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& Garden ⬘ BY TYLER HAYDEN & CALLIE FAUSEY ⬘ Your Complete Guide to Santa Barbara Earth Day Plus: How to Protect and Beautify Your Patch of the Planet HIGH SCHOOL SPRING MUSICALS UNITY AT UCSB MEGA SHABBAT I.V. CLIFFS CLAIM ANOTHER LIFE HOMELESS COUNT RESULTS POODLE ON LA CUMBRE HOUSING DISPUTE +
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Apr 26

A Celebration Fusing Spirituals and

Dance Alonzo King LINES Ballet Deep River

Alonzo King, Artistic Director

Fri, Apr 26 / 8 PM / Arlington Theatre (note new venue)

Tickets start at $35 / $19 UCSB students

Choreographer Alonzo King’s newest creation, Deep River, uses spiritual music from Black and Jewish traditions alongside original compositions by Jason Moran to assert the power of hope in the face of seemingly impossible odds.

Apr 27

Kronos Quartet | Five Decades

Sat, Apr 27 / 8 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall

Tickets start at $30 / $10 UCSB students

“The most far-ranging ensemble geographically, nationally and stylistically the world has ever known.”

Los Angeles Times

San Francisco’s illustrious Kronos Quartet marks 50 years of challenging and reimagining what a string quartet can be with a program of new commissions, signature works and pieces from its Fifty for the Future project.

May 7

Marine

Biologist and Policy Expert

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

What if We Get It Right? Visions of Climate Futures

Tue, May 7 (note new date) / 7:30 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall

Tickets start at $20

FREE for UCSB students (registration required; limited availability)

Marine biologist, policy advisor and writer Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson encourages us to step away from hopelessness and explore what the future would look like if we forged ahead with solutions to address the climate crisis.

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May 8

UCSB Reads Author Event

Susan Magsamen and Ivy Ross

Your Brain on Art: How the Arts Transform Us

Wed, May 8 / 7:30 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall

FREE (registration recommended)

Your Brain On Art explores the science of neuroaesthetics, an emerging field that connects artistic practice and aesthetic experience to cognitive performance and human flourishing. Authors Susan Magsamen and Ivy Ross show how activities from painting and dancing to expressive writing, architecture and more are essential to our lives.

Books will be available for purchased and signing, courtesy of Chaucer’s

May 10

Award-winning Conservation Photographer

Cristina Mittermeier

Between Land and Sea: Saving Our Oceans to Save Ourselves

Fri, May 10 (note new date) / 7:30 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall

Tickets start at $20 / $10 all students (with valid ID)

“The ocean isn’t just a victim of climate change – it is our solution.” – Cristina Mittermeier

Working at the intersection of art and science, National Geographic photographer Cristina Mittermeier drives conservation efforts through storytelling and explores how inextricably linked we are to that most sacred element – water.

Earth, Air, Fire, Water Series Sponsors: Patricia & Paul Bragg Foundation, Audrey & Timothy O. Fisher, Justin Brooks Fisher Foundation, and Sara Miller McCune

May 17

2023 Pulitzer Prize Finalist and Bestselling Author

Xochitl Gonzalez

Latinx Voices Are American Voices

Fri, May 17 / 7:30 PM / UCSB Campbell Hall

$20 / FREE for UCSB students (registration recommended)

Arrive starting at 5 PM for LatinXtravaganza Santa Barbara, a vibrant celebration of Latinx culture and history.

In her acclaimed novels Olga Dies Dreaming and Anita de Monte Laughs Last as well as her writings for The Atlantic, Xochitl Gonzalez examines class, gentrification and the American Dream with love and wry humor.

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FREE ART ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES

The activities in this installation are inspired by the photographs of Janna Ireland on view in the in current exhibition Janna Ireland: True Story Index Cut, arrange, paste, draw, pose, and photograph to tell your own story. This free, interactive space for all ages is designed for the hands-on exploration of themes resonating from the Museum’s changing special exhibitions or permanent collection. It is staffed by a Museum Teaching Artist with Family Gallery Guides and a variety of art-making materials.

Our Indy intern Chloe Shanfeld has helped us explore the art and cultural world of Santa Barbara, diving into local entertainment. Not only does Shanfeld cover the arts, but she also enjoys making art herself.

When did you start your internship at the Independent? What has been your favorite story to work on so far? I started working for the Indy in the fall of 2023 in the Arts and Entertainment section. My favorite story to work on so far has been my feature on the band Poolside. They are one of my favorite bands, and I had a lot of fun interviewing the front man, Jeffrey Paradise, and getting to see their show at SOhO.

What got you started in journalism? Are you hoping to make this your future career? I initially became interested in journalism during my sophomore year at UCSB when I took creative nonfiction writing and magazine writing classes, both with Professor Ellen Whittet, who encouraged me to pursue a professional writing minor. My brother is also a professional entertainment journalist and a huge inspiration for my interest in pursuing a career in either entertainment and/or journalism.

What do you like to do for fun/for relaxation? If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? I’m an avid crocheter and love to wear my own creations. I spend a lot of my free time reading, discovering new music, and listening to true crime podcasts. I like to start my mornings with yoga or with a run and have even run two half-marathons. I have a big group of girl friends who all love to go to concerts and music festivals, try new restaurants, or have a game night in. My perfect day would definitely include a hike, enjoying good food, and playing games with my family and friends.

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I.V. Cliffs Claim Another Life

The victim of Saturday’s fatal fall from the cliffs beneath 625 Del Playa Drive has been identified as 23-year-old Jacob William Aladar Parker, a 2023 graduate of UCSB and current resident of San Diego. Known as Jake to his friends, Parker was in town for the weekend-long All-Gaucho Reunion.

Sources say that Parker had climbed over the barrier fence to the house on Saturday around 2:35 p.m. when he tripped and fell down the 50-foot cliffs. He was transported to Cottage Hospital’s ER in Santa Barbara, but pronounced dead later that day. A toxicology report showed no drugs in his system.

In a GoFundMe page set up on behalf of Parker’s family, organizer Raquel Startz said Parker was “a loving son, caring sibling, loyal friend, proud UCSB graduate, sharp entrepreneur, avid Bay Area sports fan, model of health, and a prolific lover of music.”

Director of Isla Vista Community Services District Spencer Brandt urged property owners to make a move, echoing Supervisor Laura Capps’s statements over the weekend

“begging” them to raise their fence heights. “This just further emphasizes the need for higher fences,” he said. “Simply put, people can’t climb over higher fences.”

Brandt added that building records show no recent permits for the property, indicating that plans to increase its fence height were not in the works prior to this incident. The property’s fence reportedly stands at 3.5 feet tall.

Parker is the 14th person to have died from a cliff accident in Isla Vista in the past 20 years and the third in the last three years. In 2022, another UCSB alum died after falling from the bluffs on the same block during that year’s All-Gaucho Reunion. Then last September, 19-year-old SBCC student Benjamin “Benny” Schurmer also fell to his death, prompting a countywide effort led by Supervisor Capps to improve cliff safety in the college town.

In November, the Board of Supervisors voted to amend county codes to bring the minimum fence heights along the bluffs to at least six feet and incentivize private property owners to upgrade their fences along Del Playa by waiving any permitting fees. Some property owners, however, have reportedly been hesitant to increase fence heights over fears of Coastal Commission interference. n

City of S.B. Expects $7.1M Budget Deficit

Expenditures Continue to Outpace Revenues for Fiscal Year 2025 Operating Budget

It’s budget season, and in the City of Santa Barbara, the forecast for 2025 is gloomy.

A $12.5 million increase in revenues from 2024, the city is projecting a $1.7 bump in expenditures in 2025, leaving the city with an operating deficit of $7.1 million worse than the operating deficits of the past two years combined and a far cry from the $12.7 million surplus the city reported in 2022.

And that’s a hopeful estimate, assuming the city takes $4.1 million in budget cuts. As Councilmember Eric Friedman warned during a council review on Tuesday, April 23, if the city decides not to make budget reductions, or if revenues don’t come in as projected, that deficit may creep closer to $10 million.

“The deficit is real,” Friedman said. “It’s something that’s been building, and a lot of it is out of our control in terms of costs that are on us.”

“I think it’s prudent to look at the upper end of the range which is $7.1 million to $10 million,” he said, “so that we set the proper expectation going into the budget deliberations, for the council and for the public.”

The City’s Finance Director Keith DeMartini and Budget Manager Natalija Glusac

presented the Fiscal Year 2025 operating budget, which will be finalized over several public hearings in the next two months and adopted by City Council on June 11.

The 2025 budget shows the city’s revenues continue to increase each year, from $194.8 million in 2023 to a projected $21.2 million in 2025. Property taxes are still the city’s biggest revenue source with a projected $51 million in 2025, followed by Measure C taxes ($33.4 million), sales tax ($31.2 million), and Transient Occupancy Taxes ($28.7 million).

But expenditures have increased at a higher rate, from $193.4 million in 2023 to a projected $220.3 million in 2025, forcing the city to dip into an operating deficit for the past three years straight. In 2023, the deficit was $1.7 million; last year, it grew to $2.7 million.

A major factor in the city’s spending is the consistent increase in salaries, benefits, and pension costs, which grew from $105.7 million in 2021 to a projected $142.1 million in 2025 representing 5 percent of the city’s total expenditures.

This trend is expected to continue for the next few years. According to the budget forecast, the city’s expenditures could surpass $250 million by 2028, while revenues will likely remain under $240 million.

ENVIRONMENT

Hundreds of Isla Vistans huddled together in excitement on 4/21 on the bluffs at Devereux Beach. They all pledged to jump in the icy morning water as a part of “The Plunge” a fundraising event with the Marine Conservation Network aimed at breaking the world record of 3,500 participants in an ocean plunge. “Take the plunge!” shouted Lior Kishinevsky, an organizer of the event, as he ran down the beach with a microphone cheering on the crowd. Eight hundred people pre-registered for the event, and even more came to support not enough to break the world record, but a blast nonetheless.

With this in mind, City Administrator Sarah Knecht stressed the importance of reducing operating expenses and finding “new and streamlined ways of serving the public in order to balance the city’s operating budget.”

This includes tapping into reserve funds, Knecht said, “to sustain operations and continue providing the same level of services the community expects.”

But for some departments, simply sustaining the same services may not be enough. Several library representatives, including Library Advisory Board Chair Margaret Crocco and Santa Barbara Library Foundation Director Lauren Trujillo, spoke during public comment to make the case for more funding for the city’s public library.

Each department will have its chance to come before City Council over the next few weeks, as the city continues budget deliberations and deciding which services will have to be streamlined, cut, and which other sources of revenues may be tapped, before the final budget is adopted in June.

Visit the city website to view the recommended 2025 operating budget, including a breakdown of projected revenues and expenditures for each department. n

Vandenberg Space Force Base educated its community on the conservation efforts and opportunities at the nearly 100,000-acre base at an Earth Day event on 4/17. The event featured booths from businesses and organizations, from a station to recycle e-waste to a booth dedicated to signing up new docents to educate visitors on how to protect the snowy plover birds that reside on the coastal areas of the base. Servicemembers and their families also enjoyed food trucks and tossed frisbees as children ran across the grassy field. The conservation efforts at Vandenberg have come into focus after the California Coastal Commission discussed increasing the number of launches permitted from the base, but ultimately tabled the issue until its May meeting.

Three new wind farms in the waters north of Santa Barbara County have run into a few obstacles in their attempts to bring offshore wind to the Central Coast. On top of discussions with government agencies and the Northern Chumash tribe, the three developers face a lawsuit from two San Luis Obispo fisheries claiming that “best practices” are not being used in the process of approving and building off the coast of Morro Bay. The lawsuit was filed by the Morro Bay Commercial Fishermen’s Organization (MBCFO) and the Port San Luis Commercial Fishermen’s Association, who claim that the equipment used to survey underwater land for offshore wind development could be harmful, and possibly deadly, to sea animals in the area. They added that this would infringe on the fishermen’s right to fish and be detrimental to the commercial fishing industry in all of California.

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Pro-Palestinians Protest Ahead of Vote on Aid Bill for Israel,Ukraine, and Gaza

Pwith Code Pink once again targeted Congressmember Salud Carbajal for a protest, demanding he take stronger action in support of Palestinians now on the receiving end of Israeli military action in Gaza. Their action shown here at Carbajal’s congressional office in downtown Santa Barbara came a day before Carbajal cast a ballot in Congress for a much-delayed supplemental $95 billion national security assistance bill that would give $1 billion in military assistance to Ukraine, $2 billion for Israel, and $9 billion in humanitarian assistance for Palestinians enduring the onslaught in Gaza.

Carbajal argued the bill was necessary because “famine conditions have put millions at risk in Gaza, ” and because “Israel continues to live under a threat of increasingly brazen attacks on its people,” a reference to Iran’s retaliatory bombing attack in launches against Israel a week ago.

Code Pink organizer Marcy Winograd dismissed the $9 billion in humanitarian aid going to Gaza as “only a sliver,” and asked, “How many children must be murdered

before enough is enough?”

Winograd accused Israel of having bombed every university in Gaza among other things a practice she described as “scholasticide.”

Carbajal has expressed consistent support for Israel’s policy of militarily eliminating any remaining Hamas troops in Gaza, but expressed concern for the high body count the offensive has exacted among Palestinians. While he has not supported any calls to condition this tranche of aid to Israel with changes in conduct of the war, he did call on the Biden administration to ensure any future assistance is accompanied by reforms to reduce the civilian casualties inflicted.

It was highly uncertain whether radical Republicans would even allow the emergency military funding package to come to a vote Congress, but come Saturday, all but 58 members of Congress voted to approve the package. On Tuesday, the Senate voted 79-18 to approve the aid package, and on Wednesday morning, President Biden signed the bill into law.

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Cottage Hospital around 4 a.m. when a vehicle hit the ambulance from the side. The paramedic and patient in the ambulance were transported by another ambulance to S.B. Cottage Hospital with minor to moderate injuries, Safechuck said. The two women in the vehicle that struck the ambulance were reportedly not injured. The cause of the crash is under investigation by California Highway Patrol.

Goleta, died this past week. He was 67. An engineer by training, Hamdani started three companies, but his underlying passion was the nonprofit he and his wife, pediatrician Saida Hamdani, created to promote world peace and international justice, World Harmony Online. Hamdani would persuade no fewer than seven Nobel Prize winners to speak at his symposia, held typically at UCSB; he got 250,000 people to sign onto a statement of core values. He is survived by his wife and their two daughters.

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Jamal Hamdani (pictured), the philanthropist-entrepreneur who played a pivotal role in shepherding the creation of the Islamic Center of Santa Barbara through 20 years of planning review by the City of

Congressmember Salud Carbajal presented a large check for a million dollars to Sanctuary Centers CEO Barry Schoer on 4/16, part of the $29 million being raised to build 34 studios for individuals with very low incomes at 115 West Anapamu Street. The future residents will have access to Sanctuary’s mental health outpatient clinic, as well as roundthe-clock care for residents of the top two floors of the five-story building. Demolition of the parking area and cottages behind the apartment building has already taken place, and excavation will ensue for a basement-level clinic that will offer medical and dental care, and behavioral health clinics for residents with mental health, substance abuse, and other health concerns.

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Santa Barbara’s Harbor Patrol has handled law enforcement duties down at the waterfront for six decades, keeping the peace in an area that houses 1,200 boats with hundreds of fishermen and liveaboards on any given night.

But due to a state law that went into effect this year, Senate Bill 2 (SB2), Harbor Patrol officers may be stripped of their ability to carry service weapons, a change that raised the concerns of Waterfront Department staff and current and former Harbor Patrol officers who spoke up during the April 18 Harbor Commission meeting regarding the new law.

The change is part of a statewide push for law enforcement agencies to join the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) program to ensure that all officer training complies with minimum standards. The city’s Airport Patrol recently updated its training requirements to conform to the same standards, and Santa Barbara Police Chief Kelly Gordon who sits on the POST commission has helped both agencies through the transition.

More than 00 agencies in the state are part of the POST program, which regulates officer training and oversees all complaints of misconduct for participating agencies. And while the program comes at no extra cost to the city or the Harbor Patrol, the change could effectively revoke their ability to carry a gun, explained Harbor Operations Manager Nathan Alldredge.

This is due to POST’s definition of “peace officers” as only individuals “who hold a current and valid POST basic certification,” he said, which requires full police academy training with more than 80 hours or 22 weeks of training.

Alldredge said that after discussions with Chief Gordon, the City Attorney’s Office, and the city administrator, it became clear that the new state law may mean that none of the current Harbor Patrol officers would be grandfathered into peace officer status.

“This is uncharted water for us, and it’s putting our department and officers in a tough spot in order to comply with something that we didn’t ask for …,” Alldredge said. “Requiring all officers to attend a full police academy is not the most realistic, feasible, or best option moving forward.”

Harbor Patrol will still enforce harbor

and navigation laws, including Santa Barbara municipal code violations within the harbor district, but they would no longer be able to enforce California State Penal Code violations or calls that would result in arrests or citations. All more serious incidents will need to be handled by Santa Barbara Police.

For Chief Gordon, the change is necessary to conform to state law, and she has expressed strong support to fill in any gaps in response to calls in the waterfront area. City police already respond to calls at the harbor, but now they will be the primary responding unit on the scene.

During public comment, current and former Harbor Patrol officers expressed reservation about taking away the ability to carry weapons. While no Harbor Patrol officer has ever fired a shot in more than 0 years, incidents can escalate in an instant, and having a firearm may be the difference between life and death.

Retired Harbor Patrol officer Ed Stetson recalls one night he performed a welfare check with another officer when a man on a boat had a gun to his head. By the time Stetson turned the corner, the man had turned the gun on the officers.

“Things happen. We can call in SBPD, but it takes time,” he said. Harbor Patrol typically responds to waterfront calls within two minutes, while police can take from five to ten minutes to arrive on scene.

Fortunately, the number of calls that would require police response are few and far between. Out of 1,777 calls in 2022, only 18 were penal code violations that required arrests or citations. In 2023, only 1 calls, or less than one percent, met the same criteria.

But there was a glimmer of hope offered by Charles McChesney, a former Harbor Patrol and city police officer who served as a POST program coordinator before retiring. McChesney argued that the city has been “misinformed” as to the new requirements, and the current patrol training already includes the 12 hours of firearms training that technically meet the “current valid certification” required by POST. If the state accepts the current training, patrol officers could feasibly keep their weapons.

The Harbor Commission took no action on the item, and the city’s Harbor Patrol will begin the process of joining the POST program.

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A principal at Radius Commercial Real Estate and a UCSB Economics alum, Gene will bring his nearly two decades of local commercial real estate and business experience to give us the latest on the state of State Street.

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An additional eight beds are being prepped for residents suffering a mental-health crisis, with the approval Tuesday morning by Santa Barbara County supervisors of $22.1 million for Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc., to staff and manage a Crisis Stabilization Unit on the county’s Calle Real campus.

The eight new beds “bring us closer to a number the state has identified as appropriate for our population,” said Toni Navarro, director of county Behavioral Wellness. The funding approved by the Board of Supervisors runs through June 2027, of which $17.3 million is estimated to come from Medi-Cal revenue and $4.8 million in state funding.

The unit first started in 2015 as an unlocked facility for intensive intervention, with eight beds, then four, then none by spring 2022, as

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funding ran out for a voluntary crisis facility. Staffing issues and COVID also took their toll, Navarro said. The new unit will open in mid-May and include services to county inmates once the referral process is established with the Sheriff’s Office.

In total, the eight beds at the 23-hour intensive care unit plus the 1 in the PHF (Psychiatric Health Facility) next door would not only increase the number of residents in crisis who could be helped but also provide a functioning alternative to private hospitalization or jail. “Patients can be in the Crisis Stabilization Unit on a 5150 [an involuntary hold] for up to 23 hours,” Navarro explained, “until they are either stabilized and able to move on into the community and be connected to services, or transfer to the PHF because they’re not ready to go home yet.” In the PHF, which is pronounced “Puff,” patients can be held for up to 72 hours.

“The research shows that for two out of three people having an acute mental crisis, if they are addressed in a timely and intensive manner, they can resolve it in 24 hours. They can then step down to ongoing care,” Navarro said. “That’s really important as it gives our mental-health continuum of care an extra cushion, to get help to people sooner so that they are less likely to need locked, three-day beds.” Jean Yamamura

Grand Jury Blisters Jail Medical Care

The Santa Barbara County Grand Jury took further exception to the dispensation of medical care in the Santa Barbara County Jail this past week, especially for people suffering from mental health challenges.

The Grand Jury found that Wellpath, the private company paid to provide such care since 2017, experienced so many vacancies for so many days running that the quality of inmate care was called into question. The Sheriff’s Office charged with ensuring the contract is adhered to was contractually entitled to as much as $135,000 in rebates because of Wellpath’s failure to maintain minimum staffing levels, but the Sheriff’s Office failed to take advantage of this. The Grand Jury found there was no evidence to indicate the Sheriff’s Office was aware of how extensive these vacancies were; the records are clear, however, that the Sheriff’s Office never once adjusted its monthly payments to reflect these shortages.

Health care at the county jail has emerged as an increasingly persistent logistical and political problem, as Wellpath’s contract has expired but will all but certainly extended for one more year. Mental health advocates have been long complaining about the poor attention paid to inmates with mental-health challenges, which could be as high as 0 percent of the inmate population.

The Grand Jury disagreed with a prior grand jury recommendation that mentalhealth professionals needed to be on call at the county jail 24/7, saying that wasn’t the best use of resources. Instead, it called for one of the county’s mental-health Crisis Response Teams to be stationed in the county jail during evening hours. To date, this not happened, because the union representing these mental-health workers has objected and the dispute remains unresolved.

The Grand Jury said the understaffing and lack of administrative oversight happened at a time the county jail was scrambling to respond to a major lawsuit alleging inadequate treatment of mentally ill inmates, COVID, and the opening of the new jail in North County.

Although Sheriff Brown has taken pains to praise Wellpath as an exceptional partner calling their exertions “heroic” county supervisors are at the end of their collective ropes. Increasingly, they are looking hard at the possibility of assigning jail medical care to the county’s own Public Health Department. That department provided this service until 2009. The new chief of county public health, Dr. Mouhanad Hammami, in his previous job in Wayne County, Michigan, was responsible for running four county jails in Detroit. —Nick Welsh

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Knitted up in the Housing Element is the possibility that traffic congestion rules could make a project fall afoul of the state authorities, observed County Planning and Development (P&D) recently, suggesting a work-around. The City of Goleta disagrees. Thousands of new homes use city roads and intersections, and the standards to deal with traffic impacts should not change, the City Council emphatically stated last week. “The county is essentially washing its hands of any responsibility,” Councilmember Luz Reyes-Martín said.

For Goleta, that Glen Annie’s 1,000 homes and South Patterson’s 1,422 homes numbers from the current county Housing Element map could be zoned into existence atop recreation and agriculture lands is already painful. But that a developer’s obligation to mitigate traffic impacts would be a judgment call by County Public Works is unfathomable. Traffic to and from Dos Pueblos High School and Camino Real Marketplace make Glen Annie, Cathedral Oaks, Storke, Calle Real, and Highway 101 back up regularly. At South Patterson, the avocado and lemon orchard owned by the Giorgi family may add another 1,253 homes to the county, just east of where Goleta is attempting to make Old Town more walkable by reducing vehicle traffic.

What county P&D wants to avoid are barriers to housing, said County Planning Director Lisa Plowman, that could reduce the housing count. “Developers would be held to preparing a traffic study and identifying the issues,” Plowman said. But the proposed amendment would allow Public Works’ traffic engineers to figure out needed improvements with the developer, rather than using objective standards of congestion to require them. From P&D’s point of view, this would enable the county to keep these rezoned projects counted in the state-mandated housing numbers known as RHNA (regional housing needs allocation). If the county falls short, it risks losing access to large pots of state funding.

Goleta has had its own issues with the Housing Element. The city submitted its version complete with rezones on time but under withering neighborhood objections over these same roads and intersections.

At last week’s council meeting, several councilmembers expressed concerns for safety if intersections were left with lower standards. If fully built out to its potential housing, South Patterson would be the fifth largest city in the county, Councilmember James Kyriaco recalled hearing at the County Planning Commission meeting on

the rezones in March, which is where this new amendment first appeared. “We’d do all the services; we’d get all the impacts; they’d get all the property tax,” Kyriaco stated. He concluded by saying he hoped the county would be willing to recognize the impacts as well as provide much-needed housing.

County Supervisor Laura Capps, in whose 2nd District the giant South Patterson projects fall, had voted against approving the county’s Housing Element, in part because of the concentration in the Eastern Goleta Valley. Since arriving in office about a year ago, Capps said she’d felt the pressure to move fast on the Housing Element. “I am a fierce advocate for more affordable housing,” she said, “but this is exactly the concern undue concentration in one community and the serious impacts that has on traffic, water, and density.”

Capps noted that she and Supervisor Joan Hartmann, in whose 3rd District the Glen Annie project falls, were able to add 320 units at two county-owned sites to this cycle’s report and hope to add more. “We’ll need those in the event we don’t reach our affordable numbers,” said Capps, as this housing cycle proceeds, which requires updates on housing production every two years.

In Plowman’s eyes, South Patterson has all the right stuff. “It’s near schools and employment, and people will have better luck with alternative forms of transportation there,” Plowman said, referencing the bus lines on Hollister and the bike lanes along Atascadero Creek.

Goleta’s is not the only letter the county has received. YIMBY, a public-interest group intent on affordable housing in California, sent a letter to the county that opines that the county missed its rezone obligation deadline and is not in compliance in its Housing Element. The letter, which alternately praises and threatens, states YIMBY will call on the state to revoke the compliance if the county doesn’t complete its rezoning by June. The Board of Supervisors takes up the rezones on April 30 and May 3.

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County Supervisors Punt on Cannabis Odor Control

Board Votes 3-2 for More Study of Six-Year-Old Problem

Along-awaited county Board of Supervisors hearing on cannabis odor control ended in a split vote this week, as the majority chose to study the problem further.

It would not be advisable nor fair to mandate a single clean-air technology to solve the longstanding problem of the stench of pot in the Carpinteria Valley, Board Chair Steve Lavagnino and Supervisor Das Williams said on Tuesday. Supervisor Joan Hartmann said she favored setting maximum thresholds for the smell of cannabis around valley greenhouses and outdoor North County “grows.”

“We need to find out where we’re measuring odor, what tool we’re measuring it with, and what’s the limit,” said Hartmann, who represents the Santa Ynez Valley.

Dutch-made carbon filters, called “scrubbers,” have been shown to dramatically reduce the smell of pot before it can escape from the open roof vents of cannabis greenhouses, but at $22,000 each and a recommended density of 10 per acre, they’re expensive. Still, supervisors Laura Capps and Bob Nelson said they favored requiring the technology in Carpinteria Valley greenhouses across the board. To date, only five of 20 active cannabis operations are fully equipped with them, county records show.

“My frustration level is coming to a place where I feel we just need to push forward with something,” said Supervisor Bob Nelson, who represents Orcutt and Los Alamos. “… Sometimes we do too much planning.”

Nelson noted that not a single one of 3,700 odor complaints filed by valley residents with the county since mid-2018 has ever been “verified” or enforced by county staff. That’s because it’s impossible to pinpoint which operation in the clusters of valley greenhouses is to blame for the smell.

A report for the board by county planners noted that scrubbers could require major electrical upgrades costing as much as $50,000 for new transformers, in addition to the cost of new distribution panels a

To date, more than 900 people have already gotten connected to homeless services paid for by this new funding. The year before, that number was zero; the program didn’t exist. The big advantage of this program known as CalAIM is that Medi-Cal is now providing a stable source of ongoing funding for a host of services that previously had to rely on the luck of the roulette table when it came to applying for grants.

All this information was part of a massive brain dump on homelessness to which the county supervisors subject themselves on an annual basis. As usual, the supervisors needed yoga lessons for the brain to accommodate the inundation of such starkly contradictory information. Clearly, the supervisors and the flotilla of high-level administrators involved were concerned by the uptick in “bad” numbers. The degree of federal funding for such programs is typically tied to the success of existing programs, which is measured or supposed to be by such numbers.

the proliferation of large sprawling homeless encampments.

Oral arguments were heard Monday no ruling is expected until June and the more conservative justices asked questions more sympathetic to needs of local governments to regulate, restrict, or ban outright where such camps can be allowed. The more liberal court minority posed questions more open to the challenges of homeless individuals with no place else to go but denied the right to sleep or camp in public.

California Governor Gavin Newsom who has spent $24 billion over the last five years on programs designed to combat homelessness filed an amicus brief with the high court, seeking a middle ground that allowed local government to restrict and regulate the time, place, and manner of such camps, while not banning them outright. Newsom was much chagrined to discover in the past month that a recent audit of nine major homeless initiatives revealed that the information needed to evaluate their effectiveness simply did not exist.

potentially prohibitive expense, the planners said.

“Is it our role to be deciding what a business can afford to do?” asked Capps, who represents portions of Santa Barbara and the Goleta Valley. Capps said she did not support more studies on odor control “as people continue to suffer…. I don’t think we’re doing our job if we kick the can down the road longer…. Who are we trying to serve?”

In the end, the supervisors voted 3-2 to commission a six-month study on the power upgrades that may be needed for scrubbers, with Capps and Nelson opposed. The majority also asked planners to return to the board with recommendations on how and where to set a maximum threshold for the smell of cannabis perhaps at greenhouse property lines or around clusters of greenhouses where the smell of pot is persistent. The staff report identified three such hot spots in the valley: in the 3500 block and 4400-4500 blocks of Foothill Road and the 5600-5700 blocks of Casitas Pass Road.

Tuesday’s board hearing on odor control came on the heels of a March report by the state auditor on cannabis permitting practices in six jurisdictions, including Santa Barbara County. The investigation found that some cannabis applicants in this county undergo up to 4.4 years of review, compared to an average of 3.2 years for the six jurisdictions overall.

Since late 2021, Santa Barbara County has required cannabis applicants to apply for business licenses within 30 days of their zoning permit approvals, but some have been given much more time, the auditor’s report found. Of seven cannabis applicants with zoning permits in a sample reviewed by the state, four were allowed to apply for their business licenses after the 30-day window had closed, including one who was allowed an extra 183 days to apply.

The report noted drily that “required time frames in local ordinances may not shorten the amount of time taken to process applications if local jurisdictions do not consistently enforce these requirements.” n

As the supervisors sought to absorb and reconcile their flood of contradictory data this Tuesday, they were clearly mindful of two major developments that might pose ominous portent. This Monday, the United States Supreme Court have heard oral arguments about the single most important homeless rights case it’s ever likely to hear. On the table is a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal ruling in 2018 that decreed any and all municipal prohibitions on outdoor sleeping and camping by homeless people to be unconstitutional. The Appeals court ruled that any laws banning so basic a bodily function as sleep in the absence of an adequate supply of shelter beds constituted cruel and unusual punishment. Law enforcement agencies in all western states covered by this ruling known as the Martin v. Boise decision have been forced to allow

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At Tuesday’s board meeting, some supervisors expressed disappointment that the progress made in recent years has been eclipsed by the growing numbers of homeless people and the demand for such services. None shied away from the supervisors’ commitment to the cause, though some supervisors Bob Nelson and Steve Lavagnino cautioned that public opinion will not be assuaged by statistical metrics indicating progress when large numbers of homeless encampments people in the Lompoc or Santa Maria rivers are immediately visible to residents and motorists passing by. Even Supervisor Joan Hartmann, a staunch supporter of homeless programs, asked for help in how she can explain how progress is being made even as the numbers continue to go up. n

Goleta Council Race Off to Early Start

The race is on for open seats on Goleta’s City Council, with current Mayor Paula Perotte announcing on Monday that she plans to be on the ballot this November. She is likely to be challenged by Rich Foster, who supported her mayoral bid four years ago and often speaks at city meetings in favor of trees and in opposition to development. Also on the ballot will be candidates for districts 3 and 4, which form the western half of the city.

Perotte’s announcement is a bit early, as office-seekers file July 15 through August 9. That’s when they submit supporters’ signatures that are vetted by the county elections office, said Goleta City Clerk Deborah Lopez. Once the petitions are verified, they become official candidates.

Perotte was first a councilmember in 2010 as the only slow-growth voice on a businessoriented council for many years. She recently proposed renewing Measure G2012, which put Bishop Ranch, among other ag parcels, off-limits to development for 20 years, absent state demands. “Once it’s gone, it’s gone,” she said of Goleta’s ag land.

A mayoral candidate statement was

also filed by Rich Foster, a retired general contractor who is a vocal presence at city meetings. “Our roads are a disaster and getting worse,” he said, arguing that grants are “draining rather than helping our city’s resources.”

Filing in District 3, the city’s northwest corner, are Jennifer Smith, a city planning commissioner since 2017, and Ethan Woodill, a Goleta resident since birth. Smith, a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and UC Davis School of Law, is a practicing attorney and leads the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County.

In a conversation, Woodill, who has worked in construction trades and restaurants, said he feels that his district is neglected, demonstrated by the potholed condition of Cathedral Oaks Road and storm drain issues in his neighborhood.

No candidates are listed for District 4 yet, which is currently represented by Councilmember Stuart Kasdin. He said he knew the filing period ran in August, adding that he hasn’t filed yet, “but that isn’t because I have chosen not to run.”

—Jean Yamamura

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R U READY, BOOTS? At first, I figured I must have missed the memo. I would later find out that there had been no memo. For those of us who binge-watch local government porn, last Thursday’s Planning Commission meeting was easily the hottest show in town. A wake-up reminder would have been appreciated.

On the menu was four hours of nonstop, high-octane yammering about the biggest, most game-changiest development to hit Santa Barbara since white men bearing crucifixes crashed Chief Yanonali’s birthday party 300 years ago.

The father-son development tag team of Jim and Matthew Taylor, local boys who, until now, flew under the radar, are proposing to build 642 units of desperately needed rental housing on an eight-acre slab of land that includes where Macy’s now stands out at La Cumbre Mall.

Okay, fine. If ever there were a place to shoehorn as much housing as possible, it’s La Cumbre Plaza. But initially, the Taylors told us they would be providing 54 units of deed-restricted, below-market rental units for “very-low-income” tenants.

Here’s why hearings like the Planning Commission’s matter. Only under the relentless questioning of longtime Planning Commissioner Lesley Wiscomb unfailingly polite but always with a hint of edge did city planning staff cough up an exception-

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ally key detail. Under their own analysis, city planners and attorneys concluded that the Taylors were legally obligated to build no fewer than 81 units of affordable housing. Now, 81 is hardly great, but 11 percent affordable beats the hell out of just barely 7 percent.

I can’t remember if Planning Commissioner Sheila Lodge called this 7 percent “pitiful,” “paltry,” “pusillanimous,” or just “pathetic,” but she wouldn’t have been gilding the lily had she used all four. All seven commissioners clearly concurred

How was it the contract planner City Hall hired to handle this unprecedentedly massive development project overlooked the number of affordable units required when laying out the bill of particulars at the start of what was otherwise an impeccably thorough presentation?

Here are two things I learned by watching. One: The Planning Commission is important, and the commissioners know what they are talking about. Two: The Taylors want to go whole hog. Among other things, they’re proposing to blow up the city’s pseudo-sacrosanct height limit of 45 feet.

I say “pseudo” because new state laws passed in response to the state’s housing crisis have superseded the charter amendment passed by a vote of the people back in the early ’70s. That’s when they we drew a big, fat line in the sky at 45 feet. Local control, we have since learned, is an impediment to affordable housing

I can easily understand how the flotilla of architects hired by the Taylors forgot to mention the affordable housing requirement. They were otherwise distracted figuring out how they could hypnotize the rest of us with words such as “walkability” and “meandering.” We would be able to walk and meander through intimate, customized, personalized shops and around a 10,000-square-foot town center where we could all enjoy farmers’ markets and Friday-night movies. Somewhere, there will be a dog park, lots of bicycle parking, and more than a few fitness centers. When they were done, I would have tested positive for DUI, intoxicated by an overindulgence of idyllic whimsy

But the commissioners were exceptionally pissed at this hearing, which is still only a highly conceptual review of what will be the largest signature development project in decades. No formal application has even been submitted. Yet, this hearing could very well be the City of Santa Barbara Planning Commission’s first and last bite at the project.

Instead, all the really key decisions for this project will be there be an EIR or not, what will the real traffic impacts be, and what mitigations are required—will be decided by “the Staff Hearing Officer,” one of the most obscure government positions in existence.

I have to give the developers credit

When confronted with what could have been a very uncomfortable difference of opinion when it comes to their affordable

housing math, they kept their cool. They didn’t blink or stammer or get red in the face. Instead, they smiled a lot the smile of someone who has more than a few aces up his sleeve

To their great credit, however, the Planning Commissioners weren’t having any of it. And they said so. Loudly and clearly. But nicely.

“Walkability” and “meandering,” for example, happen to be words Planning Commission Chair John Baucke knows a lot about. For the past 30 years, Baucke worked as a planning consultant specializing in making neighborhoods more walkable. On Thursday, he delivered what seemed to be a devastatingly even-toned critique on how the leg bone did not connect to the hip bone in the proposed project’s traffic circulation plan. Lots of synapses that could and should be connected, Baucke said, aren’t.

I don’t know; I’m not an expert. But I suspect the Staff Hearing Officer might not be either.

As for the Planning Commissioners, they all expressed confidence the Taylors would and could do a whole lot better.

And as for the memo I didn’t get, it was never sent. City Hall said they thought the developers were sending it. The developers said they only sent it to people who already supported the project. There will be other hearings. Next time, I better get the memo Fix it.

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Just a Buck

The 99 Cents Only Store has left the building. Not quite yet, but soon. The parent company Bargain Wholesale announced on April 4, 2024, that all 371 stores will close, due to financial hardship.

Our Santa Barbara store has been a fixture since 2012, a plethora of everyday goods at discount prices: brand-name closeouts and fresh produce, in addition to party, cleaning, and pet supplies, alongside categories too numerous to mention.

Meanwhile there is activity that indicates Pick ’n Save plans to acquire the failing chain with aim for a turnaround. I hope for the sake of our community that will come to pass.

told us that the sorority girls eventually shied from dating him, as he was fiercely possessive.

None of this behavior was evident to us as his neighbors.

We moved up to Santa Barbara to avoid the absolute chaos in our neighborhood caused by tourists looking for his home or to speak with his neighbors. It was a very difficult time.

On one side, he was a warm, supportive, and communicative friend. On the side never shown to outsiders, it turned out that he was a possessive monster.

OJ was a true tragedy.

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James E. Swihart Jr.

1/1/1947 - 4/8/2024

James (Jim) Swihart, born January 1st 1947, to James Swihart Sr and Emma Bjorn, passed away peacefully at home on April 8th 2024, holding the hand of the love of his life, Lena (Lenny) W. Swihart.

Jim was born in Concord CA and was raised primarily in Santa Barbara CA. Jim’s loves included was his wife of 54 years Lena (Lenny) W. Swihart, his LDS church, his 5 children and 9 grandchildren.

at Jim and Lenny’s home. He loves everyone and did his best to spend time with anyone who needed time. Over the years and as his children all built families of their own, everyday he would be on the phone, facetime or zoom with his kids (during their drives to and from work) and grandkids for any performance or anytime they just wanted to share something cool with their grandpa.

The 99 Cents Only Store was nothing short of hallowed ground, and that needs to be commended.

Tax and Tax Again

Property owners along State Street already pay for the services to be provided by the proposed CBID through existing taxes. But there aren’t sufficient funds left over after paying the salaries, benefits, and retirements of the well-paid bureaucracy.

It isn’t a matter of not having enough budget; it’s a matter of managing the budget that the city already has.

These days, government is no longer “of the people, by the people, for the people,” as Lincoln stated. It’s a massive self-propagating entity for career politicians and entrenched bureaucrats to further their careers enabled by those with sufficient time and money to lobby them.

We voters/taxpayers only pay the bills. And when the funds run out, just add another tax or fee.

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I was OJ’s neighbor in Brentwood for many years.

In the evenings, we used to speak when we encountered one another while walking our dogs. He was affable and quite enjoyable. My children used to play at his home, as it backed up to the home of our children’s best friends. They had put in a gate between the homes, as the couples were friends. OJ had a room with a soda fountain and vintage arcade games. Our kids loved being there.

After the murders, our kids revealed to us that they often overheard fighting between OJ and his wife, Nicole. Our friends who knew him at USC

Josef Woodard’s piece on the Granada’s centennial celebrations brought back warm memories of great concerts. But my fondest memories aren’t of the theater, but rather the eighth floor when it was the home to KTYD.

In 1976, armed with a freshly minted broadcasting license, I managed to talk my way into a job there! And what a great job it was, playing music that I got to select for an appreciative audience in the company of some amazing radio pros like Proctor and Ward, Edward Bear, Laurie Cobb, Jim “Mr. Infinity” Trapp, Gerry “’60s Revisited” DeWitt, and Program Director Larry Johnson.

If you’ve never heard a diverse freeform station that was completely in tune with the town it served, it may be impossible to appreciate how great it all was “back in the day.”

I soon learned that the only constant in radio is change. That early crew dispersed, and so had I by 1982.

In a month, I’ll be celebrating my 48th year as a radio deejay and program director. I’ve won awards and had ambitious dreams come true, but I’ll never surpass the incredible joy of doing the overnight show from the eighth floor of the Granada.

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Jim and Lenny were married in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple in 1970. Shortly after being married, Jim and Lenny moved to Santa Barbara to co-own and run Swihart Mastercraft Plumbing, and to have a family of their own. Jim changed career paths in the early 80s from Plumbing to Computers. To accomplish this, he put himself through college and graduated from SBCC with an AA in Computer Science (all while having a wife and 5 kids at home).

Jim was a man of service, serving in multiple rolls within his church ward. This included a Church Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints in Manchester, England. His favorite calling was with the primary children every Sunday. Jim loved the children, teaching and singing with them every week making his heart full. Jim loved to be outdoors from swimming in the ocean, to camping and hiking. Anytime things were difficult or worth celebrating you could find Jim singing through all of it. Jim sang in the San Marcos High School Barber Shop Quartet and sung in his church choir. Jim did not judge, and always had an open door for anyone who knocked on it. Many dinner meals were shared with whomever was

Jim’s life was filled by so many; in his final weeks it was talked about many times, how many friends and family members would be there to greet him in Heaven. This list includes his father James Swihart Sr., mother Emma Bjorn, stepmother Frances Pringle, and grandson Brandon Ruiz, as well as his half-sister Betty, and brother-in-law Ed, father-in-law Steve Asmus, and mother-in-law Corrie Asmus, sister-in-law LaVerle and brother in-law Stan. As well as so many more family members and friends, we loving call our family. Jim left behind to carry his legacy and share his story, his wife Lenny, son James Swihart III (Tamara), Kimberly Pritchett (Bruce) Elizabeth Ruiz (Michael), Kathrine Swihart, and Christina Viramontes (Carlos), Grandchildren, Beau and Cody Fleetwood, Emma and Tyler Pritchett, Emily and Kristin Ruiz, Mia and Isa Viramontes.

Although this is a loss to the family, it is also a celebration of a life well lived. Thank you to Jim’s Sansum Clinic and Ridley-Tree Cancer Center doctors & teams, Cottage Hospital Compton Wing 1st floor teams, Visiting Nurse Association for Hospice Care and all the friends and family who took the time to talk to Jim and to his family during the past several months. Services for Jim will be held on Saturday, April 27th, 2024. Viewing will be at 9:00-9:45am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2107 Santa Barbara Street in Santa Barbara, followed by a church service at 10:00am.

A reception to celebrate Jim will follow the church service at Tuckers Grove Park, Site # 2, at noon.

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Prudence (Bergman) Squier

5/9/1942 - 3/13/2024

Born in Renton, Washington, in 1942, journeyed through life as a cherished daughter of Mae (Baker) Bergman and Clifford Bergman. The family’s relocation to Santa Barbara set the stage for Prudence’s formative years including her graduation from Santa Barbara High School. In an era marked by economic challenges, Prudence navigated her academic aspirations with resilience, beginning her collegiate journey at Mills College and concluding it at the University of California, Santa Barbara. It was during a transformative year in Madrid that she honed her fluency in Spanish, an endeavor further enriched by a summer dedicated to working with South American Indigenous communities on nutrition planning.

Upon the completion of her education, Prudence married and then embarked on a yearlong residence in Somalia, a chapter that preceded the dissolution of her first marriage. The ensuing years saw her traverse the skies as an airline stewardess, a period during which she indulged her wanderlust, exploring the globe during her vacations. It was towards the twilight

of this chapter that she encountered her great love, Bob Squier, marking the beginning of a new, enriching phase of her life.

They married in 1977 and they lived happily together until 2000, with the untimely death of Bob Squier due to cancer.

Together with Bob Squier, Prudence’s existence became intertwined with the political landscape of Washington, D.C., where her husband emerged as a formidable strategist and a groundbreaking television political consultant for prominent liberal Democrats, including Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Despite her avowed liberalism, Prudence, affectionately known as Prudy to her companions, fostered friendships across the political spectrum, embracing a philosophy of inclusiveness.

Her marriage also heralded a prolific period as a freelance writer, with her insights gracing the pages of Sunset Magazine and The Washington Post, particularly in the realm of house architecture. This passion for transformation was evident in her undertakings, having spearheaded the renovation of no fewer than four residences.

Among the homes that bore witness to her architectural restraint was a 1919 estate nestled within 68 acres in Millwood, Virginia, known as the “Moorings”. It was here that her fervor for animal welfare found expression through the care of two Morgan Horses and a lively ensemble of dogs, numbering up to six at any given time.

The passing of her mother prompted Prudence’s return to Santa Barbara, where she embraced her final project: the acquisition and renovation of a six-acre property that would stand as a testament to her enduring spirit of transformation.

Throughout her life, Prudence’s passions were manifold, encompassing an abiding love for travel, literature, and the conviviality of book clubs. Her zest for life was equally matched by her prowess on the tennis court, her ventures into mountain hiking, and her flair for hosting memorable gatherings.

Prudence’s philanthropic spirit was evident in her support for numerous causes, including the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Lotusland, Direct Relief International, and DAWG, leaving a legacy of generosity and compassion.

Her departure leaves a void in the hearts of those who knew her, deeply felt by her two stepsons, Mac and Mark Squier. Her last companion, Steven Sparklin, remembers the echoes of her laughter, the warmth of her presence, and the indelible mark of her love that remains. Friends,

family, and loved ones navigate the absence left by her passing with a blend of gratitude for the moments shared and a profound sense of longing for the countless conversations and adventures that will remain forever cherished in memory. Prudence (Bergman) Squier’s remarkable journey through life, marked by adventure, love, and a commitment to making the world a more beautiful place, will be cherished in memory by all who were fortunate enough to cross her path.

Duane was born in Santa Barbara on March 4, 1933, the eldest son of Edward and Dagmar Eline (Petersen) Aasted. He was predeceased by his wife Emily (Hills) Aasted in 2014. He is survived by sons Eric (Erin) of CO., Mark in Ventura, Erika of WA., stepdaughters Laura Gimby (Bev Stohl) of MA., and Linnea Crespo-Gimby of Hawaii. He leaves behind his grandchildren Christopher (Tiffany), Matthew (Heather), Andrea, Steven, Katherine, Andrea Capps, and Alex McGoldrick, grandson Codex, and step-grandchildren Charlene Lawson (David), Kelli Crespo, and Jay Stohl. His step-greatgrandchildren include Charlotte, Kensli, and Christopher.

Duane attended Harding Elementary, La Cumbre Jr. High, and graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1951. He enlisted in the US Air Force soon after, serving for 20 years. Duane entered the Aviation Cadet Program and graduated as a 2nd Lt. after which he became a flight instructor for 3 1/2 years. He went on to fly F-86’s, F-100’s, and B-47’s. He flew for four years at Mountain Home AFB in Idaho with the 9th Bomb Wing, and in 1962 he was the lead crew representing the group in the World Bombing Competition. In 1968 and 1969 he served in Vietnam as

a Forward Air Controller. While there he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, 17 Air Medals, and the Vietnamese Cross of Valor. After his tour in Vietnam he flew KC-135’s until his retirement in 1971 at March AFB in California. Duane went on to work as a salesman in home entertainment at Sears Roebuck in Santa Barbara for 18 years. His hobbies included square and round dancing, sailing, flying his ultralight, and building and flying remote control airplanes. He was an enthusiastic member of both Mackenzie and Santa Barbara Lawn Bowl Clubs, Elks Lodge 613 with the Caravaneers RV Club, and joined his wife Emily as a member of the Santa Barbara Genealogical Society. He and Emily spent many years camping, going on cruises, and traveling with their RV groups.

He will be missed by family and friends. The family would like to extend their heart felt thanks to Duane’s long term caregiver, Letti Culberson.

Alfred Earl Hayward 9/2/1936 - 12/31/2023

A fourth generation Californian, Fred was born on September 2, 1936, at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California. He attended Laguna Blanca at the Hope Ranch campus and graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1954, ultimately matriculating from Claremont McKenna College (Business / Economics) in 1958. Significantly, Fred was elected class president for both SBHS as well as CMC.

Fred married his high school sweetheart, Mary Putnam, in 1957. They were married for almost 54 years until she passed away in 2011.

Fred loved everything about ‘being on the water’—fresh or salt—and he beat a well-worn path from his childhood home on the Riviera to the harbor whenever possible. An avid

sailor of all the single-handed classes of the day, he learned how to race as a crew on Geary 18s (aka ‘flatties’) with his father, Earl, competing in regattas throughout California and the western US. His passion for sailing and competition culminated in the Star Class—“the most beautiful boat design of them all”. Back in the day he helmed a wooden-hulled Star (Linus) and eventually skippered the winning entry in the mid-summer regatta for the Lipton Trophy (Santa Barbara Yacht Club perpetual) in 1976, crossing the finish line first in a modern, fiberglass version (Relampago).

Always an athlete, he competed in high school football and track, as well as tennis for many years at La Cumbre Country Club.

He was CEO of Hayward’s, the oldest family-run business in Santa Barbara, until he retired. With his keen eye for detail, he helped an untold number of customers make the best selection of furnishings for their homes.

Fred was a founding investor in Montecito Bank & Trust, and served on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara, the YMCA, and the Hope Ranch Park Homes Association.

Always energized whenever he found a meaningful topic related to the ocean, he recently took up the cause of the unnecessary killing of whales in the Santa Barbara Channel. His attempts to educate people about the cause (tankers taking a short-cut inside the Channel Islands) were met with mixed results.

Fred’s longtime friends were an important part of his life— Bill Van Horn and Vince Wood were stalwarts and fellow Dons, as well as ‘salty’ warriors Bill Kieding and Bill and Sheridah Gerard. All provided lots of great memories.

He will be remembered as a caring and loving father and grandfather, leaving behind two sons, Colin and Hugh Hayward, and five grandchildren, Olivia Hayward-Kennedy, Sam Hayward, William Hayward, Charlotte Hayward and John Hayward. Great grandchildren Eleanor and Iris Kennedy. Fred was predeceased by his wife, Mary Hayward, and his son, Douglas Hayward.

The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at the Ridley-Tree Wound Center in Goleta for their expertise and conscientiousness, as well as the home care nurses from Central Coast Home Health. Finally, his primary care physician—Dr. Todd Fearer, and his assistant, Carrie—were blessings for the past five years.

Per the request of the deceased, no service will be held.

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Major Duane Edward Aasted USAF (Retired) 3/4/1933 - 3/20/2024

Edward Fields

1952–2024

Father, Prankster, Teller of Tales

So much can be said about Edward Fields, an archivist by occupation, but also an archivist in his very nature and soul. Ed was uniquely intelligent, fiercely loyal, driven with an unmatched moral compass and code of honor. He was a mentor, a son, a brother, an uncle, a friend, and a colleague. But perhaps the single most important quality that he would tell you defined him was that he was the father of two daughters, Anna Tereza and Rachel Rose. His devotion and love were unmatched.

Edward was born in Detroit, Michigan, on October 8, 1952, to Loretta Josephine Tomaszewicz and Charles Edward Fields. Growing up, he described himself as a “latchkey kid” whose family bounced between Michigan, Maine, Florida, and Massachusetts. After years of working with his close friend Jo Jo Salami at Mack Trucks (and living with his beloved cat Jeep), he put himself through night school at Harvard University, a crowning achievement for someone who had struggled to make ends meet. He was the pioneer among his family to finish college and then go on to graduate school, ultimately to pursue a fruitful academic career at UC Santa Barbara as Assistant Director of the Department of Special Collections at the Davidson Library.

Ed met Sarah Potok, his now ex-wife yet still very close friend, in Somerville, Massachusetts, and after a romance filled with inside jokes, laughter, and dreaming, they decided to elope to Geneva, Switzerland, and honeymoon in Paris, France — a story they told their daughters, often citing that they were too poor to afford anything but “cheese and chocolate.” Boo-hoo.

In 1991, Ed and Sarah moved to Santa Barbara, a city that Ed had stayed in once when visiting his aunt Katherine, who lived in Los Angeles. It became his dream place to raise a family. His dream was realized when he was accepted to the UCSB graduate program for East Asian Studies. There, he studied, taught, and created the life that became so meaningful to his community, his friends, and his family.

Ed loved being a father. He loved to incorporate dramatized pieces of his childhood into bedtime stories for his two daughters, telling intricately exaggerated tales of the Infamous Turok and Kiowa (characters from comic books he used to “lift” from Joe’s Comic book store in Portland, Maine, when he was a kid); tales of his dog Lucky, who traveled with the family by car from Florida to Maine and back; and tales of the strict Jesuit priests who berated him for “intentionally” spilling his Jell-O on the ground in an effort to cause his classmates to “slip and fall.”

He told beautiful tales of the dragons of Hiroshima and disgusting tales of lunches he pretended to enjoy, like toenail clippings and cat hair, which his daughters thought were delightfully revolting. He created imaginary monsters like “Hook Man” and “Spoon Man,” who terrorized his daughters and their friends in a sort of hide-and-seek frenzy. There was also the infamous “push monster,” a creature he invented so he could innocently, playfully push his daughters off the couch and have someone to blame. He would then go give those monsters a “thrashing,” banging on the bedroom walls to teach them.

Not only was Ed a wonderful storyteller, he also

brought his inventiveness to all aspects of fatherhood and family life. Family outings consisted of frequent trips to the zoo, natural history museum, beach, and boardwalk. He loved to picnic, to cook dinners on the back patio, and in the quieter moments of life, Ed always had a book in hand. He passed his love of reading to his children: reading books to them all the time, sending books in every package, and reading books with them even when they reached adulthood. In his house, there was less space than there were books.

Despite his “stern” looks, Ed’s sense of humor and his outright joy in pranks and “trolling” were a defining characteristic. He took great joy in pranking his colleagues and student workers every year for April Fools, gleefully telling his daughters of every prank he pulled off.

Ed was a creature of habit, and he created traditions that will be carried on in his family for generations. He cataloged pieces of his life, keeping treasured notes, pictures, and possessions. He remembered every birthday, every holiday, every meaningful date or person in his life, and he made sure to honor them in a special way that no one else would ever think to do.

Ed was a dreamer, and he thought often of his future and of living closer to his daughters. He visited often, traveling to Vermont and New York, where he made cherished memories and took many pictures of his adventures. He fantasized about a family home, and a family café filled with books and fresh-baked bread. He fell in love with Burlington and had planned to move there when he was ready.

Ed — Daddy — you will be so dearly missed, words cannot describe the hole you have left in our hearts with the absence of your irreplaceable friendship, guidance, and presence. We love you so, so much.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, April 26, 2024, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Arrangements entrusted to Pueblo del Rey Funeral Services.

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Patricia Noble Dickson

1/5/1938 - 3/19/2024

Tuesday morning, March 19th, our beautiful mother, Pat Dickson (“Patsy” as Dad called her) took her last breath and transitioned to the glory of Heaven and the arms of Jesus. She is out of pain and reunited with our father, Tom Dickson who passed before her on 1/3/2022. A life well lived.

A celebration of life for Pat will be held Friday, April 26th 2024 at 10am at Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara, 1 N Calle Cesar Chavez, Unit 21, Santa Barbara CA 93103

Patricia Noble Dickson was born January 5th, 1938 in Baltimore, Maryland to John Martin Noble and Margaret Spalding Noble. Much to her parents’ surprise, an identical twin sister, Peggy would be born two minutes later to join her and her older sister Meredith!

The Noble family relocated to West Los Angeles (Holmby Hills)CA where she grew up and met, fell in love and married Tom Dickson in 1958. Pat attended Stephens College in Missouri earning a degree in early childhood education before she married Tom.

In 1961-1969 Pat and Tom lived in Palos Verdes Estates where DeeDee, John and Wendy were born. Pat was the founder and first president of the Neighborhood Youth Association Auxiliary.

After the Dickson family moved to Montecito in 1969, Pat started working at All Saints Episcopal Church Nursery School and taught Sunday School at All Saints and later at Summerland Presbyterian Church. She was also the secretary at Summerland Presbyterian Church. She worked with special needs children at Cornerstone House where she met Emily and later became her legal guardian. Emily currently resides at Hillside House in Santa Barbara.

Activities: 1972-74: Teachers Aide, Montecito Union School. 1974-79: Cub Scout Den mother. 1976-77: President of Montecito Union School PTA. 1974-78: Junior

League of Santa Barbara. 197980: President of Santa Barbara Junior High PTA. 1980-83 Santa Barbara High School PTA board m. 1982 “Mother of the Year” SB High School Site Council. 1992 Board of Directors of Knowlwood tennis chairman and secretary.

2010-2024: Pat loved attending church with Tom and was involved in the Senior Life Ministry and Women’s Bible Study at Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara.

Pat enjoyed many years RV camping with the family including in later years with grandchildren. She loved family reunions, fishing, walking, tennis, cooking, canning and having a vegetable garden. She was famous for her “Mom’s Mustard” she gave as gifts to loved ones

She had great memories of her and Tom traveling with their best friends Joanie and Bill, taking cruises together to see the fall colors in Quebec and the Northern lights in Norway. She also had wonderful times of traveling to India and El Salvador where she and Tom celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2008 with family.

Pat was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Thomas Wilcoxon Dickson, her parents John and Margaret (Peg) Noble, her twin sister Peggy Noble Evans and older sister Meredith Noble Canizzo. She is survived by children, DeeDee Dickson Lansing (Kendall), John Noble Dickson (Sharon), Wendy Dickson Cole (Mike), Emily Nussbaum and nephew Charles Skip Madary. She is also survived by her grandchildren Kate Cole Ter Wee (Brendan), Victoria Cole Dionne (Ryan), Heather Cole and Jimmy Dickson. She was excited to know she was going to be a great grandmother this summer to a little girl expected in July and a little boy expected in September 2024.

Mom loved Hillside House of Santa Barbara where she frequently visited our adopted sister Emily for 40 years. Emily still resides there and is well loved. A tribute gift in memory of Pat may be sent to:

https://hillsidesb.org/

Hillside Tribute Gifts: Hillside House, 1235 Veronica Springs Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

We want to thank Calvary Chapel of Santa Barbara, the Women’s Bible Study group as well as the Senior Life Ministry for all their love, support and prayers during this difficult time. Special thanks to many more dear friends and family to come.

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In Memoriam COURTESY

Margaret Theresa Beavers: June 13, 1932-February 8, 2024

Francis Richard Beavers: June 18, 1932-March 13, 2022

Margaret Theresa Costantino was born on June 13, 1932 in Coal City, IL. Five days later and about 850 miles northeast, Francis Richard Beavers was born on June 18, 1932 in North Creek, NY. Marge moved with her parents to Santa Barbara, CA in 1944 where she attended Santa Barbara High School. Fran remained in New York where he was raised mostly by his grandparents as his mother often had to take jobs away from home to support their family as a single mother. He attended school and worked closely with his grandfather picking up the skills, knowledge, and work ethic that would aid him in becoming a skilled machinist in later years.

Marge and Fran finally met in March of 1954 while Fran was stationed at Port Hueneme Naval Base in Ventura County, CA towards the end of his enlistment with the Navy Seabees. They were engaged after just three months in June, then married before the year was out on December 31, 1954 after moving back to New York to be closer to Fran’s family. They welcomed the birth of their daughter Margaret in Glens Falls, NY in 1956.

Marge and Fran decided that they would move back to California settling in Santa Barbara in 1959 and welcoming the birth of their son Joseph just a few years later in 1963. Fran continued his career as a machinist after moving to Santa Barbara and later opened up Beavers Machine Shop in Goleta in 1978.

Marge always remained active in the community and advocated for women in business as well as Veteran needs and assistance programs. She took various roles within the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) and later with the American Legion Auxiliary. Her jobs with the Goleta Valley Community Center and Veteran’s Memorial Building also kept her in touch with the community and involved in the issues that she was passionate about.

Fran had a quiet and loving

demeanor that endeared him to those around him, especially with children. He loved being outside working on his yearly garden and playing sports, as well as camping with Marge, his children, and later, his grandchildren. He always made time to spend with his family. Especially as his grandchildren were born he cherished the time spent whether it was playing a game, teaching something someone wanted to learn, listening patiently when someone needed to talk, or just sitting and watching a favorite TV show or movie.

After 67 years of marriage Fran passed away on March 13, 2022. Marge continued to stay strong and active, hosting weekly card games with friends at her home and looking forward to her regular Bingo outings. Almost two years after her husband, Marge passed away on February 8, 2024. The life and family that they built continues to grow and branch out through their two children Margaret and Joe, grandchildren Robert, Seth, Christina, Mike, Crystal, and Laura, and great-grandchildren Tucker, Hudson, Nash, Ava, Cash, Makayla, Kailee, Luca, and Zahav.

Francis and Margaret Beavers will be making their last trip back to the Adirondack Mountains to be laid to rest where they started their lives together almost 70 years prior. Our family sends all of our love and thanks with them for all that they have done for us over the years and for all of the memories that we will carry with us and pass along in celebration of their lives through our lifetime to future generations.

Lois F Okerstrom

5/2/1926 - 4/15/2024

A full life of 97 years came to a close on this earth for Lois Fisher Okerstrom (Olson) on April 15, 2024.

Lois saw her life as a MOSAIC, with God at the center, arranging all the pieces into the specific years and location they should be “In every one of my calls to varied venues and tasks. I experienced the guidance of God’s Spirit and loved each of the places and people I encountered in them.” Thus Lois Fisher Okerstrom (Olson) said often as she explained her

“life verses” from Psalm 103:1-2. “Bless the Lord O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.”

Lois was born in the upstairs bedroom of her parent’s house in Topeka, Kansas on May 2, 1926. Her elementary and high school years were in Topeka. Though it was the ‘great depression’ when frills were few, in those early years there were lessons to be learned of thrift and also joy. The experience of travel she inherited from her dad who made sure the family got a trip every summer, often to Colorado to avoid the heat and humidity of Kansas. Tent camping was common and rustic cabins cheap.

Then to Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, a small Swedish background town where she majored in English Literature. Lois recalls her years at Bethany as some of the most rewarding of her life and had maintained contact with many of her then teen charges over the years. It was here that she came to know Jesus Christ as a needed living Lord and Savior. Here she heard the beginnings of a call to overseas service. Upon graduation in 1948, she accepted a call to teach religious education in the public schools of Rockingham County, Virginia in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. These were two packed-full years of working with an eager group of youth blossoming into full faith.

Two years later a call from the other end of the country, to become the first youth director and parish worker at Bethany Lutheran Church in Berkeley, California.

By 1952 the urgings of “Africa calling” grew large and deep and soon impossible to avoid. Lois accepted a call from the global mission board of the Augustana Lutheran Church as a teacher in Tanganyika: youth work, adult literacy work involving preparing materials, training teachers, and supervising numerous small adult schools in remote areas of the Turu tribes, which consumed much of her interest and energy. Lois also taught in the school for missionary children. Her final work in the new Tanzania was in the more urban area of tourist mecca in the north as director of the Study Program for the wives of seminary students. Seeing shy young Tanzanian wives and mothers develop into women capable of leading others into Christian maturity was gratifying and gladdening. Sandwiched in between the Tanzania years were three years in Ethiopia (1963-66) serving as

publicity writer and secretary to the General Director of the newly established Christian radio station, Radio Voice of the Gospel, owned and operated by the Lutheran World Federation. Ethiopia and Addis Ababa with its monarchial government and ancient history and culture was a definite change from rural Tanzania. The radio station beamed out its programs in thirteen different languages targeting Africa, India and the Middle East until taken over at gunpoint by the new communist government.

Lois has always been a serious hiker. How serious? Well, she backpacked to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro (19,300 ft) in Tanzania and Mt Whitney (14,000 ft) in California! Lois was an avid reader. She was also an excellent writer and published two books: an autobiography, Mosaic, and Touched by the African Soul, a compilation of the stories of sixty-two women missionaries in Tanzania (one of which was written by Lyn Buchanan). When asked what her most memorable and gratifying highlights were from a lifetime of rich experiences. Lois responded, “Seeing non-literate people learn to write and read God’s Word; seeing young, shy seminary student wives develop poise and confidence in their new roles; and thirdly, experience and appreciate a different culture and language.”

Lois returned to the United States in 1970 and married Roy Okerstrom in 1971 in Berkeley, California. This gave her a new family to know and love, stepdaughter Marianne Burns, and her two children, Steven and Deborah, and great-granddaughter, Lillie. Lois and Roy had a full and happy life together for 28 years, being very active in their churches in Richmond and Berkeley and volunteering with Meals on Wheels, and YEAH (Youth Emergency Assistance Hostel). Lois served as a congregational leader in Lutheran Church Women and was active in Church Women United. Both Lois and Roy enjoyed hiking, backpacking, and tent camping, often with CCHC (Contra Costa Hills Club) weekly. They conquered Mt. Whitney together. Roy’s health began to deteriorate in 1989 with Parkinson’s disease and he died a decade later, in July of 1999.

In March of 2002 Lois married Amel Olson. This union gave her an additional new family to know and love: stepdaughter Kristi and husband Lee Elmquist, grandson Ryan Tomko and wife Gina Garitson, and great-granddaughter Geneva Tomko. Together Amel

and Lois were active in their two churches, traveled extensively and enjoyed hiking in God’s beautiful creation, often as members of the Contra Costa Hills Club. At Lutheran Church of the Cross in Berkeley Lois served on the Church Council, as a Sunday School teacher, chaired the Outreach Committee (missions and evangelism) , and the congregational unit of Lutheran Church Women. She enjoyed the fellowship of many women in the interdenominational Church Women United serving as president for one year and editing the newsletter. Together Lois and Amel also supported YEAH with overnight monitoring and food preparation at the Berkeley church.

Later at Holy Shepherd Lutheran in Orinda, she served as a lector, communion assistant and Chair of the Social Ministry Committee in support of three Tanzania-related projects. For several years both Amel and Lois had brief stints of volunteer service at a Christian orphanage and school, Rancho Santa Marta in Mexico.

In 2011 the couple moved to Santa Barbara, California, residing at the Samarkand retirement facility making many friends and enjoying the warmth and beauty of Santa Barbara. They joined First Presbyterian Church where Lois served as an elder and was a member of the Missions and Evangelism Committee. Amel died in March of 2015.

In her later years Lois enjoyed the fellowship of friends and neighbors at both Samarkand and First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara. Always active, Lois even traveled to Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS (Little Sweden, U.S.A.) in October 2019 to help set up a display in the college library museum, revamping cases with Tanzania and Ethiopian African artifacts from her missionary work. Lois was very active with Samarkand resident visitations in the health center under the Amazing Grays organization. She participated in the weekly Flower presentations at the Heritage Center. Lois brought joy and love to everyone she met even through her dementia. She was always smiling and eager to share her experiences of life and the love of Christ to all she met. A heartfelt gratitude goes out to the staff of Samarkand for their loving care during her final years and to all her friends who attended to her needs.

There will be a service of resurrection held at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara 21 East Constance Street in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd on May 18, 2024 at 2PM.

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Tillie Cota Kriger

8/23/1929 - 3/29/2024

Tillie Cota Kriger has gone home to her Lord and Savior she Lived a long and Happy Life here in Santa Barbara Born and raised . She attended Local schools, and friends and family being all around since she was a 8th generation. She is survived by 2 daughters Sandee Ross, Debbie Gibeault (Gary) and Son John ( Diane) 7 grand children and 12 great grandchildren Preceded in death by Joe and Bella Cota brother Joe Cota grandson Michael Ross. Let’s celebrate a life well lived on April 28th 1p.m at tuckers Grove #2

Vera Claire Van Schaick née Dingman

6/4/1931 - 12/16/2023

Vera Van Schaick passed away on December 16, 2023. Born in Ventura, California, in 1931, she was raised in a loving family with strong local ties. Vera’s grandfather was prominent early Ventura County photographer Waldo H. Dingman, Sr. Her father, Waldo H. Dingman, Jr., was the surviving “Last Man” of the County’s Last Man’s Club – a group of 32 sailors who set off to serve in World War I.

A work of art herself, Vera was an artisan, rarely at rest with her life filled with many talents. Widely known as a ceramist, she began creating in 1976, in Santa Barbara. With a move to Sonoma County in 1984, her pottery studio, Joy Ridge Pottery, opened with fellow ceramist and husband Jack Van Schaick. While continuing her own craft, Vera opened the studio to others, teaching the art of ceramics.

An animal lover, for many years, Vera’s property among the redwoods was home for up to six llamas, with one being an awardwining beauty. Vera was a modern-thinking lady with grace and manners from a bygone era—her

entry to any setting was casually regal, exuding warmth—and her home was open to all with a welcoming atmosphere, comforting meals, and beautiful artistic works.

Vera is survived by her children Allen Main of Mexico, Robert Main (Rose) of Hawaii, Cynthia Main Klante of Ventura, Dyan Scholz of Ventura, and her grandchildren Taryn Reed Applegate (Brian) and Wesley Reed, Mary Beth Main, Chenoa Gundershaug and Maia Black, along with great-grandchildren

Jackson Applegate, Madeline Applegate and Olivia Applegate, Charles Reed and Stephen Reed, Kai Gundershaug and Emmet Gundershaug, Jade Markham and Gemma Markham, and cherished partner Erich Jones. Most recently, pre-deceasing Vera was her beloved brother David Dingman and granddaughter Jennifer Reed.

Memories of Vera from her friends, extended family, and others familiar with her, or her lineage, would be valued by her family and may be mailed to 1563 San Nicholas Street, Ventura, CA 93001.

Helen Marie Acosta 5/26/1936 - 4/5/2024

Helen Marie Acosta (née Silva), 87, of Santa Barbara, CA was called to her eternal rest on April 5, 2024. Born to Israel and Louise Silva on May 26, 1936, Helen grew up in Santa Barbara where she graduated Santa Barbara High School, class of ‘55. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings Richard Silva, Sally Mae Carralejo, Mary Ann Ellenberger, David Silva; and her former husband Richard Acosta.

Helen served her community as a teaching assistant at several local elementary schools and provided compassionate care as a caregiver, embodying kindness and generosity.

Helen’s faith was central to her life, and she was a dedicated member of Saint Raphael Catholic Church. From her earliest days, Helen found solace, strength, and purpose in her relationship with Jesus Christ. Her faith was not just a belief but a guiding light that illuminated every aspect of her life.

Helen took delight in crocheting, cheering on her beloved Dodgers, indulging in the music

of Santana, and savoring the moments at family BBQ’s. She also relished the outdoors, notably during camping trips with her sons in their youth.

A devoted sister, mother and grandmother, Helen is survived by sisters Barbara Guillen and Yolanda Evans; sons, Ronald Acosta, Randall Acosta, Robert Acosta; grandchildren Kara Gonzalez, David Acosta, Kaelani Acosta, Mickay Acosta, Jacob Acosta, Steven Acosta and greatgrandsons, Jordan Gonzalez and Ezra Paul Acosta.

A mass will be held in her honor May 17, 2024 at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church at 10am. Burial will immediately follow at Calvary Cemetery. The family extends an invitation to those who wish to pay their respects to a life so beautifully lived.

Judith Marie Butler

3/13/1945 - 4/13/2024

Mom, Gram, Mema, Jude… passed away April 13, 2024 at 79 years old. She was a native of Santa Barbara, a graduate from San Marcos High School. Judy spent years alongside her husband Don running their company, Butler Pest Control, retiring as an Office Administrator remaining in the Pest Control field. She moved to Lompoc in 2012 to be closer to her daughters and grandchildren. She was loved by so many and will be deeply missed. She will join her parents John and Alma Jones. Her husband Don Butler, her daughter Lisa Batzianis and her brother-in-law Earl Berg along with many other loved ones. She will be missed by her sister Janice Berg (Earl), daughter Seana Contreras (Tony), son Ty Butler (Alexis) and her grandchildren, Alyssa (John), Breanna, Merrissa, Mandy (Joe), Summer, Gia and Dane, her great grandchildren, Bella, Saul, Aubrey, Analisa and Aria and many other family members and friends.

Words cannot express how much she will be missed. She loved the casino and her RAMS, she was a lover of sweets, the family used to joke about how many cupcakes she could eat. We are at peace knowing she is up in Heaven at a slot machine with her daughter and parents most likely eating a cupcake…

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9/6/1954 - 4/10/2024

We are heartbroken to announce the death of Nancy Elizabeth Hartfeld, who passed away peacefully in Santa Barbara at the age of 69 on Wednesday April 10, 2024. Her diagnosis of aggressive pancreatic cancer came a mere 30 days before her tragic loss. Nancy has truly left a positive impact on everyone she has ever met.

Nancy was a much-beloved and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, nurse, and friend. Born in New Jersey to Harry and Elizabeth Tiemann, Nancy was destined to touch the lives of countless individuals through her profession and her innate capacity for empathy. After moving to Los Angeles and making her way up to Santa Barbara, she became an amazing mother to her two children, Skylar and Spencer. She taught us love, hard work, compassion, kindness, communication, and respect. Our mom always welcomed our friends into her home and treated each of them as if they were her own children. Nancy absolutely adored her five grandchildren and cared for them whenever possible. They all miss their “Mimi” dearly. Nancy was such a light in our lives, with love in her heart, caring in her eyes, warmth in her arms, and laughter in her soul.

Along with her love for nursing and her family, she had a great love for the outdoors, hiking, swimming, and working in her garden. She was always able to talk with anyone, and have a meaningful conversation that would sometimes end up in a lifelong friendship. Her ability to break down barriers in all walks of life was one of the reasons she was a resilient, strong, and sometimes an outspoken individual. Last year, at the ripe age of 68, she was able to fulfill a long time dream of exploring the Portugal sections of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. She completed 260km and created lasting friendships along the way.

Caregiving was always in her blood. So much so that many people referred to her as “Nurse Nancy” as if that was her given name! Nancy initiated her life as a professional caregiver with the Florence Nightingale Pledge in 1976:

“I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly to practice my profession faithfully. I shall be loyal to my work and devoted towards the welfare of those committed to my care.” These were not just words for Nancy but truly a lifelong pledge.

Nancy was a registered nurse with a 34-year long career at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Much of her career was in the ICU as a preceptor, charge nurse, open heart specialist, instructor for hands on training, chairperson of the scheduling team, as well as co-chairperson of the Shared Governance Committee. She worked her last years in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab and Interventional Radiology. Nancy felt enormous joy from teaching new nurses, and she always greeted them with a huge smile. She has left a lasting legacy at SBCH through her love of nursing, teaching, mentoring, and caring for patients and staff. Care of her patients has been her utmost priority, so much so that for the three years she retired, she missed them almost every day. She even expressed in her last days that she hoped that every patient she ever cared for felt important and supported when they were at their worst. She directly touched the lives of tens of thousands of people over her career, which is not just a commitment to care, but Nancy’s legacy.

Nancy will survive in the hearts of all of her family and friends. She is loved and missed by her daughter and son-in-law, Skylar and Shane Greene, and their children, Roman, Morgan, and Hazel as well as her son and daughter-in-law, Spencer and Annika Hartfeld, and their children, Miles and Jeanne-Marie. She is also survived by her brother Stephen Tiemann, sister-in-law Karen Tiemann, and their daughter Amy. In addition, she is survived by Miles Hartfeld, beloved father of Skylar and Spencer.

A remembrance of life will happen for all community members May 4th, 3:30pm, at Elings Park, with a closed service for nurses and colleagues at Cottage Hospital with a future date and time.

In lieu of flowers please make donations in the name of Nancy Hartfeld to the American Nurses’ Foundation.

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Sean McArthur had his eye on a Tesla for years. “I always thought they looked really pretty,” he said. “And their infrastructure” meaning their charging stations and service centers “is built out really well.” But like many who covet an electric vehicle (EV), McArthur couldn’t afford one. “It was out of my reach for quite some time,” he said. Last month, McArthur became the proud new owner of a sleek, black 2018 Model S. Through a combination of federal tax credits, used EV rebates, and a low-income grant, he was able to knock more than $9,000 off the $23,400 price and finally take the wheel of his dream car. “I’ve been loving it,” he said.

Navigating and applying all the different financial incentives was fairly straightforward for McArthur, because that’s what he does for a living as Climate Projects Manager for the Community Environmental Council (CEC). Over the last two years, he’s helped hundreds of Santa Barbara residents purchase an EV without breaking the bank, recently saving one buyer $26,000 on their new car. “I’ve had a lot of practice,” he said. “If I didn’t have that experience, it would have been pretty challenging.”

incentives they’re interested in, and a CEC staff member responds within two business days, ready to answer any questions they may have.

This weekend, the CEC will also host a Green Car Show at the Earth Day Festival, where they’ll hand out literature and offer test drives of a Lucid and a Rivian, as well as an EV Jeep and Nissan. “We’re going to have some really cool vehicles,” McArthur said, a recent UCSB graduate and self-proclaimed car guy.

Among the most common worries McArthur hears from people considering an EV is that they’re simply too expensive, even with the incentives. That may have been true a few years ago, he said, but more recently, “the cost of vehicles has dropped significantly” with fewer supplychain issues and more options on the market as major automakers pivot to electric. People also forget to factor in fuel cost when deciding their budget, McArthur said, which can add up to $400 in savings a month.

Because McArthur is a renter, he relies on public chargers to keep his Model S juiced up. “Fortunately,” he said, “the city and private businesses have been installing a lot of charges around town.” The longest he’s had to wait was five minutes, and there’s always one nearby, whether he’s commuting to work or running errands. “It’s a lot less of a hassle than people think,” he said, noting that “misinformation is pretty rampant around EVs,” particularly over their battery life and range. His can go more than 300 miles without plugging in.

The challenge comes from identifying and coordinating with the multiple people and organizations that manage the incentives, McArthur explained, from grant staff to dealership employees to loan officers, and so on. “You have to make sure everything lines up correctly, otherwise you might not get the funds,” he said. “We walk people through that process.”

This free, bilingual concierge service is offered across the tri-counties through the CEC’s Electrify Your Life program, which also assists with solar systems and heat pumps. Participants fill out an online form with the

Meanwhile, property owners are beginning to install chargers in multi-family complexes, McArthur said. “We’re starting to see a lot more adoption, and pretty soon, it’s going to become an expected amenity.” That’s something the CEC can assist landlords with, he said. “If you have any questions, come by the booth on Earth Day,” he said. “We’re happy to chat.”

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Boxed wine” and “luxury” are terms that have never really paired well. That changed in the summer of 2022, when Allison Luvera and Lauren De Niro Pipher launched Juliet, an upscale and eco-forward boxed wine produced right here in Santa Barbara County.

and limited-time orange are produced in a low-intervention style (meaning no artificial additives) by a Certified California Sustainable winery located in the Santa Ynez Valley.

Longtime friends and with experience in sales, marketing, and wine and spirits, the two women discovered during COVID during which many of us experienced an increase in alcohol consumption that the production of glass bottles and their transport are the number-one contributor to the wine industry’s substantial carbon footprint.

As conscious consumers who believe in putting their money where their mouth is, the pair set out to find an eco-friendly wine that didn’t sacrifice on the taste or quality. When they couldn’t find one, they decided to fill that gap in the market. “It was an innovation opportunity,” said Luvera.

Juliet’s chic Eco-Magnum™ packaging is made with 100 percent recyclable materials and produces 84 percent less waste than glass bottles, explained Luvera. The wines themselves a sauvignon blanc, grenache rosé, pinot noir, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon,

Each reusable Eco-Magnum™ holds the equivalent of two bottles of wine, leading to less waste and fewer orders, Luvera said. And they stay fresh for more than four weeks after opening, so no more half-full bottles down the drain. Approximately 97 percent of wines in America are consumed within six to nine months of their purchase, Luvera noted. “The idea of aging wine in glass bottles is outdated,” she said. “There is no reason other than tradition that you need to drink wine out of a bottle anymore.”

Juliet is now carried by more than 100 West Coast retailers and, already fulfilling one of the young company’s major goals, recently made the leap from shelves to tableside service, Luvera said. It’s now being offered at high-end hotels like the Belmond El Encanto, Solage Resort & Spa in Napa, and The Draycott in the Pacific Palisades. New partnerships with Lazy Acres and Bristol Farms are also in the works.

Luvera said it’s her dream to one day see wine shops offering half of their products in boxes, “to allow people to have a choice.” And she welcomes competition. “Rising tides raise all ships,” she said. “We want to see more people in the market making quality product in alternative packaging. That will help end the stigma around boxed wine that we’re fighting against.”

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Making Space for Rethinking Scraps

Surrounded by colorful shelves of crafts and scraps in Explore Ecology’s new Makerspace, I picked out some tools (rubber bands and string) for dyeing a white bandana. Outside, a few vats of indigo, a natural dye, were marinating in the spring air.

Explore Ecology’s New ‘Makerspace’ Holds Workshops for Creative Reuse

My bandana’s design was pretty simple a spiral compared to the other participants’ complex creations during the Makerspace’s “Indigo Shibori Workshop,” hosted by natural-dye-extraordinaire Rachel Palmer. People brought bathing suits, scarves, towels, and tops from home to dye using the Japanese shibori technique, which involves making intricate patterns with simple materials and manually dunking, rinsing, and wringing out the fabric.

“What I’m trying to do is build out programming that is centered around all the materials that get donated into the store downstairs,” said Makerspace Coordinator Sarah Van Lant, whose white shoes were splattered with dye. “I get to see what we have and take inspiration from those materials and say, ‘Okay, what can we make with this?’ ”

Sewing and textiles have been a recent “theme,” which Van Lant uses to coordinate both their weekly “Crafternoons” for kids and the adult workshops (ranging from $8-$30). In March, they held an “Intro to Mending” workshop for learning how to patch, sew, and fix old or worn garments, to “repair and re-wear” those ripped jeans, rather than throw them out.

Van Lant plans to make mending a monthly opportunity starting in June. “People can bring stuff from home, they can learn how to use a sewing machine, they can ask for support from the staff, but then, hopefully, there will be people who love to sew and who want to come and be with other sewers and create that little community,” Van Lant said.

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“Your mom would be so proud,” said one participant to another as they held up their finished product.

The workshop exemplified the main idea behind the Makerspace: finding new, low-cost ways to creatively reuse or breathe life into different materials. Called a “hub for sustainability education,” the Makerspace located above Art from Scrap in what was formerly a gallery encourages its workshop participants, both young and old, to rethink what they might consider waste and open a window into the endless artistic possibilities of “scraps.”

Also coming up is a “Leather Accessories Workshop” on April 30 and an “Educator Night Workshop” about upcycling vintage teacups on May 21. The educator nights came from Van Lant a former teacher herself envisioning a space for teachers to pause, embrace their creative spirit, and celebrate the work they do. “Because being a teacher is hard,” she said.

But, overall, the space is for anyone who wants to learn new ways to revive old materials or just get creative. My bandana has yet to be washed and made ready-to-wear. But when I do wear it, I’ll know where to take it if it ever gets a rip.

Interested participants can learn more about upcoming workshops on Explore Ecology’s website, exploreecology.org.

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The Beauty of Unburdening

As a professional organizer, Alia Glasgow has been in a lot of closets and garages. It’s often not pretty. “I’ve seen some things…,” she said. But surrounded by piles of possessions is where Glasgow is happiest, as she and her team declutter and refresh their clients’ homes into more pleasant and usable spaces.

Glasgow started The Efficiency Project six years ago with her sister Casey Geeb, an interior designer. They grew up in a two-bedroom, one-bath apartment on the Westside, so minimalism and frugality were baked into them at an early age. In her adult life, Glasgow became a daycare provider with kids of her own, and then an event planner. “I can deal with a bit of chaos in life,” she said. “It’s okay if things get a messy.”

Glasgow’s services range from threehour purge sessions, where she helps clients decide what to keep, donate, and toss, to full-day team projects, during which her crew tackles kitchens, walk-in closets, and other areas in need of their empty-sort-editorganize approach. They can help with the purchase and installation of shelves and cabinets coordinating a handyman if necessary and frequently pick up new bins and containers. “We get creative,” she said. But Glasgow never pushes products just for the sake of doing so, she promises. She utilizes a home’s existing infrastructure like an old, unused bookshelf in the garage, for example for storage before making any new purchases. With sustainability in mind, she also offers one free donation haul for every day of service. The team fills their new van,

named Pebbles, with unwanted items that they then donate to thrift stores or unload through Facebook Marketplace. “We do everything we can to keep stuff out of the landfill,” Glasgow said.

Right now, The Efficiency Project is offering a full-house organizing package based on the concept of “Swedish Death Cleaning,” an admittedly morbid name for an overwhelmingly positive process. The idea, Glasgow said, is to free your home of clutter so your family won’t be saddled with your things when you’re gone. Even if no one is departing anytime soon, the weeklong, top-to-bottom service is a relief for clients, including new empty-nesters.

“People tell me they can breathe again,” Glasgow said. “They feel lighter. That’s the feeling of being unburdened.” At the same time, Glasgow is launching online workshops for those who maybe can’t afford in-person interventions but could use some help getting started with tips and tricks from pros. “We try to be accessible to everyone and all budgets,” she said. Return clients who receive “refresher sessions” because houses are always in flux, Glasgow said get discounts.

Glasgow tells her clients there’s no shame in needing a hand to get their living space in order. Most often, she hears they simply don’t know where to begin, or even if they’ve identified first steps, they’re too overwhelmed to dive in. “Our clients are very capable people,” she said. “They’re just busy.” Dispense with those feelings of guilt, she advises, and recognize there are only so many hours in the day. “Accomplish what you can,” she said, “and it’s okay to outsource what you can’t.”

Just as important, Glasgow said, is to be mindful of everything you bring into your home. “Every single item will have to be managed at some point you’ll need to cook it, clean it, store it, dispose of it,” she said. “Thinking that way will help you be a conscious consumer.” See

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Anew garage door may not be the first thing that comes to mind when dreaming about home improvements. When it comes to curb appeal, however, a home’s garage door can make an enormous first impression. As one of the most visible parts of your home or building, replacing your garage door can provide a cost-effective facelift that transforms your home or business with relatively little effort.

A walk through the showroom at Santa Barbara Overhead Door on East Gutierrez Street is both an education in garage doors, and a fun, informative experience. A plentiful array of sizes, styles, materials, and colors are on display, and explained by the friendly, well-versed team members.

With the push of a button, garage doors appear and disappear to showcase all types of doors. If you thought all garage doors were created equal, a visit to Santa Barbara Overhead Door will quickly change your mind. The staff deftly demonstrates the differences between the types of doors and answers all your questions. From aluminum and steel, in single-panel and sectional styles, to barnstyle doors in both wood and steel, and custom carriage house, mixed panel and French viewstyle doors, the options are seemingly endless.

A top-of-the-line carriage house-style wood door, for example, can be customized to your exact specifications. The stain-grade wood of these doors shows off the grain, while the “clavos” or hammered iron studs add to the authentic, traditional look.

Jim and Jennifer Willis founded Santa Barbara Overhead Door over 10 years ago to meet the needs of local homeowners, with an emphasis on customer service that has remained the guiding principle of their business. The husband-and-wife team believes that the word service stands for "satisfaction, excellence, reliability, value, integrity, customer-oriented and exceeding expecta-

The diversification of services within the firm is another hallmark that the couple is proud of. Our team offers Residential and Commercial Service and Installation of Garage Doors, Openers, Gates and accessories. Our desire to serve the customer with A sense of Ownership is key to our success and contributes to the company's excellent reputation within the community.

Accredited by the Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation, as members of the Santa Barbara Contractors Association, Santa Barbara Overhead Door has attained the highest level of professionalism awarded within the industry. The status "requires that we pursue continuing education and knowledge of the latest information and policies in the industry," Willis said.

In addition to Quality of workmanship and professional standards, our technicians are also trained to think creatively out of the box, to appeal to the design needs of the community, which develops a sense of pride amongst the team. Jennifer explained.

The company is a California state licensed specialty contractor that serves homeowners, business owners, the U.S. government, fire and police agencies, and property managers throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Besides maintaining all the overhead doors for the City of Santa Barbara, the company also serves the United Parcel Service, Federal Express, and many of the local SBCA Contractors and Small Business Owners in the area.

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tions. " "Our story begins with meeting each customer's needs and ends with Complete customer satisfaction," said Jennifer Willis, the company's president and CEO.

"We started our business in 1992, with three employees on Market Street in Ventura," shared Jennifer Willis. "Today, our organization employs over 30 local workers, and we have showrooms in Ventura and Santa Barbara, along with service and installation headquarters that allow us to serve the entire tri-county region.

Jennifer Willis explained some of the shifting trends in the industry: "We have certainly seen changes over time: from flat panel slab doors with side-mounted hardware and springs, to metal sectional doors that roll up. The current trending designs include aluminum frame and glass doors, cedar-plank style, carriage house wood or steel-overlay doors. We even have copper, stainless steel or flush designs with a variety of window options." Rolling shutter operating systems were recently incorporated into the company’s line of offerings.

Willis also points with pride to their exclusivity. "We are the sole local distributor for Raynor Garage Doors from Dixon, III., a three-genera-

tion family-run organization that manufactures residential and commercial garage doors." Santa Barbara Overhead Door is the only company in the tri-counties certified to carry the Raynor product. In addition to the Raynor product line, Santa Barbara Overhead Door also represents Amarr, Carriage House, Wayne Dalton, Ranch House, Liftmaster, Genie, Janus, Porvene and many more manufacturers. All doors from Santa Barbara Overhead Door are warrantied with either a three-year, five-year, or lifetime guarantee.

Servicing of garage doors, commercial doors, and gates is also a specialty of the company. Jennifer Willis explains, "Our service department caters to broken springs or cables, doors that won't open or close, or are noisy or out of balance. We can repair or replace garage door motors as needed with quality products and services. We also have a parts department for extra remotes and the do-it-yourself handyman”, explained Willis. "We offer preventative maintenance programs for businesses to help prevent downtime, along with emergency 24-hour repair service seven days a week.

The company has also played an active part of the community, she said. "We donate the old one-piece wood doors to fire and police academies for training; we've been involved with the Toys for Tots program and sponsorship of school teams," she said. We even participated and won a trophy in the Santa Barbara Christmas Parade!

See for yourself what makes the difference in a quality garage door. Visit Santa Barbara Overhead Door’s showroom and design center at 511 E Gutierrez Street in Santa Barbara. Open Monday through Friday 8 AM-4:30 PM, and Saturdays by appointment. Call (805) 963-4410 or visit SantaBarbaraOverheadDoor.com.

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On the other hand, growing your own edibles can be frustrating. You may find yourself up against the bugs, diseases, wildlife, and other opposing forces of nature that will have their eyes and mouthparts on your crops.

If you are trying to be a responsible steward of the planet, or at least of your backyard, putting poison on your plants and soil is never the solution. In the event that a snag or two arises on your gardening journey, here are a few earth-friendly tips on how to solve them.

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Proper fertilizing is key to help stave off disease. And this part may sound complicated, but it really isn’t. On the fertilizer bag, there will be three numbers. These numbers are the percentages of three nutrients in the bag by weight: nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K).

• Nitrogen (N) is used by plants for lots of leaf growth and good, green color. It can be found in blood meal, cottonseed meal, chicken manure, and fish emulsion.

• Phosphorus (P) helps plants form new roots and make seeds, fruit, and flowers. It also fights disease. Bone meal, fish bone meal, and kelp meal are all good sources of phosphorus.

• Potassium (K) makes strong stems, helps regulate root and top growth, and keeps plants healthy overall. Add backyard compost, kelp meal, and banana peels to your soil to increase potassium.

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Insects are bound to show up in your edible garden. When they do, try these non-toxic remedies.

• Large invaders like snails, grasshoppers, and those behemoth tomato hornworms can be hand-collected and disposed of. Be creative. Ducks love snails. Toss a hornworm to a scrub jay.

• Use neem or horticultural oil on citrus to control mites, mealybugs, and scale.

• Citrus leafminers can be kept at bay with spinosad and hand-trimming.

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I am a person that hates killing anything and have even been known to relocate flies and mosquitoes trapped in the house. I have to say, though, that I draw the line when animals invade my garden space.

• Gophers eat the roots and sometimes the tops of your plants. GopherHawk traps are foolproof if set properly. The grain bait doesn’t work for me, and I don’t want birds eating it.

• Much smaller critters than gophers, moles can excavate as much or more soil than their burrowing brethren. They’re hard to get rid of but possible to snag with a Moleinator trap. Just watch your fingers. And your dogs.

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They’re also a good amount of work. “Somewhere between a dog and a cat” in terms of upkeep and care, said Matt Vogel, poultry patriarch of Island Seed and Feed. “Like any pet, they come with responsibility.”

The longtime family operation on South Fairview Avenue has emerged over the years as the go-to place for residents up and down the Central Coast to buy chicks and learn how to tend a backyard flock. Their experience and expertise run deep, with free care guides available at the store and online.

Here are a handful of dos and don’ts as explained by Vogel. But before you buy, be sure to continue your research. Or better yet, swing by the store and let the team educate you.

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DOS:

• Learn the chicken laws where you live. Every jurisdiction is different (number of birds permitted, roosters allowed or not, etc.) and homeowners associations often have their own rules.

• Build the coop big. “Less space equals more issues,” such as disease, said Vogel. And be sure to reinforce the coop well against predators. Island Seed & Feed has a demo coop in their side yard to illustrate proper construction methods and layout.

• Look at all the breeds available for order. Their different “personalities, predilections, and looks” are endlessly entertaining, said Vogel. He’s partial to the Speckled Sussex. “They’re really personable and clever and usually the first ones out of the coop,” he said.

• Consider buying at least three chickens. They’re flock animals and need a buddy, and it’s good insurance if something should happen to one. A maximum of four to six is plenty for a backyard, Vogel said.

• Pay attention to the pecking order. Chickens naturally create their own feeding hierarchy, and knowing where

your birds fall in line can avoid unnecessary confrontations.

• Take a minute to also check out the store’s turkeys and ducks, when they’re available.

DONT’S:

• Expect eggs for at least six months if you buy day-old chicks. And don’t think your grown chickens will lay forever. They peak after about two years.

• Intermingle chickens with your dog if your pup has strong predatory instincts. And consider your neighbors’ dogs. They’ve been known to break through fences. Otherwise, chickens, dogs, and cats can usually coexist peacefully.

• Underestimate the upfront investment. “Short term, it’s going to cost you money to set things up,” Vogel explained. “The first egg is really expensive, and they get cheaper from there.”

• Dive in unless you’re committed, because you really become a parent to your chickens. “If you buy day-old chicks and hand-raise them, they will imprint on you,” Vogel said. “You’re mama for life.”

• Be intimidated. Yes, there’s a lot to know, “but it’s not so complicated you can’t learn,” said Vogel.

• Think your question is stupid. The folks at Island Seed & Feed have heard it all. They’ve been asked about breastfeeding. Twice. They’re always happy to help, and if an issue arises beyond their purview, they can connect you with local veterinarians who specialize in poultry.

See islandseed.com.

SPRING CLEANING? FREE Disposal of Hazardous Waste

WHERE: Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center UCSB Campus on Mesa Road, Building 565, in Goleta

WHEN: Household Hours are Saturdays 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

— Open every weekend except for major holidays and rain —

WHO: FREE for residents in the cities of Santa Barbara and Goleta, and in the unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County. Residents are required to show proof of residency by bringing one of the following at every visit: driver’s license, utility bill, or vehicle registration. FEE FOR BUSINESS WASTE Visit www.LessIsMore.org/bizhaz-waste to schedule an appointment.

WHAT:

YES: paint thinner, stains, solvents, pesticides, e-cigarettes, cleaners, kitchen grease, smoke alarms, and much more!

NO: needles, electronics, controlled substances, cannabis vapes, or materials that are radioactive, biological, or explosive in nature

HOW: Store and transport all waste in secure containers with tight-fitting lids, and place upright in cardboard boxes during transport

Home improvement products and cleaning supplies that are still usable and in good condition are saved from disposal and made available to the public for FREE! Come by the Center to see what is available.

• Hazardous wastes may not be stored or transported in containers larger than 5 gallons

• Asbestos waste must be properly goose-neck-tied and double bagged in County-provided asbestos bags prior to arrival

• Fluorescent tubes should not be taped and must be transported in a box

LIMITS: Up to 15 gallons (net liquid) or 125 pounds per month

In partnership with:

Provided by:

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SBEarthDay.org facebook.com/SBEarthday instagram.com/sb_earthday SANTA BARBARA Community Environmental Council’s festival guide PRODUCED BY Community Environmental Council & CarpEvents SATURDAY, APRIL 27 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. SUNDAY, APRIL 28 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. ALAMEDA PARK SANTA BARBARA Join Us in Taking Courageous Action for Our Planet and Our Communities Educate 100+ EXHIBITORS GREEN CAR SHOW RIDE & DRIVE (ELECTRIC CARS & BIKES) KIDS CORNER HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS Inspire ENVIRONMENTAL HERO AWARDS ZERO WASTE BEER & WINE GARDEN LIVE MUSIC HOMEGROWN ROOTS ZONE (ALL ABOUT OUR LOCAL FOOD SYSTEM ) Act PLANT-FORWARD FOOD COURT ELECTED OFFICIALS FREE BIKE VALET CLIMATE ACTION STAGE ECO MARKETPLACE
2 EARTH DAY 2024 | SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT | APRIL 25, 2024 ECO MARKETPLACE 111 Abderrhmane Bocoum 122 Ambrosia Produce Bag 124 Be Bindaas 104 Because of Hope 112 Blue Dolphin Alliance 117 Blue Planet Eco-Eyewear 118 Brighten Solar Co. 100 Channel Islands Restoration 116 Chowdees 102 Fleks Footwear and Blumaka 103 Golden Tribe Boutique 128 Hammies 133 Henna Me Beautiful 113 Indigo Trading Post 119 Ingkarat Apparel 101 Kind Cup 107 LeafFilter Gutter ProtectIon 127 Lobos Del Mar 115 Marine Watchdogs 110 Mission Refill 120 Monarch Botanika 106 Outerknown 121 PoweredUp Network 108 Pure Water Systems (Matilija) 109 Rilascio Chiropractic 131 Saraba arts 105 Sunkissed Pantry 123 Swimzz 130 System Pavers 129 Iron Works 114 Winning Ways 125 Yantra”s Collection 132 YAYA BAMBOO 126 ZADA PUBLIC SQUARE 302 Central Coast Community Energy 322 Tri County Regional Energy Network 303 World Animal Protection 331 Bye Bye Mattress 347 California Marine Sanctuary Foundation 307 California Nature Art Museum 352 Citizens Climate Lobby 344 Citizens Planning Association 360 City of Santa Barbara 332 Community Environmental Council 304 County of Santa Barbara 343 EF International Language Campus, Santa Barbara 333 Elected Officials Booth 353 Environmental Defense Center 301 Explore Ecology 359 Friendship Center 300 Ganna Walska Lotusland 346 Gaviota Coast Conservancy 308 GetOilOut! 323 Goleta Sanitary District 324 Goleta Water District 349 Heal the Ocean 340 Health Care for All 312 Healing Justice Santa Barbara 354 League of Women Voters Santa Barbara 334 Los Padres ForestWatch 309 Los Padres National Forest 330 MarBorg Industries 355 Martin Luther King Jr., Committee of SB 317 Moorea Coral Reef / Santa Barbara Coastal Long-term Ecological Research sites 345 Peace Corps 356 Planet Protectors 314 Planned Parenthood California Central Coast 306 REI 318 Robert F Kennedy Jr for President 2024 336 SAGE Trail Alliance 348 Santa Barbara Audubon Society 305 Santa Barbara Channelkeeper
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Mobile Washers

A & A Window Cleaning (805) 699-5656

All Natural Carpet Cleaning (805) 245-6030

B&R Carpet Cleaning (805) 966-3208

Big Green Cleaning Company (805) 692-1000

Car Wash Coming Mobile Detail (805) 746-4167

The Carpet Guy (805) 962-2020

Casa Beautiful (805) 886-5554

Chely’s Queen Car Wash (805) 280-3527

Coastal Bin Cleaning (833) BIN-GUYS

Coleman Carpet Cleaners, Inc. (805) 683-2305

Evershade (805) 962-9700

Francisco’s Mobile Detailing (805) 729-6367

George's House Cleaning (805) 280-3506

Holguin’s Detail (805) 453-5728

Infinity Mobile Car Wash (805) 280-3506

Jan-Eco Cleaning Company (805) 453-1708

JC’s Auto Detailing (805) 452-8361

Just Klean It (805) 618-8378

Munoz Auto Detailing (818) 300-9989

Nova Mobile Detail (805) 708-3517

Pacific Coast Powerwash (805) 455-1537

Perfection Detail (805) 617-5608

Quality Wash and Detail (805) 570-1076

Royal Carpet Cleaning (805) 284-3929

S. B. Pacific Carpet and Window Cleaning (805) 895-9576

Santa Barbara Steam Cleaning (805) 962-2723

SB Pressure Washing (805) 896-5433

Southern Coast Janitorial Services (805) 964-4993

Surface Management Inc. (805) 884-0215

Treat the Leak (805) 896-1864

Unique Maintenance Inc. (805) 962-4053

Vico’s Auto Detailing (805) 252-5703

Restaurants & Caterers

Ah Juice 432 E. Haley St

Arigato Sushi

1225 State St

Arnoldi’s Café

600 Olive St

Backyard Bowls

331 Motor Way

3849 State St

Barbareño (805) 963-9591

Blenders in the Grass

1046 Coast Village Rd

315-J Meigs Rd

3973 State St

720 State St

Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach 2981 Cliff Dr

The Brewhouse 229 W. Montecito St

Buena Onda (805) 259-3593

Ca’Dario

Pizzeria Veloce 38 W. Victoria St

Ca’Dario Restaurant 37 E. Victoria St

Cajé Coffee Roasters

1316 State St

416 E. Haley St 811A State St

California Pizza Kitchen

719 Paseo Nuevo

Chad’s Café 216 W. Cabrillo Blvd

Chuck’s of Hawaii 3888 State St

Considered Coffee

102 E. Yanonali St.

The Cruisery

501 State St

Dawn Patrol 324 State St

Derf’s Café 2000 De La Vina St

Dune Coffee Roasters

1101 State St 528 Anacapa St

Duo Catering & Events

614 E. Haley St

El Paseo Restaurant

813 Anacapa St

Eureka!

601 Paseo Nuevo

Finney’s Crafthouse & Kitchen

35 State St Suite A

Fresco Café

23 E. Canon Perdido St

Giovanni’s Pizza

3020 State St

The Good Lion

1212 State St

Green Table

113 W. De La Guerra St

Hana Kitchen

503 State St

Handlebar Coffee Roasters

128 E. Canon Perdido St 2720 De La Vina St

Helena Avenue Bakery

131 Anacapa St Suite C Institution Ale

516 State St

Jack’s Bistro & Famous Bagels

53 S. Milpas St

Jill’s Place

Shalhoob’s Restaurant

632 Santa Barbara St

Joe’s Café

536 State St

Juice Ranch

33 Parker Way

Kanaloa Seafood Kitchen & Market

715 Chapala St

Kyle’s Kitchen

791 Chapala St

The Lark

131 Anacapa St

Lighthouse Coffee

401 E. Haley St

Lilac Patisserie

1017 State St

Los Agaves

2911 De La Vina St

600 N. Milpas St

Los Arroyos

1280 Coast Village Rd

14 W. Figueroa St

Louie’s at the Upham Hotel

1404 De La Vina St

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The Lovin’ Spoonful

2028 Cliff Dr

Lucky Penny

127 Anacapa St

Mesa Burger (805) 963-7492

McConnell’s

Fine Ice Creams 728 State St

McDonald’s 1906 Cliff Dr

29 N. Milpas St 3940 State St

Meun Fan Thai Café 1819 Cliff Drive

Milk & Honey

30 W. Anapamu St

Mission Street

Ice Cream & Yogurt

201 W. Mission St

Mony’s Mexican Food 217 Anacapa St

Mother Stearns

Candy Co. 219 Stearns Wharf

CaféMulligan’s and Bar

3500 McCaw Ave

Natural Café

361 Hitchcock Way

Nook

116 Santa Barbara St

Norton’s Deli

18 W. Figueroa St

Oat Bakery

5 W. Haley St

Pacific Pickle Works PacificPickleWorks.com

The Palace Grill

8 E. Cota St

Panino

1014 Coast Village Rd

834 Santa Barbara St

The Patio Café 3007 De La Vina St

Peet’s Coffee & Tea

3905 State St

Pickles & Swiss

811 State St

Pressed Juicery

1024 Coast Village Rd

Pure Joy Catering PureJoyCatering.com

Recipes Bakery

604 Santa Barbara St

Rincon Brewery (805) 869-6627

Roy 7 W. Carillo St

Rusty’s Pizza

111 State St

232 W. Carrillo St

3731 State St 414 N. Milpas St

Santa Barbara

Wine Collective 131 Anacapa St Suite C

Satellite 1117 State St

The Shop Kitchen 730 N. Milpas St

Shoreline Beach Café 801 Shoreline Dr

South Coast Deli 10 E. Carrillo St

Stanton’s Gourmet Catering (805) 698-3478

Starbucks Coffee

1046 Coast Village Rd

1235 State St

1990 Cliff Dr

208 W. Carrillo St 3815 State St 3957 State St 539 State St

Taffy’s Pizza 2026 De La Vina St

Test Pilot

211 Helena Ave

Three Pickles 126 E. Canon Perdido

Toma Restaurant & Bar 324 W. Cabrillo Blvd

Validation Ale (805) 500-3111

Via Maestra 42 3343 State St

Whole Foods Market 3761 State St

Yellow Belly 2611 De La Vina St

Yogurtland 621 State St

Ayers Automotive (805) 319-7169

Higgins Muffler & Brake (805) 564-1033

International Autohaus (805) 965-8012

Lang Motors (805) 965-5671

Lara's Auto Repairs (805) 963-1096

Muller & Goss Automotive Repair (805) 962-1613

Munoz’s Auto Repair (805) 963-1121

Powell Garage (805) 962-6163

Santa Barbara Autowerks (805) 804-9104

Schneider Autohaus (805) 617-0606

Smog-It (805) 564-4948

Superior Brake & Alignment (805) 962-1417

Automotive Businesses Contractors

Bowman’s Auto Repair (805) 965-5051

Cory Motors (805) 965-4581

The Engine Company Auto Repair (805) 965-6789

Haik’s German Autohaus (805) 965-0975

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Swedemasters (805) 324-7668

Westside Auto Repair (805) 963-5053

Armstrong Associates (805) 569-6170

Consolidated Overhead Door & Gate (805) 965-0539

Finley Construction Inc. (805) 722-2181

Matthew G Sicheri Construction (805) 451-0857

Santa Barbara Koi (805) 882-2256

Santa Barbara Painting, Inc. (805) 685-3548

SB Progressive Painting, Inc. (805) 570-8520

Stone & Masonry (805) 692-6810

Value Added Building, Inc. (805) 722-5771

Vernon Construction (805) 963-1244

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Green Car Show +

Green Car Show

On Santa Barbara and Micheltorena Streets

 Clean vehicles from Rivian, Nissan, Lucid, and more!

 The latest in electric bicycle technology from several local companies including Rad Power Bikes, E-Bikery, and Electric Bikes of Santa Barbara.

 Owner’s Circle with electric vehicle drivers sharing why they love their clean fuel cars.

 Incentives, rebates, and grants that make NEW and USED electric vehicles a smart, affordable option.

Ride & Drive

Corner of Micheltorena and Santa Barbara Streets

Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 Try out electric cars and bikes from Rivian, Lucid, and Rad Power Bikes Sign up for a time slot at each booth.

Bike Valet

Corner of Micheltorena and Santa Barbara Streets

The Community Environmental Council is your local non-profit resource for switching to clean energy and energy-efficient solutions. Our FREE Electrify Your Life service will help you navigate incentive and rebate programs that pay up to 100% of the costs. FREE solar, EV charger, and energy efficiency incentives assistance for property owners and managers in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties.

AYUDA GRATUITA

Para descuentos de eficiencia energética, vehículos eléctricos, cargador para vehículos eléctricos y paneles solares para residentes y negocios de los condados de San Luis Obispo, Santa Bárbara y Ventura.

El Consejo Comunitario del Medioambiente es tu recurso local no-lucrativo para cambiarte a soluciones eficientes y económicas.

Nuestro programa GRATUITO Electrifica

Tu Vida te ayuda a navegar los descuentos y reembolsos que llegan a cubrir hasta el 100% de los gastos.

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Public Square

Public Square

Corner of Santa Barbara and Micheltorena Streets down through Sola Street

Plug into grassroots climate action and resilience efforts with the Community Environmental Council and dozens of other nonprofits.

 Environmental organizations

 Political groups

 Energy and water districts

 Climate activists

 Local Nonprofits

Homegrown Roots

Along Santa Barbara Street

Homegrown Roots

Connect with local farmers and food producers, food and beverage artisans, small business owners, and non-profit organizations working in the food system.

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Welcome to CEC’s Environmental Hub, an epicenter for bold, community-led climate action

For more information, including rates and how to book, visit envirohubsb.org

Featuring versatile, well-appointed spaces for your next meeting or event:

The Hal Conklin Community Room is a flexible space designed to host meetings, lectures, and workshops in a variety of configurations.

The Patricia & Paul Bragg Foundation Atrium, which boasts high ceilings and plenty of natural light, is an excellent choice for receptions, banquets, and gatherings. A large drop-down screen makes it the ideal location for evening film screenings.

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(ONCE YOU’VE READ IT COVER TO COVER) REDUCE

Share your copy with friends! REUSE Get creative! Use as wrapping paper, in compost, and for cleaning around the house RECYCLE Dispose in a recycle bin

WISHING YOU A WONDERFUL EARTH DAY TODAY & EVERY DAY!

Since launching the Envirotokens program last year, we have raised over $40,000 for local nonprofits and prevented nearly 400,000 single-use bags from polluting the Earth. By donating 10¢ for every reusable bag you bring in, we can all make a difference.

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10 EARTH DAY 2024 | SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT | APRIL 25, 2024 ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISM for Supporting FARMING Can Regenerative Agriculture Save Jalama Canyon — and Everyone Else? for the Future FREE Santa Barbara activitiesafter-schoolguide! ON P. 25 021 Want Not Grand Tajiguas Project Turns Proverb into Reality by Jean Yamamura Alessia Patisserie’s Family Tradition Thank You 37 Years of VOL. 37 POISON in the PACIFIC David Valentine TalksUnder PLUS Alpha Resource Center Provides Lifelong Family Support SBCC Fall Sports Preview Flinging the Doors Open on the S.B. Studio Artists’ Tour Carp Skatepark Opens SANTA BARBARA FRESH FACES FRESH FACESENVIRONMENTAL ACTION of EIGHT PEOPLE WORKING ON THE FRONT LINES OF SUSTAINABILITY FRONT LINES OF SUSTAINABILITY SANTABARBARAENTERSORANGETIER VOL. 38 STUDENTS PROTEST for Teacher Pay Mollie Does DELI YOUTUBE PILOT Strikes Again Chris HOLIDAYShiflett’sHOEDOWN In DAVIDMemoriam: KRIEGER Return of the KELP FOREST PLUS How a Fisherman’s Near-Tragedy at Sea Inspired a Global Project to Build Underwater Habitat from the Floor Up by Callie Fausey | Photos by Chris Goldblatt VOL. 37 NO. 912 A Catalyst for Climate Activism A Catalyst for Climate Activism Water War in Carrot Country Pickleball vs. Brawlin’ Betties A Perfect Storm of Teacher Troubles Ceramic Love Letters to S.B. + + CEC’s New Environmental Hub Sprouts on State Street by Callie Fausey Photos by Ingrid Bostrom

Eco Marketplace

Kids Corner

Kids Corner

Corner of Sola and Santa Barbara Streets

Learningden Preschool organizes an engaging experience that empowers youth and inspires them to lead eco-conscious lives.

 Hands-on activities and fun games

 Storytelling and music

Bilingual Family Passport

Eco Marketplace

Lookfor thegreen Passport circles!

Enjoy a stroll around the park, visiting booths with fun, family-friendly activities. Collect a stamp at each booth and bring it to the Community Environmental Council (#332) to play our eco-spinning wheel game and complete your passport. You’ll receive a ticket for our booth drawing!

Along Anacapa Street

Being an eco-citizen is easy with all the green goods and services in our Eco Marketplace.

 Home goods, healthy living, and reuse products

 Eco-friendly clothes and jewelry

 Sustainable home products and services

 Be sure to visit our zone sponsor Channel Islands Restoration (#100) and Matilija (#108)

EXPLORE ECOLOGY ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AWARDS

Sunday, April 28, 12:00 p.m., Main Stage

Explore Ecology’s Annual Awards honor the outstanding teachers, students, and school clubs that lead the way in environmental stewardship and make a difference in local schools and classrooms across Santa Barbara County. Join us in celebrating these local eco-champions at the Explore Ecology Awards Ceremony.

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2024 SANTA BARBARA FESTIVAL

Planet vs. Plastics

This year’s festival theme aligns with the Earth Day Network’s global theme of Planet vs. Plastics, a call to advocate for widespread awareness on the health risks of plastics, rapidly phasing out single-use plastics, and pushing for a strong UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution by the end of 2024.

To further amplify this critical initiative, the Community Environmental Council (CEC) is thrilled to honor a climate justice activist dedicated to protecting frontline communities from the negative impacts of plastic pollution, leading the way to a more resilient future.

CEC’S Environmental Hero AWARDS

Honoring powerful climate action through daily personal action and political advocacy

WHEN: Sunday, April 28 at 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Main Stage

Alejandra Warren

Plastic Free Future

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Alejandra Warren co-founded Plastic Free Future, a California-based nonprofit committed to the reduction and elimination of plastic pollution through promoting reusable alternatives, with a focus on outreach to underserved and systemicallyexcluded communities. Alejandra is also an NGO delegate to the UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution. She has dedicated her life to making an impact on climate change and her work lights the way for communities everywhere.

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MAY 9 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Advancing Sustainable Development in an Era of Housing Growth

15,000 new housing units are planned for Santa Barbara County over the next eight years. Learn about the challenges such significant growth poses, and hear possible solutions that can inform further community discussion. Co-hosted by CEC and Santa Barbara City College.

JUNE 6 | 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Total Garbage: Book Signing with Author Ed Humes

Meet Ed Humes, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Total Garbage: How We Can Fix Our Waste and Heal Our World. Ed will discuss how cutting waste can upgrade our lives and save our planet, offering practical tips to reduce your impact.

JUNE 27 | 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Plastic Free July Expo

Meet local businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies that are engaged in plastic reduction efforts. Complete a passport and be eligible to win eco-friendly prizes. Co-hosted by CEC and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper.

Learn more and register at envirohubsb.org/events | 1219 State Street, Santa Barbara

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Come hang out with friends in the festival beer and wine garden. Listen to live local bands on the Main Stage while you enjoy cold beers from 805, hard kombucha from June Shine, or a refreshing glass of wine from Brander Vineyards.

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Sanctuary of Design HOME & GARDEN

The big gothic building on East Gutierrez Street erected in 1926 by the Second Baptist Church, one of the first two Black churches in Santa Barbara, before becoming a locals’ favorite skate shop has been reborn once again.

Ryan Brown and his interior design firm recently brought the “structure of merit” back to its original architectural glory, working with a city historian, longtime congregation member, and the church’s original glazier to recapture as much of its physical legacy as they could, including the cream-colored stained-glass windows lined with emerald and amber panes. “We really wanted to do it justice,” Brown said.

Opened last spring, Ministry of the Interior is an airy, arched-ceiling space with dramatic new trusses and custom art-deco chandeliers that serves as both a studio for Brown Design Group (his office occupies the former rectory) and a showroom of vintage and contemporary home accessories, ceramics, books, and art (with stairs leading up to the choir loft).

Ministry of the interior gives historic church new life

The variety of items and their backstories reflect the aesthetic Brown goes for when he puts rooms together. Handmade trays from Mexico City, vintage Japanese vases, a framed pen-and-ink sketch by a Santa Barbara artist “Our aim is always to create a space that looks like it was collected and curated over time,” Brown said. “And handsdown,” he continued, “my favorite part of a job is the accessories,” using the analogy of dress clothes and jewelry. “Budget-wise, it’s only about 5-10 percent, but the impact on the home is massive.”

Brown spent the past year traveling to more than 20 countries England, Denmark, France, Spain, Canada, Singapore, Thailand scouring shops and markets for pieces that jumped out at him. He would then track down the maker through the seller or through Instagram. “I met a number of really amazing artists who were shockingly not well-represented,” he said. He also found a number right here in the U.S.

Currently featured at the Ministry are ceramics by Julia Archer out of Illinois, tabletop sculptures by Barcelona’s Aaron Kllc, and crystal and leather creations by L.A.-based Matthew Ready. Many of the

makers use recycled and sustainable materials, Brown noted, and all of their vendors practice ethical labor. The textile company they carry, Fibre, produces all of their goods using sustainable forms of energy and has reduced their water usage by 15 percent each year. Mifuko produces all their baskets using small-scale farmers, and most of the store’s ceramists are either one-person shops or small teams, so no outsourcing is involved.

Brown Oxnard-born, L.A.-raised, and now a full-time Santa Barbara resident with his partner in business and life, Diego Monchamp, and their daughter said his eye for design came from his father, a custom homebuilder. They would drive north to Santa Barbara to study its architecture, the best anywhere in Southern California, his dad would say. They critiqued good and bad structural details, and they spent a lot of time at the courthouse. “It’s still one of my favorite buildings of all time,” Brown said.

The Second Baptist congregation was happy to see their former home go to Brown and his company, as they weren’t exactly thrilled with the name of the previous occupant: Church of Skatan. Brown opted, however, to preserve the skating-themed Where the Wild Things Are mural on the beach side of the building.

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THE ONES TAKING ACTION

Meet Graduates of the Community Environmental Council’s ‘Climate Stewards’ Course

After nine weeks of feeling like a college student again it’s only been two years, but, sigh, those were the days I am now a certified “Climate Steward,” thanks to Santa Barbara’s Community Environmental Council (CEC) and the University of California’s Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR) division.

But since completing the Climate Stewards course, the biggest change I noticed was not in my understanding of climate change, nor my ability to recognize its effects all around me. The most notable transformation was in remedying the crippling angst and helplessness I felt around the accelerated warming of our planet.

Connecting with other people who give a hoot about what we are doing to the environment and ourselves was like penicillin for the soul. By the way, only 10 percent of the U.S. population are climate change deniers. Don’t be fooled: This is our shared reality, and we’re in it together. The Climate Stewards course taught me that rerouting the extinction course we are on is not a lost cause. People care. And guess what more of our neighbors are actually doing something about it than we might think. Here are just a few stories of the Climate Stewards in our community whose Stewardship Projects are inspiring change on a local level and a larger scale.

Calling All Enviro Heroes

Superheroes are cool. Caring about the environment is cooler. Especially when our planet is becoming increasingly, well, hot.

Johnny Alonzo’s Stewardship Project, an app called “Enviro Hero,” was years in the making. Set to launch in time for Earth Day, the comic-book-themed app encourages eco-friendly actions (biking instead of driving, or choosing reusable over disposable items) to earn points redeemable for rewards such as discounts at environmentally minded businesses.

Alonzo, a restoration ecologist at UCSB, was in the CEC’s very first cohort of Climate Stewards. To start, he surveyed Santa Barbara residents, asking, “What would motivate people to live more sustainably?” The top answers included “incentives” and “feeling more connected to an environmental community.”

Alonzo’s goal is to not only inspire people to make more sustainable choices, but also foster community engagement and competition through components like the app’s “Hero Leaderboard,” which showcases users’ carbon-reduction impacts, as well as promoting local environmental events.

“This is a little expression of myself,” Alonzo said. “I

like superheroes. And through the Climate Stewards course, I guess I understood more about the impact that a community can make. I think my ultimate goal is to introduce people to taking these actions but eventually become part of the wider community that they’re in so they can make a more significant difference.”

Painting a Cleaner Coast

Muralist Emiliano Campobello, a longtime Santa Barbara local, is a professional artist of more than 30 years, breathing life into the blank canvases that our region’s floors, ceilings, and walls have to offer.

Campobello has done a lot of different work, but “the most rewarding is when it engages kids and our community, and teaches in a different way,” he said. “It’s when I can paint the beauty of nature, but also educate through that beauty.”

His Stewardship Project encapsulates that sentiment perfectly. It involves painting a 40-by-10-foot mural depicting the Central California coastline on one side of Adams Elementary School’s art building, integrating traditional Chumash village names to honor our region’s ancestry and serve as a land acknowledgment.

Campobello, a rotarian through the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara North, is spearheading the project alongside local president Gil Garcia with backing from the organization.

Students will be involved by making “Ocean Guardian” artwork a nod to the school’s Ocean Guardian Ambassadors program, offered through the National Ocean Atmospheric Association (NOAA). Each of the school’s approximately 500 students in grades TK through 6 will create their own Ocean Guardian creature, which will then be incorporated into the mural’s underwater scene. The project is a joint effort between Campobello and Claire Fackler, a fellow Climate Steward and National Education Liaison for NOAA, whose own project was to bring “climate literacy” to the students.

Fackler will be incorporating Marine Habitat educational materials for grades K-3 and 4-6 for the “OG Mural Project.” In coordination with Campobello and the Adams School art teacher Sara Leo, Fackler will prepare the educational Ocean Guardians material with all students in grades TK through 6.

“We are always looking for ways to bring the ocean into the classroom,” Fackler said. “I want the students to appreciate and enjoy the ocean and our coast, and be involved in projects that give back to the community,” such as beach cleanups, planting native plants, and speaking out to both encourage climate action such as “skipping the straw” and showing appreciation for it, which the students plan to do at the City Council meeting on April 30.

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A community leaderboard will track users’ climate impacts in the “Enviro Hero” app. JOHNNY ALONZO The ocean guardians at Adams Elementary COURTESY

The Santa Barbara County Education Office, through their Children’s Creative Project, has provided the initial funding for the mural, which is scheduled to be executed during the fall of 2024. Anyone interested in supporting the effort can donate and be listed on a commemorative plaque.

The Plastic Elephant

Climate Steward alum and Lompoc resident Laurie Mohning is teaching people how to take small “bites” out of “the elephant in the room”: plastic waste. Her podcast, appropriately called The Plastic Elephant, is designed to provide tips for people on how to reduce the amount of plastic that they put into the waste stream such as more sustainable options for typically plastic-packaged products.

“There are so many zero-waste alternatives out there,” Mohning explained. “I want to let people know what these alternatives are and where they can find them, as part of the little things they can do to reduce the amount of plastic that reaches our oceans and pollutes our environment.”

The first episode was slated for Earth Day, with plans to launch it into a series. Mohning said she has ideas for more than 30 episodes at this point, including interviews with other activists aiming to reduce plastic waste. She’s still working out the details but plans for The Plastic Elephant to be available on all streaming platforms.

Find Your Guide

Jasmin Tupy’s Stewardship Project was inspired by her work with Santa Barbara–based nonprofit Heal the Ocean.

Tupy created the Santa Barbara Resource Guide, which lives on Heal the Ocean’s web site. She described it as “a one-stop shop for local environmental resources, spanning from volunteer opportunities, eco-home improvement, to education and information tools locally.”

“Working in the nonprofit sector, I realized that so many amazing resources exist, but not everyone is aware of them,” she noted. “So although my idea is simple, I thought it would be helpful to create a resource guide that is local to S.B. and con sistently updated.”

Access the guide at healtheocean.org

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impact that recycling can have on our day-to-day operations,” she added.

Educating workers on recycling and using reusable items such as cups is a key focus of Gamez’s work, supported by data the Green Team puts together to track reduced greenhouse-gas emissions. Her project centered on these educational opportunities for North County farmworkers, including creating and distributing climate-change materials in Spanish.

Gamez was driven by the effects of climate change on local agriculture, such as their strawberry season at the ranch it’s become shorter due to unusually high amounts of rain and has started later due to temperature fluctuations. Hotter days put their employees at risk of heat-related illnesses, and flooding in certain areas of the fields has resulted in less acreage to harvest.

These climate impacts also threaten farmworkers’ livelihoods. Gamez said she worries about the number of individuals and families, herself included, who could find themselves out of a job should the effects worsen.

At the moment, they are working on expanding their recycling program to their sister companies in Oxnard and Watsonville. Once a month, the Green Team hosts a meeting with the three different areas to share ideas on how to expand and improve the program. They are currently working with their field supervisors and foremen to increase the accessibility of recycling bins throughout the fields with signs indicating what kind of materials go in each bin.

Inspire the Youth

At the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Jessica Prichard, senior manager of school and community programs, is bringing together budding activists through a field-trip program called “Champions for Change: Environmental Stewards Unite!”

Launched in October 2023, the program teaches students in grades 5 through 12 about the concepts of environmental justice, stewardship, and community science.

“Our programs at the museum are typically very hands-on and inspire kids to want to be good environmental stewards,” Prichard said. “However, with an older audience, I wanted to really activate students and give them the tools to learn how they can monitor their own environments and learn about how community science contributes to data that scientists and policymakers use to create real change.”

secrets. Sharing plants opens up the day’s discussion: “What’s this fruit called? How do you eat it? How high can guava trees grow?”

“We are reducing food waste by redirecting it into compost and using it to enrich the soil in our gardens thereby benefiting the microbes in the soil and eating delicious, nutritious food from our gardens,” Eacret beamed.

The Co-op is open to all, at no cost. “We all enjoy getting to know other gardeners in our community and making new friends,” Eacret said.

Bee the Change

There are some big challenges facing the tiny buzzers that sustain our ecosystem. Dass Richardson, a climate steward from the spring 2022 cohort, used the principles he learned from the course to shine a light on the little black-and-yellow pollinators who help keep us fed and our flowers healthy.

Through the Climate Stewards course, Julie Schneiderman, founder and CEO of local company EcoStiks, became fascinated with climate stories and collective action “to create community, understanding, and compassion” around ecochange. Her project will come to life during Santa Barbara’s Earth Day Festival, where a pink “Talk-O-Truck,” or mobile recording studio, will be stationed to gather and record climate stories and promote community climate resilience.

Schneiderman’s project is in collaboration with the CEC and Starfish Connection who are donating the Talk-O-Truck for the day and, in the future, she hopes to connect with other climate storytelling initiatives around the world to gather “climate data” and facilitate connections.

Sustainable Farmers

When Gabriela Gamez took the Climate Stewards course last year, she had just recently been appointed as the lead of a new recycling program where she works, Buenaventura Ranch LLC (a k a GoodFarms). As part of the “Green Team,” she aims to reduce waste by creating a habit of recycling materials in their work area, such as cardboard, aluminum cans, and plastics.

Climate change is still a “fairly new” topic in her field, Gamez said. “Many of our employees didn’t understand the

After graduating from the course in winter 2023, Prichard said the CEC has remained “incredibly supportive.” Kathi King, who teaches the course for the CEC, even encouraged Prichard to become an instructor for the Climate Steward course herself, and she has been able to train with UCANR and hopes to lead her own course soon.

Home Gardening Co-op

Sandra Eacret, a Climate Steward and organic gardening advocate, initiated a “Home Gardening Co-op” for her stewardship project in May 2023. The group meets on Sunday afternoons twice a month, gathering on lawn chairs and blankets in a Goleta park to discuss everything from veggies and fruit trees to soil health and pest control.

First-timers receive a small potted plant (Eacret brings a collection to each meeting for newcomers to choose from) and a composting booklet as welcome gifts. Meetings include sharing produce alongside swapping

When Richardson’s friend, Santa Barbara–based artist Michele Foster, asked him if he wanted to be involved in an art show about bees last year, he “emphatically said yes,” thinking it would be the perfect opportunity for locals to learn more about bees (both honeybees and the more than 250 species native to Santa Barbara) and the threats they face.

The May 5 gallery was a huge community effort and a major success, Richardson said. Ventura Bee Rescue brought a live hive, youth groups talked about pollinator gardens, and Blue Ridge Honey sold honey at the event. The show highlighted visual and literary artists (including Enid Osborn, a former Santa Barbara Poet Laureate). And it was definitely worth the buzz.

“The Climate Steward program taught me that although we can make a difference as individuals, we also can accomplish our goals through connection with others to get the climate message out there,” Richardson said.

For more information, see cecsb.org.

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Native bees of California, painted by Dass Richardson and his daughter, Anna DASS RICHARDSON The Home Gardening Co-op meets bi-monthly on Sundays in Goleta. SANDRA EACRET Jasmin Tuphy is a UCSB alum and operations manager at Heal the Ocean.
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4/25-4/28: S.B. Fair & Expo Presents: Double Thrill, Double Fun It’s time for the fair! There will be more than 30 carnival rides (including kiddie rides), carnival games, a petting zoo, artisan exhibits, food contests, a beer garden, and live music and entertainment. The fair runs through May 5. Visit the website for parking and free trolley information. Thu.: 4-9pm; Fri.: 4pm-10pm; Sat.: 11am-10pm; Sun.: 11am-9pm. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. GA: $5-$8; wristband: $30/ unlimited rides. Call (805) 687-0766. earlwarren.com

4/25: Corwin Concert Series: Galan Trio’s Kinesis This original, multifaceted concert program is a survey on the music of contemporary American composers from the notion of “Kinesis,” an undirected movement of a cell in response to external stimulus. 7:30pm. Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB. Free. Email admin@campuscalendar.ucsb.edu campuscalendar.ucsb.edu

4/25-4/28: Rubicon Theatre Presents: A-Train Told with humor, insight, and a few choice expletives, this hilarious and emotional play, based on a true story, follows a family as they learn to accept the unexpected and live in the moment, meeting the joys and hardships of raising a child with autism. Thu.-Fri.: 7pm; Sat.: 2 and 7pm; Sun.: 2pm. Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. $20-$79.50. Call (805) 667-2900. rubicontheatre.org

FRIDAY 4/26

4/26: An Evening with Fleetwood Mask This tribute band, endorsed by Fleetwood Mac founder Mick Fleetwood, will be playing Fleetwood Mac’s most illustrious songs, both fan-favorites and deep cuts such as “Go Your Own Way,”“You Make Loving Fun,”“Landslide,” and more with historically accurate instruments and wardrobe. 7:30pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. $35-$65. Call (805) 963-0761. lobero.org

4/26: UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents Alonzo King LINES Ballet Blurring the lines between classical and contemporary, San Francisco–based Alonzo King LINES Ballet will feature the new creation Deep River, which uses spiritual music from Black and Jewish traditions alongside original compositions. 8pm. Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. UCSB Students: $23.50, GA: $39.50-$104.50. Call (805) 963-9580. artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

4/26: Camerata Pacifica Baroque: The French Dispatch This concert will explore rarely heard French Baroque repertoire in the second and final offering of the acclaimed chamber collective’s inaugural period instrument Baroque series, curated by and featuring eminent flutist Emi Ferguson. 7:30pm. Hahn Hall, Music Academy, 1070 Fairway Rd. $35-$75. Call (805) 884-8410 or email info@cameratapacifica.org. cameratapacifica.org/concerts-23-24

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THURSDAY

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

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

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SATURDAY

Rain or shine, meet local fishermen on the Harbor’s commercial pier, and buy fresh fish (filleted or whole), live crab, abalone, sea urchins, and more. 117 Harbor Wy., 6-11am. Call (805) 259-7476. cfsb.info/sat

SATURDAY 4/27

4/27: S.B. Trapeze Co. and Unity Shoppe Spring Food Drive Drop off canned food donations to help build a record-breaking canned food pyramid that will directly benefit Unity Shoppe while enjoying a Trapeze Talent Showcase where local youth will defy gravity. 3:30pm-6:30pm. S.B. Trapeze Co., Plaza Vera Cruz, 110 E. Cota St. Free. Call (805) 965-4122 or email info@unityshoppe.org. tinyurl.com/UnityShoppeFoodDrive

4/27: Learn to Curl: Throw and Go Participants will be placed into groups and participate at three stations to acquire skills in delivery, sweeping and gameplay, and scoring. 6pm. Ice in Paradise, 6985 Santa Felicia Dr., Goleta. $20. Call (805) 879-1550. tinyurl.com/ThrowandGo24

4/27: The Magical Music of Motown

This supergroup of internationally acclaimed artists will recreate the dynamic performances of the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Martha and the Vandellas, the Four Tops, the Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson, and more Motown legends. 8pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. GA: $48-$58, VIP: $78. Call (805) 963-0761. lobero.org

4/27-4/28: S.B. Earth Day Festival 2024 Celebrate Earth Day weekend by learning about clean vehicles, solar energy, resilient food systems, the reduction of single-use plastic, and more. Festival zones include Eco-Marketplace, Food & Drink, Music & Entertainment, Green Car Show, Homegrown Roots, Kids’ Corner, and the Public Square. Visit the website for the full schedule. Sat.: 11am-7:30pm; Sun.: 11am-7pm. Alameda Park, 1400 Santa Barbara St. Free. Email info@ sbearthday.org sbearthday.org

4/27: Raiz Feliz Presents: S.B. Plant Fest Bring plants and propagations to trade with other plant lovers at this plant swap and market that will feature live music from Hannah Ivy Jams. 11am-4pm. Fox Wine Co., 120 Santa Barbara St. Free Email hello@raizfelizshop.com. tinyurl.com/SBPlantFest24

4/27: Pacific Pride PROUD Prom

6100 Wallace Becknell Rd. Free. Ages 12-18. Email levin@pacificpridefoundation.org. tinyurl.com/ProudProm2024

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4/28: 16th Annual S.B. Revels May Day Celebration Revels song leader Mica Basilici will teach spring-themed songs such as “Sellinger’s Round,”“The Physical Snob,”“Prince William,” and more. Make nosegays and posies (flowers provided) and learn the traditional English Country dance. Noon. Paseo Nuevo, 651 Paseo Nuevo (between State and Paseo Nuevo Cinemas). Free. Call (805) 364-4630. santabarbararevels.org

4/28: AHA! Presents: Sing It Out! Ten teens (and two AHA! staff members) will take to the stage and each sing a solo song backed by a live band. These teens have learned to overcome fears and challenges and will bring joy as they give and receive support from peers and trusted adult facilitators, coaches, and the audience. Proceeds will go toward AHA! programs. 6pm. Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. Students: $12; GA: $30; VIP: $130. Call (805) 963-0761. lobero.org

MONDAY 4/29

4/29: Dance Wave This weekly dance blends rock-, soul-, and heart-centered grooves to create music that is a soulful alternative to more electronically influenced playlists. 7:30pm. Unitarian Society of S.B., 1535 State St. $15-$20 at the door. tinyurl.com/DanceWaveApr29

TUESDAY 4/30

4/30: Black Hollywood Film Screening: Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes See this 2023 documentary, directed by Sam Pollard, that explores the life and music of legendary drummer and activist Max Roach his creative peaks, struggles, and reinventions from the Jim Crow to the Civil Rights eras, from post-war jazz to hip-hop and beyond. A post-screening discussion with Pollard will follow. 7pm. Pollock Theater, UCSB. Free. Call (805) 893-4637 or email info@carseywolf.ucsb.edu carseywolf.ucsb.edu/events

4/30-5/1: American Theatre Guild Presents: Come from Away Irene Sankoff’s and David Hein’s Tony Award–winning musical follows the true story of 7,000 travelers who were grounded in Gander, Newfoundland, when the FAA shut down airspace following the September 11 attacks with moving songs that highlight gratitude and the best of humankind. 7:30pm. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. $59-$134. Call (805) 899-2222 or email boxoffice@granadasb.org granadasb.org/events

4/30: Amanda Gorman in Conversation with Pico Iyer Amanda Gorman, the history-making inaugural poet, first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate, number-one New York Times best-selling author, and racial equality and gender justice activist, will join British essayist and novelist Pico Iyer in conversation. 7:30pm. Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. UCSB Students: free, GA: $29.50-$79.50. Call (805) 963-9580. artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

WEDNESDAY 5/1

5/1: AWC-SB 16th Annual Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon The Association for Women in Communications, S.B. , will honor four outstanding leaders in education: Katya Armistead, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dean of Student Life at UCSB; Yolanda Medina-Garcia, retired Director of Starr King Parent-Child Workshop and SBCC educator; Susan Salcido, S.B. County Superintendent of Schools; and Wendy Sims-Moten, Executive Director of First 5 S.B. County. 11:30am. Cabrillo Pavilion, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd. $100-$115. Email news@ awcsb.org. awcsb.org/women-of-achievement-awards

5/1: Arts & Lectures Presents Author Suzanne Simard: Finding the Mother Tree Suzanne Simard, acclaimed forest ecologist whose groundbreaking work explained how trees interact and communicate using below-ground fungal networks, will take you on a dazzling journey through the unseen world going on above our heads and under our feet. 7:30pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. Call (805) 893-3535 or email info@ artsandlectures.ucsb.edu. artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

5/1: Diabetes Basics This five-week program that meets once per week in-person or online is an excellent resource for people with prediabetes or diabetes where attendees will learn how to manage blood sugar and how nutrition, sleep, and physical activity play a role in improving health. The program runs through May 29. RSVP online. 5pm. 3rd Fl. Conference Rm., Sansum Clinic, 215 Pesetas Ln. Free. Call (805) 681-7820, or email healthed@sansumclinic.org

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4/25-4/27: Eos Lounge Thu.: Shabang PreParty with Claire Z, No Drout, Sam C, and more, 9pm. Free Fri.: Alumni BBQ Preparty with AK Sports, 9pm. Free Sat.: Alumni Funktion 2024 with Breaka, Aphrodite, Janeret, Mike Karreghen, n808, and special guests, 2pm. $24.72. 500 Anacapa St. Ages 21+. Call (805) 564-2410. eoslounge.com

4/25: Satellite S.B. Brett Hunter Band, 6pm. 1117 State St. Free. Call (805) 3643043. satellitesb.com

4/25-4/27: Lost Chord Guitars Thu.: Daniel Formica, 8pm. Fri.: Bobby, Fin & Dave, 8pm. Sat.: Tony Buck & Cadillac Angels, 8pm. 1576 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang. Free. Ages 21+. Call (805) 331-4363. lostchordguitars.com

4/26-4/28: Maverick Saloon Fri.: The Molly Ringwald Project, 9pm. $10. Sat.: About Time, noon. Pull the Trigger, 8:30pm. Free. Sun.: Sammy Joe, 1pm. Free. 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. Call (805) 686-4785. mavericksaloon.com/event-calendar

4/26-4/27: M.Special Brewing Co. (Goleta) Fri.: Do No Harm, 6pm. Sat.: Nombres, 6pm. 6860 Cortona Dr., Ste. C, Goleta. Free. Call (805) 968-6500. mspecialbrewco.com

4/26-4/27: M.Special Brewing Co. (S.B.) Fri.: Spencer the Gardener, 7pm. Sat.: Rent Party, 8pm. 634 State St. Free Call (805) 968-6500. mspecialbrewco.com

4/26, 4/28: Wylde Works Fri.: Album Debut Party ft. Jackson Gillies Band, 8pm. Sun.: Jelly Bowl and Adam Lenhardt, 5pm. 609 State St. wyldeworks.com/ pages/events

4/27: Arrowsmith’s Wine Bar Jacob Cole, 7pm. 1539 Mission Dr., Solvang. Free Call (805) 686-9126 or email anna@arrowsmithwine.com. arrowsmithwine.com/events

4/27-4/28: Cold Spring Tavern Sat.: Grass Mountain, 1:30-4:30pm. Mark Tesla Band, 5-8pm. Sun.: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan, 1:30-4:30pm. 5995 Stagecoach Rd. Free. Call (805) 967-0066. coldspringtavern.com

4/27: Hook’d Bar and Grill T-Bone Ramblers, 4pm. 116 Lakeview Dr., Cachuma Lake. Free. Call (805) 350-8351. hookdbarandgrill.com/music-onthe-water

4/28: SAMsARA Winery & Tasting Room The Winehounds, 2pm. 6485 Calle Real, Ste. E., Goleta. Free. Call (805) 8458001. samsarawine.com/events

4/29: The Red Piano Morganfield Burnett, 7:30pm. 519 State St. Free. Call (805) 358-1439. theredpiano.com

5/1: Whiskey Richards Punk on Vinyl. 9pm. Whiskey Richards, 435 State St. Free Ages 21+. Call (818) 451-8206. tinyurl.com/punkonvinyl

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Unity in a Time of Darkness

Outside of the Chabad house, hundreds of UCSB students and Isla Vista community members lined up and down the block of Camino Pescadero waiting for the beloved annual Mega Shabbat. Some wore kippot or kippot srugot (religious head coverings) and collared shirts or dresses, while others came in their school clothes. Some were deeply involved with Chabad and Hillel, some were just beginning to come into their Jewish identities, and some were not Jewish at all. But everyone was coming together for the purpose of Shabbat sundown on Friday evening when it is finally that time to unwind, enjoy good food, and connect with loved ones.

UCSB’s ‘Mega Shabbat’ Takes On a New Meaning this Year

Hebrew pop music seeped out of the front yard and into the queue on April 5, where Rabbi Gershon Klein greeted friendly faces and introduced himself to new ones. Tables set with white linens and hors d’oeuvres spilled out into the parking lot to account for the 1,100 guests who RSVPed “yes” for this year’s Mega Shabbat the largest number Chabad has seen since the tradition began in 2012.

As opposed to a regular Friday-night Shabbat at Chabad, when anywhere from 150-200 students show up, Mega Shabbat is intended to introduce a wider audience to the Jews’ day of rest and to Jewish culture. As a shomer Shabbat, or someone who keeps Shabbat every week, “Shabbat is the time that I get to finally unplug and be separated from this digital world and be with my Jewish community,” UCSB Associated Student President Tessa Veksler said.

The annual event was started by Rabbi Mendel Loschak and taken over by Klein and his wife, Miri Klein, when they moved to UCSB’s Chabad in 2017. Miri spends days curating

the menu and preparing the meal to ensure that none of her guests leave hungry. While Mega Shabbat has always been an occasion that UCSB’s Jewish community holds close to their hearts, the rise in anti-Semitism on campus adds another layer of importance this year.

Since the Israel–Hamas war began on October 7 and especially after the signs were posted in UCSB’s MultiCultural Center, students have found it difficult to express their Zionist beliefs or Jewish identity on campus.

“Whenever we put a table out [on campus], people come and scream at us and curse at us,” Students Supporting Israel President Eyal Wrobel said. “One of our goals this year was to try to create relationships with other clubs on campus, and it was really, really hard to talk to them and have discussions on campus.”

In light of the tensions on campus, Mega Shabbat provided a real sense of solace for students who have been on the receiving end of anti-Semitism. “To see so many people come together, especially during such a time of disunity and to see a little pocket of unity in the week is so beautiful,” Veksler, a prominent advocate for Jewish and Zionist students, said.

According to Klein, UCSB’s Jewish community is unique in how diverse and united it is, and Mega Shabbat is a chance for outsiders to see that. All throughout the yard (and parking lot), smiling faces meet each other with hugs and greetings of “Shabbat shalom” as they catch up with each other. Students from Greek life and students from the Iranian Jewish Student Association helped each other bring food back to their tables, and Jews showed their non-Jewish friends how to light the Shabbat candles.

“We have Zionist Jews, we have non-Zionist Jews, and we also have non-Jews, and everyone comes and has fun and talks,” Klein said. He emphasized the acceptance and strong relationships between Chabad, Hillel, and other Jewish organizations on campus. Noting that Hillel Rabbi Madeline Anderson is one of his best friends, Klein pointed her out

as well as other Jewish leaders who were also in attendance of Mega Shabbat.

“I’m so proud of the Jewish leadership in our community, especially Chabad, for putting this all together and for working so hard because we need this,” Veksler said.

Along with Miri, a group of about 20 student board members spent weeks preparing for Mega Shabbat, reaching out to the community for table hosts, cooking, cleaning, and setting tables for more than a thousand guests. Even through the rain which luckily stopped just in time for Shabbat the team continued setting up outside. And, in proper Jewish motherly fashion, there was enough food to feed an army.

The hard work clearly paid off. Not only did the food taste delicious and the event look beautiful, but a sense of love, unity, and fun radiated through the crowd. “To be able to come into a community with all my Jewish peers to celebrate more than just religion and come together with people of all different cultures and diversities on a Friday night, and seeing all of our wonderful smiles means everything to me,” Jewish student Kian Mirshokri said.

Before everyone dug in to enjoy the spread of everything from salmon and salad to egg rolls and dumplings, Miri took the bema, or stage, to share some words of encouragement and lead the group in the prayers for wine and bread.

“Right now, when we are faced with so much anti-Semitism, especially across college campuses, it’s so important to be the light and spread that light despite what others may think or say to us. We shouldn’t let other people’s perceptions of us dictate who we are,” Miri said. “With that being said, continue to share your Jewish pride in any way that serves meaning to you.”

Throughout the evening, Klein reminded people to “keep smiling” (his motto) and made sure to take the time to speak with as many guests as he could. To not only Jews on college campuses but to “every single person who reads this,” Klein says they “should know that they can add light in the world by connecting with the people around them and doing good.”

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Some of the 1,100 people who gathered for UCSB’s Mega Shabbat Friends from different parts of campus gathered at UCSB Chabad. COURTESY PHOTOS

A Family-Friendly Quick Trip to Temecula Valley

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Acouple of klicks east of Interstate 15 between inland Los Angeles and San Diego, the busy traffic and modern strip malls fall away to rolling vineyards and orchards and long views to the surrounding mountains. This is Temecula Valley, roughly 30 square miles of the southernmost edge of the Inland Empire and Southern California’s preeminent wine country.

While the region gets plenty of play for its whites and reds, my family and I skipped the tasting rooms and winery tours in favor of a recent getaway full of outdoor activities and a few culinary indulgences all of it with our two dogs in tow.

Kids will dig the margherita pizza, perhaps topped with added prosciutto. And of course, for the grownups, there’s plenty of wine from near and far.

When we returned to the Vineyard Rose for breakfast, the coffee tasted perfectly brewed, and I savored several top-offs with my focaccia Cali Benedict, so named for its avocado hollandaise. But the best bet, I’d wager, is their chilaquiles, which achieved gourmet elevation with their authenticity intact.

Another memorable meal can be had at The Goat & Vine stone-hearth kitchen (thegoatandvine.com), located on the southern side of Old Town Temecula, where the I-15 passes through the city proper. Our Caesar starter was fairly standard fare, soon eclipsed by the fennelsausage and Kobe meatballs topped with house marinara, three cheeses, and served with homemade crusted garlic sourdough. If pretzel rolls with honey mustard and a beer-cheese dipping sauce sounds unavoidable, you’re right. And to top it off, we heeded the constant advice we’d received from everybody who’d been there before: “Get the pizza.”

STAY

Arriving through the wind and scattered showers of an otherwise quiet Sunday afternoon, we unpacked at Carter Estate Winery and Resort (carterestatewinery.com), which features a gated cul-de-sac of bungalows and suites, about half of which are sunset-facing from private patios. Other highlights include the saltwater pool, hot tub, and poolside cabana café and grill featuring a house michelada and an assortment of sangrias, plus a fitness center, spa, tasting room, and a petfriendly policy and miles of dog-walkable acreage among the surrounding vineyards.

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The resort offers shuttle service to its nearby sister property, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa (southcoastwinery.com), where we slid into a corner booth at the Vineyard Rose. The dining space resembled a refined, outsize timber lodge with privacy between tables and a waitstaff that circulated attentively but without hovering.

The braised lamb shank nearly melted off the bone above a thick smear of creamy polenta, while the pork chop became the table favorite with its tender bite and peppery crunch.

The Goats Garden pizza roasted crimini mushrooms, goat cheese, marinated artichoke hearts, spinach, white ricotta cream sauce, chiffonade basil, sun-dried tomatoes, and lemon zest lived up to the kitchen’s exalted reputation. We heard the sandwiches are exceptional, as well.

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With that small storm having blown through the evening prior, our first morning was calm and clear blue to all horizons perfect conditions for a Grape Escape Hot Air Balloon Adventure (hotairtours.com/grape-escape). Aloft on invisible breezes, we soared to an altitude of 2,500 feet to take in the surrounding mountains, from the coastal range above Camp

Pendleton to the massive and snow-capped San Gorgonio and towering San Jacinto peaks. As we swooped low just above an orange grove, our pilot recommended spring flights timed with the popping blossoms that fill the skies with citrus scents.

Later that morning, we made the 20-minute drive eastward to Temecula Olive Oil Company’s Olive View Ranch (temeculaoliveoil.com), located in Aguanga, where owner Thom Curry and crew grow and mill upward of 12,000 gallons annually. If you’ve never tasted really good extra-virgin olive oil with a pro, give it a go. With Curry’s guidance, we sampled a range of scents and flavors, from the herbal grassy notes preferred for dressings and baguette dipping to the late-harvest blood-orange blend you’d drizzle on a salmon filet with a few cranks of cracked pepper. Curry also works with local growers to ferment grapes into a variety of smallbatch balsamic vinegars, also available for tasting, both at the ranch and the company storefront in Old Town.

After a quick tour of metal sculptor Ricardo Breceda’s outdoor gallery (ricardoabreceda.com), we headed to California Ranch Company (californiaranchcompany.com) for our last outing of the trip, an afternoon horseback ride. With docent-level insight from our guide, Chloe Bell, we passed a small herd of Texas longhorn and the breeding pens and pastures of Thoroughbred mares in foal before skirting rows of grapevines toward an easy hill climb.

Company owner Bob Brown was along for the ride as well, riding Guinness, a big American Quarter Horse. We reached a flat summit to take in one of those long and often wistful views common to any worthy outdoor getaway. Brown relaxed in the saddle and said quietly to no one in particular, “Sometimes you just have to get out of town and get on the back of a horse.”

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Abouncy house at a birthday party was a highlight of my childhood, but a 24,000-square-foot one? To my younger self, that would have been like winning the lottery.

From April 26 to 28, Elings Park will transform into a bouncyhouse wonderland as the Big Bounce America 2024 tour stops in Santa Barbara. At the heart of the excitement lies The World’s Largest Bounce House, a sprawling 24,000-square-foot inflatable wonderland equipped with basketball hoops, ball pits, and climbing towers. This bounce house also has a deejay at the center providing music as you bounce.

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“Anything you imagine in a bounce house is inside this massive bounce house,” said Sophia Wilson, the Chief Operating Officer at Big Bounce America.

The tour boasts seven inflatable attractions, each offering unique experiences. On the list of attractions are “The OctoBlast,” a 900-square-foot, foam-filled bouncy house; “SportSlam,” a sports area equipped with nets, hoops, and balls; “The Giant,” a 900-square-foot bounce house with 50 different obstacles; “airSPACE,” a 25-foot-tall, space-themed attraction with a ball pit; and others. Each bounce session is broken up by age group, so both kids and adults can enjoy an afternoon of fun at the inflatable attractions.

Attendees can also refuel at one of the many on-site food trucks. “Parents and children can expect a day filled with bouncy family fun and creating lifelong memories,” said Wilson. “Parents can also expect to drive home with worn-out, sleepy children.”

Tickets start at $22 for toddlers. Prices go up for juniors, bigger kids, and adults. See thebigbounceamerica.com/tour-dates.

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There’s plenty to appreciate about the ritual of visiting a coffee shop, ordering your favorite fancy drink, and watching with anticipation as skilled baristas work their hand-crafted magic. But that habit can get a bit pricey and, at least for my jammed schedule, tends to take more time than I usually have to quench my thirst for caffeine.

Clevr Blends can help. The Santa Barbara–based instant beverage company provides all you need to recreate that café experience in the convenience of your own kitchen.

“It brings that experience home in a way that’s approachable and more affordable than going to the coffee shop every day,” said Clevr’s founder Hannah Mendoza. “And it’s healthier.”

That’s because these powders aren’t just combinations of coffee, tea, spice, and cream. They’re dairy-free, relying instead on coconut and oat milk, and they’re packed with “functional” supplements like reishi and lion’s mane mushrooms, ashwagandha, and L-theanine.

Originally from London, Mendoza found UCSB after more than a gap year of globe-trotting, and then found work as the first employee of the superfood company Imlak’esh Organics. “It was my first proper job, so I was doing a lot of experimentation with how to maintain energy while working with a difficult and sometimes grueling schedule,” she explained. “Drinking regular coffee was not really working for my system. I felt like it was a crapshoot whether I was going to feel superhuman or overstimulated.”

She was able to play around in the Imlak’esh lab, working on combinations of herbs, mushrooms, and adaptogens to regulate her energy and attitude throughout the day. “Clevr

was born out of using really amazing ingredients that we had access to and making something brand new that was kinder to the body and better for hormone balance and consistent energy,” said Mendoza, who cofounded the company with her friend Roger Coppola. “We just got really passionate about the potential to use these ancient ingredients that were just starting to be scientifically backed.”

They first took the show on the road, bringing a coffee pop-up bar to corporate events, festivals, and other gatherings as far away as Central America. “We would do anywhere there was a need for coffee and tea,” she said. “It was such an adventure.”

Coppola challenged her to come up with a packaged product that tasted as good as their coffee-bar favorites, so Mendoza crafted more than 200 different batches before settling on a choice few. That led to the launch of Clevr as a direct-to-consumer, subscription-based product in 2019, and it quickly attracted the attention of some big names.

Meghan Markle, the actor, Montecito resident, and wife to Prince Harry, was given the Golden SuperLatte blend by a friend, loved it, and reached out to support the brand as its first investor. “She’s been really incredible,” said Mendoza. “It’s been powerful to have such a strong female voice on our team.”

Then Meghan shared it with Oprah, who put Clevr on her influential list of favorite things for two years in a row. “That gave us some wonderful exposure to a really new market that may have never heard about us,” said Mendoza. “It’s every small business owner’s dream to end up on that list. We’re very grateful.”

This year, backed by an all-female co-packing company in Oxnard, but still packaging direct orders from a garage on Chapala Street, Clevr hit the shelves of 500 Target stores

across the country. It’s the first, albeit very serious, foray into retail, which Mendoza was ready to take after nearly four years of talking directly to her subscribers.

“You have such easy access to chatting with customers and looking at the data,” she said of starting with the direct-to-consumer model. “That built the foundation of the brand to where we are now ready for retail.”

The brand sent me a full lineup of Clevr concoctions to try, and I’ll admit to being rather skeptical of how they might perform. Using the handy electric frother that came with the kit, I was instead very impressed, enjoying their takes on coffee, chai, and matcha lattes as well as spins on Earl Grey, turmeric, and hot chocolate.

I did, on occasion, use more than the suggested amount, and often spiked the Clevr versions with shots of espresso the dirty chai was fire, as the kids say or more matcha for an extra kick. But I really dug the quick, efficient process; consistently creamy, potent-enough sips; and generally positive, rather than crashing or over-agitated, feelings that lingered after each glass. I liked their new iced tea offerings too, though they occasionally went a little gloopy.

Echoing the mission of Imlak’esh, which is to use food as a tool for social change, Mendoza is launching a series of $5,000 microgrants this month through the Santa Barbara County Food Action Network that are focused on food justice issues. She hopes that will inspire bigger businesses to do the same, but is primarily just proud to get her product into more mouths.

“It’s meaningful being in people’s daily routine; it’s such a privilege,” she said. “We feel really lucky that we’ve been able to have the impact we have.”

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Saddle Up for a Straight-Outta-Texas Brunch in Santa Barbara

Lark Alums Bring Paperboy Austin’s Celebrated Menu to the Funk Zone for Two Days Only BY

Put on your cowboy hats and saddle up for a memorable brunch weekend when two Lark alums outta Texas Pat Jackson and Ryan Harms collaborate with The Lark Executive Chef Jason Paluska (a native Texan himself) on a special one-weekend-only menu showcasing the fine flavors of Paperboy Austin.

The duo based in Austin, Texas, was a part of the team of The Lark when it opened in 2013, explained Paluska. “They legitimately made us a better restaurant when they were here. The two have gone on to do great things in my home state of Texas. Paperboy is an incredible breakfast landmark in Austin and now in San Antonio. This is a total full-circle moment for us it’s been a full decade since they have worked here, and I couldn’t be more stoked to have them out for this.”

The chefs have all stayed in touch over the years. “I watched Paperboy grow from an idea that Ryan pitched to me in the Lark kitchen in 2014 to an incredible breakfast destination in Austin soon thereafter,” Paluska said.

“It feels surreal knowing that I will be back cooking at The Lark for the weekend,” said Jackson. “The Lark put me on a trajectory that set me up for where I am in my current career. Without the guidance from Chef Jason Paluska, I don’t believe I would be where I am today. I’m excited to come back and show Santa Barbara a little taste of our Austin brunch scene. I’m also so stoked to cook with JP again and hopefully learn something new!”

Brunch available at The Lark Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days will feature Paperboy Austin’s Texas signature dishes, including the Paperboy Migas a k a Texas Breakfast Tacos with scrambled egg, avocado, pico de gallo, cotija, serrano hot sauce, and grilled tortillas; B.E.C.,with smoked bacon, pimiento cheese, jalapeño jam, and scrambled egg on a toasted bolillo roll; Texas Hash with roasted pork shoulder, sweet potato, onion, kale, poached egg, and pecan mole; and Paperboy Pancakes with brown butter, flaky salt, and warm syrup.

Asked about the differences between the restaurant world in Texas versus the one in Santa Barbara, Jackson said, “All in all, the restaurant world is very similar in every city I have ever lived. You get to work with some great people and do your best to make great dishes to share with guests. The biggest difference between the Austin and S.B. restaurant world would have to be the difference in the seasons. In Santa Barbara, the growing seasons are much longer and basically last all year, which allows you to work with certain ingredients for a longer time period.

“In Texas, the winter is short and sharp, the spring and fall are short, and the summer is very hot and very long. This really limits the time that you have to work with certain products. Another difference is that the sheer volume of restaurants in Austin creates a diversity that allows for unique and creative collaboration between chefs, which then provides inspiration for our menu.

The food influences in Austin are also very different from S.B. In Texas, the cuisine is heavily influenced by the south, and there is a long tradition of local cuisine to pull inspiration from.”

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I also asked Chef Paluska about brunch itself, since it’s such a popular meal for diners and usually difficult for chefs to fire up for. (The Lark does offer an excellent brunch, but only started offering it in 2022, after almost a decade in business.) Paluska said, “Brunch is super underrated, and it takes a minute to recalibrate as a chef to see its rewarding potential. Ryan and Pat cracked the code a long time ago.”

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Rock Out at Sunstone for a Good Cause

One805Live! Supports Santa Barbara County First Responders with an Afternoon of Music, Food, Fun, and Wine

Prepare for an amazing afternoon of music, food, fun, and philanthropy as Sunstone Winery hosts the annual One805Live! Concert, presented by the Santa Ynez Board of Chumash Indians on Sunday, May 19.

All proceeds benefit the nonprofit One805, and all Santa Barbara County first responders funds go toward emergency life-saving equipment, 24/7 accessible mental wellness services for all first responders, and disaster preparedness. One805 CEO Kirsten Cavendish Weston-Smith shared, “Sunstone is so beautiful. We are always sold out, and our first responders so deserve our support.”

Renowned musician Steve Postell and his band, The Night Train Music Club, are slated to headline the event, along with some of the best session and touring musicians in the industry. Postell, founder of The Immediate Family, is a renowned touring and session musician and has worked with David Crosby, John Oates, and Kenny Loggins, among many others.

As of today, the lineup includes Tariqh Akoni, Josh Groban’s music director, who has worked with Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Weezer, LeAnne Rimes, and John Mayer (and was just seen on stage with the Pacific Jazz Orchestra at the Granada’s Centennial celebration); Steve Ferrone, drummer for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Average White Band; Leland Sklar, bassist for The Immediate Family, who has performed with Phil Collins and James Taylor; Russ Irwin, a vocalist who has performed with Aerosmith, Sting, Jeff Beck, and John Fogerty; and, last but not least, Elliot Easton from The Cars. Event organizers hint that there will be additional special guests and “surprises.”

One805Live! takes place from 2-7 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, at Sunstone Winery (125 Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez). To purchase tickets and for additional details, including sponsorship opportunities, transportation options, and special packages, visit one805.org. cheers

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In August 2023, I broke the news that Nick the Greek restaurant, offering “authentic Greek street food,” is coming to 508 State Street, the former longtime home of Natural Café, and the Mediterranean eatery finally opened this week.

The new Santa Barbara restaurant grows the brand’s presence in Southern California to 15 locations and expands Nick the Greek’s footprint throughout the West. The opening comes as Nick the Greek is on pace to open 25 more restaurants this year, approaching 100 locations countrywide by the end of 2024.

“We started Nick the Greek as an homage to the food we grew up with; we are so incredibly proud of the quality and the taste of the food Nick the Greek offers, and we still know now what we knew when we started this journey that people who experience authentic Greek street food keep coming back for more,” says Nick Tsigaris, cofounder. “The demand we’ve seen over the past several years has surpassed anything we could have hoped for.”

Nick the Greek was founded in 2014 in Northern California by three cousins “Big Nick,” “Little Nick,” and “Baby Nick” and has since expanded to include outposts in Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Kansas, Texas, and Missouri. Santa Barbara follows closely behind the brand’s recent opening in Fair Oaks, marking a period of expansion of the brand’s presence in California. Visit nickthegreek.com

OAT BAKERY OPENS IN MONTECITO: Oat Bakery has opened their third location, located at 1014 Coast Village Road in the Montecito Country Mart. The eatery offers a selection of their sourdoughs, focaccia, and pastries along with crackers, house-made vegan spreads, and more. Known for their organic and Scandinavian offerings, Oat Bakery creates unique recipes that follow the seasons, using the local farmers to create seasonal offerings. “Our new location at Montecito Country Mart allows us to connect even

more with the community and share our passion for healthy, wholesome bread,” says co-owner Louise Ulrich. “Oat Bakery’s third location is at Montecito Country Mart, located in the courtyard near Bettina Pizzeria.” Hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m., seven days a week.

CAGAMI RAMEN COMING TO GOLETA: Cagami Ramen, a popular restaurant in Camarillo that serves authentic Japanese ramen noodles, is planning to open a location in Goleta. It will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Their food is authentic, homemade, and made in the Hakata style. I’ll put out an update when I have the address. Visit cagamiramencamarillo.com

BLACK SHEEP TURNS 10: Here is a message for you from Black Sheep restaurant (18 E. Cota St.) owner Ruben Perez: “Come celebrate with us. We are beyond excited to be coming up on our 10-year anniversary. Can’t believe it went by this fast. So grateful for the chance to become part of this amazing community and for the amazing friendships we have made. Here’s to another 10 years filled with food, love, and laughter. To celebrate, we will be opening on Tuesday, April 30, at 5 p.m. and rolling back our tasting menu to the original price: $45. Chef Jake Reimer and the whole amazing Black Sheep team will be creating nine unforgettable plates of food for you. Come enjoy smooth beats with a live deejay and maybe a little dancing. You can make reservations by texting Ruben at *(805) 319-2498.”

NEW THREE-COURSE AL FRESCO LUNCH AT SAN YSIDRO RANCH: Montecito’s San Ysidro Ranch is now offering a new prix-fixe lunch, hosted at their intimate Veranda. The three-course lunch is available Monday through Thursday and includes house-made offerings like blackened Ōra King salmon salad, Tuscan melon and yellow tomato gazpacho, and the San Ysidro Ranch Meyer lemon tart. Cost is $49 per person, not including tax or gratuity.

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KRONOS, AT HALF A CENTURY YOUNG

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NEW MUSIC CHAMPIONING KRONOS QUARTET CELEBRATES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY, STOPPING AT UC SANTA BARBARA’S CAMPBELL HALL

From the “hard to believe the math” files comes news of Kronos Quartet’s halfcentury milestone this year. Kronos has been a vital force in the forward-moving evolution of the string quartet world, and as a group with its finger ever on the pulse of new and as-yet-materialized ideas, it has somehow seemed young beyond its years.

It all began with Crumb. Founder and soft-spoken powerhouse David Harrington was inspired by George Crumb’s antiwar howl Black Angels to start the group. To date, the past 50 years have yielded a massive archive of more than 1,000 Kronos-spawned and arranged works, with multiple Grammy Awards along the way.

We knew them when. The Kronos has made several visits to Santa Barbara over the years, usually in Campbell Hall part of their current Five Decades tour, on Saturday, April 27, hosted by UCSB Arts & Lectures. But in the formative years, back when performing modern-leaning repertoire of Bartók, Shostakovich, and the 20th-century like, Kronos also played a series of memorable concerts at the Music Academy. Back then, the venue was known as Abravanel Hall, now upgraded as Hahn Hall, and Kronos had yet to commit to focusing on championing new and brandnew, commissioned additions to its nowvast library of quartet works.

Recalling the Music Academy series, Harrington says, “I remember we also did the world premiere of Frank Zappa’s piece ‘None of the Above’ there, too. I remember that very well. Hopefully, we’re still trying to find ourselves as a quartet,” he laughs. “That’s part of the intriguing aspect of being in a group. There’s a lot to discover. I’m not intending to stop trying to discover who I am as a musician and who this group is as a group.”

With its fresh approach and wide-open ears to musical possibilities and genres, Kronos managed to break through the restrictive classical machinery and cull a following that ranges from classical music diehards to those not necessarily plugged into serious music, as such. Early ventures led them to a cheeky cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” and music of jazz legends Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus.

Over the years, they have worked with significant composers from the minimalist gang (Terry Riley, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Bang on a Can folks), worldly goods from Sofia Gubaidulina, Osvaldo Golijov, Vladimir Martynov, Astor Piazzolla, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Bryce Dessner, Henry Threadgill,

and countless others. Last year’s weirdly haunting EP Michael Gordon: Campaign Songs asserts a sly link back to Hendrix, with a wild-toned rewiring of “The StarSpangled Banner” opening a collection of anthems inventively deconstructed and Kronos-ized.

Remarkably, the Kronos personnel has remained largely unchanged for all those decades, with first violinist Harrington leading the charge and the agenda, joined by violinist John Sherba and violist Hank Dutt. The cello chair, held down for many years by Joan Jeanrenaud, has been a rotating spot, currently occupied by Paul Wiancko. As another marker of “mid-life” organizational change, Sherba and Dutt will be retiring just after their appearance at the ninth annual Kronos Festival in the glorious SFJAZZ Center, June 20-23.

As expected, the Kronos program for Campbell Hall is unexpected. This is no simple, nostalgic memory-lane dance, but a varied plate of young and otherwise lesserknown composers with a window on the present and future. The menu aptly opens with Sam Green’s Kronos at Fifty and closes with the five-part ZonelyHearts by Nicole Lizée. The best-known composers on the upcoming program are Sun Ra and Terry Riley, along with Sara Miyamoto, whose Kiss Yo’ Ass Goodbye was arranged by cellist Wiancko.

Among the inspired and enriching projects in the still-evolving Kronos cosmos is the 50 for the Future project, described as

“a free library of 50 contemporary works designed to guide string quartets in developing and honing the skills required for the performance of 21st-century repertoire.”

For the listeners among us, the site makes it possible to dip into the deep pool of recordings of these works, evidence of what Kronos has wrought, and with a bold sense of a continuing mission.

Harrington looks back and comments, “When I was a teenager, I decided that I was going to be a musician. I think each of us in Kronos made that same decision at about the same age, probably in our early teens, or maybe even a little earlier. I don’t think any of us in Kronos think we know about music any more than anybody else. It’s just this mystery that we get to be a part of.

“Because we made that decision at an early age, we just get to involve ourselves with it and have it surround us. We get to be a part of the musical community of other performers and composers and presenters and lovers of music. But when all is said and done, it’s a mystery. How does this stuff work? Believe me, I can’t tell you. I don’t know.

“All I can do is get magnetized to things, allow myself to be magnetized, try to have the energy ready if some incredible experience comes along and then find a way of bringing that into the world of Kronos.”

Kronos Quartet performs Saturday, April 27, 8 p.m., at UCSB’s Campbell Hall. See artsandlectures.ucsb.edu.

The music festival mania continues this spring with a celebration of indie rock and electro dance music coming to Brookside at The Rose Bowl on May 18. The fourth annual Just Like Heaven Festival features performances by The Postal Service (half of which is Goleta-raised musician Jimmy Tamborello) and Death Cab for Cutie celebrating the 20th anniversary of their acclaimed, respective albums Give Up and Transatlanticism

Fans in the know, know that Death Cab’s Ben Gibbard is Tamborello’s partner in The Postal Service, so the local connection continues for these two intertwining bands who are currently co-headlining a tour.

Other bands at the one-day festival include Phoenix, The War on Drugs, Miike Snow, Passion Pit, Alvvays, Two Door Cinema Club, Phantogram, Metric, Gossip, Tegan and Sara, Washed Out, and many more.

In addition to the 20th anniversaries of Death Cab for Cutie’s and The Postal Service’s seminal albums (The Postal Service will actually play their influential, platinumselling album Give Up in its entirety), Just Like Heaven also commemorates other artist milestones, including Gossip’s first U.S. festival performance following the release of their hotly anticipated album Real Power (their first album release in 12 years), Swedish electro-pop group Miike Snow’s first performance since 2019 (also at Just Like Heaven), and Brazilian indie rock band CSS’s (a k a Cansei de Ser Sexy) 20th anniversary celebration.

—Leslie Dinaberg

Passes are now on sale for the Just Like Heaven Festival, which takes place on Saturday, May 18, at Brookside at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena. See justlikeheavenfest.com for more information

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In the words of visionary choreographer and LINES Ballet Artistic Director Alonzo King, dance is the “soul language,” communicating through movement. Or the self breaking free from the body. Or the lens through which we should see the world, forgoing the limitations of what is “logical.”

“Dancers are musicians,” King suggested. “And what they’re playing is the body.”

The way he views and speaks about both the world we live in and the worlds he creates is profound like a mentor taking you by the shoulders to give you a good shake, pulling your mind from the gutter so you can once again smell the roses.

King’s humble beginnings involved his mother and his first dance teacher at Santa Barbara Junior High. He graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1969, before moving to San Francisco to start his own contemporary dance company in 1982.

“Seeing those mountains every day when I would go to school and being able to walk to the beach there was a casual and sweet friendliness that was a part of my life in Santa Barbara,” King shared. “It was really idyllic. It had a wonderful effect on me to grow up in that city.”

On Friday, April 26, King will return to Santa Barbara to present his newest creation, Deep River, on the Arlington Theatre’s stage in a presentation from UCSB Arts & Lectures. Deep River features electrifying and powerfully emotional movement tied to spiritual music from Black and Jewish traditions, scored by jazz pianist Jason Moran, alongside the stirring vocals of Grammy Award–winning singer Lisa Fischer.

King described the piece which premiered last year to celebrate the internationally recognized company’s 40th anniversary as a reminder that “love is the ocean that we rose from, swim in, and will one day return to,” and that love can set us free.

The Earth is a wellspring of information and emotion, according to King, who used the natural world to explain much of his creative process.

“Everything on this planet is conveying a message: whether that’s the behavior of human beings, plants, animals, rocks, architecture, landscapes, the small beetle. They’re all conveying a meaning,” he said. “We should all be drenched in the understanding that movement and sound were a part of creation the planets, suns, moons, and stars, what are they doing? They’re moving in a circular motion. If you stand still in a forest, you see the leaves falling; you see the insects crawling; your heart is beating.”

When you see flow, for example, “It’s the ocean. When you hear or see dissonance, it is thunder and lightning; it is this anger and structure and power. You see it everywhere. I mean, it’s so clear for those who can really experience the world and feel,” he said.

Great dancers and minds know how to tap into this everpresent energy, while recognizing that “their consciousness is not their body,” King continued. And his dancers, he said, are extraordinary. “They’re the best in the world,” he added. “And I don’t say that as bragging they are just extraordinary artists.”

King’s style has been called “unique” a thousand times over. Mixing daring technique with classical influences, the award-winning artist and teacher is said to blur the lines between genres. With a refreshing originality, his choreog-

raphy presents a beautiful and graceful disruption of the stereotypical guise of ceramic fragility in ballet. It adheres to the linear, mathematical principles of the classical form, but in an authentic and dynamic manner.

In other words, Deep River is no Nutcracker or Swan Lake. It is a contemporary, intriguing, and explosive visual story about finding hope where it is lost. And it communicates through feeling, more so than any written narrative could describe. It is the feeling of being held, both in the sense of dreadful imprisonment and in the sense of a deep and comforting embrace.

To find inspiration, King explained that creatives, such as himself, take a pickaxe and excavate it. “And sometimes we find a gold mine. And what do we do? We take credit for it, when in reality, we discovered something that was already there.” Creation, he added, begins in thought, as a “beautiful formula.”

“The way that you think is everything,” King professed. “Dance is thought made visible. What is music? Music is thought made audible and visible. And so, it’s all just forms of consciousness.”

King said that, often, people expect a ballet performance to be “boring.” But if an hour-long conversation with King is any indication, he is incapable of being boring. From just a glimpse of Deep River, one can tell it is a three-course meal for the eyes and mind a “thought structure,” as King calls it served up on a golden platter.

“Most of the time, people who have not been exposed to [ballet] find it not that compelling it’s very ‘twinkle, twinkle, twinkle, la la la la la,’ ” King explained. “Like, it doesn’t have much resonance with reality. So, to describe it, it would kind of be an anomaly because I’m dealing in a world, in a language that is not verbal. It’s really movement and the subliminal communication that it conveys.”

Deep River is on stage at the Arlington Theatre (1317 State St.) on Friday, April 26, at 8 p.m. For tickets and information, visit artsandlectures .ucsb.edu. For more information about the company, see linesballet. org.

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BLURRING THE LINES BETWEEN TECHNOLOGY AND OLD-SCHOOL ART

SBMA’S MADE BY HAND/BORN DIGITAL PUTS TECH TOOLS AND AI ON VIEW WITH TRADITION

Attention, technophobes and technophiles alike: SBMA wants to borrow your eyes and imaginations. Artists gathered in the current Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) exhibition Made by Hand/Born Digital have, in various ways, drawn on computer systems or the warily received world of AI directly, in the preliminary stages and sometimes finished-product phase of their work.

Far from casting aspersions or nurturing fear-mongering regarding the techno-present, this show gamely presents a friendlier, gentler vantage on the uses of the tech and AI specter/promise, art division. We could easily argue the timeless merits of artistic practices for art’s own sake, divorced from the infooverloaded world. But evidence for the defense makes an intriguing case for itself in the museum’s upstairs contemporary gallery, where the museum’s more envelope-pushing art is known to dwell.

Often, the digital aspect of the work in the show is deceptively enmeshed in the end result before us. Tech art is certainly not the first impression given by Yassi Mazandi’s sculpture “Nine,” a circle of spindly bony forms, suggest-

ing spinal forms or vertebrae, or an orderly coral display.

The repeating structure itself which the artist refers to as “flowers” was formed in the ancient manner, with clay and a potter’s wheel, but then 3D-printed using pulverized stone.

The ambiguity of materials and reference points becomes part of the charm and conundrum of the art.

Large paintings leap out for our attention, with ulterior means and backstories enhancing full appreciation of what the art is about. Justin Mortimer’s “Dog” is disturbing in ways we may not immediately understand, with its fuzzyformed image of a nude man on all fours in an alien-antiseptic room. It brings to mind the feverdream quality of Francis Bacon’s gnarled figurative paintings.

Here, though, the process moves beyond timeless pigment-on-canvas painting tradition, in that the classic “sketch” stage was supplanted by working with collaged magazine cuttings and Photoshop wood-shopping, leading the artist to the final, strange, and strained final painting.

Similarly, technology in the formative creative stage lurks behind Ena Swansea’s fairly massive painting “area code, 2019.” She culled and reflected on thousands of digital photographs before coalescing the reality-twisting view before us on the wall a retro phone booth (with her young son inside) in a forest scene appearing everything but natural. With its fragile, faux pixelated surface, the imagery nudges our bearings duly askew, fueled by data points that compute more as artistic fantasy than realism of the old-school sort.

Shifting in yet another, and highly personal, direction, Taha Heydari’s “Reterritorialization” contains a blurred and disoriented vision of the

world we know, and its rules of order. In this case, the unsettled logic refers both to the inchoate world through AI’s eye-view and life in the artist’s past as an Iranian born just after the Islamic Revolution of the late 1970s. The title tells all in “Reterritorialization,” in sociopolitical and artificial intelligence terms.

Elsewhere in this purposefully divergent selection of contemporary artists, technology rears her/his/its head in different ways and to different degrees of artistic influence. Alex Heilbron’s “Dictation” and “Phonemic” represent almost a direct collaboration with digital forces of Photoshop and other design programs.

Pae White uses a computer-controlled laser cutter to burn off layers of ink and paper, in a machine-driven reductivist scheme.

Over in the tapestry art corner which might seem antithetical to digital footprints Sarah Rosalena’s “Exit Grid” blends vintage dyeing methods and a computer-controlled loom to create a colored fabric grid replete with glitches and raggedy elements in place. Shaker furniture makers included “mistakes,” so as not to offend God. Do tech-linked artists similarly celebrate the beauty of happy accidents, as proof of humanity?

The question is relevant in the case of Analia Saban’s “Pleated Ink (Music Synthesizer: Max MSP, 1996).” A rough and splotchy and clearly handmade ink-on-panel image is a fine and funky visualization of the readout of the wellestablished computer music software MSP/Max.

Saban’s piece faithfully lives up to the exhibition title Made by Hand/Born Digital, while artfully pondering the considerable gray zone between those two realms. —Josef Woodard

Made by Hand/Born Digital is on view at Santa Barbara Museum of Art (1130 State St.) through August 25. See sbma.net/exhibitions for additional information.

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COURTESY PHOTOS Justin Mortimer, ”Dog” Taha Heydari, “Reterritorialization” Ena Swansea, “area code, 2019”

HIGH SCHOOL SPRING MUSICALS 2024

SANTA BARBARA, SAN MARCOS, AND DOS PUEBLOS GET READY TO PUT ON THEIR DANCING SHOES AND SING THEIR HEARTS OUT

This season of high school musicals spotlights well-known classics, giving students a chance to audition for a chorus line, sing in the rain, and remember that in musicals, anything goes!

Santa Barbara High School presents A Chorus Line (directed by Gioia Marchese), a musical about the audition process. A director (played by David Benavidez) auditions a group of dancers vying for a place in the chorus line. In this unlikely casting process, each dancer gets to tell their story characters like Val (played by Malia Hubbard), whose song “Dance: Ten; Looks: Three” bemoans the fact that it takes more than talent to make it in showbiz. “Val is the epitome of a brave, beautiful, confident woman,” says Hubbard. “She’s working hard to get a job. Unfortunately, looks are a very large factor in musical theater, so that’s a real-life obstacle that blocks many talented people from progressing.”

A Chorus Line premiered half a century ago, but the anxieties of auditioning haven’t changed. “I am playing a director responsible for casting dancers,” says Benavidez. “A few months ago, I was one of those dancers walking into the audition room hoping to impress the directors! … High school is full of young adults who come from so many different backgrounds (like those in the chorus line) and having a play that is so inclusive and raw … can spark so many needed emotions that are hard to find in everyday life.”

A Chorus Line runs from April 26 to May 4 at Santa Barbara High School.

San Marcos High School presents Singin’ in the Rain (directed by Shannon Saleh), adapted from the 1950s film of the same name. This show takes place in the early 20th century as movie studios move from silent pictures to “talkies.” It’s a big change for actor Don Lockwood (played by Milo Bustany), but a challenge he’s equipped to face. Not so for his leading lady, Lina Lamont (played by Elise Tsoukalas), whose absurd personality and obnoxious voice put her career in jeopardy.

“Older musicals love to pop dance breaks in wherever they can,” says Tsoukalas, “and Singin’ in the Rain is no exception! In the title number, we’re going to have it rain on stage!” The show’s upbeat score and energetic choreography will keep heart rates up from curtain to curtain. “I haven’t really had to memorize this many dances before,” says Bustany. “It’s been really fun for me to step out of my comfort zone and expand as a performer” fitting for a show about growth and flexibility within an art form. “Things are going to advance and move forward, and that can be scary,” he says, “but if we take a step back and allow ourselves the grace to move with the changes, we can learn to take full advantage of our positions in life.”

Singin’ in the Rain runs May 2-11 at San Marcos High School.

Dos Pueblos High School presents Anything Goes (directed by Emily Libera), a Broadway hit from the 1930s. With gangsters, a holy-roller nightclub singer, and love triangles on the high sea, this toe-tapper encourages people to follow their hearts. Audiences can look forward to the revival of certain vintage musical stylings, including tap dancing and music by Cole Porter.

Some classic Broadway shows do not age well in terms of relatability, but the Dos Pueblos student actors say that the message of Anything Goes has remained relevant 100 years later. “No one should let any preconceived notion they have stand in the way of their happiness,” says Biz Fletcher, who plays lovestruck socialite Hope Harcourt, whose family pressures her to marry for money. “Celebrating joy and our authentic selves is something we work toward during high school as we develop into young adults,” says Mary Bailey, who plays crooning preacher Reno Sweeney. In this show, “we see characters grow to embrace what makes them happy over satisfying societal norms.”

Anything Goes runs May 9-18 at Dos Pueblos High School. —Maggie Yates

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ARIES

(Mar. 21-Apr. 19): Have you ever gotten your mind, heart, and soul in sweet alignment with the spiritual beauty of money? An opportunity to do so is available. During the next four weeks, you can cultivate an almost mystical communion with the archetype of well-earned wealth. What does that mean? Well, you could be the beneficiary of novel insights and hot tips about how best to conduct your finances. You might get intuitions about actions you could take to bring more riches into your life. Be alert for help from unexpected sources. You may notice that the more generous you are, the more the world’s generosity will flow your way

TAURUS

(Apr. 20-May 20): Bordering the Pacific Ocean for a thousand miles, Chile’s Atacama Desert is a place of stark and startling beauty. Unfortunately, its pristine landscape is also a dumping ground for vast amounts of discarded clothes that people bought cheaply, wore out quickly, and didn’t want anymore. Is there any other place on earth that more poignantly symbolizes the overlap of sacred and profane? In the coming weeks, Taurus, you will possess a special aptitude for succeeding in situations with metaphorical resemblances to the Atacama. You will have an enhanced power to inject ingenious changes wherever messiness is mixed with elegance, wherever blemished beauty requires redemption, and wherever lyrical truths need to be rescued from careless duplicity or pretense.

GEMINI

(May 21-June 20): My Gemini friend Alicia thrives on having a quick, acute, and whirling-dervish-like intelligence. It’s one of her strong points now, but it wasn’t always. She says she used to be hyperactive. She thought of serenity as boring “like some wan, bland floral tea.” But after years of therapy, she is joyous to have discovered “a kind of serenity that’s like sweet, frothy hot chocolate spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.” I’m guessing that many of you Geminis have been evolving in a similar direction in recent months and will climax this excellent period of relaxing growth in the coming weeks.

CANCER

(June 21-July 22): All Cancerians who read this oracle are automatically included on the Primal Prayer Power List. During the next 13 days, my team of 13 Prayer Warriors and I will sing incantations to nurture your vigor, sovereignty, and clarity of purpose. We will envision your dormant potentials ripening. We will call on both human and divine allies to guide you in receiving and bestowing the love that gives your life supreme meaning. How should you prepare for this flood of blessings? Start by having a long talk with yourself in which you describe exactly why you deserve these gifts.

LEO

(July 23-Aug. 22): A meme on Instagram said, “The day I stopped worrying about what other people think of me was the day I became free.” This sentiment provokes mixed feelings in me. I agree it’s liberating not to be obsessed with what people think of us. On the other hand, I believe we should indeed care about how we affect others. We are wise to learn from them about how we can be our best selves. Our “freedom” includes the discernment to know which ideas people have about us are worth paying attention to and which are best forgotten and ignored. In my opinion, Leo, these are important themes for you to ruminate on right now.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia is a holy place for Islam. Jerusalem is the equivalent for Judaism, and the Vatican is for Catholicism. Other spiritual traditions regard natural areas as numinous and exalting. For instance, the Yoruba people of Nigeria cherish OsunOsogbo, a sacred grove of trees along the Osun River. I’d love it if there were equivalent sanctuaries for you, Virgo where you could go to heal and recharge whenever you need to. The coming weeks will be an excellent

time to identify power spots like these. If there are no such havens for you, find or create some.

LIBRA

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In my astrological opinion, you are entering a period when you can turn any potential breakdown into a breakthrough. If a spiritual emergency arises, I predict you will use it to rouse wisdom that sparks your emergence from numbness and apathy. Darkness will be your ally because it will be the best place to access hidden strength and untapped resources. And here’s the best news of all: Unripe and wounded parts of your psyche will get healing upgrades as you navigate your way through the intriguing mysteries.

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): According to my astrological perspective, you are entering a phase when you could dramatically refine how relationships function in your life. To capitalize on the potential, you must figure out how to have fun while doing the hard work that such an effort will take. Here are three questions to get you started. (1) What can you do to foster a graceful balance between being too self-centered and giving too much of yourself? (2) Are there any stale patterns in your deep psyche that tend to undermine your love life? If so, how could you transform or dissolve them? (3) Given the fact that any close relationship inevitably provokes the dark sides of both allies, how can you cultivate healthy ways to deal with that?

SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I feel sad when I see my friends tangling with mediocre problems. The uninspiring dilemmas aren’t very interesting and don’t provoke much personal growth. They use up psychic energy that could be better allocated. Thankfully, I don’t expect you to suffer this bland fate in the coming weeks, Sagittarius. You will entertain high-quality quandaries. They will call forth the best in you. They will stimulate your creativity and make you smarter, kinder, and wilder. Congratulations on working diligently to drum up such rich challenges!

CAPRICORN

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In 1894, a modest Agave ferox plant began its life at a botanical garden in Oxford, England. By 1994, 100 years later, it had grown to be six feet tall but had never bloomed. Then one December day, the greenhouse temperature accidentally climbed above 68 degrees Fahrenheit. During the next two weeks, the plant grew twice as tall. Six months later, it bloomed bright yellow flowers for the first time. I suspect metaphorically comparable events will soon occur for you, Capricorn. They may already be underway.

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Have you felt a longing to be nurtured? Have you fantasized about asking for support, encouragement, and mentoring? If so, wonderful! Your intuition is working well! My astrological analysis suggests you would dramatically benefit from basking in the care and influence of people who can elevate and champion you; who can cherish and exalt you; who can feed and inspire you. My advice is to pursue the blessings of such helpers without inhibition or apology. You need and deserve to be treated like a vibrant treasure.

PISCES

(Feb. 19-Mar. 20): In his book Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception, Thom Hartmann theorizes that distractibility may have been an asset for our ancestors. Having a short attention span meant they were ever alert for possible dangers and opportunities in their environment. If they were out walking at night, being lost in thought could prevent them from tuning into warning signals from the bushes. Likewise, while hunting, they would benefit from being ultra-receptive to fleeting phenomena and ready to make snap decisions. I encourage you to be like a hunter in the coming weeks, Pisces. Not for wild animals, but for wild clues, wild signs, and wild help.

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The Santa Barbara Independent is looking for a social media coordinator to join our expanding Digital Department. This position would be part-time (approx. 20-25 hours/week) with occasional work outside of normal business hours and weekends. The social media coordinator works directly with the web content manager to ensure the Indy’s social media presence is timely and effective. The ideal candidate will have personal experience with various social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, and X, as well as an aptitude for technology and willingness to learn. Looking for motivated individuals who have great attention to detail and are ready to collaborate.

The social media coordinator will oversee the creation and scheduling of the Independent’s various social media posts across multiple platforms. Experience with Adobe Suite products (Photoshop and/or InDesign) is a huge plus, as is an eye for graphic design and general writing skills.

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GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER

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CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST 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. UC Santa Barbara is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy, please visit: https:// policy. ucop.edu/doc/4010393/ PPSM‑20. For the University of California’s Anti‑Discrimination Policy,

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END USER TECHNICIAN

ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SERVICES

UCSB is looking for an End User technician! If you have initiative, strong customer service orientation we would like to welcome you to UCSB, a world‑class institution. If you have support experience in an enterprise environment, we encourage you to apply. The End User Support Technician Provides workstation and LAN support for ITS customer departments. Some of these departments may be located off‑campus but in the general vicinity of the UCSB campus. Support environment will include Windows and Macintosh workstations, printers and ethernet LAN equipment. Reqs: 1‑3 years of Technical Support experience in enterprise environment. High School Diploma or GED. Notes: Satisfactory conviction history background check Must maintain a valid CA DL, a clean DMV record, and enrollment in the DMV Pull‑Notice Program. The full hourly range is $28.64 ‑ $49.41/hr. The budgeted hourly range is $31.48 ‑ $37.17/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. For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4010393/ PPSM‑20.For the University of California’s Anti‑Discrimination Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/ doc/1001004/Anti‑Discrimination. Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 67182

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SR. CUSTODIAN

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Under the supervision of the working Senior Lead Laborer and/or Lead Laborer, performs a wide variety of cleaning tasks and is responsible for minor maintenance and storage of equipment. Required to comply with the Physical Facilities Safety Program. Reqs: Ability to use and care for janitorial supplies and equipment. Able to observe and use safe working conditions. Ability to understand and apply University and Department policies and procedures to specific situations. Ability to exercise sound judgment in solving problems. Ability to accomplish work within deadlines; may handle more than one project at a time. Able to work effectively in a team environment and needs to receive and follow instruction from supervisors. Notes: May be required to wear an UCSB‑provided uniform. Days and hours may vary to meet the operational needs of the department. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employer Pull‑Notice Program. Satisfactory conviction history background check. Hiring/Budgeted Salary or Hourly Range: $23.80/hr. ‑ $24.30/hr. Full Salary Range: $22.00/hr.‑ $28.48/ hr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For the University of California’s Affirmative Action

Policy, please visit: https://policy. ucop. edu/doc/4010393/PPSM‑20.

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Job #67856

FRONT HOUSE KITCHEN SUPERVISOR

CAMPUS DINING

Ensures the highest quality of recipe preparation and presentation. Supervises service areas during meal hours, and monitors customer service to maintain our high standard.

Responsible for organizing training sessions for new student kitchen employees and ensuring all kitchen employees are meeting safety and sanitation requirements. Acts as sole floor manager some weekend meals and weekday evening meals. This involves directing full‑time and student staff in amounts of food to cook and serve for up to 1300 customers per meal. Works with other managers to provide floor coverage at lunch and dinner during all other work days. Reqs: Minimum 2 years supervisory experience. Ability to utilize computers, learn new software, and work with Microsoft Word. Excellent communication and customer service skills including ability to actively listen and effectively convey information, policy and procedures both orally and in writing. Ability to effectively work in a high volume operation with continuous personnel actions. Ability to effectively work with other managers and full time staff as a team. Notes: Satisfactory conviction history background check. Must maintain valid CA DL, a clean DMV record and enrollment in DMV Pull‑Notice Program. Hiring/ Budgeted Salary Range: $47,800.00/ yr. ‑ $49,878.00/yr. Salary Range: $47,800.00/yr. ‑ $54,866/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. For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy, please visit: https://policy. ucop. edu/doc/4010393/PPSM‑20.

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Job #67892

GIS DEVELOPER

GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT

Responsible for designing, implementing, and enhancing GIS web‑based solutions to support the organization’s spatial data needs. Collaborates with cross‑functional teams, including students, faculty, and partners working to deliver high‑quality GIS web applications that facilitate data visualization, analysis, and decision‑making. Key Responsibilities include: developing and maintaining GIS web applications using modern web technologies, frameworks, and GIS libraries.

Builds and maintains GIS databases.

Designs and implements intuitive user interfaces for GIS web applications, including spatial optimization modeling, ensuring an optimal user experience and responsiveness across different devices. Integrates GIS data from various sources, including databases, APIs, and file formats, into web applications to enable data visualization and analysis. Troubleshoots and resolves technical issues related to GIS web applications, working closely with the development team and end‑users.

Conducts thorough testing and debugging of GIS web applications to ensure functionality, performance, and security. Stays updated with emerging trends and advancements in GIS technology and web development practices, recommending and implementing improvements to enhance the GIS web development process. Reqs: Bachelor’s Degree in GIS or other related discipline or equivalent experience and/or training. 4‑6 years of work experience in GIS or related field with a Bachelor’s degree in GIS or a related discipline or equivalent experience and/or training OR 1‑3 years of work experience in GIS or related field, with a Master’s degree in GIS or a related discipline. Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check The full salary range is $67,200 ‑ $119,600/yr. The budgeted salary range n is $67,200 ‑ $80,000/yr. UC Santa Barbara is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For more information: University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy University of California’s Anti‑Discrimination PolicyApplication review begins 5/6/24; open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 67994

GRADUATE PROGRAM ADVISOR

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY

Provides support in all aspects of the graduate program. Provides Department and University policy and procedural information to current and prospective graduate students, faculty, and staff. Serves as liaison between students, faculty, and other campus administrative units and control points. Is responsible for advising approximately 175 graduate students on a variety of academic issues and ensures students are making progress towards their degree and career goals while remaining within established university and program guidelines and regulations. Manages graduate student records, program data and statistics and is responsible for overseeing all publications for the graduate program. Working with the student affairs team, the Graduate Program Advisor participates in policy decisions and program development to support faculty initiatives and encourage student academic success. Is responsible for the overall coordination and administration of graduate student recruitment, admission, outreach and new student orientation processes. In collaboration with the Payroll Coordinator, advises graduate students on academic appointments and employment matters. Is expected to be strongly committed to the program and to the welfare of the students, maintaining a climate of interpersonal support while exercising independent professional judgment and creative problem solving skills. Reqs: 1‑3 years of directly related experience, preferably in a higher education institution. Bachelor’s Degree in related area or equivalent experience and/or training. Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check The full hourly range is $24.95 to $42.10/ hr. The budgeted hourly range is $24.95 to $33.52/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. For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4010393/ PPSM‑20. For the University of California’s Anti‑Discrimination Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/ doc/1001004/Anti‑Discrimination.

Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu, Job # 67603.

MEDICAL ASSISTANT UCSB, STUDENT HEALTH

Come join UCSB Student Health’s dynamic team! Our MAs prepare patients for their visit by checking vital signs, assisting with procedures, completing insurance referrals, scheduling patients, answering patient questions, and ensuring the clinic is properly stocked. We provide a comprehensive orientation to clinic routines and the electronic medical record. You will work hand‑in‑hand with Physicians, PAs, NPs, RNs, & LVNs in caring for the student population at UCSB. Reqs: High School diploma or equivalent. Licenses/Certifications: Certification with one of the following agencies: American Association of Medical Assistants, American Medical Technologists, California Certifying Board of Medical Assistants, Local Emergency Medical Services Agency, Emergency Medical Services Authority, Certified Nursing Assistant. Note: Applicants without a proper certification will not be considered. Notes: Student Health requires all clinical staff to successfully pass the background check and complete the credentialing process before the employment date. To comply with Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Health Officer Order, this position must provide evidence of annual influenza vaccination, or wear a surgical mask while working in patient care areas during the influenza season. Scheduling will be reviewed annually and set for the upcoming fiscal year. Weekly schedule may include Thursday evening hours if need arises. Any HIPAA or FERPA violation is subject to disciplinary action. Student Health is closed between the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Budgeted Pay Rate/Range: $24.69/hr. ‑ $29.50/hr.

Full Title Code Pay Range: $24.69/ hr. ‑ $30.68/hr. UC Santa Barbara is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy, please visit: https:// policy. ucop.edu/doc/4010393/ PPSM‑20. For the University of California’s Anti‑Discrimination Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/ doc/1001004/Anti‑Discrimination

Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 57062

MOBILE CRISIS

CLINICIAN 2 OR 3

STUDENT HEALTH

The UCSB Community Safety Response Team (CSRT) is a collaborative effort between Student Health Services (SHS), CAPS, and UCPD to provide a holistic and specialized response for students experiencing a mental health crisis. The co‑response crisis team is designed to implement a vision for campus safety response that is led by trained mental health professionals to transform safety response in a way that advances a culture of trust, respect, and dignity for our diverse campus community. As a member of this team, you will provide multiculturally informed screening/evaluation, wellness checks, de‑escalation, follow up, care coordination and outreach based on the severity and complexity of need. The Mobile Crisis Clinician reports to the Director of Social Work in UCSB Student Health. Mobile Crisis Clinicians who are associates (ASW or AMFT) will perform their duties under the formal clinical supervision of the Social Work Director following the guidelines established by the California BBS. Mobile Crisis Clinicians who are licensed (LCSW or LMFT)will perform their duties independently under their full licensure. Reqs: Master’s Degree in Social Work or in Marriage and Family Therapy

from an accredited program. CSW

2: California Associate Clinical Social Worker or Associate Marriage and Family Therapist registration. CSW

3: California Licensed Clinical Social Worker license or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Certified in CPR for healthcare professionals or able to obtain certification within 90 days of hire. CSW 3: 3 years of post‑Masters experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Notes: Mandated reporting requirements of Child Abuse Mandated reporting requirement of Dependent Adult Abuse. Student Health requires all clinical staff successfully pass the fingerprint background check and credentialing process before the 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. Shift: Days/Evenings/Swing Shift/ Weekends. Days: Wed.‑Sun. or Sun.‑Wed. Hours: 10‑hour shifts, generally 2:00pm‑12:00am. Must be able to work a variable schedule and to work on‑call. Must be willing to become certified for 5150/involuntary hospitalization. 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: CSW 2: $82,885.28/yr. ‑ $87,919.84/yr./ CSW 3: $85,049.44/yr.‑ $88,523.21/ 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 # 66073

NETWORK SERVICES ENGINEER

OFFICE OF INFORMATION

TECHNOLOGY

We are looking for a self‑motivated network services engineer to join our growing onsite team! You will serve as a leading technical member of the UCSB Network Operations Center to provide network and internet connectivity to campus buildings, the North Hall Data Center, and wireless service supporting all campus academic and business operations. Duties include the design, implementation, evaluation and administration of wired and wireless network systems, including routers, switches, wireless controllers, authentication and accounting systems, and virtual private network servers. Develops scripts and processes for system integration, data collection and reporting, and network monitoring for cloud‑hosted and local environments. Serves as a technical consultant in the planning, design, and operation of network services. Implements and manages change‑control and inventory management system processes. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Notes: Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull‑Notice Program. Must carry a cell phone and have own transportation for off‑hours response. Position requires occasional work outside of business hours. Satisfactory conviction history background check. The full salary range is $82,300 ‑ $151,700/ yr. The budgeted salary range is $92,710 ‑ $117,000/yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by

law. For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4010393/ PPSM‑20. For the University of California’s Anti‑Discrimination Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/ doc/1001004/Anti‑Discrimination. Open until filled. Apply online at www.jobs.ucsb.edu. Job # 67495

POWER BI DEVELOPER‑ REMOTE/HYBRID

UCSB INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

Work at a world‑class university!

Join an exciting team in this high impact role as UCSB transitions its data analytics solution to a cloud platform with Snowflake and Power BI. Use your skills as an experienced data management professional with full understanding of industry practices and campus and department methodologies, policies and procedures to resolve complex and wide‑ranging issues where analyses of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors. You will select methods and techniques to obtain solutions and be responsible for the planning, coordination, technology leadership and management of data analytics and business intelligence solutions. You will also support users in their effort to analyze data, provide training to developers and users on Business Intelligence tools and data, and work with functional departments to analyze their Business Intelligence needs and implement solutions. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training. 4‑6 years of experience developing data models, reports and dashboards with Power BI, or comparable Business Intelligence tools. Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check The full salary range is $82,300 to $151,700/yr. The budgeted salary range is $92,700 to $117,000 /yr. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/ doc/4010393/PPSM‑20.

For the University of California’s Anti‑Discrimination Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/1001004/ Anti‑Discrimination. Application review begins 4/30/24. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 67618

SENIOR ACCOMMODATIONS SPECIALIST

HUMAN RESOURCES

Provides expert level workplace accommodations services for staff, faculty and student employees. Provides expert level interpretation on union contracts, policies and laws related to highly complex accommodation and/or disability issues. Consults with key stakeholders on complex cases that may be precedent setting. Serves as a lead for other workplace accommodations staff. Partners with Leave Administration staff to help develop and design training for managers and supervisors on disability leaves and accommodations. Reqs: Must have 4 to 6 years experience with the following: Analyzing complex situations regarding disability/accommodations as it affects performance of job duties, experience using advanced analytical and problem solving skills, ability to develop recommendations using critical thinking; experience with writing, speaking and group presentation skills in communicating complex information in a clear and

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Salary Range: $82,300 to $104,000/ yr. The full range for this position is $82,300 ‑ $151,700/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. For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4010393/ PPSM‑20. For the University of California’s Anti‑Discrimination Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/ doc/1001004/Anti‑Discrimination. Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu, Job # 67624

SENIOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

ENGINEER IN TEST Sonos, Inc. seeks Senior Software Development Engineer in Test in Santa Barbara, CA. Test smart networking sw tech for streaming audio at home. MS+2yrs. WFH except Hawaii. $152K/ yr‑203K/yr. To apply: contact Carmen Palacios, Immigration Mgr: carmen. palacios@sonos.com (Reference Job code: PB1009)

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER: Santa Barbara, CA, Sonos, Inc. Resp for sw customers interact w/daily. BS+3 yrs. WFH. $134K/yr‑179K/yr.

To apply: contact Carmen Palacios, Immigration Mgr: carmen.palacios@sonos.com

(Reference Job code: DK0517)

SR. CUSTODIAN (ECEN)

RESIDENTIAL OPERATIONS

Under the supervision of the Custodial Supervisor, performs custodial duties in accordance with established standards and instructions for the UCSB Events Center and for University owned Residence Halls and Apartments. May be required to perform other duties as assigned to meet the operational needs of the department. Promotes a customer service environment to clients and residents. Responsible for completing job duties that demonstrate support for Housing, Dining, & Auxiliary Enterprises. Reqs: Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others as a team. Must have effective communication skills. Ability to interact as a team member with sensitivity towards a multi‑cultural work environment. Working knowledge and experience in utilizing the following equipment: vacuums, conventional and high‑speed buffers, extractors and related custodial equipment desirable (Will train on all equipment and chemicals used.) Experience in a custodial cleaning operation or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Ability to read, writing and follow oral and written instructions. Notes: Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employer Pull‑Notice Program. Satisfactory conviction history background check. Hiring/Budgeted

applicants will

consideration for employment

regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender

national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy, please visit: https:// policy. ucop.edu/doc/4010393/ PPSM‑20. For the University of California’s Anti‑Discrimination Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/ doc/1001004/Anti‑Discrimination Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu

Job #66926

SR. CUSTODIAN

RESIDENTIAL OPERATIONS

Performs duties in accordance with established standards and instruction, for University owned Residence Halls, Apartments and Dining Facilities. The Sr. Custodian promotes a customer service environment to residence and clients. Assists with the development and maintenance of a work environment which is conducive to meeting the mission of the organization and supports the EEP. Responsible for completing job duties that demonstrates support for the Operations Team. Completes custodial tasks within an assigned area such as, but is not limited to: Cleans and sanitizes restrooms, hallways, stairways, lounges, public areas, office spaces and building entrances. Replenish restroom supplies. Disposes of trash, may be required to drive a motorized vehicle with trailer to move trash. Utilizes cleaning equipment to perform cleaning duties such as: squirt bottles, dusters, mops, vacuums, broom, power floor buffers, mop buck/ringer, hot water carpet extractor, steam cleaner, wet/dry vacuum, doodle bugs, powered wall cleaning machine. May work on a ladder. Works effectively as a team member. Cleans all surfaces inside/out of buildings maintained and operated by HDAE. During Summer Conference season will provide daily linen change and room service to conferees. Supply amenities to conferees. Maintain stock of all supplies to perform job duties. Reqs: Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others as a team. Working knowledge and experience in utilizing the following equipment: vacuums, conventional and high‑speed buffers, extractors and related custodial equipment desirable. Will train on all equipment and chemicals used. Must have effective communication skills. Ability to interact as a team member with sensitivity towards a multi‑cultural work environment. Notes: Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employer Pull‑Notice Program. May be required to work schedules other than assigned schedule to meet the operational needs of the department. Satisfactory conviction history background check. Hiring/ Budgeted Salary or Hourly Range: $22.00 ‑ $23.80/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. For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4010393/ PPSM‑20. For the University of California’s Anti‑Discrimination Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/ doc/1001004/Anti‑Discrimination. Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #67890

TECHNICAL PROJECT MANAGER

ENTERPRISE PLANNING & ARCHITECTURE

If you have experience with enterprise‑level projects, including time and resource management, financial planning, scope management, issue and risk management, and project execution, UCSB has an excellent opportunity for you. In this role, you will plan, direct, and monitor the work produced by the extended project team, including planning and implementing appropriate quality assurance activities.You will be responsible for managing stakeholder relationships, including general ongoing communications, negotiation of scope and schedule changes, key risks, issue resolutions, and ongoing

progress reporting. The Technical Project Manager shapes stakeholder expectations and manages the scope and any contracts associated with the project. The Technical Project Manager must have a broad knowledge of industry best practices and be able to proactively identify potential project risks in order to advise and consult with stakeholders on risk identification, analysis, and mitigation strategies. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Note: Satisfactory conviction history background check The full salary range is $101,100 to $192,300/yr. The budgeted salary range is $114,780 to $146,700/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. For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4010393/ PPSM‑20. For the University of California’s Anti‑Discrimination Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/ doc/1001004/Anti‑Discrimination.

Open until filled. Apply online at www.jobs.ucsb.edu Job # 67466

WEB DEVELOPER ASSOCIATED STUDENTS

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Technology & Strategic Communications, designs, implements and maintains Associated Student’s websites. Works with a team of staff and students to coordinate website planning, create graphics and dynamic elements designed to accommodate student needs and highlight the varied programs of Associated Students. Works directly with users to determine needs and implement web strategies and goals of student groups and projects. Coordinates with department staff to develop informational goals and design various pages to meet each area’s requirements. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training; 1‑3 yrs experience with common programming tools; 1‑3 yrs experience with python, html, css, and related web technologies; 1‑3 yrs experience developing digital consumer web and mobile experiences using the agile methodology; 1‑3 yrs experience with media and social media integration; 1‑3 yrs experience of developing web pages using html/ css/javascript; knowledge of secure software development; intermediate skills associated with the design, development, modification and deployment of software, including object‑oriented programming concepts; knowledge of other IT related areas; demonstrated software repository skills. Notes: Satisfactory conviction history background check. UCSB Campus Security Authority under Clery Act. Hiring/ Budgeted Salary or Hourly Range: $35.11‑$36.88/hr. Full Salary Range: $29.55‑$51.77/hr. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience; the budget for the position; and the application of fair, equitable, and consistent pay practices at the University. UC Santa Barbara is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy, please visit: https:// policy. ucop.edu/doc/4010393/ PPSM‑20.For the University of California’s Anti‑Discrimination Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/ doc/1001004/Anti‑Discrimination. Open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #67122

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ADMINISTER OF ESTATE

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER

ESTATE OF: BARBARA BECKER

CASE NO. 24PR00168

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the lost WILL or estate, or both of BARBARA BECKER.

A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by MARK CRAWFORD in the Superior Court of California, County of SANTA BARBARA.

THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that MARK CRAWFORD be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.

THE PETITION requests the decedent’s lost WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The lost WILL and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court.

THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.

A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 05/23/24 at 9:00AM in Dept. SB5 located at 1100 ANACAPA ST., SANTA BARBARA, CA 93121

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 CHARLES A. KAUSEN ‑ SBN 348007

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SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: KIPLING BOOKER HORTON CASE NO.: 24PR00138

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of KIPLING BOOKER HORTON A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: ROBERT VERNON HORTON III in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara

THE PETITION for probate requests that: ROBERT VERNON HORTON III 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: 05/09/2024 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 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: Robert B. Locke 5290 Overpass Rd. Suite 204, Santa Barbara, CA 93111; (805) 683‑1459

Published Apri 11, 18, 25 2024.

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER

ESTATE OF:

MILTON PAGE LARSEN

AKA MILTON P. LARSEN AKA MILTON LARSEN AKA MILT

LARSEN CASE NO. 24PR00181

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the lost WILL or estate, or both of

MILTON PAGE LARSEN AKA

MILTON P. LARSEN AKA

MILTON LARSEN AKA MILT LARSEN.

A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by ARLENE JEAN LARSEN in the Superior Court of California, County of SANTA BARBARA.

THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that ARLENE JEAN LARSEN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.

THE PETITION requests the decedent's lost WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The lost WILL and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court.

THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act.

(This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed

be held in this court

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: 05/30/24 at 9:00AM in Dept. SB5 located at 1100 ANACAPA STREET, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93121

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

JOSHUA R. DRISKELL ‑ SBN 294616, LAGERLOF, LLP 155 N. LAKE AVENUE, FLOOR 11 PASADENA CA 91101

Telephone (626) 683‑7234

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ELVA ELAINE GRIMMESEY aka ELAINE GRIMMESEY aka ELVA ELAINE

WIGHTMAN GRIMMESEY

Case No.: 24PR00190

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of: ELVA ELAINE GRIMMESEY aka ELAINE GRIMMESEY aka ELVA ELAINE WIGHTMAN GRIMMESEY

A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: SUZANNE ELAINE GRIMMESEY in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara.

THE PETITION for probate requests that: SUZANNE ELAINE GRIMMESEY be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.

THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court.

THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.

A HEARING on the petition will

IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer 04/10/2024 by Nicolette Barnard, Deputy Attorney for Petitioner: Barrett P. O’Gorman, O’Gorman & O’Gorman, LLP 5901 Encina Rd., Suite B‑2 Goleta CA 93117, (805) 967‑1215

Published: April 18, 25. May 2 2024. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JOHN R. DELORETO Case No.: 23PR00275

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of JOHN R. DELORETO

A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: CAMILLA LA MER, formerly VICTORIA W. DELORETO in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara

THE PETITION for probate requests that (name): CAMILLA LA MER, formerly known as VICTORIA W. DELORETO be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.

THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court.

THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.

A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 05/17/2024

AT 9:30 a.m. Dept: 4 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division.

IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney.

IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general

personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law.

YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk.

Petitioner: Erik D. Black, Esq. and Angela R. Talbot, Esq. 1114 State Street Suite 272 Santa Barbara CA 93101, (805) 957‑1922

Published Apr 18, 25. May 2 2024.

aka PATRICIA

aka PAT

NO.: 24PR00167 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of PATRICIA PRUITT, aka PATRICIA CHRISTINE PRUITT, aka PAT PRUITT

A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: DAVID HAMMONS in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara

THE PETITION for probate requests that: DAVID HAMMONS be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.

THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court.

THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent Administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.

A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 05/23/2024 AT 9:00 A.M. IN DEPT: 5 of the SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division

IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file

THE PETITION for probate requests that: ANNE f/k/a ANNE FRANCES SIMON be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.

THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court.

THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.

A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 05/30/2024 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept:5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division.

IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney.

IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed

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NOTICE
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ESTATE OF: PATRICIA
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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: JEFFREY L. BOYLE, DELWICHE, VON DOLLEN & BOYLE, Attorneys at Law 1114 State Street, Suite 256, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 962‑8131 Published Apr 18, 25. May 2 2024. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: MARY ANNE DONNER Case No.: 24R00186 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of: MARY ANNE DONNER, MARYANNE DONNER A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: ANNE DONNER in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa
Barbara.
either
of
issuance of
to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk. Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer 04/19/2024 by Nicolette Barnard, Deputy Attorney for Petitioner: James P. Griffith, Esq, Howell Moore & Gough LLP 1020 State Street, Suite 108, Santa Barbara CA 93101, (805) 303‑8539 Published: April 25. May 2, 9 2024. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: MARY LOU SCHMIDT Case No.: 24PR00220 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of: MARY LOU SCHMIDT A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: FLORIN BANU in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara. THE PETITION for probate requests that: FLORIN BANU be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be Get to know our readers... to get your business in front of our audience. Email advertising@independent.com have completed some college or higher education are between the ages of 35 and 74 have an annual household income of $100,000 or more *based on CVC external audit conducted Nov 2023 89% 89% 67%
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admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court.

THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.

A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows:

06/06/2024 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept:SB5

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA

COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division.

IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law.

YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk.

Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer 04/23/2024 by Monica Buenrostro, Deputy Attorney for Petitioner: Cristi Michelon Vasquez, 132 East Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101, (805) 882‑2226

Published: April 25. May 2, 9 2024. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE

should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 06/06/2024 AT 9:00 a.m. Dept:SB5 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA, located at 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Anacapa Division.

IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney.

IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58 (b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law.

YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk.

Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer 04/15/2024 by Nicolette Barnard, Deputy Attorney for Petitioner: Dana F. Longo of Fauver, Large, Archbald & Spray LLP, 820 State Street, 4th Floor, Santa Barbara CA 93101, (805) 966‑7000

Published: April 25. May 2, 9 2024. NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: CHRISTINE YVONNE HAUPTMAN CASE NO.: 24PR00202 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of CHRISTINE YVONNE HAUPTMAN A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: STEVEN L. HAUPTMAN in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara

THE PETITION for probate requests that: STEVEN L. HAUPTMAN 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.

requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The Independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court

to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law.

YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE‑154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code Section 1250. A Request for Special notice form is available from the court clerk.Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer Date: 04/16/2024 By: Nicolette Barnard, Deputy. Attorney for Petitioner: Margaret V. Barnes, Barnes & Barnes 1900 State Street, Suite M, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 687‑6660. Published: Apr 25. May 2, 9 2024. BULK SALE PUBLIC NOTICE OF SALE ON THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2024, AT 9:00 A.M. AT THE SANTA

SUPERIOR COURT, ANACAPA DIVISION, DEPT. 5, 1100 ANACAPA STREET, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93121, THE REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 3139 SEA CLIFF DRIVE, SANTA

BARBARA, CA 93109, WILL BE SOLD BY WAY OF A PUBLIC CONFIRMATION AND OVERBID HEARING IN CASE NO. 16PR00064, MATTER OF WILLIAM STEWART LIVING TRUST AND FRED & LILLIAN

STEWART TRUST, PETITIONER NORMAN COLAVINCENZO, PURSUANT TO THE TRUSTEE’S PETITION TO CONFIRM THE SALE OF THE PROPERTY. THE OPENING BID WILL BE $4,330,000. BIDDERS MUST

CONTACT THE TRUSTEE AT LEAST 2 BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE THE HEARING TO PREQUALIFY TO BID BY: (1) SIGNING THE RULES FOR CONFIRMATION AND OVERBID HEARING; (2) PROVIDING

PROOF OF FUNDS AS TO THE BIDDER’S HIGHEST BID; (3) PROVIDING A $250,000 DEPOSIT VIA CASHIER’S CHECK, WIRE, OR ACH. ALL UNSUCCESSFUL BIDDERS WILL RECEIVE THEIR $250,000 DEPOSITS BACK FOLLOWING THE HEARING. PREQUALIFIED BIDDERS MAY APPEAR IN PERSON OR REMOTELY VIA ZOOM PREARRANGED THROUGH THE TRUSTEE. CALL RANDY HADEN AT (602) 300‑1271 FOR DETAILS AND TO PREQUALIFY TO BID. 4/25, 5/2, 5/9/24 CNS‑3805189# SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY NOTICE TO BIDDERS COUNTY PROJECT No. 56STC; FEDERAL AID PROJECT No. 56STC

Notice is hereby given that Santa Barbara County Public Works is requesting bids for construction of the Isla Vista Trash Capture Project. The contractor shall install a hydrodynamic separator that removes trash from stormwater in the storm drain located near 6560 Colegio Road in Isla Vista. Bids open at 2:00 PM on Thursday, May 16, 2024. Submit sealed bids to the web address below. Bids will be opened and available immediately following the submittal deadline. The Plans, Specifications, and Bid Book are available on PlanetBids:

https://vendors.planetbids.com/portal/43874/bo/bo-detail/116982

The Contractor must have either a Class A license or any combination of the following Class C licenses which constitutes a majority of the work: A, C-8, C-12. The DBE Contract Goal is 10%. For the Federal Training Program, the number of trainees or apprentices is 0. The number of working days is 20. The estimated cost of the project is $ 371,000.

A contractor or subcontractor shall not be qualified to bid on, be listed in a bid proposal, subject to the requirements of PCC Section 4104, or engage in the performance of any contract for public work, as defined in this chapter, unless currently registered and qualified to perform public work pursuant to Labor Code (LAB) Section 1725.5. It is not a violation of this section for an unregistered contractor to submit a bid that is authorized by Business and Professions Code (BPC) Section 7029.1 or by PCC Section 10164 or 20103.5 provided the contractor is registered to perform public work pursuant to LAB Section 1725.5 at the time the contract is awarded.

A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 6/06/2024 AT 9:00 A.M. IN DEPT: FIVE (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

Prevailing wages are required on this Contract. The Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations determines the general prevailing wage rates. Obtain the wage rates at the DIR website https://www.dir.ca.gov/. The federal minimum wage rates for this Contract as determined by the United States Secretary of Labor are available at https://www.wdol.gov/. Copies are also available at the office of the Department of Public Works – Engineering Division, 123 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. If the minimum wage rates as determined by the United States Secretary of Labor differs from the general prevailing wage rates determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations for similar classifications of labor, the Contractor and subcontractors must not pay less than the higher wage rate. The Department does not accept lower State wage rates not specifically included in the federal minimum wage determinations. This includes helper, or other classifications based on hours of experience, or any other classification not appearing in the federal wage determinations. Where federal wage determinations do not contain the State wage rate determination otherwise available for use by the Contractor and subcontractors, the Contractor and subcontractors must not pay less than the federal minimum wage rate that most closely approximates the duties of the employees in question. Inquiries or questions based on alleged patent ambiguity of the plans, specifications, or estimate must be submitted as a bidder inquiry by 2:00 PM on 05/09/2024. Submittals after this date will not be addressed. Questions pertaining to this Project prior to Award of the Contract must be submitted via PlanetBids Q&A tab. Bidders (Plan Holders of Record) will be notified by electronic mail if addendums are issued. The addendums, if issued, will only be available on the County’s PlanetBids website shown above. By order of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Barbara this project was authorized to be advertised on 04/23/2024. Project Manager: Cathleen Garnand, Project Clean Water Manager, Public Works Department. 805-568-3561

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known as MATTHEW HENRY STRUCKMEYER)
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to administer the estate
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To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of: MATTHEW H. STRUCKMEYER aka MATTHEW HENRY STRUCKMEYER A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: DONALD SKINNER in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara. THE PETITION for probate requests that: DONALD
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PETITION
BARBARA
FICTITIOUS
The following person (s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA BILLING at 133 E De La Guerra Street #266 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Elena G De Meyer (Same Address) This business is conducted by an Individual Filed by: Elena De Meyer, Individual with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 27, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2024‑0000777. Published: Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 2024. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person (s) is/are doing business as: FRESH FOODS CATERING at 1450 Orange Grove Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Kim Schiffer (Same Address) This business is conducted by an Individual Filed by: KIM SCHIFFER, OWNER with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 22, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E49. FBN Number: 2024‑0000759. Published: Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 2024. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person (s) is/are doing business as: ROOTS LANDSCAPING at 111 Dearborn Pl, Apt #87 Goleta, CA 93117; Francisco J Erguera (Same Address) This business is conducted by an Individual Filed by: Francisco Jose Erguera with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 26, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E57. FBN Number: 2024‑0000774. Published: Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 2024. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person (s) is/are doing business as: Harbor Office Solutions at 1626 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jay Gilson (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jay Gilson, President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 13, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30 FBN Number: 2024‑0000654. Published: Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 2024. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person (s) is/are doing business as: THE COMMUNITY OF LOVE at 301 Moreton Bay Lane, Unit 2 Goleta, CA 93117; Sylvia P Olano Rodriguez P.O. Box 504 Goleta, CA 93116 This business is conducted by an Individual Filed by: SYLVIA P. OLANO RODRIGUEZ/PROGRAM DIRECTOR with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 15, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E28. FBN Number: 2024‑0000672. Published: Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 2024. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: THE BAR METHOD 1101 Anacapa Street, 150 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Akbarre, LLC 3054 Foothill Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Filed by: Jenna Shahak/Managing Member with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 28, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2024‑0000802. Published: Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 2024. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person (s) is/are doing business as: STARR ELECTRIC 4045 Foothill Rd, A Santa Barbara, CA 93110; William T Fewell (Same Address). This business is
BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

LEGALS (CONT.)

conducted by an Individual Filed by: William T Fewell/Owner with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 22, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2024‑0000757. Published: Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 2024. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RHODIE WINES 1733 Mountain Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Rhodie Co LLC (Same Address). This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Filed by: Graeme Lee‑Wingate/Managing Member with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 21, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2024‑0000749. Published: Apr 11,

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business

as: BIOMAGNETISMO SANTA BARBARA 5276 Holliaster Avenue, 307 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Roberto A Pacheco (same address)

This business is conducted by a Individual Filed by: ROBERTO A PACHECO/OWNER with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 8, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E49. FBN Number: 2024‑0000897.

Published: Apr 11, 18, 25, May 02 2024.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

File No. FBN 2024‑0000736

The following person(s) is doing business as:

ALL CAPS MARKETING

AGENCY, 4861 OGRAM RD. SANTA BARBARA, CA 93105, County of SANTA BARBARA.

JENNY VANSETERS, 4861 OGRAM RD. SANTA BARBARA, CA 93105

This business is conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL.

The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on JAN 22, 2024 /s/ JENNY VANSETERS, OWNER

This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on 03/20/2024. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2/24

CNS‑3793673#

SANTA BARBARA

INDEPENDENT

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TRASH

VALET 2112 Mountain Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Eve C Mitchell (Same Address). This business is conducted by a Individual Filed by:

In the Board of Supervisors’ Hearing Room 105 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA

The meeting starts at 9:00 a.m.

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Barbara in the County Hearing Rooms located at 511 East Lakeside Parkway in Santa Maria and 105 East Anapamu Street in Santa Barbara on May 7, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. or shortly thereafter. Please see www.countyofsb. org for web streaming of the meeting, agenda, supplemental materials, and minutes, as well as page two of the agenda for a description of public participation options available to provide testimony on actions regarding the adoption of the proposed charges for sewer service in County Service Area 12 (Mission Canyon Sewer District) for fiscal year 2024-2025, adoption of the resolution regarding the collection of said charges on the tax rolls, and approving the proposed California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) exemption per CEQA Guidelines (CCR Section 15273(a)(1)-(4)). A copy of a report with the proposed charges can be viewed with the materials docketed for this item in the agenda. This information may also be obtained by calling the County Department of Public Works at (805) 803-8750 during business hours. Comments, objections or protests to the adoption of the proposed charges may be presented at the hearing or filed with the Clerk of the Board before the public hearing, whose address is 105 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, California, 93101.

For current methods of public participation for the meeting of May 7, 2024, please see page two (2) of the posted Agenda. The posted agenda will be available on Thursday prior to the above referenced meeting for a more specific time for this item. However, the order of the agenda may be rearranged or the item may be continued.

Staff reports and the posted agenda is available on the Thursday prior to the meeting at http://santabarbara.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx under the hearing date or contact the Clerk of the Board at (805) 568-2240 for alternative options.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors by 4:00 PM on Friday before the Board meeting. For information about these services please contact the Clerk of the Board at (805) 568-2240.

If you challenge this project in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence to the Board of Supervisors prior to the public hearing.

G.C. Section 65009, 6066, and 6062a.

EVE MITCHELL/OWNER with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 3, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2024‑0000859. Published: Apr 11, 18, 25, May 02 2024.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: STRAEDE

LOW VOLTAGE SYSTEMS 407 W Pedregosa

2024‑0000591. Published: Apr 11, 18, 25. May 2 2024.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: FUSE FITNESS at 1213 State St., Suite K Santa Barbara, CA 93101; JKP Enterprises, LLC 6251 Momouth Ave Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by an Limited Liability Company Filed by: JARRETT KOLICH/OFFICER with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 28, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2024‑0000797.

Published: Apr 11, 18, 25. May 2 2024.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SANTA BARBARA RUN CLUB 1231 Stonecreek Road, Unit F Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Marla J Bonser (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Filed by: MARLA BONSER with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 28, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2024‑0000796. Published: Apr 18, 25, May 02, 9 2024.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: READYMADE CREATIVE 425 Camphor PL Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Shawn Forry (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Filed by: SHAWN FORRY/ OWNER with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 19, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E47. FBN Number: 2024‑0000709. Published: Apr 18, 25, May 02, 9 2024.

FICTITIOUS

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LA CANTINA 199 S Turnpike Rd, Ste 105/106 Santa Barbara, CA Ca 93111; CC & JW, LLC 201 Santa Cruz Blvd Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Filed by: CHRISTOPHER CHIARAPPA/ MANAGER with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 8, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E47.

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18, 25, May 02 2024. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: VAN DYK CONSTRUCTION 1402 La Vista Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Van Dyk LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Filed by: MATTHEW S. VAN DYK/MANAGING MEMBER with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 3, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E49. FBN Number: 2024‑0000853. Published: Apr 11, 18, 25, May 02 2024. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ALLIED CENTRAL COAST DISTRIBUTING 815 S Blosser Santa Maria, CA 93458; Harbor Distributing, L.L.C. 6250 N River Road Suite 9000 Rosemont, IL 60018 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Filed by: NICHOLAS L. GIAMPIETRO/SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 5, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2024‑0000888. Published: Apr 11, 18, 25, May 02 2024. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RAYO TRANSFERS 426 N Main St Elkhart, IN 46516; Intercambio Express, Inc (Same Address). This business is conducted by a Corporation Filed by: ISAAC P. TORES/PRESIDENT with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 1, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2024‑0000824. Published: Apr 11, 18, 25, May 02 2024. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BRYANT RANCHES 585 Windmill CT. Solvang, CA 93463; Stephen B BryantPO Box 329 Los Olivos, CA 93441. This business is conducted by a Individual Filed by: STEPHEN BRYANT with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 2, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2024‑0000841. Published: Apr 11, 18, 25, May 02 2024. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: AGUA DULCE GARDEN DESIGN 1050 Edison Street Suite D Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Denise M Johns (Same Address). This
business is conducted by a Individual Filed by: DENISE JOHNS/ PROPRIOTRESS‑LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 4, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2024‑0000880. Published: Apr 11, 18, 25, May 02 2024.
St, Unit 11 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Straede Consulting Services LLC (Same Address). This
is
by a Limited Liability Company Filed by: DAVID W STRAEDE/RESONSIBLE MANAGING MEMBER with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 4, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2024‑0000873. Published: Apr 11, 18, 25, May 02 2024.
BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: EL CAPITAN CUSTOM TILE at 771 Las Cruces CT Goleta, CA 93117; Noe A Espinoza (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Filed by: NOE A ESPINOZA with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 7, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E47. FBN Number:
business
conducted
FICTITIOUS
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FBN Number: 2024‑0000897. Published: Apr 18, 25, May 02, 9
BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PACER CORPORATION 5614 Via Ravenna Goleta, CA 93117; Pacific Engineering Research Corporation (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Filed by: CHRISTOPHER J. BROWN/CEO, CFO, SECRETARY
the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 4, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2024‑0000870. Published: Apr 18, 25, May 02, 9 2024. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TRASH BIN CLEANERS EXPRESS 318 Ribera Dr Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Bin Cleaners Express LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Filed by: LUKE HILL/OWNER with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 28, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2024‑0000798. Published: Apr 18, 25, May 02, 9 2024. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SBV INSIDER 655 Stoddard Ln Montecito, CA 93108; Elocquinn LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Filed by: PATRICE SERRANI/OWNER with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 22, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2024‑0000758. Published: Apr 18, 25, May 02, 9 2024. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MEDINA TRANSLATION & INTERPRETATION 6896 Willowgrove Dr Goleta, CA 93117; Leticia M Pacheco (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Filed by: LETICIA MEDINA PACHECO/OWNER with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 10, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E57. FBN Number: 2024‑0000917. Published: Apr 18, 25, May 02, 9 2024. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. FBN2024‑0000864 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: GERBER COLLISION & GLASS 57 S. FAIRVIEW AVENUE, GOLETA, CA 93117 County of SANTA BARBARA Mailing Address: 400 W GRAND AVENUE, ELMHURST, IL 60126 GERBER COLLISION (CALIFORNIA) INC., 400 W GRAND AVENUE, ELMHURST, IL 60126 This business is conducted by a Corporation The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 4/01/2024. GERBER COLLISION (CALIFORNIA) INC. S/ TIMOTHY J. O DAY, PRESIDENT & CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on 04/04/2024. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9/24 CNS‑3802117# SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. FBN2024‑0000748 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. PEPE’S MEXICAN FOOD, 2. PEPE’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT, 254 ORANGE AVE, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93117 County of SANTA BARBARA V. MAGNANIMO INC., 980 DEBRA DRIVE, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93110 This business is conducted by a Corporation The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Nov 13, 2019. V. MAGNANIMO INC. S/ ARTURO J. CASTELLANOS, CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on 03/21/2024. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9/24 CNS‑3802316# SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. FBN 2024‑0000803 The following person(s) is doing business as: GAUCHO PIZZA, 6583 PARDALL RD GOLETA, CA 93117, County of SANTA BARBARA. DD BRAEMAR LLC, 486 BRAEMAR RANCH LN SANTA BARBARA, CA 93109, CA This business is conducted by A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. The registrant commenced to SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE (701.530 and 701.540 CCP) SHERIFF’S CIVIL NO. 23-3306 Case No. 16FL02229 UNDER AN EXECUTION issued out of the Santa Barbara County Superior Court, Anacapa Division, State of California, on November 15, 2023, on a judgment rendered on July 6, 2023, IN FAVOR OF Viviane Delaney c/o Kingston, Martinez & Hogan LLP, 1300 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 AND AGAINST Timothy Delaney, 9 Saint Ann Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93109 for the sum of $1,007,953.00 Dollars; I HAVE LEVIED upon all the right, title, claim and interest of the debtor(s) Timothy Delaney, 9 Saint Anne Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93109 in the County of Santa Barbara, described as follows: All that certain real property situated in the County of Santa Barbara, State of California, described as follows: 3935 Foothill Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93110 APN: 057-030-028 CONTACT SHERIFF’S CIVIL UNIT FOR LEGAL DESCRIPTION “Prospective bidders should refer to Section 701.510 to 701.680, inclusive, the Code of Civil Procedure for provisions governing the terms, conditions, and effect of the sale and the liability of defaulting bidders.” (CCP 701.547) Minimum Bid Amount: $500,000.00 PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I will proceed to sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash in lawful money of the United States all the right, title, claim, and interest of the debtor(s) in the above described property or so much as will be sufficient to satisfy said Writ with interest and all costs on: May 2, 2024, at One o’clock PM., at the Sheriff’s Civil Unit office, 1105 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara, California. Dated at Santa Barbara, California, on April 3, 2024 Kingston, Martinez & Hogan BILL BROWN, SHERIFF Attorney for Creditor 1300 Santa Barbara St. By: _______/S/___________ Address Dep. Donald Friedli Santa Barbara, CA 93101 City State Zip Code NOTE: It is a misdemeanor to take down or deface a posted notice before the date of sale. (Penal Code Section 611)
OF SANTA BARBARA BOARD OF SUPERVISORS STATE OF CALIFORNIA NOTICE
with
COUNTY
OF PUBLIC HEARING

LEGALS (CONT.)

transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on NOT APPLICABLE

/s/ DEBRA BABAI, MANAGING

MEMBER

This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on 03/28/2024.

Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9/24

CNS‑3802664# SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. FBN2024‑0000747

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as:

1. DELGADO’S MEXICAN FOOD,

2. DELGADO’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT, 4401

CARPINTERIA AVE, CARPINTERIA, CA 93013 County of SANTA BARBARA

V. MAGNANIMO, INC., 980 DEBRA DRIVE, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93110

This business is conducted by a Corporation

The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Nov 13, 2019.

V. MAGNANIMO, INC.

S/ ARTURO J. CASTELLANOS, CEO

This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on 03/21/2024.

Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9/24

CNS‑3802327# SANTA BARBARA

INDEPENDENT

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

The following person(s) is/are doing business as: ARCADY DISTRIBUTING 100 Adams Road Goleta, CA 93117; Strahan Montanes Enterprises Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Filed by: DAVID STRAHAN/PRESIDENT with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr

THERAPY, INC., 7334 HOLLISTER AVE. SUITE M GOLETA, CA 93117 This business is conducted by A CORPORATION. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on NOT APPLICABLE /s/ REGINA GRUJOVSKI, PRESIDENT

This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on 03/28/2024. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9/24 CNS‑3801583# SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS CALLING FOR BIDS

For Projects issued under the California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act (CUPCCAA)

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the Hope Elementary School District (“DISTRICT”) at 3970 La Colina Road, Santa Barbara, California 93110 not later than:

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF BIDS is at 10:00 AM, JUNE 4, 2024, for the HOPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL KITCHEN ALTERATIONS, Project No. 14-24/25 (“Project”).

Job Walk/Pre-Bid Conference

A mandatory job walk, and pre-bid conference will be conducted on MAY 13, 2024, beginning at 10:00 AM. Meet at Hope Elementary School, 3970 La Colina Road, Santa Barbara CA 93110. Bids will not be accepted from contractors not attending the mandatory job walk and pre-bid conference. Prospective Bidders attending the mandatory job walk shall adhere to state and Santa Barbara County Public Health guidelines unless otherwise noted. Any oral representations made by DISTRICT representatives or architects at the job walk and pre-bid conference are not intended to be binding on DISTRICT or to be relied upon by prospective bidders.

The Plans/Specifications will be available for purchase through Tri-Co at https://www.tricoblue.com/ after the mandatory job walk.

With the exception of the mandatory job walk, any requests for prebid job site visits/access should be directed to and coordinated with: Fernando Garcia at fgarcia@hopeschooldistrict.org

Questions due from bidders are due by MAY 21, 2024, at 10:00 AM and should be directed to the Project Architect, Joe Wilcox, Kruger Bensen Ziemer Architects, Inc. at joew@kbzarch.com.

CLEARLY MARK BID RESPONSE ENVELOPE WITH TIME/DATE OF BID OPENING AND PROJECT NAME. Bids so received shall be opened and publicly read aloud at Hope Elementary School at 3970 La Colina Road, Santa Barbara, California 93110. All bids shall be made on the forms provided in the specifications and each bid must conform to the Contract Documents. Each bid shall be accompanied by the bid security specified in the Instructions to Bidders.

The Project description includes, but not limited to the following: Renovation of the existing kitchen in the existing multipurpose building. Also includes the addition of a walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer within the building, etc. at the Hope Elementary School site.

Per Public Contract Code Section 20103.8, the Hope Elementary School District will use Method (A) in determining the lowest responsible bid.

Contractor License required: B, General Building Contractor

Prequalification of Bidders and MEP subcontractors: As a condition of bidding on this Project, and in accordance with the provisions of Public Contract Code section 20111.5 and 20111.6 all Bidders and all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing subcontractors listed in the Bidder’s proposal must either be pre-qualified for at least five business days before the date of the opening of the bids or must submit a completed prequalification package by the deadline stated below. Bids not conforming to this requirement will not be accepted.

Prequalification packages are available upon request. Please contact Lina Plascencia in the Planning Department at lplascencia@hopeschooldistrict.org. All prequalification questions must be directed to L.M. Sweaney at lynns11s@aol.com or leave a voice message at (805) 705-0034.

Prequalification packages must be submitted to L.M. Sweaney, 3345 State Street/Box 3187, Santa Barbara, CA 93130 (UPS or FED-EX ONLY) (Voice Message: (805) 705-0034) no later than, May 21, 2024 by 5:00 PM. FAXED PREQUALIFICATION APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. PLEASE DO NOT REQUIRE SIGNATURE AS PROOF OF RECEIPT AS THIS IS DELIVERED TO A PO BOX.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1773 and 1773.2 of the Labor Code of the State of California, the DISTRICT has obtained from the Director of Industrial Relations, the general prevailing rate of per diem wages and the general prevailing rate for holiday and overtime work in the locality in which the work is to be performed for each craft, classification or type of workman needed to execute the contract which is available for review at http://www.dir.ca.gov/ dlsr/statistics_research.html. During the Work, the Department of Industrial Relations (“DIR”) will monitor compliance with prevailing wage rate requirements and enforce the Contractor’s prevailing wage rate obligations, with a copy of the same being on file with the District Office. It shall be mandatory upon the contractor to whom the contract is awarded, and upon any subcontractor under him, to pay not less than the said specified rates to all workmen employed by them in the execution of the contract, and to comply with all prevailing wage requirements set forth in the Labor Code.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1771.1 of the Labor Code of the State of California, a contractor or subcontractor shall not be qualified to bid or engage in the performance of any contract for this project unless; (1) currently registered and qualified to perform public work pursuant to Section 1725.5; or (2) expressly authorized to submit a bid by Section 1771.1 and provided the contractor is registered to perform public work pursuant to section 1725.5 at the time the contract is awarded.

This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations. The successful Bidder will be required to post all job-site notices required by DIR regulations and other applicable law. The successful bidder and its subcontractors will be required to follow the nondiscrimination requirements set forth in the General Conditions.

DISTRICT will be participating in the Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBE) Participation Goal Program pursuant to Education Code section 17076.11 and Public Contract Code section 10115.

No Bidder may withdraw its bid for a period of sixty (60) days after the date set for the bid opening. The DISTRICT reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to waive irregularities in any bid.

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Apr 18, 25, May 02, 9 2024. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: RAUL’S UPHOLSTERY 2011 State St Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Raul M. Cardenas (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Filed by: RAUL M. CARDENAS/OWNER with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 4, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2024‑0000866. Published: Apr 18, 25, May 02, 9 2024. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CALL COAST LOCKSMITHS SERVICES 272 Orange Ave., Suite 1 Goleta, CA 93117; Avanelle J. Gutow (same address) Schuyler W. Covert (same address) This business is conducted by a General Partnership Filed by: AVANELLE GUTOW/PARTNER with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 9, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2024‑0000914. Published: Apr 18, 25, May 02, 9 2024. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: DERF’S CAFE 2000 De La Vina St santa Barbara , CA 93105; Kent G Storey (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Filed by: KENT STOREY/ OWNER with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 14, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2024‑0000662. Published: Apr 18, 25, May 02, 9 2024. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SIGNIWIS TECHNOLOGIES INC. 153 N Kellogg Ave, Apt B Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Signiwis Technologies Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Filed by: SARAVANAN SELVARAJ/MANAGER with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 9, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2024‑0000912. Published: Apr 18, 25, May 02, 9 2024. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. FBN 2024‑0000804 The following person(s) is doing business as: SANTA BARBARA INTEGRATIVE THERAPY, 5266 HOLLISTER AVE., SUITE 117 SANTA BARBARA, CA 93111, County of SANTA BARBARA. INTEGRATIVE FAMILY
10, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E.
County Clerk (SEAL) by E30.
Number: 2024‑0000921. Published:
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: NEATOGEO 31 San Marcos Trout Club Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Todd R Bryan (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Filed by: TODD BRYAN with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 20, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2024‑0000735. Published: Apr 18, 25, May 02, 9 2024. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CASA REALTY 526 N Milpas St Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Santa Barbara Casa Realty (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Filed by: TANIA MARTINEZ‑GIL/PRESIDENT with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 11, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E57. FBN Number: 2024‑0000934. Published: Apr 25, May 02, 9, 16 2024. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. FBN2024‑0000849 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: The Behavior Agency, 85 W Highway 246 #1021, Buellton, CA 93427 County of SANTA BARBARA NFC Behavior Consulting, LLC, 44100 JEFFERSON STREET, SUITE D403, UNIT #1017, INDIO, CA 92201 This business is conducted by a limited liability company The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 03/15/2024. NFC Behavior Consulting, LLC S/ Nicole Floyd, CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on 04/02/2024. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16/24 CNS‑3803786# SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: BLOOM THERAPY & WELLNESS 216 E

LEGALS (CONT.)

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person (s)

five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2024‑0000967. Published: Apr 25, May 02, 9, 16 2024.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person (s) is/are doing business as: F.V. CONSTRUCTION 418 Coronel St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Filadelfo Vasquez alvarado (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Filed by: FILADELFO VASQUEZ ALVARADO with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 18, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E57. FBN Number: 2024‑0000689.

ORDINANCE NO. 24-01

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GOLETA, CALIFORNIA Adopting various Amendments to title 17 (ZONING) of the goleta MUNICIPAL code AND FINDING THE AMENDMENTS TO BE EXEMPT FROM THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (Case No. 23-0007-ORD)

On April 16, 2024, at 5:30 p.m. at Goleta City Hall, 130 Cremona Drive, Goleta, California, the City Council of the City of Goleta (“City”) conducted the second reading and adopted Ordinance No. 24-01. This ordinance amends Title 17 (Zoning) of the Goleta Municipal Code to implement certain Housing Element programs, address consistency with State law, and provide for other minor revisions and clarifications.

The City Council of the City of Goleta passed and adopted Ordinance No. 24-01 at a regular meeting held on the 16th day of April, 2024, by the following roll call vote:

AYES: MAYOR PEROTTE, MAYOR PRO TEMPORE REYES-MARTÍN, COUNCILMEMBERS KASDIN, KYRIACO AND RICHARDS

NOES: NONE

ABSENT: NONE

ABSTAIN: NONE

The ordinance will be effective 31 days from the date of adoption, except for Section 4(X) of the Ordinance, which would take effect on July 1, 2024. A copy of the ordinance is available at the City Clerk’s Office, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California, or by calling the office at (805) 961-7505.

Deborah Lopez City Clerk

Publish: Santa Barbara Independent, April 25, 2024

COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA BOARD OF SUPERVISORS STATE OF CALIFORNIA

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Tuesday,

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on, May 7, 2024, at 9:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing in the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room at the County Administration Building Hearing Room at 105 East Anapamu St. 4th Floor, Santa Barbara, California, to consider and approve the introduction of an ordinance to re-adopt and amend the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Military Equipment Use Policy, pursuant to Assembly Bill 481. For current methods of public participation for the meeting of May 7, 2024, please see page two (2) of the posted Agenda. The posted agenda will be available on Thursday prior to the above referenced meeting for a more specific time for this item. However, the order of the agenda may be rearranged or the item may be continued.

Staff reports and the posted agenda is available on the Thursday prior to the meeting at http://santabarbara.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx under the hearing date or contact the Clerk of the Board at (805) 568-2240 for alternative options.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors by 4:00 PM on Friday before the Board meeting. For information about these services please contact the Clerk of the Board at (805) 568-2240.

If you challenge this project in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence to the Board of Supervisors prior to the public hearing.

G.C. Section 65009, 6066, and 6062a.

Mona Miyasato

CA 93109

This business is conducted by An Individual.

The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Not Applicable /s/ Derek Stadmiller, Owner

This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on 3/15/2024.

Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2/24

CNS‑3797838# SANTA BARBARA

INDEPENDENT

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

File No. FBN 2024‑0000707

The following person(s) is doing business as: Hollywood Access Film Festival, 525 San Ysidro Road Suite 107, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, County of Santa Barbara. Myglobalclassroom, Inc., 525 San Ysidro Road #107, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

This business is conducted by A Corporation.

The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Not Applicable /s/ Steven Kunes, President

This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on 3/19/2024. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2/24

CNS‑3797804# SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

File No. FBN 2024‑0000709

The following person(s) is doing business as: READYMADE CREATIVE, 425 CAMPHOR PL, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93108, County of SANTA BARBARA. SHAWN FORRY, 425 CAMPHOR PL, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93108

This business is conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL.

County Clerk (SEAL) by E47. FBN Number: 2024‑0001005. Published: Apr 25, May 02, 9, 16 2024.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MONTECITO MANAGEMENT,

The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on NOT APPLICABLE /s/ SHAWN FORRY, OWNER

This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on 3/19/2024. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2/24

CNS‑3797812# SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

File No. FBN 2024‑0000681

The following person(s) is doing business as: Barkentine Ventures, 125 Eucalyptus Hill Cir, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, County of Santa Barbara. Peter F. Hartz, 125 Eucalyptus Hill Cir, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

This business is conducted by An Individual.

The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Not Applicable /s/ Peter F Hartz

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

APRIL 26, 2024, 10:00 AM, DEPT 4, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Anacapa Division. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition.

DATED FEBRUARY 29, 2024, JUDGE

DONNA D. GECK OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. Published Apr 4, 11, 18, 25, 2024.

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE

THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING JUNE 7, 2024, 10:00 AM, DEPT , SANTA

62 THE INDEPENDENT APRIL 25, 2024 INDEPENDENT.COM 62 THE INDEPENDENT APRIL 25, 2024 INDEPENDENT.COM INDEPENDENT CLASSIFIEDS PHON E 805-965-5205 EMAIL ADVERTISING@INDEPENDENT.COM
Gutierrez Santa Barbara, CA 93101; AUDREY SARTO LICENSED CLINICAL WORKER, BLOOM THERAPY & WELLNESS, PROFESSIONAL COORPORATION 5142 Hollister Avenue #586 Santa Barbara, CA 93111‑2526 This business is conducted by a Corporation Filed by: AUDREY SARTO/CEO with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 9, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E62. FBN Number: 2024‑0000844. Published: Apr 25, May 02, 9, 16 2024. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person (s) is/are doing business as: VG PROJECTS/VG ROLL OFF 309 Canada St Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Jesse J Garcia (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Filed by: JESSE GARCIA/OWNER
Apr 25, May 02, 9, 16 2024. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person (s) is/are doing business as: SEE ME SMILE DENTAL, ORTHODONTICS OF SANTA BARBARA 350 Chapala St 104 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Omid R Barkhordar DDS, INC. 16461 Whittier Blvd Whittier, CA 90603 This business is conducted by a Corporation Filed by: OMID BARKHORDAR/PRESIDENT with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 16, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2024‑0000964. Published: Apr 25, May 02, 9, 16 2024. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person (s) is/are doing business as: YETZ’S BAGELS 901 Embarcadero Del Mar Ste 103 Goleta, CA 93117; Dank Bowl Kitchen (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Filed by: DANIEL DUNIETZ/OWNER with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 4, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2024‑0000865. Published: Apr 25, May 02, 9, 16 2024. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: QUALITY POOL AND SPA SERVICE 1474 La Paloma Carpinteria, CA 93013; John C Jensen (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Filed by: JOHN C JENSEN/OWNER with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Mar 22, 2024.
with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 16, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E49. FBN Number: 2024‑0000957. Published:
This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2024‑0000767. Published: Apr 25, May 02, 9, 16 2024.
is/are doing business as: QING WORKS 3205 Laurel Canyon Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Qing Xue (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Filed by: QING XUE with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 16, 2024. This statement expires
Apr 25, May 02, 9, 16 2024.
in the Office of the County Clerk.
E. Holland, County Clerk
Apr 25, May 02, 9, 16 2024.
STATEMENT
is/are doing business as: CORTINA CONSTRUCTION 315 Meigs Rd, Suite A 518 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Cortina Enterprises (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Filed by: DANIEL CORTINA/OWNER with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 22, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E57. FBN Number: 2024‑0001014. Published: Apr 25, May 02, 9, 16 2024.
STATEMENT
is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Filed by: CECIL ELOY RENFROW/MANAGER with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 22, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland,
Published:
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person (s) is/are doing business as: OCEAN ROSE FISHERIES 1231 Embarcadero Way Morro Bay, CA 93442; Ocean Rose Fisheries LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Filed by: GARRETT ROSE/MEMBER/MANAGER with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 17, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed
Joseph
(SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2024‑0000976. Published:
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
The following person(s)
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HYUNDAI OF SANTA MARIA 1001 E. Battles Road Santa Maria, CA 93454; 24/7 Partners, LLC (same address) This business
SAVANT ESTATES 3589 Modoc Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Tygan Inc. PO Box 30694 Santa Barbara, CA 93130 This business is conducted by a Corporation Filed by: NATE BRINER/ PRESIDENT with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Apr 4, 2024. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by E30. FBN Number: 2024‑0000879. Published: Apr 25, May 02, 9, 16 2024. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. FBN 2024‑0000850 The following person(s) is doing business as: STAGE CRASH MUSICALS, 5410 PATRICIO DR GOLETA, CA 93111, County of SANTA BARBARA. THOMAS NEWMAN, 5410 SAN PATRICIO DR GOLETA, CA 93111 This business is conducted by AN INDIVIDUAL. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on NOT APPLICABLE /s/ THOMAS NEWMAN, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on 04/02/2024. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16/24 CNS‑3803270# SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. FBN 2024‑0000682 The following person(s) is doing business as: Shoreline Systems, 1414 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93109, County of Santa Barbara. Derek Stadmiller, 1414 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Barbara,
IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: KAREN LYNN NALLICK CASE NUMBER:
TO ALL INTERESTED
A
the
named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior Court for decree changining name (s) as follows: PRESENT NAME: KAREN LYNN NALLICK PROPOSED NAME: KARENINA LYNN GAROFOLO THE COURT ORDERS that
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on 3/15/2024. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2/24 CNS‑3797822# SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT NAME CHANGE
24CV00747
PERSONS:
petition has been filed by
above
CASE
TO
OF NAME: TATE STERLING WARTES
NUMBER: 24CV01806
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior Court for decree changining name (s) as follows: PRESENT NAME: TATE STERLING WARTES PROPOSED NAME: TATE STERLING CAMERON‑SALZMAN
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 APRIL 9, 2024, JUDGE DONNA D. GECK OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. Published Apr 18, 25. May 2, 9 2024. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: DILLON ROBERT LYLES CASE NUMBER: 24CV00468 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the
named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior Court for decree changining name (s) as follows: PRESENT NAME: DILLON ROBERT LYLES PROPOSED NAME: AWE WORLD EXPERIENCER 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 MAY 31, 2024, 10:00 AM, DEPT 4 , SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA OF SANTA BARBARA 1100 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Anacapa Division. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. DATED APRIL 8, 2024, JUDGE DONNA D. GECK OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. Published Apr 25. May 2, 9, 16 2024. AMENDED IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: KELSEY ELIZABETH MEYER CASE NUMBER: 23CV04934 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named
in Santa Barbara Superior Court for decree changining name (s) as follows: PRESENT NAME: KELSEY ELIZABETH MEYER PROPOSED NAME: KELSEY ELIZABETH QUIROZ THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING JUNE 28, 2024, 10:00 AM, DEPT 4 , SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA 1100 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Anacapa Division. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to
hearing
DATED APRIL 15, 2024, JUDGE DONNA D. GECK OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. Published Apr 25. May 2, 9, 16 2024. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: DAWN LEAH MARANTZ CASE NUMBER: 24CV01667 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the
named
in Santa Barbara Superior Court for decree changining
(s) as follows: PRESENT NAME: DAWN LEAH MARANTZ PROPOSED NAME: DAWN MARANTZ DUNN THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING JUNE 3, 2024, 10:00 AM, DEPT 5 , SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA OF SANTA BARBARA 1100 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Anacapa Division. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. DATED APRIL 9, 2024, JUDGE COLLEEN K. STERNE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. Published Apr 25. May 2, 9, 16 2024. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: JEFFREY XIAO YU UN KROSSCHELL CASE NUMBER: 24CV01736 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A
BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Anacapa
above
Petitioner(s)
the date set for
on the petition.
above
Petitioner(s)
name
In the Board of
Hearing
105 E.
The meeting
May 7, 2024
Supervisors’
Room
Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA
starts at 9:00 a.m.
CLERK OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

LEGALS (CONT.)

petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior Court for decree changining name (s) as follows:

PRESENT NAME: JEFFREY XIAO YU

UN KROSSCHELL

PROPOSED NAME: XIAO YU LIN

JEFFFREY KROSSCHELL

THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING JUNE 14, 2024, 10:00 AM, DEPT 4, SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT HOUSE 1100 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Anacapa Division. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published in the Santa Barbara Independent, a newspaper of

which consists of the following:

Francisco, California, 94105, not later than May 10, 2024. The period may be extended by the Regional Director for good cause. The non‑confidential portion of the application file is available for inspection in the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s regional office during regular business hours. Photocopies of the non‑confidential portion of the application file will be made available upon request.

Published April 25, 2024.

SUMMONS

SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL)

It has been agreed between the Seller/Licensee and the intended Buyer/Transferee, as required by Sec. 24073 of the Business and Professions Code, that the consideration for the transfer of the business and license is to be paid only after the transfer has been approved by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Dated: October 27, 2023 Bradford Investment Group, LLC, a California Limited Liability Company S/ By: William Bradford, Manager 4/25/24

To satisfy the owner’s storage lien, PS Retail Sales, LLC will sell at public lien sale on May 3, 2024,the personal property in the below‑ listed units. The public sale of these items will begin at 08:00 AM and continue until all units are sold. The lien sale is to be held at the online auction website, www.storagetreasures.com, where indicated. For online lien sales, bids will be accepted until 2 hours after the time of the sale specified.

CA

ANACAPA DIVISION WARNING to the person served with the Request for Order: The court may make the requested orders without you if you do not file a Responsive Declaration to Request for Order (form FL‑320), serve a copy on the other parties at least nine court days before the hearing (unless the court has ordered a shorter period of time), and appear at the hearing. (See for FL‑320‑INFO for more information.) Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer 02/28/2024 by Nicolette Barnard, Deputy. Published April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2024

PUBLIC STORAGE # 75079, 5425 Overpass Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93111, (805) 284‑9002 Sale to be held at www.storagetreasures.com. 298 ‑ Velavquz, Heriderto; 469 ‑ Archer, Jennifer PUBLIC STORAGE # 75078, 7246 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117, (805) 961‑8198 Sale to be held at www.storagetreasures.com. 015 ‑ Kozlowski, Alan; 357 ‑ Kozlowski, Alan PUBLIC STORAGE # 25714, 7246 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117, (805) 324‑6770 Sale to be held at www.storagetreasures.com. 2231 ‑ Moore, Brenda; 3239 ‑ Vivero Martinez, Emigdio; 4106 ‑ Cole, Patrick; 6105 ‑ Water With Life Systems Mayes, Ahlem; 6422 ‑ Azlein, Noah; A023 ‑ Griffin, Tracy; A359 ‑ Fleming, Devern Public sale terms, rules, and regulations will be made available prior to the sale. All sales are subject to cancellation. We reserve the right to refuse any bid. Payment must be in cash or credit card‑no checks. Buyers must secure the units with their own personal locks. To claim tax‑ exempt status, original RESALE certificates for each space purchased is required. By PS Retail Sales, LLC, 701 Western Avenue, Glendale, CA 91201. (818) 244‑8080. 4/25/24

CNS‑3805400# SANTA BARBARA

INDEPENDENT

NOTICE OF PROPOSED BANK BRANCH ESTABLISHMENT

American Riviera Bank, whose Main office is located at 3780 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, is applying with State and Federal regulators to establish a domestic branch in the City of Atascadero.

proposed branch location is 7035 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422. Any person wishing to comment on this application may file his or her comments in writing with Paul Worthing, Regional Director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, at 25 Jessie Street at Ecker Square, Suite 2300, San

contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales.

CASE NO: 24CV00018

The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direccion, y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante que no tiene abogado

es): The name and address of the court is: SANTA BARBARA SUPERIOR COURT 1100 ANACAPA STREET SANTA BARBARA, ACA 93121‑1107

NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): SMITH AND COMPANY, INC. a California corporation; LAUREL CREEK, II, LP, a California Limited Partnership; LAUREL CREEK, LP, , a California Limited Partnership; and DOES 1 through 10, inclusive, YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: GW SURFACES (Lo Esta Demandando El Demandante)

NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below.

You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff.

A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use your for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center(www. courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca. gov/ selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association.

Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales papa presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp/espanol/), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp/espanol/) o poniendose en

(El nombre y direccion de la corte es):James B. Cole 156131/Jeffrey J. Halfen 131403: Slaighter, Regan & Cole, LLP, 625 E. Santa Clara Street, Suite, 101, Ventura, CA 93001 Tel (805) 658‑7800 DATE: Jan 02, 2024.

Darrel E. Parker, EXECUTIVE OFFICER By Preston Frye, Deputy ( Delegado) Published Apr 11, 18, 25. May 5 2024.

SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): SMITH AND COMPANY, A REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, a California corporation; PATRICK SMITH, aka Patrick Neiland Smith, individually; LAUREL CREEK, LP, a California limited partnership; CPIF CALIFORNIA, LLC, a California limited liability company; WINKLES ENTERPRISES, INC., a California corporation, and dba Winkles Enterprise; FLOOR CONNECTION, INC., a California corporation; ALL WALLS SYSTEMS, INC., a Delaware corporation; PGS – WESTSIDE II, INC., a Georgia corporation, and dba PGS Westside II, Inc. and dba Westside Building Material and dba Westside Building Material Central; US AIR CONDITIONING DISTRIBUTORS, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, and dba US Air Conditioning Distributors; BUILDER SERVICES GROUP, INC., a Florida corporation, and dba TruTeam of California; EMPIRE ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS, INC., a California corporation; G W SURFACES, a California corporation, and dba GW Surfaces; CULBERT CONSTRUCTION & PLUMBING, INC, a California corporation; ARNOLD BUILDERS INC., a California corporation; THE SHERWIN‑WILLIAMS COMPANY, an Ohio corporation; LW CONSTRUCTION, INC., a California corporation; COAST ENGINEERING & DESIGN, INC., a California corporation; CONSOLIDATED ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTORS, INC., a Delaware corporation, and dba California Electric Supply; UNITED RENTALS (NORTH AMERICA), INC., a Delaware corporation; ROBERT NOLAND CHURCH, aka Noland Church, individually, and dba Colortrends Painting & Decorating and dba Colortrends Painting; TRISURA INSURANCE COMPANY, an Oklahoma corporation; and DOES 1 through 75, inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: HOMER T. HAYWARD LUMBER CO., a California corporation (Lo Esta Demandando El Demandante) NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use your for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), 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 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.

ADVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decider en su contra sin contra escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales papa presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea

que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta.

Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro 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 poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. ADVISO:Por ley,

NOTICE INVITING BIDS

la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesion de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiena que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso.

Santa Barbara Unified School District

720 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Request for Bids FS-2425-01 Food Service Grocery Products

Notice is hereby given by the Santa Barbara Unified School District acting by and through its Board of Education, hereinafter referred to as the “District”, will receive sealed bids up to but not later than 2:00pm PT, May 30, 2024 for: RFB FS-2425-01 Food Service Grocery Products.

Sealed bid responses will be received at the District’s Food Services office to the attention of Laszlo Horvath, Purchasing Tech located at Santa Barbara Unified School District, Food Services Department, 720 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 with the corresponding bid response CLEARLY LABELED on the outside of the bid response and will be opened at or after the time and date set for the bid opening.

Documents are available to download from the Santa Barbara Unified School District website or by contacting Laszlo Horvath at lhorvath@sbunified.org

All bids shall be submitted on the forms provided in the bid document and must conform to all bid instructions and any addenda issued.

No Bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of sixty (60) days after the date set for the bid opening.

The District reserves the right to reject any, all, or any part of the proposal. The District may waive any irregularities or informalities, or may sit and act as sole judge of the merit and qualifications of the products and services offered in any proposal, or in the bidding process.

By order of the BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE SANTA BARBARA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT.

Tech

Published: April 25 and May 2, 2024

Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 with the corresponding bid response CLEARLY LABELED on the outside of the bid response and will be opened at or after the time and date set for the bid opening.

Documents are available to download from the Santa Barbara Unified School District website or by contacting Laszlo Horvath at lhorvath@sbunified.org

All bids shall be submitted on the forms provided in the bid document and must conform to all bid instructions and any addenda issued.

No Bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of sixty (60) days after the date set for the bid opening.

The District reserves the right to reject any, all, or any part of the proposal. The District may waive any irregularities or informalities, or may sit and act as sole judge of the merit and qualifications of the products and services offered in any proposal, or in the bidding process.

By order of the BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE SANTA BARBARA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT.

By: Laszlo Horvath Purchasing Tech

Published: April 25 and May 2, 2024

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BULK SLAE AND OF INTENTION TO TRANSFER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE (U.C.C. 6101 et seq. and B & P 24074 et seq.) Escrow No. 043416‑ST Notice is hereby given that a bulk sale of assets and a transfer of alcoholic beverage license is about to be made. The names and addresses of the Seller/Licensee are: Lyne Lakes, LLC, 1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The Business is known as: Louie’s California Bistro The names and addresses of the Buyer/Transferee are: Bradford Investment Group, LLC, 2030 State Street unit 5, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 As listed by the Seller/Licensee, all other business names and addresses used by the Seller/Licensee within three years before the date such list was sent or delivered to the Buyer/Transferee are: NONE The assets to be sold are described in general as: all stock trade, furniture, fixtures and equipment, intangible assets, ABC License and goodwill and are located at: 1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The kind of license to be transferred is: Type 41 ‑ On‑Sale Beer and Wine ‑ Eating Place, No. 604387 now issued for the premises located at: 1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The anticipated date of the sale/transfer is May 13, 2024 at the office of All Brokers Escrow, Inc., 2924 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505. The amount of the purchase price or consideration in connection with the transfer of the license and business, including the estimated inventory, is the sum of $30,000.00,
Description Amount Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment 15,000.00 ABC License 5,000.00 Leasehold Improvements 5,000.00 Goodwill 5,000.00 TOTAL ALLOCATION 30,000.00
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CASE NO: 24CV‑0011 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA OF SAN LUIS OBISPO 1050 Monterey Street San Luis Obispo, California 93408. The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direccion, y el numero de telefono
abogado del demandante que no tiene abogado es): Anne Secker, Esq., NOLAND HAMERLY ETIENNE & HOSS 333 Salinas Street/PO Box 2510, Salinas, CA 93902 Tel (831) 424‑1414 DATE: Jan 04, 2024. By J. Reavey, Deputy ( Delegado) Published Apr 18, 25. May 2, 9, 2024. NOTICE INVITING BIDS Santa Barbara Unified School District 720 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Request for Bids FS-2425-02 Food Service Supply & Chemical Products Notice is hereby given by the Santa Barbara Unified School District acting by and through its Board of Education, hereinafter referred to as the “District”, will receive sealed bids up to but not later than 2:00pm PT, May 30, 2024 for: RFB FS-2425-02 Food Service Supply & Chemical Products. Sealed bid responses will be received at the District’s Food Services office to the attention of Laszlo Horvath, Purchasing Tech located at Santa Barbara Unified School District, Food Services Department, 720
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