is that these oil companies and their alter ego for purposes of lobbying and other forms of propaganda had deliberately and premeditatedly lied in the first degree about the connection between carbon dioxide and melting arctic ice caps, sea-level rise, flooding, and shifting rain patterns and the attendant famine caused, not to mention 92 percent of the plagues mentioned in the Bible. The only charge not leveled was how these operators had “lain in wait” for their victims, which in this case is the planet and any living organisms on it.
Beginning in the 1980s, these companies began spending million and millions on sober-minded advertorials placed in influential media outlets The Atlantic, The
Lying Dogs Can’t Sleep
New York Times, The Wall Street Journal read by sober-minded people, denying any link between the billowing quantities of carbon dioxide that fossil-fuel consumers were pumping into the atmosphere and the ensuing climate catastrophe
In 1996, Exxon CEO Lee (yes, Lee) Raymond wrote, “Taking drastic action immediately is unnecessary since many scientists agree there’s ample time to better understand the climate system.” The greenhouse effect, Exxon would write, is “what makes the earth’s atmosphere livable.” In another, the American Petroleum Institute would write, “No conclusive or even strongly suggestive scientific evidence exists that human activities are significantly affecting sea levels, rainfall, surface temperatures, or the intensity and frequency of storms.” The report would conclude, “Facts don’t support the argument for restraining use.”
In fact, as Bonta pointed out over and over, the facts at the time showed just the opposite Exxon and the other oil companies knew this because, beginning in the 1950s, their own scientists did much of the ground-breaking research establishing this connection. Until the 1980s when a very real threat of regulatory intervention first surfaced scientists working for the Big Oil cartel candidly acknowledged such a link and openly opined that any credible scientist understood this to be the case. Some of the scientific papers unearthed by Bonta show that some industry experts talked about leaving 80 percent of the
resource in the ground and looking for alternative energy sources. This, they reckoned, would cost more, but only enough to bump the gross national product up by just a few percentage points. Really, the industry researchers got the picture in the 1950s. They got the word up the food chain loud and clear. Leadership knew And acted on it. Oil companies began inventing new ice-breaking oil tankers to maximize the opportunity to accommodate anticipated sea-level rise.
They could take it seriously, but the public and the politicians they elected could not. Between 1989 and 2004, Bonta reported, 83 percent of Exxon’s peer-reviewed papers and 80 percent of its internal documents acknowledged the reality of climate change and the extent human beings playing with fossil-fuel fire caused it. Yet, 81 percent of the advertorials Exxon paid for questioned the reality of what company scientists had long known. Guess what? If you throw enough shit against a wall, some is bound to stick.
Actually, a lot will. A Yale survey conducted in 2015 revealed 33 percent of the respondents believed climate change was a function of natural variation. At that time, 97 percent of all peer-reviewed scientific papers on the subject said just the opposite
For many of you, I know, all this is old news. Even so, my head still explodes. Bonta’s case raises an interesting by which I actually mean “troubling” legal question: Is lying covered by free speech? If not, we’re all in hot
water. We all know it’s wrong to yell “Fire!” in a crowded movie theater. But what if you don’t yell “Fire!” when you happen to know one’s been lit? Worse yet, what if you’re the one who set the fire in the first place?
That’s what Bonta’s lawsuit is all about.
The sober-minded pipe-puffers working for the American Petroleum Institute have responded with customary disdain and condescension. My favorite rebuttal to Bonta’s lawsuit came in the pages of Forbes magazine, which reading between the lines expressed incredulity that anyone could actually believe anything said by an oil company. If you were that stupid as the Forbes commentary seemed to suggest then you were entirely responsible for the consequences of your own criminal gullibility Ultimately, Forbes would sniff, Bonta’s lawsuit was “misplaced.”
Misplaced or not, California’s lawsuit is not the first to take the oil industry to task for its campaign of deceit. But it is the biggest and probably the most important, especially since the Supreme Court recently rejected a legal ploy hatched by the oil industry to redirect such litigation to the federal bench and away from judges in the states of origin. The city and county of Santa Barbara have not joined in yet. But they should.
Sad but true, there’s no patron saint for liars. But there is a patron saint for those of us facing imminent doom. Her name? Saint Barbara
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Ilove State Street. I love that I can ride my skateboard down State Street and weave in and out of bike riders and pedestrians. I love showing visitors our town from the middle of State Street so they can view the Spanish Colonial architecture without having to crane their necks. I love the live music that makes people stop and listen and talk to others around them.
I love not having cars driving down a street that doesn’t have parking spaces anyway. As for the parades, they were originally intended to be on either Chapala and Cabrillo (they are wider than State).
I love the restaurants and the shops and the freedom I feel walking down State Street. I never feel unsafe. I love my route on State as I head to the courthouse for my volunteer hours in the booth or giving a tour.
I’m sure there is room for improvement, as there is anywhere, but I love State Street just the way it is.
—Meredith Brace, S.B.
Too Much Law
Our state elected representatives are at it again, producing a blizzard of new bills. Just who of Everyday Joes on the streets are going to know anything about any of these? These “penny dreadful, junk bills” are for the biggest paying supporters or the biggest attention-getters.
The basic problem is that California has a 120-member “full-time” paid Senate and Assembly, with expense accounts and nothing to do but pass bills. Each representative is allowed 40 bills, but this was increased to up to 50 bills for the 2019 Assembly. But each bill passed costs the taxpayer in one way or another.
Every bill must be managed, so when your reps stand up before you at town hall meetings and say, “Look what I have done for you,” remember that every aspect of government has to be paid for; the more government, the more taxes for all of us.
So many bills become law that the everyday taxpayer has no idea what they are. Without any malice, he can be found guilty of one or more of them only to be told by some politically appointed activist judge that ignorance is no excuse.
To help limit this out-of-control bill-passing train wreck, let’s insist that our representatives sponsor a bill that limits them in every two-year session to one per representative. A provision will be to review and eliminate past bills, every year, and to notice them in public. However, even this would still result in 120
—Justin M. Ruhge, Lompoc
bills every two years still more that any citizen could read. If Governor Newsom can pass all those other bills for special interests, why not this one for the taxpayers?
Thank You, Marilyn
There was good reason why Marilyn McMahon survived for so many years at the Santa Barbara News-Press, even through Wendy McCaw’s tyrannical reign. She was the paper’s guardian of our community’s history.
When parades of new hands were brought in during the upheavals of the troubled McCaw era, it was Marilyn who told the novice editors and writers who was a reliable source for information. She told them whose obituaries deserved attention in the news columns. She kept them from silly errors, such as dumping the beloved Mary Worth comic strip. Didn’t you know, she asked the expunging editor, the strip was a local favorite because it was Santa Barbara–based?
As the former wife of a local judge, Marilyn knew everyone of any significance in our town and, as the old cliché goes, knew where bodies were buried. Even the litigious Wendy realized it would be foolhardy to pink-slip such an invaluable storehouse of local knowledge.
As her neighbor, I can testify to Marilyn’s personal magnetism. When my wife, Nancy, and I moved into town, a home-baked welcome arrived on our doorstep. That was followed up by a meetthe-neighbors gathering at her house. As Bogie said in Casablanca, it was the beginning of a beautiful friendship, one she shared with all her readers.
—Frederic Golden, S.B.
For the Record
¶ Last week’s news story on affordable housing gave the average entry-level salary with the City of Santa Barbara as $25,000-$30,000, numbers that actually represent all entry-level workers in Santa Barbara; workers for the city start closer to $45,000-$50,000 a year. And, in the story about the mass eviction on lower Bath Street, we should have said Mike Jordan was elected in 2019 to a five-year term.
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Kathrine Ruth “Tika” Solnar Phipps
9/21/1948 - 8/22/2023
stones as Phipps Fine Jewelry.
Tika became a competition hand gun shooter certified an instructor by the California Department of Justice. She identified herself as a hedge witch for her expertise growing medicinal plants, cymbidium orchids, and Monarch butterflies.
She raised and trained their three Papillons.
Recognized for her openhearted generosity of spirit, Tika was loved by all who met her.
Ken was honorably discharged from the USAF as a Captain in February of 1968. His exemplary Air Force service and experience cleared the runway for a resplendent career at Raytheon Technologies, where Ken would ultimately contribute his brilliant engineering and problem-solving skills for 46 years.
His first assignment at Raytheon was as a Systems Analyst, and he and his family moved to Winchester, Massachusetts.
As for hobbies and other interests, Ken stayed busy. He furthered his own education once again and became certified and licensed to help others with income tax preparation. He enjoyed seeing tax clients until 2017. Ken was also a talented sculptor, gifting each of his three children unique marble masterpieces that they will cherish forever. His pieces were frequently in galleries around Santa Barbara.
Kim Croyle 8/8/1949 - 8/23/2023
An extraordinary and generous spirit has passed: the artist Kathrine Ruth Solnar Phipps, known to all as Tika, on August 22, 2023 in San Luis Obispo.
Born in Portland, Or, September 21, 1948, Tika was raised in Palo Alto with three sisters by their mother,Jane, after the death of their father, George Edwin Solnar Jr. Jane ArleneThompson was Assistant to the Dean of Engineering at Stanford University. The four sisters, Tika, Jann, Sally, and Maryann, close in age, grew to be strong an independent.
Tika knew she was an artist since childhood. By age ten she was teaching drawing and painting to other neighborhood children.
After studying at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, she worked for Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas at their new Zoetrope studio while working as a fashion model in San Francisco.
She received her A.M.I. credential from the Washington Montessori Institute in Washington D.C.. She began teaching adults and children in Los Angeles, then moved to Santa Barbara with her first husband, artist Dana Pottish, raised their daughter, Sophia, sons Samuel Dashiel, and Nathan, all while teaching at the Montessori Center School.
Tika continued her painting and sculpture, had four exhibitions of her work at the Santa Barbara Museum Art, and an acclaimed exhibition at Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum in 1992.
That year Tika moved to Los Osos where she made her home and studio in Baywood Park. In 1996 she married the artist Richard Phipps.
A true polymath, Tika was an accomplished photographer with a passion for fly fishing and camping in wild places in mountains of northern California, the Great Basin, streams and lakes of Nevada and southern Utah.
She and Richard had a business in pearls and colored gem-
She is survived by Richard, daughter Sophia Sunjara of Coral Spring, Fla, sons Samuel Pottish of Torrance, and Nathan Pottish of Newport Beach, sisters Jann Dessling of Los Altos, Sally Straka of Ione, Maryann Copple of San Jose, Nephew Andrew Dessling of Loomis, niece Sara Graham of San Jose, and grand daughters Faye and Dana Pottish.
Tika gave Richard the gift of knowing her as the true love of his life.
10/29/1941 - 9/4/2023
On September 2, 1970, their daughter Nicole was born. Ken continued to quench his thirst for higher education while living in the Boston area, and he earned his MBA at Northeastern University.
In 1972, Ken accepted a promotion within Raytheon, and he and his family made one last move to Santa Barbara, California. It was here in Santa Barbara that their daughter Kendra was born on August 23, 1975. As he and his family relished dropping roots in Santa Barbara, a place with such spectacular natural beauty and fantastic yearround weather, Ken evolved into more of a specialized expert in the defense industry. One of his more extensive assignments involved much travel to England, and he was accompanied by Betty whenever possible.
Ken was always pleased to share his knowledge, and he showcased his story-telling expertise by volunteering as a docent for both the historic Santa Barbara Courthouse and Amtrak – the latter a dream come true given his life-long love for trains. His passports collected many foreign stamps over the years. Memorable travel later in life included visits to all his and Betty’s ancestral origins including Poland, England, Ireland, and Norway – meeting many distant and gracious relatives along the way.
Kim Croyle passed away on August 23, 2023 at the age of 74 at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California after a 9-month battle with glioblastoma. She was a resident of Santa Ynez, California, since 2015, having previously resided in Santa Barbara and New Orleans, Louisiana. Kim was a 1967 graduate of Bishop Garcia Diego High School in Santa Barbara and a 1977 graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle.
On September 4, 2023, Kenneth Pierskalla extraordinary spirit ascended and left behind a body that refused to cooperate because of Alzheimer’s. This was a man who devoted his life to the happiness and well-being of his family and dear friends, from near and afar, who meant the world to him. He passed away peacefully in his sleep in Santa Barbara, the beautiful place he called home for more than 50 years.
Ken was born in Minneapolis on October 29, 1941, to mother Eva Pierskalla and father Edward Pierskalla. In 1964, he received his BS in Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. It was during his enrollment that Ken served in the United States Air Force ROTC, and he accepted his first military assignment as a 2nd Lieutenant at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. On August 8, 1964, he married Betty McKee of Robbinsdale, Minnesota. It was in Dayton that Ken and Betty were blessed with the birth of their son Brian on May 12, 1965.
Ken was a spiritual man, and he and Betty were involved as loving members at St. Anthony’s Seminary in Santa Barbara. His faith always played a considerable role in his life, and he treasured his relationships formed with the community of St. Anthony’s; at one time using his income tax knowledge to help make St. Anthony’s a nonprofit, and other times making the huge salad contributions to St. Anthony’s monthly Transition House dinner.
Busy as he was with his career, he always found time for his children and was determined to be the best father in the world. Ken followed each child through the YMCA program of Indian Guides/Princesses, and then also the 4-H Youth Development Program, where he became the 4-H Santa Barbara County leader for 10 years. He went out of his way to attend school events ranging from band concerts to swim meets, and he was always so supportive in every way of Betty’s growing piano studio. Ken was instrumental in making sure that all three of his children completed their college educations, and that they were prepared for success as adults after leaving his protective nest.
Greetings with Ken were often accompanied by mutual laughter and lung-squashing bear hugs, and friends and family were often used as Guinea pigs to test out his latest repertoire of jokes and puns. Through it all, Ken was the epitome of both class and humanity, loving the world in which he lived, and he will be deeply missed by his family, his friends, and all who were fortunate enough to have known him.
Ken is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty Joan Pierskalla, children Brian Pierskalla (Christine Wampler), Nicole (Chris) Duval, and Kendra (Kevin) Dake. Grandchildren Colin, Camille, and Samson brought much joy to Ken’s life. The Minnesota Connection includes Ken’s sister, Jeanne Kenton and siblings-in-law Pat Gustafson, Jim McKee (Don Untiedt), and Becky (Mark) Danberg, and nieces/nephews Monica Kenton (Brad Gudim), Damon (Joanna) Kenton, David (Jen) Gustafson, Kim Gustafson, and Steven (Kaytee) Brose. Also surviving Ken are life-long friends Mike and Nancy Miller and their children Brad, Jenny, and Amy.
A celebration of Kenneth Pierskalla’s amazing life will be held Sunday, October 15 at 10:00 AM, at the St. Anthony’s chapel, 2300 Garden Street, in Santa Barbara. Parking is limited – car pooling would be so appreciated.
In Lieu of flowers the family requests a donation in Ken’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Kim was born in Seattle, Washington, on August 8, 1949 to William R. and Elcena Torrance Croyle. Her family moved to Santa Barbara in 1964. She travelled extensively and pursued a career in medical device regulatory affairs.
Kim’s favorite country was Italy. She loved all kinds of music, reading, movies, live theatre, golf, and her dogs. She was an oenophile who also enjoyed well-crafted cocktails and good food, especially Asian cuisine. She lived in the moment and especially appreciated good conversation and meals with friends and family. She was unforgiving of braggadocio, misogyny, and political hypocrisy.
Like her mother, who had worked as a journalist, Kim loved meeting and learning about people. She was a loyal and caring friend and devoted daughter who mastered the art of listening and always remembered the details of a previous conversation. Like her father, a Marine Corps officer and business executive, she was practical, organized, persistent, selfless, kind and generous. She lived by her father’s philosophy to “enjoy every day on purpose”.
Kim is survived by her partner of 43 years, Nicola Selley, her elder sister Kirby (of Sandy, Utah), her younger brothers William (of Littleton, Colorado) and Robert (of Carlsbad, California) and their wives Mary Jane LaRoche and Carol Croyle, her in-laws Angie and Harry Somic (of Perth, Australia), as well as six nieces and nephews and four grand nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the National Brain Tumor Society (https://braintumor.org ) are appreciated.
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Kenneth Darrel Pierskalla
Botanist, Vintner, Naturalist
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The history of wine in Santa Barbara County wouldn’t be the same without Michael Benedict. Michael had the dirt on wine and the wine on dirt.
Literally. Nobody knew more than Michael about how and where grapes grow best, and nobody did more to establish vineyards that produce outstanding wines in the Santa Ynez Valley and especially in the Santa Rita Hills AVA (American Viticultural Area).
Some of the world’s best pinot noir, chardonnay, and other wines are made from grapes grown on the Sanford & Benedict Vineyard, which Michael first planted with business partner Richard Sanford in early 1971. Sanford & Benedict wines, loved in their time, are legendary today.
Michael Benedict died in July at age 83 of melanoma. He was active and engaged with work right up to the end, and he leaves behind many friends and loved ones, including Margaret Daley his companion and collaborator of many years and their daughter, Morgan Benedict.
The stories about Michael as a wine guy are many. You can read them in Wine Spectator, Wine Industry Advisor, Wine Enthusiast, Fortune, Stories of the Vine, Gabe Saglie, The Grape Collective, RJonWine, Noozhawk, and many other places, including the Independent
But Michael was far more than a wine guy. Born in Santa Monica, he became a sailor as a youth, served in the Naval Reserve, and lived on a boat in Santa Barbara when he went to UCSB, at first to study mathematics. He switched to botany after taking a course on California’s native flora.
He began work as a botanist at UCSB in marine sciences and served as the first resident manager of the university’s Field Station on Santa Cruz Island, in 1966. (The station later became the Santa Cruz Island Reserve, and it joined the UC Natural Reserve System in 1972.) This was during a time when Santa Cruz and other large islands off California’s
South Coast were still owned by ranches that were gradually finding their way into the hands of the Nature Conservancy and the National Park Service. This migration of ownership was a process Michael helped guide, thanks to his strong and respectful relationships with all parties involved, including ranchers on the islands.
His work as a botanist also stretched far down the coast, into Baja California and out into the islands off that coast.
It was there, on Isla de Cedros, that he discovered Dudleya pachyphytum, a rare and “undescribed” plant also called the Cedros Island liveforever. He and Reid Moran described the plant and its conditions in Cactus and Succulent Journal of America in 1981.
At that time, Michael was a research associate of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, to which he contributed many acquisitions to the garden’s herbarium and living collections, while also serving for a time on its board. He led or participated in botanical explorations of every Channel Island. Among his many findings was a rare species of Malvaceae (or mallow) that was thought to be extirpated (gone from a native region). In Baja California, he also rediscovered a Dudleya relative, still undescribed.
Michael was also fond of deserts and was instrumental in commercial use of species such as Salvia cedrosensis “Baja Blanca,” Malva assurgentiflora x M. venosa “La Purisima,” and Corethrogyne filaginifolia “Smart Aster.”
In the 1980s, Michael helped start the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County and served as chair of its first board. He later served on the County Planning Commission, working on mitigation plans for the All-American Pipeline in the County. In all these roles, he always advocated a balance between the competing needs for environmental conservation, open space, agriculture, business, and urban growth.
I met Michael when he and my wife, Joyce, were both
on the board of the Waldorf School of Santa Barbara, and Morgan and our son Jeffrey were both students there. We have been good friends with Michael, Margaret, and Morgan ever since.
Michael and I shared a deep interest in geology, another subject of his vast knowledge. I remember standing under some oaks behind the Sanford & Benedict Vineyard (which he and Margaret always called “The Ranch”). There Michael, between pauses to name and describe one plant after another, told me that Monterey shale, best exposed in the cliffs above the Santa Barbara shoreline, was host to the region’s oil reserves at the coast while also contributing ideal soil to vineyards in the Santa Rita Hills.
Near where we stood were houses, built as Sears kithomes a century before. None were in their original locations. “Michael moved them all,” Margaret told me. “His competence was equal to any challenge.” When he and Margaret first lived there, they lit their spaces with kerosene lamps and employed the reservoirs, channels, and culverts Michael built to capture, store, and move water for showers, cooking, and the rest of it. Later, Michael routed electrical and telephone lines half a mile from Santa Rosa Road up to their house. I have treasured memories of picnics at that site and in “The Barn” nearby, where Michael and Richard made their first wines.
There is so much more I’d like to say, but space here is limited, so I’ll give Margaret the last word:
It’s hard to explain how deep Michael’s connection was with the earth, his profound ability to integrate the diverse disciplines of the natural world, how those melded into an understanding of the natural conditions in a place, and how that place would best be used in ways that are both beautiful and respectful of the whole environment. Michael had a persistent sense of wonder, and he patiently encouraged us all to have the same.
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The vineyard at Sanford & Benedict
Comin, Maria Teresa
1935 - 2023
It is with deep sadness to announce the passing of Teresa Comin.
She was known as a wonderful Italian cook who enjoyed sharing meals with family and friends.
Kind, giving and loving to all, she was a special person who will be deeply missed. She leaves behind her loving husband Arduino of 53 years and loving son Fabio and her beloved dog Gunther.
Her wish was for no service
Any donations can be made to the Alpha school.
Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett Mortuary
James J. Talbot
1/3/1935 - 9/14/2023
Ethan, Maya, Marley, and Jupiter.
In lieu of sending flowers, Jim and the family ask that you to donate to VNA Serenity House in the name of Jim Talbot –https:// vna.health/ways-to-give/ memorial-and-honor-gifts/
11/11/1946 - 8/25/2023
of strength, resilience, and unwavering love for her family and friends. Her absence leaves a void in our hearts that can never be filled, but her memory will continue to shine brightly in the lives of those she touched.
Lola’s “Celebration of Life” will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 11am, at Free Methodist Church: 1435 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109.
In lieu of flowers, please send your support to March of Dimes.
May she rest in eternal peace, surrounded by the love and warmth she shared with us all.
Carl David Engle
8/10/1931 - 9/9/2023
Mary Therese “Terry” Jarchow
11/9/1932 - 9/2/2023
James Joseph Talbot born in Buffalo, NY on January 3rd, 1935, died on September 14th, 2023, in Santa Barbara, CA
Jim passed away peacefully in Santa Barbara while in the warm and loving care of Serenity House hospice.
He was a kind and thoughtful man; good at many things: being a friend, a husband, a father, a brother and a son. He loved his children, but the great love of his life was his wife and best friend Joanne Talbot.
Jim loved Santa Barbara. He and Joanne became such a part of the fabric of the city. Jim spent the late 80’s and 90’s volunteering for places such as the AIDS Counseling and Assistance Food Pantry, He was on the Board of Directors for The Phoenix House (Santa Barbara Mental Health Association). He volunteered at Transition House delivering hot meals twice a month from Fresco Restaurant to the Family Emergency Shelter. He also received his certification from the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program to teach exercises classes at nursing homes throughout Santa Barbara.
Jim is survived by his 5 children: Chris, Brian, Clare, Bridget and Matt. He had 5 grandchildren that he loved with all his heart and took tremendous pride in: Cameron,
Lola McIntyre, a beloved mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother, and friend, passed away on August 25, 2023 at the age of 76, in Los Angeles, California. She was born in the vibrant city of New Orleans, Louisiana, on November 11, 1946, to her loving parents Mable Cuqro and Tobi Jackson. At the tender age of 17, Lola embarked on a new chapter in her life, moving to Santa Barbara, California, where she would leave an indelible mark on the lives of those fortunate enough to know her.
Known for her impeccable sense of style, Lola’s life was filled with a passion for dancing, sewing, and the thrill of “BINGO!” Her infectious joy on the dance floor and her talent with a needle and thread brought joy to those around her. In 1966, Lola welcomed her daughter Marissa Jackson into the world, marking the beginning of her journey as a devoted mother. In 1970, she married John McIntyre, her late husband, and together they welcomed another beautiful daughter, Katrina JacksonWalker, into their loving home.
Preceded in death by her parents and her dear brother Larry, Lola is survived by daughters Marissa Jackson and Katrina Jackson-Walker (Charles Walker), her six beloved grandchildren, Dejahnee Berry, Manuel Larrondo, Jr., Brijon Evans, Kyla Chung, Makayla Chung, and Caylin Chung; her three cherished great-grandchildren, Jaylin Wedlow, Ryan Larrondo, and Makai Larrondo; her siblings: Tobi Jackson Jr., Melvin Robinson, Elroy Jackson, Dennis Jackson, Victoria Martin, and Sandra Brassfield, and a plethora of nieces and nephews.
Lola McIntyre will forever be remembered as a woman
On Aug 10, 1931, Carl was born in Baltimore, MD to Rose and Morris Engle. He was the big brother to predeceased siblings, Hermine (Cissy) Paden and Peggy Wilcowsky. He was father to Annabelle Taylor Cahill, William Gutman and predeceased Kate Machado from his first marriage in MD.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Kathy Price Engle, his loving daughter, Jennifer EngleColtrin, and precious grandchildren, Maya and Amber Coltrin.
He will always be remembered for his hilarious personality, kindness and huge infectious smile. He loved the beach and lived first in Malibu and has resided in Santa Barbara for the past 35 years. Carl could be spotted daily at his favorite place, Hendry’s Beach reading in his car and enjoying the scene.
After a long career at Engle Advertising in West LA, he retired, moved up the coast and volunteered at the Channel Islands National Park in Oxnard & also dedicated over 5000 hours at the Santa Barbara Zoo. More recently, he worked at Vista Del Monte as a musically gifted happy hour pianist and favorite pool lifeguard.
He passed away peacefully on Sep 9, 2023 at Sarah House and will live on in our hearts forever. In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting the American Heart Association.
A wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother extraordinaire, Terry passed into her forever home having lived a rich life full of family who adored her.
Born in Chicago during a violent snowstorm to Mary (nee Daegling), and Jack Craig, Terry spent most of her youth on the North Shore in Wilmette and Winnetka, Illinois. She moved to Albuquerque with her family in her early teens and there contracted her lifelong love of the Southwest and horses. Terry graduated from the University of New Mexico majoring in History and minoring in English and Art and spent many years exploring diverse cultures with her husband and collecting art, the love of which she instilled in her children.
Terry’s first job dispatched her to San Francisco, where she met the dashing Naval Medical Officer, Brian Jarchow, with shared roots in Chicago. They were married in Albuquerque and immediately moved to Rochester, Minnesota, where Brian completed a medical residency in Radiology at the Mayo Clinic. Living in a Quonset hut for married students, their first 2 daughters were born. After Brian’s residency, the burgeoning family moved to Los Angeles where 2 sons joined the menagerie. A job offer in Santa Barbara took them up the coast to raise their family in the beauty of the Montecito foothills. There a daughter was born, completing the family.
Terry and Brian joined the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem through the Roman Catholic church and together they traveled to Lourdes, France, and the Holy Land, where they renewed their wedding vows at the location of the marriage feast and Jesus’ first miracle. Terry retired with the rank of Dame Grand Cross having supported the Holy Sepulchre’s work with the Bethlehem University reflecting its great compassion for all in need and desire for all young people to have a chance to succeed.
When their children were grown, Terry embarked on a second career. Having received a degree in equine management,
she began raising, breeding, showing, and training Peruvian Paso horses at their ranch in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Over the course of 30 years, Terry and Brian and Rancho de la Florecita achieved incredible success, breeding more than 100 horses, many which enjoyed exceptional show careers, winning national titles and awards. Their tireless commitment to building a world class breeding program through hard work, study, science, skill, and intuition, mixed with a little bit of luck, produced horses of exceptional quality, At the time of Rancho de la Florecita’s closing in 2013, it had become one of the premier breeding ranches in the country.
Terry’s love of horses was only surpassed by her love of her family. Nothing could bring her greater joy then having the growing family gather at the ranch, ride the horses, swim in the pool, and enjoy being together. The older riders rode in the Santa Barbara Old Spanish Days Fiesta parade for 25 years and the grandchildren rode in the Solvang 4th of July Parade for 15 years highlighting the beauty of the horses as they gaited down the parade routes.
Terry is survived by her five children, Therese Brown, Nancy Beckstrom (Lee), Craig Jarchow (Angela), Brian Jarchow (DeeDee), and Anne Vejvoda (Serge); 14 grandchildren, Barrett (Katie), Tessa, Andrew (Cacia), and Helen Brown, Katie Muller (Justin), Leanne Cary (Craig), Nyuol Tong Matiok, Megan Jarchow, Brian (Madeline), Connor and Chad Jarchow and Jack, Ella and Luke Vejvoda along with 10 great grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Maribel Jarchow and Mary Ann Craig and their children, and niece, Patricia Thurston.
The family wishes to thank the caregivers and staff at Valle Verde Assisted Living and the doctor, nurses and support staff involved with Assisted Hospice whose kindness and care were exemplary.
A small memorial was held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Montecito, CA. In lieu of flowers, we invite you to make a memorial donation to Villa Majella, the Santa Barbara home for unwed mothers founded in 1982 by Terry’s mother, Mary Craig, at www. villamajella.org/donate or to the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem Western Lieutenancy’s Bethlehem University at https://host.nxt.blackbaud.com/ donor-form/?svcid=renxt&fo rmId=d5d60551-949f-436c9cb6-a530f46756ab&envid=pLg0CTWZd7KrOtoA&zone=usa
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10/29/1966 - 9/9/2023
is an understatement; he was a memorable friend and he uplifted those around him and brought out the best in people.
Claude’s impact on the world was profound, and his influence reached far and wide. He truly exemplified what it meant to be a pillar of strength and inspiration.
Claude Lopez passed away unexpectedly on September 9, 2023. Claude was born on October 29, 1966, in Santa Barbara, California. He lived with his parents Rudy and Merideth Romero in Goleta. Claude graduated from Dos Pueblo High School and went on to study archeology at UCSB.
Claude loved sports and played football in High School and College. After Claude graduated UCSB, he met the love of his life, Danielle. Claude and Danielle were married for 35 years and during that time had two children, Claudia and Joseph. He raised his family on the Chumash Reservation.
Claude worked for Broken Drum Insulation, Kitchen Tune-Up, and the Chumash Casino in his younger years. His career began when he started working for the Chumash as the Lead cultural Archeological monitor for over twenty years. That was his passion. Claude was extremely knowledgeable of the Chumash culture, and always shared his wisdom with his friends and family.
Claude was a proud enrolled member of the Squamish Nation in Canada and also a descendant of the Chumash Tribe. Claude’s love for his family knew no bounds and he embraced every moment with them whether it was talking sports with his son or teaching his daughter how to rotate tires. He never stopped teaching everyone how to be productive members of society. He also loved traveling, and during his life traveled to different parts of the world. He had many hobbies like playing the drums, guitar, and boxing. He loved being outside and enjoyed gardening.
Claude cherished his role as a husband and loved spending time with his wife Danielle. Together, they shared a journey of adventure, growth and unconditional love. Claude was also a very proud grandpa to his grandchildren, instilling in them the values of perseverance, kindness and a thirst for knowledge. Saying that Claude was a good friend
He is survived by his wife Danielle, his two children Claudia and Joseph Lopez, and three grandchildren Delilah, Halo and AJ. He is preceded in death by his parents Rudolph and Merideth Romero and many other family members and friends. In the words of Claude “Big Love…inaminute”
A Celebration of Life/Grave side service will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery 2560 Baseline Avenue in Ballard at 11 am following a reception at the Tribal Hall 100 Via Juana Lane in Santa Ynez.
10/11/1950 - 8/24/2023
Toni was born to Joseph Christopher and Edith Frances Martinez on October 11, 1950, in Santa Barbara, CA. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and friend who brought joy and laughter to the lives of those around her. Sadly, Toni entered the gates of heaven on August 24, 2023, after a valiant 9-month battle with cancer. Throughout her illness, Toni displayed immense strength and resilience, never losing sight of her unwavering spirit and determination. Toni had a passion for culinary arts and found solace in the art of cooking. She had a knack for finding the most unique and delicious recipes, often cutting them out of magazines and compiling her own personal collection. Her kitchen was a place of warmth and creativity, where she would experiment with different flavors and create culinary masterpieces that delighted her loved ones. In addition to her love for cooking was her passion for making quilts. She enjoyed carefully choosing every piece of material and if you were fortunate to receive one you can believe it
was made with love. Toni was a lover of puzzles and board games as well. Toni worked at Raytheon for many years, retiring in 2017. She enjoyed her job and made life long friendships. Her favorite thing to tell people when they asked where she worked was that she had Top Secret Clearance for her job. Toni's kind heart and generous spirit were evident in all aspects of her life. She was always there to lend a helping hand, offer an encouraging word, or provide a listening ear to anyone in need. Her warm smile and infectious laughter could light up a room, and her presence brought comfort and solace to those around her. She assisted in the care of her beloved nephews Jon and David Barrios, and by thus “Nanny” was born. Toni became Nanny to all that knew her because of her caring and thoughtful nature. Her greatest joys were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She made it a point to be at every sporting event or school event. She was the biggest and best cheerleader always. If she could not be at an event, the kids knew to expect a phone, to hear all about it and to tell them how very proud she was of them. Toni is survived by her son, Gilbert Echevarria. (Marie) of Buellton, daughter Charolette Echevarria of Santa Barbara, sister Edith “Candy” Martinez of Santa Barbara, brother Mark Martinez (Peggy) of Paso Robles, granddaughters Amber Hamilton. (Trevor), Jessica Babcock, Michelle Herrera, and Kristy Echevarria. She also leaves behind five greatgrandchildren, Andrew, Brody, Christopher, Savannah and Kendall, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Toni's memory will forever live on in the hearts of her loved ones. She leaves behind a legacy of love, resilience, and unwavering faith. Though her physical presence may be gone, her spirit will continue to inspire and guide those who were fortunate enough to know her. As we mourn her loss, let us also celebrate the beautiful life she lived. Toni's legacy will forever be remembered, and her impact on our lives will never fade. May she rest in eternal peace, knowing that she was deeply loved and cherished by all. To her family and friends, please feel free to join us as we celebrate her life and pray for her journey Friday, September 22, 2023 at St Raphael’s Church 5444 Hollister Ave at 10:00am.
Herman Fogata, Jr. 9/29/1924 - 8/26/2023
daughter Deborah and son-inlaw Kelly. There, he embraced an active lifestyle, visiting the gym daily, attending concerts, engaging in discussions with neighbors, and working on his autobiography. Herman’s enthusiasm for life and his vibrant presence will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Herman Fogata, a dedicated and compassionate individual, peacefully passed away in Seal Beach, CA on August 26, 2023, at the age of 98. Born on September 29, 1924, in Socorro, Texas, Herman had a remarkable life filled with achievements and contributions to his community.
After completing his primary education at Our Lady of Guadalupe and graduating from Santa Barbara High School, Herman pursued higher education at Berkeley. Herman proudly served his country by joining the Navy and served as a Signalman, Second Class.
Following his military service, Herman embarked on a career dedicated to professional service and civil leadership. For over two decades, he served as the Executive Director of the East Los Angeles Regional Center. Herman also worked in government, spearheading community action projects and advocating for the rights of the disadvantaged and disabled. He played a pivotal role in organizing the first Spanish-Speaking conference to support parents with disabled children. Additionally, Herman shared his knowledge and expertise as a professor of Social Work at USC.
Herman’s thirst for knowledge was insatiable, and he was recognized as an avid reader and continuous learner. He could often be found engrossed in research, studying, and sharing his wisdom with others. Music, literature, and working on his computer outdoors were among his favorite pastimes.
Herman’s personal life was marked by love and family. He was married to Esther Carralejo until her passing in 2002. Together, they raised three daughters: Denita Greene, Veronica Aquino, and Deborah Whitlow. Herman’s memory will live on through his daughters, Denita and Deborah, who will forever cherish the values he instilled in them.
In his later years, Herman relocated to Leisure World, where he resided with his
Herman Fogata is survived by his loving daughters, Denita Greene and Deborah Whitlow. He leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and a profound commitment to making a difference in the lives of others. In addition to his daughters, Herman is survived by his grandchildren: Zack Greene, Patrick Aquino, Katrina Wanemacher, Alanah Aquino, and Jackson Whitlow. He also leaves behind great-grandchildren: Layla Wanemacher, Payton Wanemacher, and Thea Wanemacher. Herman Fogata’s passing is mourned by his family, friends, and the community he served with unwavering dedication. His contributions to society and his commitment to the wellbeing of others will forever be remembered and cherished.
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Family and friends of Laurie will be gathering on August 19th, 2023 to remember him and honor his legacy. He was a respected orthodontist, loyal member of the El Montecito and Summerland Presbyterian congregations, friend to many and devoted family man. The celebration of his life will be held at Summerland Presbyterian Church, 2400 Lillie Ave. Summerland, CA at 10:00 AM. All are welcome.
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BOMBAZO BURRITOS: CHILE VERDE BURRITO
Nearly 10 years ago, Chef Rene Herrera began selling homemade Mexican food including his signature pork chile verde and chicken chipotle burritos across town, setting up shop at SBCC during lunchtime and making daily deliveries. His jovial personality and killer food quickly made Bombazo Burritos a favorite for office parties and big gatherings.
In 2022, Bombazo Burritos began popping up in corner stores and gas stations across town, made fresh every morning and delivered to shops like Summit Gasoline on Milpas Street, the Carrillo Market & Deli, and the Harbor Market on the waterfront. When my local corner store began selling them a few months back, I realized right away that these were not your average gas-station burritos.
On the first bite, you can tell that the pork chile verde has been perfected over years. The process takes patience, said Herrera, who toasts the tomatillos and garlic before blending them with jalapeños, cilantro, and spices. The mixture is then poured over seared pork and onions to simmer together for a few more hours until it’s fall-apart tender.
HOOK’D BAR & GRILL: BEST DAM BURRITO
Not that you need a new reason to visit Lake Cachuma, especially after last winter’s storms filled the reservoir, the marina replaced the ancient dock, and the allure of fishing, wildlife peeping, and even disc golf makes the half-hour drive a no-brainer every day. But Hook’d Bar & Grill continues to pump up the edible jams, and their Best Dam Burrito amplifies the traditional formula by throwing smoked brisket into the mix.
Co-owner Craig Lingham, whose grandparents built the marina decades ago, trained as a chef in San Francisco before returning home to work, working at such restaurants as Succulent Café and Roost. With former commercial fisherman Dustin Farnum, he went back to his family roots in 2019 by opening Hook’d, where the sunny patio overlooks the lake; the well-stocked wooden bar is decorated with badger, bear, and boar heads; and the vibe is exponentially elevated above the usual campground café.
Alongside that brisket, which Lingham smokes for three hours before slow-cooking all night, the Best Dam Burrito stuffs Mexican rice, black beans, chopped onion, cilantro, tomatillo, and avocado salsa into the flour tortilla. Mine came with multiple salsas, and I recommend trying them all.
Each burrito is stuffed with rice, beans, and that chile verde (or grilled chicken or chorizo), ready to heat and eat. Try browning the burrito in a pan for a bit to meld the flavors together.
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4-10 a.m. at 235 W. Montecito St. (former Neighborhood Bar); until midnight at Mission Mini Mart Gas Station, 402 W. Mission St.; 24 hours a day at Summit Gasoline, 8 S. Milpas St. See @cateringbyrene on Instagram for more locations.
CORAZÓN COMEDOR: COMEDOR BREAK
As a surfer, it’s routine to consume a burrito after a day of salty waves. After taking my first bite of Corazón Comedor’s breakfast burrito, I knew where my new post-surf meal must be.
The burrito’s savory aromas were the first to hit my senses, as the golden, crunchy tortilla hugged the delectable farmers’ market eggs, Oaxaca cheese, diced potatoes, pico de gallo, crema, and chorizo inside. Melted to perfection, the cheese stretched from my lips down to my plate, and every bite had delicious pieces of the best chorizo I’ve ever tasted. The side of avocado salsa splashed freshness into the otherwise rich meal, and I couldn’t help but do a little jig in my seat after every bite.
Corazón Comedor, which sits on Victoria Street next to Ca’Dario, is owned by Ramon Valazquez, who discovered his love for cooking when spending time in his abuela’s kitchen in Guadalajara. Today, he brings her home into the kitchen by recreating the traditional dishes he loves. His own mother even adds a special touch to each dish, showing that food certainly tastes better when it is cooked from the soul. With or without waves, this is my new favorite Mexican restaurant in Santa Barbara.
Available 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 29 E. Victoria St.; (805) 679-5397; corazoncomedor.com
Lunch only. 116 Lakeview Dr., Lake Cachuma; (805) 350-8351; hookdbarandgrill.com
HOME PLATE GRILL: CHILI COLORADO MOJADO & TRAIN WRECK
Tucked into a Goleta strip mall, the Home Plate Grill offers a potent dose of hometown Americana, Central Coast hot sauces Pepper Plant, anyone? and two Burrito Week specials, which happily accommodate both.
It’s a quintessential local diner, with Dos Pueblos varsity plaques on the wall, a trio of TVs tuned to live sports, a gumball machine, and stainless-steel syrup dispensers glinting like Christmas bells. Not to mention the intoxicating aromas of an open kitchen.
Ken Johnston opened the Home Plate Grill in 2016 to join his brother Rusty, who ran the Roundin’ Third Sports Bar next door. Shortly thereafter, Rusty passed, but the combo of Sunday football and local energy effortlessly wafted into the Home Plate Grill.
This year’s burritos are the Train Wreck where eggs, tater tots, and homemade sausage gravy make for a creamy, addictive bite with extra texture from crispy bacon and the brand-new Colorado Mojado. “We took it for a test drive to get some customer input,” said Johnston with a smile, noting the pork in red sauce with rice, beans, and cheddar and cotija cheese was amped up to a wet burrito with sour cream and crunchy red onion. This customer is satisfied, and stuffed.
Available 8 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. 7398 Calle Real, Ste. C, Goleta; (805) 845-3323; homeplategoleta.com
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LOS ARROYOS: THE RUNAWAY BURRITO
Preparing to celebrate its 25th anniversary next March, Los Arroyos is a mighty name in our Mexican food scene, thanks to a quarter-century of serving satisfying, original recipes with consistently high-quality ingredients. Though the restaurant now runs locations in Goleta and Montecito, among others, the bright, cheery, and bustling spot that’s tucked between a pizzeria and pastrami shop on West Figueroa Street remains my favorite.
This week, at all three South Coast locations, they’re discounting the popular Runaway Burrito, which is packed with refried Peruano beans, addictive Mexican rice, shredded Jack cheese, homemade guacamole, and your choice of grilled chicken, steak, or pastor, all rolled into one fresh La Tolteca tortilla.
“We rely on the quality of ingredients,” said Maria Arroyo, Los Arroyos’ brand ambassador and social media coordinator. This extends to their salsa bar, which features a spice level for all palates. The steak Runaway was my personal favorite, but you can’t go wrong with any of their perfectly tender proteins.
“It’s an easy-to-eat, grab-and-go, simple but delicious burrito,” Arroyo explained. In an ever-changing world, at the end of the day, isn’t that all we really want?
14 W. Figueroa St., (805) 962-5541; 1280 Coast Village Rd., Montecito, (805) 969-9059; 5764 Calle Real, Goleta, (805) 770-8209; losarroyos.net
MAÍZ PICANTE TAQUERIA: AL PASTOR BURRITO & CARNITAS BURRITO
When Maíz Picante opened up on De la Vina Street last spring, I have to admit, I was so enamored by the Papa Rellena a mouthwatering combination of roasted potatoes topped with chipotle aioli, melted Monterey Jack cheese, and your choice of pastor, sirloin, chorizo, or chicken that I’ve faithfully ordered it at least once a month ever since. Thus, even though I’m a faithful customer, their Burrito Week specials were my first Maíz Picante burritos, but they definitely won’t be my last.
For both the Al Pastor Burrito and the Carnitas Burrito specials, Head Chef Paco starts with grated Monterey Jack cheese directly on the grill, followed minutes later with a flour tortilla on top, so the cheese melts in before the whole thing gets flipped and the meat and beans are added. While the base is identical for both burritos, and the meat in each one is pork, I was fascinated to taste, side by side, just how different the two flavors are.
The carnitas, which is braised pork that’s been shredded (the Mexican version of pulled pork), has a distinct smoky piquancy to it. And although carnitas can sometimes be dry, the Maíz Picante version is succulent and delicious. Pair it with the tomatillo salsa for even more depth.
The al pastor, which is spit-roasted pork in a homemade adobo with notes of both heat and citrus, is incredibly tender and tasty but somehow manages to still taste clean and, dare I say it, light. Pair it with the jalapeño salsa for a delightful kick.
Limit two burritos per customer. 2714 De la Vina St.; (805) 586-2272; maizpicante.com
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S.B. FOOD CONNECTION: CALIFORNIA BURRITO
Though rather new to being a brickand-mortar restaurant, having just opened in the summer of 2022, S.B. Food Connection is delivering the same level of homemade quality and comfortability that it started serving in 2012 as a food truck and catering operation. Located on the busy corner of Milpas and East Canon Perdido streets, the restaurant seems like it’s owned that block for decades, not just a year.
While also serving a full slate of burgers, salads, and other Mexican specialties, the permanent location doesn’t miss a beat with its California Burrito, delivering the San Diego–developed classic while maintaining freshness and taste. They’ve taken all the ingredients homemade guacamole, sour cream, beans, carne asada, and, yes, crunchy French fries and found an equilibrium that works. The tortilla-wrapped mixture of flavors and texture feels familiar yet exciting; everything fits and interlays cohesively and without domination.
S.B. Food Connection wants their guests to feel right at home, and this burrito is solid evidence: a comfortable, refreshing experience from a staple in our community that provides customers the care you’d expect from cooking at home.
Available Mon.-Fri., 1-7 p.m., and Sat, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 900 N. Milpas St.; (805) 869-2007; santabarbara foodconnection.com
TAQUERÍA LA UNICA: QUESEBIRRIA BURRITO & COSTRA REY BURRITO
The Los Agaves Group of restaurants is well known for its elevated Mexican food, and the Luna family’s newest spot, Taquería La Unica on upper State Street, is no exception. Though the counterservice style of the former Taco Bell and Dunkin’ Donuts location is a bit more stripped-down than, say, the Lunaowned Santo Mezcal and Flor de Maíz, the flavors are equally inventive. Their special Quesebirria Burrito offers comfort food of the highest order: The braised-beef birria, rice, and beans are wrapped in a warm blanket of tortilla and a second blanket of melted cheese, which you then dip, bite by delectable bite, into a warm bath of birria consomé, with savory notes of chili peppers, garlic, and spices. Yum!
Also on special for Burrito Week is the Costra Rey Burrito, a brighter, lighter combination that pairs the saltiness of pork al pastor which Mexico City–born Chef Gerardo Marin called “the real cuisine and flavors of Mexico” with the sweetness of pineapple chunks, for a unique texture. The whole thing is again wrapped “costra-style” in that unbeatable combo of flour tortilla with a crust of melted cheese. The novel flavors are more than enough on their own, but if you want another layer, I’m partial to the Salsa Puya, made with puya-dried chiles.
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Available 11 a.m.-5 p.m., dine-in only. 3771 State St.; (805) 689-5619; taquerialaunica.com
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TAQUERÍA SANTA BARBARA: AL PASTOR BURRITO
Taquería Santa Barbara is a restaurant that knows what it is and what the customers want. Having opened nearly four years ago across from The Granada Theatre, the restaurant draws a diverse crowd of customers, from construction workers to families to older Santa Barbarans. It is symbolic of Santa Barbara’s patient and uncomplicated beauty, reminiscent of Mexican flavors and culture that doesn’t waiver from its principles. And I must admit, anyone who tells you something simple can’t be spectacular clearly hasn’t gotten their Al Pastor Burrito.
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The house-marinated al pastor is wrapped comfortably inside a warmed and lightly toasted tortilla accompanied by beans, rice, cilantro, onions, and melted cheese that hugs and binds the ingredients together. The burrito itself isn’t overpowering, leaving you filled but not stuffed, and it carefully balances rich flavors while highlighting the al pastor, its crown jewel. If that doesn’t get your mouth watering, the accoutrement of creamy homemade pineapple salsa is smoky and sweet, kicking this burrito into high gear. Thirsty? Grab specialty cocktails, beer, or wine in a can, or try their homemade aguas frescas and horchatas, a fresh compliment to their delicious food.
1213 State St., Ste. A; (805) 869-6618; taqueriasb.com
YELLOW BELLY: MOTHER CLUCKER BURRITO
It feels a little funny to be ordering a burrito at Yellow Belly, which opened about nine years ago on De la Vina Street and quickly grew a reputation for creative burgers that complement the ever-rotating beer list. But the Mother Clucker is worth the request, landing somewhere between American wraps and Mexican burritos with all the texture and flavor to satisfy fans of either.
“We just tried to keep it YB,” said Chef Andrew Holmes of how they approached the burrito, which features fried chicken, cilantro rice, black beans, pickled onions, slaw, and Jack cheese in a flour tortilla with a side of house-made salsa verde that’s got just enough kick to require a slather on each bite. “Then we wondered, ‘What should we call this?’ ” explained Holmes. “The Mother Clucker!”
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For the chicken, Holmes went with dark meat, which works better in the burritos than the breast meat he uses for his popular fried chicken and chipotle club sandos. Those breaded nuggets provide the savory crunch, the slaw and onions add snap and tang, and the cheesy rice and beans deliver that comforting, homey feel. Add a Central Coast–made draught beer, hit the patio (or just stay at the bar), and your scene is set.
2611 De la Vina St.; (805) 770-5694; yellowbellytap.com
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THE ANDERSEN’S DANISH BAKERY & RESTAURANT: DESSERT BURRITO
A pastry burrito sounds exactly like something I dreamed up in a hunger craze, but The Andersen’s owners Charlotte and Birte Andersen deliver one better than I could have conjured. Not only did I feel like I was stepping onto the set of a tea party, but the Andersens themselves were in the kitchen crafting food for everyone!
The mother-daughter duo behind this family-taught business developed a soft, sugary, almond-flour tortilla that pairs nicely with the fluffy, sweet chocolate mousse. It even fulfills the burrito crunch craving with crisp strawberries, kiwis, and chocolate chip pieces. I was pleasantly surprised that the vanilla glaze on top had a hint of lavender among the herbs in it, which complemented the burst of flavor from a caramelized jalapeño topping. To my further delight, it was gluten-free Charlotte seems to get me.
VALIDATION ALE: ALL WRAPPED UP
Hidden in the heart of the Funk Zone lives a breakfast burrito for the ages. I never guessed that an industrial-chic brewery run by two techies Validation Ale would serve one of the most scrumptious breakfast offerings in town, but there’s something about the spot that makes you want to kick your feet up. And isn’t that what we’re doing when we order a breakfast burrito?
It’s all there in the All Wrapped Up tortilla, eggs, sausage, green pepper, onions, cheddar and then some: the enjoyably surprising crunch of tater tots. Chef Matt Marsit, who co-owns the kitchen component of Validation, seasons this number to perfection, and you can amplify that with the homemade creamy chipotle salsa on the side. While the All Wrapped Up is usually only available during brunch on Sundays, satisfying the football crowds, Marsit will make it every day this week.
This breakfast burrito isn’t for the timid it’s a buttery, cheesy indulgence. Indulge I did, in between sips of lemonade, and I was walking a bit slower by the time I left. But you won’t have that luxury. Run. Sprint. Take an e-bike. Get there!
—Anika Duncan 102 E. Yanonali St.; (805) 500-3111; validationale.com
PADARO BEACH GRILL: NACHO BURRITO
Come by as early as possible, because they can only hand-craft a limited number each morning. When they’re gone, they’re gone.
Until sold out every morning. 1106 State St.; (805) 962-5085; andersenssantabarbara.com
ON THE ALLEY: RISE N SHINE BURRITO
Locals know that the best way to avoid a wait at Brophy Brothers in the Santa Barbara Harbor is to visit their casual sister location, On the Alley. The same award-winning clam chowder and fish and chips can be enjoyed in minutes at the picnic tables located around the corner and, well, on the adjacent alley.
A better-kept secret is the fact that On the Alley opens at 6:30 every morning with a full breakfast menu, including the delicious Rise N Shine burrito. Scrambled eggs, your choice of grilled potatoes or tater tots, and your choice of cheese are folded into a gigantic flour tortilla with a hearty salsa fresca on the side to create a burrito experience that is definitely worthy of breakfast plus leftovers.
I visited on an overcast morning to get the sunrise vibe, mingling with fishermen who were fortifying before heading out to sea. Enjoy your burrito at the restaurant or perched on the breakwater, with arguably the best view in town.
If you’re not an early riser, never fear: The Rise N Shine burrito is available from dawn ’til dusk both at the harbor and at their Goleta location. —Sarah Sinclair
117 Harbor Wy., (805) 962-6315, onthealley.com; 7038 Marketplace Dr., Goleta, (805) 8458096, onthealleygoleta.com
It’s finally back, the one we’ve waited for: the Nacho Burrito! This delicious trip begins with cheddar and Jack cheese melted onto the tortilla, which is further layered with fresh shredded cabbage, large scoops of guacamole and sour cream, and crispy tortilla chips.
The kicker is the homemade chili con carne based on a recipe from owner Will Ransone. The blend of beans, meat, sauce, and spice adds a tasty flare as the entire thing melts in your mouth with each bite. This is everything a burrito needs, with a boost of extra crunch from those chips.
And don’t forget that their grassy spread is lush with palms and flowering plants, a lulling beach playlist, and a sand pit area for kids. I jumped at the chance to have this burrito, and you should too. Maybe if we buy enough, they’ll give it a permanent menu placement.
3765 Santa Claus Ln., Carpinteria; (805) 566-9800; padarobeachgrill.com
SUPER CUCAS: CUCAS BURRITO
You’d be hard pressed to engage in a debate over Santa Barbara’s most prolific burrito establishments without someone proclaiming Cucas as the GOAT. And yes, their classic burrito with choice of meat with rice, beans, onion, and cilantro is a go-to for many. But as a faithful vegetarian okay fine, pescatarian, lest those familiar with my affinity for sushi light me up in the comment section I had my eyes on a different prize: a vegan one.
It’s true: The same Santa Barbara institution that has been serving up tantalizing pastor and mouth-watering asada since 1991 now has my non-animal-product-consuming compatriots covered on the burrito front. Much credit is due to vegan innovator Dalan Moreno of Rascal’s, who proposed the new menu items to Cucas in 2019.
I opted for the Vegan Burrito #2 with soya pastor, rice, beans, guacamole, potatoes, and grilled veggies, which included the crunch of finely chopped celery, a surprising albeit welcomed addition. Unmistakably Cucas, undeniably delicious; vegan folk rejoice.
I know what you, the carnivorously minded reader, might be wondering: “Does it taste like meat?” And honestly, I don’t care if it does or it doesn’t. It. Tastes. Good. And when you’re looking for an elevated burrito-consuming experience, isn’t that what matters most?
Regular and vegan burritos are both on the menu this Burrito Week, and the sheer mass of these tortilla-wrapped heavyweights may make them the best value of the Burrito Week bunch.
Available during normal hours. 626 W. Micheltorena St., (805) 962-4028; 2023 Cliff Dr., Ste. 1A, (805) 966-3863; 6527 Madrid Rd., (805) 770-3806; supercucasrestaurant.com
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he makes what he likes. “It’s my favorite thing to eat,” he said of the irresistibly meaty-cheesy quesotacos he serves by the truckload at downtown’s Yona Redz. “And I made a business out of it.”
Estrada brings the same successful personal formula to the Birria Burrito. “This combo is what I like in a burrito,” he explained. We like it too. A lot.
The restaurant’s signature beef birria named best on the Central Coast at this year’s Latino Business Awards is stewed for so long in a deep-red broth of chilis and spices that it falls to pieces with just the tap of a cleaver. It’s tucked next to Peruano beans, Spanish rice, melty cheese, leaves of cilantro, and crunchy onions, all of it wrapped in a slightly toasted tortilla the color of saffron from being dipped in the same broth.
Sounds super heavy, right? Somehow, it’s not. Estrada ascribes that to the freshness of their ingredients and how the richness of the birria is offset by the tangy bite of onion and cilantro. But if you do want to push the limits of decency, you can order the burrito with a side of slightly-spicy beef consommé for dipping.
Or go the other way and check out Yona Redz’s veggie and potato options. There are plenty. Estrada enjoys those too. “I don’t look at it as work,” he said.
Available 5 p.m.-close, or until supplies run out. 532 State St.; (805) 324-4039; yonaredz.com
EL ZARAPE: PICO DE GALLO NOPALITOS BREAKFAST BURRITO
Grilled cactus, scrambled eggs, pico de gallo, a touch of jalapeño pepper, wrapped in a flour tortilla, and slightly toasted on the grill. Green or red salsa on the side.
Raul Gil wanted to do something different this year for Burrito Week. “Something with a little novelty,” said the owner of El Zarape, a San Andres staple for more than two decades. So Gil picked an ingredient common in Mexican cuisine but perhaps still unfamiliar to some: nopales, or cactus specifically, the Mickey Mouse–earshaped pads of the prickly pear cactus.
El Zarape’s Pico de Gallo Nopalitos Breakfast Burrito is brimming with pieces of the grilled and diced cacti, which has a crisp, slightly tart taste and a texture close to a cooked green bean. They are ratioed perfectly with scrambled eggs, whole beans, and pico de gallo touched with jalapeño. There’s enough heat without it, but for those like me who like a lot of spice, a side of crushed habanero salsa is available. I went with a watermelon agua fresca to drink, which turned out to be the ideal pairing.
Gil sources his fresh nopales from a few different vendors in town, including his brother, Jose, who grows them on his ranch and operates another mainstay of Santa Barbara Mexican fare, El Sitio. In fact, Gil said, the region of Zacatecas, Mexico, where he and his brother were born and raised, is the country’s main producer of the vegetable, a popular food choice during Lent.
Last year’s Burrito Week submission from El Zarape another breakfast number with pasilla chiles and avocado proved so tasty and popular that it overwhelmed the kitchen, Gil said. So this year they’re narrowing the sales window from 6:30-11 a.m. with a limit of two burritos per customer.
Available 7-11 a.m., Mon.-Fri., and all day Sat.-Sun. 1435 San Andres St.; (805) 899-2711; elzarape santabarbara.com
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LOS AGAVES: GARDEN, PASTOR, CHICKEN, OR CARNITAS BURRITO
I’ve always had a soft spot for Los Agaves. They’re everything that’s beautiful about a family-owned Mexican restaurant: original recipes, warm hospitality, and handmade goodness paired with the efficiency, consistency, and the expansive menu of a much larger enterprise. There’s something for everyone, and their multiple Burrito Week specials follow suit.
“At Los Agaves Restaurant, we’ve witnessed the incredible and enduring love affair that people have with burritos,” said owner Carlos Luna. “We’re always excited to participate in Burrito Week and celebrate the burrito obsession that unites us all. We take pride in being a go-to destination for every burrito craving.”
Meat lovers can choose from pastor, chicken, or carnitas rolled up in a flour tortilla with brown beans, rice, cheese, lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, and fresh pico de gallo. Going meatless? Order their Garden Burrito loaded with a rainbow of grilled zucchini, bell pepper, carrots, beans, rice, Jack cheese, lettuce, sour cream, and pico de gallo. I can attest that every version is heavenly, and with three locations across town, there’s no excuse not to get your fix.
Available 11 a.m.-5 p.m. for dine-in only. 600 N. Milpas St.; 2911 De la Vina St.; 7024 Marketplace Dr., Goleta; los-agaves.com
BEAST TAQUERIA: CHORIZO AND EGG BURRITO
Within M. Special Brewery on State Street is where you can find and slay the Beast. Beast Taqueria, that is: the newest concept from Chef Ramon Velazquez and his chain of fresh, authentic Mexican-cuisineinspired restaurants.
Since opening this summer, Beast aims to match the fun, easygoing brewery vibe by featuring fresh vegetables from the farmers’ market, which is conveniently right outside their operation on State Street every Tuesday. The menu features traditional starters such as nachos and fresh ceviche and specialty tacos such as mulitas, fish, and quesa tacos, all served out of the vibrantly painted kitchen.
Beast’s special offering for the next seven days is a hearty chorizoand-egg breakfast burrito. I had the privilege to watch Chef Neri Velasco prepare my burrito from start to finish, layering the chorizo and eggs on a tortilla with crusted cheese from the plancha, along with pickled jalapeño, pico de gallo, and crisp tater tots. After wrapping the burrito, the chef placed it back onto the plancha for a perfectly crispy crunch. One bite into the flavorful breakfast burrito and my day had already been made. I’d recommend grabbing a friend and coming this Sunday morning to sip M. Special beer, chomp this Beast, and enjoy some football.
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LITTLE HEART CAFECITO: LOS ALAMOS BURRITO
Situated right next to its big sis Corazón Cocina, Little Heart Cafecito has been quietly courting admirers since first opening in the Santa Barbara Public Market on Valentine’s Day in 2021. Using locally roasted coffee from Handlebar Coffee Roasters, Guadalajara-raised Chef Ramon Velazquez has crafted a drink menu that in addition to traditional drip coffee and espresso based drinks such as cappuccinos, macchiatos, and cortados, offers a variety of Mexico inspired Especiales, including a Churro Latte, Oaxacan Mocha, and Dirty Horchata (a riff on a dirty chai), as well as four varieties of Mexican hot chocolate.
In addition to its delectable drinks, this little café also serves up some seriously satisfying Mexican breakfast fare, which ranges from the traditional (chilaquiles and migas) to the contemporary (breakfast tacos boasting everything from broccolini to short-rib birria). Sitting somewhere in between those categories are their breakfast burritos, including Little Heart Cafecito’s first-ever Burrito Week offering: the Los Alamos Burrito. Wrapped in a grilled-to-perfection, house-made flour tortilla, this classic breakfast burrito is filled with farmers’ market scrambled eggs, bacon, Jack cheese, pico de gallo, and tater tots. Bursting with flavor but not at the seams, the neatly packed Los Alamos Burrito is like a valentine to your stomach delivered straight from the heart.
9 a.m.-2 p.m. S.B. Public Market, 38 W. Victoria St.; (805) 845-0282; corazoncocinasb.com/little-heart
BLUEWATER GRILL: FIRECRACKER SHRIMP & PANKO CHICKEN
Among the seven locations for the Bluewater Grill in California is one at the trendy intersection of Helena Avenue and Cabrillo Boulevard, around the corner from Lighthouse Skate Shop and Wheel Fun bike rentals, at the edge of the Funk Zone and the Pacific Ocean.
Long the home of Castagnola’s Lobster House, owned and operated by the commercial fishing family that dates their time in Santa Barbara to 1896, the spot was renovated a decade or two ago to add a lighthouse structure and housed a Rusty’s Pizza Parlor before the Newport Beach–based restaurant arrived in 2016. The corporation’s renovations added a second story with an upstairs bar and a balcony overlooking Stearns Wharf and the boats docked at the Harbor beyond. The main floor has views of the base of Mission Creek, where ducks swim in the green waters.
Two burritos were specially composed for Burrito Week, when they’ll be served during happy hour only. One contains deep-fried shrimp marinated in firecracker sauce with coconut ginger rice flecked with pico de gallo and cheese. The deep-fried panko chicken burrito is lightly spiced with pico de gallo and Jack cheese that complement the chipotle dirty-rice filler. A tomatillo sauce adds grace to the plate.
Available during happy hour, Mon.-Fri., 3-6 p.m. 15 E. Cabrillo Blvd.; (805) 845-5121; bluewatergrill.com
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As always, find the complete listings online at independent.com/events. Submit virtual and in-person events at independent.com/eventsubmit
9/21: Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation Presents The Power Within with Victoria Arlen ESPN host, Dancing with the Stars semi-finalist, gold and silver Medalist swimmer, and inspirational speaker Victoria Arlen will talk about her recovery and rehabilitation after her diagnosis of two rare neurological disorders at age 11. 7pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. GA: $26-$36. Call (805) 963-0761 or email firstname.lastname@example.org lobero.org
9/29-9/30: Old Solvang Real Ghost Hunting Tour: The Haunt This haunt will combine authentic ghost hunting of the town’s haunted architecture with engrossing storytelling steeped in eerie tales of their phantom residents. Perfect for families, couples, and even children. Tours go through October 31. 8pm. The Haunt Ghost Tours, Solvang City Center, 1635 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang. The Skeptic: $49; Ghost Hunter: $55. Call (415) 446-1580 or email info@thehaunt ghosttours.com thehauntghosttours.com/tours/solvang
9/21: S.B. Maritime Museum Film Screening and Q&A: Disaster at Devil’s Jaw
Watch a screening about the greatest U.S. naval tragedy before Pearl Harbor when seven speeding destroyers of the U.S. Navy crashed into the ragged California coastline of Honda Point on September 8, 1923. A Q&A with producer/director Lee Abbott will follow. 6pm. S.B. Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Wy., Ste. 190. Free-$20. Call (805) 962-8404. sbmm.org/santa-barbara-events
9/21: Trail Talks: Exploring Mount Pinos and the Chumash Wilderness Join local author James Wapotich as he shares images, stories, and a presentation about Mount Pinos, the tallest mountain in our area, followed by a Q&A. 6:30-7:30pm. S.B. Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Free Call (805) 962-7653 or email email@example.com. tinyurl.com/TrailTalkSep21
9/21-9/23, 9/26-9/27: Sunflower Garden Walk Stroll through a garden of 1,000 sunflowers, visit an edible garden of fruits and vegetables, and get inspired to plant a fall garden. 10am. Paradise Farm Nursery, 909 Carlo Dr., Goleta. Free. Call (805) 681-1151. tinyurl.com/SunflowerGardenSep21
9/21: UNA S.B. Peace Prize Award Event Intentionally held on the International Day of Peace, this year’s event, with a theme of Women Innovating Good Health and Wellbeing for the World, will honor this year’s awardees, Sharon Allen from World Telehealth Initiative and Elsa Granados from Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (STESA). 5pm. Pascucci’s Restaurant, 509 State St. $25-$40. Call (805) 680-9445 or email firstname.lastname@example.org tinyurl.com/2023UNA-PeacePrize
FARMERS MARKET SCHEDULE
Carpinteria: 800 block of Linden Ave., 3-6:30pm
FRIDAY 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
Shows on Tap Shows on Tap
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
9/22: Lobero Live Presents Keb’ Mo’, Robert Ickes, Trey Hensley Five-time Grammy Award–winning artist Keb’ Mo’ will bring his country, soul, and blues sound from the past 50 years and tracks from his latest album, Good to Be. 7:30pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $50-$131. Call (805) 963-0761 or email email@example.com lobero.org
9/22: Isla Vista Recreation & Park District Presents Movies in the Park: Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken Watch 2023’s animated story of a shy adolescent who learns she comes from a fabled royal family of legendary sea krakens. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided while supplies last. 7:30pm. Anisq’Oyo’ Park Amphitheater, 950 Embarcadero Del Mar, Isla Vista. Free. Rated PG. Call (805) 968-2017. independent.com/ events/movies-in-the-park-6
9/23: Friends of the Poor 5K Charity Walk/Run Join this easy, family-oriented 5K (3.5 mile) walk on flat terrain from St. Joseph Church through downtown Carpinteria to the State Beach Boardwalk and return to a festive after-walk celebration.
9/21: Satellite S.B. Brett Hunter Band, 6pm. 1117 State St. Free. Call (805) 364-3043. satellitesb.com
3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Call (805) 686-4785. mavericksaloon.com/eventcalendar
9/22-9/23: Topa Topa Brewing Co. (Ojai) Fri.: Dan Greer, 6pm. $10. Sat.: The Van Allen Twins, 6pm. 345 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. Free. Ages 21+. Call (805) 798-9079. topatopa.beer/pages/ happenings
9/21-9/24, 9/26-9/27: SOhO
Restaurant & Music Club Thu.: Mendeleyev, 8pm. $15. Fri.: Groundation, 9pm. $30-$35. Ages 21+. Sat.: Roosevelt, Discovery Zone, 8pm. $30. Ages 21+. Sun.: Janis Mann Quartet: The Look of Love The Songs of Burt Bacharach, 7:30pm. $20-$25. Tue.: Benefit for White Buffalo Land Trust: Pete Muller, The Kindred Souls, 7:30pm. $20-$25. Wed.: Jerry Garcia Mystery Band, Porch Critter, 6:15pm. $15-$20. 1221 State St. Call (805) 962-7776. sohosb.com
9/21-9/24: Lost Chord Guitars Thu.: Jimbo Scott & Yesterday’s Biscuits, Jeff Berkley, 8pm. $21. Fri.: Brad Colerick, Chauncey Bowers, Cynthia Carle, 7pm. $26. Sat.: Songwriters at Play Tribute to Paul Simon, 8pm. $21. Sun.: The Young Fables, 8pm. $11. 1576 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang. Ages 21+. Call (805) 331-4363. lostchordguitars.com
9/22: Brass Bear Uptown Austin Rath, 5pm. 3302 McCaw Ave. Free. Call (805) 8694014 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
9/22: S.B. Sailing Center Music on the Water Ross Harper, 6:30pm. S.B. Sailing Center, 302 W. Cabrillo Blvd. $85. Call (805) 962-2826 or email email@example.com tinyurl.com/MusicOnTheWater
9/22: Uptown Lounge Mark Alvarado, The Trio, 6pm. DJ A Bomb, 9pm. 3126 State St. Call (805) 845-8800. uptownlounge805.com/events
9/22-9/24, 9/27: Maverick Saloon Fri.: The Molly Ringwald Project, 9pm. $10. Sat.: Porch Critter, 1pm. Tex Pistols, 8:30pm. Free Sun.: Teddy Spanke, noon-4pm. Free Wed.: Darrell Scott, 7pm. $34.16.
9/22-9/23, 9/27: The Blue Owl Fri.: Natalie Espinoza, 7pm. Will Stephens Band, 11pm. Sat.: Sea Street Jazz, 7pm. Brandon Kinalele and Friends, 11pm. Wed.: Rat Pack Showcase and Open Mic, 6pm. 5 W. Canon Perdido St. Contact venue for price. Ages 21+. Call (805) 705-0991. theblueowlsb.com/event
9/23: S.B. Bowl Daniel Caesar, Orion Sun, 7pm. $50.50-$84.50. 1122 N. Milpas St. Call (805) 962-7411. sbbowl.com
9/23-9/24: Hook’d Bar and Grill Sat.: The New Vibe, 4pm. Sun.: Bryan Titus Trio, 1pm. 116 Lakeview Dr., Cachuma Lake. Free. Call (805) 350-8351. hookd barandgrill.com/music-on-the-water
9/23-9/24: S.B. Wine Collective Sat.: Brandon Kinalele, 2:30pm. Sun.: Christopher Reyne, 2:30pm. 131 Anacapa St., Ste. C. Free. Call (805) 456-2700. facebook.com/santabarbarawine collective.events/
9/23: Arrowsmith’s Wine Bar Rusty Lindsey and Friends, 7pm. 1539 Mission Dr., Solvang. Free. Call (805) 686-9126 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. arrowsmithwine.com/events
9/24: Cold Spring Tavern Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan, 1:30-4:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call (805) 967-0066. coldspringtavern.com
9/25: The Red Piano Church on Monday: Sugarmill Slim, 7:30pm. 519 State St. Free. Call (805) 358-1439. theredpiano.com
9/27: Carr Winery Kinsella Brothers, 5:30pm. 414 N. Salsipuedes St. Free. Ages 21+. Call (805) 965-7985 or email info@ carrwinery.com carrwinery.com/event
2023 SLOPOKE: A Fine Art of the West Exhibition and Sale This exhibition celebrates the scenery, wildlife, ranch life, and history of the American West through painting, sculpture, and photography from artists across the country. Contemporary American artist Peter Adams will serve as the guest artist and jurist beginning with the opening-night artists’ reception. Fri.: 5:30-7:30pm; Sat.: 10am-5pm; Sun.: 10am-4pm. Flag Is Up Farms, 901 E. Hwy. 246, Solvang. $25. Call (805) 773-8057. the-slopoke.com
All donations will help the disadvantaged in S.B. and Ventura counties. 8am. St. Joseph Church, 1500 Linden Ave., Carpinteria. Freedonations accepted. Call (805) 453-2916 or email email@example.com tinyurl.com/5KCharityWalk
9/23: Girls Inc. of Carpinteria’s An Enchanted Evening in Bloom Don enchanted attire that evokes fairies, flowers, and butterflies for an evening of games, music, drinks, appetizers and dinner, a reception to honor Lynda Fairly and John Franklin, and auctions with funds that will provide scholarships for girls. 5pm. Girls Inc. Carpinteria, 5315 Foothill Rd, Carpinteria. $150. Call (805) 684-6364 or email firstname.lastname@example.org girlsinc-carp.org
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Creek Week 2023 Involve yourself in this annual celebration of our creeks, watersheds, and ocean. Participate in a coastal cleanup, Beautify Goleta free bulky item drop off, Creek Week Art Contest Reception, yoga, walking tours, bike rides, a falconer demonstration, and more. Visit the website for the full schedule and locations. Creek Week goes through September 30. sbcreekweek.com
9/23: S.B. Blues Society Presents The West Coast Blues All-Stars Hear blues from legendary musicians Fred Kaplan (piano), Junior Watson (guitar), and saxophonist and singer Terry Hanck with guitarist Cameron Nichoson of local band East Valley Road to open the show. 7:15pm. Carrillo Recreation Center, 100 E. Carrillo St. $10-$45. Call (805) 668-6884 or email email@example.com sbblues.org
9/24: Wildling Museum of Art and Nature Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: California National Parks: Stories of Water This juried exhibition will showcase California’s nine national parks and will feature 37 artists and 39 selected artworks juried from a pool of more than 240 submissions by artists across the U.S. The exhibit will show through February 19, 2024. 3-5pm. Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, 1511-B Mission Dr., Solvang. Free. Call (805) 688-1082. Read more on pg. 39. wildlingmuseum.org/programs-events
9/24: Lobero Live Presents Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Dave Hause & the Mermaid Take in a night of southwestern pop and Americana from Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers with Americana punk band Dave Hause & the Mermaid to open the show. 7pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. GA: $35; VIP: $81. Call (805) 963-0761or email firstname.lastname@example.org lobero.org
9/24: Ojai Concerts Presents Gregg Karukas Grammy Award–winning keyboardist, composer, and producer Gregg Karukas will be performing his genre-crossing blend of smooth jazz, Brazilian, New Age, and R&B pop sound with a reception to follow. 3pm. Logan House, Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, 8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd., Ojai. $40. Call (805) 646-3381 or email beatricewoodcenter@gmail .com beatricewood.com/schedule.html
9/25: Free Noon Concert Series: Maya Illusions Join for 30 minutes of mindful midday music from Teleman to Joplin and Johnny Mandel with Heather Clark (flute), Sal Lozano (flute and saxophone), Vicki Ray (piano), and William Wood (bassoon). 12:1512:45pm. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. Suggested goodwill offering: $10. Call (805) 965-7419. trinitysb.org/upcomingevents
9/26: Benefit for White Buffalo Land Trust: Peter Muller & The Kindred Souls Take in the sounds of folk with classic pop charm with harmony-rich songs that explore American roots and soul music. Funds raised will go toward White Buffalo Land Trust to develop systems of regenerative agriculture for local, regional, and global impact 7:30pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St. Call (805) 962-7776. sohosb.com
9/27: S.B. Audubon Society Presents Following the Phalaropes: A Journey Along the Migration Route of a Shorebird Nora Livingston, lead naturalist and field seminar presenter at the Mono Lake Committee, will talk about the natural history of the Wilson’s phalarope and her journey following them from Mono Lake, a major phalarope migration staging area, to Laguna Mar Chiquita in Argentina, where some 60 percent of the Wilson’s phalarope population winters. 7:30pm. Farrand Hall, S.B. Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol. Free. Call (805) 964-1468. santabarbara audubon.org/events
9/27: Decorative Fall Door Sign Class All-level crafters are welcome to create a hanging fall-themed design with a vinyl decal using Cricut Design Space. No experience necessary. 6-8pm. The Crafter’s Library, 9 E. Figueroa St. $40. Call (805) 770-3566. thecrafterslibrary.com/calendar
9/27: S.B. Reads Presents Dreamers Family Storytime and Crafts Join this family-friendly reading in English and Spanish of Yuyi Morales’s beautifully illustrated picture book and memoir, Dreamers (2018), about the gifts “migrantes” bring when they leave their homes. Create a collage about your dreams after the reading. Únete a esta lectura familiar en inglés y español del libro ilustrado y de memorias Dreamers, de Yuyi Morales, sobre los regalos que traen los inmigrantes cuando abandonan sus hogares. Crea un collage sobre tus sueños después de la lectura 2:30pm. Eastside Library, 1102 E. Montecito St. Free. Call (805) 963-3727 or email librarypr@ santabarbaraca.gov. tinyurl.com/SBReads-Dreamers
9/27: A Talk by Betsy J. Green: Behind the Scenes at the “Flying A” Author and contributing writer for the S.B. Independent Betsy J Green will talk about how S.B. became the center of the movie-making world in 1913 when Chicago-based American Film Manufacturing Company opened Flying A, which produced more than 1,200 films. 5:30pm. S.B. Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra St. Free-$15. Call (805) 966-1601. sbhistorical.org/events
9/27: Newsmakers with Jerry Roberts Presents Citizen McCaw Watch a screening of this 2008 documentary that chronicles the heartbreaking destruction of Santa Barbara’s historic daily newspaper in 2006-2007 followed by a discussion with key players in the NewsPress meltdown. 7pm. The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St. Free Call (805) 884-4087. Read more on pg. 41. luketheatre.org/events
9/27: State Street Job Fair The S.B. Public Library invites job seekers with the opportunity to connect with more than 100 employers actively seeking committed, hardworking, and enthusiastic individuals to fill immediate openings in various organizations and industries throughout the S.B. area. Food and drinks will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register online. 3-5pm. 700-800 blocks of State St. Free. Call (805) 962-7653. tinyurl.com/SB-JobFair
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Nancy Yaki, “Holding Stratus Pose, Tenaya Lake“ (Yosemite), 2023, acrylic on canvas
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Folk Orchestra Goes Medieval: September Concerts Experience the medieval sounds from the Dark Ages (between the 5th and 14th centuries) of Germany, Spain, France, Sweden, Iceland, and more that will mix orchestral strings with hurdy-gurdy, crumhorn, gemshorn, harp, recorder, and bagpipe. Sat.: 4pm. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. $35; Sun.: 3pm. El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park Chapel, 123 E. Canon Perdido St. $50. Call (805) 260-3223 or email adam@folkorchestraSB.com folkorchestrasb.com
9/23: Trinity Gardens Presents Renaissance in the Garden Fundraiser Dress for the occasion and put on your bum rolls, busks, breeches, and doublets to enjoy delicious food, local mead, and live music by Glendessary Jam; make flower-crowns, learn about gardening, and shop crafts, all to raise money for programs at the Garden. 5-8pm. Trinity Gardens, 909 N. La Cumbre Rd. Donation: $35. Ages 21+. Email email@example.com trinitygardenssb.org
9/23: Autumnal Equinox Beer Dinner Barbareño and Ojai Valley Brewery will serve a family-style, four-course meal paired with beers on the outdoor patio with live music and insight on the herbs used from local expert Lanny Kaufer. 6:30pm. Ojai Valley Brewery & Winery, 307 Bryant St., Ojai. $75. Call (717) 817-4740 or email nathaniel firstname.lastname@example.org tinyurl.com/EquinoxBeerDinner
9/24: Fall Equinox Sunset Harvest Bazaar This all-ages celebration of fall will offer handmade crafts, jewelry, artwork, spiritual readers, raffles, and giveaways with sounds provided by DJ KiaOra Fox. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Register online. 6-9:30pm. Kimpton Canary Hotel Rooftop, 31 W. Carrillo St. Ages 12 and under: free; GA: $7. Call (805) 450-2484 or email email@example.com puralunaapothecary.com/pages/events
9/24: S.B. Revels Presents Equinox: A Concert in Celebration of the Changing Seasons A diverse ensemble of musical and vocal artists will perform “Galway Bay,” “The Rising of the Moon,”“Pájaro cu,” and more along with traditional favorites such as “Wild Mountain Thyme” and “Loch Lomond” with the opportunity to sing along. Dramaturg Anna Jensen will talk about the background and origins of the styles encompassed in the performance along with a reception and an opportunity to meet the artists. 2:304:30pm. Godric Grove, Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Rd. $35-$40. Call (805) 364-4630. santabarbararevels.org
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THE PURPLE MARTIN: Flying Under the Radar
If Adrian O’Loghlen had his way, the purple martin would be given the title of Santa Barbara’s County Bird (there is currently no such designation). O’Loghlen, along with fellow birder Glenn Kincaid and other members of the Santa Barbara Audubon Society, has been monitoring the few remaining nesting pairs of martins in our county in and around Nojoqui Falls Park. They originally began their
census work in part to test the commonly held theory that European starlings were driving purple martins out of their nesting areas. The species has faced a precipitous decline in Southern California, especially since the 1960s, when starlings began to thrive here and both species nest in tree holes. Today, the handful of pairs that remain in our county constitutes one of the largest breeding groups in Southern California. It’s likely that insecticides are also playing a role in the bird’s demise. They were once considered a common bird in the west, even breeding in urban areas. In fact, in 1923, 12 were observed nesting in the building of what is now the Santa Barbara Museum of Art downtown.
The largest member of the swallow family, purple martins are stunning birds. The male is an iridescent blue-purple, at a distance often appearing all black. The female is gray underneath, with a matching gray collar around her neck. They feed and drink exclusively on the wing. The diet consists of flying insects, and they have a particular predilection for dragonflies.
There are several distinct populations of martins in North America. The eastern population is doing rather well, largely because they have different nesting requirements than that of their western cousins. Before Europeans settled the east, Native Americans would hang up empty gourds in which the martins would nest. Nowadays, eastern birds nest almost exclusively in human-provided martin houses, and they have done so for some time.
John James Audubon actively looked for taverns with martin houses to choose his lodgings. In 1831, he wrote, “Almost every country tavern has a martin box on the upper part of its sign-board; and I have observed that the handsomer the box, the better does the inn generally prove to be.”
Unfortunately, martins in Southern California are much pickier and will only nest in natural cavities in trees. O’Loghlen and Kincaid have seen no evidence that European starlings are driving the birds from their nesting sites, at least not with our local birds. As O’Loghlen told me, local starlings tend to be early nesters, while martins don’t begin breeding
until June with the young fledging in July. In August, they begin their marathon migration and fly south to spend the winter, feeding by day over the savannas and agricultural fields of Brazil and Bolivia. At night, they flock to roost in the trees of village plazas.
Purple martins are loyal to breeding sites, returning year after year to their favored trees. And therein lies part of the problem for our local birds. The main stronghold is in Nojoqui Falls County Park and the surrounding area, where the birds nest exclusively in western sycamore trees. In recent years, many dead limbs have been removed from the sycamores because of perceived safety issues. To compound the problem, because of concerns with their power lines, the local electrical company has also removed some key limbs that martins used. At Nojoqui, the regeneration of sycamore trees is actively curtailed; if this practice continues, the site will have no maturing sycamores for the martins to return to when the old trees eventually die.
At Alisal Ranch, the other known local nesting site, two roadside trees that had contained several nests were cut down, and martins have not returned to breed in the area since then.
For most people, purple martins are flying under the radar they are an unknown treasure. When O’Loghlen and Kincaid talk to park officials and visitors, they are completely unaware of the martins’ existence. This is something that the Audubon Society is anxious to change before we lose these birds as part of our local fauna. Perhaps if martins were to be designated as Santa Barbara’s County Bird, as O’Loghlen suggests, more people would pay attention to the plight of these beautiful, enigmatic globetrotters.
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Hugh Ranson is a member of Santa Barbara Audubon Society, a nonprofit organization that protects area birdlife and habitat and connects people with birds through education, conservation, and science. For more information, see santabarbaraaudubon.org.
Even Most Birders Are Unfamiliar with the Presence of These Beauties
by Hugh Ranson, Member of the Santa Barbara Audubon Society
GLENN KINCAID PHOTOS
The male purple martin is a stunning bird.
A male martin brings food to his nestlings.
A female martin with nesting material
FOLK-POP/ AMERICANA POP-ROCK FUNK
& THE GOOD VIBES DUB REGGAE
Sat 9/23 8:00 pm
WE THE BEAT PRESENTS ROOSEVELT WITH DISCOVERY ZONE ELECTRONIC / DANCE
Sun 9/24 7:30 pm
JANIS MANN QUARTET
THE LOOK OF LOVE:
SONGS OF BURT BACHARACH
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Water that essential and often-elusive element so critical to our very existence is the subject of a new juried exhibition focusing on California national parks at the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature in Solvang.
Juried Art Exhibition Explores Water in Its Many Forms at Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
by Leslie Dinaberg
Titled California National Parks: Stories of Water, the exhibition explores various impacts of water and sometimes the lack of it in our national parks, with artists using through a wide range of media and techniques, from acrylic, oil, and watercolor paintings to photography, mixed media, and textile art. The exhibit features 37 artists and 39 selected artworks juried from a pool of more than 240 submissions by artists across the U.S., competing for $4,000 in awards.
“It is a great exhibition, focused on an important and worthy subject. I have a deep appreciation for our national parks and the part that art has played in raising awareness of these treasured places,” said Nathan Vonk, owner of Santa Barbara’s Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery, who judged the impressive number of entries.
“The submitted work was really extraordinary, making it wonderfully difficult to pick the final pieces. I’ll be very excited to see them all installed in the Wildling,” he said.
For Lompoc artist Nancy Yaki, her work “Holding Stratus Pose, Tenaya Lake” represents a personal connection with water as a symbol of adaptability and enduring balance in embracing change. Her inspiration came from Yosemite, where, “amidst the beauty of nature’s canvas, I embarked on an afternoon paddleboarding excursion and welcomed the
serene lake, experiencing an indescribable connection a profound realization of the interplay between the ever-changing currents and the unyielding essence of my life. As I held a pose, captivated by the moisture in the atmosphere, the clouds mirrored in the water, and the body of water that held me up, I found a surreal harmony a moment of clarity that resonated with the core of my being.”
Seattle-based artist Suze Woolf explored the resilience of giant redwoods as well as their reliance on water.
“As an artist preoccupied with climate and fire, it was miraculous to visit the Redwood National and State Parks to be among such giants, aware of how much water they need, to be in such deep and damp shade in a dry state, to see that fire had touched but not harmed them,” said Woolf.
The list of featured artists includes: Allegra Bick-Maurischat, Bob Canepa, Chris Chapman, Vicki Conley, Trevor Coopersmith, Michael Blair Davies, Jym Davis, John Evarts, Nancy Fint, Irwin Freeman, Jan French, David Gardner, Kevin Gleason, Patricia Gould, David Gregory, Kelly Hildner, James Hodgson, Christine Huhn, Ray Hunter, John Iwerks, Larry Iwerks, Christine Kierstead, Diane Lamboley, Margaret Luo, Susan Makov, Michael Miner, Jennifer Morgan, Eric Newnam, Bill Saltzstein, Laurie Schafer, Séraphine Segal, Nic Stover, Denise Taylor, Gary Wagner, Nina Warner, Suze Woolf, and Nancy Yaki.
The exhibition opens September 23 and awards will be announced at a reception at the Wildling on September 24, from 3-5 p.m.
All works featured in the exhibition are available for sale with 40 percent of proceeds going to benefit the nonprofit Wildling Museum, where the work is on view through February 19, 2024.
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Nancy Yaki, “Holding Stratus Pose, Tenaya Lake“ (Yosemite), 2023, acrylic on canvas
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Whe n Citizen McCaw premiered at the Arlington Theatre in 2008, the audience was treated not only to the tale of the undoing of the Santa Barbara News-Press but a communal viewing replete with the hissing and booing and laughter of everyone around them. With the recent death of the daily newspaper, the folks behind the blog Newsmakers with JR Jerry Roberts and Hap Freund invite the public to a fresh screening, this one free at the Marjorie Luke Theatre, on Wednesday, September 27, at 7 p.m., followed by answers to questions sent by the audience in advance.
Jerry Roberts, of course, was editor in chief of the NewsPress when he walked out of the building in 2006, accompanied by four other editors and longtime columnist Barney Brantingham. That walkout lit the bonfire that became the News-Press Mess. The Mess takes 78 minutes to unwind during Citizen McCaw, with questions of journalism ethics, honest reporting, and the role of a newspaper’s owner at the fore. Roberts’s co-producer since their TV Santa Barbara days is Freund, who has worked behind the scenes for decades in communities and communications.
Showing of Documentary to Be Followed
by Jean Yamamura
Citizen McCaw came to be a lesson in how not to run a newsroom, seen in classrooms around the country, said one of the producers, Rod Lathim. “I believe this is as much a moral story as it is a deep look at journalism and ethics,” Lathim said of the renewal the documentary is enjoying. Only a month ago, the paper’s billionaire owner, Wendy McCaw, was forced to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
If they were to ask questions now, said both Lathim and Sam Tyler, who directed the documentary, they would want to
know about what was owed to reporters and other debtors and if McCaw’s transfers of properties would be scrutinized. “Or did bankruptcy make what McCaw owes disappear?” asked Tyler, who went on to mourn the loss of a “trusted source of news with a stellar team of journalists.” He cited “pot shenanigans throughout the county,” Munger Hall, and State Street as examples of where press scrutiny was needed to spotlight politicians, the powerful, and bad policy.
“If nothing else is learned from Citizen McCaw, hopefully it will be a good reminder for us all to be kind to our fellow humans,” said Lathim. “When we take advantage of, and abuse those around us, karma eventually comes back to bite us in the butt.”
Joining Roberts at the screening will be “key players in the News-Press Meltdown,” Roberts promised, to help field the questions from the audience.
To send questions and thoughts, email newsmakers firstname.lastname@example.org. To RSVP to reserve a seat at the free showing on September 27, see addevent .com/event/iB18387956.
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Don’t Miss the 39th Annual Santa Barbara Vint ners Festival
Billed as the oldest wine festival in California, the Santa Barbara Vintners Festival celebrates its 39th affair this October 14. As it’s being held at a brandnew location in an era when the popularity and critical appreciation for the region’s wine are at an alltime high, there’s plenty of reason to believe that this could be one of the best yet, marking a return to glory that faded a bit during the pandemic years.
Could the October 14 Event at Vega Vineyard Be the Best One Ever?
As usual, the stars of the show are the more than five dozen wineries on hand to pour their best bottles, but there’s equal opportunity to be dazzled by bites from some of the best chefs in Santa Barbara County. It’s also a party with a sparkling-wine lounge and live music by Generic Clapton (formerly The Coals) and locals who can verify their county billing address get $20 off admission. And unlike last year’s somewhat dusty spread behind Mission Santa Inés, there’s nothing but beauty, history, and aggie fun at the new site, Vega Vineyard & Farm, home to a mini-zoo and fast-expanding hospitality scene just outside of Buellton along 101.
“The Vintners Fest is the one time that all of these mavericks of Santa Barbara County wine come together and share our passions,” said Keith Saarloos of Saarloos & Sons. “We are so used to
going to music festivals, where unique and diverse genres are being played, exposing ourselves to new music and artists. The Vintners Festival is where we share our liquid love letters with the greater community.”
The sentiment that the fest is a summit of sorts for both wine lovers and makers is shared by Story of Soil’s founder Jessica Gasca. “This festival gives you an incredible opportunity to come taste from the godfather and founders of Santa Barbara County as well as taste from the newest generation of winemakers,” she said. “You can taste tradition and innovation all in one place.”
With so many pouring in the same place, the festival provides an opportunity for both experienced and neophyte Santa Barbara wine enthusiasts to find a brand or bottling that they never even knew existed. “For small and relatively new wineries like us, we have the chance to reach a large group of consumers who are passionate about Santa Barbara County wines,” said Jeff Chaney of Grimm’s Bluff, which sits atop a cliff above the Santa Ynez River. “It means a lot for us to be able to share our story, our organic and biodynamic farming philosophy, and, in many cases, introduce our wines to new faces.”
This year, that might be Grimm’s Bluff’s first release of cabernet franc just two barrels made! or a regionally uncommon rosé of cabernet sauvignon that
comes from estate vines headtrained in an ancient Roman style. “Inspired by the great pinks of Provence, France, but produced with Happy Canyon cabernet sauvignon,” explained Chaney, “it will surely change the way you think of this grape and wine style.”
Even after a half-century in the business, the Miller family which owns Solomon Hills and Bien Nacido, where they just built an impressive tasting room deep in the Santa Maria Valley still gets excited for the event. “What’s so special about the Santa Barbara Vintners Festival is that the people pouring are the owners and winemakers,” said Nicholas Miller, whose dad and uncle planted the renowned Bien Nacido in 1973. “Consumers get to meet those making their wines and, for at least one day, step into this wonderful community of Santa Barbara vintners as an insider.”
See sbvintnersweekend.com for tickets and more details.
The Santa Barbara Vintners Festival is Saturday, October 14, 1-4 p.m., at Vega Vineyard & Farm (9496 Santa Rosa Rd., Buellton). Tickets are $95 for general admission; $125 for early entry at noon; $75 for S.B. County residents; and $25 for nondrinkers, including children. Shuttles are available for varying prices from Solvang, Santa Maria, and Santa Barbara. More events are also being planned around the weekend, including music at Presqu’ile, SAMsARA, and Fess Parker; dinners with Ken Brown and Fiddle -
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“The Vintners Festival is where we share our liquid love letters with the greater community,” says Keith Saarloos of Saarloos & Sons.
“You can taste tradition and innovation all in one place,” says Jessica Gasca of Story of Soil.
head’s Kathy Joseph; and special tastings at Andrew Murray, Zaca Mesa, and Pali Wine Co.
The event showcases regional cuisine from dozens of restaurants, chefs, and food producers.
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More than 50 wineries will pour at Santa Barbara Vintners Festival.
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Restaurant Sneak Peeks
The Restaurant Guy visited several up-andcoming restaurants across the South Coast that are in various stages of construction to see when they might open. Here are some things that I noticed:
THE ELLWOOD: The Ellwood is coming to 5905 Sandspit Road, Goleta, formerly Beachside Bar-Café. Late last year, construction had just started when winter storms battered the facility, leaving it full of sea water, which was obviously a big setback. I stopped by recently and noticed that construction has resumed, though a tremendous amount of work remains. I would estimate an opening of next summer at the earliest, assuming winter doesn’t wreak havoc again.
SHALHOOB’S IN NOLETA: In April 2022, I broke the news that Shalhoob’s had signed a lease to take over 5112 Hollister Avenue in Goleta, the former home of Woody’s BBQ. A large sign for Shalhoob’s soon appeared on the exterior. People emailed me recently with concerns because the Shalhoob’s sign was taken down. I called the flagship restaurant in the Funk Zone and was told that plans to open the restaurant in Goleta are still on track. The garage-door-style walls (that open) are complete, but the wood framing structure is mostly unchanged from earlier this year. The cement floor had been torn up the last time I looked but is now complete. There is a stack of architectural drawings on a table that leave little doubt that Shalhoob’s is on their way.
TURNPIKE CANTINA: In July 2021, I wrote that an unnamed cantina will be coming to Turnpike Center and that it will be a business run by Chris Chiarappa, the visionary and inspiration for Mesa Burger and other local eateries. I have stopped by periodically and not seen much progress until this week, when I saw that a tremendous amount of work has been done, with most of the framing in place. I estimate an end-of-year opening or perhaps early next.
SILVERS OMAKASE: In August 2022, I broke the news that a restaurant named Silvers Omakase is coming to 224 Helena Avenue, the former home of Seven Bar & Kitchen. It will be a sushi shop run by Michelin honored chef Lennon Silvers Lee, who used to helm Sushi|Bar Montecito. Earlier this year, I peeked in the window and no construction had started. I looked again recently, and construction is now underway. I estimate it will open sometime early next year, assuming of course that construction is ongoing.
TEDDY’S ON STATE: I stopped by Teddy’s on State, which is coming to 3102 State Street, the former home of Yanni’s Greek Deli and Mackenzie Market, to see if there has been any progress since I was there last March. It is still filled with stacks of items, but the selection of things seems to have changed. No renovation seems to have been started. Last March, I called sister business Teddy’s by the Sea restaurant in Carpinteria and was told that it is still on track to open eventually.
EAST VALLEY KITCHEN: In April 2022, I broke the news that Montecito Wine Bistro at 516 San Ysidro Road, Montecito was in talks to be acquired, and eventually a sign appeared that the next tenant will be East Valley Kitchen. I stopped by recently and the windows were still papered, making sneak peeks impossible, so I asked an employee at a neighboring business what they have seen. I was told there has been no construction at all this year in the spot, also known as the former home of Café del Sol, and that the only activity occurred a month ago when some people stopped by the building to remove some tables.
LITTLE ALEX’S: The former longtime home of Fresco Café at 3987-B State Street in Five Points Shopping Center appears to be in the early stages of construction with cement floors in the entry way cut open for plumbing work. Expect an opening early next year.
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CANTINA CONSTRUCTION: An unnamed cantina will be coming to Turnpike Center, run by Chris Chiarappa (Mesa Burger, Lighthouse Coffee), and construction is well underway.
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Nickel Creek with special guest Hawktail
Sun, Oct 8 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre
“Nickel Creek made Americana the new Indie Rock.” NPR
Featuring Chris Thile and siblings Sean and Sara Watkins, revolutionary roots trio Nickel Creek returns to Santa Barbara with an ambitious album’s worth of dazzling new music.
Superstar Trio’s U.S. Debut
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Lisa Batiashvili, violin
Gautier Capuçon, cello
Tue, Oct 10 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre
“When you have the possibility to play incredible music with great friends onstage, this is just pure luxury. There is nothing better than that.” – Gautier Capuçon
In this evening of chamber music at the highest level, three friends and exquisitely talented artists join forces for a captivating program of piano trios by Haydn, Ravel and Mendelssohn.
Turn It Out with Tiler Peck & Friends
Featuring choreography by Michelle Dorrance, Alonzo King and William Forsythe
Wed, Oct 25 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre
Award-winning New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck embraces the role of director with an innovative, handpicked repertoire by some of today’s most exciting talent.
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GALLERY WITH A VIEW OF POST-MAYAN TIME AND PLACE
SBCC ATKINSON GALLERY OPENS SEASON WITH XICANA/O/X TIME AND SPACE
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS AND SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL JOIN FORCES
The presumably peaceable and inarguably beauteous burg of Santa Barbara can be admired from multiple vista points around town, not the least of which is the impressive harborside and channel view from the patio of Santa Barbara City College’s Atkinson Gallery.
For the first exhibition of the gallery’s academic year, though, attentions turn decidedly and thankfully away from self-congratulatory hometown love and idyllic illusions about a paradisiacal beach town devoid of closeted skeletons. Instead, the show offers a compacted history and cultural lesson about the stormy evolution and revolutionary aspects of Mayan/Mexican/Chicano/SoCal life going back to life before the European invasion.
Xicana/o/x Time and Space, curated by Dr. Thomas A. Carrasco, is a rough-hewn quasi-guerilla theater affair, with photographs, posters, paintings, and informative pithy texts laid out in telling timeline fashion around the gallery walls, from the Mayan era to today. Implicit in that historical equation and the texture of cultural and fine-art life in the now are more inclusive acceptance of previously seldom-heard perspectives and the deeply embedded heritage of “others.” Cases in point: this current Atkinson show and the upcoming MCASB show by Cameron Patricia Downey, an “anti-disciplinary” artist who gave a lecture at SBCC last week.
Xicana/o/x Time and Space is also linked to the seventh SoCal-based series of exhibitions under the “SUR:biennial” rubric, which seeks “to explore the complex notions of globalization and exchange that take place in the ambiguous geographical, cultural, and artistic borderlands between
In keeping with the respect paid to the chronology and place of the cultural diaspora, and the sense that, to quote a wall text, “we are ancient and simultaneously modern,” the exhibition is presented as a truncated history, read from left to right around the room. First stop: the sole sculpture in the show, Joelle Estelle Mendoza’s large, ruddy, and ritualistic ceramic work “mycorrhizal reach,” its rootsy character guiding us into a wall devoted to intricate Mayan designs from the Uto-Aztecan Empire, often with time orientations encoded into the imagery.
Moving through history, the tragedylaced story touches on 300 years of colonization, the Mexican nation-state, the Mexican Revolution, and the 1860-1940 industrialization and labor exploitation in the Southwest. On a note of evolving
cultural solidarity, there were the selfdefining cultural statements of the Pachucas/os movement of the ’40s through the Chicana/o flourishing and self-identifying movements through the evolving present.
Relevant to activist life in California are references to the United Farm Workers of America struggle launched by Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and others in the 1970s, a beacon of hope amid dire working conditions for farmworkers. One poster features the familiar bold red logo below the affirmative chant of “Sí, se puede” (roughly, “Yes, we can!”). Another poster takes a more sharply satirical turn with a facsimile of a certain popular branded raisin box, but reading “Sun Mad Raisins, unnaturally grown with insecticides, miticides, herbicides, fungicides.” The blissful maiden we expect is replaced with a skeletal face, more suitable for Día de Los Muertos than your local grocer’s shelf.
Another poster is emblazoned with the cryptic organizational moniker “Xicano Secret Service,” an art and performance aggregate featuring curator Carrasco, Susan Carrasco, and Elias Serna, who performed at the exhibition’s opening in early September.
Xicana/o/x Time and Space is one of those deceptively modest-seeming shows that shakes up complacency about the essence and deeper meaning concerning where we live. Outside of the SBCC’s Humanities building, the postcard view of our famed waterfront seems to be inflected with an undertone of buried or halfignored histories in our midst.
The exhibition is on view through October 18. For info and gallery hours, see gallery.sbcc.edu.
SBIFF’s 10-10-10 student filmmakers will receive professional-level rental camera packages, courtesy of a new partnership with ASC.
Cinematography takes the spotlight with a new award for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) in 2024: the ASC Award for Cinematography. Recognizing a film with exceptional visual composition that advances the art and science of cinematography and promotes the motion picture as an art form, this award is part of a new partnership between SBIFF and the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).
Qualifying films will be chosen from the SBIFF programming slate, and the winning film will be selected by a team of jurors from the American Society of Cinematographers. In addition to the award in Santa Barbara, the winning filmmakers will receive a special invitation as guests of honor at the prestigious 38th Annual ASC Awards.
Cinematography workshops will also be offered to participants in SBIFF’s 10-10-10 Screenwriting and Filmmaking Mentorship and Competition educational program, and the student winners of the 10-10-10 Filmmaking Competition will receive professional-level rental camera packages, all courtesy of ASC.
The 10-10-10 program pairs 10 student screenwriterdirector duos who, with the help of their professional filmmaking mentors, create 10 films over five months that will premiere at the historic Arlington Theatre during SBIFF 2024.
“The partnership with ASC will serve as an excellent complement to our renowned 10-10-10 program. With their support, we can offer our students even deeper insight into the craft of filmmaking,” said SBIFF Education Manager Claire Waterhouse. —Leslie Dinaberg
The 39th edition of SBIFF is scheduled for February 7-17, 2024. See sbiff.org.
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References to the United Farm Workers of America struggle are embedded throughout the exhibit.
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OPERA GOES GRANDER, CARMEN AND BEYOND
Following the accepted wisdom that grand opera is a place for high drama, irrational twists, and dangerous liaisons, Opera Santa Barbara’s (OSB) past few years have been on, well, an operatic trajectory. Adapting resourcefully to the challenges of the COVID lockdown and the slowly healing yet continuing audience lull in high culture circles, OSB’s intrepid leader, Kostis Protopapas, downshifted into adaptation mode to survive.
Opera has remained on the public’s radar in Santa Barbara since the lockdown, but in the scaled-back and alternative form of drive-in operas and lean seasons stocked with intriguing, south-of-standard grand opera fare. Last season, for example, saw an abridged Wagner Die Walküre in a half-portion and the intriguing contemporary fare of An American Dream
Nonetheless, Protopapas explains that “the 2022-23 season was one of our most successful yet.” Among other factors, he says, “offering one performance per opera produced exactly the result we expected: fuller theaters and more motivated ticket buyers.”
A scent of increasing normality is back with OSB’s new season, which kicks off with the trusty crowd-pleaser of George Bizet’s Carmen at the Granada, on September 29 and October 1 (in last season’s Friday-night and Sunday-afternoon mode again). This season also includes Verdi’s Il trovatore (April 9 and 11, 2024) and the company premiere of Héctor Armienta’s 2022 opera Zorro (April 19 and 21, 2024) as main attraction showcases. On the periphery, but demanding attention, are a Maria Callas tribute (at the Lobero on November 10, and in Thousand Oaks’ Kavli Theatre on November 12).
A special Christmas-timed family presentation of Xavier
Montsalvatge’s charming chamber opera El Gato con Botas is at Center Stage Theatre December 1-3.
We connected with the energetic and articulate Protopapas, the company’s general director since 2017, for a field report and progress report on the company.
Founded in 1994 by Marilyn Gilbert and Nathan Rundlett, OSB is poised on the brink of its 30th birthday, looking hale and healthy. Again.
Do you feel that this new season represents more of a cautiously back-to-normal type of opera season program? Or is there still the “new normal” question of the air? Every season is different just like every opera is different and there is no such thing as “normal” in our world. Our seasons are typically a mix of warhorses, lesser-known classics, and contemporary works. The 2023-24 season has all three. We program each opera with specific target audiences in mind. The ultimate goal is to build a brand that people trust and support regardless of repertoire choices.
The fact that this season’s titles sound familiar belies a very important fact: The 2023-24 [season] is actually far more “adventurous” and “risky” than the 2022-23, because it’s a lot more expensive. We will change as often as we need in order to meet the challenges and opportunities of the times. What will remain constant is high artistic values.
What can you tell me about the upcoming production of Carmen , and where do you see its place in the general opera canon? There is absolutely no doubt that Carmen is one of the greatest operas ever written. I believe that whatever direction the art form and the business take in the future, Carmen will always be there. I know of very few operas that are as tune-after-tune gorgeous as Carmen
The responsibility of producing Carmen is huge, and we are putting a lot of effort and financial investment into it. We have an amazing cast headlined by Sarah Saturnino, a young artist who I believe will soon be an international star. [Her co-star] Nathan Granner is an artist in whom I have believed for a long time.
Do you have any grand schemes, or little schemes, you would like to achieve with OSB? This is a time to be smart rather than grand. Our company is already punching way above its weight. The challenge is how to keep it going sustainably for years to come. My ambition for OSB is simple: Produce great art, fill the seats with paying patrons, pay our bills, and be a great place to work. I don’t know if this qualifies as “grand,” but it sure keeps me excited to go to work every day.
For a fuller version of this interview, go to Independent.com. For more information about Opera Santa Barbara, see operasb.org.
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(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): So it begins: the Building and Nurturing Togetherness phase of your astrological cycle. The next eight weeks will bring excellent opportunities to shed bad relationship habits and grow good new ones. Let’s get you in the mood with some suggestions from intimacy counselors Mary D. Esselman and Elizabeth Ash Vélez: “No matter how long you’ve been together or how well you think you know each other, you still need to romance your partner, especially in stability. Don’t run off and get an extreme makeover or buy into the red-roses-andchampagne bit. Instead, try being kind, receptive, and respectful. Show your partner, often and in whatever tender, goofy way you both understand, that their heart is your home.”
(Apr. 20-May 20): From May 2023 to May 2024, the planets Jupiter and Uranus have been and will be in Taurus. I suspect that many Taurus revolutionaries will be born during this time. And yes, Tauruses can be revolutionaries. Here’s a list of some prominent rebel Bulls: Karl Marx, Malcolm X, activist Kathleen Cleaver, lesbian feminist author Adrienne Rich, Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh, artist Salvador Dalí, playwright Lorraine Hansberry, and dancer Martha Graham. All were wildly original innovators who left a bold mark on their cultures. May their examples inspire you to clarify and deepen the uniquely stirring impact you would like to make, Taurus.
(May 21-June 20): Gemini writer Joe Hill believes the only fight that matters is “the struggle to take the world’s chaos and make it mean something.” I can think of many other fights that matter, too, but Hill’s choice is a good one that can be both interesting and rewarding. I especially recommend it to you in the coming weeks, Gemini. You are poised at a threshold that promises substantial breakthroughs in your ongoing wrangles with confusion, ambiguity, and enigma. My blessings go with you as you wade into the evocative challenges.
(June 21-July 22): Author Crescent Dragonwagon has written more than 50 books, so we might conclude she has no problem expressing herself fully. But a character in one of her novels says the following: “I don’t know exactly what I mean by ‘hold something back,’ except that I do it. I don’t know what the ‘something’ is. It’s some part that’s a mystery, maybe even to me. I feel it may be my essence or what I am deep down under all the layers. But if I don’t know what it is, how can I give it or share it with someone even if I wanted to?” I bring these thoughts to your attention, Cancerian, because I believe the coming weeks will be a favorable time for you to overcome your own inclination to “hold something back.”
(July 23-Aug. 22): In her book Undercurrents: A Life Beneath the Surface, psychologist and author Martha Manning says she is more likely to experience epiphanies in “grocery stores and laundromats, rather than in the more traditional places of reverence and prayer.” She marvels that “it’s in the most ordinary aspects of life” that she is “offered glimpses of the extraordinary.” During these breakthrough moments, “the baseline about what is good and important in my life changes.” I suspect you will be in a similar groove during the coming weeks, Leo. Are you ready to find the sacred in the mundane? Are you willing to shed your expectations of how magic occurs so you will be receptive to it when it arrives unexpectedly?
(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “These are the bad facts,” says author Fran Lebowitz. “Men have much easier lives than women. Men have the advantage. So do white people. So do rich people. So do beautiful people.” Do you agree, Virgo? I do. I’m not rich or beautiful, but I’m a white man, and I have received enormous advantages because of it. What about you? Now is a good time to tally any unearned blessings you have benefited from, give thanks for them,
and atone by offering help to people who have obtained fewer favors. And if you have not received many advantages, the coming months will be an excellent time to ask for and even demand more.
(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): My favorite creativity teacher is author Roger von Oech. He produced the Creative Whack Pack, a card deck with prompts to stimulate imaginative thinking. I decided to draw one such card for your use in the coming weeks. It’s titled “EXAGGERATE.” Here’s its advice: “Imagine a joke so funny you can’t stop laughing for a month. Paper stronger than steel. An apple the size of a hotel. A jet engine quieter than a moth beating its wings. A home-cooked dinner for 25,000 people. Try exaggerating your idea. What if it were a thousand times bigger, louder, stronger, faster, and brighter?” (PS: It’s a favorable time for you to entertain brainstorms and heartstorms and soulstorms. For best results, EXAGGERATE!)
(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): If you buy a bag of popcorn and cook it in your microwave oven, there are usually kernels at the bottom that fail to pop. As tasty as your snack is, you may still may feel cheated by the duds. I will be bold and predict that you won’t have to deal with such duds in the near future not in your popcorn bags and not in any other area of your life, either literally or metaphorically. You’re due for a series of experiences that are complete and thorough and fully bloomed.
(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Writer George Bernard Shaw observed that new ideas and novel perspectives “often appear first as jokes and fancies, then as blasphemies and treason, then as questions open to discussion, and finally as established truths.” As you strive to get people to consider fresh approaches, Sagittarius, I advise you to skip the “blasphemies and treason” stage. If you proceed with compassion and good humor, you can go directly from “jokes and fancies” to “questions open to discussion.” But one way or another, please be a leader who initiates shifts in your favorite groups and organizations. Shake things up with panache and good humor.
(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Novelist and astrologer Forrest E. Fickling researched which signs are the worst and best in various activities. He discovered that Capricorns are the hardest workers, as well as the most efficient. They get a lot done, and they are expeditious about it. I suspect you will be at the peak of your ability to express these Capricornian strengths in the coming weeks. Here’s a bonus: You will also be at the height of your power to enjoy your work and be extra likely to produce good work. Take maximum advantage of this grace period!
(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The British band Oasis has sold more than 95 million records. The first song they ever released was “Supersonic.” Guitarist Noel Gallagher wrote most of its music and lyrics in half an hour while the rest of the band was eating Chinese takeout food. I suspect you will have that kind of agile, succinct, matter-of-fact creativity in the coming days. If you are wise, you will channel it into dreaming up solutions for two of your current dilemmas. This is one time when life should be easer and more efficient than usual.
(Feb. 19-Mar. 20): “When sex is really, really good,” writes Piscean novelist Geoff Nicholson, “I feel as though I’m disappearing, being pulverized, so that I’m nothing, just particles of debris, smog, soot, and skin floating through the air.” Hmmmm. I guess that’s one version of wonderful sex. And if you want it, you can have it in abundance during the coming weeks. But I encourage you to explore other kinds of wonderful sex, as well like the kind that makes you feel like a genius animal or a gorgeous storm or a super-powered deity.
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Reqs: Bachelor’s Degree in a related area or equivalent experience and/or training. Minimum of 5 years in the field with progressive responsibilities. 5+ years of experience interpreting and applying personnel policies.
Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check The full salary range for this position is $91,300 to $170,700/yr. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $110,000 to $140,000/ yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, Open until filled. Apply online at https:// jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 58987
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, PARENT & FAMILY GIVING
OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT
This University Development Officer serves as Associate Director of Development, Parent & Family Giving within the Regional Giving program and central development office and UC Santa Barbara. They will personally work with donor prospects to optimize philanthropy to benefit UC Santa Barbara supporting all campus divisions, programs, interdisciplinary initiatives, and fundraising goals as outlined by the University. The Associate Director plays a critical role in managing parent and family giving throughout UC Santa Barbara, including collaborating on a solicitation and stewardship plan as well as working with key advocates and volunteers, campus partners and colleagues in the Development department and the Division of Institutional Advancement to support fundraising efforts. As a member of the Development Office staff, their fundraising efforts are devoted primarily to Parent & Family Giving, with the remaining time devoted to Regional Giving, special projects, broader initiatives and other University initiatives, as appropriate. The Associate Director focuses on the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual prospects and associated family foundations. Primary solicitation focus is securing new annual and leadership annual giving level gifts ($1k ‑ $24k) and helping to create a pipeline of major gift prospects ($25k+). They will focus about 70% of their time on direct fundraising and fundraising outreach activities.
30% is focused on other activities, including administrative duties, such as event planning and coordinating.
Reqs: Bachelor’s degree; 1‑3 yrs of successfully managing professional
relationships in business, preferably in a Development or higher education environment; 1‑3 yrs proven success in fundraising, sales or related business fields. Notes: Satisfactory criminal history background check. This is an annually renewable contract position with no limit on total duration. Flexibility and willingness to travel frequently, primarily in California. Ability to work some weekends and evenings. Hiring/Budgeted Salary Range: $80,000/yr. ‑ $90,000/yr. Full Salary Range: $74,300/yr.‑$104,400/ yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu
Job # 58624
UCSB, STUDENT HEALTH
Plays a key role in ensuring effective and efficient financial and business functions for Student Health Service (SHS). Incumbent performs and is responsible for complex financial analysis and billing processing at Student Health. Works with the Executive Leadership Committee in both current and long‑term medical service billing strategies, processes and revenue management related to University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP). Manages the billing component of SHS Electronic Medical Record system. Oversees the flow of data between the SHS Billing system and other various systems. Audits and oversees payment processing. Acts as liaison with various on‑campus and off‑campus entities concerning billing issues. Performs tasks independently or within a team environment.
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.Demonstrates flexibility in learning and adapting to new business processes, and University policies and procedures to meet both University and department needs. Notes: Mandated reporting requirements of Child Abuse. Mandated reporting requirement of Dependent Adult Abuse. Must successfully complete and pass the background check before employment and date of hire. To comply with the 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. Hiring/Budgeted Salary or Hourly Range: $27.16/hr. ‑ $32.05/hr.
Full Salary Range: $27.16/hr. ‑ $46.70/ 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.
Job # 58705
Campus Catering unit provides catering services for on‑campus special events, summer conference catering, executive and housing department catering. The Campus Catering Supervisor is responsible for event preparation and supervision. Acts as onsite manager at events throughout the year. Core job responsibilities are Event Set‑Up, Student Staff Management and Event Management. Responsible for adhering to budgeted labor costs while also ensuring the highest degree of excellence in service and meeting the client’s needs. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
1‑3 years demonstrated ability to organize and manage a variety of events while maintaining a high standard of excellence, including ability and willingness to prioritize and make necessary adjustments for last minute events. Proven ability to train, schedule and supervise student staff. Or equivalent combination of education and experience. Notes: ServSafe Certification or equivalent certification. Required within 90 days. Must be able to drive a van and/ or box truck. Able to work flexible hours including nights and weekends. Satisfactory conviction history background check. Hiring/Budgeted Salary or Hourly Range: $48,800.00/ yr. ‑ $49,878.00/yr. Full Salary Range: $47,800.00/yr. ‑ $54,866.00/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 10/02/2023. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 59127
CHIEF FINANCIAL & OPERATIONS OFFICER
ARTS & LECTURES
Has full functional responsibility for all financial, personnel and administrative operations of the Arts & Lectures unit. Serves as an advisor to the Executive Director and Associate Director on high‑level matters of critical importance, creating and implementing short and long‑range strategic financial, personnel, and operation plans and goals. Directs contractors, vendors and departmental staff at select A&L events and has the autonomy and authority to represent the organization at high level meetings and events. Serves as a senior point of contact in the absence of the Executive and Associate Director. Responsibilities include management of all Arts & Lectures finances, including complex income accounts exceeding $10 million annually, as well as management at the department level of the Arts & Lectures $30 million endowment campaign funds. Has delegated signature authority for all Arts & Lectures funds. Additionally, the A&L unit is granted procurement authority to execute contracts for professional services in excess of $3 million annually; the CFO/COO establishes structures, policy and procedure to ensure success in delegation and auditability of all
department transactions. Handles high level contractual negotiation with agents/artists/managers. Responsible for complex financial reporting, including economic forecasting and modeling, projections on investment income, and advising the Executive Director on financial strategies and risks. Prepares reports and presents on financial performance and projections to the Arts & Lectures Finance Council. Responsible for directing the administrative operations on a day‑to‑day basis with broad impact, autonomy and authority to act, including managing the needs of all personnel and managing all space and facility needs for A&L. Exercises a high degree of autonomy in addressing departmental issues and creating departmental policy. Independently identifies issues, initiates research, interprets information, and acts on issues regarding personnel, space and facilities management, grants management, accounting, travel, payroll, procurement, contracting, and business services. Reqs: Bachelor’s Degree in related area or equivalent training and/or experience. 4‑6 years’ experience managing the operations of a complex, multi‑faceted, and deadline‑driven organization. Notes: Satisfactory conviction history background check. Willingness to work occasional evening and weekend hours.The full salary range for this position is $101,100 ‑ $192,300/ yr. The budgeted salary range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $101,100 ‑ $150,000/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by
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CLINICAL LABORATORY SPECIALIST
UCSB, STUDENT HEALTH
Assist in the overall operation of the clinical laboratory of the Student Health Service by performing the duties of testing personnel (as specified by CLIA 88) in the specialties of hematology, urinalysis, clinical microscopy, diagnostic immunology, chemistry, microbiology, and virology/molecular diagnostics. Other duties include specimen processing, phlebotomy, data entry and instrument preventative maintenance and troubleshooting. Must possess a high degree of accuracy and precision. Must be capable of working independently while maintaining compliance with existing laws, regulations and policies. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with clinicians, patients, health service staff and visitors. Is capable of fast, accurate laboratory work while doing multiple procedures. Training and experience must comply with Federal CLIA 88 requirements for personnel of high complexity testing. Is familiar with common laboratory analyzers, equipment and Laboratory Information Systems. Maintains the equipment and the entire work area in a clean, presentable fashion to preclude injury to self and others. Adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree. Graduation from college with Bachelor of Science degree in major of appropriate scientific field. Current California Clinical Laboratory Scientists license at all times during employment. 3 – 5 years of training and experience sufficient to comply with Federal CLI 88 requirements for personnel of high complexity testing. Familiar with all laboratory equipment, including Hematology, Microbiology, Urinalysis, Molecular and Chemistry analyzers and other standard laboratory equipment. Notes: Mandated reporting requirements of Child Abuse. Must successfully complete and pass the background check and credentialing process 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. Student Health is closed between the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Budgeted
Hourly Range: $39.32 ‑ $49.88/hr.
Full Salary Range: $39.32‑ $57.33/ 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 # 58194
conditions, University and Agency form preparation for all new, continuing, renewed and supplemental awards, subawards and contracts; preparing detailed reports and budget projections, keeping abreast of newly implemented policies and procedures related to C&G administration and personnel; working regularly and independently on complex proposals and awards; assuring sponsors are invoiced regularly and timely; and managing the award close‑out process; (2) financial analysis: is responsible for reconciliation of general ledgers, maintaining accuracy of information recorded in the accounting system, researching, analyzing and reconciling financial data ensuring applicable university and agency rules are followed, preparing budget projections, assuring backup documentation is in place and identifying financial discrepancies or errors and resolving them appropriately. Reqs: Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience and 1‑3 yrs administrative experience.
Notes: Satisfactory criminal history background check. Hiring/Budgeted
Salary Range: $67,200‑$72,000/yr.
Full Salary Range: $67,200‑$119,600/ 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
DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT, REGIONAL GIVING (2 POSITIONS)
OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT
Budgeted Salary Range: $27.29 – $29.18/hr. Full Salary Range: $27.29‑$39.12/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 #58725
Performs skilled electrician tasks for University‑owned Housing, Dining, & Auxiliary Enterprises (HDAE) facilities 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 comprised of short and long term objectives that reflect a systematic approach to preparing both students and staff for a success in a multi‑cultural society. Reqs: 6 years of experience working at a journeyman level as an electrician in commercial and residential environments. Ability to read and interpret blueprints. Thorough knowledge of the NEC and the California Electrical code. Demonstrated experience installing and troubleshooting various building automation and control systems. Ability to work in an ethnically diverse and culturally pluralistic team environment. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Understanding of safety practices and Environmental Health and Safety policies and procedures.
function and assignments, financial transactions and systems, as well as related policy, accounting, and regulatory compliance requirements. Thorough knowledge of analytical procedures used in accounting projects of moderate to semi‑complex scope. Ability to independently gather, organize, and perform accounting‑related analysis to complete work assignments. Proven ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing. Advanced excel skills as well as experience working with large data projects, data sets, and data extraction. Thorough knowledge of common desktop / web applications. Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check. Hiring/ Budgeted Salary or Hourly Range: The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $67,200 ‑ $80,300/yr. Full Salary Range: $67,200 ‑ $119,600/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 # 58720
EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM MANAGER
Salary Range: $82,300‑$151,700/ year. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application review begins 9/27/23. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 58951
Business Office assuring quality service is provided to all internal and external clients. Coordinates administrative support for the Assistant Director, researching and completing projects as assigned. Completes and tracks documentation, researches and specifies equipment, and facilitation for supplies and equipment for Residential Dining units, including:
thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 58717
CONTRACT & GRANT ANALYST CALIFORNIA NANOSYSTEMS INSTITUTE (CNSI)
Under the direction of the Manager, Research Administration, has three primary areas of responsibility: (1) contract and grants: is responsible for pre‑ through post‑award administration of assigned contracts and grants and research gift funds made to CNSI. Duties include, among other things, proposal preparation and budgets, coordinating proposal submission and managing deadlines, analysis of award terms and
The Development Assistant serves as the primary initial contact for two or more Directors of Development and works as part of a team of administrative staff to provide essential administrative and financial support that is critical to the successful operation of a complex fundraising program. Assists the Directors with all aspects of analysis, planning and implementation strategies for the Regional Team, to support the University’s overall mission by securing support from private donors (individuals, foundations and corporations). Also provides administrative support, which includes but is not limited to: scheduling appointments, making travel arrangements, directing critical calls, updating databases and spreadsheets, completing paperwork in compliance with University and Department policies and procedures, and handling confidential, high profile, and time sensitive matters involving senior UC Santa Barbara administrators, faculty, staff, collaborating institutions and the donor community all in a timely and professional manner in accordance with Development and UCSB standards, policies and protocols. The Assistant must be able to work independently, act with a high degree of initiative and confidentiality, anticipate job requirements, prioritize and coordinate multiple complex tasks with frequent interruptions while meeting strict deadlines in a fast paced and professional environment and potentially supporting one or more Directors. Strong technical, written and oral communication and social skills, unfailing attention to detail accuracy, policies and procedures, and effective problem‑solving and reasoning skills are essential. Must be highly proficient with Word, Excel, and Google Suite. Demonstrated ability to quickly learn various software programs. All staff will be trained in the use of Advance database and applicable policies and protocols. Reqs: HS Diploma or GED.
Notes: Satisfactory criminal history background check. Ability to work some weekends and evenings. Hiring/
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 Rate: $44.01/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 #57932
EMF ACCOUNTANT 3 BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SERVICES
The Extramural Funds Accounting unit oversees the financial management of all external funding received by UCSB, including federal, state, local and other government, private contracts and grants, endowments, and gifts. Advises on matters of financial compliance and proper cost accounting. Responsible for financial reporting, cash management, accounts receivable, gift processing, effort reporting, review high risk expense transfers for compliance, cost share monitoring, and support to departments in managing Extramural funds. This position is needed to support EMF staff participating in a large project to transform UCSB’s financial management capabilities by implementing enhanced budgeting, accounting and financial reporting throughout campus using Oracle Financials Cloud (OFC) platform. This is a multi‑year project with representation from across the campus. The EMF Manager is the co‑lead for two of the project workstreams and his participation on the project is critical. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
4‑6 years Experience in accounting procedures and practices with thorough knowledge of accounting
Responsible for developing and managing innovative employee engagement programming focused on driving an inclusive, engaged, and positive employee culture and experience. As a technical leader and subject‑matter expert in their field, this role works in close partnership with department leadership to analyze staff engagement and retention issues, develop strategies to promote staff engagement and retention, and to design and deploy programs that empower our employees and are aligned with our mission and core competencies. This position is critical in advancing our mission to impact our employee experience positively. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training. Demonstrated experience in the field of Human Resources. Experience with eLearning and employee engagement platforms, including but not limited to Canva, Shoreline, PowerPoint, Prezi and other relevant technology. Additionally, awareness of current eLearning industry technology, trends, and best practices. Experience and knowledge of instructional design principles and learning strategies. Successful record of building new programs, improving existing programming, and supporting employee engagement at an organization‑wide level. Proven ability to develop strategic internal communication and effective employee engagement programs, particularly in an organization with employees working in multiple modalities (on‑site, hybrid, remote).
Demonstrated success in building trust and strong relationships with business partners. Strong presentation, analytical, verbal and written skills that exhibit the correct use of syntax and grammar. Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills for effective influence and to encourage buy‑in, advocacy, and support for change and new initiatives with all stakeholders. Ability to use discretion, exercise good judgment and resourcefulness, tact, diplomacy and maintain strict confidentiality. Notes: Satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check. Work schedule may require occasional evening and weekend work. Hiring/ Budgeted Salary or Hourly Range: $83,000‑$89,000/year. The budgeted salary range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $83,000‑$89,000/year. Full
Serves as an expert informational resource for students on the A. S. Legal Code. The Legal Code is comprised of the A.S. Constitution, the A.S. By‑laws, and Standing Policies. Updates Associated Student Legal Code based on legislation passed at weekly meetings maintains the historical records of changes and provides research and information on past policies and procedures. Serves as advisor for Internal Affairs Committee, External Affairs Committee, and the Committee on Committees. Reqs: 1‑3 years Experience in an institution of higher education working with college students in an academic advising or counseling capacity, or other field that is directly related to the function s of the position or equivalency as determined by the hiring authority. 1‑3 years Experience in working with diverse communities and across multiple identities and respect and consideration for all identities, perspectives, and differences. Bachelor’s Degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training. Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. Skills in judgment and decision‑making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance. Abilities in project management, problem identification and reasoning skills. Background in political science, public policy, or law preferred. Understanding of long term ramifications of policy. Knowledge of student development theories and practice; counseling and crisis intervention, conflict mediation, and assessment measurement and design. Notes: Campus Security Authority. Some evenings and weekends are required. Satisfactory criminal history background check. Hiring or Budgeted Salary Range: $62,370/ yr ‑ $68,607/yr. Full salary range: $56,700/yr.‑$97,500/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 9/29/2023. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu
Job # 58910
MEAL PLAN COORDINATOR
Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Nutrition, Purchasing, and Systems, the Meal Plan Coordinator is responsible for the oversight and coordination for all Campus Dining meal plans, and BARC billing. This includes residential meal plans (approximately 5,800 meal plans per quarter), off‑campus meal plans (approximately 1,700 meal plans per academic quarter), dining commons student staff meal plans, meals for the financial crisis response team, Summer Conferences and the Orientation Program, guest meal services and special meal services for campus visitation groups. Primary Customer Service representative for the Residential Dining Services
Portola Dining Commons, Carrillo Dining Commons, De La Guerra Dining Commons, Ortega Dining Commons, Campus Catering, and Concessions. Coordinates with a broad range of individuals (Dining Commons Managers, Vendors, Purchasing Department, Housing Operation staff) to accomplish all necessary job requirements. Reqs: High School Diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience. 1‑3 years experience working in an office environment and knowledge in using Word and Excel or equivalent combination of education and experience. Notes: Satisfactory conviction history background check.
Hiring/Budgeted Salary or Hourly Range: $27.29/hr. ‑ $32.04/hr. Full Salary Range: $27.29/hr. ‑ $33.49/ 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 10/02/2023. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 59172
STUDENT HEALTH SERVICE
Exciting career opportunity working in a multidisciplinary, comprehensive University Student Health Service. The successful candidate will work under UCSB Standardized Procedures in a collaborative and collegial relationship with physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and other clinical staff at UCSB Student Health. Responsibilities include evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses and injuries, common chronic health conditions; assessment, management and/or referral of primary mental health conditions, routine gynecologic care, physical examinations, prescribing medications under the legal scope of practice and arranging follow up care and referrals as indicated. Reqs: Successful completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program. Must have a BRN and current unrestricted RN and Nurse Practitioner license, National Provider Identifier (NPI), CA Furnishing license, DEA license, and BLS certification at all times during employment in order to practice and function in their clinical role. Must have at least 1‑3 years’ experience as a Nurse Practitioner.
Notes: Student Health requires that clinical staff must successfully complete and pass the background check and credentialing process before employment 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. Flexible work schedule to allow afternoon time off is dependent on clinic staffing needs and can be subject to change.
Student Health is closed between the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Budgeted Pay Rate/Range: $62.09/hr.‑$75.68hr. Full Title Code Pay Range: $62.09/hr.‑$80.32/hr.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. For primary consideration apply 9/20/23,
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDENT HEALTH SERVICE
Exciting career opportunity working in a multidisciplinary, comprehensive University Student Health Service. The successful candidate will work under UCSB Standardized Procedures in a collaborative and collegial relationship with physicians, Advanced Practice Providers and other clinical staff at UCSB Student Health. Responsibilities include evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses and injuries, common chronic health conditions; assessment, management and/or referral of primary mental health conditions, routine gynecologic care, physical examinations, prescribing medications under the legal scope of practice and arranging follow up care and referrals as indicated. Reqs: Successful completion of an accredited Physician Assistant Program. Must have a PAB and current unrestricted Physician Assistant license, National Provider Identifier (NPI), DEA license, and BLS certification at all times during employment in order to practice and function in their clinical role. Must have at least 1‑3 years’ experience as a Physician Assistant. Notes: Student Health requires that clinical staff must successfully complete and pass the background check and credentialing process before employment 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. Flexible work schedule to allow afternoon time off is dependent on clinic staffing needs and can be subject to change. Student Health is closed between the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Budgeted Pay Rate/ Range*: $56.79/hr. ‑ $76.51/hr. Full Title Code Pay Range: $56.79/ hr. ‑ $82.82/hr. *Salary offers are based on final candidate qualifications and experience; the budget for the position; and the application of fair, equitable and consistent practices at the University. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs. ucsb.edu Job # 58722
The University of California Police Officers deliver police services to the University and local community. Officers patrol on foot, bicycle and in vehicles; respond to crimes; investigate complaints; arrest offenders; appear in court; respond to medical, fires and other emergencies; control traffic; provide law enforcement and security at major events or assemblies; engage in crime prevention; participate in community liaison meetings; safeguard the custody and disposal of found property and evidence. Reqs: High School Diploma or equivalent certification. Completed the Law Enforcement Academy. Knowledge of State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations as applicable to the police. Competent in defensive tactics and arrest and control techniques. Shows sound judgment and the ability to process information quickly and thoroughly, while making effective and ethical decisions that are trustworthy and in keeping with
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9. Political Pelosi
14. Eggy start
15. Capital of Vietnam
16. “___ a couple seconds ...”
17. Source of coincidental thoughts
19. Manicurist’s expertise
20. Driver’s permit that’s only for the First Lady?
22. Have a sample of
23. Faux ___ (misstep)
24. Copy mistake
27. Amounts owed
31. New Jersey players
35. Regatta racer’s implement
36. Le ___ (French seaport)
37. Decked out
38. “That sound! Is it a giant keyring?”
41. From ___ (effective immediately)
42. Baryshnikov’s company, once
43. Suffix for Nepal
44. Mumford’s backup?
45. Mombasa’s country
46. “Bullet Train” star Pitt
47. “Shameless” network, for short
49. Actress Vardalos
51. Either of my kids, compared to me?
58. Insults, when thrown
59. Obvious sticking point?
61. Monty Python member Michael
62. “Buenos Aires” musical
63. Matchbox Twenty’s Thomas
64. Concert venue
65. Spouts off without reason
66. Old-school icons, slangily
1. Actress Gretchen of “Boardwalk Empire”
2. Satan’s specialty
3. “The Avengers” villain
4. Cambodian language
5. Save point?
6. Wayside taverns
7. Big deposit
8. Rolling Stone article, often
9. Stealthy sort
10. “Henry and June” diarist
11. Part of NdGT
12. Biology class unit
13. Gridiron stat
18. Hi-C ___ Cooler (“Ghostbusters”-inspired drink)
21. “Call of Duty: Black ___”
24. Commuter train stops
25. Owner of Tumblr (until 2018)
26. Jumbo shrimp
28. Bring up memories of
29. Boston hockey player
30. Discworld creator Pratchett
32. Lawn tool
33. Second-largest city in Oklahoma
34. Go too fast
36. QVC rival (and corporate sibling)
37. “Captain Underpants” creator Pilkey
40. “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” singer
46. ___ mi (sandwich on French bread)
48. “Laughing” animal
50. Small amounts
51. “ ___ she blows!”
52. Hearty partner
53. Laptop owner
54. Suddenly bright star
55. Sheepish look, sometimes
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Skilled in the operation of a motor vehicle under emergency and other police‑related driving conditions.
Skill and knowledge in the use and care of all firearms, impact weapons, chemical agents, restraint devices, ECDs, and other safety equipment issued by the Police Department. Ability and experience in using computers, including Microsoft Office applications, and law enforcement databases. Ability and experience serving and working well with the public as a solo officer as well as an effective member of a team. Accurate report writing skills including the proper use of grammar, punctuation, and spelling, as well as the cohesive organization of facts and information.
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Full Salary Range: $44.19/hr. ‑ $55.57/ 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 # 57510
PRODUCTION & OPERATIONS
Performs the full array of duties necessary to fully service the technical production, facility requirements and equipment needs of the Music Department’s events, and supervises the technical support for rehearsals, performances, master classes and guest artists. Responsible for many of the operational duties, aspects of scheduling, monitoring the physical plant for upkeep and repair needs, and submitting and tracking work orders for facilities repair and maintenance as necessary. Works with student, community, and campus organizations that use department facilities for campus events, particularly over the summer months when departmental music events are infrequently scheduled. Participates in the training of student workers in audience safety, front of house, and stage technician skills including lighting and sound. Responsible for the distribution, management and collection of keys for department facilities. Responsible for the assignment of teaching assistant office space, student practice rooms, student lockers and department instruments assigned to student musicians. Responsible for inventory and maintenance of all AV equipment, stage lighting and sound equipment, instruments, tools, and other departmental equipment. Will process and upload all performance recordings for library archival purposes and distribution. Regularly serves as the evening performance manager for department events. Reqs: 1‑3 years of experience in stage technician skills including lighting and sound. 1‑3 years of experience with and technical understanding of AV equipment, stage lighting, and sound equipment, instruments, and tools.
Notes: Variable schedule includes frequent night and weekend work. Academic year hours for this position will primarily be scheduled during afternoon and evening hours, but will vary depending on the volume and complexity of events each week.
The summer quarter schedule of work hours are generally weekdays during business hours. Must be able to perform frequent moderate lifting (20‑50 lbs.) Satisfactory conviction history background check The full salary range is $28.14 ‑ $33.82/hr. The hourly range is $28.14 ‑ $30.21/
hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application review begins 9/27/23. Apply online at www. jobs.ucsb.edu.Job # 59048
ALUMNI AFFAIRS OFFICE
The Programs Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of Alumni Association programs, numerous regional events, and the All‑Gaucho Reunion. The Programs Coordinator must work collaboratively across multiple departments and divisions including the central development office as well as with the various schools and units with the intention of building program partners, increasing capacity and use of the Gaucho Network, and recruiting participants for alumni/ student activities intended to foster philanthropy and engagement.
The Programs Coordinator will provide assistance with researching, analyzing, developing, implementing and executing programs and events designed to engage students and alumni. Using strong organizational communication, and relationship building skills, ensures that long‑term relationships with alumni are fostered and enhanced by all program offerings and opportunities for volunteerism.
The Programs Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and facilitating meetings with alumni affinity and regional groups and provides event management support for in person and virtual social and professional networking events. Reqs: High School Diploma or GED. HS Diploma or GED, 1‑3 yrs Marketing and Communications experience, Social Media Expertise, Project Management skills, Meet Facilitation, Graphic Design Experience, Ability to work under pressure and independently meet deadlines, P knowledge of MS Office, Google Workspace, Canva, and the ability to quickly learn various software programs. Notes: Satisfactory conviction history background check; must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends at staff events; UCSB is a Tobacco‑Free environment. Budgeted/Hiring Salary
Range: $29.17/hr. ‑ $32.00/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application review begins 9/27/2023. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu
Job # 58871
Manages the daily operations of the Associated Student Publications Service. The Coordinator is responsible for organization, purchasing, expenditure control, space utilization and equipment security, and daily operations. In consultation with the Assistant Director for Business Services is responsible for developing innovative solutions to a wide range of business problems. Oversees Notetaking inventories. Develops reports on sales of Readers and Notes Sales. Analyzes profits and loss from these enterprises and recommends course of action to ensure proper use of student fees and appropriate controls over revenues and expenditures to meet Business Services goals. Reqs: Ability to
supervise and evaluate personnel with 1‑3 years of supervisory experience. Ability to work independently, anticipate job requirements, prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously. Exercises a high degree of initiative, problem solving ability, diplomacy and professional judgment. Notes: Campus Security Authority. Satisfactory conviction history background check. Hiring/ Budgeted Salary or Hourly Range: $27.09/hr. ‑ $29.23/hr. Full Salary Range: $24.95/hr. $42.10/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
TECHNICAL SERVICES ENGINEER
THEATER AND DANCE
Oversees all the technical elements and activities (except costumes) related to the department’s season of theater and dance productions.
Acts as liaison between designers and shops to ensure all designs are translated and executed properly. Creates working drawings from designer drawings and elevations for use in shops. Facilitates technical set‑up, operation, and coordination of personnel for technical rehearsals for all mainstage productions.
Recruits, schedules, trains, and supervises student lab production run crews for mainstage productions. Evaluates student crews for grading purposes. Coordinates staff or student employee production supervisors for all mainstage productions. Oversees technical budgets and coordinates budgets with area supervisors. Coordinates production schedules with area supervisors. Hires and supervises career, limited, and student employees. Assists in different tech areas as needed and as time permits. Helps coordinate the technical needs for classroom related productions.
Trains Technical Teaching Assistants and works with them to ensure proper use of spaces and equipment.
Recruits student lab production run crews for several classroom related productions. Hires and supervises production crews for all facility rentals. May teach and supervise student scenic and lighting labs and evaluate their work for grading purposes. May supervise student assistants assigned to productions. Oversees safety and is responsible for use of safe practices in all technical areas.
Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/ training. 1‑3 years of practical technical theater experience (including demonstrated leadership experience).
Notes: Satisfactory conviction history background check Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employer Pull‑Notice Program Ability to work some evenings, weekends, and holidays. Employment may be contingent on medical approval to use a respirator. The full salary range for this position is $29.55 ‑ $51.77/hr.
The budgeted hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay is $29.55 ‑ $32.63/hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application review begins 9/29/23. Apply online at www.jobs. ucsb.edu Job # 57823
We are looking for a self‑motivated technical services engineer to join our Communication Services onsite team! Provide the installation, configuration, administration, and technical support for the Communications Services’ moderately complex Information Technology environment which includes, Voice over IP, central telephone system, application servers, electronic mail server, database servers, directory servers, workstations, peripherals, RF spectrum monitoring which includes, Licensed spectrum, Public Safety, ERRCS and Cellular site management. Monitors the campus’ primary communications facility’s infrastructure, power, HVAC, generator, and safety environment; coordinates repair activities with vendors, performs record‑keeping activities in computerized operational support systems. Performs new equipment evaluations, advises on modifications on such devices and the feasibility of electronic solutions to network technicians, engineers and other professionals utilizing campus and Industry standards, manufacturer reference materials and trade publications. Configures, installs, tests and maintains complex voice and data communications equipment, circuits and services in a blended communications network environment. Trouble‑shoots such systems and subsystems by exercising originality based on analyzing technical data from an understanding of complex voice and data communications systems and the interactions of associated sub systems or by adapting existing practices and techniques. Participates in installation, testing and troubleshooting of transmission facilities, by collecting and interpreting raw data.
Reqs: 4‑6 years Network Operations and Maintenance Various hardware platforms OSI Model Layer 3 protocols at a basic level OSI Model Layer 2 protocols at complex level. 4‑6 years familiar or experience with Telephony operation, Maintenance and System administration.
Notes: Satisfactory completion of a conviction history background check. Must maintain valid CA DL, a clean DMV record and enrollment in DMV Pull‑Notice Program. The full salary range is $32.18 ‑ $57.28/hr. The budgeted hourly range is $35.95 ‑ $44.73/ 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 www.jobs. ucsb.edu. Job # 57696
UCEN EVENTS MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT
Assists the Meetings and Events Manager with checking event confirmations, placing work orders, checking event set‑ups, scheduling students, recruiting, hiring and training student employees. Assists in updating event confirmation prices after events have taken place and emails invoices to clients. Reqs: Must be organized, able to adapt to difficult situations and detail oriented. Notes: Satisfactory conviction history background check. Hiring/Budgeted Salary or Hourly Range: $21.02/hr ‑ $24.72/hr Full Salary Range: $21.02/hr ‑ $29.53/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. Open until filled. Apply online at https:// jobs.ucsb.edu Job #58736
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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: OSCAR LOWENSCHUSS CASE NO.: 23PR00424
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THE PETITION for probate requests that: MAIA LOWENSCHUSS PALMER and LEONARD LOWENSCHUSS be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.
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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:
11/02/2023 AT 9:00 A.M. IN DEPT: SB 5 of the SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, ANACAPA DIVISION, 1100 Anacapa Street, P.O. Box 21107 Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107.
IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law.
YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for
Petitioner: David E. Graff, Esq (SBN: 232343) 317 East Carrillo Street,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 963‑8611
Published Sep 14, 21, 28 2023.
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: RICHARD ANTHONY CHANDOS CASE NO.: 23PR00434
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of RICHARD ANTHONY CHANDOS
A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: AMY SUSAN CHANDOS in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara
THE PETITION for probate requests that: LINDA CHANDOS 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: 12/28/2023 AT 9:00 A.M. IN DEPT: 5 of the SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, ANACAPA DIVISION, 1100 Anacapa Street, P.O. Box 21107 Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑1107.
IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear
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shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. DATED AUGUST 29, 2023, COLLEEN K. STERNE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.
Published Sep 14, 21, 28. Oct 5 2023.
IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: ROVIN
GARCIA and MIRNA RAMIREZ
CASE NUMBER: 23CV03293
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: (Last, First Middle)
RAMIERZ, GENESIS GARCIA
TO: (Last, First) GARCIA
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 OCTOBER
18, 2023, 10:00 AM, DEPT 3, SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA 1110
Anacapa Street 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 AUGUST
31, 2023, THOMAS P. ANDERLE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. Published Sep 14, 21, 28. Oct 5 2023.
IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: MIKE
CASE NUMBER: 23CV03613
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: MIKE IGOREVICH
TO: MIKHAIL IGOREVICH
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 OCTOBER
25, 2023, 10:00 AM, DEPT 3, SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA 1110
Anacapa Street 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 AUGUST 31, 2023, THOMAS P. ANDERLE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT.
Published Sep 14, 21, 28. Oct 5 2023.
IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME:
ANTONIO MIRA ABAD
CASE NUMBER: 23CV03652
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: ANTONIO MIRA ABAD
TO: ANTONIO MIRA
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 OCTOBER 25, 2023, 10:00 AM, DEPT 3, SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA 1110 Anacapa Street 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 SEPTEMBER 5, 2023,
THOMAS P. ANDERLE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. Published Sep 14, 21, 28. Oct 5 2023.
IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME:
CASE NUMBER: 23CV03724
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: DARLENE RICHARD
TO: DARLENE RICHARD LOVE
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 NOVEMBER 1, 2023, 10:00 AM, DEPT SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA 1110 Anacapa Street 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 AUGUST 31, 2023, THOMAS P. ANDERLE, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. Published Sep 21, 28. Oct 5, 12 2023.
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE
(Division 6 of the Commercial Code) Escrow No. L‑ 040907‑JB
(1) Notice is hereby given to creditors of the within named Seller(s) that a bulk sale is about to be made on personal property hereinafter described.
(2) The name and business addresses of the seller are: LEE, HYUN MO AND LEE, SEUNG KEUM, 185 S. PATTERSON AVE STE D, GOLETA, CA 93111
(3) The location in California of the chief executive office of the Seller is:
(4) The names and business address
of the Buyer(s) are: SUNS WIRELESS, INC, 2528 W. OLYMPIC BLVD #109 LA CA 90006
(5) The location and general description of the assets to be sold are: FURNITURE, FIXTURE EQUIPMENT, COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE, GOODWILL, TRADE‑NAME, LEASE, LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS of that certain business located at: 185 S. PATTERSON AVE STE D, GOLETA, CA
(6) The business name used by the seller(s) at said location is: CHOI’S ORIENTAL MARKET
(7) The anticipated date of the bulk sale is OCTOBER 10, 2023 , at the office of TOWER ESCROW INC, 3400 W. OLYMPIC BLVD, #201, LOS ANGELES, CA 90019 , Escrow No. L‑ 040907‑JB , Escrow Officer: JULIE BAHANG
(8) Claims may be filed with Same as “7” above.
(9) The last date for filing claims is: OCTOBER 9, 2023
(10) This Bulk Sale is subject to Section 6106.2 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
(11) As listed by the Seller, all other business names and addresses used by the Seller within three years before the date such list was sent or delivered to the Buyer are: NONE
Dated: SEPTEMBER 7, 2023
TRANSFEREES: SUNS WIRELESS, INC, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION
ORD‑1865081 SANTA BARBARA
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Sections 21700 through 21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Patterson/101 Allstore Self‑Storage, will sell at public sale, the following delinquent occupant’s(s’) stored contents, by competitive bidding ending on September 28 th , 2023 at 11 am. Property has been stored by the occupant(s) and is located at Patterson/101 Allstore Self‑ Storage, 98 North Patterson Avenue, Santa Barbara, California 93111. Competitive bid auction available online only at www.storagetreasures.com The property being sold is described as:
Unit #H136 ‑ Robyn Harris Misc household items, mattress, headboards, toys, kid’s furniture, racks/shelving, sewing machine, electronics, clothing, boxes contents unknown, bags contents unknown, personal effects Purchases must be picked up at the above location and paid for at the time of purchase with cash or credit card only. All purchased goods are sold as is, where is, and must be removed at the time of sale. The sale is subject to prior cancellation in the event of settlement between Owner and Occupant(s). Dated this 14 th day of September, 2023 and this 21 st day of September, 2023.
SELF‑STORAGE (805) 964‑0924
For bidding technical questions ‑ Storage Treasures (480) 397‑6503
NOTICE IS hereby given that, on October 3, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the Board of Supervisor’s Hearing Room located in the Joseph Centeno Administration Building, 511 East Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria, the Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Barbara intends to consider entering into a Real Property Agreement in order to accept an Easement Deed over a portion of Parcels 155‑020‑037 and ‑038 in exchange for the County to transfer a portion of the real property interest of Parcel 155‑020‑015 in fee with a permanent easement interest reserved to the County to allow for ongoing oversight of the Toro Canyon Oil Water Separator Facilities by the County of Santa
Barbara. For more information please contact Cathleen Garnand at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES SPRING STREET COURTHOUSE BOLTHOUSE LAND COMPANY, LLC, a California limited liability company; WM. BOLTHOUSE FARMS, INC., a Michigan corporation. and GRIMMWAY ENTERPRISES, INC., a Delaware corporation, DIAMOND FARMING COMPANY, a California corporation; LAPIS LAND COMPANY, LLC, a California limited liability company; RUBY LAND COMPANY, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company; Plaintiffs, VS. ALL PERSONS CLAIMING A RIGHT TO EXTRACT OR STORE GROUNDWATER IN THE CUYAMA VALLEY GROUNDWATER BASIN (NO. 3‑013); ALL PERSONS UNKNOWN, CLAIMING ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE RIGHT, TITLE, ESTATE, LIEN, OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT ADVERSE TO PLAINTIFF’S TITLE, OR ANY CLOUD UPON PLAINTIFF’S TITLE THERETO; DOES 1 THROUGH 5000 and THE PERSONS NAMED AS DEFENDANTS IDENTIFIED ON EXHIBIT D TO THIS COMPLAINT as may be amended from time to time
Case No.: BCV‑21‑101927 Complex Action (Complaint Filed: 8/17/2021)
NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT OF GROUNDWATER BASIN ADJUDICATION OF THE CUYAMA VALLEY GROUNDWATER BASIN (NO. 3‑013)
Assigned for All Purposes to: The Honorable Yvette M. Palazuelos
NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT OF GROUNDWATER BASIN ADJUDICATION OF THE CUYAMA VALLEY GROUNDWATER BASIN (NO. 3‑013)
NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT OF GROUNDWATER BASIN
ADJUDICATION [ADAM, DENA; ALMANZA, OSCAR SALINAS; ALVARADO, LUIS DAVID; ALVAREZ, MARIO M; ANDERSON TRUST DATED 2/19/98; ARBAYO‑GIL, MATTHEW JOSHUA; ARREOLA, ANGELICA MARGARITA; ASHTON, RICHARD J; ASKEW, JAMES/LUCY; AZEVEDO FRANCISCO FAMILY TRUST 5/29/02; BALUTCH, NADJIB; BARNES, RUSSELL; BLOSE, BARRETT S & SMITH NICOLE D 2009 REVOCABLE TRUS; BOSTER, MELINDA MAE; BOUGHERS, WILLIAM R; BREEDLOVE, DONNA J; BREEDLOVE, EDWARD; BRODERSEN LIVING TRUST; BROOKOVER, NELLIE F S; BROUGH, CAROL; BROWN, LARRY G; BUCKMASTER, THOMAS J; BUFFINGTON, SHERREL; CAMPOS, ANTONIO V; CARPENTER, JOSHUA ROBERT; CARPENTER TROY G; CARRANZA, MARIA R; CARROLL, DENNIS; CARSON, MARVIN J EST/OF; CASTILLO, JOSE NEGRETE/JOSEFINA MUNOZ G; CERVANTES, ANTONIO REVOCABLE FAMILY TRUST 3/31/20; CHOUNET, FRANK PAUL; CLARK, RICHARD/LISA; COMSTOCK, J; CONTINENTAL TELEPHONE COMPANY/ CALIFORNIA; CORTEZ, ARNULFO; CRUZ, JENNIFFER; CUEVAS, GUSTAVO CORTES; CURTO, BART J/ DOLORES TR 6‑24‑91; CUYAMA VALLEY RECREATION DISTRICT; PANG TOAN NGHIA; DAWOODJEE ‘ SHAUKAT ABDULLA & AYESHA REVOCABLE TRUST; DEATON, KENNETH GERALD; DEBUSSCHERE, DONALD B INDIVIDUAL LIVING TRUST 8/22/02; DEICK, BRADLEY & THERESA LIVING TRUST; DIAZ JOSE CANUTO; DIAZ MARIO; DOMINQUEZ AURELIANO; DREWSICH ROBERT; DUE LIMONI LLC; EDDY JACOB; EDWARDS BRIAN W/ERIN WELLS;EDWARDS
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS REQUEST
TO CHANGE RATES FOR GAS TRANSPORTATION (VENTURA COMPRESSOR MODERNIZATION (VCM) PROJECT)
APPLICATION FILING A.23-08-019
Why am I receiving this notice?
On August 24, 2023, Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas®) filed the Ventura Compressor Modernization (VCM) Project Application (A.23-08-019) with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The application is requesting a total of $578 million. If the CPUC approves this application, SoCalGas will recover costs beginning in 2032. This will impact your monthly bill.
Why is SoCalGas requesting this rate change?
The VCM Project will support continued reliable supply of natural gas to residential, business, industrial, and agricultural customers in Ventura and along the Central Coast of California It also facilitates maintaining adequate inventory in the La Goleta storage field, by replacing the three existing nearly 40-year-old natural gas compressors with two electric and two natural gas compressors. Modernization of the facility is critical and needed due to the limited functionality and reliability of the existing equipment, coupled with changes in local gas supply. This project is estimated to result in a nearly 75% reduction in permitted oxides of nitrogen (NO ) emissions as compared to the existing facility
How could this affect my monthly gas rates?
If SoCalGas’ rate request is approved by the CPUC, the average residential monthly bill using 36 therms per month would increase by approximately [$.27] or [0.4%] per month in 2034. Recovery in rates for the proposed project would occur from 2032- 2083 (50 years)
How does the rest of this process work?
This application will be assigned to a CPUC Administrative Law Judge who will consider proposals and evidence presented during the formal hearing process. The Administrative Law Judge will issue a proposed decision that may adopt SoCalGas’s application, modify it, or deny it. Any CPUC Commissioner may sponsor an alternate decision with a different outcome. The proposed decision, and any alternate decisions, will be discussed and voted upon by the CPUC Commissioners at a public CPUC Voting Meeting.
Parties to the proceeding may review SoCalGas' application, including the Public Advocates Office. The Public Advocates Office is an independent consumer advocate within the CPUC that represents customers to obtain the lowest possible rate for service consistent with reliable and safe service levels. For more information, please call 1-415-703-1584, email PublicAdvocatesOffice@cpuc.ca.gov, or visit PublicAdvocates.cpuc.ca.gov
Where can I get more information?
Mail: Jeffery Salazar, Regulatory Business Manager for SoCalGas, 555 West Fifth Street, GT14D6 Los Angeles, CA 90013
A copy of the Application and any related documents may also be reviewed at www.socalgas.com/regulatory/cpuc
Contact CPUC Please visit apps.cpuc.ca.gov/c/A2308019 to submit a comment about this proceeding on the CPUC Docket Card. Here you can also view documents and other public comments related to this proceeding.
Your participation by providing your thoughts on SoCalGas's request can help the CPUC make an informed decision.
If you have questions about CPUC processes, you may contact the CPUC’s Public Advisor’s Office at:
Phone: 1-866-849-8390 (toll-free) or 1-415-703-2074
Mail: CPUC Public Advisor’s Office 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102
Please reference SoCalGas’ VCM Application 23-08-019 in any communications you have with the CPUC regarding this matter.
INDEPENDENT.COM SEPTEMBER 21, 2023 THE INDEPENDENT 57 INDEPENDENT.COM SEPTEMBER 21, 2023 THE INDEPENDENT 57 INDEPENDENT CLASSIFIEDS PHON E 805-965-5205 EMAIL ADVERTISING@INDEPENDENT.COM
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY Illustrative Change in Class Average Rates Due to Proposed VCM Project Effective January 1, 2034 Customer Class Present Rates Proposed 2034 Rates* ¢/therm Change % Change (¢/therm) (¢/therm) (¢/therm) Residential (Core)** 114.443 114.443 0 0.0% Commercial/Industrial (Core)** 62.829 62.829 0 0.0% Commercial/Industrial-Distribution Level (Noncore) 19.714 19.714 0 0.0% Electric Generation-Distribution Level Tier 1 (Noncore)*** 32.117 32.117 0 0.0% Electric Generation-Distribution Level Tier 2 (Noncore)*** 22.905 22.905 0 0.0% Transmission Level Service **** 15.422 15.422 0 0.0% Backbone Transportation Service (¢/decatherm/day)***** 54.908 62.251 7.343 13.4% System Total 47.446 48.188 0.742 1.6% * 2034 Rate illustration shows the highest year rate impact. ** Core customers generally use smaller quantities of gas and the utility purchases their gas. *** Noncore customers are generally large gas users who purchase their own natural gas supplies for SoCalGas to transport. **** Transmission Level Service is for noncore service on the Local Transmission System from the SoCal Citygate. ***** Backbone Transportation Service are rights that customers may purchase to transport gas
the backbone system to the SoCal Citygate. Core customers who purchase gas
charge included in the gas commodity rate.
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THIS NOTICE IS IMPORTANT. ANY RIGHTS YOU CLAIM TO PUMP OR STORE GROUNDWATER FROM THE BASIN IDENTIFIED IN THIS NOTICE MAY BE AFFECTED BY A LAWSUIT INITIATED BY THE FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT SUMMARIZED BELOW.
A copy of the First Amended Complaint may be obtained by contacting the Plaintiff or the Plaintiff’s attorney identified in this notice. If you claim rights to pump or store groundwater within the basin, either now or in the future, you may become a party to this lawsuit by filing an answer to the lawsuit on or before the deadline specified in this Notice. You may file an Answer by completing the attached form Answer, filing it with the court indicated in this notice, and sending a copy of the form 4 Answer to Plaintiffs or the Plaintiffs’ attorney.
Groundwater Basin, Department of Water Resources Bulletin 118 Groundwater Basin No. 3‑013.
A map of the Cuyama Valley Groundwater Basin is available at: hftps://sgma.water.ca. goviportaligsp/preview/32.
2. Case No. BCV‑21‑101927, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Spring Street, Courthouse, Civil Complex Center located at 312 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Assigned to the Honorable Yvette
M. Palazuelos, Department 9.
3. The First Amended Complaint may be obtained from and a copy of the form Answer should be sent to Plaintiffs’ attorneys, who may be contacted at the following mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses:
Richard G. Zimmer William T. Zimmer Zimmer & Melton, LLP 11601 Bolthouse Drive, Suite 100 Bakersfield, CA 93311 Tel: (661 463‑6700 rzimmer@zimmermelton. com, wzimmer@zimmermelton. com
the information below.
is (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93121‑ 1107
The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es):
HARLAN M. REESE, ESQ. (CA BAR NO.: 118226), REESE LAW GROUP, 3168 Lionshead Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92010; 760/842‑ 5850 (File No. 567544)
DATE (Fecha): 6/27/2022 Clerk (Secretario), by /s/ JOHNNY AVILES, Deputy (Adjunto) (SEAL) 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28/23 CNS‑3734700# SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT
SUMMONS (CITACIÓN JUDICIAL)
Robert G. Kuhs Andrew K. Sheffield LeBeau Thelen, LLP 5001 E. Commercenter Drive, Suite 300 Post Office Box 12092 Bakersfield, CA 93389‑2092 Tel: (661) 325‑8962 rkuhs@lebeauthelen. com, email@example.com
Case Number (Numero del Caso): 22CV03628
NOTICE TO DEFENDANT:
(AVISO AL DEMANDADO):
LIVING TRUST 8/12/19; KURATH
ROGER; LAZARO GLORIA; LEMUS
7/29/10; PORTWOOD DAVID/
STATE OF INDIANA ) FAYETTE SUPERIOR COURT ) SS:
3/23/88; VASQUEZ ERIC FRANK; VAUGHN NEIL; VELASQUEZ FRANCISCO GABRIEL; WALL
STATE OF INDIANA ) FAYETTE SUPERIOR COURT ) SS:
Failing to Participate in this lawsuit could have a significant adverse effect on any right to pump or store groundwater that you may have. You may seek the advice of an attorney in relation to this lawsuit. Such an attorney should be, consulted promptly. A Case Management Conference in this groundwater basin adjudication proceeding shall occur on the date specified in this notice. If you intend to participate in the groundwater adjudication proceeding to which this Notice applied, you are advised to attend the initial Case Management Conference in person or have an attorney represent you at the initial Case Management Conference.
You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case.
¡AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación.
JAMES M. DELORETO, in individual and representative capacity as Trustee of Testamentary Trust YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): CHRIS LANGER
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.
COUNTY OF FAYETTE ) 2023 TERM
RUBEN LEON; LENZ TONYA M;
LISA FAMILY TRUST 8/14/98; PRECIADO ROSITA; QUIRK
COUNTY OF FAYETTE ) 2023 TERM
STATE OF INDIANA ) FAYETTE SUPERIOR COURT ) SS: COUNTY OF FAYETTE ) 2023 TERM
DANIEL P; WALL MATT/DONNA; WARD RACHEL; WARREN JOHN
IN RE THE MARRIAGE NO. 21D01-1402-DR-067 OF SARAH GRUBBS Petitioner AND ANDRE’ COLUMBO Respondent
STATE OF INDIANA ) FAYETTE SUPERIOR COURT
) SS: COUNTY OF FAYETTE ) 2023 TERM
IN RE THE MARRIAGE NO. 21D01-1402-DR-067 OF SARAH GRUBBS Petitioner AND ANDRE’ COLUMBO Respondent
IN RE THE MARRIAGE NO. 21D01-1402-DR-067 OF SARAH GRUBBS Petitioner AND ANDRE’ COLUMBO Respondent
NOTICE OF HEARING
IN RE THE MARRIAGE NO. 21D01-1402-DR-067 OF SARAH GRUBBS Petitioner AND ANDRE’ COLUMBO Respondent NOTICE OF HEARING
NOTICE OF HEARING
NOTICE OF HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the Petitioner, Sarah Grubbs, on October 27, 2021 a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage was filed in the Fayette Superior Court, Cause No. 21D01-1402-DR-067, seeking the dissolution of marriage of Sarah Grubbs and Andre ’ Columbo. Such Petition will be heard on October 3, 2023 at 2:00 P.M in the Fayette Superior, 401 N Central Ave, Connersville, IN 47331 , Telephone: 765-825-1775. Any person has the right to appear at the hearing and to file objections.
Notice is hereby given that the Petitioner, Sarah Grubbs, on October 27, 2021 a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage was filed in the Fayette Superior Court, Cause No. 21D01-1402-DR-067, seeking the dissolution of marriage of Sarah Grubbs and Andre ’ Columbo. Such Petition will be heard on October 3, 2023 at 2:00 P.M in the Fayette Superior 401 N Central Ave, Connersville, IN 47331 , Telephone: 765-825-1775. Any person has the right to appear at the hearing and to file objections.
Notice is hereby given that the Petitioner, Sarah Grubbs, on October 27, 2021 a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage was filed in the Fayette Superior Court, Cause No. 21D01-1402-DR-067, seeking the dissolution of marriage of Sarah Grubbs and Andre Columbo. Such Petition will be heard on October 3, 2023 at 2:00 P.M in the Fayette Superior, 401 N Central Ave, Connersville, IN 47331 , Telephone: 765-825-1775. Any person has the right to appear at the hearing and to file objections.
Participation requires the production of all information regarding your groundwater use. Within three months of appearing in this action you must serve on all other parties, and the special master, if one is appointed, an initial disclosure that includes all of the information listed in Code of Civil Procedure section 842. A form Answer is provided for your convenience. You may fill out the form Answer and file it with the court. Should you choose to file the form answer, it will serve as an Answer to all Complaints and Cross‑Complaints filed in this case. The following information is provided pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 836(a)(1)(B):
1. Name of Basin: Cuyama Valley
4. The First Amended Complaint seeks a comprehensive adjudication of the Cuyama Valley Groundwater Basin (Basin) and alleges two causes of action. The First Cause of Action for Comprehensive Adjudication and Physical Solution pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure sections 830 to 852 seeks a comprehensive judgment that determines and fixes the respective rights and priorities of the parties, and their respective successor in interest, to the extraction and use of Basin groundwater and the right to Basin storage space, among all users, a preliminary injunction to provide for management of the Basin, on an interlocutory basis, through entry of final judgment and any appeal, pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 847, and to provide a physical solution for the perpetual and continuous management of the Basin pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure sections 834, 849 and 850. The Second Cause of Action Quiet Title seeks to quiet title to interests in the Basin groundwater and storage space appurtenant to Plaintiffs’ real property as of the date the First Amended Complaint is filed as against any adverse claims pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure sections 760.010 to 764.080. Plaintiffs additionally seek costs of suit and such other and further relief as the court deems just and proper.
Notice for Public Comment
County of Santa Barbara Public Health Department
Notice is hereby given that the Petitioner, Sarah Grubbs, on October 27, 2021 a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage was filed in the Fayette Superior Court, Cause No. 21D01-1402-DR-067, seeking the dissolution of marriage of Sarah Grubbs and Andre ’ Columbo. Such Petition will be heard on October 3, 2023 at 2:00 P.M in the Fayette Superior, 401 N Central Ave, Connersville, IN 47331 , Telephone: 765-825-1775. Any person has the right to appear at the hearing and to file objections.
Environmental Health Services Division SMU Program
NOTE: Petitioner is required to publish Notice in a newspaper of general circulation the County in which the last known location was of the respondent – to be published weekly for three (3) consecutive weeks, with the last publication to be at least thirty (30) days prior to the scheduled hearing.
The Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services Division, Site Mitigation Unit Program is accepting comments for the proposed case closure at the following location: Former Honda Motorcycle Dealership 408 Chapala Street
NOTE: Petitioner is required to publish Notice in a newspaper of general circulation the County in which the last known location was of the respondent – to be published weekly for three (3) consecutive weeks, with the last publication to be at least thirty (30) days prior to the scheduled hearing.
5. You must appear in this comprehensive adjudication within thirty days after receiving this Notice.
Dated: March 8, 2022
Dated: March 8, 2022 ZIMMER & MELTON, LLP
NOTE: Petitioner is required to publish Notice in a newspaper of general circulation the County in which the last known location was of the respondent – to be published weekly for three (3) consecutive weeks, with the last publication to be at least thirty (30) days prior to the scheduled hearing.
NOTE: Petitioner is required to publish Notice in a newspaper of general circulation the County in which the last known location was of the respondent – to be published weekly for three (3) consecutive weeks, with the last publication to be at least thirty (30) days prior to the scheduled hearing.
Santa Barbara, California
Public comment may be submitted in writing, no later than October 23, 2023. Copies of a fact sheet and the site file are available for review on the GeoTracker website at: https://geotracker.waterboards.ca.gov/profile_report.asp?global_id=T10000017038
If you need additional information or would like to comment on this proposed case closure, please contact:
Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services SMU Program
2125 S. Centerpointe Parkway, Room #333 Santa Maria, California 93455 (805) 346-8216
Attn: Mr. Tom Rejzek, TRejzek@sbcphd.org
By: RICHARD G. ZIMMER, ESQ. WILLIAM T. ZIMMER, ESQ. Attorneys for Plaintiffs BOLTHOUSE LAND COMPANY, LLC and WM. BOLTHOUSE FARMS, INC. LEBEAU‑THELEN, LLP
By: ROBERT G. KUHS Attorneys for Plaintiffs Grimmway Enterprises, Inc., Diamond Farming Company, Lapis Land Company, LLC, and Ruby Land Company, LLC
Published Sep 21, 28. Oct 5, 12 2023.
SUMMONS SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL)
CASE NUMBER (Número del Caso): 22CV02400
NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): CARLOS
GARCIA YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read
Tiene 30 DÍAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le dé un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court
Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal group. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Website (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association.
NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. iAVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación. Tiene 30 DÍAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en el formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más
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información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www. sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y dirección de la corte es):
SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT
1100 ANACAPA STREET
SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101; Anacapa Division
The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Mark Potter, Esq., Center for Disability Access, 100 Pine Street, Ste. 1250, San Francisco, CA 94111 (858)
Date: (Fecha) September 22, 2022.
Darrel E. Parker Clerk (Secretario) Leili Hejazi Deputy (Adjunto)
Published Sep 7, 14, 21, 28 2023.
CASE NAME: Baby Girl Jovel
CITATION FOR PUBLICATION
UNDER WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS CODE SECTION
CASE NUMBER: 23JD00130‑001
1. To (names of persons to be notified, if known, including names on birth certificate): Luis Ernesto Jovel, aka Luis Ernesto Jove! Arevalo, and any known or unknown fathers and anyone claiming to be a parent of (child’s name): Baby Girl Jove! born on (date): 05/15/2023 at (name of hospital or other place of birth and city and state): Marian Medical Center, Santa Maria, California
2 A hearing will be held
Fn (date): 11/09/2023 at (time):
1:00 p.m. in Dept.: 12 Room: located at El court address above
111 other (specify address): *This hearing will be held remotely. if you wish to appear by telephone, your attorney in this case must notify the Court on the day of the hearing, prior to the hearing calendar. If you wish to appear in person, notify your attorney in this case. If you do not have an attorney and you wish to appear for the hearing, you must
contact the Court. The remote hearing will be confidential. You must not record the hearing, allow others to listen to the hearing, or disclose to others what occurs during the hearing. Participants who violate confidentiality may be subject to criminal and civil sanctions.
3. At the hearing the court will consider the recommendations of the social worker or probation officer.
4. The social worker or probation officer will recommend that your child be freed from your legal custody so that the child may be adopted. If the court follows the recommendation, all your parental rights to the child will be terminated.
You have the right to be present at the hearing, to present evidence, and you have the right to be represented by an attorney. If you do not have an attorney and cannot afford to hire one, the court will appoint an attorney for you. If the court terminates your parental rights, the order may be final. The court will proceed with this hearing whether or not you are present.
Date: 8/30/2023 Paule
Smith,Deputy ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY Trevor C. Creel PO Box 456 Atascadero, California 93423‑0456 TELEPHONE NO.: (805) 540‑5549 FAX NO. E‑MAIL
ADDRESS ATTORNEY FOR SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF San Luis Obispo STREET ADDRESS: Courthouse Annex, 1035 Palm St. MAILING ADDRESS: CITY AND ZIP CODE: San Luis Obispo 93408 BRANCH NAME: Juvenile Court
Published Sep 14, 21, 28. Oct 5 2023.
T.S. No. 23004020‑1 CA APN: 067‑082‑015 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALEYOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07/29/2009.
UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER . A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal
credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below.
The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale.
Trustor: SUE J. CHESTER, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Duly Appointed Trustee: ZBS Law, LLP Deed of Trust Recorded on 08/04/2009, as Instrument No. 2009‑0047528 The subject Deed of Trust was modified by a Document recorded 09/18/2020 as Instrument Number 2020‑0050805 of Official Records of Santa Barbara County, California; Date of Sale:
10/11/2023 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Main Entrance to the County Courthouse, Santa Barbara County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $280,725.83 Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt owed. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 805 VIA CAMPOBELLOSANTA BARBARA, CA 93111 Described as follows:
As more fully described on said Deed of Trust. A.P.N #.: 067‑082‑015 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to
the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY
OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (855) 976‑3916 or visit this Internet Web site www.auction. com using the file number assigned to this case 23004020‑1 CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale.
NOTICE TO TENANT: You may have a right to purchase this property after the trustee auction pursuant to Section 2924m of the California Civil Code. If you are an “eligible tenant buyer,” you can purchase the property if you match the last and highest bid placed at
the trustee auction. If you are an “eligible bidder,” you may be able to purchase the property if you exceed the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. There are three steps to exercising this right of purchase. First, 48 hours after the date of the trustee sale, you can call (855) 976‑3916 or visit this Internet Web site https:// tracker.auction. com/sb1079 using the file number assigned to this case 23004020‑1 CA to find the date on which the trustee’s sale was held, the amount of the last and highest bid, and the address of the trustee.
Second, you must send a written notice of intent to place a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 15 days after the trustee’s sale. Third, you must submit a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 45 days after the trustee’s sale. If you think you may qualify as an “eligible tenant buyer” or “eligible bidder,” you should consider contacting an attorney or appropriate real estate professional immediately for advice regarding this potential right to purchase.
Dated: 09/14/2023 ZBS Law, LLP, as Trustee 30 Corporate Park, Suite 450 , Irvine, CA 92606For Non‑Automated Sale Information, call: (714)
848‑7920For Sale Information: (855) 976‑ 3916 or www.auction.com
Michael Busby, Trustee Sale
Officer This office is enforcing a security interest of your creditor. To the extent that your obligation has been discharged by a bankruptcy court or is subject to an automatic stay of a bankruptcy, this notice is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a demand for payment or any attempt to collect such obligation. EPP 38165 Pub Dates 09/21, 09/28,
HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara (HASBARCO) will receive sealed proposals for Housing Supportive Services for Buena Tierra (residential building) located at 6021 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA, until 2:30 p.m. on September 26, 2023, at 815 West Ocean Avenue, Lompoc, CA, or emailed to shereeaulman@hasbarco. org. Proposals will be held in confidence and not released in any manner until after contract award.
Proposed forms of contract documents, including specifications, are available on the HASBARCO website www.hasbarco.org.
Please contact Sheree Aulman, Construction Contract Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara (HASBARCO) will receive sealed proposals for Security Services for Buena Tierra (residential building) located at 6021 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA, until 2:00 p.m. on September 26, 2023, at 815 West Ocean Avenue, Lompoc, CA, or emailed to email@example.com. Proposals will be held in confidence and not released in any manner until after contract award.
Proposed forms of contract documents, including specifications, are available on the HASBARCO website www.hasbarco.org.
Please contact Sheree Aulman, Construction Contract Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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