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NO TALK FOR YOU: More than two years ago, the Chumash tribe’s administration — including (from left) Vincent Armenta, Richard Gomez, Sam Cohen, and Frances Snyder — requested a government-to-government dialogue with the county over Camp 4 and others issues. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors officially rejected that request, telling them to take their development ideas to the planning department like everyone else.

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earful that any sign of cooperation may make it easier for the Chumash to expand their Santa Ynez Valley reservation — thereby taking property off the tax rolls and, more worrisome to many, out from the control of the County of Santa Barbara’s rigorous planning rules — the Board of Supervisors decided in a split 3-2 vote to deny a request to open a government-togovernment dialogue with the tribe. Instead, in front of a hearing room packed mostly with critics of the tribe, the majority of supervisors directed the tribe to go through the normal planning process like any other developer. “For me, when we talk about government-togovernment, we are talking about issues specific to their sovereign status on their reservation,” said rd District Supervisor Doreen Farr, who represents the valley and has loudly opposed the ongoing attempt to annex the 1,400-acre Camp  property to the Chumash reservation. “They are private-property owners like many of us are in the valley when we are talking about ownership of properties not to do with the current reservation.” In opposition to the vote were Supervisors Salud Carbajal and Steve Lavagnino, who both believe that a government-to-government dialogue would be appropriate. Carbajal said he believes the federal annexation process exists as a remedy to the “many, many wrongs that have occurred in our country” to Native Americans, whereas Lavagnino believes that denying the dialogue would actually backfire, explaining,“If we send a message that we don’t want to talk to 10


the tribe, it sends a green light to Congress that they’ve exhausted all of their remedies, and the only outlet would be a legislative fix.” Though the agenda item wasn’t specific to Camp , the property — which the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians bought from actorturned-vintner Fess Parker for $40 million in 2010 — loomed over the proceedings. Almost every single one of the dozens of public speakers mentioned Camp  while lodging concerns over everything from unchecked development and scarcity of water to whether the tribe could be trusted to do what they have pledged. Filing an application to annex the land via the fee-totrust process earlier this year with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the tribe — whose members historically lived in relative poverty until opening the Chumash Casino Resort in 2004 — has repeatedly said it intends to build 143 homes on Camp , not another resort or casino. The BIA produced an environmental report on that annexation, available at, and is accepting public comments on the proposal until September 19. For the Chumash, Tuesday’s discussion was about more than Camp .“I believe that it’s time that Santa Barbara County step up to the plate, recognize the tribe as a government, and have those dialogues,” said Tribal Chairman Vincent Armenta, explaining that tribes have such relationships with jurisdictions across the country. “It would eliminate a lot of the confusion that’s going on.” Part of that confusion involves the 11,500-acre “Tribal Consolidation Area” (TCA) that the BIA approved on behalf of the Chumash as part of the ongoing application. Armenta sug-

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gested that, had the county already started the desired dialogue, the supervisors would have learned about that prior to this week. News of the TCA shocked residents, as it encompasses a large part of the Santa Ynez Valley and is seen as an end-run around the usual hurdles for an “off-reservation” annexation, which is harder than taking over adjacent lands. The TCA designation also triggered a closed session prior to Tuesday’s hearing, with the supervisors directing staff to investigate what can be done to oppose that move, including whether litigation would be appropriate. Chumash critics were also dismayed to learn that the tribe had lobbyists in Sacramento last week, trying to obtain signatures in support of the Camp  annexation. Longtime environmental activist Susan Jordan, who is taking a stand against the Camp  annexation because she fears it is an unparalleled proposal, was “thrilled” by the decision. “This is not about not talking — this is about having the right conversation between the right entities,” said Jordan.“What happens here will set a precedent statewide. That can’t be ignored anymore.” The Chumash, however, were dismayed that their more than two-year-old attempt to open equal discussions with the county was denied. “Unless we have some sort of cooperative or intergovernmental agreement, the process moves forward without any participation by the county,” said the tribe’s government affairs liaison Sam Cohen after the decision. “They opted out of the process.” ■



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Last week in Longview, Washington, police apprehended a second suspect in the 2/19 murder on Olive Street of Kelly Hunt of Ventura. Isaac Efren Jimenez, 23, also from Ventura, was arrested by the Longview Police Department with the help of Santa Barbara detectives, who also arrested Santa Barbara resident Joseph Castro, 20, for the murder that same day at his Cook Avenue home. The victim was a member of Ventura’s Crazy Winos gang, to which Jimenez belonged; Castro is a member of a Santa Barbara gang. Before Jimenez split town nine days after the murder, police interviewed and photographed him for their investigation, which has also involved the help of the Camarillo police and the FBI. Jimenez was arrested on a $1.1 million warrant for murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and participation in a criminal gang. Police say that there may be more arrests to come. A 17-year-old juvenile and a 19-year-old, David Robert Ybarra, were arrested for allegedly hitting a man at Ortega Park in his temple with a hammer. According to the police, the two suspects and a companion — all alleged gang members — approached a group of men playing cards, threatened them for being Mexican nationals, and demanded money. The men responded by whistling, so Ybarra reportedly produced a hammer from his clothing and whacked one of them. All three had fled by the time police arrived, as had the victim, who was found at home and was taken to Cottage Hospital, where he required a week of care. The two suspects were charged with attempted murder, attempted robbery, participation in a criminal street gang, and, because they targeted the man for his nationality, commission of a hate crime. The California State Assembly approved a measure that closes a loophole in rape-by-impersonation laws on Monday. The bill will allow the prosecution for felony rape of an attacker who coerces a victim into sexual activity by impersonating someone known to the victim. Existing law states that rapists who impersonate a victim’s spouse can be charged with a felony, but it only applies to married couples. District Attorney Joyce Dudley brought the discrepancy to Assemblymember Katcho Achadjian (R-SLO) after a 2009 case in Santa Barbara County. A male intruder had sex with a sober woman asleep in her own bed by impersonating her boyfriend, who was sleeping on the couch. The suspect was caught but could not be prosecuted for felony rape because he impersonated the victim’s boyfriend, not her husband. The governor has two weeks to sign or veto the bill. The recently released coroner’s report for James Lawrence Baumann — the 51-year-old mentally ill homeless man who died after struggling with law enforcement officers following his March 2013 arrest in Alameda Park — determined his cause of death to be “excited delirium syndrome” due to illicit drug use. The 64, 240pound man was detained by five officers after threatening to harm people with a gun, and acted “fidgety,” “agitated,” “confused,” “incoherent,” and then “combative” before becoming unresponsive while being booked in the County Jail. He died four days later in Santa Barbara


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After working 30 years for City Hall, Santa Barbara City Attorney Steve Wiley announced that he’ll be “retiring” soon, at which point he’ll go into private practice. Direct, accessible, and on occasion bristly and pugnacious, Wiley — as city attorney — has been one of the most powerful and influential players at City Hall. Perhaps best known for the relentlessness of his campaign against Santa Barbara landlord Dario Pini — whom Wiley put behind bars 20 years ago for substandard housing — Wiley has had his fingerprints on every major undertaking by City Hall in the past 20 years. Where critics have complained Wiley could be a hard-charging steamroller — certainly the case with opponents of the proposed gang injunction — his City Hall supporters have voiced appreciation at Wiley’s willingness to figure out ways to meet various objectives rather than merely explain how they couldn’t be. Wiley’s is the second high-profile resignation to be announced in almost as many weeks. Earlier this summer Public Works Director Christine Anderson announced she too was stepping down. Given that many of City Hall’s executive class are about the same age as Wiley — with a comparable number of years under their belts — there’s speculation that more high-level retirements are on the way. Before the recent recession struck seven years ago, city administrators were already giving serious thought to succession planning. Many retirement-eligible department heads stuck out the hard times, said City Administrator Jim Armstrong, in hopes of getting City Hall on more secure economic footing. Rumors have surfaced that Armstrong himself has been contemplating retirement. “That’s not something I’d discuss with you,” he said, laughing. He added, “I wouldn’t expect any announcement in the — Nick Welsh short term.”

On Monday night around 6 p.m., UCSB police arrested former university employee and rabid campus critic Neil Baker for felony vandalism and misdemeanor trespassing charges after the 55-year-old man was seen damaging windows at the Engineering Science Building. Baker, who left the university in 2004 after working as a senior development engineer, made quite an Internet presence on Craigslist and other blog sites for claiming that the “UCSB mafia” ruined his life, among other conspiracy theories. His online bomb threats resulted in a February 2010 arrest, and just hours before he was picked up on campus this week, he wrote on his Facebook page: “I’m going to be arrested for a nonviolent act and I’m pretty much going to stay arrested for repeated nonviolent acts until an Independent 9/11 investigation happens. Yes, I’m mentally prepared for life in prison.”

Visitor’s Bureau and Film Commission officially announced that its name is now Visit Santa Barbara, a move to continue the organization’s success in marketing the region as a premier tourist and filmmaking destination while building upon the county’s billion-dollar travel industry. The event also unveiled a new logo featuring Saint Barbara that CEO Kathy Janega-Dykes said is “contemporary, fresh, and truly evokes the meaning of Santa Barbara,” plans for a new publication that will do away with traditional advertising in favor of “custom content” where businesses pay for editorial placement, and a new system of attracting media-production companies. Janega-Dykes credited her staff’s “aggressive” marketing for an increase of roughly $45 million in lodging revenues through the 20122013 fiscal year.

CITY Negotiations are underway in New York this week to decide whether the late Huguette Clark’s bluff-top mansion will become an art foundation as the heiress desired or be sold to satisfy the demands of her living family members. Clark’s will called for establishing the Bellosguardo Foundation to house her art collection and maintain the iconic property between East Cabrillo Boulevard and the beach, a desire that the New York attorney general is pushing to preserve. But 19 of her distant relatives — whom Clark intentionally cut out of her will — are challenging the preservation of the property and art collection, claiming fraud and that she was incompetent. Also in the picture are Clark’s former nurse, who was allocated $15.3 million in the will in addition to the $30 million she received under Clark’s employ, an art museum, others named in the will, and 60 lawyers. If there is no settlement, the fate of her $307 million estate will go to a New York jury on 9/17. Last week, amid gourmet appetizers and fine wines at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, the Santa Barbara Conference and


ALLEY RALLY: Megan Diaz Alley holds a

kickoff rally in her quest for the City Council.

Eastside renter and bicycle commuter Megan Diaz Alley launched her campaign for Santa Barbara City Council on Tuesday evening at Shoreline Park, where the 34-year-old emphasized the importance of efficient transportation, safe neighborhoods, local businesses, and a sustainable environment. With experience on the Parks and Recreation Commission, Diaz Alley also said she plans to reinstate youth programs that were cut during the recession. On hand in support were County Supervisor Janet Wolf, councilmembers Cathy Murillo and Grant House, fellow candidate and former councilmember Gregg Hart, former cont’d page 12 

ast week, after nearly two months of investigation by the Sheriff ’s Office, two custody deputies were charged with assaulting a prisoner in the Santa Barbara County Jail on June 17. The Sheriff ’s Office began looking into the incident when a public defender brought forward a complaint the day after the incident and turned evidence over to the District Attorney, which has accused the guards, Robert Kirsch and Christopher Johnson, of “assault by public officers.” The crime carries a maximum penalty of three years in County Jail. Johnson has worked as a corrections and custody officer in the Sheriff ’s Office for eight years, and Kirsch for seven, plus another 14 months as a utility worker for the department. The alleged victim, Charles Alonzo Owens, “complained of pain to his upper torso and was taken to the hospital [eight days after the alleged attack] for medical examination,” according to Sheriff ’s spokesperson Kelly Hoover. She said health privacy laws prohibited her from describing his injuries in more detail but that he returned to jail after a short hospital stay. The deputies were not booked or detained. They are on paid administrative leave. When asked about prior complaints related to the deputies, Hoover said she could not comment on personnel matters. According to the Sheriff ’s Policy Manual, “It is the policy of this department that deputies shall use only that amount of force that reasonably appears necessary, given the facts and circumstances perceived by the deputy at the time of the event, to effectively bring an incident under control.” According to prosecuting attorney Anthony Davis, the use of force becomes illegal when it exceeds reasonableness for a given situation. He could not comment on whether the incident in question was recorded. Owens will stand trial for two combined cases on October 21. One was a 2007 gangrelated shooting murder in Lompoc. The other is for “rape, sodomy, attempted oral copulation, domestic violence, and witness dissuasion with a gang allegation,” according to Hoover. Owens’s public defender did not return phone calls. A recent report warned that staffing levels at the jail are dangerously low while its population is burgeoning with inmates being transferred from prison due to the AB prison realignment law. Commissioned by the Sheriff ’s Office, Paso Robles–based Crout & Sida Criminal Justice Consultants, Inc., issued an analysis of staffing and shift patterns at the jail on January 31. The report recommended that, with current shift patterns, 27 new full-time employees would need to be hired “to safely operate the jail.” Even with tweaks to make shift patterns more efficient, Crout & Sida said 18 new staffers would be necessary. “It must be noted AB (realignment),” the report reads, “has had, and will continue to




Cottage Hospital. The report exonerates all officers and deputies involved and ends an internal investigation as to why he died.

As Jail Conditions Fester, Two Sheriff’s Custody Deputies Face Assault Charges

UNNECESSARY FORCE? Two jail guards are accused of beating Charles Alonzo Owens (pictured) in the Santa Barbara County Jail where he is awaiting trial for a murder and sex crimes.

have, a significant effect on the workload of the jail. Jail populations throughout the state are increasing as additional former state inmates flood the local facilities. In my opinion, because the Average Length of Stays for these former state inmates is much longer than the typical county inmate, the population level of Santa Barbara Jail System will not only continue to escalate, but the overall classification level of inmates will increase to a more serious level as well.” Conditions for both inmates and staff have been stressful for many years. On Tuesday, the DA announced that Lorenzo Padilla, 28, admitted to attempting to murder a custody deputy at a holding facility in the Santa Maria Courthouse with a “shank” on October 13, 2011. This January, the County Jail was put on lockdown after an exercise yard fight, then again in April after inmates lit a trash can on fire, initiating a small riot. In July, inmates went on a hunger strike. Of the attempted murder, District Attorney Joyce Dudley said in a statement, “This case illustrates the dangers of working with violent gang members in our jail and holding facilities. The custody officers must maintain constant vigilance for their own safety and the safety of others. We acknowledge and appreciate the dedication of the officers to protect those of us inside and outside our jail.” After the charges against Kirsch and Johnson were announced, Sheriff Bill Brown said in a statement,“The behavior alleged in the criminal complaint is contrary to the high standards of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff ’s Office. I am saddened by these allegations that do not reflect the conduct and actions of the vast majority of the hundreds of men and women of the Sheriff ’s Office, who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving others.” ■

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What Is Offshore Fracking?

Last week, as a coalition of environmental agencies called on the California Coastal Commission to do everything it could to regulate the use of hydraulic fracturing at the Santa Barbara Channel’s offshore oil rigs, representatives from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement — or BSEE, which approves offshore drilling permits — were busy explaining to The Santa Barbara Independent how offshore “fracking” is far different than the onshore use of the now controversial technology. In short, whereas the technique — which involves using sand, water, chemicals, and other materials as part of a drilling operation — can be used to dramatically increase extraction potential onshore, the offshore use is more to “enhance the safety and security of the well while optimizing production,” explained BSEE spokesperson Nicholas Pardi. He noted that offshore fracking usually only uses 2 percent of the liquids required onshore, like in the Marcellus shale of the eastern United States. “Full scale hydraulic fracturing has been tried in the offshore shales but with limited success to date,” added Pardi, since the Monterey shale here is already naturally fractured and because costs are prohibitively high for fracking offshore. Environmentalists remain concerned, however, including Brian Segee of Santa Barbara’s Environmental Defense Center, one of the groups petitioning the government to require more reviews of the technology. “Instead of throwing out red herrings,” said Segee, “BSEE should be instituting an immediate moratorium on offshore fracking while it figures out where and how often fracking has been done, and what it means for — Matt Kettmann the unparalleled natural resources of the Santa Barbara Channel.”

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Metropolitan Theatres’ plans to build a 33-unit apartment building at the corner of Chapala and Sola streets up against the Arlington Theatre — now the site of a parking lot — garnered decidedly mixed reaction among members of the city’s Historic Landmarks Commission but still inched forward with a 4-2 vote. While a majority of the HLC members generally supported the project, some expressed reservations that the architecture was sufficiently distinctive for a structure slated to be next to the Arlington. One member wanted a few units lopped off to provide better sight lines from across town to the historic theater. The project architect objected that such a loss would render the project economically nonviable. Despite the vote, the approval was far from final, and the project will be subject to further HLC scrutiny.

The Santa Barbara Boys & Girls Club boasts a sparkling new computer lab, replete with 16 iMac computers loaded with Adobe software and access to tutorial videos courtesy of the two companies. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony on 8/15, kids jumped right in, creating collages with Photoshop. Bruce Heavin, cofounder of, noted how much less afraid children are of new technology than adults. Said teen director Tyler Forshey, “I have no doubt that these kids are going to be flying through these programs in no time.” If not, they’ll receive instruction from Santa Barbara High School MAD (Multimedia Arts and Design) Academy students.

COUNTY For the second time in a few years, a Cessna 206 plane operated by Sky Dive Santa Barbara out of the Lompoc Airport made an emergency landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base. According to Vandenberg officials, four people were on the plane last Thursday afternoon when it landed safely with a blown engine and no power, though one crew member had jumped out with his parachute at 2,000 feet and safely landed in a field nearby. The plane will be disassembled and taken back to Lompoc soon.

The Metropolitan Transit District board opted not to vote on massive cuts in bus service this week, extending the deadline for such action until 9/17. MTD’s “action” came in reaction to the federal Department of Labor, which likewise withheld taking any definitive action by the 8/16 deadline it had set on the release of billions of dollars in federal transit funds earmarked for more than 80 transit agencies throughout California. The feds held off because they’re currently negotiating with Governor Jerry Brown, whose recent pension reform act raised the ire of unions — and, in tune, the dissatisfaction of the Dept. of Labor officials — for being an affront to collective bargaining rights. Without the $4.6 million a year, MTD officials would likely lay off up to 50 drivers and cut services by 30 percent. MTD will hold another public hearing on the proposed cuts on 9/10. A wildfire along Cebada Canyon Road amid Sta. Rita Hills wine country near Mission La Purísima and six miles from the City of Lompoc was quickly contained on Tuesday afternoon after burning about 10 acres of brush. The fire, which started around 2:45 p.m., briefly threatened structures, but a number of fire engines, two helicopters, and an air tanker handled the problem by 4:30 p.m. Santa Barbara County’s unemployment rate inched up in July to 6.7 percent from a revised 6.3 percent in June. In real numbers, 3,900 jobs were lost, over two-thirds of them in government. Looking at the past year, the numbers are still positive. Since last July, unemployment has shrunk 1.7 percent, as the county added 3,200 jobs. The big winners were professional and business services as well as service providers and private service providers. The Goleta Union School District saved taxpayers about $1.25 million by refinancing the 2005 general obligation bonds approved by voters in 1996. Meanwhile, the Hope School District board voted to censure one of its boardmembers for appealing a court ruling validating its decision to sell additional bonds. Trustee Patricia Hiles appealed the court decision and maintains that her fellow boardmembers would be violating ballot language on 2010’s Measure L promising not to raise tax rates. cont’d p. 14 >







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hen administrators of Casa Esperanza homeless shelter sent out a desperate call for financial help three years ago, part-time Montecito resident and Texas industrialist Harold Simmons — also a major funder of right-wing causes — wrote a check for $220,000 on the spot and has sent annual checks of $25,000 since. Today, Casa finds itself in an even deeper hole and would need at least two Harold Simmonses to offset the $500,000 in service cuts that shelter operators announced will take effect September 3. Gone will be Casa’s free lunch program, which provides quality meals to 100-120 nonresidents a day. Gone too will be Casa’s culinary arts program at which a handful of Casa residents have been given the job skills to work in the food-service industry. Also on the chopping block is Casa’s drop-in center, which among other things has provided shower services to 109,000 visitors over the past five years. “From the start, we’ve tried to be everything to everybody and provide it all under one big tent,” said Casa board president Rob Pearson. “But that’s no longer sustainable.” Pearson said Casa has had to borrow about half a million dollars a year for the past four years to maintain the shelter’s wide menu of services. By cutting these major programs, he said Casa’s budget will drop from $2.2 million a year (down from a high of $2.8 million a year a few years ago) to $1.5 million. About five to six of the 21 full-time-equivalent personnel now working there will be laid off; the number of case managers will drop from five to two. And many of those still employed will experience significant pay cuts. The drop-in center operated on the theory that if homeless people were allowed to hang out long enough, eventually they’d avail themselves of some of the many on-site counseling, training, and rehab services. And over the past

five years, 1,800 Casa residents managed to transition off the streets and into some form of housing. That, however, has not been enough. In that same time, philanthropic giving patterns have changed dramatically, and donors are now focusing their dollars on getting people transitional “housing first” programs. “We’re moving from an approach where we provide some help for thousands of people to one where where we provide a lot of help to hundreds,” said Pearson. For Casa administrators, the shift has been nothing less than agonizing. For shelter residents and operators, the real impacts of the cuts will become evident this winter when the Casa operates at a 200-bed maximum capacity as opposed to the 100-bed max it operates at for most of the year. Compounding matters, Casa — now in its 14th year — has just embraced a new policy requiring that residents commit to sobriety while there, itself a dramatic policy change. How many shelter guests will find themselves out on the streets as result of these changes remains to be seen, but the warming centers that have sprung up in recent years at some area churches to handle the overflow population that area shelters can’t accommodate will no doubt be much busier. When asked what he thought Casa residents would do in lieu of the 20,000 showers and 60,000 lunches a year they now get courtesy of the shelter, Casa director Mike Foley stated,“I don’t know.” Currently, Foley said, Casa sees 1,300 new clients a year. He predicted that number will drop, at least in the short term, but suggested demand for shelter bed space would increase in response to spending cuts to federal affordable housing programs. Foley expressed guarded optimism that some benefactor — like Harold Simmons — might still rescue the free lunch program. In the meantime, he said, “I’m going to make this program the best program ■ we can make it.”




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Fifty-three empty chairs set up in front of the Goleta Valley Community Center on Monday symbolized the 53 fewer children who will be able to attend Head Start classes in Santa Barbara County this year, the result of sequester cuts. The Community Action Commission (CAC), which administers Head Start here, also laid off nine full-time employees to cope with its sudden loss of funding. Nationwide, there will be 57,200 fewer spots for kids in the preschool program for economically disadvantaged families, including foster children and the homeless, according to the White House. Single mom Erika Ramos learned this spring that her daughter’s Head Start class at Harding University Partnership School was discontinued. The CAC chose to close both 20-student classes at the elementary school. Before her daughter began Head Start, Ramos had to take the child along to her job as a housecleaner. Since being interviewed, Ramos’s daughter has been offered a spot at Head Start’s Coronel Place campus. The sequestration cuts come after years of declining state funding for early childhood education. According to data compiled by the Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO), 1,238 spaces in child development programs have been lost since the 2007-2008 school year. The state Department of Education did bump up funding this year. Speakers on Monday included Ray Morua, a caseworker for Lois Capps who was himself a Head Start child. “If it wasn’t for Head Start, I wouldn’t have been successful as a soldier, I wouldn’t have been successful as a student,” said the Army vet. Police officer Adrian Gutierrez recalled pulling on the gate because he was scared to enter the Los Niños Head Start on Cota Street the first day his mother took him. Born in Mexico, Gutierrez said the classes played a critical role in helping him to learn English. In Santa Barbara County, 68 percent of Head Start students speak a language other than English at home. Head Start will serve 1,045 children in Santa Barbara County this year. — Brandon Fastman

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Mario Borgatello Sr. the patriarch of a small family-owned garbage company that recently became the dominant force in waste hauling and recycling throughout the entire South Coast, died last week at age 95. Borgatello, the son of Italian immigrants, was born in Santa Barbara in 1918 and later would start a small garbage company servicing the estates of Montecito. Over time, that company would become MarBorg — run by his two sons, David and Mario Borgatello Jr. — which embraced greener environmental practices, customer service, and competitive prices to beat out the larger national trash-hauling chains that for decades dominated the refuse market of the county.

Former Santa Barbara High football standout Khalid Hurst, 36, Class of 1995, was killed in a motorcycle accident Saturday night while

driving toward the Mesa on the dark stretch of Miramonte Drive near Carrillo Street. For unknown reasons, Hurst lost control of the motorcycle, which skidded another 50 feet up the road, and was declared dead at the scene due to head trauma. He was not wearing a helmet, having lent his to the female riding on the back of the bike. She survived, was rushed to Cottage Hospital, and is expected to make a full recovery. Santa Barbara motorcyclist Clint Ewing continues to recover from injuries sustained while attempting to break the world record for riding through a tunnel of fire during the annual biker rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, earlier this month. After making it about halfway through the tunnel, Ewing crashed through the side, suffering extreme third-degree burns to his hands, which have required surgery at a burn clinic in Los Angeles. There is a $10 benefit for Ewing tonight, August 22, 8 p.m., at O’Malley’s Bar on State Street, featuring music from Preachers & Pornstars, Sister Ook, Rocket 68, and more. ■


‘Black Hole’ Gets Green Light

Gushing Praise for New ‘La Entrada’ Proposal



welve years after winning approval from the Santa Barbara City Council — and 16 years after development plans were first submitted — Santa Barbara’s notoriously protective and persnickety Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC) DIG IN: The Historic Landmarks Commission was unanimously approved plans uncharacteristically effusive about new plans for the to build a new 123-room hotel Entrada hotel project slated for the bottom of State Street. on three parcels of downShown here is a rendering of the project’s public plaza. town real estate that spread out from the epicenter of State and Mason parcel will also be the site of a sweeping outstreets down by the railroad depot. Conspicu- door plaza, some quasi-public park space, and ously absent from this historic occasion was about 20,000 square feet of one-story retail the developer himself, Michael Rosenfeld of shops that face directly onto State Street. A Los Angeles; his attorney, Doug Fell; or any new high-end restaurant and/or wine bar will celebratory champagne corks let loose by any go up near Mason and Helena streets, in keepparticipants exhausted by the sheer length of ing with the new personality of the so-called time elapsed. Equally striking was the glowing Funk Zone it abuts. praise showered upon the latest iteration of the Likewise, Rosenfeld proposed compressproject by members of the HLC, long famous ing the construction schedule that had been among practicing architects for their glower- imposed by city administrators in the vain hope that construction would proceed in a ing — sometimes caustic — criticisms. “It was glowing, very positive,” remarked timely fashion. All this required City AdminAllison DeBusk, the city planner who has istrator Jim Armstrong to issue what’s known bird-dogged the project through the design as a “Determination of Substantial Conforreview process for many years now. “That’s mance,” meaning that the proposed changes very unusual.” It was the architectural detail, were still in keeping with what the City CounDeBusk said, that won over the commission- cil had approved in 2001. It’s worth noting ers, little touches relating to windows, land- that since 2001, the project has been issued scaping, and steps. HLC member Michael no fewer than six such determinations, half Drury, a Santa Barbara native and landscape of which involved relatively major changes. painter, went so far with his praise as to term When Rosenfeld proposed the latest changes the new design “idiosyncratic Santa Bar- earlier this year, he received a very mixed bara Spanish-revival architecture.” Or, as he response from the Historic Landmarks Comexplained a few days after the meeting,“quint- mission. One member dismissed the new plans as “boring,” and others expressed alarm essential Santa Barbara stuff.” The extraordinary length of time required that Rosenfeld was attempting to shortchange for Rosenfeld to secure such approvals can’t the amount of open plaza space that previous be blamed on the city’s often-maligned design developers had promised. review process. Rosenfeld, a recent arrival on Rosenfeld clearly heeded what he heard as the scene, only bought the long-troubled proj- did his architects with DesignArc. The preect a few years ago from Mountain Funding, vious plan’s most caustic critics on the HLC the investment bank that foreclosed on the heaped nothing but superlatives upon them project’s original developer, Bill Levy, who had last week. Likewise, Rosenfeld took pains to famously declared bankruptcy in 2007 after mend fences with neighboring business and allegedly sinking $90 million into what he had property owners — like Tony Romasanta hoped would be an “urban village” of time- — who’ve long had their noses seriously out share condos. Rosenfeld, now involved in a $2 of joint by the neglect and disrepair prior billion renovation of the Century Plaza Hotel, Entrada owners visited upon the street. “He’s managed to pick up the property for a mere $7 done what he said he would do,” said Romasmillion at the height of the recession. Moun- anta, normally outspokenly critical. “I’m optitain Funding had rejected an earlier offer of mistic.” When City Administrator Armstrong $20 million as insufficient. issued the last finding of substantial conforRosenfeld wasted little time reimagining a mance, he decreed that construction would be new configuration for La Entrada. Rather than completed no later than September 30, 2016, building the 62 time-share condos initially and that Rosenfeld would meet quarterly with approved, he would build a 123-room hotel. city officials to ensure his pockets were deep Rather than distribute parking throughout all enough to get the job done. While Armstrong, three parcels, Rosenfeld proposed putting all like Romasanta, had nothing but praise for the parking in one lot that would rise three sto- Rosenfeld, his optimism remains tempered by ries aboveground on the parcel distinguished the project’s long history of even longer delays. by the green wooden fence that surrounds the “I’ll believe it when they take out building perunfinished construction pit it encloses. That mits and begin construction,” he said. ■


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fter his last of 11 prison stints, Edward “Stretch” Furtado had no plan. But, as he explained during a graduation ceremony last Thursday,“The DRC [Day Reporting Center] was right there behind me like a father behind a backstop encouraging a kid to stay focused.” An impressively vivid simile without any context, his statement is even more surprising considering that he never experienced the sort of parental attention he describes. His own father was a Hell’s Angel, and as a child, he spent time in 27 different foster homes. Bipolar, Furtado was released from prison in 2011 after serving time for fighting with a security guard at the Chumash Casino. He enrolled in the Day Reporting Center reentry program back then but had to drop out when he became suicidal. The NEVER TOO LATE: Ed “Stretch” Furtado purpose of the DRC, founded in 2008, is to delivers an address at the Santa Barbara Day Reporting Center graduation on August 15. reduce recidivism and provide resources for parolees to be successful when they reintegrate into society. At this year’s graduaTen early-release beneficiaries of AB, tion, Rick Roney — the volunteer extraordi- the state’s prisoner-reduction program, were naire who helped bring DRCs to Santa Barbara also acknowledged at the ceremony. Superand Santa Maria — said, “Change is not easy, vised by probation, they receive some services change is very difficult. … There are very few from Community Solutions, Inc., the nonprofit people who change significantly on their own.” that runs the DRC. The state prison realignServices provided by the DRC include coun- ment bill aimed at reducing overcrowding will seling, addiction treatment, and job training. increase demand for reentry services. Said According to director Katie Ward, 78 percent Ward, “As a program provider, we do believe of the DRC’s clients this year found employ- that folks are much better served with reentry ment. Client Jesus Molina won the community services and improved skill sets and support service award for contributing 676 volunteer rather than returning to prison.” Roney hopes hours to multiple agencies. Latif Evans won the to create the equivalent of a DRC on the county Client of the Year award for making the most level for “ABers” and those on probation. He dramatic life changes, and James Carey won will present a fundraising plan to the county the Lifetime Achievement Award. ■ supervisors next Tuesday.


First Peek at Winery Rules


BY M AT T K E T T M A N N hough final decisions are more than a year away, Santa Barbara’s wine country got its first peek at new rules for building wineries and tasting rooms, as the County of Santa Barbara’s planning department unveiled proposed changes to the existing ordinance and announced upcoming meetings to get feedback on August 29 and September 17. Winemakers quickly complained that the meeting dates amid the upcoming harvest season are horribly inconvenient (so the county is now rescheduling the second workshop to be after harvest). Otherwise, initial reactions from vintners and concerned neighbors who worry about impacts like traffic, noise, and drunk driving are a mix of praise and criticism for what’s been put on the table. “Overall, I commend the Long Range Planning folks for their hard work and taking into consideration our concerns as well as future needs,” said Michael Larner, whose application for a winery in Ballard Canyon was one of the projects that triggered the county’s review of the existing rules. “But unfortunately some of their proposals not only miss the mark; they are impractical and create overly restrictive parameters to navigate. There is little doubt that the wine industry will not gain anything

from these proposed changes except a bad hangover.” Specifically, he finds the 50-person tasting room limit and 7 p.m. end time for events to be arbitrary and, while welcoming the allowance of food service for some wineries, wonders why the county would then require events to be catered by outside vendors. He and others are also worried about the definitions of “winery visitor,” and wonder whether private birthday parties that other residents can have without penalties may be construed as special events. Larner’s up-canyon neighbor Cerene St. John, who worries about how the industry’s growth affects the community, believes that the initial ideas show that the county understands the issues raised. But she was “disappointed” that the proposed changes do not include overlay districts to “prevent additional wine tasting and special events on rural roads that are inappropriate for such uses such as Ballard Canyon and Chalk Hill roads.” The planning department expects the review of these concepts, subsequent environmental review, and further discussion to continue through fall of 2014 before any changes are adopted. See longrange.sbcountyplanning .org/programs/winery_ord/wineryordinance .php for details. ■ august 22, 2013





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even 1st graders know, induces terminal stupidity in its victims. Sudden irreversible IQ drop. That’s if it doesn’t kill you outright. Based on some of the wet-your-pants rhetoric now emanating from lobbyists with the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the California Association of Firearms Retailers regarding the collateral impact of lead-based ammo on living critters, one can only assume they ingested way too much of their own product. I am speaking of the industry uproar over a proposed state bill — AB 711 — that would ban the use of any lead-based ammunition anywhere in California. If passed, this would finish the work started in 2007 by a similar measure sponsored by Pedro Nava — then Santa Barbara’s state house representative — that banned lead ammo for “big game hunting” in areas designated by the California Fish and Game Commission as Condor Country. Not only would it make California the first and only state to require all hunting and shooting to be done with relatively newer, leadfree, copper-based “green” bullets; it would also render obsolete and meaningless the expression “Eat Lead!” Given the immense size of California’s ammunition market and dangerously sane precedent this might set, one can almost sympathize with the rear-guard hysteria now seizing the lead ’n’ dead lobby. Where Nava had to try multiple times before finally getting a limited ban passed, a first-year rookie legislator — Anthony Rendon, a Demo-

crat out of Southeastern Los Angeles — managed to get a total ban through the Assembly

on his very first attempt — on a strict party-line vote — and appears poised to get it through the Senate in the next few weeks. Rendon cites the usual 500 scientific studies showing how lead is dangerous to no less than 130 species once it starts working its way up the food chain. And it gets there because every year, hunters “deposit” no less than 650,000 metric tons of lead into the ground. Next to lead-based batteries, spent bullets constitute the largest source of lead in the environment. Battery disposal is regulated; spent ammo is not. As a result, the United States Geological Survey estimates there are 400,000 lead shots per acre in areas where game is hunted. This is especially a problem for the California condor, a federally endangered species that by any reckoning should have been named the state bird instead of the California valley quail. Condors are scavengers, which means they feast on the carcasses of dead critters. They especially love to feast on warm steaming “gut piles” that many deer-hunters leave behind after dressing their kill. If the aforementioned gut piles contain remnants of the lead ammo, it’s as if the hunter shot two creatures, not one. That’s how it came to pass there were only 22 condors left in California as of 1987. Due to massive human intervention, we now have slightly more than 400, though less than half live in the wild. We care because the condors are freakishly wonder-

ful birds with scrotum-like faces and 10-foot wingspans. They mate for life, raise their chicks one egg every two years — so they can engage in intensive child-rearing activities — and can track down dead stuff 150 miles away. Were it not for humans, they’d live to the age of 60. Condors, it turns out, have intensely powerful gastric juices, which means if they ingest any lead, it quickly dissolves in their gut and does maximum damage. Despite passage of Nava’s bill six years ago, lead poisoning remains a huge problem for condors. The only thing keeping them alive is the $5 million a year that’s spent to test and treat the birds. About 20 percent of the existing condor population has been “treated” at least once, a euphemism for capturing the sick birds, taking their blood out, filtering it, and reinjecting it back into their bodies. “Green” bullets, it turns out, are about 15 percent more expensive than lead ammo, but they are probably 15 percent more deadly. According to the Pentagon — which has spent millions on ballistic tests — they shoot faster, more accurately, and penetrate more deeply upon impact. In other words, they kill better. As a result, the military brass is pushing for copper bullets, despite objections voiced by The Angry White Male blog site that this is leading to the “wussification of the military.” Lobbyist with NRA have sought to at least sound a little more rational, positing the inventive but dubious proposition that there are two different kinds of lead, one being poisonous, and the other — being ammo

— not. To the extent condors and other creatures are getting sick, they’ve argued, it’s because they’ve been gnawing on old lead-based fishing lures that somehow got dropped, en masse, into California’s backcountry. Or perhaps it was flecks of lead-based paint that blew off the ranger’s look-out platform that’s making the big birds throw up their guts. And no, I’m not making this up; I’m not that creative. This theory conveniently ignores the health warnings issued by the departments of natural resources in such hunter-friendly states as North Dakota and Minnesota that food pantries there not distribute venison shot with lead-based ammo. As usual, the NRA is conjuring vast swirling conspiracies that AB  is in reality a stealth bill designed to ban hunting altogether, allowing the government yet another pretext to confiscate our guns. Because green bullets are so efficient, the NRA contends, they run the risk of being categorized as “armor piercing” bullets by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. If that happened, these bullets could be banned as “cop killers.” It’s worth noting that copper bullets have been around since the 1980s and to date, this scenario has never come close to unfolding. The best argument against AB  is that there are not enough green bullets to meet the demand. The reality is there’s a huge shortage of all ammo right now, and that’s been the case since 2008, when a Black Man got elected to the White House. Like I say, lead poisoning causes — Nick Welsh terminal stupidity.





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George Anthony Delmerico of Santa Barbara, California, formerly of Dobbs Ferry, NY, passed away suddenly on August ,  at the age of . A  graduate of Dobbs Ferry High School, he was active in the school’s theater productions and as president of the chorus, he compiled a commemorative album of the school’s plays and concert music. He received a BFA in Design and Art Direction from Pratt Institute in New York City, where he graduated first in his class, and was chosen to design the college’s  yearbook, Prattonia. He began his career in New York at Push Pin Studios, working with famed graphic designer Milton Glaser. He later worked as an Art Director at New York magazine, Newsday, The New York Times, Giorno Poetry Systems,

and Columbia Records. He also served as Art Director of The Village Voice from  to . In , he received an Award of Distinctive Merit from the Society of Publication Designers. Mr. Delmerico moved to Santa Barbara in  and was founding Art Director of the Santa Barbara Independent. He was later named Director of Publications at the University of California - Santa Barbara, where he worked until his retirement in . He was an insightful cartoon researcher, a knockout graphic designer, a progressive activist and a thoughtful scholar of American culture, art and music. Always an enthusiastic and caring mentor, he shared his vast knowledge and thoughtful insights with family, friends and colleagues. A survivor of HIV for more than  years, he most recently donated his considerable design talents to local artists, community organizations and non-profits. Mr. Delmerico is predeceased by his father, Patrick Delmerico, and his mother, Helen Jordan Delmerico. He is survived by his long-time partner of  years Ken Volok, his loving sisters Jean Delmerico Moczarski and her husband Peter ; and Nancy Delmerico Vitagliano and her husband Don of Dobbs Ferry, NY, as well as his beloved nephew and niece, William

George Vitagliano and Jill Kathryn Moczarski. A memorial service is being planned.

High School. He was a Korean War Veteran and worked for the City of Santa Barbara for many years as a Surveyor. He is survived in life by his wife of  years Rogelia, sisters Esther, Mary, brothers Danny, Eddie(deceased) and children Cynthia (deceased), David, Ann (Wayne) Scollin and Ray Jr. Funeral services include a rosary on Wednesday, August st at :oopm at Holy Cross Church. On Thursday, August nd at :am

there will be a funeral mass at Holy Cross Church, followed by the interment at Calvary Cemetery located at  N Hope Avenue in Santa Barbara. The Cano Family would like to thank the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara and the Pulmonary Consultants for all their great work. Gifts in his memory may be made to St Jude Hospital, Cancer Center of Santa Barbara or Pulmonary Consultants of Santa Barbara.

Death Notices DOYLE, Juanita Robles, , life-long Santa Barbaran, died at Sunshine Residential Care in Santa Maria. The Rosary Service will be held on Thursday, August , , : pm, and the Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, August , : am, both at Our Lady of Sorrows. Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Pueblo del Rey Funeral Services, () -.

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GARCIA, Evan Matthew, infant, died at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on August , . The Funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Church and interment was held at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Pueblo del Rey Funeral Services, () -. GIBBONS, Dorothy F.; of Santa Barbara; died August , ; she was . No services are planned at this time. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -.

Raymond Cano, , Passed away surrounded by his family on August ,  in Santa Barbara, CA. Ray was born in Santa Barbara he attended Franklin School, Santa Barbara Jr. High and Santa Barbara

MORAN, Dorothy Irene; of Goleta; died August ,  (Born: //); she was . Services pending. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -. KUNZE, Joseph A.; of Goleta; died August ,  (Born //); he was . Rosary on Wednesday, August  at : pm, Mass on Thursday, August  at

: a.m. both at St. Raphael’s Church. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -. PEREZ, Guadalupe G.; of Goleta; died August ,  (Born: //); she was . Rosary; /, PM at the Welch-Ryce-Haider Santa Barbara Chapel. Mass; /, AM at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -. PRINGLE, Lucille M.; of Goleta; died August ,  (Born: //); she was . Memorial Service on / at : p.m. at Welch-Ryce-Haider, Goleta Chapel. Arrangement by Welch-Ryce-Haider -. SHAW, Ophelia “Guera”; of Santa Barbara; died August ,  (Born: //); she was . Visitation; Wednesday, PM-PM at the Welch-Ryce-Haider Santa Barbara Chapel. Mass; Thursday, AM at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -. SPENCER, William Driver; of Santa Barbara; died August ,  (Born: //); he was . Rosary on / at : pm, Mass on / at : a.m. both at St. Raphael’s Church. Arrangements by Welch-RyceHaider -.

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ast month the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians filed an application with the Pacific Regional Office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to place 1,390 acres of land — a parcel known as Camp  — into federal trust. I would like to clear up some misconceptions and provide some information on placing land into federal trust. There are two ways to place land into federal trust: administratively through the BIA or legislatively by introducing a bill in Congress. We planned to take the legislative route with our Camp  land and were working diligently through that process. However, one of the stipulations made by congressional representatives was to work with county government prior to introducing a bill. And that’s where we have faced a significant roadblock. It has been more than 800 days since we submitted our Camp  Draft Cooperative Agreement to the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors. That’s more than two years of inaction on the county’s part — two years of refusing to speak with us to negotiate an agreement that would provide significant economic benefits to Santa Barbara County. We don’t know why there has been indecision from the county to even begin a dialogue on Camp . It couldn’t be because an agreement like this is untested or unusual. The Revenue Neutrality Agreement between the County of Santa Barbara and the City of Goleta exists — and it’s based on many of the same factors we are suggesting in our draft agreement. — Vincent Armenta, Tribal Chairman, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians

Great Job! But …


think of all the good things the City of Santa Barbara has done right. All that hard work, with all good intentions, mostly executed properly. And then I think of that one occasional thing that detracts from all of that good hard work: 90 percent well done, then 10 percent wrong or even bad — the 10 percent the public remembers. Here is an opportunity for our City Council to correct a wrong. At least 485 citizens have signed up and complained about the Las Positas tennis court giveaway [News, “No Love on the Courts” 2/28/13, independent .com/vickersvsnilesonfeehike] by the Parks & Recreation Department and the City Council for $1 per year on an 18-year lease. The benefactor of the giveaway is Elings Park. They were given the six best public tennis courts and used the profits to support its non-tennis operations and pay a large salary to the director. A public facility should not be turned over to a nonprofit organization which then sublets or contracts the facility to a profit-making company to the detriment of the tennis-playing public. To the City Council: Right the wrong, cancel the lease, and return the courts to the public. To the Public: Remember, you do have a vote in November! — E.A. Taylor, S.B.

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’ve been closely examining every bicyclist I’ve come across while driving in the city for two years. That’s literally hundreds of riders. Discounting pedalers riding straight ahead in a traffic lane and those who stop at red lights on busy arterials, only one cyclist has executed a traffic maneuver legally. She signaled a turn with her hand. All the other cyclists broke the law. All! Their violations: speeding, ignoring stop signs, ignoring stop lights, ignoring turning arrows, and using pedestrian crosswalks and signals as if they were on foot. Any of these is a moving violation for motorists and rightfully not tolerated by police. But never have I seen any CHP or city police officer pull over or ticket any bicyclist violator. This is despite the fact that California law demands that bicyclists obey the same traffic laws as motor vehicle drivers. It’s as if nobody knows or cares. I don’t know which is worse. Either way, it’s ridiculous. Don’t get me wrong. I love cycling. I wish Santa Barbara’s streets were full of bicyclists. I visited Copenhagen and saw how great it could be. But, it’ll never happen here while bicyclists typically ride as if they’re drunken or deranged motorists, and the rest of us put up with it. The figurative saying is that “the law is blind.” In this —Morgan Green, S.B. case, that is absurdly true. augusT 22, 2013




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Nude on Mountain Drive

FILMING SECONDS: I see that the 1966 cult film

Seconds is finally out on DVD, showing Rock Hudson and the Mountain Drive tribe frolicking at a to-hell-with-clothes wine stomp. Sue says we still have the VHS director’s cut somewhere, showing a lot more flesh than what was released on tape to the public back then. I wasn’t there, but the word was that things got so rowdy that Hudson got tossed into the tub amid wine, grapes, and nudes. It seems that director John Frankenheimer heard about the Mountain Drivers, notorious for their bohemian lifestyle, hot tubs, do-it-yourself homes, “pot war” pottery sales, and all-around fun. Frankenheimer apparently thought filming a wine stomp, complete with a parade of the offbeat inhabitants in peasant costumes and a ritual roasting of a pig, would not only be an audience pleaser but also show Hudson in his role of a supposedly happy-go-lucky guy who’d fled the confines of middle-class life, thanks to a weird Frankenstein-like makeover. The story is dark, but the Mountain Drive segment was a blast. You can see a couple of photos from the bash in Elias Chiacos’s 1994 book, Mountain Drive: Santa Barbara’s Pioneer Bohemian Community. “Some mischievous extras threw Rock Hudson into the grape-filled vat,” Chiacos wrote. According to Chiacos, Paramount Pictures made a deal with the Mountain Drivers, bringing in an eight-foot vat and tons of grapes and

and a new woman — a second chance at life, so to speak. Thanks to plastic surgery, it’s Rock Hudson who emerges — all arranged by a mysterious outfit that calls itself The Company. It’s a twilight-zone movie, and Hudson has his regrets, much too late. GIVE THEM AN F: Do we need even

more proof that Congress is run by idiots who should be flunked back to grade school? Exhibit A: Their blind budget-cutting in Washington means, among other things, that 53 vulnerable low-income children in Santa Barbara County won’t get seats in Head Start. There, these kids, 3 to 5 years old, would be in line for classes in English and other subjects to prepare them for kindergarten. They’d also be screened for vision and hearing problems and other disabilities. Who are these 53 kids? I asked folks at the sponsoring Community Action Commission (CAC). Some are from immigrant families. Last year, of the 1,323 children who got Head Start school readiness education — along with support services for their families — 78 were foster children and 80 were from families that were homeless at times. If anyone needed a boost up the ladder, it’s them. About 200 ranged in age from toddler to 3. Kids also got dental screening, and 419 were

IN VINO VERITAS: Rock Hudson starred in John Frankenheimer’s Seconds, along with some grape-stomping Mountain Drivers au naturel.

providing folks $5,000 to stage the stomp. The money was to be held in trust and loaned to needy residents. “The film crew had a field day among the uninhibited locals and a good time was had by all,” according to Chiacos. For decades, the black-and-white VHS version has been relegated to cult status and hard to find. Now Seconds is available in DVD and Blu-Ray in a new restoration from the Criterion Collection. The fun is limited to the wine stomp, however, because it’s something of a horror story, unwatchable for many. In it, actor John Randolph plays Arthur Hamilton, a New York banker for whom life, while comfortable, has lost its meaning. Then, unexpectedly, an opportunity arises for a new beginning with a new face, new friends,

treated for decay. One boy was found to have serious astigmatism. He now wears glasses. “If this had gone undetected, we feel he would have had many problems learning,” his mother told the CAC staff. “We owe a big thank-you to everyone.” Meanwhile, parents of the 53 left-behind preschoolers desperately wanted the Head Start child care so they could seek full-time work or full-time education. There are about 1,000 more families on the Head Start waiting list. More bad news is written on the blackboard. “We’re expecting more cuts in September,” one staffer told me. Do the morons in Congress actually think they’re saving money this way? SPEAKING OF BOOKS: Santa Barbaran Paul

Gallender has written an exposé about heavyweight Sonny Liston’s allegedly taking a dive in a 1965 bout with Muhammad Ali. Title: Sonny Liston: The Real Story Behind the Ali-Liston Fights ( Monte Schulz, who runs the Santa Barbara Writers Conference, also takes (computer) pen in hand. His newest book is Naughty, a sort of James M. Cain California story of murder. It’s fiction, based on the true story of Iva Kroeger and her husband, Ralph, accused of killing Mildred and Jay Arneson in 1962. (It’s to be published in September by Fantagraphics Books.) — Barney Brantingham


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Hot Press

Santa Barbara may be known for its lovely beaches and perfect weather, but it is also a bastion for writerly types, who, despite the idyllic setting—or because of it—manage to produce an impressive number and array of books. In this issue, The Independent offers a peek at some of the tomes coming out of our fair city. — Michelle Drown


Nora Gallagher’s Story of a Mystery Illness and Loss of Faith t was an ordinary day. I had almost not gone to the doctor,” Santa Barbara author Nora Gallagher writes in her recently published memoir Moonlight Sonata at the Mayo Clinic. But she did go to that appointment, and her life changed. “I dropped out of the world I lived in, where I thought I knew about disease and vulnerability and death and all that, and entered another country,” she said. In the following excerpt from Moonlight Sonata, Gallagher describes the precipitating event that led to a yearlong nightmare that included a mysterious illness, the famed Mayo Clinic, a feeble health-care system, and the shattering of her faith.

I ignored the blur in my right eye. About two weeks later, I figured I had time, so I made an appointment with Dr. Lowe, my ophthalmologist, for December 1. Our house is only a few blocks his office, so I walked. I normally saw Dr. Lowe every three months for a check up of an inflammatory disorder, uveitis, an inflammation of the uvea, the jelly part of the eye. I have had this disease or disorder for over twenty years in the right eye, with inflammatory episodes occurring sometimes three times a year. An underlying cause had never been found. I read the eye chart. No change from the last time I’d been there: 20-20 in the left and 20-25 minus 2 in the right. They dilated my eyes. They checked the pressures. They were normal. In about fifteen minutes, Dr. Lowe swung into his chair, asked me to put my chin on the lip of the slit lamp, to look at his right ear, and then he put his eye to the lens. The first indication that something was wrong was the length of time it took him to speak. He’s a thorough man, I told myself, and waited. Then, Dr. Lowe, his eye still IN THE DARK: When Nora Gallagher (pictured) fixed at the lens said,“Darn.” was diagnosed with an inflamed optic nerve — which causes blindness — little did she know I half heard him. Half of me registered that he had that she would be heading down a life-changing never said that particular word before to me, not even rabbit hole. when there were cells in the vitreous indicating inflammation. The other half of me was rushing around like some pictures.” Then he asked me,“Who is the an anxious nurse, smoothing the bedcovers, restraining the rheumatoid doctor you are seeing?” patient, trying to make everything normal. I told him Dr. Burks. (A young, slender woman. When we He switched to the left eye, made a careful examination were done with my exam, we talked about clothes.) Dr. Lowe then pushed the instrument aside. He said, carefully: “You said he was going to page her.“You need some,” this phrase have an inflamed optic nerve.” jolted me,“intravenous steroids.” What I knew then about optic nerves you could have I walked down the hallway and into another room where I put in a stamp box, but the tone was the kind you don’t sat in front of a large box, put my chin on (another) platform want to hear from a doctor. The events that followed are all for the visual field test. The nurse handed me a clicker. I was to shoved together in my memory, some of them collapsed and stare straight ahead at a light while other, smaller lights went bunched and some stretched out, the first indication that I off at random in the field, like stars in a tiny universe. I clicked had entered another geography where the ordinary rules whenever I saw one. (gravity, time) did not apply. I can’t retrieve a normal sense I saw the dark patches on the sheet as it fed out of the of the day. I must have asked him what he meant and he said, machine. Very dark blotches on the lower right of the right “Just a second. We need to take some pictures.” eye. A blotch at the upper right. A stain near but not in the He left the room for a few minutes and I sat in the large center. Dark areas near my nose. These were the areas where examining chair while my mind attempted to grasp the words. But my mind, as it turned out, was not capable of actu- the lights had gone off and I had not seen them, the first test to verify damage in the peripheral vision. Dr. Lowe walked into ally “grasping” what had happened. the room and read the results. He said (practiced, gentle): “Do Dr. Lowe called to the nurse,“let’s get a visual field test and

you understand that this damage is permanent?” “No,” I said. I walked down the hallway to the photo room with the fluorescein machine. The nurse put an IV in my arm, released the dye into my vein; then Dr. Lowe snapped photos as the dye entered my veins. He showed me the photos of the nerve. A stalk with a head, partly flared out. Like a dandelion, I thought, part of it had gone to seed. He left me there for a minute or two, returned and said,“I can’t seem to reach Dr. Burks,” he said.“Do you know where her office is?” His tone was urgent. “Yes,” I said. I put on a pair of the dark glasses they give you in eye doctors offices that make you look like a clown and walked out the door. As I crossed the street to Dr. Burks office, a group of doctors walked past me toward the hospital. A couple of kids whizzed by on skateboards in front of me — just normal kids — but I drew back from them, as I had seen elderly men and women retreat from what was for them sudden danger. It was then that I had the uncanny feeling of being behind a glass wall, that had slid down out of the sky and separated me from the rest of the people on the street. There they were: walking, skating, eating, opening a window, oblivious. There I was. Carrying my eyes. We were in different countries, separated by this clear, transparent wall. I could have tapped it, the way the man did in the old Colgate commercials. The doctors and the boys on the street seemed to be moving faster than normal. They sailed past me because they had ssomewhere to get to. I knew this, because I had been them, three b hours before. h In the very early days of uveitis, I had had to think about, here is the word, blindness; I had read the statistics, looked up the studies. But as the years went by, and Dr. Lowe and I dealt with it, I had gradually let that fear fade to where it is for most people, not on the horizon, not a possibility. What came to my mind as I walked toward Dr. Burks’ office was how, as a child, in New Mexico, I had been invited to piñata birthday parties. They hung the paper bird or star from the ceiling or outside, and then we kids took turns swinging at it with a baseball bat. Pretty straightforward. Only before you took a swing, they put a blindfold over your eyes. I remembered the way the rooms, full of kids and adults and candles and cake suddenly disappeared when the adult put the cloth over my eyes, and the disorientation of not only walking but swinging without being able to see. How my body disappeared. I did not allow myself to go any further with these thoughts. I had seen the dark patches cont’d on the visual field. Dr. Lowe had said, with relief, COURTESY


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ormer Santa Barbara poet laureate Perie Longo has a new collection of poems. However, unlike her previous books, A Mosaic of Poetry for Kids is for children, and it can only be purchased as an e-book. The Independent recently caught up with Longo, who is a licensed psychotherapist, a longtime staff member of the Santa Barbara Writers Conference, and a facilitator of Poetry for Healing workshops at Hospice of Santa Barbara.

I know you’ve taught poetry to elementary-aged students for many years, but I think of you as a poet who writes primarily for other adults. I began teaching poetry to children in 1985 as a favor to a poet friend who had contracted to teach two 2nd grade classes at Adams school through California Poets in the Schools (CPITS). It took some arm twisting, as I had been teaching only college/ university students up to that time. I said I didn’t know how to teach children.

How old were your own children at the time? Ages 8 and 13. My friend had read some poems I’d written about them, and she advised I read Wishes, Lies, and Dreams by Kenneth Koch. His method is to begin with a poem by a master poet, and then show how he uses it to reach children’s experience and their language ability. I opened to the chapter on metaphor and read a line from a 3rd grade poet,“Your nose is like a banana except it isn’t yellow.” The students reeled with laughter. I had them say something about me. “Your hair is straw, but it’s more wiggly. Like worms!” They then said lines about each other, their family members, and other classroom objects. I’d never had so much fun in the classroom — with words! So they inspired you? I was so taken by the natural ability of children to write poetry, and their genius of imagination and fresh way of looking at the world. In some ways, children have helped me become a more inventive poet. Tell me how you came to write the poems in A Mosaic of Poetry. Melissa Marsted, the mother of two boys I had in poetry classes at Cold Spring School,

approached me to send some of the poems I’d written for children, having recently begun her e-book company, Lucky Penny Press. Melissa asked me to send her six [poems]. She would have artists illustrate them.


But there are 12 poems and illustrations in the book. Melissa began sending me art she loved and asked me to write poems about them. Artist Nancy Shobe sent photographs of her chickens. Actually, I visited her coop and wrote several chicken poems. Originally, we were just going to have the chicken poems be a book of its own, but it morphed into Mosaic as Melissa’s vision changed for what she wanted for this first book. Since then, I’ve also worked with artist Cathy Winton on a single-poem book: In Praise of the Tomato. E-books are a new medium for you. What are the advantages and disadvantages of digital publication? Definitely, a new medium. This is the first I’ve ever done, and wouldn’t have done it without Melissa’s invitation. I don’t have experience to determine the advantages and disadvantages. I think it is much less expensive to combine text and art than in a print book of the same quality. The art is just so gorgeous! I always felt the art for my poems enhanced the poem a hundredfold. I’m not sure about the other way around.


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Wave Riding, from the Polynesians to a Multibillion-Dollar Industry

Biking 700 Miles of the California Coast

by Charles Donelan

by Kelsey Brugger


espite being perhaps the most admired of all sports on-screen, surfing has been less fortunate when it comes to its books. (Of Sports Illustrated’s Top  Sports Books, none are about surfing.) UCSB professors Peter Westwick and Peter Neushul change this with The World in the Curl. The tome brings a broader context and a more thoughtful, analytic worldview than ever before to the exciting tale of how riding waves has become a hugely popular activity and an even more powerful icon. It’s an exhilarating trip through the curl of constant innovation that transformed the folkways of isolated Pacific islanders first into a tourist attraction, then a competitive professional sport, and finally a multibillion-dollar lifestyle industry. Starting with the Polynesian watermen and women who migrated to Hawai‘i in the 5th century, The World in the Curl follows the adventures of those brave enough to challenge the ocean’s power and the land’s prejudice in pursuit of waterborne stoke. It’s a long list, and the glory of this comprehensively researched volume is that no two surfers are alike. By digging deep in the backgrounds of such well-known founding surfers as Duke Kahanamoku, the authors have recovered others who are more obscure, but just as important. George Freeth, for example, was the Hawaiian-born son of an Irish sailor and a native Hawaiian woman, and here he is credited with, among other things, inventing the angled mode of attack that defines modern surfing. Talk about game changers; after Freeth’s angle ride, the wave’s curl becomes the locus for more than a century’s worth of style, passion, and ongoing self-expression.

The book follows Freeth’s example by cutting across the wave of standard chronology with chapters devoted instead to topics explored thematically. It turns out that the “Waikiki Dream” of perfect beaches has depended on massive coastal engineering projects bringing in sand from as far away as California nearly since the Duke was a grom. The authors’ shared background in the history of science puts them in a perfect position from which to identify and explain these crucial moments when the ocean gets caught up not only in human leisure activities but also in the profit motives of those who make these activities possible. As a result, the book touts the impact of several non-surfers on the sport, including May Rindge, the dogmatic steward of Malibu property rights who faced down the octopus of national rail and in the process created some of the world’s most valuable oceanfront real estate. The value l off The World in the Curl becomes most evident when the subjects it addresses are either overlooked or misunderstood. Board shapes come and go, but without a decent wetsuit, most of the world’s breaks would be out of season nearly all the time. In their excellent chapter on war and surfing, Westwick and Neushul break down the influence of the defense industry on the evolution not only of the modern wetsuit, which was invented by a physicist fresh off the Manhattan Project, but also of such contemporary surf-world staples as wave forecasting, fiberglass, nylon, and Styrofoam. Ultimately, the payoff for all the research and reasoning that went into this project should be a whole new conversation about our world today and the waves we rode getting to it.


The World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing by Peter Westwick and Peter Neushul (Crown Publishing) is available at area bookstores and


urfers, travelers, and native Californians Dan Malloy, Kanoa Zimmerman, and Kellen Keene took a hiatus last November and traveled 700 miles by bicycle to experience “their own backyard,” stopping along the way at farms, campgrounds, and old friends’ homes for a night or two on their 50-day adventure. The trio got a one-way train ticket to Northern California with bikes, a surfboard, wetsuits, and cameras in hand. They slowly snaked down the state, making their way back to the Central Coast and capturing their experiences with pen and paper, snapshots, and videos. The result? Slow Is Fast, their nicely crafted book, its name inspired by the Spanish mantra poco a poco, or “little by little.” They also created Moving Pictures, a short film companion for their book. Currently, they are on a book tour from Mill Valley to San Diego, where they chat with fans about the trip, screen their film, and sell their book.


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S.B. Preteens Publish Novels by Kelsey Brugger


ixth graders from Washington School, Gina Shapiro, 11, and Rhea Kommerell, 10, deserve a big nod — these preteens have written, self-published, and sold several novels. Avid writers, frequent dog walkers, best friends, and fellow GATE students, Shapiro and Kommerell have been narrating stories for as long as they can remember. “When I was 2,” Shapiro said,“my very first book was about a pipe cleaner who makes friends with a dolphin.” At age 8, Shapiro wrote Holly, a story about a runaway dog that escapes its cruel owner, Ms. Sweeboss. Two years later, she wrote the 200-page novel The Adventures of Goldie, which traces thrilling occurrences of an eager pup and a young girl. Its sequel, Wild, continues to follow Goldie on a new frightening adventure that leads her to meet new animals and takes her far away from her home. “Now I’m writing about naiads and dryads, which are water and tree spirits,” Shapiro said. Kommerell’s work Dog Walker, written when she was 8 also, tells a story of the sabotage of a young dog walker’s neighborhood business. Her most recent work, a 100-page novel, Lupin of Painted Leaves Pack, tells an enchanting story of a courageous wolf pup who greatly wants to become a warrior and spy for her pack. (Kommerell will spend the next nine months in Germany with her fam-

ily, where she plans to translate some of her books into German so her cousins can read them.) “I was just going through my old stuff,” Kommerell said with a laugh,“and I found a ‘joke book.’ The first page was the alphabet written in code, which was just the top half of each letter.” As 2nd graders, Shapiro and Kommerell stapled together little pieces of papers into books. The next year, they transformed their homemade projects into printed commercial novels; their books are sold on consignment at Chaucer’s. “Honestly, a lot of times, I find that even typing, I can’t get my ideas down fast enough,” Kommerell said.“If I could just get my ideas in my head on paper, I’d have a book done per day.”


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Teen Novel Presents 7th Grade Uncut by Charles Donelan


he vast majority of us are just as happy to let what dim memories we may have of 7th grade go slip-sliding away sometime around high school, but that doesn’t mean we should. Trash Can Days, the new novel by 2011 Stanford grad and Santa Barbara public school alum Teddy Steinkellner, makes a good case for looking back on the hormone-saturated freefor-all that is middle school with wised-up curiosity and genuine affection. Set in a city that bears more than a passing resemblance to Santa Barbara, Trash Can Days is told from multiple perspectives and uses an unusually broad range of voices. There’s plenty of traditional first-person narration from the quartet who form the book’s core — privileged 7th- and 8th-grade siblings Jake and Hannah Schwartz, 7th-grade jock Danny Uribe, and the



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writing- and fantasy-obsessed Dorothy Wu — but there are also passages rendered through tweets, Facebook status updates, instant messages, emails, official school announcements, and even some good old-fashioned handwritten notes. None of this would matter were it not for Steinkellner’s powerful one-two punch of precisely calibrated diction and sturdy, suspenseful adultgrade plotting. The drama that unfolds over the course of Jake Schwartz’s 7th-grade year will be familiar to many, as it refers to some of the most striking public events involving middle schoolers in our city over the last decade. It would be a pity if the provincial self-appointed censors who get off on “protecting” young teenagers from the truth suppress this wonderful story, as it has much to teach about the way gangs have infiltrated our culture down through the middle-school years, and about what the ups and downs of early romantic experiences can teach those willing to learn from them.


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“Still on the periphery. Not in the center.”


I walked up the sidewalk to a little cottage that Dr. Burks had made into her office and opened the door. Dr. Burks, her blonde hair cut to her shoulders, her fine-boned face a trace older, came out of her office. She was holding half a sandwich in her left hand with a bite taken out of it, and fiddling with a small electronic thing in her right. “My pager,” she said to me and tried to find a place to put the sandwich so she could shake my hand.“Something must be wrong with my pager.” The bite in her sandwich was the first article of what became a collection. Next, the rumpled suit of the neuro-ophthalmologist at UCLA; the linted overcoat hanging on the hook in Pulmonary: Mayo Clinic. My eye went to the flaw in them or at least the part (bite, teeth, sandwich) that announced they were human, these… high priests of the country I now lived in. Dr. Burks told me she would call Dr. Lowe. I sat down in the waiting room. When she returned, she said,“I can’t do



the intravenous steroids in my office today. I am sorry. I have to send you to the emergency room.” Get a blood sample first, she h said, handing me a sheet for the lab. The emergency room was just down the block but of course it meant that I would join the very sick, the bleeding, the accident victims, and, like many emergency rooms, it was full of paperwork, understaffed and getting out of it was like getting out of jail. I walked through the double doors. My husband arrived just as I sat down in a little plastic chair. I had waited and waited for him and had not known I was waiting for him until he walked in and I started to cry. He sat down, took hold of my left hand and at the same time, a nurse placed a bracelet with my name and date of birth around the other wrist. “We have you in the system,” she said.


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As always, find the complete listings online at And if you have an event coming up, let us know about it by emailing /: The Ostrich and the

Bird: Architecture, Image, and Santa Barbara’s Built Environment  Jeremy White, PhD,

/: Lucero  Memphisbased country-rockers Lucero (pictured) are what you get when punks from the American heartland toss an accordion into the mix. If you want a taste of Americana this week, this show is the one to see. pm. Velvet Jones,  State St. $. Ages +. Call -.

THURSDAY 8/22 /: Five Wishes Community Workshop  End of life is a difficult concept to discuss, but the Alliance for Living and Dying Well is here to help with a workshop guiding participants through the process of dealing with critical issues in the sunset years. -pm. Hospice of S.B.,  Alameda Padre Serra, Ste. . Free. Call -. /: New Yorker Reading Group  Get your weekly dose of art, culture, and the English language with other like-minded scholars in the community, who gather weekly to discuss the goings-on between the pages of the nation’s gold standard in magazines. :pm. Montecito Branch Library,  E. Valley Rd., Montecito. Free. Call -.

/: Friendship Center’s 4th Annual Wine Down  Enjoy the last days of summer at Friendship Center, featuring wine, auctions, hors d’oeuvres, and live music. -pm. Friendship Adult Day Services Ctr.,  Eucalyptus Ln., Montecito. $. Call -. /: Tribute to Johnny Cash  Jimmie Ray and Black Train will play a tribute to the legendary country and rock superstar to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. :pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $. Call -. /: Kathleen Madigan  American Comedy Award winner Kathleen Madigan is en route to the Chumash for a night of jokes. pm. Chumash Casino Resort,  E. Hwy. , Santa Ynez. $. Ages +. Call () -.



/-/: Mittie’s Song  Dive into the back corners of America’s Appalachian mountains and immerse yourself in the dramatic story of one woman’s courage. Fri.-Sat.: pm; Sun.: pm. Plaza Playhouse Theatre,  Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. $-$. Call -.


/: Strangers on a Train  Catch the next Hitchcock film at the courthouse gardens. :pm. S.B. Courthouse Sunken Gardens, Anapamu St. between Anacapa and Santa Barbara sts. Free. Call -.


/: Memphis Music Fest The Granada Theatre Concert Series kicks off with a jambalaya of soul, R&B, and funk featuring Booker T, The Bar-Kays, William Bell, and more. pm. Granada Theatre,  State St. $-$. Call -. Read more on p. .

/: Sue Schleifer  Former Santa Barbaran Sue Schleifer returns to town to read excerpts from her book, The Key to the Castle: Zen and Travel Stories of Trust, and share her story of Zen and personal discovery. -:pm. The Book Den,  E. Anapamu St. Free. Ages +. Call -.

/: Blue Horizons Student Film Premiere  UCSB’s Pollock Theater will host a plethora of short films on topics involving the ocean and its inhabitants. -pm. Pollock Theater, UCSB. Free. Call -.




will lead a presentation on Santa Barbara’s architecture and the relationship between public memory and architectural landscape. pm. Acheson House,  E. Victoria St. Free-$. Call -.

/: Jonathan Richman  Former Modern Lovers frontman Jonathan Richman (pictured) will perform some of his signature quirky, acoustic-guitar-driven songs. pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $. Call -. Read more on p. .

/: Trails ’n’ Tails/Dog FunDay at the Garden  Celebrate National Dog Day by bringing your four-legged family members to this festival of canine-friendly activities — patrons with leashed dogs get in for free. am-pm. S.B. Botanic Garden,  Mission Canyon Rd. Free-$. Call -. Read more on p. . /: To the Stars! — Art From Scrap Workshop  Guest William O’Malley will help kids of all ages create their own unique works of art, utilizing Art From Scrap’s zany collection of reuse

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/: Shwayze and Lil Debbie  This combination of “alternative” hip-hop acts combines Shwayze’s friendly, melodic hip-hop with the Bay Area’s Lil Debbie. pm. Velvet Jones,  State St. $. Call -.

ists’ 12th Annual Open Studios Tour  Participants guide themselves through the back roads and estates of S.B. on this tour of area artists’ studios. am-pm. Various locations. $-$. Call - or visit tour. Read more on p. .



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/: The Fire Department  Let this rockin’ ensemble set your soul ablaze with their entirely unique “blend of funk, reggae, rock, and soul.” Paradise Store & Grill,  Paradise Rd. Free. Call -. /: Learning from the Most Sustainable Place on Earth Santa Barbara Permaculture Network hosts Roberto Perez, a Cuban educator featured in the award-winning documentary The Power of Community, How Cuba Survived Peak Oil. Perez will lecture on what we can learn about Cuba’s economic struggles and environmental successes. :pm. Faulkner Gallery,  E. Anapamu St. $-$. Call -.

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Choice Coalition members recognize Women’s Equality Day by organizing and letter writing, followed by a demonstration downtown. -:pm. Faulkner Gallery,  E. Anapamu St. Free. Call -.

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View and purchase works from a special exhibition of × pieces of art created by a wide range of artists from all levels of fame and experience. Proceeds benefit Art From Scrap. :-:pm. Brooks Institute’s Gallery ,  E. Cota St. $$. Call -. Read more on p. . /: It Only Hurts When I Laugh  Kimmie Dee’s No Indoor Voices presents this slate of veteran comics, highlighted by Ron Lynch, whose résumé includes reoccurring roles on Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Tom Goes

enthusiasts from all over the Golden State roll into Solvang every year for this weekend of car camaraderie. With plenty of vendors and live music, there’s sure to be something for everyone, with the proceeds from this year’s show going to support a collection of area charities. am-pm. Copenhagen Dr., Solvang. Free. Call -. /: Youth Interactive Mural Unveiling Event  Join area nonprofit Youth Interactive in celebration of the completion of its latest project, a mural depicting the story of Saint Barbara. Patrons will be treated to an address from Mayor Helene Schneider, live music, and a wine and tequila bar. -pm. Youth Interactive,  Anacapa St. Free. Call -. Read more on p. . /: Kinfolk: The Art of Camp Cooking  Learn how to make gourmet s’mores at the fireside, listen to live music from the band The Kinds, and enjoy a camp cookout with celebrated area chef Kim Schiffer at this special feast curated by Fruitful Collaborations in conjunction with Kinfolk Magazine. am-pm. Cachuma Lake Campground, Hwy. , Santa Ynez Valley. $. Ages +. Call () -.


/: Silver Screen Celebration — Silent Film Screening and Gala  SBIFF offers a

screening of Douglas Fairbank’s The Mark of Zorro with a live pipe organ accompaniment by Adam Aceto. Following the screening is a + masquerade gala at the S.B. Historical Museum with food and drink. Film: -:pm. Arlington Theater,  State St. $. Masquerade: :-pm. Santa Barbara Historical Museum,  E. De la Guerra St. $. Call -. /: Sam Bowler  This Alaskan singer/songwriter cites Ben Gibbard and Sam Beam as his chief musical influence, making this performance an appropriate end to any weekend. The first  attendees get a free copy of Bowler’s debut EP. :pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $. Call -. /: KYLE  California’s Central Coast has its hip-hop face, and it looks remarkably like Drake’s … Ventura’s KYLE has stolen the spotlight on radio hits throughout the summertime and is set to continue his rise with the recent release of his debut EP. pm. Velvet Jones,  State St. $-$. Call -.

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24 /: College Men’s Soccer: Westmont at UCSB  While it seems fitting to cast UCSB’s Gauchos as Goliath because their school is so much larger than its neighbor, Westmont brings a strong soccer tradition to this dress rehearsal for the upcoming season. A pair of seniors from Ghana add spark to both teams: Westmont’s Emmanuel “Nana” Akyen (No. ), the leading scorer for the Warriors last year, and UCSB’s Fifi Baiden (No. ), named one of the top  midfielders in the country by Top Drawer Soccer. pm. Harder Stadium,  Stadium Rd., UCSB. $-$. Call -.

MONDAY 8/26 /:  St. Vincent’s 12th Annual Golf Classic Support St. Vincent’s ongoing efforts to strengthen low-income families and seniors by hitting the course — regardless of your handicap, you’re supporting a good cause. am. La Cumbre Country Club,  Via Laguna. $. Call -.

/: Ike Jenkins  Do yourself a favor and let SBCC’s Monday Madness Jazz Band chase away some of that Monday dread, with jazz performed by area musicians who are as passionate as they are talented. :pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $. Call -.


/: Science Pub: Who Are You Calling a Bird Brain?  The S.B. Museum of Natural History continues its summer pub lecture series with Dr. Corina Logan, who will discuss the surprising world of bird cognition. :-pm. Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant,  E Ortega St. Free. Ages +. Call -.

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/: Dominoes Night at Velvet Jones  Get down and toss some bones at Velvet Jones’s rapid-fire domino tournaments all evening long, with s and oldschool hip-hop beats. There’s a $ prize in the mix, so brush up on the skills. -pm, tournaments each hour. Velvet Jones,  State St. $. Ages +. Call -.


/: Zephan y Miguelito  SOhO goes Latin Wednesday night, with the acoustic guitar and lively drums of Zephan y Miguelito. pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $. Call -.

TUESDAY 8/27 /: Sean Dishman  The -year-old Santa Barbaran Sean Dishman now studies music at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College, but he is coming home to celebrate the release of his new selfpublished Americana album. :pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $. Call -. /: Heart  Get ready to have every muscle in your body rocked by Ann and Nancy Wilson: Heart is in town with Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience. :pm. S.B. Bowl,  N. Milpas St. $.-$.. Call -. Read more on p. .

WEDNESDAY 8/28 /: NAWBO-SB Summer Social  Get out and celebrate the perks of owning your own business with other likeminded and career-oriented ladies at the National Association of Women Business Owners summer social event. ::pm. S.B. Club,  Chapala St. $-$. Call () -.

FARMERS MARKET SCHEDULE Thursday Goleta: Camino Real Marketplace, -:pm Carpinteria:  block of Linden Ave., -:pm

Friday Montecito:  and  blocks of Coast Village Rd., -:am

Saturday Downtown S.B.: Corner of Santa Barbara and Cota sts., :am-pm Meet Your Makers Artisan Market: Plaza Vera Cruz,  E. Cota St., am-pm

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Wednesday Solvang: Copenhagen Dr. and st St., :-:pm

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Saturday, August 24 • 5:30-9:30pm

Trust your instincts as you hunt for works of art from renowned artists. The artist’s name will only be revealed after the artwork is purchased.

TICKETS: Early Entry $125 ($150 at the door) General Entry $35 ($40 at the door)

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Anapamu St., -. Betteravia Gallery – The Anne and Walon Green Collection: The Paintings of Channing Peake, through Sept. . Joseph Centeno Betteravia Government Ctr.,  E. Lakeside, Santa Maria, -. Brooks Institute Gallery  – One Night Stand AFS, Aug. , :pm-:pm; You Are America (And So Did I!) by Greg Lawler, Sept. -.  E. Cota St., -. Cabana Home – Penelope Gottlieb: Portraits in Air (A Series Revisited), TINTYPE: “Hidden Mother” and other photographic works by Henry through Sept. Marks will be on display at Trowbridge Gallery. .  Santa Barbara St., -. Cancer Ctr. of S.B. – Art Heals, a permaART EXHIBITS nent exhibit.  Pueblo St., -. Channing Peake Gallery – W. Dibblee Hoyt: Far Reaches, through Sept. . MUSEUMS S.B. County Administration Bldg.,  E. Art, Design & Architecture Museum – Anapamu St., -. Peake/Picasso, Goya: Disasters of War, and Cypress Gallery – EarthArt, through Unbuilt UCSB, through Sept. . UCSB, Aug. .  E. Cypress Ave., Lompoc, -. -. Casa Dolores – Transportation ¡Dale!, Divine Inspiration Gallery – Blossoming, through Sept. , and multiple permanent through Sept. .  State St., -. installations.  Bath St., -. DnA Design & Art – Playgrounds, Karpeles Manuscript Library and through September.  Carpinteria Ave., Museum – Multiple permanent installaCarpinteria, -. tions.  W. Anapamu St., -. DNA Imagery – Color Blinding by Kristen Lompoc Museum – Multiple permanent Reichert and Greg Classen, through Aug. . installations.  S. H St., Lompoc, -.  E. Gutierrez St., -. Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Faulkner Gallery – Fiesta of Fibers Barbara – erry icket by Dasha Shishkin and presented by S.B. Fiber Arts Guild, through Bloom Projects: Edgar Orlaineta, Katsina Aug. . Central Library,  E. Anapamu St., Horizon, through Sept. .  Paseo Nuevo, -. -. Gallery Los Olivos – Artistic Facets by Ojai Valley Museum – Ojai Collects: Sheila Underwood and Patricia Watkins, Selections from Eight Ojai Private Collections, through Aug. .  Grand Ave., Los Olivos, through Sept. .  W. Ojai Ave., Ojai, -. -. Hospice of S.B. – Permanent installations Rancho La Patera/Stow House – Multiple by painter Mary Heebner.  Alameda permanent exhibits hosted by the Goleta Padre Serra, Ste. , -. Valley Historical Society.  N. Los Carneros Hotel Indigo – Limuw: An Ode to the Sea, Rd., Goleta, -. through Jan. , .  State St., -. S.B. Historical Museum – De la Tierra — Jane Deering Gallery – Unbuilt Santa Art of the Adobe, through Oct. ; The Story of Barbara presented by the Art, Design & Santa Barbara, permanent exhibition. Free Architecture Museum, through Sept. . admission.  E. De la Guerra St., -.  E. Canon Perdido St., -. S.B. Maritime Museum – Photography Los Olivos Café – Revered & Remembered by Jack London, through Nov. ; Lost Surf by Laurel Sherrie, through Sept. . Art Posters of Santa Barbara by Rick Sharp,  Grand Ave., Los Olivos, -. through April .  Harbor Wy., #, Marcia Burtt Studio – Approaching -. Abstraction, through Sept. .  Laguna St., S.B. Museum of Art – Labour and Wait, -. through Sept. ; Un/Natural Color, through Ojai Art Ctr. – Anything Goes, through Sept. ; Degas to Chagall: Important Loans Aug. .  S. Montgomery St., Ojai, from The Armand Hammer Foundation and -. the Collection of Michael Armand Hammer Porch – Abstracts Inspired by Nature by and Martin Kersels’s Charm series, ongoing Laurie MacMillan, through Aug. .  exhibitions.  State St., -. Santa Claus Ln., Carpinteria, -. Ty Warner Sea Ctr. – Multiple permanent Santa Barbara Arts – Photography by installations.  Stearns Wharf, -. Joyce Wilson, through August.  State St., Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Ste. , -. Art – Invisible Realms: Encountering the S.B. Tennis Club – 7 Summers, through Sacred, through Oct. , pm-pm. Adams Sept. .  Foothill Rd., -. Ctr., Westmont College,  La Paz Rd., Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery – -. Angela Perko solo exhibition and Ray Strong: A Legacy in Landscape, Collecting California, GALLERIES and The Summer Impressionists, through Architectural Foundation Gallery – Sept. ; Amos Kennedy, through Sept. . Biomorphic Imagery by Obie G. Bowman,  E. Anapamu St., -. through Aug. .  E. Victoria St., -. Trowbridge Gallery – Photographic Artamo Gallery – Summer Exhibition artistry of Henry Marks, Aug.  - Sept. . by gallery artists, through Sept. .  W.  E. Ojai Ave., Ste. , Ojai, -.

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AUG. 22–29 wall space gallery – caeli tellus unda (Heaven, Earth, Sea), through Aug. .  E. Yanonali St., C-, -.


theater Circle Bar B – The Fox on the Fairway.  Refugio Rd., Goleta, -. THU, FRI: pm Severson Theatre – Always … Patsy Cline.  S. College Dr., Santa Maria, -. THU-SAT: pm SUN, TUE, WED: :pm Solvang Festival Theater – Cyrano de Bergerac.  nd St., Solvang, -. THU, FRI: pm

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Booksellers and Best Friends Text and photos by Jack Crosbie





FROM RIGHT: Granada Books manager Mark Zolezzi and employees Melissa Ziemer, Richard Lambrecht, and Steve Fields hold up some of their recent reads.

“I kinda sacrificed my living situation for Pearl — but I haven’t regretted a day of it,” said longtime S.B. resident William Chandler, who left his previous cottage because of insurance issues with owning a pit bull. Pearl, an affectionate 3-year-old, likes to ride around in his open-top Dodge M37 Power Wagon.

{ QUIZ }



Which of these three U.S. trails is the longest at 2,654 miles?

❏ Appalachian Trail ❏ Iditarod Trail ❏ Pacific Crest Trail


Where is the word trail also used to refer to multilane freeways?


How far above sea level does the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu rise?

❏ Alberta, Canada ❏ New South Wales, Australia ❏ Northern Ireland, U.K.

❏ 9,567 ft. ❏ 13,800 ft. ❏ 20,015 ft.

{ ET E C. }


in the Garden It doesn’t get much better than a day surrounded by beautiful flora and happy dogs. The S.B. Botanic Garden knows this, which is why it has hosted Trails ’n’ Tails for the past four years. Coinciding with National Dog Day, the garden has myriad canine-friendly events planned, including dog art activities, duck herding and police K-9 demonstrations, “Who’s That Doggie in the Garden?” photo contest, a photo booth and dog parade, four-legged friendly vendors, and an exhibit of sculptures by Susan Bahary, an S.B.-based, nationally acclaimed artist specializing in canine and equine subjects. For those who are currently pup-free — or those who want to add to their pack — there will be adoptable dogs to meet. Woof! Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. S.B. Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road. Free with a leashed dog or $8. Call 682-4726 or visit — Michelle Drown

Rattlesnake Canyon Loop


any Santa Barbarans have made the steep ascent up Rattlesnake Canyon to the big potrero where the wilderness path forks (a k a Tin Shack Meadow), often returning the same way to complete a lovely 3.4 miles roundtrip. For those who want a challenging and different half-day workout, try my Rattlesnake-Tunnel bike/hike design. You get way out in wild nature, save gas, don’t need a partner, and enjoy eight miles of terrain with the loop-shuttle scheme. I arrived at the top of Tunnel Road alone in my dusty pickup truck on a foggy July 3 morning just four miles from my Westside home. I quickly unloaded my 15-year-old Specialized mountain bike after assiduously parking inside the bright white line. (If it’s a “red tag” day, all street-side parking is forbidden in this area.) Even at 8 a.m., it was warm. The almost three-mile bike ride along Mountain Drive winds wonderfully east to Rattlesnake Canyon along steep hillsides. Marine-layer fog enshrouded the overhanging hoary oaks and colorful native landscaping, but the road becomes a steep ascent as you near St. Mary’s Seminary and cross the stunning 1919 Las Canoas Road stone bridge to Skofield Park, where I locked my bike. I entered Rattlesnake Canyon Wilderness Area, and I immediately accepted the morning silence, broken only by water music from gurgling Rattlesnake Creek. During the 5.3-mile moderate hike across the brown and yucca-strewn ridges to Mission Canyon and Tunnel Trail, I strode past historic Tin Shack Meadow, then, at the fork, slowly struggled up the 0.65-mile precipitous Tunnel Connector Trail over to upper Mission Canyon and the historic Tunnel Trail. The talus and very rigorous ascent on the Connector is your main hiking challenge; I was sweating profusely at 9 a.m. Where the Tunnel Connector meets Tunnel Trail proper, one can go right (north) and on up to Angostura Pass at West Camino Cielo, but I turned left back toward the sea and happily trudged the three miles down to Tunnel Road and the truck. The broken-off top of the wooden sign, above “Jesusita Trail,” once read “Tunnel Rd. 3 miles”.


Trip Summary

Route: Hike Rattlesnake Canyon to

Tunnel Road, with initial biking portion.

Trailhead: Take Mission Street past the

Museum of Natural History to Foothill Road (Hwy. ). Turn right and then quickly left again on the continuation of Mission Canyon. Stay left at Tunnel Road sign. Drive to the end and park. You will be towed if you fail to park inside the white line. Mileage: 2.7-mile easy bike ride along Tunnel Road and Las Canoas Road; then 5.3-mile vigorous hike up Rattlesnake Canyon to Tunnel Road (suitable for sturdy children who can also bike safely on a narrow, hilly two-lane road). Time: 3-4 hours Maps: A Hiker’s Guide to the Santa Barbara Front Country (2009) by Ray Ford, Jr., and Canyon Voices: The Nature of Rattlesnake Canyon (2006) by Karen Telleen-Lawton. After the riparian woodland dark of Rattlesnake, the Tunnel Connector’s heat and burning talus, you suddenly enjoy “peak” views and peak moments along this section heading down to your vehicle. Among others, you can see Arlington Peak (3,200 ft.), La Cumbre Peak (3,900 ft), and dry upper Mission Falls. On the drive back to fetch my bike at Skofield Park, I resolved to do this eight-mile bike-hike nature workout again soon. The wise words of ecologist John P. Milton about the essential balance needed between civilization and the wild came back to me: “It is a life spent contrasting and living alternately in both worlds that seems best to me.” While biking and hiking in our almost-wild Santa Barbara front country, you momentarily step back from our civilization to savor a different time and place, then return to town refreshed and ready to work in society.

— Dan McCaslin


The year that work began on creating the Long Trail, the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the U.S. It was completed in 1930 and runs the length of Vermont (272 miles). SOURCE: august 22, 2013



answers: . Pacific Crest Trail; . Alberta, Canada; . 13,800 ft.



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living | Spirituality

Meditation as Medicine

An S.B. Doctor’s Path to Mindfulness



by Stephen Hosea

became a physician with the intention of diagnosing and treating disease in order to prevent death and suffering. When I began my practice in Santa Barbara in 1981, I found myself in an unanticipated position — it was the onset of the AIDS epidemic. I could not avoid the inevitable misery and mortality that came with that diagnosis. All of my training had not prepared me to deal with the ravages of AIDS. It was the worst of times, and I was desperately searching for some meaning. I began to explore spirituality mostly as a survival tool. All spiritual paths seemed to lead to meditation. I had always thought meditation was the province of people who lived in foreign countries, whose cultures were distinct from A QUIET MIND: “I had always thought meditation mine and who had lots of time on was the province of people who lived in foreign their hands. Meditation seemed countries … who had lots of time on their hands,” to require time, focus, and intense wrote Dr. Hosea. After a trip to Bali, however, concentration, none of which I had daily meditation became part of his routine. to spare. Years later, I took a trip to Bali, the practice is to observe and pay attenan exotic, enchanting, mysterious place tion without judgment. The objective is to that I secretly hoped held the answers for bring one’s attention back to the breath or me. Upon arrival, I was immediately struck the mantra in a loving, mindful way. The by the abundance of spirit that embraced more one practices this exercise, the easier the materially impoverished people of that it is to focus attentively. This attentiveness little island in Indonesia. I spent 12 days in or awareness or mindfulness is then carried prayer and meditation. I felt a peace beyond into everyday life. I started to notice that the my understanding. The experience was days that I meditated were just better days. profound, and I was blissed out. Alas, upon I was more relaxed, more attentive, more returning to my workaday world, I felt it all playful, and more energetic. I even noticed slowly slipping away. I desperately wanted that the flash to anger that has plagued to return to Bali to get recharged. The wise me all of my life dissipated. I became counsel of a dear friend suggested that this more receptive and less reactive. Even the would merely result in people around me were my becoming a spirihappier. tual junkie, looking for Meditation in a the answers outside of group is both powermy self. In my heart, I ful and empowering. Master Li Junfeng’s one-day knew she was right. My Santa Barbarans have workshop takes place Saturday, serious and committed August 24, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. For the opportunity to learn exploration of meditaand experience medimore information and to register, tion had begun. tation with Master Li visit or call I remembered Junfeng this Saturday at Pamela Grant at 957-1773. an adage that the the Ladera Lane campus definition of a good of Pacifica Graduate meditation was “one that you did.” This was Institute. This workshop is for both beginboth pithy and prophetic. Daily meditation ners and experienced meditators. Teacher became part of my routine. I had always Li is an accomplished and acclaimed Master thought that the purpose of meditation of Meditation, martial arts, and Sheng Zhen was to completely quiet my mind. I was Gong, the qigong of unconditional love. uniformly unsuccessful and therefore easily His joyful, youthful enthusiasm is indeed discouraged. This gave me an excuse to stop. infectious. Hope to see you when Teacher Li An epiphany occurred when I realized that Junfeng returns to Santa Barbara. it wasn’t so much the goal, but the process that was important. Dr. Stephen Hosea is an infectious disease specialist practicing in Santa Barbara. Meditation is like exercise for the mind;


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living | Sports

S.B. Triathlon 2013 A British Expat and an S.B. Couple Join Racing’s Elite Division


mma-Kate Lidbury’s ambitions

swayed from Fleet Street to fleet feet on a fateful day in May 2005. She began the day as a reporter on assignment to describe the inaugural Blenheim Palace Triathlon from a participant’s perspective. “When I plunged into the lake at the start, I was anxious whether I could do it,” she said. “When I finished, I was smitten with the triathlon. I wanted to do another one.” Lidbury said she was chosen from the staff of the Oxford Mail and Oxford Times “because I was the least unfit” of the journalists. The triathlon inspired her to become the fittest. She eschewed the usual lunchtimes with her colleagues at the pub — bacon sandwiches were common fare — and went on 45-minute runs instead. She started winning triathlons, and in autumn of 2008, she told her editor, Simon O’Neill, that she was quitting her job to become a professional triathlete. “He was amazed and shocked,” Lidbury said.“He said, ‘I just can’t believe I sent you out there [to Blenheim].” Early this year, Emma-Kate (she attributes her hyphenated name to “indecisive, stubborn parents”) made another bold move. She left her native England to settle in Santa Monica, putting her within range of many opportunities to compete in her favorite 70.3-mile Ironman races — a distance that is half the mileage of the punishing Hawai‘i Ironman. Lidbury, 33, has collected six 70.3 Ironman victories, the most recent being in April at Galveston, Texas, and June at Lawrence, Kansas. On September 8, she will compete in the 70.3 World Championships at Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada, for the fourth time. Based on her results so far this year, Lidbury aspires to improve on her best finish — eighth in 2011 — at the Worlds. To prep for the race, she has entered the 32nd annual Santa Barbara Triathlon. “When I saw it on the calendar, it jumped out at me,” she said. “It’s a perfect time. The distance is ideal.” The long-course portion of the S.B. Tri on Saturday, August 24, consists of a mile swim, 34-mile bike, and 10-mile run — a solid workout leading up to the 70.3 in two more weeks. “Hopefully I’ll be racing in Santa Barbara with a smile on my face,” Lidbury said. That is her usual expression. “I’ve never had a bad experience in a triathlon,” she said.“Everything is switched on. I’m tuned to every little nuance of my body. It’s the opposite of life in the rat race.” She has not completely abandoned her first profession.“The writer in me loves to tap away,” she said. “I write for triathlon websites and publications. I contribute to my hometown newspaper, the Swindon Advertiser. I



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WINNING: Emma-Kate Lidbury (pictured) became a professional triathlete in 2008 and since then has amassed a slew of wins, including coming in first place in April’s Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas. Lidbury will next try to dominate the long-course of the S.B. Triathlon this Saturday.

got my first job there in 2003. The writing gives me plenty of brain activity. I love to combine it with the triathlon. “Crossing the Atlantic and setting up here the last six months was life-changing. Not every day is going to be happy and joyful, but I try to make it so.”

TRI-COUPLE: Adrienne Hengels of Santa Barbara upgraded her status as a triathlete to professional this year. It was not surprising, as she has already completed the Ironman World Championship (the full 140.6 miles in Hawai‘i), but it still was a big decision for her to declare her intention to race in the elite division every time out. Hengels, like Lidbury, strives to compete with a smile on her face. Her occupation as a yoga teacher — she founded the Power of Your Om Yoga Studio on State Street — helps her deal with the stresses of the sport. While facing a difficult training session recently, she wrote in her blog,“I always say in class, ‘If you can, you must,’ and also, ‘Just go for it and see what happens.’ So I drank my own Kool-Aid — I stopped thinking, got on with the program and gave it a whirl.”  Hengels, a recreational runner while studying consumer science at the University of Wisconsin, did her first triathlon in Chicago in 2007.“It was not without a panic attack that I went into the water at Lake Michigan,” she said.“After that, it got easier.” She joined a

triathlon club where she met her fiancé, Jason Smith, and together they moved to Santa Barbara in 2010. Smith, a personal trainer, turned pro last year. Both Hengels and Smith will ply the long course on Saturday. “It’s a solid course; it’s challenging,” said Hengels, who finished second among the women in 2011. Smith was the fourth-place finisher overall last year. The couple will add a big leap to their swimming, biking, and running on September 28. That is the day they will be married.

TRI FACTS: Every stage of the triathlon starts and finishes at the Cabrillo Bathhouse on East Beach. The long-course race starts Saturday, at 7 a.m. The fastest times of the past decade were recorded in 2006 by Chris Foster of Venice (2:53:49) and Australia’s Ironman champion Michellie Jones (3:06:25). … On Sunday, the sprint races (500-yard swim, 6-mile bike, 2-mile run) will begin at 7 a.m. for coed athletes, 8:15 for women only, and 8:45 for parents and children. … Event director Joe Coito urges prospective volunteers to call 682-1634 or visit santabarbara … The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara is the charity designated to benefit from fund-raising at this year’s triathlon.

nutritional guide for athletes, will be holding court at the sports expo that opens Friday at the site of the triathlon. Fitzgerald gleaned his dietary recommendations from scientific research and the journals of successful athletes.“It’s possible to eat like a normal red-blooded American,” he said, but certain things — like fried foods and soft drinks — should be severely limited or eliminated. “Do things carelessly, and you’re not going to win races,” he said. Fitzgerald was asked what he had for breakfast on a recent morning: “Whole-grain cereal (Oatmeal Squares), organic milk, fresh blueberries, organic orange juice, and black coffee.”


Hurst’s friends don’t know why he lost

control of his motorcycle on Carrillo Hill last Saturday night. They do know why he was not wearing his helmet.“He gave it to the woman who wanted to go for a ride with him,” Bobby Bisquera said. She survived the crash; Hurst did not.“It’s a loss for the Santa Barbara Dons football community,” Bisquera said. He was a coach at S.B. High in 1994 when the quick and nimble Hurst was the Dons’ leading rusher.“Khalid had a great personality. People gravitated to him,” Bisquera said. Hours before he died, Hurst and Bisquera were at a friend’s birthday party. They got into a good-natured argument about the Giants (Hurst’s team) and Dodgers (Bisquera’s).“Khalid’s last words to me were that the Dodgers don’t know how to get out of the first round of the playoffs,” Bisquera said.“Then this random thing happened, and I’ll never be able to get the last laugh.”

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’m tasting fermented raw coconut sap, and I like it. Co-organizers of the rd Annual Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival Katie Falbo, daughter, and Lynn Hartman, mom, are offering me a variety of foods that have been naturally “processed” by yeast or bacteria, the stars of their event. That ginger beer is refreshing and zippy; that sauerkraut is crunchy, salty, sour, and yummy; and as for that coconut sap — well, imagine the depth of soy sauce mixed with coconut milk, yet not as heavy as either, and there you go. Even better, it’s quite low on the glycemic index (not too many blood sugars), and it’s good for your microbiome — all the species that live inside you and help keep you a happy you. If it’s interesting enough for Michael Pollan to get excited,


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as he does in the fermentation section of his recent bestseller Cooked, we should all pay attention. “Your gut is your second brain — if you don’t process things, if you don’t have those flora, you’re not going to be as healthy,” Falbo says. “Because we’ve lost this tradition [of fermented foods], our health is being sacrificed, but returning to those foods will help a large number of those issues.” The Fermentation Festival, held on August 24, is one way to return to those foods, found in almost every culture (no pun intended) from kimchi in Korea to vegemite in Australia to Worcestershire sauce in the U.K. There will be more than 35 vendors with info and demos (from locals like C’est Cheese to suppliers Mountain Feed and Farm Supply), four featured speakers, including Donna Gates, author of the groundbreaking The Body Ecology Diet, and events like hands-on sauerkraut and sourdough tables, plus a do-ityourself pickle station. “People are so enthralled, (recipe courtesy Katie Falbo) so excited to have this information,” Falbo says. makes  quart “It’s a day of empowerment — it’s about teaching  large head of green cabbage people to do this at home.”  Tbsp. sea salt This is the third round for a festival that has grown by leaps and bounds each year.“Last year,  Tbsp. caraway seeds, mustard seeds, we planned for 150 people, and we had 500,” and/or minced garlic (all optional) Falbo says about the event held at Tom Shepherd’s Farm.“This year, we knew we needed a Do not wash the cabbage. Peel off any outer bigger venue, and Mark and Sharon [Tollefson] leaves that look bruised or dirty. Cut the cabbage at Fairview Gardens were very interested in in half and trim out the core. Thinly slice the cabhosting us.” In fact, all proceeds for the event go bage into ribbons and place in a bowl. to the completion of the new food stand at FairAdd sea salt and any or all of the other ingrediview Gardens. ents listed above. In addition to the education, there’ll be food Massage the cabbage and added ingredients — provided by SOL Food Kitchen and Nimita’s until the cabbage is wilted and has excreted much Indian Cuisine — and fun, from bands to chickof its own juices — about 5-10 minutes. ens and goats for the kids to a cultured petting A little at a time, pack the cabbage into a quartzoo, that will feature SCOBYs (kombucha culsized Mason jar, and press down as tightly as tures), sourdough starters, and kefir grains that possible. The juice (or brine) should be above the Falbo jokes “kind of look like boogers.” cabbage once you have it all in the jar. If this is not “It’s not just,‘Come to the festival if you have the case, add a few tablespoons of water. a lot of problems,’ ” Hartman begins, and her Place the lid on tightly and set in a warm place daughter finishes,“It’s another layer, a whole inside, covered by a tea towel. Taste it after one other element. Whether because of fascinaweek. It is ready when you enjoy the taste (7-21 tion or health reasons or a return to traditional days). Once it is ready, transfer to the fridge, and foods, more and more people are interested in enjoy within the year. fermentation.” ■

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ON TAP: Conscious Kombucha’s James Gillmore (left) and Tyler Beerman are bringing their brew to offices and restaurants.

To Your Health

by Shannon Kelley


hen it comes to fermented beverages, beer and wine aren’t the only game in town: Artisan kombucha is being brewed up by area purveyors eager to spread the fizzy gospel. Kombucha is an effervescent elixir made from an ancient recipe of fermented sweetened tea and has gained fame in recent years for its purported health benefits, which include detoxification; improved digestion, joint health, and immune system function; even cancer prevention. Refreshing and B-vitamin packed, it also delivers a buzz — just maybe not the one you’re used to. Peter Donovan, a k a the Kombucha Guy, has been making kombucha for more than 12 years. He started when he was living and working as an actor in L.A.: “Everything that I wanted and that I was taking separate supplements for — I realized that I could get in one product. It was way less expensive, and I could make it myself.” He moved to Ojai and starting selling his brew label-free in mason jars. But when he relocated to Santa Barbara two years ago, Donovan got serious. He formed his company — Liquid Chi Kombucha — swapped the mason jars for proper bottles (with labels and everything), and scored some commercial kitchen space. His kombucha is sold at various locations around town, but you might know him from his spot on Santa Barbara Street, where he squats with his cooler just outside the Saturday Farmers’ Market. He digs chatting with people and hopes to be allowed into the market soon. But mostly, he just loves turning people on to kombucha’s many benefits — he even offers classes, teaching DIY-ers how to brew their own. Tyler Beerman’s path to kombucha was a little more dramatic. When his life was upended after a car accident that left him hospitalized, incapacitated, and suffering from mild brain damage, he found that one of the only things he could control was what he put into his body. His girlfriend spotted a bottle of kombucha at the grocery store. “It had all these words on it, you know, health, vitality, energy, antioxidants, probiotics, enzymes,” all those tempting buzzwords, he explained. “So I tried it. By the second bottle, I was loving it.” He returned to his corporate job but found the environment wasn’t terribly conducive to good health — as is the case in so many offices, there was no fresh air, and snacks consisted of sodas and junk food. Ultimately, he quit the gig, quit drinking alcohol, and decided to make kombucha for a living. And together with biz partner James Gillmore, he launched Conscious Kombucha out of Goodland Kitchen’s community kitchen. Rather than focusing on selling individual bottles (although they are bottling a small amount for sale at the Goodland Kitchen only), they are selling Conscious Kombucha in kegs (with a name like Beerman …) to corporate offices, bars, and restaurants. “Some people go into a bar and can’t drink; maybe they’re on medication, or they’re in a sober period,” Beerman said, noting that their first retail keg was tapped last week at Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro. “And in a corporate environment, it’s nice to provide a healthy, allnatural alternative to sodas” — not to mention a little boost in brainpower, come, say, 3 in the afternoon.


Chi Kombucha is sold at various locations around town and is available via delivery. For info, visit liquidchi For info about Conscious Kombucha, call 886-5929 or visit Meet Donovan and Beerman — and try their brews — at this weekend’s Fermentation Festival.

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SANTA BARBARA ARTISTS COME TOGETHER FOR CITYWIDE STUDIO TOURS For art collectors and enthusiasts, there are few things as titillating as peering inside an artist’s workspace. It’s there, behind the so-called curtain, that the magic happens, and witnessing it firsthand can provide an unfiltered look into the creative process. It’s with this very idea in mind that the Santa Barbara Studio Artists launched their Open Studio Tour. Once a year, artists from across the county swing their studio doors wide open and invite the public in for two days of visits, conversation, and sales. For the 2013 installment, ticket holders will be given a map, which they can follow to 40 different studios located between Carpinteria and Buellton this Saturday-Sunday, August 24-25. Once there, they’ll be invited to poke around, interface with the artist(s), INSIDER’S LOOK: Artist James “Bud” Bottoms and probably catch a sneak peek of new and in-progress is one of 40 artists participating in the 2013 works. Want to go behind the scenes? Call 280-9178 or Open Studio Tour. — Aly Comingore visit

There’s no proper name for what Washed Out does. It’s appropriate, then, that Ernest Greene, the genredefying artist behind the electro-chill act, named his sophomore album Paracosm, which means “a prolonged, detailed fantasy world created by children.” Here, Greene decoupages an expansive, otherworldly landscape with innovative, dreamy melodies and hip-hop beats that feel out of focus, wildly ecstatic, and mournfully bleak. Album standouts “Don’t Give Up,” “Great Escape,” and “All Over Now” play out like stream-of-consciousness dirges, while lead single “It All Feels Right” is a daydreamy tune infused with oscillating synths and vibrant vocals. In fact, almost everything on Paracosm seems to cohesively reverberate, from the beats to the vocals to the synths that all float together into a lush expanse of sound. Washed Out’s name may accurately reflect its musical aesthetic, but Paracosm is nothing if not a simple and elegant declaration of independence. — Emerson Malone



room on Anacapa Street, Youth Interactive is in a prime spot to off-load painted wine glasses and other curios to euphoric vacationers. Gensac also chose the location because it is in gangneutral territory, and she is targeting at-risk kids with her tuition-free classes. Last Thursday, some young’ns were rushing to put the final touches on the mural. They included Toby Trout, a 20-year-old street artist who said,“Even if there wasn’t a thing called graffiti, spray paint would be a medium a lot of artists would use.” Then there was Daniel Avalos, a 12-yearold who rides his bike to Youth Interactive from the Eastside every day and, according to mentor Colette Cosentino,“can WORKING TOGETHER: Youth Interactive artists (from left) Rachel Walsh, Jonathan Hernandez, Jake Anderson, Colette Cosentino, copy anything.” Miles Sherwood, Toby Trout, Gabriel Melgar, Nathalie Gensac, and Alex Orozco pose in front of their mural-in-progress. Cosentino is a decorative artist who was suggested for t wouldn’t be quite right to say that Youth do-gooder who made it all happen — has put the mural project by someone named Brooke, Interactive is brand-new to the scene — similar organizations on the ground in India, she said. She has no idea who Brooke is, but founder Nathalie Gensac began studying Papua New Guinea, South Africa, and Monshe would like to thank her because she’s the feasibility of her Funk Zone–based tana. Santa Barbara, she says, is her last stop. really enjoyed working with the kids. Another nonprofit in 2009 — but Saturday is withOriginally planning on New York City working artist, Martin Diaz, is also guiding the out a doubt its debutante ball. At 2 p.m. on as the flagship location of her U.S. presence, budding muralists working.“If I didn’t have August 24, area youth participating in a Gensac met funders who split their time this,” Trout asked rhetorically, “where would I — Brandon Fastman summer mural project will unveil their masbetween Manhattan and Montecito. They be painting?” terpiece, an ode to Santa Barbara’s headless convinced her that she might like the Amerinamesake. Yes, that would be Saint Barbara can Riviera as much as the original. Gensac’s herself. only point of reference was the soap opera, The ensuing party will include a wine and and she saw little use in starting an organizatequila bar, deejays spinning beats, a visit by tion for at-risk kids in such a posh location. Mayor Helene Schneider, and a screening by What she found, however, is that Santa Barthe Good News Club, another Youth Interacbara had a lot in common with some of the tive program comprising teens who report third-world locales she had previously worked positive stories multimedia-style with the in — including stark wealth disparity and a mentorship of the man behind Cage Free Pro- healthy tourist trade. ductions, Paul Lynch. The latter is important because the concept Youth Interactive has been operational behind Youth Interactive is an entrepreneurial since last November, but this fall it will go forendeavor. Not only do kids learn about art ward with a full slate of programming. Genand media, but they also sell the products of sac — the France-born, England-educated, their creation. Located smack dab in the midst former television-producing, globetrotting of the Funk Zone next to Oreana’s tasting

SOLD! Ellen Wall scores at 2011’s One Night Stand.



Without attribution on a work of art, it is impossible to differentiate between the creative talent of an area artist and a world-famous celebrity. Yoko Ono, Jeff Bridges, John Nava, Thomas Van Stein, and Kent Twitchell are just some of the 170+ artists who have submitted works to One Night Stand, a fundraiser hosted by the arts and education nonprofit Art From Scrap (AFS). But don’t expect to go in looking for a certain artist; the works remain anonymous until after the artwork is purchased. The third annual One Night Stand fundraiser will take place 5:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, at Gallery  at Brooks Institute ( E. Cota St.). “We’ve had people lining up early to get in every year. I can’t think of any other art event that has a line going around the block,” said Cay Sanchez, Art From Scrap’s executive director. Both professional and celebrity artists were invited to donate a 9×9 work of art in any medium. Each unlabeled piece is sold for 200 on a first-come, first-served basis. The event will include a silent auction, food, refreshments, and a performance by area band Sidewalk Affair. Proceeds will benefit Art From Scrap’s environmental education outreach programs and art event programming. “[One Night Stand] is a direct and wonderful way to support environmental education and the arts,” said Jill Cloutier, public relations associate for AFS. “It’s also an excellent way to pick up a piece of art by a very famous artist for only 200.” Art From Scrap hosts several classes in community art and environmental education for children from kindergarten through 6th grade. Classes include waste reduction, composting, gardening, and watershed education. It is the largest environmental education organization in Santa Barbara, with roughly 12,000 children participating each year. Last year’s One Night Stand sold out and raised 40,000 for Art From Scrap’s art and environmental education programs. Check-in is at 5:30 p.m. in the Brooks parking lot on Anacapa Street. Preview early entry starts at 6:30 p.m., and tickets cost 125 before the event and 150 at the door. General admission begins at 7 p.m. and costs 35 prior to the event and 40 at the door. For more info, call (805) 884-0459 or visit




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A HAPPY HOMECOMING: I.V.’s reigning reggae rockers returned to the 805 for a sold-out show at the Santa Barbara Bowl.

Don’t Kill My Vibe Rebelution and Matisyahu. At the Santa Barbara Bowl, Sunday, August 18. Reviewed by Jake Blair


eading into the Good Vibes Tour at the Santa Barbara Bowl on Sunday evening (headlined by Santa Barbara’s own Rebelution, along with Matisyahu), I expected the differences between this show and the Slightly Stoopid show I reviewed a few weeks prior to be miniscule. For the most part, my assumptions proved valid: The crowd was nearly identical (both shows boasting a surprising number of older people), pillars of smoke rose from various spots in the audience, and there was an BRAND-NEW: Matisyahu appeared sans his signature Hasidic inescapable motif of red, green, wardrobe on Sunday night. and yellow throughout. Bermudan Collie Buddz did a more than adequate job of engaging the crowd, Following Matisyahu’s future-oriented sing-along, I imploring the audience to flip the bird at “haters.” If merch learned, by word of mouth, that the concessions had run sales can serve as an indicator of an artists’ effectiveness, out of pizza. This news was greeted, universally, by disdain then the number of Collie Buddz hoodies and shirts seen and profanity. In fact, for a second there, it started to feel at the venue would strongly suggest that a great number of like the future may not be that bright after all. attendees, in fact, share Buddz’s distaste for “haters.” Rebelution took the stage last, backed by a choreoMatisyahu is a former Hasidic Jew whose second graphed light show, planters of (probably) fake marijuana album, Youth, peaked at number four on the Billboard plants, and an impressive — and blacklight-ready — backcharts in 2006. The success was partially due to the record’s drop. It all made for a fitting homecoming for the formally infectious melodies and hooks, and partially because, well, local boys, whose latest release, Peace of Mind, was the he was a Hasidic Jew singing reggae. band’s most popular to date, peaking at number one on The “new” Matisyahu, sans signature facial hair and the iTunes reggae charts. yarmulke, doesn’t seem to have fully adjusted to the Still, all the hoopla felt a little out of place, especially enhanced demands that come with a less-remarkable early on. The band’s intro started in complete darkness, appearance. On Sunday, he stood around a lot, and the then a guitar began to play, and then a blistering purple set labored on until he saved it with a few gimmicks, like light and strobes ultimately revealed … guys in tank tops singing to a child (about the future and how it was bright) and cargo shorts. and bringing a group of fans onto the stage. Matisyahu All in all, this show delivered exactly what it promised seems like he’s probably a super nice guy, but whether his —“good vibes.” And next year, when Rebelution almost career can withstand his shrugging off his former shtick certainly returns to town, you can bet that those same vibes will once again be on full display. ■ remains to be seen.



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Talking Success and Spirituality with Isla Vista’s FMLYBND by Aly Comingore



ince UCSB’s relocation in 1954, the little campus- like Arcade Fire, if Arcade Fire played folkier stuff,” laughed Mac. Braelyn, who’s off attending to her and Montgomery’s month-old bordering town of Isla Vista has become known for a lot “The transition from playing that kind of music to playing the son, Keagan. of things. For one, its population density is more than 50 music we’re playing now kind of started when I bought the drum Positioned behind Isla Vista’s famed Jesus Burger house, the times the state average per square mile. Its picturesque, machine,” said Huntsman, who was splitting his time between studio is an expansive garage space that doubles as a meeting coastal location has made it a sought-after spot for coeds playing music with Mac and working on a boat before he broke room for Isla Vista Church. The walls are lined with prayer to call home, never mind the fact that it lays claim to some of the his back last year.“I kind of took [the injury] as a sign that I should reminders and a small back room houses a collection of literature. While waiting for his bandmates to arrive, Davis, the only membest burrito spots in the county. Most importantly, though, Isla really be doing music,” he said. Vista’s streets have earned a rep for their ber currently occupying the property’s chaotic, booze-fueled, anything-goes parmain house, explains how the church fits ties. It’s this very thing that’s landed UCSB into his big picture. on more “Top Party Schools” lists than we “I came up here, and I was doing what everyone was doing — drinking, partycare to count, and its residents and visitors in more police blotters than we care to ing too much — and I felt really lost,” he remember. explained. “When I found Jesus, all of It’s fitting, then, that Isla Vista’s biggest that started to change. The people here, movers and shakers of the moment are a and the community around the church musical act like FMLYBND. On the surface, — it’s really welcoming but also forward the electro-rock six-piece from Del Playa thinking. Every Friday, we BBQ 200 THE NEXT BIG THING: Isla Vista’s FMLYBND is (from left) Ethan Davis, Erik Mason, Drive was made to party. Their songs are burgers and invite whoever wants in, just Braelyn Montgomery, Mac Montgomery, Justin Huntsman, and Al Valles. ABOVE: Frontman climactic and huge sounding; their lyrics to feed them and give them a space to Montgomery rocks out during a recent FMLYBND show at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. are triumphant, joyous, and sing-along meet people that isn’t the rest of I.V., that’s ready; and their combination of live and removed from all of that.” electronic drums, samples, and synths practically knocks you Laid up, Huntsman immediately reached out to Mac and BraeStill, the bandmates see FMLYBND as far removed from both back with its might. But a closer look at FMLYBND reveals lyn and began devoting himself to FMLYBND (who were then IVC and any members’ religious affiliation. “Christian music something far removed from the I.V. scene we’ve come to know. going by the name The Family Band) full-time. With Huntsman sucks, and it should have never been invented,” says Mac. “It’s And their backstory that could help rewrite Isla Vista’s reputation and then Mason at their side, the Montgomerys’ sound quickly embarrassing to have a certain belief and play music because of for the world at large. evolved into something harder and dancier, and the fans flocked that. …We just really want to give people a sense of fulfillment, of satisfaction. We want them to have fun and go back to their roots It’s a typically beautiful summer day in Isla Vista when I meet willingly. up with the FMLYBND players for the first time. Minus their “We played a show here to 150 people, and it was just two of being a child, where there aren’t worries and you don’t really lone lady, Braelyn Montgomery, frontman Mac Montgomery, synths, the drum machine, the electric guitar, and me and Brae have to think and you can just enjoy the music.” synth player Erik Mason, bassist Justin Huntsman, guitarist Al singing,” recalled Mac. “People went nuts.” In the following Up next, FMLYBND — and its growing family — plan to lock “GoldenBear” Valles, and drummer Ethan Davis are huddled months, guitarist and friend Valles was added to the lineup. Davis in an official release date for their debut. The group is also workaround a table at a coffee shop in the heart of I.V.’s bustling main came onboard shortly thereafter to produce and add live drums ing toward an upcoming tour, with an outlook that’s about as drag. In between good-humored quips and jabs, the conversation to the mix. un-I.V. as it gets. breaks for passersby to say hi or simply yell the band’s name in our “We plan to take Keagan on tour with us,” says Mac with a With its players in place, and thanks to the help of a generous general direction. In the hours to follow, FMLYBND will release “fan and friend,” the band headed to a studio in Lake Arrowhead, smile.“We’re not a real crazy band in the sense that we go out and “Far Away,” the second single off their forthcoming debut album. California, to begin work on a debut. While the almost-finished rage and stuff. We’re pretty mellow. We stay pretty introverted. But The next day, they’ll head south to Huntington Beach to play the product is still being kept under wraps, lead single “Electricity” is that’s just how we are. Our focus is more about being with each U.S. Open of Surfing alongside The Faint and Twin Shadow. The a prime indicator of FMLYBND’s new vision fully realized. The other and making good music together.” show will be their biggest yet, in front of a crowd of well over track, which has reached close to 250,000 listens (per music blog As for their Isla Vista roots, FMLYBND sees the group’s success 5,000 attendees. aggregator Hype Machine), is a soaring synth anthem with an as just the beginning of a musical movement in UCSB’s little town As the guys tell it, FMLYBND started in 2012, built off a collec- infectious hook that draws immediate comparison to acts like by the sea.“It might not happen right away, but eventually I’d like tion of songs that Mac had written to sing with his wife and now M and MGMT. Not surprisingly, it’s also garnered the band a there to be a whole subculture of good music coming out of I.V.,” bandmate, Braelyn. In its infant stages, they explain, FMLYBND steady stream of major-label attention since its release. says Mac. “There’s already so much inspiration here; people just was more chamber pop than electro rock, with lots of group Down the road a ways at FMLYBND’s Del Playa studio space, can’t see it, because it’s masked by everything else that goes on.” vocals, reverb, and acoustic instrumentation.“It kind of sounded the fellas plug in for a short afternoon practice session, still minus ■ august 22, 2013





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his Tuesday, Heart plays the Santa Barbara Bowl, a first for a band whose career spans nearly four decades. During the course of its legacy-making run, the band (currently consisting of sisters and founding members Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson, Ben Smith, Craig Bartock, Debbie Shair, and Dan Rothchild) helped usher hard rock into the mainstream. Influenced by everyone from Robert Plant to Neil Young, the Wilsons penned slicing, guitar-driven hard hitters like “Barracuda” and “Heartless” throughout the 1970s. The ’80s found the sisters delving into more ballad-driven songwriting, spawning hits like 1980’s “Tell It Like It Is.” But even in recent years, Heart has hit a sweet stride of success and accolades. The group has released two successful albums (2010’s Red Velvet Car, 2012’s Fanatic), along with a box set (2012’s Euphoria) and a best-selling rock biography (Kicking and Dreaming); Heart received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been granted a long overdue induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I recently interviewed Heart’s leader, Ann Wilson. During the course of our talk, we touched on everything from style icons to music legends to the debauched rock ’n’ roll scene of the 1970s and ’80s. Some fun facts I learned: If Wilson was not a rock goddess, she would be a fashion designer. She admires the work of Ann Demeulemeester and Rick Owen for their draping, edgy creations. She would have liked to have met JFK and John Lennon. Since Heart spends so much time on the road, Wilson does not travel much in her free time. When she does, anything tropical works for her. She is partial to Kona, Hawai‘i, and has yet to try surfing. Wilson’s favorite comedian is Eddie Izzard. She feels like any fan (with really great seats) when she can catch Elton John on tour. “There are always those songs that reach in and grab me and tears start rolling down my face,” she says of the Rocket Man. As far as artists she looks to for guidance, producer Ben Mink and Robert Plant top the list.“Ben can break the mood and spill sunshine all over everyone. He really is an angel,” she says. “And [Robert] is always on the move musically; he’s not stuck on just being a rock or Americana singer.” She’s also lived a life that many of us would sell our souls for. Hence, there is no bucket list. The Rolling Stones top the list as the band she enjoyed touring with the most, and she laughs when asked about the acts that were not so great. Looking back, Wilson admits to witnessing all the debauchery that one would imagine to come with the

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excesses of fame. As far as regrets, she says, she “would have been more respectful to my body in the ’80s. I would not have gone to so many parties, drank so much, and ingested so many drugs.” She makes up for it these days with quiet meditation, light stretching, and vitamin C before each performance. She sees no real downside to being a successful rock artist. Her “soul” hobby is her children, Marie and Dustin, and she calls them her “most beautiful and poignant song.” Wilson agrees that her sense of humor and parenting style are a direct result of her parents, John and Lou Wilson, who, she says, were extremely witty and progressive growing up. “Nancy and I are a bunch of cookie cut-ups,” she says. Following my interview with Wilson, I was introduced to Catherine Abarca, a Santa Barbara resident who will attend her 90th Heart show this week at the S.B. Bowl. Abarca made it crystal clear as to why hearing “Barracuda,” “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “These Dreams,” and the rest of the Heart catalog is a pastime that never gets stale. Abarca says Heart always throws in something fresh to their now iconic guitar riffs and harmonies.“The Wilsons are always able to maintain an intimacy with the audience,” says Abarca. She feels Heart truly reciprocates their gratitude to the audience and went on to say that the band attacks each show with “poetic power and poise.” Jason Bonham and his band will open the night and set the tone with a collection of Zeppelin classics. Then Heart takes the stage to play several of their mega-hits, along with top-grade new material. Round three will feature both bands sharing the stage and shredding through an amalgamation of Heart tunes and Zeppelin tracks. And considering Robert Plant himself has endorsed Ann Wilson as the only one who can do justice to any Zeppelin song, we’re betting it’s going to be an epic night of classic rock. “It’s rock and roll, man,” says Wilson. “It’s big, deep, and it’s what Heart does best.”



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MODERN LOVE: If Jonathan Richman’s following is cultish, prepare to be brainwashed. This Friday, August 23, the singer/songwriter and former Modern Lovers frontman heads to town for an intimate acoustic performance at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club. Like many, my familiarity with Richman stretched to include one Modern Lovers album and a tertiary enjoyment of There’s Something About Mary. (Richman and drummer Tommy Larkins were the film’s adorably unplugged Greek chorus.) But then I saw him live. It was a fated night in 2010, and I was drowning in a sea of Richman devotees, all of whom were huddled up, craning their necks and crowding the “stage” at Goleta’s teeny tiny Mercury Lounge. In the low light of the bar, armed with his acoustic and Larkins on the kit, Richman told some jokes, spoke some Spanish, and even managed to procure one lady’s bra. He also poured his heart out, speak-singing song after song with the curious, awestruck, and wide-eyed authenticity of someone who was performing each verse for the first time. No, he didn’t play a single Modern Lovers tune. And yes, it was really that good. So now, three years later, Richman (finally) returns. He doesn’t have a new record out, and he’s not hawking any new project, but he’s guaranteed to play some songs you’ve forgotten about — the man’s got 14 albums, after all. More importantly, though, he’s sure to restore your faith in show-going and, undoubtedly, win over some new fans in the process. Jonathan Richman plays SOhO Restaurant & Music Club on Friday, August 23, at 7 p.m. Call 962-7776 or visit for tickets and info. PREPARING FOR BATTLE: That’s right, music makers: Time is almost up in our call for submissions for the 2013 Downtown Sound Battle of the Bands. If you’re an artist or in a band interested in getting involved in our annual contest, head on over to and sign up. This year, we’ll be hand-selecting five acts to move on to the live round, slated to take place onstage at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club on Friday, October 4. We’ll also be turning the competition over to you, our readers, who will vote online to determine one “audience choice” band that will compete live (alongside our five selects) for the chance at taking home the Downtown Sound crown. Up for grabs this year are a slot at the New Noise Music Conference and Festival, a feature in The Santa Barbara Independent, pro recording time, instruments, gear, and a haul of cash prizes. But remember, the submission period ends on Saturday, August 31, at 11:59 p.m., so get to it. ALSO THIS WEEK: If you’re looking to catch a good club show this week, Velvet Jones has you covered on almost all the bases. On Thursday, August 22, they’ll host Americana stalwarts Lucero alongside openers (and locs) Donald Spence and Brian Kinsella. For fans, Lucero’s brand of stomping, throaty, and guttural rock is the stuff nights out were made for. Operating under the same loosely defined musical umbrella as bands like Against Me! and The Hold Steady, Lucero blends punk, folk, and Americana tropes, weaving everyman tales around big guitar and drum moments and pounding parlor keys. In short, it’s a prime soundtrack to an evening of pint drinking and cavorting. The show starts at 9 p.m. with doors at 8 p.m. On Saturday, August 24, hip-hop’s resident party boy, Shwayze, brings his Summer Tour to Velvet Jones for a late show. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. And on Sunday, August 25, Club Mercy presents Ventura-bred R&B crooner KYLE for an 8 p.m. show in support of his debut LP, Beautiful Loser. Call 965-8676 or visit for tickets and info for all shows. ■



STAX OF MEMPHIS SOUL Booker T Comes to the Granada with a Classic Soul Revue by Charles Donelan


e are blessed with some great music cities in this country — Detroit, New Orleans, and Nashville, to name a few — and each has its partisans. But when it comes to deep soul, there’s nowhere like Memphis. Home of Elvis and the ancient Greeks, Memphis was also the location of a legendary recording studio housed in an old movie theater that became, through the musical magic of a handful of people, the most renowned source for soul sides in all of music history. In the short span of its glory years in the 1960s, Stax Records released hits by Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Carla Thomas, William Bell, Eddie Floyd, the Bar-Kays, Albert King, and more. Wilson Pickett recorded there — so did Elvis Presley. Part of the Stax mystique was the unusual sound of the room, but the real meat on the Stax bone came from the house band, most of whom recorded together under the name Booker T and the MGs. Their leader, Booker T. Jones, became a legend for his inventive Hammond B organ playing and his relentless groove. This summer, Booker T returned to Stax for the first time in decades for a new album that features guest appearances by such contemporary stars as Mayer Hawthorne and Estelle. On Friday, August 23, Booker T will perform at the Granada Theatre with several of his longtime Stax associates, including William Bell, Eddie Floyd, Jean King, and the Bar-Kays. I spoke with Jones by phone last week.

You had your first hit with “Green Onions” in 1962. Were you surprised? I wasn’t surprised that we

made the record — I’d been playing music professionally since I was 14 — but yes, I was surprised when it became a hit. We all were.

The MGs remain the definitive Southern soul band. How did you achieve such great chemistry? The muse is always trying to reinvent itself, and

that’s what happened in Memphis. I was fortunate enough to fall right into it and to be there at the moment that this great music got conjured up. The formation of the MGs was partly a coincidence because even though we were all from Memphis, we came from different backgrounds. Steve [Cropper, guitar] and Duck [Dunn, bass] had been loving soul records for years, but they were probably the only students at their all-white high school who wanted to play it. Lucky for us, they found their way to Stax.

Were you calling it “soul” music when you started out? No, mostly we still called it “race music” in

the early ’60s or sometimes “R&B.” The term “soul” caught on later.

GROOVE MASTER: Booker T. Jones continues to lend his unique keyboard sound and sensibility to some of music’s hottest stars.

You didn’t stay in Memphis, though, because I know that by the early 1970s, you were producing some great records in Los Angeles for such artists as Bill Withers. Yeah, I moved west in

1968, and I recorded Bill [Withers] in 1971. I felt accepted in L.A., and I established myself there as a producer. Since I could arrange music and compose charts for sessions, I got work right away. My intention was to bring the MGs with me to A&M because they were offering us a much better deal than we had at Stax, and A&M was a stable, solvent company.

But now you are back on Stax with a new album. What can you say about that? Sound

the Alarm is like the Stax record that I’ve been imagining all these years that I’ve been away. It’s what I would have been doing if the original Stax had survived. There are a couple of blues tracks, including one with Gary Clark Jr., and I’m still on the Hammond, but I’ve made some new friends. Mayer Hawthorne sings on the record and Estelle and Raphael Saadiq and Anthony Hamilton. Some of these collaborations, like the one with Mayer Hawthorne, go back to 2011 when we got together with Daryl Hall for an episode of his Live from Daryl’s House show. Daryl is one of the originators; it was great playing with him.

What kind of band will you bring to the Granada? The band for this concert is the Bar-Kays.

James Alexander and I have been playing together since we were teenagers, so we know each other very well. He understands what to do without having to be told, and I hope he feels the same way about me.

Is there anything else you want to say to the fans in Santa Barbara? I just really want to thank

everyone for all the support. I love making music, and I appreciate it when folks respond and come out to hear it. The Memphis Music Fest featuring Booker T. Jones will be at the Granada Theatre (1214 State St.) on Friday, August 23. For tickets and information, call 899-2222 or visit

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s a brief and inventively plotted history of race relations in America over a half century and a character study of a witness to sociopolitical machinery, The Butler has so many things going right for it, you want to wish away some of the elements working against it. In this story of an AfricanIN THE HOUSE: Lee Daniels’ The Butler stars Forest American butler (Forest Whitaker) in the Whitaker (right) as a fictionalized version of White House White House through eight presidencies, majordomo Eugene Allen. much of the diminished potential comes through strained realities and blows against veracity; it’s surprising when you compare it to While the script and premise plots its uneven and often director Lee Daniels brilliant previous film, Precious, disappointing course, we are kept attuned to the film, which was blessed with a rare rawness and emotional grit. thanks to the fascination of its historical mapping and This time around, Daniels goes more for the glossy the power of much of the acting. In particular, Whitaker movieplex manners of standard Hollywood films, with a practices the restrained cool we’ve seen, in a very different formulaic style and the biopic sin of montage-mindedness, setting, in Ghost Dog, and Oprah Winfrey gives her best dulling us into a submissive, cliché-munching moviegoer’s and most nuanced screen performance yet as the Butler’s role and taking away the prospects of much of the film’s wise, long-suffering wife. It is partly a sideshow amusewould-be power. Although based on the true story of ment to observe the rogue’s gallery of known actors playEugene Allen, who grew up on a cotton farm but ended ing U.S. presidents, including John Cusack, against type, as up working in the White House between 1952 and 1986, Nixon, with the enlarged nose, and Liev Schreiber as LBJ, much of the story has been altered to pump up the nar- with enlarged earlobes, and, in another casting wink-wink rative intrigue, including the invention of a central son gesture, Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan. character named Louis (David Oyelowo). Louis’s various Ambitious in its scope, and an important film in terms maneuvers as he goes through school and into life find him of bringing the African-American saga into America’s engaged in the unfolding civil rights movement, Freedom public consciousness, Lee Daniels’ The Butler is a rousing Riders, Black Panthers, and a believability-straining Zelig- success on many fronts, even if its filmic and truth cred ■ like encounter with Martin Luther King Jr., putting him in are wanting. stark juxtaposition to the careful neutrality and apolitical cool of his father on the job.

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t’s not necessarily a profound film, or even a very unusual take on the high-school-romance coming-ofage melodrama. But it is exquisitely executed — and that counts for a lot. Here, Miles Teller ( & Over) plays party monster Sutter, who gets paired with Shailene Woodley’s (The Descendants) wallflower, Aimee. Together they create a spectacular amount of believable chemistry while supplying something deftly felt in almost every scene in which they appear. That means almost every scene in the movie since the film intelligently attacks adolescence as a glorified state that only tangentially overlaps with the grownup world — though many of the older cast members are memorable, too. The story centers on Sutter, whose likeability we sense is bordering on disaster, particularly where alcohol consumption is concerned. Sutter and Aimee rush into the future on a combo cloud of new love, whisky, and fear, but the truly great part of the film is the almost minimalist construction of each torrid scene, which director James Ponsoldt films as if the rest of the world almost did not exist.

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FIRST LOOKS Lee Daniels’ The Butler (132 mins.; PG-13: some violence and disturbing images, language, sexual material, thematic elements, smoking)

Reviewed on page 55. Fairview/Paseo Nuevo

✯ The Spectacular Now (95 mins.; R: alcohol use, language, some sexuality, all involving teens) Reviewed on page 55. Paseo Nuevo

PREMIERES The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (130 mins.; PG-13: intense sequences of fantasy violence and action, some suggestive content)

A young orphan learns that she descends from a long line of warriors who protect the planet from demons. Camino Real/Metro 4

The World’s End (109 mins.; R: pervasive language, including sexual references)

Five friends reunite to relive their most debaucherous pub crawl from 20 years prior. In the process, they become the lone hope for the survival of the human race.

The Highest Pass (90 mins.; NR) A young man and his Yogi guru set off on a motorcycle journey through the Himalayas, the highest drivable road in the world. Sat., Aug. 24, 7:30pm, Center of the Heart, 487 N. Turnpike Rd.

✯ Kon-Tiki (118 mins.; PG-13: a disturbing violent sequence) This film tells the real-life story of explorer Thor Heyerdahl’s epic high-seas journey on a balsa-wood raft. The adventure that united the postwar world gets a good, but not great, big-screen adaptation that leaves out all the more bizarre incidents from the book. (DJP) Sat., Aug. 24, and Sun., Aug. 25, 4:30pm, Ojai Playhouse, 145 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai

Strangers on a Train (101 mins.; PG: some violence, tension)

A psychotic socialist meets a pro tennis player and shares his theory on how two strangers can commit a consequence-free murder. Screens as part of UCSB Arts & Lectures’ Alfred Hitchcock Nights: Eight Classic Films of Obsession, Mystery and Suspense film series. Fri., Aug. 23, 8:30pm, Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens, 1100 Anacapa St.

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A family on vacation to celebrate their wedding anniversary comes under the attack of a mysterious gang of murderers. Camino Real/Fiesta 5

SCREENINGS El ángel exterminador (95 mins.; NR) The guests of a high-society dinner party find they are unable to leave. Screens as part of the Luis Buñuel Film Series. Thu., Aug. 29, 7:30pm, Casa Dolores, 1023 Bath St.

NOW SHOWING 2 Guns (109 mins.; R: violence throughout, language, brief nudity)

A DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer find themselves on the run together after they fail to infiltrate a drug ring. While there are entertainment values along the way,  Guns is ultimately little more than a well-intended blur of comic action, at once over the top and under the bottom. (JW) Fiesta 5 Blue Jasmine (98 mins.; PG-13: mature thematic material, language, sexual content)

A woman in crisis (Cate Blanchett) heads to San Francisco, where she reconnects with her estranged sister. Woody Allen

writes and directs. It’s hard to know what to make of the uneven, sometimes thinseeming Blue Jasmine, but Blanchett’s performance makes it worth seeing. (JW) Paseo Nuevo/Riviera

✯ Elysium (109 mins.; R: strong bloody violence, language throughout)

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (106 mins.; PG: fantasy action violence, some scary images, mild language)

The son of Poseidon gathers his friends and journeys to find the Golden Fleece and restore peace to his home. This second chapter, based loosely on a successful book franchise about the life of kid demigods, is even less pleasurable than the mediocre first film, which at least had some self-deprecating humor. (DJP) Fiesta 5 (2-D)

Planes (92 mins.; PG: some mild action, rude humor)

A small crop-dusting plane with a big fear of heights dreams of competing in a prestigious aerial race. Fairview (2-D)/Fiesta 5 (2-D)

✯ The Hunt (115 mins.; R: sexual content including a graphic image, violence, language)

A lonely teacher struggles to gain custody of his son. Then, finally, when his luck starts to turn, a small lie threatens to destroy his life. This emotionally engaging, dramatic tale doubles as a more general study of the perils of viral groupthink and mass hysteria. (JW) Plaza de Oro Jobs (122 mins.; PG-13: some drug content, brief strong language)

Ashton Kutcher portrays Steve Jobs in this historical drama about a high school dropout who turns into one of our generation’s most revered and successful entrepreneurs. Fairview/Metro 4 Kick-Ass 2 (103 mins.; R: strong violence, pervasive language, crude and sexual content, brief nudity)

High school hero Kick-Ass joins forces with a group of normal citizens to take down the evil Red Mist. Camino Real/Fiesta 5

Paranoia (106 mins.; PG-13: some sexuality, violence, language)

A new hire at a powerful corporation is asked to spy on his boss’s old mentor and secure a multibillion-dollar trade secret. Metro 4/Fairview

The Smurfs 2 (105 mins.; PG: some rude humor, action)

When Smurfette is kidnapped by Gargamel, the Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue her. It’s hard to believe that a film that features the considerable talents of Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria, and Brendan Gleason might be boring, but this one manages just fine. If ever a movie made me want to enroll in super-villain school, this was it. (DJP) Metro 4 (2-D)

✯ The Way Way Back (103 mins.; PG-13: thematic elements, language, some sexual content, brief drug material)

Fourteen-year-old Duncan befriends the manager of a local water park during a particularly troublesome summer break. This refreshingly smart and subtle number is blissfully off to the left of the summerfilm formula, with its blend of comingof-age angles, family dysfunction, and emotional/existential riptides. (JW)

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In the future, the wealthy live on a manmade space station, while the rest of the population resides on barren Earth. Neill Blomkamp’s second film takes place in the same thematic universe as his surprising debut, District . It’s science fiction in a terrifyingly “realistic” vein. It’s both weird and formulaic, not to mention a happy ending to a summer of mediocre blockbusters. (DJP) Arlington/Camino Real

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FAMILY BUSINESS: We’re the Millers stars (from left) Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, and Jason Sudeikis as a fake family that smuggles pot.

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A career pot dealer (Jason Sudeikis) fabricates a fake family to help him move a large marijuana shipment from Mexico to the U.S. Camino Real/Metro 4 augusT 22, 2013






(Mar. 21 - Apr. 19): An Indian student named Sankalp Sinha has invented the “Good Morning Sing N Shock.” It’s an alarm clock that plays you a song and gives you a small electrical jolt when you hit the snooze button. The voltage applied is far less intense than, say, a taser, and is designed to energize you rather than disable you. I encourage you to seek out wake-up calls like the kind this device administers, Aries: fairly gentle, yet sufficiently dramatic to get your attention. The alternative would be to wait around for blind fate to provide the wake-up calls. They might be a bit more strenuous.

(June 21 - July 22): Can you remember the last time you bumped up against a limitation caused by your lack of knowledge? What did it feel like? I expect that sometime soon you will have that experience again. You may shiver with worry as you contemplate the potential consequences of your continued ignorance. But you may also feel the thrill of hungry curiosity rising up in you. If all goes well, the fear and curiosity will motivate you to get further educated. You will set to work on a practical plan to make it happen.

(Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): Now and then a British Libra named Lloyd Scott dresses up in funny costumes while competing in long-distance races. He does it to raise money for charity. In the 2011 London Marathon, he wore a ninefoot snail outfit for the duration of the course. It took him 27 days to finish. I suggest you draw inspiration from his heroic effort. From a cosmic perspective, it would make sense for you to take your time as you engage in amusing activities that benefit your fellow humans.

but I do agree with the gist of his declaration. One of the essential facets of intelligence is the ability to conjure up vivid and creative images in one’s mind. When daily life has grown a bit staid or stuck or overly serious, this skill becomes even more crucial. Now is one of those times for you, Capricorn. If you have any trouble visualizing a horse galloping on a tomato, take measures to boost the fertility of your imagination.




(Apr. 20 - May 20): If you google the statement “I can change overnight,” most of the results that come up are negative, like “It’s not something I can change overnight” or “I don’t think I can change overnight.” But there’s one Google link to “I can change overnight.” It’s a declaration made by Taurus painter Willem de Kooning. He was referring to how unattached he was to defining his work and how easy it was for him to mutate his artistic style. I wouldn’t normally advise you Tauruses to use “I can change overnight” as your battle cry. But for the foreseeable future you do have the power to make some rather rapid and thorough transformations.

(July 23 - Aug. 22): “My story isn’t sweet and harmonious like invented stories,” wrote novelist Herman Hesse. “It tastes of folly and bewilderment, of madness and dream, like the life of all people who no longer want to lie to themselves.” As interesting as Hesse’s declaration is, let’s not take it as gospel. Let’s instead envision the possibility that when people reduce the number of lies they tell themselves, their lives may become sweeter and more harmonious as a result. I propose that exact scenario for you right now, Leo. There might be a rough adjustment period as you cut back on your self-deceptions, but eventually your folly and bewilderment will diminish as the sweet harmony grows.

(Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): What will you do now that you have acquired more clout and visibility? Will you mostly just pump up your self-love and bask in the increased attention? There’s nothing wrong with that, of course. But if those are the only ways you cash in on your added power, the power won’t last. I suggest you take advantage of your enhanced influence by engaging in radical acts of magnanimity. Perform good deeds and spread big ideas. The more blessings you bestow on your fellow humans, the more enduring your new perks will be.

(Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): “I want to be with those who know the secret things, or else alone,” wrote the eccentric ecstatic poet Rainer Maria Rilke. That wouldn’t be a good rule for you Aquarians to live by all the time. To thrive, you need a variety of cohorts and allies, including those who know and care little about secret things. But I suspect that for the next few weeks, an affinity for those who know secret things might suit you well. More than that, they may be exactly the accomplices who will help you attend to your number one assignment: exploratory holy work in the depths.





(May 21 - June 20): “The artist is by necessity a collector,” said graphic designer Paul Rand. “He accumulates things with the same ardor and curiosity with which a boy stuffs his pockets. He borrows from the sea and from the scrap heap; he takes snapshots, makes mental notes, and records impressions on tablecloths and newspapers. He has a taste for children’s wall scrawling as appreciative as that for prehistoric cave painting.” Whether or not you’re an artist, Gemini, this would be an excellent approach for you in the coming days. You’re in a phase when you can thrive by being a gatherer of everything that attracts and fascinates you. You don’t need to know yet why you’re assembling all these clues. That will be revealed in good time.

(Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): Novelist James Joyce once articulated an extreme wish that other writers have probably felt but never actually said. “The demand that I make of my reader,” said Joyce, “is that he should devote his whole life to reading my works.” Was he being mischievous? Maybe. But he never apologized or issued a retraction. Your assignment, Virgo, is to conjure up your own version of that wild desire: a clear statement of exactly what you really, really want in all of its extravagant glory. I think it’ll be healthy for you to identify this pure and naked longing. (P.S. I’m not implying that you should immediately try to get it fulfilled, though. For now, the important thing is knowing what it is.)

(Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): You’ve been pretty wild and uncontained lately, and that’s okay. I’ve loved seeing how much permission you’ve given yourself to ramble free, experiment with the improbable, and risk being a fool. I suspect that history will judge a majority of your recent explorations as tonic. But now, Sagittarius, the tenor of the time is shifting. To continue being in alignment with your highest good, I believe you will have to rein in your wanderlust and start attending to the care and cultivation of your power spot. Can you find a way to enjoy taking on more responsibility?

(Feb. 19 - Mar. 20): To launch your horoscope, I’ll steal a line from a Thomas Pynchon novel: A revelation trembles just beyond the threshold of your understanding. To continue your oracle, I’ll borrow a message I heard in my dream last night: A breakthrough shivers just beyond the edge of your courage. Next, I’ll use words I think I heard while eavesdropping on a conversation at Whole Foods: If you want to cook up the ultimate love feast, you’re still missing one ingredient. And to finish this oracle, Pisces, I’ll say that if you want to precipitate the trembling revelation, activate the shivering breakthrough, and acquire the missing ingredient, imitate what I’ve done in creating this horoscope. Assume the whole world is offering you useful clues, and listen closely.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): “The person who can’t visualize a horse galloping on a tomato is an idiot,” said the founder of Surrealism, writer André Breton. I wouldn’t go so far as to call such an imagination-deprived soul an “idiot,”

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PACIFIC CREPES 705 Anacapa St. 882‑ 1123.OPEN Tues‑Fri 10a‑3p & 5:30p‑ 9p, Sat 9a‑9p, Sun 9a‑3p From the flags of Bretagne & France to the “Au revoir, a bientot”; experience an authentic French creperie. Delicious crepes, salads & soups for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Tasty Crepe Suzette or crepe flambee desserts. Specials incl. starter, entree & dessert. Homemade with the best fresh products. Relax, enjoy the ambience, the food & parler francais! Bon Appetit!

PIERRE LAFOND Wine Bistro 516 State Street 962‑1455 $$ Open Every Day M‑F 11a‑9p Sat/ Sun 9a‑ 10p Brunch Sat/Sun 9a‑3p Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. A local favorite since 1993. California cui‑ sine showcasing the best local prod‑ ucts. Steamed Mussels, Flatbreads, Grilled Duck Breast, Vegetarian dishes, Sherry Wine cake, Wines from around the world. Happy Hour Mon‑Sat 4:30‑6: 30. Sidewalk patio. www.

Chinese American BEACHBREAK CAFE, 324 State St, 962‑2889. $ Open 7a‑2:30p 7 days a week. Covered outdoor patio on State. Great Breakfast & Lunch.

Bistro/Cafe JACK’S BISTRO & “FAMOUS BAGELS” 53 South Milpas (In Trader Joe’s Plaza) 564‑4331; 5050 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria 566‑1558. $ Extensive menu, beer & wine, on site catering ‑ Call Justen Alfama 805‑566‑1558 x4 Voted BEST BAGELS 16 years in a row!

Cajun/Creole THE PALACE Grill, 8 E. Cota St., 963‑ 5000. $$$. Open 7 days, Lunch 11:30a‑ 3p, Dinner 5:30p, V MC AE. Contemporary American grill w/ a lively, high‑energy atmosphere & fun, spon‑ taneous events. Featuring fine grilled steaks, fresh seafood, delicious pas‑ tas, select American Regional special‑ ties, like Blackened Crawfish‑ stuffed Filet Mignon, Louisiana Bread Pudding Souffle. Cajun Martinis, unique beers & well selected wine list. Lunch starts early enough for a late breakfast & ends late enough for an early supper. Voted “Best Team Service” since 1988. Rave reviews in Gourmet Magazine, Gault‑Millau Travel Guide, Zagat & Sunset Magazine.

YEN CHING 2840 De La Vina St. 682‑ 7191 7 days/wk M‑Sun 11a‑9p, ALL YOU CAN EAT Buffet: Lunch M‑F 11‑2 Sat & Sun Lunch 11‑2:30, Dinner Buffet 5:10‑8:30 incl all you can eat steak, shrimp & crab legs‑ Discounts for kids. Owner /Chef Joe Tzeng‑ Master Chef 25+yrs serving tradi‑ tional Mandarin & Szechuan delica‑ cies. All day take out‑ FREE delivery after 5pm

Coffee Houses SB COFFEE Roasting Company 321 Motor Way SB 962‑5213– NOW WITH FREE WI‑FI! Santa Barbara’s premiere coffee roasting company since 1989. Come in for the freshest most delicious cup of coffee ever and watch us roast the best coffee in town at our historic Old Town loca‑ tion ‑ Corner of State & Gutierrez. Gift baskets, mail order & corporate gifts avail.

Ethiopian AUTHENTIC ETHIOPIAN CUISINE Featured at Petit Valentien Restaurant 1114 State St. #14, 805‑966‑0222. Open Sat‑Sun Lunch ONLY 11am‑2:‑ 30pm. Serkaddis Alemu offers in ever changing menu with choices of vegitarian, vegan, and meat options. Catering Avaliable for parties of up to 40 people.

PETIT VALENTIEN, 1114 STATE ST. #14, 805‑966‑0222. Open M‑F 11:30‑ 3pm (lunch). M‑Sat 5pm‑Close (dinner). Sun $24 four course prefix dinner. In La Arcada Plaza, Chef Robert Dixon presents classic French comfort food at affordable cost in this cozy gem of a restaurant. Petit Valentien offers a wide array of meat and seafood entrees along with extensive small plates and a wine list specializing in amazing quality at arguably the best price in town. A warm romantic atmosphere makes the perfect date spot. Comfortable locale for dinner parties, or even just a relaxing glass of wine. Reservations are recommended. RENAUD’S PATISSERIE & Bistro, 3315 State St. in Loreto Plaza, 569‑2400 & 1324 State St. Ste N 892‑2800 $$ M ‑ Sat 7‑ 5, Sun 7‑3 & M‑Sun 7‑ 3 Wide selection of wholesome French pastries. Breakfast & lunch menu is composed of egg dishes, sandwiches & salads repre‑ senting Renaud’s favorites. Our Brewed coffees & teas are proudly 100% Organic.

Indian FLAVOR OF INDIA 3026 State 682‑ 6561 $$ VOTED BEST 17yrs. Finest, most authentic Indian cuisine is affordable too! All You Can Eat Lunch Buffet $8.95 M‑S din‑ ner combos $9.95+ Specials: Tandoori‑ Mixed or Fish, Chicken Tikka Masala, Shrimp Bhuna. Also: meat, curries & vegetarian.Wine & Beer. Take out. 20yrs of Excellence! INDIA CLUB ‑ New Goleta Restaurant, 5 Star Chef from India Krishna, lunch buffet 7 days a week, w/ special Dosa menu on Sat. & Sun. Beer & Wine. Open 7 days a week. 5701 Calle Real. 805‑967‑7171 INDIA HOUSE, 418 State St. Next to 99 Cent Store 805.962.5070. 7 days 11:30a‑ 3:30p ALL YOU CAN EAT Lunch Buffet $8.95. Dinner 5p‑9p. Tandori & North Indian Muglai spe‑ cialties. World Class Indian Chefs at your service! Traditional floor seat‑ ing. Indian & Draft Beers, Local Wines. NAAN STOP ‑ Popular, Casual Dinining, Indian Restaurant w/ Boba drinks, chick‑ en tikka masala, saag tofu, naan bread, and all other favorites! 966 Embarcadero del Mar 685‑4715.


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DARGAN’S IRISH Pub & Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega St. (next to lot 10) SB, 568‑0702. $$. Open 7 days 11:30a‑ Close (Food ‘til 10p, 11p on Sat/ Sun). AE MC V Disc. Authentic Irish food & atmosphere in downtown SB. Specialties from Ireland include Seafood & Meat dishes. Informal, relaxed pub‑style atmosphere. Live music Thursday nights. Children wel‑ come. Avail. for private parties. Pool & Darts.

PALAPA 4123 State St. 683‑3074 $$ BREAKFAST 7am daily. Big Breakfast burritos, machaca, chorizo & eggs, chiliquiles, Organic mexican coffee & Fresh squeezed OJ, pancakes, omelets & lunch specials. Fresh seafood dinners.

Italian ALDO’S ITALIAN Restaurant 1031 State St. 963‑6687. $$ Open 7 days. Lunch & Dinner. V MC AE DC DV. Local SB favorite for over 25 years offers fast, friendly service in the heart of downtown. Dine outdoors in our heated courtyard. Enjoy new home‑ style cuisine like Chicken Parmigiana or Fresh Fish specials in a comfort‑ able, romantic atmosphere. Vegan & Gluten‑ Free Pasta and Salad Options available. Wine & Beer. Full menu at:

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Japanese KYOTO, 3232 State St, 687‑1252.$$. Open 7days M‑F 11:30a‑2p; Sat Noon‑ 2:30p Lunch; Sun‑Thur 5‑10p Dinner, Fri‑Sat 5p‑10:30p.Complete Sushi Bar. Steak & Seafood Specials! Sashimi, Teriyaki, original Japanese appetiz‑ ers & Combination Boat Dinner. SB’s only TATAMI Rooms reservations suggested. Beer, Wine & Sake.Take Out. Birthday customers get FREE tempura ice cream & photo on our website!

Natural NATURAL CAFE, 508 State St., 5 blocks from beach. 962‑9494 Goleta‑ 5892 Hollister 692‑2363. 361 Hitchcock Way 563‑1163 $. Open for lunch & dinner 7 days. A local favorite for dinner. Voted “Best Lunch in Santa Barbara” “Best Health Food Restaurant” “Best Veggie Burger” “Best Sidewalk Cafe Patio” “Best Fish Taco” all in the Independent Reader’s Poll. Daily Specials, Char‑Broiled Chicken, Fresh Fish, Homemade Soups, Hearty Salads, Healthy Sandwiches, Juice Bar, Microbrews, Local Wines, and the Best Patio on State St. 9 loca‑ tions serving the Central Coast. SOJOURNER CAFÉ, 134 E. Canon Perdido 965‑7922. Open 11‑11 Th‑Sat; 11a‑10:30p Sun‑Wed. SB’s natu‑ ral foods landmark since 1978 Daily soups & chef’s specials, hearty stews, fresh local fish, organic chicken dishes,salads & sandwiches & award winning dessert . Espresso bar, beer, wine, smoothies, shakes & fresh juices

YOUR PLACE Restaurant, 22 N. Milpas St., 966‑5151, 965‑9397. $$. Open Mon 4‑9:45pm Tues‑Thurs & Sun 11:30a‑9:45p, Fri/Sat 11:30a‑10:30p. V MC AE. Your Place ‑ The One & Only. Voted “BEST THAI FOOD” for 26 years by Independent and The Weekly readers, making us a Living Legend! Lunch & dinner specials daily. Fresh seafood & tasty vegetarian dishes. Santa Barbara Restaurant Guide selected us as the Best Thai Restaurant for exceptional dining reflected by food quality, ser‑ vice & ambiance.

Steak HOLDREN’S 512 State St. 965‑3363 Lunch & Dinner Daily. Featuring $20 Prime Rib Wednesdays‑ USDA 12 oz Prime MidWestern corn‑fed beef char‑ broiled over mesquite; or try from our selections of the freshest seafood. We offer extensive wine & martini lists & look forward to making your dining experience superb! Reservations avail.

Wine of the Week Chamisal Vineyards “Califa” Chardonnay 2009 Hailing from the first vineyard ever planted in San Luis Obispo County’s coastally cooled Edna Valley, this intriguingly pleasing chard plays with oak influence but doesn’t give in, allowing a tension between the ripe fruit, warm vanilla, and almost bitter spices to keep you satisfied. Originally planted in 1973 by the Goss family, resurrected from dormancy as Domaine Alfred in the 1990s, and taken over in 2008 by the boutique‑minded Crimson Wine Group, which returned the property to its original name in honor of the native chamise shrub, Chamisal is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2013, and its Califa series, which also includes a pinot noir and syrah, represent the best of the bunch. See

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RODNEY’S Grill, 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard at The Fess Parker – A Doubletree by Hilton Resort 805‑564‑ 4333. Serving 5pm – 10pm Tuesday through Saturday. Rodney’s Grill Menu is Fresh and New. Featuring all natural hormone‑free beef and fresh seafood, appetizers, and incredible desserts. The place to enjoy dinner with family and friends by the beach. Private Dining Room for 30. Full cock‑ tail bar with specialty cocktails. Wine cellar with Santa Barbara County & California best vintages by‑the‑glass

over 23 years same location. We are Santa Barbara’s premier wine retailer, offering a wide variety of local and imported wines. Our diverse assort‑ ment of wine comes from the world’s finest vineyards with prices starting around $9. View our full inventory @ We store your wine. 3000sq feet of temp. con‑ trolled wine lockers; 8 case lockers‑300 case rooms. Off‑street parking. 2 blocks from State St. (2nd driveway @ 126 E. Haley) Monthly tastings & private tast‑ ings available. We ship wine. Keep in touch: Facebook, Google+, Twitter

BABCOCK WINERY & VINEYARDS. 5175 HWY 246 Sta. Rita Hills. 805‑736‑ 1455 Open 10:30‑5 p.m. daily. For 30 years Bryan Babcock has been honing his craft. Venture into beautiful wine country and savor his extraordi‑ extraordi nary collection of highly expressive sin‑ sin gle‑vineyard Pinot Noirs rarely offered outside of the winery. Sample highly acclaimed Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris. Cabernet and Syrah sourced from warmer SB Co. locales are voluptuous. Taste wine and shop for eclectic gifts in a newly ren‑ ovated, vintage inspired atmosphere. SANTA BARBARA Winery, 202 Anacapa St. 963‑3633. Open 7 days, 10a‑5p, small charge for extensive tast‑ ing list. 2 blocks from both State St & the beach. This venerable winery is the county’s oldest‑ est.1962, and offers many internationally acclaimed wines from their Lafond Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills. Try some of Winemaker Bruce McGuire’s small production bot‑ WHITCRAFT WINERY, 36 S. Calle Cesar Chavez 730‑1680. Family owned & operated. Specialist in Pinot Noir .Est. 1985. In Sideways! 1 block from beach. Tastings Fri/Sat/Sun 12‑4 & by appt.

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LILLY’S COMING TO GOLETA: It appears Santa Barbara’s award-winning taco shop Lilly’s ( Chapala St.) is coming to G-Town. This just in from reader Robert: “While getting a flat fixed at Bike Bob’s in Goleta, the bike shop rumor is that a second Lilly’s is getting ready to open at the former La Carreta [ Storke Road, Goleta]. So, I went over and talked to the construction folks working at the former La Carreta, and sure enough, they work for Lilly’s and are opening a second location. I verified that they will have the same menu with tongue, brain, eyeball, and the standard taco fare that we all love.” McCONNELL’S OPENS: McConnell’s Ice Cream has

opened a new retail store at  State Street, formerly Java Jones and Espresso Roma Café.

ELEPHANT BAR CLOSES: After decades in business,

the Elephant Bar restaurant at  Firestone Road in Goleta closed on August 18. PEABODY’S UPDATE: I stopped by the former

home of Peabody’s at  Coast Village Road, and it appears that it is still under construction and a long way from opening. The building was leased by cellphone pioneer [and ex-husband of News-Press owner Wendy McCaw] Craig McCaw. Rumor has it that the restaurant might be given a new name and serve “vegetable forward” cuisine. ENCHIRITO RETURNS: Area Taco Bell franchisee

Richard informs me that the Enchirito is now officially back on the menu at Taco Bell. In July, Taco Bell removed the classic item from their list of offerings. FOLEY JOINS THE INN CROWD: The Foley Food

and Wine Society has joined the TV show The Inn Crowd with Chef Budi Kazali as its season-three title sponsor, according to executive producers Ira Distenfield and Craig Case.“As Title Sponsor, The Foley Food and Wine Society is pleased to partner with KEYT-TV and The Inn Crowd with Chef Budi Kazali in providing unique television programming for people on the central coast who celebrate food, wine, and travel,” said Bill Foley, founder of the Society. The series, which is presently airing its season-two reruns on KEYT at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday MORE nights, will see Chef Kazali bringFOOD SEE P. 45

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astavino restaurant at  Marketplace Drive in Goleta has closed after four years in business, and I am told it will be replaced with a new BBQ eatery.“We are bringing in new management and a new chef to open a BBQ joint,” says owner Clay Holdren.“The chef specializes in smoked meats and BBQ-style cooking. We will be opening in three to four weeks. We are really excited about this new venture. The chef is Craig Baldi, who is the original chef that we had when we opened Holdren’s downtown. He moved away about six years ago and has been perfecting BBQ in Northern Cali. We are thrilled to have him back!”

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S U N D AY EYEBALLS FOR ALL: Everyone’s favorite taco joint, Lilly’s Taquería, is rumored to be opening a Goleta location soon.

ing his cooking skills to a variety of locations, including Santa Barbara yacht The Channel Cat and a trail ride at the Alisal Guest Ranch. THE CRYSTAL BALL: After intense concentration

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and a wave of my hand over the all-knowing crystal ball, my eatery oracle has revealed a list of locations appearing in your future:

• Anacapa Seafood raw bar,  W. Victoria St. • Belcampo Meat Co.,  W. Victoria St. • Brothers Restaurant,  Sagunto St., Santa Ynez (formerly Red Barn Steak House) • C’est Cheese Café & Marketplace,  Santa Barbara St. (formerly Our Daily Bread) • Crazy Good Bread,  W. Victoria St. • Daily Grind,  De la Vina St. (formerly Taco Bell) • Enjoy Cupcakes,  W. Victoria St. • Flagstone Pantry,  W. Victoria St. • Fresh Market,  N. Milpas St. (formerly Scolari’s) • Full of Life Flatbread, near  W. Victoria St. • Green Star Coffee,  W. Victoria St. • Himalaya Kitchen,  State St. (currently All India Café) • JuiceWell,  W. Victoria St. • La Ancla Taquería,  W. Victoria St. • Lilly’s Taquería,  Storke Rd., Goleta • Lure Fish House, Upper State St. • McDonald’s,  Calle Real, Goleta • Mesa Verde,  Cliff Dr. (formerly Cliff ’s & Co.) • Miso Hungry,  State St. (formerly Jack’s Bistro & Bagels) • Pasta Shoppe,  W. Victoria St. • Rori’s Artisanal Creamery,  W. Victoria St. • Silvergreens, Goleta • Unnamed cheese and charcuterie shop,  W. Victoria St. • Unnamed eatery,  Coast Village Rd. (formerly Peabody’s) • Unnamed BBQ eatery,  Marketplace Dr., Goleta (formerly Pastavino)

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Legals ABC Permit NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of filing application: July 31 2013. To Whom it May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/ are: VILLA WINEBAR LLC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 618 Anacapa St Unit A Santa Barbara, CA 93101‑1690 for the following type of License: 41‑ ON‑SALE BEER AND WINE‑ EATING PLACE and Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1000 South Hill Road Ste 310 Ventura, CA 93003. (805) 289‑0100. Published .Aug 15, 22, 29 2013.

July 22, 2013. 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0002308. Published: Aug 01, 08, 15, 22 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Cal Coast Doors, Goleta Valley Communication Center, Cal Coast Lock & Safe, Goleta Valley Lock & Safe Co., Cal Coast Locksmiths, Goleta Valley Locksmiths at 272 South Orange Ave. Suite #1 Goleta, CA 93117‑3622 This business is conducted by Individual Signed: Michael S. Young This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 29, 2013. 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 Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑0002383. Published: Aug 01, 08, 15, 22 2013.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Santa Barbara Bride, Santa Barbara Events, Santa Barbara Wedding Guide, Santa Barbara Wedding Style, Santabarbarawedding. com at 2528 Orella Street, Unit A Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Liane Rose Duffy (same address) This business is conducted by Individual Signed: Liane R. Duffy This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 17, 2013. 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 Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002258. Published: Aug 01, 08, 15, 22 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Holton Group at NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL 510 Castillo St. #320 Santa Barbara, CA ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of filing 93101; Parris Construction, Inc. (same application: Aug 15 2013. To Whom it May address) This business is conducted by Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/ Corporation Signed: W.S. Parris This are: MONKEYPIG, LLC, SCOTT JOSEPH statement was filed with the County Clerk MANSER The applicants listed above are FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME applying to the Department of Alcoholic STATEMENT The following person(s) of Santa Barbara County on July 25, 2013. Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages is/are doing business as: Animal Eye This statement expires five years from at: 730 N Milpas St Santa Barbara, CA Care, Animal Eye Clinic, Eye Clinics the date it was filed in the Office of the 93103‑3029 for the following type For Animals, Eye Vet For Animals, County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County of License: 41‑ON‑SALE BEER AND Eye Vets For Pets, www.eyevets.­ Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: WINE‑EATING PLACE and Department of com, Animal Eye Care Clinic, Eye 2013‑0002367. Published: Aug 01, 08, 15, Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1000 South Hill Care For Animals, Eye Vet Clinic, Eye 22 2013. Road Ste 310 Ventura, CA 93003. (805) Vet For Pets, The Animal Eye Clinic, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME 289‑0100. Published . Aug 22, 29. Sep 5 Animal Eye Care Clinics, Eye Clinic STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ 2013. For Animals, Eye Vet Clinics, Eye Vets are doing business as: Buena Design For Animals, www.eyevet.­ com at Services, Buena Fabrication, Buena Tile FBN Abandonment 1221 Avenida Acaso Suite B Camarillo, & Stone, Buena Tile + Stone, Buena, CA 93012 This business is conducted Buena Tile And Stone at 518 E Haley STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF by Corporation Signed: Thomas P. Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Anacapa USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME Grant This statement was filed with the Distribution 1717 Palma Drive Ventura, The following Fictitious Business Name is County Clerk of Santa Barbara County CA 93003 This business is conducted by being abandoned: Old Town Cellular on July 10, 2013. This statement expires Corporation Signed: Cheryl George This at 5730 Hollister Ave. Unit #6 Goleta, CA five years from the date it was filed in statement was filed with the County Clerk 93117 The original statement for use of the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. of Santa Barbara County on Aug 01, 2013. this Fictitious Business Name was filed Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector This statement expires five years from the Sept. 2, 2009. in the County of Santa Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002186. date it was filed in the Office of the County Barbara. Original file no. 2009‑ 0002840. Published: Aug 01, 08, 15, 22 2013. Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk The person(s) or entities abandoning use (SEAL) by Hector Gonzales. FBN Number: FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME of this name are as follows: Santa Barbara 2013‑ 0002119. Published: Aug 01, 08, STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ Landshark Inc. 5748 Hollister Ave. Goleta, 15, 22 2013. are doing business as: Nina De Creeft CA 93117. This statement was filed with FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME Ward (Artist) Nina Ward (Artist) at the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 07, 2013 I hereby certify that this is 3075 Calle Mariposa Santa Barbara, CA STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: KOA Swimwear a correct copy of the original statement on 93105; Rosa Mariana De Creeft (same file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County address) This business is conducted by at 1444 Jesusita Lane Santa Barbara, Clerk (SEAL) by Jessica Armstrong. Published Individual Signed: Rosa Mariana De CA 93105; Kristen Elias (same address) Creeft This statement was filed with the Nicole Elias (same address) This business is Aug 15, 22, 29, Sept. 5, 2013 County Clerk of Santa Barbara County conducted by General Partnership Signed: STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF on July 29, 2013. This statement expires Nicole Elias This statement was filed with USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County The following Fictitious Business Name is the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph on July 23, 2013. This statement expires five being abandoned: Old Town Mini Mart at E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by years from the date it was filed in the Office 5748 Hollister Ave. Goleta, CA 93117 The Jessica Armstrong. FBN Number: 2013‑ of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, original statement for use of this Fictitious 0002384. Published: Aug 01, 08, 15, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Business Name was filed April 12, 2012. 22 2013. Number: 2013‑ 0002320. Published: Aug in the County of Santa Barbara. Original 01, 08, 15, 22 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME file no. 2012‑ 0001122. The person(s) or BUSINESS NAME entities abandoning use of this name are as STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ FICTITIOUS follows: Santa Barbara Landshark Inc. (same are doing business as: Jose F Almanza STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Art Walk For address). This statement was filed with the Landscaping & Maintenance at 30 County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Winchester Cyn Road #8 Goleta, CA Kids/Adults at 835 Puente Drive Santa Aug 07, 2013 I hereby certify that this is a 93117; Jose F Almanza (same address) Barbara, CA 93110; Kerrie Kilpatrick‑ correct copy of the original statement on This business is conducted by Individual Weinberg (same address) This business file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Signed: Jose F Almanza This statement is conducted by Individual Signed: Kerrie Clerk (SEAL) by Jessica Armstrong. Published was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Kilpatrick‑Weinberg This statement Barbara County on July 18, 2013. This was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Aug 15, 22, 29, Sept. 5, 2013 statement expires five years from the Barbara County on July 24, 2013. This date it was filed in the Office of the statement expires five years from the date Fictitious Business County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County it was filed in the Office of the County Name Statement Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME Number: 2013‑0002270. Published: 2013‑ 0002343. Published: Aug 01, 08, STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are Aug 01, 08, 15, 22 2013. 15, 22 2013. 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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Stonegate Construction at 5730 Hollister Ave. Ste D Goleta, CA 93117; Roger N Brown 2440 Calle Almonte Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Robert J. (Judd) McClimon 7400 Cathedral Oaks Road Goleta, CA 93117; Rae & Mori Construction Inc 5730 Hollister Ave. Ste D Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by Corporation Signed: Kristi Smart This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 19, 2013. 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0002293. Published: Aug 08, 15, 22, 29 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Down To Earth Gardening Solutions at 141‑G East Highway 246 Buellton, CA 93427; Down To Earth Gardening Solutions Inc. PO Box 397 Buellton, CA 93427 This business is conducted by Corporation Signed: Adrienne E. Veillette, CFO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 30, 2013. 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 Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑0002397. Published: Aug 08, 15, 22, 29 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: George The Rooterman Plumbing at 808 North Ontare Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Gail Suzanne Porter (same address) Robert Kenneth Porter (same address) This business is conducted by A Married Couple Signed: Robert K. Porter This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 1, 2013. 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 Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑0002426. Published: Aug 08, 15, 22, 29 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Enterpreneurs Workshop International, EWI, Inventors Workshop International,, Workshop International IWI, V‑SEC, Virtual Space Enterprise Center at 812 E. Lemon Street Lompoc, CA 93436; Environmental Education Group, Inc. PO Box 285 Santa Barbara, CA 93102 This business is conducted by Corporation Signed: Lielle Arad‑ Treasurer This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 26, 2013. 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 Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002386. Published: Aug 08, 15, 22, 29 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Mesa Appliance Inc. at 315 Meigs Road, Suite 399 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Mesa Appliance (same address) This business is conducted by Corporation Signed: Sergiy Mayoror This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 30, 2013. 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 Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002406. Published: Aug 08, 15, 22, 29 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Transcontinental Properties at 420 East Carrillo Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Transcontinental Corporation (same address) This business is conducted by Corporation Signed: David J. Voorhies This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 24, 2013. 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 Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002334. Published: Aug 08, 15, 22, 29 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Conservation of The American Pyramid at 639 Avenida Pequena Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Anita M. Campion (same address) This business is conducted by Individual Signed: Anita M. Campion This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 31, 2013. 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 Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑0002412. Published: Aug 08, 15, 22, 29 2013.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Santa Barbara Postcard Company at 2312 De la Vina Street #C Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Scott Gibson (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Scott B. Gibson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 06, 2013. 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 Jessica Armstrong. FBN Number: 2013‑0002467. Published: Aug 15, 22, 29, Sept 5, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Weeha Productions at 218 Mesa Verde Dr Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Wendy L Wagner (same address) This business is conducted by an Individual Signed: Wendy L. Wagner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 07, 2013. 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2013‑0002473. Published: Aug 15, 22, 29, Sept 5, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Fainer Consulting at 1114 State Street, Suite 200 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Fainer Consulting, LLC 635 Camino Campana Santa Barbara,CA 93111. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Signed: Lea Fainer, Member & Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 17, 2013. 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 Eva Chavez. FBN Number: 2013‑0002255. Published: Aug 15, 22, 29, Sept 5, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Bootiik at 27 W. Anapamu Street, Suite 236 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Shakari Russell 5182 Concord Place Carpinteria, CA 93013. This business is conducted by an Individual. Signed: Shakari Russell. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 25, 2013. 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 Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002361. Published: Aug 15, 22, 29, Sept 5, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Goldstudent, Nitata, Peminian at 5662 Calle Real #157 Goleta, CA 93117; Arboleda Road LLC (same address). This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Ning Wang, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 07, 2013. 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 Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2013‑0002502. Published: Aug 15, 22, 29, Sept 5, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Surfside Patient Services at 6218 Cathedral Oaks Road Goleta, CA 93117; John Kuehl (same address) and George M Skuse (same address). This business is conducted by Copartners Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 18, 2013. 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0002269. Published: Aug 15, 22, 29, Sept 5, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Coyote Creek Ranch at 560 Ranch Road Solvang, CA 93463; Charles W. Adam (same address) Cindy Adam (same address)­This business is conducted by General Partnerships Signed: Diana Jessup Lee/Reicker, Pfau, Pyle & McRoy LLP/Attorneys for Registrants This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 07, 2013. 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 Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002471. Published: Aug 15, 22, 29, Sept 5, 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Hollister Ranch Realty at 3 Hollister Ranch Gaviota, CA 93117; Jeffrey A Kruthers 26 Hollister Ranch Gaviota, CA 93117; Wendie D Kruthers (same address). This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Jeffrey A. Kruthers. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 08, 2013. 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 Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002496. Published: Aug 15, 22, 29, Sept 5, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Interiors By Adele at 227 Constance Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Adele Rosen (same address). This business is conducted by a Danielle Gomez Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 05, 2013. 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 Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002453. Published: Aug 15, 22, 29, Sept 5, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Allen’s Draught Line Service at 2320 Banner Ave #3 Summerland, CA 93067;­ Christopher Michael Allen (same address). This business is conducted by Individual Signed: Chris Allen This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 09, 2013. 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 Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002512. Published: Aug 15, 22, 29, Sept 5, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Ruby Sky, Ruby Sky Productions at 330 E. Carrillo Street Suite F Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Sandra Cowan‑Araujo 3852 Pemm Place Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Janette K. James 118 W. Victoria Street #3 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Janette K. James This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 15, 2013. 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 Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑0002581. Published: Aug 22, 29, Sept 5, 12 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: California Country, California Country Solvang, California Country Store, California Country Store Solvang at 1608 Copenhagen Drive Solvang, CA 93463; Pacific Endeavors, Inc. 1235 Oregon Street Port Orford, OR 97465 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Diane Carter This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 22, 2013. 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 Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0002296. Published: Aug 22, 29, Sept 5, 12 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: B&E Partnership at 365 Ortega Ridge Road Montecito, CA 93108; Bryce Recordon (same address) Erika Recordon (same address) This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Bryce Recordon This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 13, 2013. 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 Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑0002548. Published: Aug 22, 29, Sept 5, 12 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Goodland Chai Company, The Goleta Homesteader at 674 Walnut Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Kimberly Goodland (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Kimberly Goodland This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 15, 2013. 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 Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑0002578. Published: Aug 22, 29, Sept 5, 12 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Killscrow at 809 Ashley Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Darrick Rasmussen (same address) Lana Rasmussen (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Lana Rasmussen This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 08, 2013. 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 Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002491. Published: Aug 22, 29, Sept 5, 12 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Geecomp, Geecomp Technologies at 529 W. Pueblo St. #3 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; George Kubinyi (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: George Kubinyi This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 13, 2013. 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 Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2013‑0002546. Published: Aug 22, 29, Sept 5, 12 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Newhaven Builders Inc. at 2181 East Foothill Boulevard #104 Passadena, CA 91107; Westhaven Builders PO Box 50607 Montecito, CA 93150. This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Kenneth Rideout, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 08, 2013. 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 Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002493. Published: Aug 22, 29, Sept 5, 12 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: CBSB, Custom Built Santa Barbara at 126 Santa Ynez Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Yeni E Salinas This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 29, 2013. 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 Jessica Armstrong. FBN Number: 2013‑0002389. Published: Aug 22, 29, Sept 5, 12 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Barbara Ann Kleemann DBA Indian Lake Ranch at 526 Via Sinuosa Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Barbara Ann Kleemann (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Barbara Ann Kleemann This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 14, 2013. 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 Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑0002572. Published: Aug 22, 29, Sept 5, 12 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SFA Design at 136 West Canon Perdido Street #220 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Smith‑ Firestone Associates, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Sue Firestone, Director This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 16, 2013. 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 Jessica Armstrong. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002590. Published: Aug 22, 29, Sept 5, 12 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Elite Meetings International, Inc. at 925 De La Vina Street #300 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Elite Meetings International, Inc. 500 East Montecito Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Karen Cahill This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 12, 2013. 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 Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑0002520. Published: Aug 22, 29, Sept 5, 12 2013.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Data Techonology Consulting at 4521 Vieja Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Steve Davis (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Steve Davis This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 14, 2013. 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 Andrea Luperello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002567. Published: Aug 22, 29, Sept 5, 12 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: High Noon Vintage at 20 South Kellogg Ave. Goleta, CA 93117; Samantha Schwan 6474 Stagecoach Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Samantha Schwan This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 14, 2013. 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 Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑0002562. Published: Aug 22, 29, Sept 5, 12 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Darkmoon Building Design & Engineering at 36 Touran Lane Goleta, CA 93117; Jonathan Villegas (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jonathan Villegas This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Jul 19, 2013. 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 Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002289. Published: Aug 22, 29, Sept 5, 12 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Kasahi Studios at 3055 Lucinda Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Lisa Bolton (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Lisa Bolton This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 14, 2013. 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 Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002564. Published: Aug 22, 29, Sept 5, 12 2013.

Lien Sale Storage lien SALE. Contents are packed boxes believed to be household goods. The items are being stored for Laura Dewey in storage unit “Y” located at Bucks Moving & Storage 417 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, Ca. 93101. Published Aug 22, 29 2013. Storage lien SALE Contents are some wicker furniture, miscellaneous house hold goods. Professional beauty salon sinks and hair dryers and beauty salon supplies. Items are being stored for Krista Zanderson in storage unit “S1” located at Bucks Moving & Storage 417 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, Ca. 93101. Published Aug 22, 29 2013.

Name Change IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF ARIELLE KENT AMENDEN ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 1417820 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: JOHN MARCOS DEWEY TO: JOHN MARCOS KENT 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 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 Sept 25, 2013 9:30am, Dept 6, 1100 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the 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 July 10, 2013. by Narzralli Baksh Deputy Clerk for Thomas P Anderle, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Aug 15, 22, 29, Sept 5, 2013.

Public Notices BULK SALE NOTICE: Please take notice: 1. That a bulk sale sale is about to take place; 2. Names and business addresses of the Sellers are: Warren D. Johnson and Christine A. Johnson, California; 3. Name and business address of the Purchaser is; Advanced Engineering & Maching, LLC 5790 Thornwood, Suite B Goleta, CAlifornia 93117; 4. Location and description of the assets: 5790 Thornwood, Suite B Goleta, California 93117; The furiture, fixtures and equipment, set forth on Exhibit “A” 5. Place and anticipated date of sale: 5790 Thornwood, Suite B Goleta, California 93117 August 26. 2013 6. Name and address of person with whom claims can be filed: James Geis Advanced Engineering & Machining, LLC 5790 Thornwood, Suite B Goleta, California 93117; 7. Last date that claims can be filed: August 25, 2013. Publised August 15, 22 2013 HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA PUBLIC NOTICE The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara (HACSB) is accepting applications for the Section 8 Project‑ Based Rental Assistance (PBA) Program for non‑profit organizations for new construction of rental units, rehabilitation projects and existing units. Rental subsidies for units assisted under this program can be provided for a term of up to 15 years, subject to the


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availability of appropriations and future availability of funding under HACSB’s Annual Contributions Contract with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HACSB anticipates that approximately 24 Project‑Based vouchers will be awarded to owners/developers/operators of rental units within the Santa Barbara City limits which HACSB determines to be most appropriate for this type of assistance.

duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Property is being sold “as is™ where is”. TAX PARCEL NO. 001‑101‑047 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 6858 CASITAS PASS ROAD, CARPINTERIA, CA 93013. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is $9,586,706.68. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. SALE INFORMATION LINE: 714‑730‑2727 or Dated: 7/26/2013 PEAK FORECLOSURE SERVICES, INC. AS TRUSTEE 5900 Canoga Avenue, Suite 220 Woodland Hills, CA 91367 (818) 591‑9237 By: Georgina Rodriguez, Trustee Sales Officer A‑ 4404823 08/01/2013, 08/08/2013, 08/15/2013

cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in §5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): JOSE ANTONIO URIBE AND MARIBEL URIBE, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 10/28/86, as Instrument No. 1986‑070245, of Official Records of SANTA BARBARA County, California. Date of Sale: 08/28/13 at 1:00 PM Place of Sale: At the main entrance to the County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA The purported property address is: 1014 ALPHONSE ST, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93103 Assessors Parcel No. 031‑185‑ 05 The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $27,371.03. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid, plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the trustee. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 877‑ 484‑9942 or 800‑ 280‑2832 or visit this Internet Web site www.USA‑ or www. using the file number assigned to this case 7042.29634. Information

about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: July 30, 2013 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee Victoria Gutierrez, Authorized Signatory 1241 E. Dyer Road, Suite 250, Santa Ana, CA 92705 866‑387‑ 6987 Sale Info website: www. USA‑ or www.Auction. com Automated Sales Line: 877‑484‑9942 or 800‑280‑2832 Reinstatement and Pay‑Off Requests: 866‑387‑NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FILE # 7042.29634 08/08/2013, 08/15/2013, 08/22/2013

You may log on to for more information, ranking criteria, selection procedures, owner application, and requirements. Applications must be received by 3:00 PM on September 19, 2013. Please contact Veronica Loza, Director of Housing Programs at (805) 897‑1032 with any questions regarding the PBA Program or owner application submission requirements.

Trustee Notice NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. CA‑MBT‑ 13013879 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/20/2012. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714‑ 730‑2727 or visit this Internet Web site, using the file number assigned to this case . CA‑MBT‑ 13013879. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. On August 21, 2013, at 01:00 PM, AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 1100 ANACAPA STREET, in the City of SANTA BARBARA, County of SANTA BARBARA, State of CALIFORNIA, PEAK FORECLOSURE SERVICES, INC., a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by MANUEL S. JIMENEZ AND ALICIA JIMENEZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY, as Trustors, recorded on 5/4/2012, as Instrument No. 2012‑ 0028788, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SANTA BARBARA County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE APN: 049‑430‑39‑00 Title Order No.: 130046608 Property: 3558 MODOC ROAD 39, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93105‑4543 Trustee Sale No.: 2200‑ 002936‑F00 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/22/2009. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 09/12/2013 Sage Point Lender Services, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT drawn on a state or national bank, cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, or other form of payment authorized by 2924h­ (b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN BELOW MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST Executed by: THOMAS W SIMS AND CATHERINE SIMS Recorded on 10/29/2009 as Instrument No. 2009‑0065579 of Official Records, in the office of the County Recorder of SANTA BARBARA County, California Date of Sale: 09/12/2013 at 01:00PM Place of Sale: At the main entrance to the County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3558 MODOC ROAD 39, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93105‑4543 APN# 049‑ 430‑39‑00 The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs,

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multi‑tasking skills. Strong MS Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint; typing 45+ wpm. Attention to detail a must. Healthcare or IT industry experience preferred. Cottage Health System offers an excellent compensation package that includes above market salaries; premium medical benefits, pension plans, and tax savings accounts. Please apply online at: www.­ EOE


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expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Sale is $567,625.07. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to the return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (949) 236‑5599 or visit this Internet Web site, using the file number assigned to this case 2200‑002936‑F00. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 08/13/2013 Sage Point Lender Services, LLC 400 Exchange, Suite 110 Irvine, CA 92602 949‑265‑9940 EMMANUEL LUNA FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (949) 236‑ 5599 or visit www.nationwideposting.­ com SAGE POINT LENDER SERVICES, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NPP0219568 To: SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT PUB: 08/22/2013, 08/29/2013, 09/05/2013





ARTS & LECTURES Serves as the primary initial contact for the Development Director and provides essential administrative and financial support that is critical to the successful operation of a complex fund‑raising program. Reqs: Able to work independently, act with sound judgment and high degree of confidentiality, anticipate job requirements, prioritize and coordinate multiple complex tasks with frequent interruptions while


meeting strict deadlines. Must possess proficient knowledge of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Internet and e‑mail and demonstrated ability to quickly learn various software programs. Notes: Fingerprinting required. Must be insured to drive a vehicle and have access to a vehicle to run department errands. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull‑ Notice Program. Seasonal evenings and weekends at various events. $19.60/ hr. For primary consideration apply by 8/28/13, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at https://Jobs. Job #20130367


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Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara seeks applications for non‑faculty temporary lecturer positions in all core areas of Mechanical Engineering. Temporary Lecturer positions are variable in terms of percentage of time. Appointments are generally 1‑2 quarters per year with the possibility of reappointment dependent upon performance and departmental needs. Successful applicants will be admitted to a pool and called upon on an as‑needed basis. Salary will be commensurate with experience. An M.S. in Mechanical Engineering is required for this position and a demonstrated record of teaching excellence is preferred. Applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching statement,‑ and names and contact information


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for 3 references. Additional supporting materials may be included. Applications must be submitted electronically at: Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and this pool will remain open through June 30, 2015. Applicants are encouraged to learn more about the UCSB Department of Mechanical Engineering by visiting our website at The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer

LAMP ENGINEER (Santa Barbara, CA): Using knowl of Linux (Ubuntu), AWS infrastructures & Apache server dvlp, create & modify web applications. Apply knowl of MySQL, MongoDB, Redis & Sphinx, javascript, the DOM & cross‑browser compatibility to analyze, debug & dvlp applications. Master’s in Comp Eng or related reqd. Resumes:, Inc., Attn: Simon Taylor, 101A Innovation Pl., Santa Barbara, CA 93108.

LOCAL PROVIDER of support services for adults w/disabilities. FT/PT Positions available: Life Skills Coach, working w/ individuals on living independently in the community; Job Coach, providing individuals access to social enrichment activities in our day program & in the community; Crew or Job Coach, supervising individuals in employment settings. Criminal/DMV background check req. Must pass drug screen/ physical. $10/hr. For information please contact 805‑566‑9000 Fax: 805‑566‑ 9070 Email:

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Will you watch a dog in your home while the owner’s away? Home f‑t? (not 24/7). Earn money while helping a neighbor. Become a host family! $22/ day & up. SleepoverRover‑ California. com 866‑867‑5048 MOVIE EXTRAS Needed! Men/Women ages 18‑85. All Looks Needed. Movies & TV. No experience Preferred! Flexible Hours, Earn $200‑$300/Day! Call 877‑625‑1842. (AAN CAN)


MONTECITO BANK & TRUST, a premier performing, privately‑owned, community bank, serving the Santa Barbara and Ventura county area for more than 38 years, is seeking motivated and qualified individuals to lead and manage the Goleta Branch. Come join our team in providing a World Class Experience for our community, our customers, and our associates while making Montecito Bank & Trust the BEST place to work and the BEST place to bank! BRANCH MANAGER – Goleta Immediate opening for an experienced Branch Manager to build and expand relationships and increase profitability by generating, evaluating and successfully closing on a wide range of consumer and business deposit and loan activities. The Branch Manager will also lead, manage, direct and motivate branch associates to maintain standards of high performance and deliver exceptional customer service. Successful candidate will have Bachelor’s degree, or commensurate banking experience.Candidate must have a minimum of four years sales and supervisory experience; along with the ability to be registered as a Mortgage Loan Originator (MLO) through the NMLS agency. For more information, contact us at: or visit: www. EOE/AA, M/F/D/V


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BREN SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & MANAGEMENT Based on the vision of the Dean and faculty, is responsible for the overall support and coordination of academic programs. Monitors and evaluates program and curriculum effectiveness, collaborates with the Deans and faculty to generate initiatives aimed at increasing educational effectiveness and ensuring program competitiveness. Coordinates Master’s Project processes, working with students, faculty, senior managers, and external clients. Integrates special educational programs into the curriculum and academic operations at the Bren School. Oversees scheduling, provision of instructional support and course management systems. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and prior experience. Strong organization and interpersonal skills; technical skills in office applications and database management systems. Excellent verbal communication and writing skills; ability to make effective presentations. Note: Fingerprinting required. $49,000 ‑ $54,000/yr. Apply by 9/4/13 AA/EOE Apply online at Job #20130363

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HUMANITIES, ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Works to optimize philanthropic support in response to academic priorities established by the Humanities & Fine Arts Dean and Social Sciences Dean. The Director focuses about fifty percent time on major gift ($25K+) fund raising activities (with priority on $100K+ prospects), forty percent on prospect discovery and lower level gift solicitations, and ten percent on administrative duties such as planning, coordinating and executing aspects of the development program. Reqs: Minimum of 4 years of major gift experience, including raising 5 and 6 figure gifts. Proven track record of successfully managing current and prospective benefactors at the annual and major gift level. Demonstrated skill at gift negotiation and gift solicitation to engage individual, corporate, and foundation donors toward philanthropic outcomes. Demonstrated skill in writing professional, clear, and compelling proposals and other solicitation materials, acknowledgments, reports, public announcements and routine business correspondence. Notes: Fingerprinting required. Annually renewable contract position. Flexibility and willingness to travel. Ability to work some weekends and evenings. Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. For primary consideration apply by 8/29/13, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at https:// Job #20130369


CENTER FOR BLACK STUDIES RESEARCH Provides professional editorial assistance for two publications. Independently edits the Journal of Haitian Studies for stylistic consistency, logical organization, and rational development of content. Coordinates external reviews of articles, formats text and graphics to produce digital files. Managing Editor for KALFOU, A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies. Reqs: Graduation from college with major work in English, journalism, or an allied field, or in a subject matter area related to the editorial specialty, and demonstrated editing and writing abilities, and at least one full year of professional editorial experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Proficient with InDesign, Word, Acrobat, Photoshop and other editorial programs and designs. Comfortable using both PC and MAC. Ability to write and edit press releases for events and activities. Notes: Fingerprinting required. This is a grant funded career position with an end date of 6/30/16 with the possibility of continued funding. Please also attach two letters of recommendation when applying. $19.56 ‑ $20.49/hr. For primary consideration apply by 9/9/13, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at Job #20130355


OFFICE OF RESEARCH Oversees the Sponsored Projects electronic documentation “drive” including creating new electronic documents, updating existing documents and organization of folders. Oversees the activities of the Sponsored Projects website to ensure the information contained within is up‑ to‑date and accurate. Responsible for the overall management of extramural award closeouts. Responsible for preparation and submission of FFATA quarterly reports. Provides comprehensive office support and independently coordinates all travel and procurement activities for the Office of Research. Reqs: Ability to research and locate relevant UC policies and exercise judgment, logic, tact and diplomacy in the decision making process and while performing the critical duties of the position. Ability to work independently and to multitask with frequent interruptions while continuing to pay attention to detail. Proficient in MS Office. Notes: This is a 75% time position, working M‑ F from 10‑5. $19.15 ‑ $20.59/hr. For primary consideration apply by 8/26/13, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at Job #20130360

soCiAl serViCes ProgrAm iNstruCtors needed at Nuvelles Developmental Services Hollister Day Program. We seek creative, energetic applicants to work w/individuals with developmental disabilities. Duties include leading activities such as arts & crafts and games, leading community outings & providing personal care assistance. If you want a position which will make a difference in the lives of others, this is the job for you. What we offer: M‑F day shift, paid training, CPR cert., health ins. Apply in person at Novelles Developmental Services, 7300 Hollister Ave. Goleta, CA 93117. Please call 805‑ 968‑5360 for more info. Fax resumes to 805‑968‑8008.


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