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To Strike or Not to Strike? After Obama Speech, Capps Still Undecided on Syria

CURBING CONFLICT: “All of these [foreign confl conflicts] icts]] are easy to get into and hard to get out of,” said Michael Meredith, organizer of a vigil

to protest President Obama’s proposed airstrikes in Syria. So far, Congressmember Lois Capps has received more than 3,000 contacts from her constituents, most opposed to military intervention.


ast week, it seemed like the president was speeding toward a military conflict with Syria when he put on the brakes and decided to ask Congress for authorization. Then, as the vote loomed, Russia interceded with a last-minute offer to collaborate on a diplomatic solution. In a speech on Tuesday night, President Obama asked Congress to delay its vote. In an exclusive interview with The Santa Barbara Independent after the speech, Congressmember Lois Capps, who represents Santa Barbara, said she was happy the vote was delayed because she was “still undecided.” “Is a military strike going to make things better or worse — for the region, for our national security?” Capps asked. That is the key question that needs to be definitively answered before she makes up her mind. The fact that opinions currently are so divergent, said Capps, “indicates how conflicted this area is, how tough these issues are, and how important it is for us as a nation to be very measured in our response.” Capps, whose most defining vote may be the one she cast in opposition to the Iraq War, said that Syria has some similarities but also “many differences.” Both are geographically similar, and they are both threats to Israel, she said. Both are also ruled by ruthless dictators willing to “kill their own people to secure their power.” On the other hand, she said, we know for a fact that chemical weapons were used in Syria whereas weapons of mass destruction were never found in Iraq. Also, she said, the president is arguing for a “limited strike” and not regime change. Even so, Capps’s constituents — more than 3,000 of whom have contacted her — are overwhelmingly opposed to a military intervention in Syria. Some of them were waving signs at drivers on State Street Monday evening in front of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. One of the participants at the vigil, replicated in 75 cities across the country, was retired UCSB sociology 10



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professor and longtime activist Dick Flacks. He said it would be “unprecedented for the U.S. to launch a unilateral act of war” before pontificating on a tale of two Obamas. The “imperial president,” he said, had to back up his threat to punish the use of chemical weapons. A different president showed the opposite tendency, however, Flacks opined, when he decided to ask the American people via Congress. In his speech, Obama made the case for military action. “My fellow Americans,” he said, “for nearly seven decades the United States has been the anchor of global security. This has meant doing more than forging international agreements. It has meant enforcing them. The burdens of leadership are often heavy, but the world’s a better place because we have borne them.” If a vote had been taken by Congress, the indications are that force would not have been authorized. Capps said she understands that after two foreign wars in the past decade, Congress and the public are weary of the burden. “Just think of Santa Maria bearing its own casu-

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alty of war just a few days ago,” she said, referring to Army Specialist Kenneth Alvarez, 23, who was killed by an explosive device in Afghanistan on August 23. While Obama said there would be no openended commitment as there was in Iraq or Afghanistan, he said the failure to respond to the use of chemical weapons would embolden others in the future.“And that is why,” he said,“after careful deliberation, I determined that it is in the national security interests of the United States to respond to the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons through a targeted military strike.” Capps, who would have liked to hear the president pledge humanitarian aid, said she agreed our national interests were bound up with Syria and the Middle East, but she has not made up her mind on whether airstrikes are necessary, indicating that she would prefer a diplomatic solution. “If [our deliberations over Syria] in any way leave us with a blueprint for ways of resolving conflict that don’t lead to war, then this [process] will not have been a waste,” ■ she said.

After allegedly embezzling over $686,000 from his former employer, a 51-year-old Oxnard man was arrested last week on felony charges of grand theft and five counts of filing a false tax return. Freddy Orlando Pachon (pictured) is accused of stealing funds from Select Staffing, located in Santa Barbara, after serving as the company’s vice president of risk management and overseeing the business’s Workers’ Compensation claims from January 2008 to December 2012. A Santa Barbara fisherman pleaded guilty to unlawful handling of an endangered species and was ordered to pay a $375 fine after he caught a highly protected steelhead trout in Atascadero Creek earlier this year. Kyle Dillard, 20, and a friend were captured on a motion-activated camera — set up by biologists to keep an eye on the fish — hooking a steelhead in April, and a Fish and Game warden used the image and a price tag and packaging left at the scene to track them down. Dillard entered his plea and paid the fine in July, according to the District Attorney’s Office.



Goleta Abandons Gang Task Force

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Goleta’s decision to pull funding from the South Coast Youth Gang Task Force raised eyebrows at last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting. Supervisors Wolf and Carbajal — whose districts combined include Goleta, Santa Barbara, and Carpinteria — had not known about it. All three cities and the county chip in for the Task Force, whose goal it is to augment cooperation between agencies, service providers, and schools. “We were all shocked,” said Wolf upon learning from task force coordinator Saul Serrano that Goleta had pulled out prematurely. The city administrators had agreed to fund the effort for five years, said Serrano, but Goleta’s city manager Dan Singer said, “There was never any discussion that I was aware of about a long-term strategy.” Goleta Mayor Roger Aceves, who announced that he is running for Wolf’s supervisor seat on September 10, said, “I have explicitly asked for performance measures showing that the city of Goleta is benefiting from our contribution [which was $22,800 last year], and we couldn’t see it.” He also added that Goleta — through its revenue neutrality agreement — has contributed $82 million to the county over the past 20 years and that the county should pay for services. Supervisor Carbajal said of the decision, “This is another example of ineffective leadership coming from the mayor of Goleta.” The Task Force — based on a regional approach to juvenile crime — will continue to include Goleta, and Goleta will continue its (nonmonetary) participation. Santa Barbara Assistant City Administrator Marcelo Lopez said, “I’m hoping that we can engage with the — Brandon Fastman City [of Goleta] again, and they can be a funder.”

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper and the Environmental Defense Center have filed a federal lawsuit against the owner of Mosler Rock-Ojai Quarry, alleging he consistently failed to prevent pollutants, like sediment, from entering the Lower North Fork of Matilija Creek nearby, resulting in a damaged ecosystem for the endangered southern steelhead trout. Owner Larry Mosler’s water consultant maintains Mosler is in compliance with the law because he is working to remedy problems. Channelkeeper wants to settle, a request the financially strapped Mosler called “extortion.” Sheriff Bill Brown is sharing plans to apply for a $40 million grant available through Senate Bill 1022. The bill, passed last summer, authorizes bond sales to pay for jail upgrades to facilitate reentry services, treatment, and additional capacity. Brown plans on using the money — if obtained — to add transitional housing units to the proposed North County jail and to “replace antiquated housing” at the existing County Jail. Brown will present the application to county supervisors on 10/8.

CITY The Police Officers Association ratified a new three-year contract with the city on 9/10 that will require officers to pay more into their own retirement funds than they have in recent years, at an out-of-pocket cost of about $7,291 per offi-

cer spread out over three years. In that time, officers will receive a 5 percent pay raise, or a net jump of 2.25 percent, according to management. The POA insists it constitutes a pay cut. Three weeks ago, city administrators declared that negotiations had reached an impasse, a necessary first step before they could impose a contract on the union for one year. In years past, the POA has typically waged an aggressive war of words with City Hall, but this year, City Hall clearly took the initiative. Thousands of men and women dressed in everything pink trekked nearly 40 miles and raised more than $4.4 million during this year’s Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. About half of the money raised will fund prevention, treatment, and research organizations in Southern California, with the remaining dollars paying for projects that ensure access to care for those who cannot afford it. Participants started at Chase Palm Park Soccer Field on 9/7, spent the night in pink tents at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, and finished 9/8 at Carpinteria State Beach. PAU L WE LL M A N

A $27 million lawsuit filed against a Santa Barbara breast implant company by Johnson & Johnson was baseless, a jury ruled on 8/30. Sientra, Inc., headquartered on Hollister Avenue, was sued this June by Johnson & Johnson’s Mentor Worldwide, LLC — another Santa Barbara– based seller of breast implant devices — for contract interference and misappropriation of trade secrets after 15 Mentor sales representatives quit to work for Sientra. The win for Sientra was “momentous,” said Barry Cappello, one of the attorneys who defended the company. “It was a little start-up company here in Santa Barbara defending itself against Johnson & Johnson, one of the Dow 30 companies, one of the biggest companies in the world.”


The city welcomed its new Type 3 fire engine (pictured) during a ceremony last week at Station 7 on Stanwood Drive. The slightly smaller, 4-wheel drive rig, which cost just under $400,000, is specially made to fight fires in wildland-urban areas as it can hold 500 gallons of water but also connect to additional water supplies to serve as a pumping base for other engines or hose lines. “With the increase in the cont’d page 12 



he struggles of those who live in poverty reach far and wide, from what they’re able to eat and where they’re able to live, to whether they can care for their health and their kids and transport themselves to work (often multiple) minimumwage jobs. Such is life for thousands of Santa Barbara County residents, according to a study on poverty commissioned by the Board of Supervisors in January 2012, the findings of which were presented Tuesday. The fact that there are poor people in Santa Barbara County is not a revelation. But the study’s hard numbers and its presentation of the PINPOINTING THE POOR: First District Supervisor discrepancy between what federal Salud Carbajal led the charge for the study, which cost standards say poverty means and $60,000. what other metrics say is necessary for basic survival point to room for change in how the county’s poor are served. First District Supervisor Salud Carbajal, • In high-poverty areas, the child poverty rate is 40 percent, adults 30 percent, who proposed the study in 2011, said that for seniors 10 percent. all of the study’s gloom, there is not necessarily doom. “The silver lining is that this provides us • Only about 16 percent of residents have a a tool to be more strategic in better serving that bachelor’s degree in high-poverty areas. population in future years,” he said, explaining • High-poverty areas are home to 40 perthat he wants the statistics to help the county cent of the county’s residents using alterfind ways to better align services with the people native transportation. who need them and keep track of this data in • About 34 percent of families in poverty the future. live in South County, but they receive The study, conducted by the Oakland-based about half of the county’s public housInsight Center for Community Economic ing units and Section 8 vouchers. Development, focused on areas according to Census tracts and zip codes, and culled its data • Nearly 72 percent of the unmet child-care from the 2006-2010 American Community Surneeds are in the high-poverty areas, with vey, historical records, and primary input from a huge portion in Santa Maria. more than 100 area service providers and 16 • In high-poverty areas, the average age of leaders of nonprofit and private organizations. death is three years younger. It also took into account the dueling metrics used to measure poverty. For example, the federal guidelines — the thresholds of which are The study also found startling comparisons based on 1950s spending patterns and don’t vary between how average wages for full-time jobs by location — classify a single person as living in have changed between 2000 and 2010. While poverty if they make just under $11,000 a year. residents countywide only suffered an average For a family of three, that number increases to yearly loss of about $21, those living in the highabout $18,000. The Self-Sufficiency Standard is poverty areas saw cuts of more than $2,000 a another metric, which is used by the majority year. The most popular types of jobs in highof states and can vary by county. Santa Barbara poverty areas were in agriculture, retail, and County’s Self-Sufficiency Standard says that a accommodation and food services — with all single adult needs at least about $27,000 a year three sectors averaging only about $12 per hour. to pay for basic needs, while a single parent with Food stamp use also varied greatly between two young children needs close to $60,000 per the county overall and the high-poverty areas, year — an amount not covered by even three with about 15 percent of county households verfull-time, minimum-wage jobs. sus 32 percent of high-poverty area households To find the county’s most-suffering pock- using the program. The high-poverty areas in ets, the report designated high-poverty areas Santa Maria and Lompoc were the greatest as those whose Census tracts exceeded 20 per- participants. Out of the 71,000 people countywide lacking cent of its residents living in poverty. And after crunching the numbers, the researchers found health insurance, more than 20,000 are living the county’s poorest areas concentrated in Santa in the high-poverty areas. Dr. Takashi Wada, Maria, Santa Barbara, Lompoc, and Isla Vista. the director and health officer for the county’s Out of the county’s 400,000-plus residents, Public Health Department, said the Affordable nearly 74,000 — almost a fifth of the population Care Act (otherwise known as Obamacare) is — are living in poverty. Some other staggering projected to lower those figures over the next cont’d page 17  several years. findings include: september 12, 2013



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Santa Barbara prosecutors say it’s still “too early” to say what impact Proposition 36 — the statewide initiative passed last November granting early release to eligible repeat offenders sentenced to life under the state’s Three-Strikes law — has had despite a new study showing only 2 percent of those released have re-offended. That study, prepared by the NAACP and the Stanford University Law School Three Strikes Project, concluded that only two percent of the third-strikers released under the terms of Prop. 36 had reoffended after 4.4 months. That compares to a 16 percent re-offense rate for non-thirdstrikers released for the same period of time. Senior prosecuting attorney Hilary Dozer said the program has been in effect such a short time that no meaningful results can be obtained. Statewide, 1,000 inmates — only those with nonviolent and nonserious third strikes are eligible — have been released under Prop. 36 with another 2,000 early-release applications still pending. Dozer said figures for Santa Barbara County could not be assembled by press deadline, but he said in southern Santa Barbara County none of the third-strikers have reoffended. Dozer cautioned that most inmates released thus far have been among the least violent based on their prior criminal records and behavior in state prison. Those pending, he said, have more checkered records. Statewide, only 2 percent of inmates seeking early release have been denied. In Santa Barbara, Dozer said South County prosecutors unsuccessfully opposed the release of five. He noted that county prosecutors have sought to inject the mental records of the petitioning inmates into judicial deliberations but with mixed results. Typically, mental records are deemed privileged and confidential. Judge Brian Hill has admitted such records in cases assigned to him, while Judge Jean Dandona has refused to allow them. The authors of the study — who led the charge to pass Prop. 36 — concluded there was a dangerous dearth of reentry services to help released third-strikers adjust to life on the outside. Of the 2 percent who have re-offended, the study found — Nick Welsh that the majority involved minor misdemeanors.

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number of wildfires and their severity, we’re looking at vehicles that are more reflective of the type of problems we’re now facing,” City Fire Chief Pat McElroy said. “These engines give us a lot more maneuverability in the high fire areas and the narrow roads we have in the foothills.” Mesa residents voiced concerns this week to the Single Family Design Board (SFDB) about plans to demolish an oceanfront house at 2345 Edgewater Way and construct a larger, two-story residence. Citing the Neighborhood Preservation Ordinance, neighbors said the proposed 2,800-square-foot, Spanish-style design is not compatible with nearby homes, is too big and bulky, and includes the addition of an unsightly tower and new walls next to the Mesa pathway. The applicant will resubmit a revised proposal before it goes before the Planning Commission.


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In front of a crowd gathered at Goleta Beach Park on 9/10, Goleta Mayor Roger Aceves officially announced his candidacy for 2nd District County Supervisor. The location was chosen partly because Aceves said he plans to preserve the county’s most popular park from predicted erosion. He also highlighted the need for sufficient funding for Goleta as well as the importance of public safety. A former police officer and two-term Goleta city councilmember, Aceves is supported by the Deputy Sher-

iffs’ Association and former Santa Barbara city councilmember Dan Secord. After the urging of Santa Ynez residents and businesspeople, the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 (with 1st District Supervisor Salud Carbajal against) on 9/10 to appeal the June decision by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to approve a Tribal Consolidation and Acquisition Area Plan. If the plan were to go through, about 11,500 acres in the Santa Ynez Valley — approximately 10,000 belonging to private owners — would be subject to being more easily placed in fee-to-trust (or made federal tribal land) if acquired by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. Records show the tribe previously lived on that land. A proposal to install three designated smoking areas in downtown Carpinteria — as part of the city’s outdoor smoking ban — was not killed outright, but indefinitely put on ice by the City Council on 9/10. Councilmembers were troubled by the high cost of installing the designated areas, the loss of parking spaces, and the fact that there were only three. Now that designated areas have been abandoned, the new rule is, according to Councilmember Al Clark: “Anyone can still smoke anywhere in downtown Carpinteria, as long as they stay at least five feet away from anyone approaching them.” Santa Barbara County’s birthrate among females ages 15-19 is decreasing in line with the country’s, according to data provided by the county’s Public Health Department and a study conducted by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. National figures show that 29.4 teens per thousand gave birth in 2012, the lowest number ever reported. Similarly, the county’s 2011 statistics show a rate of 29.3. The national and Santa Barbara numbers have both been declining since 2007.

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Police Employee Gets 10 Years for Stealing he former supervisor of the S.B. Police Department’s business office, who admitted stealing more than $600,000 in parking ticket payments, was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in state prison and ordered to pay just under $685,000 in restitution and $112,000 to the Franchise Tax Board. Karen Flores worked for the SBPD for 15 years, pocketing cash and fudging records from June 2003 - August 2011. She was reportedly motivated to steal because she was promoted but didn’t receive a raise; her take-home salary was approximately $55,000 a year. Flores was arrested in August 2011 after, ironically, being assigned to a task force charged with investigating the missing funds. Though she tried to explain away the lost money by claiming the department’s tracking system was WALK OF SHAME: Karen Flores leaves the inaccurate, authorities found tickets she courthouse after her hearing. destroyed or altered. The investigation itself cost $75,000. Flores, 48, was represented Thursday Murphy said more than once that Flores had by attorney Dan Murphy, who argued she used much of the stolen money to support had admitted her guilt and was sufficiently family members during hard times, Cota said remorseful that she should be placed on proba- her bank statements didn’t reflect that. Flores’s tion, not put behind bars. “She won’t reoffend,” husband, he noted, made around $30,000 a he promised. Murphy said Flores’s judgment year working construction, but the family was was clouded by a depressive disorder brought annually funneling around $160,000 through on by postpartum depression and her sadness their bank account that went toward highend personal expenses. Plus, he said, much was only exacerbated by her guilt. Admitting that Flores was living slightly of the stolen money was cash that was never beyond her means during the seven years reported or deposited. Cota said there was no of theft, Murphy claimed she and her family evidence to suggest Flores’s husband was aware weren’t indulging in an overly extravagant of her thieving and that he avoided any taxlifestyle. She stole because she had to when related charges since she was in charge of the debts piled up, and family came to rely on her, bookkeeping. he went on. “Once the hamster wheel started Commuting 80 miles daily, Flores drove a spinning, she couldn’t get off,” he said. Murphy Ford Excursion, which gets around 15 mpg and said putting Flores in prison would unfairly is one of the most impractical commuter cars separate her from her 6-year-old son during on the market, Cota continued. So why, he rhehis formative years and that she had been a torically asked, buy such a vehicle? “To tow the law-abiding citizen until 2003.“She never even boat,” he answered. Cota also noted that since had a parking ticket!” he exclaimed, eliciting Flores was released on her own recognizance titters around the room and a chuckle from — she had only spent a few days in County Jail Judge George Eskin. — she’s been spotted driving a BMW by her Prosecutor Brian Cota countered each neighbor, a DA investigator. “She just doesn’t point, noting first that Flores’s supposed seem to get it,” Cota said, calling Flores greedy depression was never officially diagnosed and and without a functioning moral compass. Before sentencing, Judge Eskin made it clear that the term was only used in a letter written by the counselor Flores saw after her arrest. he had struggled with the decision, having spePlus, there was nothing to suggest in her 30 cial concern for Flores’s son. Though he said he letters of support that Flores had displayed appreciated Flores admitting her guilt and trysigns of depression over the years. In fact, said ing to make amends, her actions had profound Cota, she was known as a hard worker with effects. People lost their jobs and services were an active lifestyle and considered to be upbeat cut to make up for the lost funds, he said, and and reliable. The prosecutor went on to say the SBPD unfairly suffered. that while she may indeed be remorseful, it’s Before making his final determination, for herself and her impending sentence, not Eskin recited a passage about mercy from for the betrayal of her employer and the ripple Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice that ended Murphy’s legal brief. Eskin said while effect it had. Cota talked about how Flores bought a some mercy was warranted — he declined to boat, two cars, two ATVs, and jet skis in one impose the maximum sentence of 14 years, 15-month period, also purchasing golf clubs, four months — the law dictated Flores spend wakeboards, and a foosball table over the years. considerable time behind bars to reflect how He conceded that she and her family were liv- much money she took and for how long. Cota ing beyond their means in their Santa Ynez explained after the hearing that, because of home, but he stated,“People do that all the time sentencing guidelines, Flores will only serve without stealing. You make sacrifices.” While five years. ■






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A Das Williams–authored bill that would allow six community colleges to offer extension courses during the winter and summer passed in both houses of the Legislature this week. The goal of AB 955 is to increase time-to-degree for students, but many critics say it creates a two-tier system where wealthier students get a leg up. The six campuses are Crafton Hills College, College of the Canyons, Long Beach City College, Oxnard College, Pasadena City College, and Solano Community College. They will be able to offer full-cost, nonsubsidized courses for credit, meaning that California students would have to pay the same amount for those classes as an out-ofstate student typically pays. At Santa Barbara City College, that number would be $212 per unit as MISSING OUT: Das Williams’s opposed to $46. bill leaves out Santa Barbara Williams’s staff, however, did not approach because of lack of local support. Santa Barbara City College because of past lack of support from the Academic Senate and Board of Trustees. “I would have loved to have SBCC be in the pilot for the benefit of students, but I saw so much resistance that even if I included them in the law, it never would have happened,” said Williams, chair of the Assembly’s Higher Education Committee. City College President Lori Gaskin diplomatically said, “Personally, I’ve always been one to advocate experimenting in the educational arena and to pilot specific risks. Assemblymember Williams advocating doing so is a positive. It allows us to test the waters with a control group.” The original bill proposed to allow all community colleges to offer extension courses, but it was pared down to a pilot program in the Senate Education Committee. For some time, Williams has been arguing that although community colleges are underfunded, the crisis of access needs to be addressed with fiscal as well as non-fiscal solutions. He also argues that many of the students who need more courses would be eligible for aid that would cover the costs of extension courses. Moreover, he believes more seats would be opened up during regular semesters. While the passage of AB 955 is a huge win for Williams, he was seemingly further punished for missing a floor session to attend his mother-in-law’s wedding in Hawai‘i when he lost his assignment to the Utilities and Commerce Committee. He said, however, that he requested a move to the Banking and Finance Committee because he — Brandon Fastman couldn’t serve on both.

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Cay Sanchez, longtime executive director and one of the original founders of Art From Scrap — Santa Barbara’s longstanding eco-arts and educational nonprofit — was suddenly terminated Monday morning at the behest of the organization’s Board of Directors. All 10 boardmembers voted in favor of the termination. Sanchez, who worked for the organization 25 years, said she was given half an hour to box up any personal belongings and turn over her keys. She said the organization was going to pursue “a change of direction.” Sanchez said she’d been given no warning that her performance was lacking, but she acknowledged relations with the board over the past year had been rocky. She said she did not understand the cause of the turmoil. “I’m personally really offended, but I hope the organization survives,” she said. “And life will LARGE LOSS: Cay Sanchez was go on.” unceremoniously terminated During Sanchez’s tenure, Art From Scrap started from Art From Scrap after 25 as an independent nonprofit, was subsumed into years at the helm. the Community Environmental Council, spun out as an independent again, and last year was rechristened and re-branded as Explore Ecology. Every year, it teaches about 15,000 school-age kids about the natural ecology of the Santa Barbara watershed, stressing an interactive and playful approach. Replacing Sanchez as interim director will be Stephen MacIntosh, who formerly ran the City of Santa Barbara’s Environmental Services program before taking over as recycling director for the Republic waste management company. Michael Hamman, the Explore Ecology boardmember who terminated Sanchez, said his version of events differed from Sanchez’s, but that he could not discuss the details, citing the confidentiality of employment relations. Hamman joined the board four months ago and runs a consulting firm specializing in helping businesses grow. “We’d like to explore a larger facility,” he said. “There are lots of ideas we would like to explore.” The core mission, he said, would not change. “Cay’s contribution to the organization is well recognized and appreciated,” he said. “And the board wishes her the — Nick Welsh best.”


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BY N I C K W E L S H ous one. If the City of Santa Barbara refuses to s high-stakes showdowns go, last issue Caltrans a coastal development permit Thursday’s Santa Barbara Planning for the freeway widening, then the project is Commission deliberations could dead. And as Commissioner Jordan put it, “It not have been more excruciatingly was clear from the meeting that if the vote for bureaucratic. But the stakes involved could not that permit were held next week, the outcome have been much higher. At issue is nothing less would not be favorable to Caltrans.” Despite the than the half-a-billion-dollar freeway widen- rhetoric, the commissioners and City Hall are ing slated to take place over the next 15 years on record in support of the freeway-widening between Ventura and the Fairview Avenue project in general, just not the specific projinterchange in Goleta. ect that Caltrans The Santa Barbara has proposed. The commissioners city planners unaniare hoping that mously insisted that Caltrans engineers Caltrans expand the and decision makproject description ers get the picture to include a new and wider railroad crossing before push comes at Cabrillo Boulevard to shove. Attempting to by the Andrée Clark Bird Refuge to accommake Caltrans’s modate not just bikes case was Gregg and pedestrians, but Hart, spokesperalso the additional lanes son for the Santa of traffic the  widenBarbara County ing will generate. Those Association of lanes, they insisted, will G ov e r n m e nt s , be essential to hold the the county superextra motorists using agency that funCabrillo Boulevard as nels millions of a de facto southbound dollars of state and exit ramp. Without the federal road funds new lanes, they argued, to Santa Barbara traffic on Cabrillo will County and the back up to an unacceptcounty’s seven city governments. Hart able level. Likewise, they GRIDLOCK GALORE: The only thing — now running for the Santa Barargued, the freeway- messier than Highway 101 traffic is the widening project must bureaucratic warfare over how to fix it. bara City Council include a solution to — sought to disthe seven-way intersection problem now con- suade the planning commissioners and city founding drivers seeking to get on or off the traffic engineers from their present confronfreeway at Olive Mill Road. Lastly, they insisted tational course. By expanding the project defithat the Draft Environmental Impact Report nition to include these ancillary projects and (DEIR) prepared by Caltrans needed to explic- recirculating the environmental impact report, itly acknowledge that the freeway widening Hart warned, the project could be delayed as will have a significant adverse impact on many much as five years. “And that extra time is very Santa Barbara interchanges. In fact, morning big money,” he said. motorists driving north around the Mission Hart estimated a five-year delay would cost and Las Positas off-ramps will find peak-hour Caltrans $50 million in carrying costs alone. And as interest rates and construction costs gridlock is much worse than it is now. The current DEIR contains only one sen- go up, the problem only gets worse, he said. tence alluding to this and then in only the vagu- He agreed that the improvements demanded est of language. For these changes to be made, by the commissioners were, in fact, necessary, the commissioners insisted, the DEIR would but Hart insisted that they could and should need to be amended and then recirculated. be achieved as separate projects and without That’s something Caltrans desperately wants holding up the entire venture. to avoid. As it is, the EIR is already two years For his efforts, Hart got nowhere. City planbehind schedule, and further delays will cost ners recalled how the railroad bridge expanthe underfunded project millions of dollars. sion had been promised before by Caltrans No one from Caltrans, however, attended the when seeking approval for the Highway  meeting. Perhaps that was a good thing.“I guess improvements just completed, but never delivthey were slapped down a little bit,” Planning ered. Hence Lodge’s stated lack of trust. The Commissioner Michael Jordan commented additional improvements sought by City Hall afterward. Fellow Commissioner — and former will cost millions, and the commissioners mayor — Sheila Lodge put it more bluntly.“We remain convinced that unless they are included in the project description itself, the money just don’t trust ’em.” In the five-dimensional Kabuki theater won’t be there. “The chances are between nil attending the freeway expansion approval and nonexistent there will be the funding,” said process, the Planning Commission meeting Commissioner Addison Thompson. “At least qualified as a mere gesture — but a deadly seri- that’s the way we read the tea leaves.” ■ sEPTEmbEr 12, 2013



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EDUCATION Westmont College made it into the U.S. News & World Report’s top 100 liberal arts schools for the fifth consecutive year, checking in at number 94. The Montecito institution is only one of two Christian colleges to make it onto the list. It is credited with both improving freshman retention rates and graduation rates. “Small class sizes,” said President Gayle Beebe in a statement, “are just one measurement of how we strive to maintain an environment where faculty members are genuinely interested in our students’ well-being, academically, personally, and spiritually.”

A private school for gifted and talented students opened its doors on 9/3. Located at the Unitarian Society on Santa Barbara Street, the Knox School of Santa Barbara enrolled its first five students and is taking applications for more. Founder Angela Tanner was inspired both by her experience as a cognitive neuroscientist and by advocating for her own school-aged children. She will seek accreditation by the California Association of Independent Schools. “The main focus for this year was in developing a stellar curriculum and finding amazing faculty,” said Tanner.

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HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT: We celebrate the 12th anniversary of 9/11 by debating what

military action we should take in response to yet another Middle Eastern dictator who has gassed horrifically large numbers of his own people. Two wars — the longest in this nation’s history — and one global economic meltdown later and it’s still the same old song. Saddam, Assad, what’s the difference? The lyrics have changed, but only barely. The line in the sand, this time around, is red. And with the suicide rate of former military men and women hovering at 24 a day, why wouldn’t it be? Maybe some missile therapy is genuinely called for in Syria, if only to make us feel better about not standing idly by. But in the meantime, I’m praying Putin’s ploy — however dubious and cynical — pays off. In the meantime, maybe we’ll finally figure out what should be obvious. To the extent the industrial world depends upon oil from the Middle East, we’ll find ourselves perpetually provoked into waging unwinnable wars. The time has come — yet again — to step away from the car. The development of solar and wind technologies should be declared a matter of grave national security, and every sneaky tax break and shameless government subsidy known to the arch druids of pork-barrel politics should be thrown indiscriminately their way. That’s how we do when things really count. When the Soviet Union launched its first rocket ship into space — however embarrassing and primitive — the chill of nuclear vulnerability

swept across the United States. In response, the math and science curriculum of every single junior high school student in this country was changed overnight to address that potential threat. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand the same thing needs to happen again. Only this time, different. Into this nonexistent conversation thankfully comes Santa Barbara writer and solar power scholar John Perlin with yet another sweeping tome to whack us all upside our heads. In a case of accidentally perfect timing, Perlin has just released his third book on solar energy, Let It Shine. In person, Perlin can be both impossible and irresistible. But as a writer and thinker, the scope and ambition of his research is a thing of audacious wonder. While his first book on the subject went back a mere 2,500 years, Let It Shine starts 6,000 years ago. The ancient Chinese, he found, discovered something called a gnomon, a measuring stick they planted perpendicularly into the ground to calibrate with great precision the seasonal angle of the sun so that dwellings could be built to maximize solar exposure in the winter — for warmth — and to minimize it in the summer. During the Confucian period, they perfected the development of solar concentrators, and the oldest son was expected to tend to the family fires using a “strap-on solar igniter.” Perlin reports having cooked a casserole dish a few years ago using this technology, achieving sustained temperatures of 550 degrees. Socrates — when he wasn’t busy corrupting the youth

— dispensed detailed instruction on the dos and don’ts of solar architecture, and Roman law made it an offense to block another person’s solar exposure if they used it to heat their home. From there, Perlin marches forth, encompassing the invention of photovoltaics in the 1870s — initially treated as freak-show science — and the transformative development of silicon — still by far the best material for converting sunlight into energy — in Bell Labs in the 1950s. The point here is that solar energy is nothing new. And it cannot be dismissed as the wishful thinking of the lunatic fringe. If Germany — with 40 percent less sunshine than the United States — can generate fully half its electrical supply via rooftop solar installations, Perlin contends, we have no excuse. The good news is that in the next four years, the United States is expected to install the solar equivalent of 30 to 40 nuclear power plants. The bad news is that’s only 2 percent of our total consumption. Every story needs a villain, and as usual, presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan fill the bill to perfection. When Reagan took office, his administration received a report ordered by his predecessor, Jimmy Carter, and authored by the Arthur D. Little consulting firm, indicating that solar energy could make a serious contribution if the feds properly funded R&D. The Reagan White House ordered the report destroyed, with no discussion to be allowed. The consultants were warned they would not be paid if word of the report ever leaked out.

Carter, a nuclear engineer, only got solar religion late in the day, Perlin said, and only after turning a blind eye to government spending efforts that would have driven the cost significantly down. In 1973, when Nixon approved $4.5 billion in R&D for the nuclear industry and only $36 million for solar, he cited a National Science Foundation report that allegedly dismissed the contribution solar could make in the nation’s energy future as “nil.” When pressed about this report, the Nixon White House switched gears, saying it didn’t exist. Ultimately, Perlin managed to track down a copy of the report, which predictably said nothing of the kind. In fact, it concluded with proper funding, solar energy could meet 7 percent of the nation’s needs by the year 2000. Nixon’s energy czarina Dixy Lee Ray, bought and paid for by the nuclear industry, saw to it that solar energy — which she’d dismissed as “a flea on the behind of an elephant” — received only the most token federal support. Perlin refers to this cover-up as Nixon’s “Solargate,” and when asked how he managed to find the report when no one else had, he replied, “They ain’t John Perlin, baby.” Indeed, they ain’t. At the risk of being obvious, those who refuse to learn from this past are doomed to live with their head in the sand, bloody as it’s become. The good news — as Perlin reminds us — if you heat that sand — heads and all — to 2,500 degrees, you get the silicon needed to make photovoltaics. Happy anniversary, uh, I guess.

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Stanford Kerr died peacefully on August  after a brief illness. Born in Anaheim, he graduated

from Anaheim High School and attended Occidental College before serving in the Navy as a supply officer. He taught elementary school at Gaviota and Carpinteria Schools and served as Superintendent-Principal of Montecito Union School for  years. He is survived by his son Jeffrey, his stepdaughters Anna, Judy, Laura, and Katy, ten grandchildren, and one great grandchild. A service will be held September  at : a.m. at All-Saints-By-The-Sea Episcopal Church,  Eucalyptus Lane in Montecito. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation.

Death Notices DAVIS, Glen D.; of Santa Barbara; died August ,  (Born: //); he was . Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -. GRANT, Alice M.; of Santa Barbara; died August ,  (Born: //); she was . Visitation on Saturday from -pm with a Funeral Service on Monday at :am at Welch-Ryce-Haider  E. Sola St. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -. HURST, Khalid Ansaar; of Santa Barbara; died August , ; he was . Memorial Service was held, Friday, August ,  at am at Our Lady Of Sorrows Catholic Church. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -. JARDINE, Shirley S.; of Santa Barbara; died August , ; she was . Memorial Service:

Thursday, September ,  At pm @ El Montecito Presbyterian Church,  E. Valley Rd., Montecito, CA. Arrangements by WelchRyce-Haider -. MATAN, Matt, Jr.; of Huddleston, VA; died August ,  (Born: //). Survived by his sister, Anna Matan of Santa Barbara. Services will be held in Pittsburgh, PA. MEZZIO, Vincent; of Santa Barbara; died September , ; he was . Memorial Mass; Monday, September , am at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church. Arrangements by WelchRyce-Haider -. ORTEGA, Henry W.; of Santa Barbara; died August , ; he was . Memorial service will be Saturday, August  at : AM at Welch-Ryce-Haider downtown location. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -.

Richard G. Tidd // – //

Dick Tidd was a mentor. Though an electrical contractor by trade, Dick was always teaching what he knew. Dozens of electrical contractors in the Tri-Counties got their start and gained confidence in their trade at the side of Dick Tidd. Young people learned to water ski, high school linemen at Bishop Diego perfected their football technique with coaching from Mr. Tidd…. And during his three year battle with esophageal cancer, his family learned valuable lessons of living in the moment, maintaining faith, treasuring family and friends, and handling the dying process with grace and love. Dick was born in Santa Barbara in , and comforted by his faith and surrounded by his loving family, Dick left this earthly realm on Friday, August th at the age

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of . Raised locally by his parents, Harlow and Olive Tidd, with his brothers Roger and Bill, he attended SBHS and SBCC and worked at Jedlicka’s Saddlery, then joined the US Navy where he learned the basics of the electrical trade which would be his career for the next  years. After an honorable discharge from the service, he first joined Murphy Electric, then Craviotto Electric and eventually became a partner and then owner, of Wall Electrical Contractors, Inc. During his active lifetime as one of Santa Barbara’s most gifted tradesmen, he also rode horses as a member of the Los Padres Trail Riders, was a champion barrel racer, bowled in leagues and regularly played golf, usually walking the course with his bag over his shoulder even as recently as this past year. He was a gardener and his annual fruit and vegetable gardens fed his family and the neighborhood. He recently received the gift of a garden provided by The Dream Foundation and local volunteers, and the family believes that was one of the milestones that allowed him to peacefully transition to his next chapter of life, knowing that his family would have food to eat… A popular and well-liked businessman, his engaging smile and

twinkling eyes revealed his soft, generous heart. Dick was the father and devoted patriarch to five families. He has been married to Sara, his love, for  years. His children are Sharadi Nobbe, Trisha Childs, Dale Tidd, Bobby Kendrick and Danny Kendrick. He has  grandchildren and also  great-grandchildren. A memorial mass will be held at St. Raphael Catholic Church,  Hollister Ave in Goleta, on Monday, Sept. th, at : PM. Donations may be made in Dick Tidd’s memory to St. Raphael School,  St. Joseph’s Street, Goleta, . Special thanks to Laura Hayward of SB Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care for much love, compassion and support.

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One of the things he said in the film, which struck me as important, was, “Keep busy; just keep busy.” His art, charismatic artistic spirit. I had known him for 16 years, and I studying Spanish, gardening, and writing a book all kept really got to know him when making a him a few feet in front of dark encircling clouds. He also documentary about him and two other artists who, like loved his family and found much comfort spending time him, were coping with schizophrenia. Many people were with his parents and brothers, Craig and Bryan. They introduced to Rodger through his annual attendance at were a key to combating his loneliness. During the filming of the documentary, I asked him the Mental Health Arts Festival in Santa Barbara’s De la to imagine himself as Guerra Plaza; there, his warmth and welcoma pie. He joked back ing energy drew many with the question “A people in to view and cherry pie?!” Then I appreciate his art. asked him which slice The son of Bob and of the pie was the bigShirle Casier, Rodger gest, the part of himgrew up in Santa Barself diagnosed with bara. One of his early mental illness or the childhood friends, Scott part of himself that McCarty, recalls how he was an artist, and he was “… always at heart said, “artist,” without an explorer. Whether any hesitation. In the early 1980s, it was hiking the hills he had become a above Santa Barbara member of the Santa or riding our bikes to Barbara Art Associaparts of the city we’d never seen before, Rodtion, and on a numger was always the one ber of occasions his who wanted to see what art was selected by was over the next rise or NARSAD (National around the next bend.” Alliance for Research That spirit of exploon Schizophrenia and ration was something Depression) Artworks Rodger brought to his to be published on art, which had been their holiday cards. In at the center of his life 2005, NARSAD chose since he graduated from Santa Rodger’s “Scared and Hiding” Barbara City College with a focus (pictured) for its national poster on color, design, and art history. in the series Sunshine from He then studied printmaking and Darkness. graphic design at San Jose State His “Self Portrait” was feaUniversity. tured on the covers of several A work of art that particularly professional psychology jourinspired him was Picasso’s “Girl nals. His art was also published Before a Mirror,” which uses intense in a leading college psychology colors and geometric shapes — textbook by Dennis Coon. In all, key elements in much of Rodger’s 10 professional magazines used creations. his art on their covers, including His bold combination of colthe prestigious Schizophrenia lage, stencils, glue, pastels, and paint Bulletin. produced stunning images. It was His legacy is not only a large ARTIST AND EXPLORER: Rodger Casier this, combined with his powers of number of artworks representbrought a spirit of exploration to his articulation and warmth, that led me art, which used intense colors and geo- ing decades of his creative evoluto think he’d be a great focus for a metric shapes as key elements. tion but the memory of the way documentary on art and the psychihe lit up situations and injected atric journey. He relished being in the film, which came to his irrepressible energy into the lives of so many people. be known as Crazy Art and premiered at the 2010 Santa The Mental Wellness Center in Santa Barbara recently Barbara International Film Festival, garnering an Audi- held a memorial service for him attended by close to 130 friends, family members, and those from the helping ence Choice Award. He was very frank about being diagnosed with schizo- profession who had worked with him. I was one of the phrenia and how this had shaped his life since his early speakers at the service and spoke these words: “Rodger, I twenties. will miss you. I will miss your strong energy, your smile, Hearing voices that criticized him much of the time your love of color and lines that mesmerize us. I will miss and feeling depressed were two major sets of symptoms your welcoming spirit and how upbeat you were, even in he wrestled with for decades. No medication ever got rid difficult times. I will miss your very blue eyes, your grizzly of these symptoms, though it made his life bearable for chops, and your thick tousled hair. I will miss your love of learning, and will cherish our times together. Goodbye, long periods of time. When he did art, he could keep the voices at bay, he dear Rodger.” could create a space free of depression for a while, but then soon afterward, that depression would return, and J.T. Turner is the executive director of the mental health he would be suffering again. agency Phoenix of Santa Barbara (

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y husband and I were in the Middle East in 2010, including Syria and Egypt. Bashar alAssad is a monster, and folks told us quietly that he was not this nice ophthalmologist with a do-gooder wife as the completely government-controlled press portrayed him. In Egypt, folks told us Mubarak had to go. Here we are over three years later: 100,000 Syrians are dead and I don’t know how many Egyptians; so how is all this working out? Morsi was dreadful, and in Iraq, the killings go on and ditto Afghanistan and Iran. Well, you get the point. Even if Assad were to go tomorrow, things are not going to get better. The Sunnis outnumber the Alawites, who are in charge. The Sunnis do not like the Alawites nor the Shiites, and the Shiites do not like anyone as near as I can tell. Many of the wonderful people I met in Syria may be dead or have fled the country. They were Sunnis, and many lived in Aleppo and Homs. We cannot fix it. I hope Lois Capps and other members of Congress look at history. The Shiites and Sunnis have not gotten along since 600 a.d. This is not fixable. — Linda Thom, Coupeville, WA



n the news article “Syria Vote Looms” [9/5/13, independent .com/syriavotelooms] you quote Mark Juergensmeyer saying, “The great lesson that Gandhi taught anyone who believes in peace and conflict resolution is that you need to have leverage.” Let’s look at some other quotes from Mahatma Gandhi. “I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.” “Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, — Suzanne Brown, S.B. for it is momentary.”


Open Letter to Rep. Lois Capps: know this may seem strange coming from a pacifist and someone who opposed both the Iraq and Afghan wars, but I think President Obama’s proposed strike in response to Assad’s chemical weapons attack may be a good thing, and be conducive to peace. I think the only viable road to peace in Syria is the sixpoint UN plan proposed by Kofi Annan in February 2012,


and quickly rejected by Assad. It would have protected the interests of the Alawite and Christian minorities, and it would have provided a voice for the Sunni majority and enabled a transition to shared power without violence. Alas, people only negotiate when they think they have to, and if Assad thinks that he cannot easily win this thing — especially not through the easy route of chemical warfare — this may push him toward the negotiating table. I know there are risks, but inaction itself would be a risky — Mark Juergensmeyer, Director, Orfalea option. Center for Global and International Studies, UCSB

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visited Casa Serena, a former sorority where women learn to live sober lives in a spirit of sisterly caring. The day I revisited this unobtrusive Bath Street house, 18 women from all walks of life, ages 18 to 65, were learning to walk a new life, without alcohol or drugs. Inside on the mantel there’s a photo of the beloved founder, Mildred Pinheiro, herself an alcoholic, who opened Casa Serena in 1959. At the time there was no other place in Santa Barbara for a female alcoholic to go. She opened the 1879 residence with little more to offer than “a cup of coffee, a heart full of love, and the AA book,” according to the director, Craig Belknap, a straight-shooter who calls himself “an old Texas boy.” But there’s no Dallas bluster about this 66-year-old who still carries wounds of a Vietnam battle. About 90 to 100 women a year spend up to 90 days at Casa Serena, a total of around 6,000 during the last 54 years. Some make it, some don’t. “We have women who have come back three or four times,” Belknap said. “They know they’re loved and protected. They’re going to be safe. “Casa is the only state-licensed, nondenominational residential treatment center in Santa Barbara County for women,” Belknap told me. It offers counseling, a 12-step program, and hookups with local agencies, among other


Casa Serena, the Magic House solely for lack of funds, Belknap said. “We charge what they can afford.” After a two-week intensive recovery counseling period, residents volunteer with local nonprofits. There’s drug testing. “If you’re using, you’re gone,” Belknap said, adding, “We exit them safely.” After 90 days, a woman SOBER SERENITY: Founded by Mildred Pinheiro, Casa Serena has can return to the community offered shelter and sobriety to women for more than 50 years or move to Casa Serena’s sis(painting by Isbel Ingham). ter, Grad House, for up to nine months if there’s a vacancy. things. Women who perhaps existed on a diet of Oliver House is available for recovering mothers McDonald’s and Taco Bell learn to plan, cook, to be united with their children. and eat nourishing meals, make their beds, Casa Serena largely depends on donations get up and prepare breakfast, and get ready to and volunteers. “Santa Barbara has a very return to the outside world. vibrant recovery community,” Belknap said. “We are really doing parenting,” he said. His “They write checks and do sweat work. It’s a soft-spoken wife, Nancy, a state-licensed coun- good crowd.” Women from the community come back to selor, is program director. I first learned about Casa Serena (“serene assist in the 12-step programs and help the newhouse”) when a friend’s mother who had been comers. He outlined one key to sobriety at Casa living in her car went there for a spell. But she Serena: “You do it by getting out of yourself and soon left, found an apartment with the help of helping others. There is a presence here, an aura her children, and kept drinking. of people helping one another.” Casa Serena has strict rules. To enter you The annual fundraising and recovery celmust have been clean and sober for at least 24 ebration luncheon will be held on September hours and commit to a 90-day program. There’s 28. It’s sold out. You can donate or check out a charge to live there, but no one is turned away Casa Serena’s wish list. It includes blankets, com-

forters, pillows, mattresses, an electric tea kettle, toaster, coffee mugs, bus passes, and much more. Oliver House needs diapers and a swing set. Visit or call 564-8701. When I visited years ago, a 21-year-old woman shyly slid a poem to me across the kitchen table. It read: To this Magic House of grey Up the steps I came one day. Wallowing in self-pity. I needed help so desperately Thank God this Magic House appeared. Through eyes of mine So dimmed with tears. Sick and feeling really down, I almost stopped and turned around. But she didn’t. It takes courage to beat the Big A. I want to believe that she did and that she’s well today, clean and sober. CLARK TRIAL: The fate of the late Huguette

Clark’s proposed multimillion-dollar Santa Barbara Bellosguardo art foundation remains up in the air. Distant relatives are challenging her will, with a trial scheduled Tuesday, September 17, in New York City over her $300 million estate. At least 60 lawyers are involved, along with the N.Y. attorney general and the 19 relatives.

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Today, there are slightly more than 2,900 t’s a gloomy, gray July morning when I otters living off the California coast, which is hop from the pier at Gaviota State Beach actually less than were counted in 2007 and to board the tiny research vessel that’s consistent with the stagnation of the past been following sea otters as they swim decade. It’s certainly a drastic increase from the south of Point Conception and take up colony of 50 found along Big Sur in 1938 when residence in the Santa Barbara Channel the species was believed to be extinct, but for the first time in centuries. But by nowhere near the 16,000 thought to have been the time the steady static of the telemetry alive before fur traders nearly wiped them receiver is interrupted by rhythmic, telltale out. Now, instead of hunting, otters are being blips indicating our first radio-collared otter killed by a cornucopia of diseases — many of the day, the skies are positively pea-soupy, triggered by onshore human activities — and dark swatches of bobbing seaweed the only ever more frequently by sharks, who seem to demarcation between ocean and air. be mistaking the otters for seals as they do the “See those black specks out there?” asks occasional surfer. Underlying all this is the Nicole LaRoche, a Chicago-raised UC Santa likelihood that otter populations may be nearCruz grad who studies otters for the United ing equilibrium with the Central Coast’s availStates Geological Survey (USGS) and sells her able food resources, stressing hungry animals marine wildlife photographs at S.B.’s Sunday enough that minor maladies become lethal. beach show.“Those are otters.” But these blips of understanding only shine As LaRoche pulls out handheld computers momentary rays of light into a vast fog of to record the otters, their locations, and, if visunknowns, so the overall state of the southern ible, what they’re doing, I peer deeper into the sea otter remains very much a murky mystery. mist as we skip through the sea somewhere “It’s interesting,” LaRoche admitted last off Cojo Anchorage, but the raft of furry week over the phone from the Santa Barbara beasts quickly disappears. “Oh, we spooked Zoo, which is supporting her project with them all,” says LaRoche, who began followoffice space and volunteer trackers.“Someing these otters in the spring of 2012 and will times the more we learn, the less we know.” repeat this routine at least eight days a month There does seem to be consensus on three until her study is done in March 2015.“We things, at least from the prevailing scientific didn’t even slow down. They spook so easily.” perspective: One, the otter is a “keystone” speAs we steadily meander back toward Gavicies, meaning that its presence as top predator ota, the weather clears up a bit, but the otter has vast effects on nearshore habitats — both spotting — complicated by the presence of known, like healthier kelp forests and the harbor seals, thick clumps of kelp, and other fish species that come with them, and others look-alikes known in the tracking trade as still being discovered, like the recent report “notters”— doesn’t get much easier, with some revealing how otters’ appetite for certain crabs individuals identified only when they dive is cleaning up Elkhorn Slough. Two, it’s a treunderwater and their beeping stops. mendous “sentinel” species, a coastal canary I didn’t realize it at the time, but, after a NASTY NOT NICE: Despite their puppy-dog-like good looks and lazy swimming style, sea otters are ferocious in the oceanic coal mine, revealing toxins that couple of months of chatting with scientists, critters that must struggle every day to survive. “They live on the razor’s edge,” said Mike Murray, veterinarian could also affect us humans. And three, if the fishermen, and others whose pasts, presents, at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Despite steady efforts, otters aren’t recovering as fast as once was predicted. species is going to reach a sustainable populaand futures are intertwined with the fate of tion, otters must expand their territory much this mercurial marine mammal, such fleeting farther north of Monterey Bay and far deeper into Southern that, if I lived to this point, there would be a heck of a lot more discoveries and sudden vanishings amid barely navigable fog California. otters than there are now,” explained Jim Estes, the 67-year-old perfectly mirror the four decades of work and worry involved That puts LaRoche’s work at the forefront of otter survival, former USGS researcher and current UC Santa Cruz professor in bringing the species back from the brink of extinction. so everyone is watching to see what she learns about the furry who’s considered the godfather of otter studies.“My vision of Despite countless studies, millions of dollars, odd regulations, explorers of our foggy fringe.“It should be natural for them the future was one in which the otter would have continued to and lots of lawsuits, the otter population — which was declared increase at the rate it was doing then, about 4 to 5 percent a year, to come back down to this area,” said LaRoche.“I think that “threatened” under the federal Endangered Species Act in 1977 would be good for them, but there could be other human but in the mid-1990s, it stopped.” — is not rebounding anywhere near as fast as was once hoped. consequences.” “I thought when I first came to California in the late 1970s

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dads losing their businesses,” said Rebuck, who dove into the political squabble over what to do about otters in the early 1980s and never left.“They really damaged our economy and our well-being.” With otter populations currently growing at a snail’s pace, the sky won’t likely fall on urchin divers anytime too soon. But other fishermen, from lobster divers to those catching finned fish with nets and lines, also fear the coming of the otter, worrying that their presence will trigger further regulations on fishing techniques and potentially lead to prosecution if they acci-

The sun is shining and the weather is sweet on the August morning I leave the Santa Barbara Harbor aboard the Abreojos, the urchin diving boat owned and operated by Harry Liquornik, who was raised a surf rat on the Mesa and skipped college to start fishing commercially in the mid-1980s when he saw abalone boats return with longboards on their roofs. The longtime Westside resident sees his future, like the skies above us, as crystal clear when the voracious, four-foot beasts arrive in force: The urchin industry will be gone forever. Liquornik and the dozens of other Santa Barbara urchin divers — many of whom already endured the end of the region’s abalone industry in the 1990s — suffered their first blows after the storms of ’97, when otters began exploring the waters off Point Conception. Before then, overnight trips to Hollister Ranch and Jalama Beach were yielding a million or so pounds of urchins a year; that same stretch of coastline only amounts to about 100,000 pounds today. Liquornik still heads up the coast for day trips to satisfy restaurant clients by hauling in small loads of “pieces,” as he calls the spiky invertebrates, which is what he does during a brief dive while I wait on deck, where we soon are slurping down the bright orange, salty-sweet roe. PROTECTION PLEASE: As head of Commercial Fishermen of But the bulk of his business is Santa Barbara, Stephanie Mutz signed on to a lawsuit against across the sea at the Channel Islands, the federal government to protect fishermen from further a main refuge for the couple of regulations. “Ultimately, we just want protection,” she said. hundred commercial urchin permit holders in Southern California. What dentally hurt one.“If we have an accident, we happens when the otters figure that out? “It will be kind of ugly,” said Liquornik. “It will be don’t want to go to prison,” explained Stephanie Mutz, the red-headed urchin diver who painful.” heads up the Commercial Fishermen of Santa Steve Rebuck knows such pain personally. Barbara, which is now suing the feds to keep Today a house painter in San Luis Obispo, the existing fishermen safeguards in place. Rebuck grew up in Morro Bay, watching his “The otters will go where they want, and we father’s fishing business dwindle due to the know you can’t control Mother Nature — all resurgence of otters there in the 1960s and we want is some protection.” ’70s. “It was heartbreaking to watch all of our




“It’s one thing to say something and another thing to do it,” said Estes, who helped develop the law.“We had such a simplistic and short-sighted view of the whole problem that it was unrealistic. We’re dealing with that now.” Public Law - is an easy target for the ire and conspiracy theories of fishermen, who say they were late to the negotiation table back in the early ’80s — they only got a seat due to a serendipitous tennis match in Louisiana between a diver and a congressmember, according to Rebuck — and, once involved, predicted the program’s stupidity but couldn’t do anything to stop it. “Frankly,

Until recently, Southern California fishermen didn’t have to worry, because a special law passed by Congress in 1987 stopped most federal regulations at Point Conception. Public Law - also moved some otters far south to San Nicolas Island in the event an oil spill wiped out the Central Coast population and, as a nod to the fishermen, created a “no-otter ANCHORS AWEIGH: Zach zone” south of Point Randell launches a USGS Conception, where any boat from Gaviota. otters who crossed the invisible line would be moved. Those two latter provisions never really happened: By 1991, all but a dozen of the 140 otters deposited at San Nic had swum back to the mainland or disappeared, and by 1993, due to both high expense and obvious futility, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service also stopped relocating the few that swam south of Point Conception. “At certain times, it felt like The Flintstones, where you put the dinosaur out the front door and it comes in through the window,” said Fish & Wildlife otter coordinator Lilian Carswell, who has been working with the species’ recovery for more than a decade.“We saw that RIDERS ON RECOVERY: USGS field biologist Nicole the plan wasn’t particularly workable.” CarLaRoche (above, right) and boat pilot Zach Randell swell believes it reflected an “earlier mindset,” spend eight or more days a month checking on the when people were excessively worried about otters that live off of the Gaviota Coast and Hollister oil spills; when the interests of offshore oil Ranch and Point Conception. “For otters in California companies, the military, and, to a lesser extent, to extend their population numbers,” said LaRoche, fishermen influenced decision-making; and “they need to expand their range, and it’s either when scientists believed that otters would gonna be north or south.” actually stay at San Nic.



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we called it pretty accurately the way it devolved,” said Rebuck, who suspects that San Nic was a ploy to expand the species’ range, a theory growing riper every year as otters thrive better there now than anywhere, today numbering 59. Liquornik calls the otter pressure from both north and south “double jeopardy,” laughing,“They planned that one out perfectly.” In retrospect, the law looks rather ridiculous, but Estes contends it was more about politics and wishful thinking than strategy.“There was some fairly weak decision-making that went on,” he said.“But I don’t know what else the Fish & Wildlife Service could have done. They were stuck with a really tough problem.” The political pressure persisted into the early ’90s, when Fish & Wildlife first tried to declare the program a failure but ran into opposition from the California Department of Fish & Game, which was reluctant to undermine the fishing industry; the offshore oil industry, which saw the otter as a threat until the drilling moratorium in 1994; and the U.S. Navy, which feared otter impact on its San Nic war games. The status quo, in which otters were left to their own devices but fishermen and others retained a regulation-free zone south of Point Conception, persisted for decades. Then, in 2009, a lawsuit was filed on behalf of The Otter Project by the Santa Barbara–based Environmental Defense Center (EDC), demanding that Fish & Wildlife finalize the failure determination, terminate the “nootter zone,” and extend federal protections to Southern California waters. The EDC prevailed, and last December, Fish & Wildlife declared Public Law - dead, officially ending both translocation and the no-otter zone — neither of which were active for 20 years — but also, for the first time, increasing the otter’s Endangered Species Act protections to SoCal waters. Fishing groups immediately threatened to sue and did so in July, when the Pacific Legal Foundation — on behalf of the Commercial Fishermen of Santa Barbara, the California Sea Urchin Commission, the California Abalone Association, and the California Lobster and Trap Fishermen’s Association — filed suit, arguing that Fish & Wildlife can’t end a program that Congress created. The first hearing is September 13, when a judge will decide whether the EDC, The Otter Project, and the Friends of the Sea Otter can help defend the federal government as interveners. Most view the lawsuit as merely stalling the inevitable extension of otter protections everywhere, but fishermen are trying hard to inform the public of what that may mean while dreaming about a compromise that would incorporate their needs.“We want awareness that, as they move south, shellfisheries in this region will be eliminated,” lobster diver Chris Voss explained amid the Santa Barbara Fishermen’s Market, where people buy urchins, crabs, black cod, and other fish straight from the fishermen. “And if that’s the case, maybe we want to balance human use and otter use. There must be some way.” Such a way remains unclear. The vague fisherman refrain of “ecosystem management,” which they interpret as protecting fisheries and otters, sounds a lot like the otter relocation idea that already failed and reflects an older era when economics more easily trumped nature. The only concrete methods came from Sue Bennett, who’s been studying otters since 1973 but doesn’t have the recovery-at-all-costs bent of most scientists and advocates. She suggests allowing fishermen to harass otters in selected zones until they learn to stay away and, at the fringes of the range, culling, which is to say killing, the males. But she readily admits such ideas would have a hard time getting approved, given the current mindset of nature first, humans second. She explained,“Maybe it’s time to think outside of the box, look at what’s really happening here, and say,‘If there were no rules or regulations, how would you handle this?’” No one denies that otters may one day end the regional urchin business, but Fish & Wildlife’s Carswell feels many fishing concerns are overblown, particularly since the species are expanding so slowly.“It’s a pretty gradual process,” she said. “And no one’s ever been prosecuted for taking an otter.” Perhaps more to the point, though, is that rules regarding otters aren’t going away, even when they achieve a stable population of 3,090 individuals and come off the Endangered Species Act. That will only trigger a new round of regulations under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which aims to bring the population past 8,000 animals.“Really,” said Carswell, “people should get used to protected status for sea otters.”

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The only thing more puzzling than the laws surrounding the southern sea otter is how the species even made it this far. A member of the otherwise terrestrial weasel family, otters are definitely in the running for most poorly designed marine mammal: Rather than having blubber to stay warm, otters have thick, felt-like fur that requires constant combing to keep air bubbles in and water out; because that only works so well, they also run very hot and have a high metabolism, requiring a steady diet of shellfish, crabs, and other invertebrates; and instead of a sleek, dolphinesque shape, otters have a lumpy, inefficient frame. They’ve evolved into a very limited niche, a thin stretch of habitat from the shoreline out to about 100 feet deep, and don’t tend to stray too far from home, save for juvenile males looking for new digs. Their family life is dysfunctional, with males frequently robbing the females or holding pups hostage for food, and their sex life is vicious, as males basically rape females by ripping their noses to shreds and then force them to do it all over again a year later when the moms are weak and worn down from months of nursing their pups. “Even in perfect circumstances,” said Mike Murray, who is the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s veterinarian and deals with all of the state’s captured otters, “they’re living on the edge.” But circumstances have been far from perfect, even prior to the surge of shark attacks. Because they cling to the coast and have to deal with civilization’s shit, both literally and figuratively, otters wind up with a laundry list of illnesses. There are brain-infecting parasites that come from swimming amid cat, possum, and raccoon poop, stomach-destroying worms that come from eating sand crabs, and various bacterial and fungal infections, including valley fever. They get sick from chemicals used by farms, harbors, and sewage plants, can suffer from domoic-acid poisoning when ocean algae blooms, and are also the first known ocean species to be killed by freshwater cyanotoxins, which no one ever thought could enter the marine ecosystem until 11 otters died in 2007 when their livers turned to mush. The latter groundbreaking discovery was just the latest example of how onshore human activities affect otters, but they all reveal how our destruction of natural water filters like native vegetation and wetlands in favor of parking lots and concrete creeks are opening the floodgates for disease. “I’ve never seen anything like the sea otter as a sentinel species,” said Melissa Miller, the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (formerly Fish & Game) vet who examines dead otters and made the cyanotoxin connection. “They are so good at indicating problems that they can even point to specific watersheds.” The 11 dead otters of 2007, for instance, pointed to Pinto Lake in Watsonville, and the Monterey Bay community is now working to clean it up. Fishermen list off these problems as evidence that otters can never be saved —“We’re sacrificing all of these valuable resources for an animal who might not make it anyhow,” said Rebuck — but there’s possibly something else going on entirely: The Central Coast–residing otters may be reaching what’s known as “carrying capacity,” the maximum number of animals that the habitat can naturally sustain.“If you look from Monterey CONT’D >>>

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HOME SWEET SEAWEED: The maze of kelp patches off Hollister Ranch is where most of the Santa Barbara Channel otters call home. BELOW: Tracking them would be much easier and cheaper if the private enclave of coastal ranchettes allowed researchers like LaRoche (left) and Randell to access the land rather than force them to use boats for every research trip.


Bay to Morro Bay, there’s no reason to believe that the densities we have are any different than the densities they were prior to the fur trade,” said Tim Tinker, who That brings us back to Nicole LaRoche’s Santa Barbara began championing this theory after he took over otter Channel study, which isn’t even half done but is already research at USGS when Jim Estes left in 2008.“They revealing what life is like in a less-crowded place: Our are being supported at equilibrium, with densities as otters tend to be bigger, healthier, and travel more, high as anywhere in the North Pacific.” particularly some of the males, which one day might Balance certainly sounds be at Gaviota State Beach, peaceful, but just enough the next up at Jalama. But food really means struggle for the unknowns are piling up survival. Starving otters can too: The otters are seasonal, have compromised immune with about 100 here in the systems, so otherwise minor winter but only about 50 in and even normal bacteria, the summer, and they gather parasites, toxins, and polin groups randomly, like the lutants can kill. Combine 30 that came together for a that with a skinny mother few months off Coal Oil Point otter that’s been nursing for four years ago only to disperse months, then gets her nose and never return. LaRoche torn apart during her annual still has no clue on whether rape, and then is pregnant natural oil seepage poses any again, and you understand harm, which is the question why the scientists are having that prompted the offshore-oil to come up with names like industry to pay for her study “end-lactation syndrome” through a Bureau of Ocean to explain the many deaths. Energy Management grant. “This spiral just accelerLaRoche thinks that, comates down,” said Murray, the pared to the rocky shores of aquarium vet, who said he’s “drank the Kool-Aid” of the Central Coast, Southern California’s sandy bottom Tinker’s carrying-capacity argument.“When you limit shores may be a limiting factor, but she’s seen them their food, pathogens, pollutants, and those kinds of eat enough bright red crabs to know food is plentiful. impacts become even more profound.” As for the fishermen, whom LaRoche motors past Also imbibing Tinker’s Kool-Aid is his mentor, every research day on the water, she’s sympathetic but Estes, one of the first to notice decades ago that otter doesn’t have any answers.“I understand that people are numbers were suffering from early deaths, or mortalpart of the environment, but we take ourselves to be ity, rather than low reproduction rates, or fecundity.“I this higher being than all other animals,” she said. “We think we had it all wrong,” said Estes.“It is mortality, should fix the environment to the most pristine we can but the evidence really points to an idea that’s pretty make it and then work around that for our own needs.” different.” Because of California’s relatively linear After four decades of ups and downs, the otter coastal geography, the offspring of otters in regions godfather remains hopeful — though, as experience that have reached carrying capacity cannot swim suggests, there are caveats.“I’d be a hell of a lot more far enough away to the north or south to establish concerned about pandas or tigers than I am new colonies and grow the overall numbers. about otters going extinct,” said Estes, Meanwhile, otter numbers are booming who’s currently writing a book in Alaska and British Columbia, where about his life among them. “On islands and multidimensional coastthe other hand, there will be arn lines keep populations soaring. many conflicts between peote in -28 ember 22 As part of the Sept eg Gr “Ultimately what drives range ple and otters in the future. d an e ch LaRo tional event, Nicole t ou ab expansion is population growth,” It’s a really interesting case ns tio es qu er Sanders will answ the film of said Tinker. “If populations at the of whether people can live ng ni ee scr a r the species afte ember 23, pt center stop growing, there is no in harmony with a predator. Se , ay nd Mo on Threatened ara Maritime force for diffusion outward. Range I think the jury is still out on rb Ba a nt Sa e th at 7 p.m., 5. is n tio na do expansion will grind to a halt.” that. ” d te seum. Sugges




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/-/: James & The Giant Peach  Roald Dahl’s classic novel will come to life and bear artistic fruit on Ojai’s stages. Fri. and Sat., pm; Sun., :pm. Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio,  E. Matilija St., Ojai. $. Call -. /: Sheryl Crow & Gary Allan  Don’t miss out on the chance to see this country sweetheart’s impeccable vocal range, which will blow your mind away. Come see Crow perform with Allan, a country artist whose songs take listeners on an emotional journey. :pm. S.B. Bowl,  N. Milpas St. $.-$.. Call -. /: Granada Theatre Con-

cert Series: Peter White, David Benoit, and David Pack  These jazz masters take the

/: Romancing the Rose — The  Million Year History of the Rose  In an event presented by the Santa Barbara Rose Society, speaker Elda Bielanski will take audiences through the history of how roses came to impact the world today. -pm. Louise Lowry Davis Ctr.,  De la Vina St. Call -.


erans and their loved ones. pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $. Call -. Read more on p. . /: Jazz at the Plaza  The Shawn Thies Quintet performs its infectious melodies in a jazz performance that benefits the Santa Barbara Dance Institute. -pm. La Cumbre Plaza,  S. Hope Ave. Free-$. Call -.

/: GIs of Comedy  Laugh the night away at an event with Thom Tran (pictured) that benefits The Soldiers Project, a free program that confidentially treats vet-

/: Boz Scaggs  Come listen to the musical fusion of blues, R&B, rock, and jazz as Boz Scaggs performs tracks from his new record, Memphis. pm. Chumash Casino Resort,  E. Hwy. , Santa Ynez. $-$. Ages +. Call () -.

stage in a performance that will relax you to your very core. pm. Granada Theatre,  State St. $$. Call -.

SATURDAY 9/14 /: Explore and Create — What Can You Build?  This week’s Art From Scrap workshop features Jason Summers, who will teach young artists how to create art from other people’s leftovers. While they’re busy building, parents can enjoy the nearby markets downtown. am-noon. Art From Scrap,  E. Cota St. $. Ages +. Call -.

JOHN ZANT’S GAME OF THE WEEK /: High School Football: Beverly Hills at San Marcos  San Marcos, - last year, comes into its Thursday-night home opener with a - record, thanks to an amazing comeback win at Rio Mesa last week. The Royals trailed - late in the second quarter but rallied to pull out a - victory, scoring the winning TD with  seconds remaining on a -yard pass from Wesley Ghan-Gibson to Lucas Lamoutte. They’ll take on Beverly Hills’ best this week, aiming to keep the streak going. pm. Warkentin Stadium,  Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara. $-$. Call -. /: Determination and the Promise of Freedom  Feel the power of determination and free your mind at Mahakankala Buddhist Center this weekend during a special day course on concentration, freedom, and good fortune. am-pm. Mahakankala Buddhist Ctr.,  Brinkerhoff Ave. $. Call -.

/: Hearing Loss Association of America Monthly Meeting  Santa Barbara’s chapter of the HLAA will get together to discuss cochlear implants — the little devices responsible for letting some hearing-impaired people hear for the first time. Joe Pelatt of Cochlear Americas will present. am-noon. Wood Glen Hall Retirement Community,  Foothill Rd. Free. Call -.



SMHS FOOTBALL RULES: San Marcos High School played early-season games against Cabrillo High this year and last (pictured).

Millhone novel — W Is for Wasted. Grafton’s Millhone novels have topped the New York Times bestselling lists and delighted audiences across the country. pm. Chaucer’s Books,  State St. Free. Call -. COURTESY


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/: S.B. Underwater Film Festival  The marine movie marathon will honor Ernie Brooks (pictured) with photos, films, and fundraising. pm. Arlington Theatre,  State St. $-$. Call -. Read more on page . /: Sue Grafton  The Santa Barbara author (pictured) will sign copies of her newest Kinsey

/: Coming Home Opening Reception  C Gallery’s new show kicks off this weekend with

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/: The Weeknd  R&B sensation and adamant vowel-hater The Weeknd will grace the stage of the S.B. Bowl this weekend, bringing his futuristic sights and sounds to town with support from Anna Lunoe and Banks. pm. S.B. Bowl,  Milpas St. $.$.. Call -. Read more on page .

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/: Websites for Artists (Part )  Naseem Hyder, a freelance computer scientist, is back for another step-by-step presentation on the basics of developing a website on WordPress in a workshop presented by Art Without Limits. -pm. Adobe Hill-Carrillo Rm., Santa Barbara Bank & Trust/ Union Bank,  E. Carrillo St. $. Call -.

/: Simply Elegant at the Granada: “Who Dunnit” Mystery Gala and Auction The United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County will go film noir for a mystery benefit gala, including auctions, games, and gourmet food and drinks. -pm. Granada Theatre,  State St. $. Call -.

/: The Dirty Knobs Featuring Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers  We don’t know their real names. What we do know is that they go by Gator, Ape, Crawdaddy, and Swampfox; they play rock and roll; and one of them may have been a Heartbreaker. pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $-$. Ages +. Call -.

SUNDAY 9/15 /: Goleta Education Foundation Four-Miler and Kids’ Fun Run  Get out your best kicks for this one — the fun, fast, family-friendly run or walk is all for a great cause. Money earned from the race will go toward physical education programs in Goleta’s nine elementary schools. :am. Goleta Union School District,  N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. $-$. Call - or email nancy /: Bear Erickson & Friends  Bear Erikson and his merry band will roar into Solvang Festival Theater, blending classic jazz and snazzy improv into one rockin’ show. pm. Solvang Festival Theater,  nd St., Solvang. $. Call -.

MONDAY 9/16 /: Advance Directives  Come learn how you can control your medical decisions in times of critical injury or illness. am-noon. rd Floor Conference Rm., Sansum Clinic,  Pesetas Ln. Free. Ages

/: Todd Hannigan with Special Guests  Windswept singer/songwriter Todd Hannigan will bring the beach to the stage with his acoustic tunes when he and special guest performers provide live accompaniment to screenings of Slow Is Fast and Come Hell or High Water. pm. Plaza Playhouse Theater,  Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. $. Call -.


/: John Perlin  S.B. energy pioneer John Perlin (pictured) will sign copies of his new book, Let It Shine, while discussing the future

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18 /: Climate Realities and Our Responsibilities Katie Davis and Nathan Alley will bring the community up to speed on the advancements in scientific information on our world’s tender thermostat during a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters. Noon-pm. Louise Lowry Davis Ctr.,  De la Vina St. Free. Call -.






of solar architecture. pm. Chaucer’s Books,  State St. Free. Call -. /: Gideon’s Trumpet  The Marjorie Luke will screen this classic Henry Fonda film, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Judge Brian Hill. pm. Marjorie Luke Theatre,  E. Cota St. $-$. Call -.

WEDNESDAY 9/18 /: S.B. Ski and Sports Club Kick-Off  S.B.’s chillest snow sports club will kick off the  mountain season with a social event, during which members can join or sign up for club trips to the continent’s coolest slopes. pm. Chase Palm Ctr.,  E. Cabrillo Blvd. Free. Ages +. Call -. /: KJEE Summer Round-

Up Featuring Blink-, Atlas Genius, and New Politics  This is it — the big one of the summer. Head out to the Bowl to relive memories of highschool days past with Blink- or make new ones with alt-rock up-and-comers Atlas Genius and New Politics. :pm. S.B. Bowl,  N. Milpas St. $.-$.. Call -.








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

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










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





Sunday Goleta: Camino Real Marketplace, am-pm

Tuesday Old Town S.B.: - blocks of State St., -:pm

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








BUCOLIC: “Spring Mustard” by Michael Enriquez and other works by the artist will be on display at Trowbridge Gallery beginning September .

art exhibits MUSEUMS Art, Design & Architecture Museum – Peake/Picasso, Goya: Disasters of War, and Unbuilt UCSB, through Sept. . UCSB, -. Casa de la Guerra – Secrets of Gaviota by Shaw Leonard, through Nov. .  E. De la Guerra St., -. Casa Dolores – Transportation ¡Dale!, through Sept. , and multiple permanent installations.  Bath St., -. Karpeles Manuscript Library and Museum – Multiple permanent installations.  W. Anapamu St., -. Lompoc Museum – Multiple permanent installations.  S. H St., Lompoc, -. Ojai Valley Museum – Ojai Collects: Selections from Eight Ojai Private Collections, through Sept. .  W. Ojai Ave., Ojai, -. Rancho La Patera/Stow House – Multiple permanent exhibits hosted by the Goleta Valley Historical Society.  N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta, -. S.B. Historical Museum – De la Tierra — Art of the Adobe, through Oct. ; The Story of Santa Barbara, permanent exhibition. Free admission.  E. De la Guerra St., -. S.B. Maritime Museum – Photography by Jack London, through Dec. ; Lost Surf Art Posters of Santa Barbara by Rick Sharp, through April .  Harbor Wy., #, -. S.B. Museum of Art – Labour and Wait, through Sept. ; Un/Natural Color, through Sept. ; Degas to Chagall: Important Loans from The Armand Hammer Foundation and the Collection of Michael Armand Hammer and Martin Kersels’s Charm series, ongoing exhibitions.  State St., -. Ty Warner Sea Ctr. – Multiple permanent installations.  Stearns Wharf, -. Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art – Invisible Realms: Encountering the Sacred, through Oct. . Adams Ctr., Westmont College,  La Paz Rd., -.

GALLERIES Architectural Foundation Gallery – Urban Scenes and Architecture by Thomas Van Stein and Wyllis Heaton, through Nov. .  E. Victoria St., -. Artamo Gallery – Topia Abstracta, through Sept. .  W. Anapamu St., -. Atkinson Gallery – LifeLike: Deborah Zlotsky, through Sept. . SBCC West Campus,  Cliff Dr., Bldg. , Rm. , -. 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  – You Are America (And So Did I!) by Greg Lawler, through Sept. .  E. Cota St., -.

Cabana Home – Penelope Gottlieb: Portraits in Air (A Series Revisited), through Sept. .  Santa Barbara St., -. Cancer Ctr. of S.B. – Art Heals, a permanent exhibit.  Pueblo St., -. CASA Gallery – Pure Passion, through Sept. .  E. Canon Perdido St., -. Channing Peake Gallery – W. Dibblee Hoyt: Far Reaches, through Sept. . S.B. County Administration Bldg.,  E. Anapamu St., -. Curious Cup Bookstore – Kerry Goldberg, through Sept. .  Linden Ave., -. Cypress Gallery – Passion by Tonya Romano Schultz, through Sept. .  E. Cypress Ave., Lompoc, -. Divine Inspiration Gallery – Blossoming, through Sept. .  State St., -. DnA Design & Art – Playgrounds, through September.  Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, -. Faulkner Gallery – Light & Color, Joy & Peace, through Sept. . Central Library,  E. Anapamu St., -. Hospice of S.B. – Permanent installations by painter Mary Heebner.  Alameda Padre Serra, Ste. , -. Hotel Indigo – Limuw: An Ode to the Sea, through Jan. , .  State St., -. Jane Deering Gallery – Unbuilt Santa Barbara presented by the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, through Sept. .  E. Canon Perdido St., -. Marcia Burtt Studio – Marcia Burtt solo exhibition, through Nov. . .  Laguna St., -. MichaelKate – Abstract Landscape, through Sept. .  Santa Barbara St., -. Ojai Art Ctr. – ART 524, through Oct. .  S. Montgomery St., Ojai, -. Santa Barbara Arts – Valori Fussell, through Sept. .  State St., Ste. , -. S.B. Tennis Club – Lunch with Bill, reception Sept. , :pm; exhibit through Oct. .  Foothill Rd., -. Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery – Amos Kennedy, through Sept. .  E. Anapamu St., -. Trowbridge Gallery – Michael Enriquez, Sept.  - Oct. .  E. Ojai Ave., Ste. , Ojai, -. wall space gallery – Anonymous by Heidi Lender, through Sept. .  E. Yanonali St., -.

LIVE MUSIC CLASSICAL Trinity Lutheran Church –  La Cumbre Rd., -. SUN: Inaki Dieguez Accordion Concert (pm)

POP, ROCK & JAZZ Adama –  Chapala St., -. THU: Greg Harrison (pm) Brewhouse –  W. Montecito St., -.

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SEPT. 12–19 Live Music (pm) Cold Spring Tavern –  Stagecoach Rd., -. FRI: Zephan and Miguelito (pm) SAT: Edge of Town (pm); The Nombres (pm) SUN: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan (:); Michael J / Johnny Cash Tribute Band (:pm) Chumash Casino Resort –  E. Hwy. , Santa Ynez, -. THU /: Boz Scaggs (pm) THU /: Robert Cray (pm) The Creekside –  Hollister Ave., -. WED: Country Night (pm) MON: Karaoke with Dyno (pm) Dargan’s –  E. Ortega St., -. THU: Dannsair (:pm) SAT: Traditional Irish Music (:pm) TUE: Karaoke (pm) Endless Summer Bar/ Café –  Harbor Wy., -. FRI: Acoustic guitar and SOUL MAN: The Weeknd plays at the S.B. Bowl on Saturday. vocals (:pm) EOS Lounge –  Anacapa St., -. THU: Huge Thursday with Mackie SUN: The Phil Norman Tentet (pm); and Bix King Todd and Erin Hudson (pm) FRI: Live Music (-pm); DNA Presents TUE: Joe Firstman and Friends (pm) SAT: DJ Calvin and Kohjay THU: The Kinds, Me and Dinosaur, Fallen Riviera WED: Salsa Night Indochine –  State St., -. WED: The Carl Verheyen Band (:pm) TUE: Indie Night (pm) Statemynt –  State St., -. WED: Karaoke (:pm) THU: DJ Akorn The James Joyce –  State St., -. WED: Blues Night (pm) THU: Alastair Greene Band (pm) Tiburon Tavern –  State St., -. FRI: Kinsella Brothers Band (pm) FRI: Karaoke Night (:pm) SAT: Ulysses (:-:pm) TonyRay’s –  De la Guerra Plaza, -. SUN, MON: Karaoke (pm) FRI: Karaoke (pm) TUE: Ben Markham and Brian Cole SAT: Live Music (pm) WED: Open Mike Night SUN: Live Music (pm) Jill’s Place –  Santa Barbara St., -. Velvet Jones –  State St., -. FRI, SAT: Piano Bar with Al Reese (:pm) THU: Curreny (pm) Marquee –  State St., -. FRI: CRAZy Country Fridays (pm) THU: Thursday Jazz Night (pm) SAT: IAMSU!, Kool John, Jay Ant (pm) WED: Open Mike Night (pm) MON: Monday Night Football (pm) Moby Dick Restaurant –  Stearns TUE: Dominoes Night (pm) WED: Bring Your Own Vinyl (pm) Wharf, -. WED-SAT: Derroy (pm) THU: Cashmere Cat (pm) SUN: Derroy (am) Whiskey Richard’s –  State St., -. Monty’s –  Hollister Ave., Goleta, MON: Open Mike Night (pm) WED: Punk on Vinyl (pm) -. THU: Karaoke Night (pm) Wildcat –  W. Ortega St., -. O’Malleys and the Study Hall – THU: DJs Hollywood and Patrick B SUN: Red Room with DJ Gavin Roy (pm)  State St., -. THU: College Night with DJ Gavin TUE: Local Band Night (pm) Old Town Tavern –  Orange Ave., Zodo’s –  Calle Real, Goleta, -. THU: KJEE Thursday Night Strikes Goleta, -. (:-:pm) WED, FRI, SAT: Karaoke Night (:pm) Palapa Restaurant –  State St., MON: Service Industry Night (pm) -. FRI: Live Mariachi Music (:pm) theater Ranch and Reata Roadhouse –  Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, -. FRI: Kat Devlin (:pm) Center Stage Theater –  Paseo Nuevo, WED: Jimi Nelson (:pm) -. THU: Brenn Hill (pm) SAT: The Tempest (pm) Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio – James Reds Tapas & Wine Bar –  Helena Ave., and the Giant Peach.  E. Matilija St., Ojai, -. THU: Music Thursdays (pm) -. Roundin’ Third –  Calle Real, -. FRI, SAT: pm THU, TUE: Locals Night (pm) SUN: :pm S.B. Bowl –  N. Milpas St., -. Rubicon Theatre – Robert E. Lee: Shades of Gray.  E. Main St., Ventura, -. FRI: Sheryl Crow and Gary Allan (:pm) SAT: The Weeknd (pm) THU, FRI: pm WED: KJEE Summer Round Up featuring SAT: pm Blink- SUN: pm S.B. Maritime Museum –  Harbor Wy., WED:  and pm Severson Theatre – Clybourne Park. #, -. SAT: Ukulele music and singing (-:pm)  S. College Dr., Santa Maria, -. Sandbar –  State St., -. WED: :pm TUE: ’s Night (pm) FRI-SUN: pm WED: Big Wednesday (pm) SOhO Restaurant & Music Club – THU: College Night (pm) GI Comics.  State St., -. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club – THU /: pm Solvang Festival Theater – Always …  State St., -. FRI: King Bee (pm) Patsy Cline.  nd St.,Solvang, -. SAT: The Dirty Knobs (pm) THU-SUN: pm THU-SAT, WED:

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Hot Wheels and Herpetology Text and photos by Jack Crosbie

Nicholas Thompson hoists 17-month-old Samuel during a walk along State Street to meet Sam’s mom (Nicholas’s wife) after work. The Thompsons live just south of Oxnard. Nicholas said he loves getting to rediscover old toys with his son. “Playing Hot Wheels — going out and buying Hot Wheels with him, that was really fun,” Nicholas said.

At the end of the alley right by the S.B. Art Association’s offices between Figueroa and Anapamu streets on State Street, there’s a round fountain that’s home to close to half a dozen Western painted turtles and a handful of koi. The friendly shell-dwellers are usually out sunning themselves on rocks, but take care not to feed or disturb them.

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Book Sale


In ancient Rome, which of the following did women use to try and dye their hair blonde?

❏ Pigeon poop ❏ Horse urine ❏ Lemon juice


What year was it discovered that hydrogen peroxide could bleach hair?


How many years ago did the genetic mutation for blonde hair occur?

❏ 1818 ❏ 1867 ❏ 1913

❏ 50,000 ❏ 23,000 ❏ 11,000

Settling in with a good book is one of the simple pleasures of life; browsing for the perfect tome is another. Both of these can be achieved by visiting the annual Planned Parenthood Book Sale. It’s a treasure trove of the written word — from contemporary works to out-of-print editions on every subject imaginable. There are literally thousands of titles for kids and adults; and all proceeds from the event go to help fund the invaluable works of Planned Parenthood, which provides medical care, education, and advocacy for area families and individuals. The opening-night reception ($25) is Thursday, September 19, 5-9 p.m. The sale runs Friday, September 20 - Sunday, September 29. Times vary: Friday (9/20), 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Monday-Friday (9/27), 12 - 8 p.m. It takes place at Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. For more information, call 722-1522, email, or visit — Michelle Drown



The Mysterious Heiress Empty Mansions Sheds Light on Eccentric Life of Huguette Clark


rue, heiress Huguette Clark led a reclusive life despite her $300 million-plus fortune; her mansions were vacant, and she had few visitors. But she still apparently led a busy life within the cocoon of her hospital room. Eccentric? Yes. Out-of-her-mind crazy? No. That’s the conclusion reached in Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune, a well-researched book by NBC investigative reporter Bill Dedman and Huguette’s cousin, Paul Clark Newell Jr. Whether her multimillion-dollar Santa Barbara estate, Bellosguardo, will become a hilltop art foundation, as she wished, or be sold by 19 distant relatives challenging her will depends on the outcome of a New York trial scheduled this week. Another rich heiress might have flitted between New York, London, and Paris, summering at her Santa Barbara hilltop estate, showing off her art collection. Not Huguette. For the last 20 years before she died in 2011 at 104, she enjoyed good health in her hideaway New York hospital room at Beth Israel Medical Center, creating lavish doll houses, watching cartoons with delight, carrying on a busy social life via telephone, and showering friends, caregivers, and others with millions. Huguette was very, very generous, to put it mildly — a soft touch. She was a sheltered, somewhat naïve woman with a big heart and a sucker for a sob story. Even hospital officials kept trying to hit her up for large donations. Her attorney, who stands to gain big-time from the will, is under criminal investigation. If Huguette liked you, you became rich. She lavished $30 million on her Philippinesborn nurse/companion, Hadassah Peri, and then tossed her another $15 million in the p disputed will.


Author Bill Dedman will be in S.B. to talk about Empty Mansions. Reception/ lecture on Wednesday, October 6, 5 p.m.; lecture on Thursday, October 7, 11 a.m. The events take place at the S.B. Historical Museum, 136 East De la Guerra Street. For more information, call 966-1601 or visit santabarbaramuseum .com. Empty Mansions is available at area bookstores.


SHY TIMES: Huguette Clark, the Frenchborn daughter of American copper king W.A. Clark, lived an eccentric and reclusive life despite being one of the richest people in the world.

In her first will, in 2005, she left most of her fortune to the distant relatives, 14 of whom she had never met. The others hadn’t seen her for decades. But in a second will just six weeks later, she cut them out entirely. Why? They sued, claiming that she’d been mentally incompetent when she signed the will and had been fraudulently influenced by her attorney and others who stood to gain. Happily for this shy, French-born daughter of copper king Sen. W.A. Clark, all this nastiness took place after her death. Santa Barbara has a major stake in all this. The 19 distant relatives, descendants from Sen. Clark’s first marriage, want the second will thrown out, allowing them to sell her Santa Barbara property on East Cabrillo Boulevard rather than it become a foundation housing her collection of paintings and other collections. Along with Huguette’s bizarre, fascinating story, the authors paint a detailed picture of what lies behind the walls of Bellosguardo, which only a lucky few have seen in the decades since she and her mother, Anna, made their last visit in the 1950s. The “empty mansions” mentioned in the title are Bellosguardo and a Connecticut estate, La Beau Château, which she bought in 1951 but never lived in, and several multimillion-dollar Fifth Avenue apartments where she lived before moving to the hospital. Empty mansions, but an empty life? — Barney Brantingham

BY THE NUMBERS The amount of the world’s population who are naturally blonde. SOURCE:

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answers: . Pigeon poop; . 1867; . 11,000.

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The Body Sings Electric by Michelle Drown


ince the early 20th century, Gestalt psychology purported that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Today, it’s a concept being applied by some physicians as well, particularly in the realm of medical spas. Take for example Santa Barbara doctor Kathleen Griffin. Griffin is a board-certified OBGYN who in 2007 decided to create a center that not only treats internal anatomy but also focuses on a person’s outer packaging. She named her practice G Spa — the g referring to both the first letter of her last name and the medical field in which she works, with a wink to the female erogenous zone — and offers everything from facials to Botox to hormone therapy to annual pelvic exams. PACKAGE DEAL: In 2007, Dr. Kathleen Griffin “I’d been practicing OBGYN for opened G Spa, a center that not only treats more than 20 years, mostly doing internal anatomy but also focuses on a person’s gynecology for the past 15 years,” Grifouter packaging. fin said in an interview with Aesthetic TV (“I discovered a few years ago that it was very important to desire to enhance people’s self-esteem. In pay attention to women’s exterior as well as an interview with The Independent, Griffin their interior.” This realization came when cited studies that link Botox and depresshe attended a lecture by a well-known der- sion. Botox makes it more difficult to frown, matologist who posited that when someone she said, which means you can’t break the looks in the mirror and likes what they neural circuit triggered by the expression, see, neurotransmitters (such as serotonin) leaving a person less depressed. are released giving the person a positive The G spa also offers a weight-loss plan. feeling. “I realized I could prescribe Prozac “This is a program for patients who need and raise neurotransmitters or I could help to lose 20 or more pounds,” Griffin said. somebody feel better on the outside — or I “I’ve been doing it since 2004. … It was could do both,” she said. And so, G Spa was developed by a Harvard-trained obesity born. specialist and it uses very small dosages As for the spa, Griffin said “we try to of two medications that suppress appetite emphasize non-invasive, non-surgical — phentermine and topiramate. The topiraspa services, which is what most patients mate has additional effects on your brain to want these days.” Menu choices include make you feel full when you’ve had a small facials, chemical peels, and fillers as well amount, it makes you not obsess about as lasers that achieve myriad anti-aging food, it makes you crave protein.” Patients results. According to spa manager Cynthia lose about 10 percent of their body weight Grancourt,“Botox and fillers are the best in about six months, Griffin said. “We give bang for your buck,” when it comes to them some nutritional advice and we have looking fresh and youthful.“We do have a psychologist on staff that they can visit if lasers as well, we do hair removal, and we they desire, and they are expected to exerhave this amazing laser called The Trincise regularly. It’s all part of a package.” ity,” she continued.“It is three treatments According to the International Spa in one: the Photo Facial (which diminAssociation, the definition of a medical spa ishes brown spots and sun damage); the “is an institution whose primary purpose Matrix IR, which is infrared and great for is to provide comprehensive medical and wrinkle treatments; [the] third part is skin wellness care in an environment, which tightening.” integrates spa services as well as convenAnother machine in their arsenal is the tional and complimentary therapies and Venus Freeze, which has gained populartreatments.” And it is to that end that the G ity with the Hollywood set for its revitalSpa focuses its intent. “This is aging graceizing results. The apparatus uses radio fully,” Griffin said. frequency technology with magnetic pulsing; it treats cellulite reduction, whittles The G Spa is away inches, and tightens skin. (Check out located at 33 WestNo-yf-JTE for a Mission Street. For more information, demonstration of the Venus by Griffin.) call 682-4772 or visit The spa treatments speak to Griffin’s



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Sumo Wrestler Kelly Gneiting Attempts to Swim the S.B. Channel


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Big Man, Big Plans elly Gneiting brands himself

the “Man of Fat Steel.” A fivetime U.S. Sumo Champion and the Guinness World Record holder for the heaviest person to complete a marathon, the 6-foot, 420-pound hospital statistician has striven much of his life to be taken seriously as a competitive athlete. Despite his wins and records, the former Greco-Roman wrestler and football player living in Arizona said people too often dismiss him as “a slob who blew in from Fatsville, with no real drive or passion other than eating a lot and breaking chairs and toilet seats.” This Friday, September 13, Gneiting will attempt to swim across the Santa Barbara Channel, a 12.4-mile journey from Anacapa Island to Oxnard he expects will take 12-15 hours to complete. Since 1978, there have been only 21 recorded swims from island to mainland, the last one by Tom Ball in September 2012. He did it in 7 hours, 39 minutes. Gneiting said if he succeeds, it’ll help prove what he’s always understood: “I FAT BUT FIT: Kelly Gneiting says despite his weight, he has believe I’m one of the world’s elite athletes,” “good” blood pressure, “perfect” cholesterol, and an “exceptional” he explained. “But nobody knows it.” Folresting heart rate. lowed by a boatload of sumo buddies and a kayak laden with water and food, Gneiting will start the swim at 2 a.m. and perform the sidestroke stinging jellyfish and unpredictable currents. Zornig through the frigid ocean waters, switching sides about said he’s thankful a bunch of big men will be on the every mile and a half when he gets tired. boat who can dead-lift Gneiting on board should Gneiting originally wanted to swim the English something go wrong. Channel, a high-profile pursuit synonymous with Gneiting, 43 years old, the father of five kids, and human strength and endurance, but found it imposmarried for 19 years (his wife hates the idea of the sible to book a boat and secure the proper insurance Channel attempt and has asked him to double his life coverage because, as he said, no one wanted their insurance policy), said he’s been gearing up for the name or company associated with a drowned fat man. crossing for about a year. His first three-mile swim in He figured the shorter S.B. Channel crossing would a lake left him shivering uncontrollably and so hungry convince the Brits to support a future English Chanthat he rushed to the nearest convenience store and nel swim; for this week’s endeavor, he received the bought as much food as he could with all the money in endorsement of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimhis pockets. Since then, he’s worked up to 10-mile night ming Association (SBCSA) and access to their insurswims every two weeks, staring up at the stars and ance. The organization advises and sanctions longperiodically taking sips from water bottles he hangs distance Channel swimmers in the name of safety and under the bridge that spans the lake he practices in. He proper record-keeping, and its president, Scott Zornig, burns approximately 17,000 calories during each trainhas been coaching Gneiting on training routines, gening session. eral prep, and the rules he must follow to make it in the Should he make it from shore to shore, Gneiting — books. He can’t wear a wet suit, for instance, or touch who said he passed a recent physical with flying colors the support boat at any time. — plans to climb Mt. Everest by 2015. He’s motivated to Zornig said while his group doesn’t discriminate complete these publicized tests of mental and physical against swimmers’ size or body type, Gneiting’s weight fortitude to convince the world that just because you’re was certainly a factor as they vetted the likelihood big doesn’t mean you’re weak or lazy.“When people he’d finish the trip alive. And despite a common mislook at me, they just see fat,” Gneiting said.“They don’t conception to the contrary, Zornig said Gneiting’s see the durability factor I have — the passion, heart, mass may actually help him during the swim — he’ll and soul.” be more buoyant and insulated from the cold water, Looking up to supersize sports icons like André the not unlike other large marine mammals that traverse Giant and Rulon Gardner, Gneiting said it’s encouragthe channel every day.“I’d be more worried about a ing to train for sumo in Japan, where large guys like 105-pound guy,” Zornig explained. The biggest chalhim are “cooler than heck,” but a letdown to return lenge facing Gneiting is the wind, Zornig continued, to the U.S., where “if you’re fat, you’re automatically and because the water will be around 57 or 58 degrees, unpopular.” So when he swims the Channel, Gneiting SBCSA spotters will call the whole thing off if Gneitsaid,“most people won’t be able to fit that into their ing shows the first signs of hypothermia, like slurred minds. … There will be the rare few who know how ■ speech or a zig-zag path. He’ll also have to deal with hard it was.”

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Selling Used Pregnancy Tests?


love the Internet. I do. God bless that sprawling cyber jumble of eclectic digi-data. Today alone I used the dub-dub-dub to figure out what the hell is going on in Syria, to satisfy my curiosity about whether pigs can swim (yes! I saw the video!), and to find a synonym for “uncouth” (see “crass,” below). And yet … I have to be the Cantankerous Person Born Before  here and point out that having an information free-for-all at my fingertips also serves as a daily reminder that the world as we know it is coming to a crass and unattractive end. The latest evidence: Pregnant women across the nation are posting ads on Craigslist offering to sell positive pregnancy tests to anyone who, um, needs one. No joke. They’re peddling used plastic wands bearing the little blue plus sign or parallel pink lines in the tiny indicator window — and they’re asking $20 to $40 a pop. “I will provide the positive test and deliver to an agreed-upon public location,” read one last week. “This will NOT be a dollar store test,” assures another — a label snob. “Will be either Clearblue, First Response, or e.p.t. Let me know!” Some of the ads offer suggestions for precisely how to use the sticks to your advantage: “Wanna get your boyfriend to finally pop the question? Play a joke on mom, dad, or one of your friends?” asked a New Jersey seller. “Make his heart stop, his jaw drop, make him buy a ring,” instructed a Texas mom-trepreneur, “then roll on the floor laughing when you break by Starshine the truth to him.” “I don’t care what you use it for,” confessed a New York mom. “It’s not my business.” email: Of course not. Her business, and that of her fellow fertility-flaunting opportunists, is making a few bucks by urinating on a stick and selling it to devious strangers. Now, I applaud ingenuity. And I appreciate that times are tough. I also understand that the prospect of a growing family can make gestating females fret for their financial futures. But there just isn’t a benign reason to buy a used pregnancy stick — and so there isn’t a decent reason to sell one. (And let me say right here that if you need to pay cash money to buy something that’s been peed on by a cash-strapped Craigslist loiterer in order to coax a laugh from a loved one, you must put down this column immediately and go cross “sense of humor” off your list of personal assets.) “It isn’t my business what you choose to use it for,” wrote a seller in Los Angeles. “And I am not responsible for the outcome of it’s [sic] use.” (I added the [sic] because of her improper punctuation, but I rather like the way it fits into that sentence, too.) I wrote to this woman — who hadn’t had any takers yet — and asked what she thought someone might do with such an item. “Tricking a guy into marriage would be the number one reason I could think of,” she replied, insisting she had no qualms about contributing to such a nefarious plan. “Hey, their reasoning isn’t my problem. Can’t be mad at the supplier.” And I’m not mad. I’m just … sort of sad, really. Because having been a pregnant woman myself once or twice, I know that when you have a human growing inside of you, you can’t help but hope for a future that’s safe and sane and sensible. You can’t help but visualize and even try, in small but inspiring ways, to contribute to a world where people relate to one another with dignity and empathy and courtesy. So naturally, it’s disappointing to discover that the mothers of tomorrow’s leaders are busy laying the foundation for a future fueled by midstream samples.


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Gaucho Goals UCSB Men’s Soccer Focuses on Teamwork and Making It to the NCAA Tournament by John Zant It’s not how you start; it’s how you finish. Nobody is more acutely aware of that adage than the UCSB men’s soccer team. Last year, the Gauchos had a great start and a horrible finish. After making 10 consecutive appearances in the NCAA tournament, they ended the 2012 season with nowhere to go. Recap: The Gauchos were undefeated (8-0-3) in their first 11 games and ranked No.  in the nation. The rest of the way, they went 2-6, including three straight sudden-death overtime losses at home to Cal Poly, Stanford, and UC Davis. “In two weekends, the whole season slipped away,” Gaucho coach Tim Vom Steeg recalled.“I think there are a lot of things to learn from that. At the top of the list is staying together, staying committed as a team. Even if you’re winning, it sometimes hides other things that are going on. It doesn’t mean you’re playing for each other. Even though we were highly ranked, we had some things going on internally that were brought to the forefront when we started losing our key guys to injuries. We ended the season with seven starters not playing. It’s always part of the game, but when you lose seven, you have to be really strong. Our team wasn’t strong enough.” The returning Gauchos say they are ready to deal with the highs and lows that inevitably occur in a season of soccer, where every match tries men’s souls. The last image of 2012 at Harder Stadium — UCSB senior Peter McGlynn being escorted off the field by police after giving the referee a push in frustration — is one they never want to repeat. “This year the theme is teamwork,” senior midfielder Fifi Baiden said. “Last year we had a lot of individual stuff going on. This year it’s doing things as a team, whatever happens — we win as a team, we lose as a team.” Daniel Welsh spoke to the same theme. “This year we’re more of a team, and we’re more hungry,” the senior defender said. “We’ve learned from what happened last year. There’s going to be some downs in the season. Just deal with them in the right way. Stay positive, and fight through them together as a team.” The Gauchos have a chance to do just that in the coming month after losing their first regular-season home match to Gonzaga last Friday, 2-0. It might prove to be a good thing, if they surmount the shortcomings that were exposed. It brought them back to earth after their successful road trip that resulted in a pair of wins over Northwestern (3-1) and Illinois-

Chicago (1-0). UCSB will have to get better in a hurry to compete in its next match against UCLA on Friday, September 13, at Westwood. Following that matchup, Meredith Field at Harder Stadium — which the university promotes as “Soccer Heaven”— will be one of the busiest pitches in the world. The Gauchos will play seven home games in a three-week span: Pennsylvania (Sept. 15), Yale (Sept. 20), New Mexico (Sept. 23), Stanford (Sept. 27), Loyola Marymount (Sept. 29), Cal State Fullerton (Oct. 4), and UC Riverside (Oct. 6). It would behoove the Gauchos to put forth a more polished effort than they showed against Gonzaga. Their supportive fans deserve it. Attendance exceeded 3,000 at both the Gonzaga match and an exhibition against Westmont College. UCSB led the NCAA in home attendance for the sixth consecuHEADSTRONG: Senior Peter Schmetz took control of the ball using his forehead tive year in 2012 with an average of 5,543 per in a game against Westmont. Played at UCSB’s Harder Stadium, the game match. Students will boost this year’s numbrought out more than 3,000 spectators. bers after they arrive for the fall quarter. Gonzaga’s Bulldogs were the underdogs in last Friday’s match, but like many visiting teams who get to goalkeeper Josh Glover — a 20-yard blast by Paul Ehmann, a new recruit from Germany, and a point-blank finish by play in front of the biggest crowds they’ll see all season, they Andy Perez. played with energy and determination. “We have a great deal Until a few months ago, the Gauchos expected to open the of respect for UCSB’s program,” Zags coach Einar Thorarinsseason with the stellar Ema Boateng, a freshman All-Amerson said.“Our plan was to pressure them all over the field.” ican last year. Boateng chose to turn pro, signing a multi-year The Gauchos appeared flummoxed by the pressure and contract with the Swedish club Helsingborg. Though disapfailed to produce a coherent attack. Goffin Boyoko, who scored three goals in Chicago, did not take a shot. Featured pointed, the Gauchos did not hold it against Boateng, whose striker Achille Campion had five attempts, including a family in Ghana could use the money. Vom Steeg did point header that drifted just wide with 10 minutes remaining. The out that UCSB players who’ve stayed in school four years — score was 1-0 at the time, but Gonzaga shortly made it 2-0 such as Dan Kennedy, Andy Iro, Chris Pontius, and Luis against a defense made vulnerable by UCSB’s late attack mode. Silva — have all succeeded in Major League Soccer. “Chris Pontius was very good his junior year, but nothing It did not help the Gauchos that the excitable Vom Steeg, who like his senior year,” Vom Steeg said.“Silva went from very had been ejected by the referee at the Illinois-Chicago match, good as a junior to one of the best players in the nation. The could not be with the team on the sideline Friday. players who leave early, it’s their opportunity, their dream, a “The quality of our finishes is not there yet,” said Campion, chance to play pro, but the reality is you flip a coin a little bit a senior from Paris, France, whose ankle injury last year was when you leave early. Hopefully it works out well for Ema.” a blow to the Gauchos. “We’re not getting clean shots. It takes Vom Steeg said the prestige of UCSB soccer, a national time. We’re working on it.” champion in 2006, is a contributing factor.“We’re our worst The Gauchos showed enemy,” he said.” I don’t think there’s a program that has the their potential in the exposure and visibility we do from a national standpoint. Our Westmont exhibition. players get picked up because they play in an environment In the fourth minute, that looks like a professional environment. The way we play is Campion brought down a professional way of playing. You play in these big games, you a shower of tortillas become very attractive.” — the fans’ traditional celebration of a goal — GLUE GUYS: The Gaucho baseball program is getting when he scored on a ball great exposure from former players Skip Schumaker and that never touched the Michael Young, both in the L.A. Dodgers’ starting lineup ground after a free kick last week. The Dodgers picked up Young from the Phillies at by freshman Drew Murthe trading deadline. Bob Brontsema, who coached the pair phy. It went to the head at UCSB, described them as “glue guys”— solid players who of Nick DePuy, another freshman, and then to hustle and do little things well. Others on the roster are Nick Punto and Mark Ellis. If the Dodgers return to the World Campion’s head. ■ Series, don’t forget the glue guys. In the second half, UCSB put seven of its TAKING IT TO THE LIMIT: The Gauchos showed their potential in an exhibition game against Westmont eight shots directly at the in August. UCSB teammates cheered freshman Paul Ehmann (#4, pictured center), whose 20-yard blast goal. Two of them went whizzed past Westmont’s goalie. For more sports, including a weekly highlight schedule, past Westmont’s solid see

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by George Yatchisin ur irregular feature “Make Me Dinner!” is back, with another story of a pro doing the cooking in the humble home kitchens of regular folks, while keeping costs low, technique not too tricky, and end results tasty. And there will be wine — this is Santa Barbara, after all.

The Chef This time, we’re fed by chef Brenda Simon, who does world cuisine on demand as a caterer under the name The Secret Ingredient (637-9523, and is also the executive chef at the Foodie Award–winning Santa Barbara Museum of Art Café ( State Street,, one of this town’s secret lunch treasures. She’s also cooked for the likes of John Cleese and Michael Jackson.“Try to read a recipe and understand its chemistry and process,” Simon says of learning to cook.“Try to create rather than follow tedious instructions (unless it’s pastry making). Rely on the senses to balance taste, visual appeal, and cooking times. That’s difficult to master, but over time, it’s what got me where I am today.”

The Challenge We told Simon she’d be cooking for six, gave her a small budget ($50), asked for three courses, and made it clear she had to come up with a menu non-chefs like us could pull off, too.

The Booze

The Menu This was a high-summer menu — tomatoes, peaches, and nectarines starred in the salad, every berry imaginable in the dessert. It might take a few stops to purchase everything, but nothing was very exotic — beyond making the ice cream with no cream at all, just coconut milk.  Stonefruit bruschetta and arugula salad, goat cheese crostini  Local wild Santa Barbara halibut baked with a whole-grain mustard, pine nut, and Grana Padano crust, alongside an olive and sundried-tomato quinoa pilaf and broccolini  Summer fruit crisp with an oatmeal/nut brown-sugar topping and vanilla bean coconut ice cream

The Pro “Usually I just cook by the smell of things,” Simon says early in the prep process. Fueled by a can of double espresso, she worked quickly yet unhurriedly, offering advice that was instant common sense like “get the thing that takes the longest going first” and “this is a baking meal, so things can be in the oven and you don’t have to be sautéing, you can be with your guests.” She did come with the ice cream — a non-dairy version based on coconut milk that was John Cleese’s favorite — ready to go into the churn, but otherwise, much of the meal got done in a quick hour or so. (Cocktails make that time go faster.) Of the meal, she said, “I thought the fish was just fantastic, and the cooking method worked well for that type of fish.” And she was right. Here’s how to do it:

The Recipes Baked Local Wild Halibut with Whole-Grain Mustard, Parmesan, and Pine-Nut Crust (serves )

 lbs. wild halibut (have the fishmonger portion the fish into six filets) ½ cups multigrain breadcrumbs (or any other gluten-free or grain product) ½ cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese ½ cup whole-grain Dijon mustard ¼ cup toasted pine nuts (on the dark side but not burned)


 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil kosher salt / cracked black pepper Place filets on a baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. Place the breadcrumbs, cheese, mustard, and pine nuts into a food processor, and while it is processing, drizzle in the olive oil. Scrape down the sides for even processing — the texture should be that of a sort of moldable paste. Adjust with more olive oil if necessary. Evenly pat the crust mixture on top of each fish filet and bake for - minutes at  degrees. Black Quinoa with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Kalamata Olives

 cups black quinoa  Tbs. chopped garlic one sprig fresh rosemary kosher salt and cracked pepper  cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, julienne cut ⅔ cup quartered Kalamata olives ½ cup chopped fresh basil extra-virgin olive oil  bunches broccolini, boiled Cover the quinoa with water or flavored stock of choice. Bring to a boil and then simmer about  minutes until the quinoa begins to fluff apart. Remove from heat and cover the saucepot with a lid to steam the quinoa a bit. Stir in the olive oil, tomatoes, olives, basil, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve with the halibut and broccolini.

LIGHT & EASY: Halibut (top) gets a crunchy topping, while summer’s bounty shines in the first course (below) of Simon’s Make Me Dinner menu.

The Amateurs OR GE


We learned many things, and I might have learned more if I could ever figure out how to help make dinner, listen, and take pithy journalistic notes at the same time.  We discovered there’s something called vanilla bean paste that’s easier than dealing with gutting the narrow vanilla bean yet tastier than vanilla extract — and complete with the flecks the liquid lacks.  We learned something so simple, it’s amazing the tip is not everywhere: When boiling greens like broccolini, don’t put a lid on the pot, because if you do, you’ll kill the chlorophyll. The bright green you end up with is well worth it. Just leave it in the water and turn the heat off at the preferred color.  We also admired Simon’s pre-toasted pine nuts, each evenly browned. “Don’t be afraid to cook them for a while in the oven,” she says,“but change shelves, turn the pan around, figure out where the hot spots are in your oven. Even my convection oven has a hot spot.”


We were honored to have partner/winemaker Aaron Walker from Pali Wine Co. and Tower  Winery (tasting room at  East Yanonali St., and tower join us and play sommelier. “The light body, bright acidity, and floral notes in our 2011 ‘Sunset’ Rosé from Tower  Winery paired beautifully with the salad,” he points out.“The peppery notes from the arugula played very nicely with the earthy notes in the rosé. The wine and salad together epitomized summer for me.” He could have said “for us,” but he’s not presumptuous. About the main course he says,“The chef prepared the halibut so beautifully and delicately, I didn’t want to overpower the dish with a heavy wine. Initially I choose a mediumbodied pinot noir (our 2011 ‘Huntington’ Santa Barbara County) that I thought would work well with the accompanying quinoa dish and broccolini — and it did match very well. Of course, white wine is the traditional pairing

with fish, especially a mild-flavored, delicate fish like halibut. So, I also brought our newly released 2011 Durell Vineyard Chardonnay. That paired great, too! It’s not a super-oaky or overly buttery chardonnay, but it does have some of those characteristics — balanced with bright acidity.” Dessert is always tricky, but Walker had a trick up his sleeve — the 2008 “Central” Late Harvest Chardonnay, Sierra Madre Vineyard. “There’s a reason why you don’t see lateharvest chardonnay,” he admitted at dinner, “because the grape already ripens late. But sweet wine with sweet berries and coconut ice cream — SOOOOO good!”



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“I spent six weeks in a drunken blur, and one of the doctors at the VA looked me over and said,‘If you don’t relax, you’re going to have a heart attack. I couldn’t think of what would relax me until I tried my first open mic. It was terrifying, but when the laughs came, I felt great. It’s a primal thing, laughter, and it means that people relate to you. And there’s no agenda behind it — it is what it is. I loved it.” After making the rounds of the comedy clubs, Tran discovered that there were other military personnel, both veterans and active soldiers, who did stand-up. He speaks movingly of his decision to organize these men into the GIs of Comedy tour, which plays both military bases and regular clubs all around the country. “People have such a limited view of veterans; it’s like they are stuck in the 1970s. You can leave the military and have a life! People need to know this. We are not all bearded homeless dudes left over from Vietnam. The head of human resources at DreamWorks is a veteran, SOLDIER BOYS: Thom Tran leads a group of vets-turned-stand-upand the head of Universal was a Green comedians this Thursday at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club. Beret. It’s time to change people’s perceptions about veterans, and time to change veterans’ perceptions about life after the military.” The GIs of Comedy comes to SOhO ( State St.) on Thursday, September 12, at 8 p.m. Call 965-5205 or visit for info. — Charles Donelan

BIRTHDAY DANCE: NECTAR’s perf ormance-art event series turns four this week.




WILD ONE: S.B.’s Lois Klein celebrates the release of her new book of poetry, Blooming Wild So Close to Home.


CELEBRATES FOUR YEARS Cybil Gilbertson was working as a dancer and yoga instructor in 2006 when she learned that her Aunt Barbara had committed suicide. In the weeks and months that followed, as Gilbertson reeled from the loss, she began to choreograph as a way to heal. Her creation, a dance and spoken-word solo, drew big responses from those who saw it. Moved, she started thinking about a venue where artists could come together to address social issues through art. Gilbertson launched the first such evening at Yoga Soup in October 2009. She called it NECTAR. Four years later, NECTAR has become a staple of the homegrown performing arts scene. Now a quarterly happening, it draws together a crosssection of dancers, writers, visual artists, singer/songwriters, and filmmakers around a common theme: grief, love, war, birth. The proceeds from each gathering go to support an area nonprofit whose work addresses that month’s topic. This month, in honor of NECTAR’s fourth birthday and the future of the series, Gilbertson will host a loosely themed evening: Open, an event that’s part performance, part celebration, and part fundraiser. The subtitle of the evening is a question: “What opens you?” In addition to performances, there will be refreshments, a raffle, and a silent auction, with funds going to support NECTAR’s growth. Much has happened in the four years since NECTAR’s launch, including the birth of Gilbertson’s first child. Becoming a mother has shifted her perspective on the world, and on the arts. Looking forward, she envisions a NECTAR children’s art festival. “Children are the future,” she noted, adding that she’d like to create “a vivid environment where kids can dream; a kind of Burning Man– meets-Solstice street art event.” Sounds fun, but for Gilbertson, NECTAR has always been more than that. “I think creativity and imagination are what get us through hard times,” she said. “We all have it in us; it’s part of our birthright.” NECTAR’s Open kicks off at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, at Yoga Soup ( Parker Wy.). To learn more, visit — Elizabeth Schwyzer


In Bloom It’s tough to imagine a place more inspiring than Santa Barbara — especially if you’re a poet. Flanked by pristine shorelines and golden chaparrals, and home to a thriving art community, it’s no wonder poet Lois Klein decided to call S.B. home. This week, the South Coast Writers Project fellow and teacher will bring her new book of poetry, Blooming Wild So Close to Home, to Granada Books for a reading and book-signing. Inspired by the simplicity of childhood and the burdens of growing up, Blooming showcases what Klein does best — weaving metaphor, word play, and rhyme together with an ear for the concise. Hear it for yourself on Thursday, September 19, at 7 p.m. For info, call 845-1818 or visit — Aly Comingore


hom Tran earned a Purple Heart while serving in the United States Army as a sergeant in the Special Ops Command. Tran was wounded just four days after reaching Iraq in 2003, but he still managed to tough out the rest of a yearlong deployment. It wasn’t until his roommate was killed just two weeks before Tran was set to go home that the impact of what he had been through began to take its toll on him emotionally. Like a lot of soldiers, Tran struggled with the move back to civilian life, and it wasn’t until he discovered stand-up comedy that he began to pull himself out of the grip of depression and PTSD. From this unlikely story, an idea was born, and on Thursday, September 12, patrons at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club will be able to see and hear what this great and funny success story is all about. That’s when Thom Tran and the GIs of Comedy will make their Santa Barbara debut. Tran, Tom Irwin, and Shawn Halpin will be taking the stage for a show that will benefit Dr. Judith Broder’s The Soldiers Project, a national network of therapists providing free, confidential counseling for veterans. Comedian and therapist Carol Metcalf will host. Speaking by phone last week, Tran shared some thoughts about his experience and the new sense of purpose that he has gained through comedy.“It was 2011 when I finally broke up,” he recalled.

With soul music continuing to seep into the mainstream, it seems all eyes are on Abel Tesfaye. This week, the Canadian crooner behind The Weeknd releases his major label debut, Kiss Land, the long-awaited follow-up to his 2011 mixtape trilogy. Inspired by horror filmmakers like John Carpenter, David Cronenberg, and Ridley Scott, the album blends soundtrack theatrics with a strikingly ominous feel. Kiss Land opens with “Professional,”a mellow and synth-backed track that finds Tesfaye quietly cooing lines like, “In a world where your dreams can’t be real, no / Every touch that you sell is a lie.” Vocally, Tesfaye walks the line between pop and R&B — we dare you not to think of MJ when he hits the high notes — and sprinkles provocative lyrics and lovelorn themes throughout the album’s 10 tracks. A sad listen? Yes. But it also makes for the most heartfelt and brutally honest Weeknd record yet. The Weeknd plays the Santa Barbara Bowl Saturday, September 14. Call 962-7411 or visit sbbowl .com for tickets. — Rachel Cabakoff

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n opening night, director Irwin Appel told the audience “the best way to study a play is to do it.” In that case, these 16 UCSB students will all surely ace the final on Macbeth. Using a bare minimum of props and moving to the beat of an onstage drum, the students and two of their professors came together for an enthralling evening that, while often rowdy and even chaotic, nevertheless succeeded in AMBITIOUS COUPLE: releasing the magical energy contained in Macbeth (Jeff Mills) Shakespeare’s text. embraces his lady In the title role, Jeff Mills called on every (Madelyn Robinson). resource in his actor’s toolkit to embody Macbeth’s journey from man to thane, from thane to king, and finally, from king to “rarer monster.” Madelyn Robinson brought wit and beauty to her portrayal of the famously intimidating and mercurial Lady Macbeth, who blasts her husband with threats and curses at one moment, only to accept his silent, nodded injunction to leave the stage the next. And Michael Morgan was fine and regal as Duncan, the king who should have known better than to accept the hospitality of Macbeth. The real star of this Macbeth is the brilliant production, which is full of intelligent, innovative, and effective stage business. Thanks to the masks included in Ann Bruice’s costumes, entrances remain possible even for players who are already onstage. The masks and the show’s movement, for which choreographer Christina McCarthy advised Appel, combine to create a sense that spirits are present not only in the scenes with the witches, but throughout the haunted space of Macbeth’s nightmare world.


Macbeth, presented by Naked Shakes. At UCSB’s Hatlen Theater, Friday, September 6.



aul Abramson, professor of psychology at UCLA and author of several well-regarded books on human sexuality, has a split personality. On one side, he’s a scholar with a reputation for standing up for the rights of both abuse victims and of those commonly perceived as sexual deviants — a difficult ROCK MY WORLD: Paul Abramson and laudable balancing act. On (vocals) and Ian Putnam (guitar) the other, he’s a caterwauling perform in The Saint of Fucked-Up lead singer in the idiom of the Karma. Buzzcock’s Pete Shelley or Wall of Voodoo’s Stan Ridgway. The Saint of Fucked-Up Karma, an experimental musical revue that incorporates Crying  Kafka, Abramson’s four-piece band, and two actors, Melanie Eckford-Prossor and Terri Cruz, represents Abramson’s attempt to heal this split onstage, and in the process to create a “punk rock musical” based on a traumatic series of real events that begins with the sexual abuse of a young boy by an Arizona policeman. Let’s start with what works. The eight original songs are quite good, and Abramson is a convincing rock vocalist — no mean feat. Each member of the band — Marc Bobro, Mattia Bacca, Ian Putnam, and Brandon Elán Thibeault — contributes to the overall sense of coherent raucousness that’s key to putting over this kind of music. Then there’s the play. Away from the traditional handheld singer’s microphone that he wields so successfully, Abramson develops a slight speech impediment that distracts mightily from what is already an ineffectual script. Entrances and exits are lugubrious, stilted narration substitutes for dialogue and action, and what is clearly a compelling if horrific story gets lost in the confusion created by the staging. The tone swings wildly from Woody Allen to James Ellroy and back, leaving the viewer without a consistent point of view from which to evaluate all this misery. As punk rock, there may be hope for this saint, but as theater, heaven can wait.

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CATHEDRAL OF CREATION: Adam Belt’s “Echo” combines the pattern from a stained glass window in France and visual static to indicate the presence of energy released by the Big Bang.

Invisible Realms: Encountering the Sacred. At the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. Shows through Saturday, October 12. Reviewed by Charles Donelan


nvisible Realms, a new group exhibition at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum, takes as its point of departure the fact that many contemporary artists connect with the sacred without employing traditional religious subjects, genres, or media. Using video, abstraction, appropriation, assemblage, and performance to make their statements, the works on display in Invisible Realms point beyond themselves toward some more elusive experience or state of being. Encountering them, one sees the influence and senses the presence of the sacred at a necessary remove. Like the German Romantic poet Friedrich Hölderlin, these artists subscribe to the theory that, “near is / but difficult to grasp, the God.” Although the invisible realms of the sacred may remain impossible to finally locate or fully understand, art allows us to invoke their presence. Director Judy Larson and her team at the Ridley-Tree Museum have done a wonderful job of installing the galleries. For example, the entrance hall to the larger gallery space forms an intriguing gauntlet. On the right are the rugged panel constructions of sculptor Michael Tracy’s “Dolores Suite,” a contemporary take on the Stations of the Cross that’s one part traditional Catholicism and three parts mystical scarification. The nails that protrude from the final pieces in the sequence resonate not only with the stigmata of the Passion, but also with the fetish objects of West Africa. On the left, keeping their distance from the nails opposite, but following Tracy’s same path of devotion, are Westmont faculty member Susan Savage’s radiant stilllife paintings featuring silver bowls. The reflective surface of the bowls allows Savage to demonstrate the virtuosity with which she handles the complex perspectives that emanate from a convex mirror. But the bowls also serve as a way to draw the world outside into the picture; these are deeply poetic and philosophical images that reward sustained attention. At the end of these walls and at a right angle to them, two video installations stand as the show’s Scylla and Charybdis, admonishing the viewer to abandon any lingering assumption that an exhibit about the sacred will be safe or conventional. Kent Anderson Butler’s “Submerged” and Hadassa Goldvicht’s “Kiss” deliver powerful messages through highly physical, privacy-invasive conceits. The artists both appear in their work — a fairly usual practice in video art. In the black-and-white loop “Submerged,”

Butler’s head and naked chest appear upside down on the screen, half hidden in a bath of milk. Over the course of the piece’s run cycle, the artist takes a deep breath, sinks down under the surface of the milk, holds that position, and then reemerges to slowly open his eyes and smile for the camera. It’s unforgettable, and it is creepy. In “Kiss,” Hadassa Goldvicht can be seen through a glass, darkly, on the other side of a panel containing a series of Hebrew letters written in honey. Slowly over the course of this loop the artist licks and sucks the honey from the panel. The pairing of these two works alone makes this one of the more interesting contemporary art exhibits of the season, and we are still outside the main room. Once in it, the walls and floors overflow with the creative inspiration of nine strong artists, some familiar to Santa Barbara gallery goers, and others not so well known here. It’s a pleasure to see seven of Linda Ekstrom’s works involving the physical transformation of the Bible at once, and a testament to the open-mindedness and gumption of curator Larson that they are here in such force. Linda Saccoccio’s chakra paintings have never looked better, and they make a divine counterpoint alongside Father Bill Moore’s cross paintings. Mary Heebner’s Angkor Wat book is here, as are some of the most exciting drawings yet from Marie Schoeff. Fabian Astore’s video with prayer rug, “The Threshold” from 2011, offers a glimpse inside Istanbul’s largest mosque during prayer time. The artist happens to have captured something unusual and anarchic from his covered alcove within the sanctuary, and while I won’t spoil things by saying what happens, I will say that “The Threshold” lends the exhibition some of its most purely joyful moments. At the back of the exhibition’s inner room lies an installation by Adam Belt simply titled “Echo.” Inside this small white alcove one finds a miniature rendering of a traditional “rose” church window from the Basilica of St. Denis outside Paris. In “Echo,” the rose window form, ordinarily a vehicle for the soothing influence of light through stained glass, becomes the bearer of a field of video static, the kind of “snow” that used to plague pre-cable television sets. Intended to represent the energy given off at the creation of the world, the static implies even more than that; it’s a crystallization of the way that modern life continues to inhabit older forms of attention, an example of new wine ■ in old bottles for the digital age.

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GETTING TO KNOW BANKS Los Angeles Songstress Heads Out on Tour with The Weeknd


anks knows something about buzz. Less than a year after her voice first made ripples across the music blogosphere, the enchanting Los Angeles songstress has solidified herself as one of music’s most exciting prospects, with each intermittent release of a new song or remix delivered to an ever-growing audience. All of that buzz seems to be coming to a head recently; in addition to releasing her first EP, Banks is currently preparing for her first national tour, opening for Toronto’s Internet-buzzdarling-turned-indie-music-sensation The Weeknd. It would be a mistake to let the fleeting and vapid connotations of the word “buzz” shape your perception of Banks, though (and not just because she stays off of social media completely, opting to make herself available to fans via phone instead). Banks’s voice is untarnished and accessible — not immaculate — and her beats and soulful production feel built to last. What’s most interesting, though, is her apparent disregard for the everchanging musical landscape. Banks has rendered herself exempt from the express lane of online music consumption by choosing to invest her energy not on marketing her music, but on notebooks full of lyrics and extensive time in the studio. And the buzz? The buzz seem to be taking care of itself. Below, Banks weighs in on the hype, the current pop music landscape, and her upcoming tour with The Weeknd.



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BUZZWORTHY: The Weeknd gets some help from Banks this Sunday. The L.A.-based soul singer plays the opening-act slot at the Santa Barbara Bowl on September 15.

It feels like there’s more soul in pop music nowadays. Do you think this has influenced you at all? I mean, I don’t really know about any larger trends. I just know what I’m attracted to, and that is what you just said: soul.You said it perfectly, really, and it’s funny that you said it that way because anytime someone asks me what type of music I listen to, I say, “Anything with soul. Anything you can feel. Anything with passion and emotion.” I love listening to songs that feel like the artist had to write that song. It sounds as if you’re saying that you want music that’s honest … Yes, exactly. Honest. You’ve talked in the past about how often you write, and your stacks upon stacks of notebooks. Has all of this travel affected your writing at all? You know, it’s funny — I write now more than ever. The more I do it, the more I can’t get enough. It’s an addiction for me. When I was in London, it was my first time being somewhere where I was able to be consistent with it because I had a recording session pretty much every day for a month, and I almost felt lighter walking around. I was just expressing everything, and it was just the most amazing feeling, you know, because I was getting everything out of me. What’s it like to have “buzz”? You know, I don’t even know what this feels like. It just feels good. Any time someone connects with my music, it just feels good.

One year ago, would you have predicted that you’d be about to begin your first national tour? [Laughs.] No. I mean, I would have hoped. It’s a dream. It looks like The Weeknd is planning a pretty complex “multisensory” performance for this tour. What can we expect from your performances? I’m just going to sing my heart out. Last question, and this is a little weird: What can you tell me about inside-out girl? Inside-out girl! Oh my gosh! I love that you just asked me that! My friend and I write stories about this girl that’s physically inside out. She’s just this goddess woman who is literally inside out, like her organs are on the outside. And she’s trying to cope with this? She’s just a normal girl who doesn’t judge herself, and she’s inside-out. Does she live in a bubble? [Laughs.] No, no — she goes outside. She also leaves bloody handprints and footprints wherever she goes. She just is who she is. Banks opens for The Weeknd this Sunday, September 15, at the Santa Barbara Bowl (1122 N. Milpas St.) at 7 p.m. Call 962-7411 or visit for tickets and info.

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ROCK THE VOTE! by Aly Comingore DOWNTOWN SOUND HEATS UP: Whether you’re a music lover, an aspiring tastemaker, or just a friend of someone in a band, now’s your time to shine. Starting Thursday, September 19, The Independent will be hosting an online voting contest to determine our readers’ favorite Santa Barbara band as part of our 2013 Downtown Sound Battle of the Bands. From September 19-26, you can log on to and cast your vote for whoever you think is making the best music in the . The winning band or artist will join our five hand-selected acts onstage at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club on Friday, October 4, for a live showcase for a team of esteemed industry judges (and fans!) to determine the Downtown Sound grand champ. Up for grabs for the winner is a smorgasbord of prizes, including professional recording time, a slot at this year’s New Noise Music Conference and Festival, and a feature in our annual Santa Barbara Music Issue, as well as restaurant gift certificates, professional photos, gasoline (for your tour van, of course), clothes, accessories, and web and marketing services. In short, we’re giving you the tools to get your music project off the ground. Want to check out the bands competing? Visit to peruse profiles, bios, videos, streaming audio, and more. And don’t forget to tune in and rock the vote on the 19th! The competition is stiff, and they need your help.

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worth the wait. This Wednesday, September 18, KjEE .FM brings its annual Summer Round-Up back to the Santa Barbara Bowl for a multi-act show that’s guaranteed to get a little sweaty. This year’s lineup includes a couple of necessary performances by up-and-coming radio hit makers New Politics and Atlas Genius, but the anchor of the show is undoubtedly the headlining act. As San Diego’s reigning punk-pop export, Blink-182 successfully hijacked the threechord riffs and in-your-face lyrics of SoCal punkers The Descendents and ran them through the major-label filter. In the process, the trio helped pave the way for the next wave of bratty, guitar-heavy pop-rock. (Wavves, Fall Out Boy, Best Coast — we’re looking at you.) Despite all the silly lyrics and music-video tomfoolery, singer/bassist Mark Hoppus, singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge, and drummer Travis Barker got serious on occasion, and even took a hiatus in 2009 to focus on their separate, more adult side projects, including DeLonge’s Angels and Airwaves and Barker and Hoppus’s +. In the years since, though, they’ve regrouped, reunited, and released both 2011’s Neighborhoods full-length and 2012’s Dogs Eating Dogs EP. What’s next, says Hoppus, is another Blink record, slated for mass consumption sometime next year, and a new tour, which will find the band experimenting with new songs and playing the hits. Fingers crossed for some Dude Ranch deep cuts. Blink- headlines the KjEE Summer Round-Up at the Santa Barbara Bowl ( N. Milpas St.) on Wednesday, September 18, at 4:30 p.m. Call 962-7411 or visit for tickets.

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UNDER THE SEA The Santa Barbara Underwater Film Fest Brings Together an Exciting History of the Craft ERNIE BROOKS JR.

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t’s called SBUFF, which kind of looks like a typo for the city’s annual international film fest. It stands for the Santa Barbara Underwater Film Fest, and despite the similarities, SBIFF chief Roger Durling salutes the pioneering spirit of the seaworthy cinema celebration opening here next Saturday. Longtime movie lovers will understand that it isn’t exactly an upstart film fest either. “The last one I did at the Arlington was 15 years ago,” said Ed Stetson, recalling a tribute for diving rebreather innovator Hans Hass. “He’s just now getting over that one,” laughed Richard Salas, festival friend, photographer, and Stetson’s co-conspirator for SBUFF . “This one is for Ernie Brooks Jr.,” explained Stetson, who is not only the festival planner (he’s done smaller versions of the event at UCSB’s Campbell Hall in the interim), but DIVE IN: Harbor seals (including this one, photographed by also a UCSB and City College diving Ernie Brooks Jr.) are just some of the many sea creatures that instructor, a private teacher, and a will light up the big screen during this year’s Santa Barbara harbor patrol officer — when he isn’t Underwater Film Festival. busy actually diving himself. Brooks, for S.B. beginners, is the son of Brooks Institute founder Ernie Brooks, but more germanely, he’s a one undersea lensperson; Howard and Michele Hall, best known for spectacular underwater IMAX photography world-famous underwater photographer himself. “He’s considered the Ansel Adams of underwater (“The camera’s as big as a VW,” quipped Stetson); and photography,” explained Greg Gorga, a publicity man for Chuck Davis, whose credits stretch from IMAX to Jacques the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, which Saturday’s Cousteau. There will be a short tribute to Mike deGruy, the proceeds will benefit, and in whose library we sat last week, late, adventurous, and popular Santa Barbara cinematogthumbing through Brooks’ signature black-and-white rapher. A sizable chunk of the show has been carved out photos of cute harbor seals and silhouetted scuba divers for Brooks to give a narrated slideshow, too. shot from below the ocean’s surface. The Adams compari“Even if it’s Ernie Brooks we are celebrating, it’s Ed here who’s responsible for all these people showing up,” said son turns out to be an apt one. “The thing about all of this is that film festivals are sort Salas. “Only he could get folks from all over the world to of outmoded things,” explained Stetson.“People nowadays come.” can see great underwater photography on the internet anyOur coastline is also an incentive for many of these time. But when we first started doing this, it was the only globetrotting dive photographers. “For a long time, Santa place you could.” It will be good to see it on a big screen, Barbara was the hub of the international diving world,” but the fest functions as a reunion place, too, said Stetson. explained Stetson, who enumerates reasons like technical And what a reunion it will be. The program is mainly advances made by early abalone divers here, which led short films, slide shows, and excerpts from longer works, directly to the deepwater diving used for oil exploration, but it manages to bring together a history of the science of another legacy of Santa Barbara’s waterfront life. Add in the art that got a big start right here in Santa Barbara.“Are the research facilities and diving sports around here and, you old enough to remember Sea Hunt?” asked Stetson, he explained, the city is a kind of hallowed ground. And as much as Stetson and Salas are looking forward invoking a hit television show from the late 1950s starring Lloyd Bridges — whose illustrious son lives here and was to what’s on the big screen, the big draw will be the gathinvited to the fest — that featured the first widely dissemi- ering of all of these historical and accomplished players. nated underwater film work. Representing the show, as “To be honest, I’m most looking forward to seeing all well as the role women played in underwater photography, these people,” said Stetson, even if the cinema should be will be Zale Parry, who costarred with Bridges, but also spectacular. “These are true pioneers.” took part in real-world diving, setting a women’s depth “Heroes,” said Salas.“I’m going to get to see my heroes.” record and being the first of her sex to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated. (She was in a bathing suit, but she had a tank, too.) By contrast, Bridges never went in the ocean. The next milestoners are Stan Waterman, Valerie Taylor, The Santa Barbara and Rodney Fox, who were instrumental stars and proUnderwater Film Festival ducers of the 1971 documentary Blue Water, White Death, takes place this Saturday, which first filmed great white sharks in the aptly-named September 14, at the Arlington Theatre Dangerous Reef in Australia — predating Jaws. “They (1317 State St.) at 7 p.m. Call 963-9503 or didn’t have Shark Week back then, either,” said Stetson. visit for tickets Other big names in subaqueous cinema in the house and info. include David Doubilet, National Geographic’s number

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hen last seen, Richard B. Riddick (Vin Diesel) had slaughtered his way out of an inescapable space prison and fought through a high-tech alien crew into a Necromonger lordship. But he seemed a little blue. Turns out our bald-headed, glow-eyed super hominid was homesick; he’s never been great company (some might call him snobby), even when confronted with money and babes. So it’s not entirely surprising to find our favorite Furyan battered and alone on an orange-tinted landscape as this new film begins. We don’t wait long to watch him spring back to what he does best — setting his own broken leg between two alien stones and then putting screws into his own flesh to keep it straight. What a man. Except of course, he’s actually an alien, and a modified model at that. It’s a return to badass basics for Riddick, with a set of problems more in tune with the first Riddick movie, Pitch Black. The first third of this film finds our hero trying to jump a little serpent-protected pond that guards some stairs that lead to a crappy desert. The rest is him in stealth mode beating up space mercs and people from his past. Oh, and way more serpents too. It makes for cheesy fun. The sets look like T.V.’s Lost in Space and the space motorcycles seem stolen from Flash Gordon, but the appeal is simple. Riddick’s predecessors come from worlds of pulp novels like Conan or Doc Savage, where sheer can-do ruthlessness presides. There’s a lot less to these films than most sci-fi offerings — and that’s a

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Short Term 12. Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr., and Kaitlyn Dever star in a film written and directed by Destin Cretton.

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rom the outside, this great film doesn’t seem promising. A bunch of at-risk teens in a lockdown group home monitored by a bunch of twentysomethings whose emotional difficulties are only a notch less disturbing. But it isn’t long before we sense the masterful moviemaking of director Destin Cretton, who wrote and produced this based on his own experiences (and a muchpraised short film). Short Term  is a small movie that manages to explore the edge of hard truths and exhilarating artifice. At times it seems improvised or documented, even though we know actors like Brie Larson from television and other films. Then Cretton throws in obvious contrivances, like the parallel structure of the opening and closing scenes, or the doppelganging of characters; it’s a daredevil flirtation with cliché that ends up making us feel like complicit victims to a brilliant illusion. But that’s mostly because it makes you cry. Just like the combination of artifice and realism, Cretton skillfully builds up patterns of tough-mindedness and sympathy. When birthday girl Jayden (Kaitlyn Dever) is stood up by her father, we helplessly watch her lapse into horrifying self-cutting and screaming fits. Calmed down by staff, she returns to her room to find the whole house has gotten together and made her homemade birthday cards. A few minutes later, we learn her darker secret, with implications that pulls the staff in, too. The tender moments devastate because the whole world is shown to be cruel, even to its defenseless young. Cretton’s real skill builds up from his finely rendered dialogue. The kids in the film combine jaded indifference

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SHORT TERM 12 : Brie Larson stars as Grace and Kaitlyn Dever as Jayden in Destin Cretton’s story of a group foster home. (“whatever” is the mantra), but they’re poets, too. Mason (John Gallagher, Jr.) jokes about the fiesta in his pants, but also sums up his love for Grace (Larson) with dazzling clarities based on her happy combo of weirdness and beauty. It sounds trite, but we get to know these people quickly and worry about them long afterward. Short Term  boasts terrific acting and a great script about people and things locked inside. Maybe it doesn’t sound like much, but it’s better than almost everything I’ve seen this summer. ■









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Edited by Aly Comingore The following films are playing in Santa Barbara FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, THROUGH THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19. Descriptions followed by initials — DJP (D.J. Palladino), KS (Kit Steinkellner), JW (Josef Woodard) — have been taken from our critics’ reviews, which can be read in full at The symbol ✯ indicates the film is recommended.

FIRST LOOKS Riddick (119 mins.; R: strong violence, language, some sexual content/nudity) Camino Real/ Fiesta 5

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A Pride and Prejudice fangirl (Keri Russell) travels to a Jane Austen theme park to find her dream man. Riviera The Family (111 mins.; R: violence,


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Morgan Neville directs this documentary about the life and struggles of pop-music backup singers. Touches of genius dot this delight-packed documentary concerning the fate of those nearly invisible, often indispensable voices behind the stars. (DJP) Arlington

language, brief sexuality)

Blue Jasmine (98 mins.; PG-13: mature

A mafia boss (Robert De Niro) and his family are relocated to France by the witness protection program but blow their cover when they try to do things their way.

thematic material, language, sexual content)

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Insidious: Chapter 2 (105 mins.; PG-13: intense sequences of terror and violence, thematic elements)

A family tries to uncover a mysterious and long-kept secret about their ties to the spirit world. Camino Real/ Metro 4

SCREENINGS Come Hell or High Water (41 mins.;

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

Closed Circuit (96 mins.; R: language, brief violence)

Paranoia as a suspense device is clearly still viable, as this political thriller amply illustrates. Contrarily, the whole movie feels consequential and full of consequence. (DJP) Fiesta 5


Keith Malloy’s 2011 short travels around the world to showcase body surfing’s elite players, pioneers, and innovators in locations like Tahiti, Fiji, Hawai‘i, and California. Thu., Sept. 19, 7pm, Plaza Playhouse Theater, 4916 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria

✯ Mud (130 mins.; PG-13: some violence, sexual references, language, thematic elements, smoking) Two teen boys (Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland) vow to help a fugitive (Matthew McConaughey) trying to reunite with his


love. Mud’s many pleasures come from the short-order redemptions it offers up; it suggests that even innocence lost can be momentarily, happily refound. (DJP)

✯ Elysium (109 mins.; R: strong bloody violence, language throughout) 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) Fiesta 5

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FAM WITH A PLAN: Robert De Niro and Dianna Agron are members of The Family, capisce? The Grandmaster (108 mins.; PG-13: violence, some smoking, brief drug use, language)

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Kar Wai Wong’s biopic takes a look at martial arts master Ip Man. As memorable as many of its parts are, the film’s whole feels a bit confused. Nonetheless, Wong once again demonstrates that “romanticism” doesn’t have to be a dirty word at the movies. (JW) Metro 4

A party-boy high schooler has a change of heart — and lifestyle — when he meets an atypical “nice girl.” It’s not necessarily a profound film, or even a very unusual take on the high school romance comingof-age melodrama, but it is exquisitely executed — and that counts for a lot. (DJP)

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✯ This Is the End (107 mins.; R: teen drug and alcohol use, language, including some brief sexual references) Seth Rogen, as cowriter, star, and project maker, takes the Apatow formula to a logical endgame, in a sometimes wickedly funny and sometimes creepy tale of selfabsorbed Hollywood bad boys faced with the arrival of the Biblical End Times. (JW) Camino Real

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

A man and the daughter he found on his doorstep face new challenges when her birth mother resurfaces. Despite its pacing issues, this film has heart for days, and comes equipped with a funny bone that’s also sincerely relatable. (KS) Camino Real/

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

We’re the Millers (110 mins.; R: crude

Forest Whitaker stars as an AfricanAmerican butler working in the White House at numerous significant points throughout the 20th century. Ambitious in its scope, and an important film in its subject matter, The Butler is a rousing success on many fronts, even if its truth cred is wanting. (JW) Fairview/

A career pot dealer (Ed Helms) fabricates a fake family to help him move a large marijuana shipment from Mexico to the U.S. Camino Real/

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One Direction: This Is Us (92 mins.; PG: mild language)

This documentary offers a behind-thescenes look at the lives of Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis, and Harry that follows the boys from their humble beginnings to playing London’s O Arena. Directed by Morgan Spurlock. Fairview (3-D and 2-D)/ Fiesta 5 (3-D and 2-D)


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✯ 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. Director Edgar Wright’s finale to his Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy sates our appetite for the satirical over-the-topness, while also providing a refreshing, saltier, and zanier end to this summer’s crop of decent rite-of-passage films. (JW) Camino Real/ Fiesta 5

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TAURUS (Apr. 20 - May 20): Taurus musician David Byrne was asked by an interviewer to compose a sevenword autobiography. In response, he came up with ten words: “unfinished, unprocessed, uncertain, unknown, unadorned, underarms, underpants, unfrozen, unsettled, unfussy.” The coming days would be an excellent time for you to carry out similar assignments. I’d love to see you express the essential truth about yourself in bold and playful ways. I will also be happy if you make it clear that even though you’re a work-in-progress, you have a succinct understanding of what you need and who you are becoming.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): The French word sillage means “wake,” like the trail created behind a boat as it zips through water. In English, it refers to the fragrance that remains in the air after a person wearing perfume or cologne passes by. For our purposes, we will expand the definition to include any influences and impressions left behind by a powerful presence who has exited the scene. In my astrological opinion, Gemini, sillage is a key theme for you to monitor in the coming days. Be alert for it. Study it. It will be a source of information that will help you make good decisions.

CANCER (June 21 - July 22): “Cataglottism” is a rarely used English word that has the same meaning as French kissing

— engaging in liberal use of the tongue as you make out. But I don’t recommend that you incorporate such an inelegant, guttural term into your vocabulary. Imagine yourself thinking, while in the midst of French kissing, that what you’re doing is “cataglottism.” Your pleasure would probably be diminished. This truth applies in a broader sense, too. The language you use to frame your experience has a dramatic impact on how it all unfolds. The coming week will be an excellent time to experiment with this principle. See if you can increase your levels of joy and grace by describing what’s happening to you with beautiful and positive words.




(Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): The current chapter of your life’s story may not be quite as epic as I think it is, so my advice may sound melodramatic. Still, what I’m going to tell you is something we all need to hear from time to time. And I’m pretty sure this is one of those moments for you. It comes from writer Charles Bukowski: “Nobody can save you but yourself. You will be put again and again into nearly impossible situations. They will attempt again and again through subterfuge, guise, and force to make you submit, quit and/or die quietly inside. But don’t, don’t, don’t. It’s a war not easily won, but if anything is worth winning then this is it. Nobody can save you but yourself, and you’re worth saving.”

(Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): “The only thing standing between you and your goal,” writes American author Jordan Belfort, “is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” I don’t entirely agree with that idea. There may be other obstacles over which you have little control. But the bullshit story is often more than half the problem. So that’s the bad news, Capricorn. The good news is that right now is a magic moment in your destiny when you have more power than usual to free yourself of your own personal bullshit story.

(Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): The cosmos hereby grants you poetic license to be brazen in your craving for the best and brightest experiences … to be uninhibited in feeding your obsessions and making them work for you … to be shameless as you pursue exactly and only what you really, really want more than anything else. This is a limitedtime offer, although it may be extended if you pounce eagerly and take full advantage. For best results, suspend your pursuit of trivial wishes and purge yourself of your bitchy complaints about life.

(Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): Is the truth a clear, bright, shiny treasure, like a big diamond glittering in the sunlight? Does it have an objective existence that’s independent of our feelings about it? Or is the truth a fuzzy, convoluted thing that resembles a stream of smoke snaking through an underground cavern? Does it have a different meaning for every mind that seeks to grasp it? The answer, of course, is both. Sometimes the truth is a glittering diamond and at other times it’s a stream of smoke. But for you right now, Aquarius, the truth is the latter. You must have a high tolerance for ambiguity as you cultivate your relationship with it. It’s more likely to reveal its secrets if you maintain a flexible and cagey frame of mind.



(Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): At the last minute, Elsa Oliver impulsively canceled her vacation to New York. She had a hunch that something exciting would happen if instead she stayed at her home in England. A few hours later, she got a message inviting her to be a contestant on the UK television show Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? In the days and weeks that followed, she won the equivalent of $100,000. I’m not predicting anything quite as dramatic for you, Sagittarius. But I do suspect that good luck is lurking in unexpected places, and to gather it in you may have to trust your intuition, stay alert for late-breaking shifts in fate, and be willing to alter your plans.

(Feb. 19 - Mar. 20): It’s a good time to indulge in wideopen, high-flying, anything-goes fantasies about love — IF, that is … IF you also do something practical to help those fantasies come true. So I encourage you to dream about revolutionizing your relationship with romance and intimacy — as long as you also make specific adjustments in your own attitudes and behavior that will make the revolution more likely. Two more tips: () Free yourself from dogmatic beliefs you might have about love’s possibilities. () Work to increase your capacity for lusty trust and trusty lust.

(July 23 - Aug. 22): This is Correct Your First Impressions Week. It’s a perfect time for you to re-evaluate any of your beliefs that are based on mistaken facts or superficial perceptions. Are you open to the possibility that you might have jumped to unwarranted conclusions? Are you willing to question certainties that hardened in you after just a brief exposure to complicated processes? During Correct Your First Impressions Week, humble examination of your fixed prejudices is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. P.S. This is a good time to re-connect with a person you have unjustly judged as unworthy of you.


VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): This is a good time to free yourself from a curse that an immature soul placed on you once upon a time. I’m not talking about a literal spell cast by a master of the dark arts. Rather, I’m referring to an abusive accusation that was heaped on you, perhaps inadvertently, by a careless person whose own pain made them stupid. As I evaluate the astrological omens, I conclude that you now have the power to dissolve this curse all by yourself. You don’t need a wizard or a witch to handle it for you. Follow your intuition for clues on how to proceed. Here’s a suggestion to stimulate your imagination: Visualize the curse as a dark purple rose. See yourself hurling it into a vat of molten gold.


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OPAL RESTAURANT & Bar 1325 State St. 966‑9676 $$.Open M‑S 11:‑ 30a & 7 nights 5p. V MC AE Local’s Favorite, Eclectic California Cuisine fuses creative influences from around the world with American Regional touches: Chile‑ Crusted Filet Mignon to Pan‑ Seared Fresh Fish & Seafood, Homemade Pastas, Gourmet Pizzas, Fresh baked Breads, Deliciously Imaginative Salads & Homemade Desserts. OPAL radiates a friendly, warm atmosphere graced by our fun efficient Service, Full bar, Martinis, Wine Spectator award‑winning wine list, private room. Lunches are afford‑ able and equally delicious.

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.

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 pastas, select American Regional specialties, 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 traditional Mandarin & Szechuan delicacies. 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 deli‑ cious cup of coffee ever and watch us roast the best coffee in town at our historic Old Town location ‑ 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 chang‑ ing 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 specialties. World Class Indian Chefs at your service! Traditional floor seating. 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.




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 welcome. Avail. for private parties. Pool & Darts.

PALAPA 4123 State 683‑3074 $$ Sat/ Sun Open 7a. M‑F 8:30a‑9p. Seafood enchiladas, ceviche, salads, tamales, chile rellenos. A mini vaca‑ tion in Baja! Smoking deck.Lots of heated patios. Refrescos, flan, black beans, green rice, Mexican organic coffee.Cervesa y Vino. Breakfast * Lunch * Dinner daily. Live Mariachi music Fri’s 6p. Gift certificates. Private parties & cater‑ ing. Nos vemos!

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.



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 homestyle cuisine like Chicken Parmigiana or Fresh Fish specials in a comfortable, romantic atmosphere. Vegan & Gluten‑ Free Pasta and Salad Options avail‑ able. Wine & Beer. Full menu at: www.

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 locations serving the Central Coast.

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 appe‑ tizers & Combination Boat Dinner. SB’s only TATAMI Rooms reserva‑ tions suggested. Beer, Wine & Sake. Take Out. Birthday customers get FREE tempura ice cream & photo on our website!

SOJOURNER CAFÉ, 134 E. Canon Perdido 965‑7922. Open 11‑11 Th‑Sat; 11a‑10:30p Sun‑Wed. SB’s natural 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

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

Thai BANGKOK PALACE 2829 De la Vina St. 687‑1828 $$ Open M‑F 11a‑9p Sat 5‑9p Fine Thai Cuisine in an intimate authentic setting. $15min.+ $3 fee for deliveries. Beer/Wine/Sake.AX/Disc/ VC/ MC.WI‑FI YOUR PLACE Restaurant, 22 N. Milpas St., 966‑5151, 965‑9397. $$. 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 read‑ ers, making us a Living Legend! Lunch & dinner specials daily. Fresh sea‑ food & tasty vegetarian dishes. Santa Barbara Restaurant Guide selected us as the Best Thai Restaurant for excep‑ tional dining reflected by food quality, service & ambiance.

WINE GUIDE Wineries/Tasting Rooms

Wine of the Week Damilano Barolo Cannubi 2008 Coming from a 37‑acre vineyard in the Piedmont region of northern Italy that’s been on labels since 1752, which is even before the term “barolo” was coined, this nebbiolo has tarry flavors at its core that are nicely rounded by pretty florals on the fringes and stewed fruits throughout. Fairly light in color for its booming flavors but strong in tannins, the wine evolves once opened into an intriguing work of art, offering a window into the pleasures of barolo for under $100. See

Wine Country Tours SPENCER’S LIMOUSINE & Tours, 884‑ 9700 Thank You SB, Voted BEST 18yrs! Specializing in wine tours of all Central Cal Wineries. Gourmet picnic lunch or fine restaurants avail TCP16297 805‑884‑9700

Wine Shop/Bar RENEGADE WINES: 417 Santa Barbara St. Ste A‑6, 805‑568‑1961. Tues‑Fri 11a‑6p, Sat. 12‑6p. Sun‑Mon by appointment. SB’s oldest wine shop,

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 extraordinary collection of high‑ ly expressive single‑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 reno‑ vated, vintage inspired atmosphere.

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SANTA BARBARA Winery, 202 Anacapa St. 963‑3633. Open 7 days, 10a‑5p, small charge for extensive tasting list. 2 blocks from both State St & the beach. This vener‑ able winery is the county’s oldest‑ est.1962, and offers many interna‑ tionally acclaimed wines from their Lafond Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills. Try some of Winemaker Bruce McGuire’s small production bottling. 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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fte er eight months in business Anchor Woodfire Kitchen at  State Street unexpectedly closed their doors last week. Sources say that Los Angeles investors changed the locks and shut it down.

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Street closed their doors on September 5th and has moved their menu to India Club at  Calle Real in Goleta.

BEN & JERRY’S CLOSES: This just in from Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream in the Paseo Nuevo mall: “On behalf of our staff, I regret to inform you that Ben & Jerry’s has closed its doors. We have loved our time with our scoop shoppe and we are all hoping that you had as many enjoyable memories as we did on this incredible run! There are so many people we want to say thank you to and many incredible experiences that we will never forget. “Over the years, we have been privileged to contribute to our community by raising money for our charities and we’ve been blessed with the support of our community in return. We brought strangers together, who became the best of friends over the years. We’d like to think we were responsible for those relationships because of the experience you had with us in our little ice cream store. Although Ben & Jerry’s of Santa Barbara must shut its doors, I know its legacy will live on through the friendships and good times that it helped create. “I am extremely grateful to all of my staff, family and countless friends. You have truly made my experience unforgettable.” — Robert Lee WINE CASK FUNDRAISER: Throughout Septem-

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Japanese eatery named Miso Hungry has opened at  State Street (in the Galleria), the former home of Jack’s Bistro & Bagels. The restaurant opened in late August and serves sushi wraps, rice bowls with a variety of ingredients, and salads. The eatery serves items “build your own” style — think Asian meets Chipotle. You can choose from several combinations on the menu or build your own bowl (with white or brown rice), build your own salad with your choice of different greens, or build your own wrap (using seaweed or soy paper). Most items on the menu are under $10. Miso Hungry is open every day from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information call 324-4430.

ISLA VISTA UPDATE: Reader Glenn let me know that a - store has opened at  Trigo Road (next to Crushcakes) in Isla Vista and that three new restaurants are coming. First, “Blaze Pizza” is coming to where the Pasta House was at  Pardall Road. Second, a salad place might be opening next to Sorriso Italiano,  Embarcadero del Mar. Lastly, a Chinese restaurant could be open near to Giovanni’s,  Pardall Road.


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ber, as kids head back to school, Wine Cask restaurant at  Anacapa Street is helping raise funds to support local school girls involved in Girls Incorporated of Greater Santa Barbara. Through their Charity Lunch Promotion, Wine Cask will donate 10 percent of guests’ checks when they mention this great local nonprofit organization.

RUMOR MACHINE: The recent wave of heat and

humidity has been hard on us all. I was desperate to get a good night’s sleep so I borrowed a broken portable air conditioner that was collecting dust in my parents’ storage building, got it working again, and set it up in the master bathtub at my home in Goleta. I chose the tub as the location so I can leave the drain valve open and not have to empty the moisture collection bucket in the middle of the night. The humidity has been particularly hard on the rusty Rumor Machine, causing the rolling pins to completely freeze up. To get it working again I put it on the edge of the tub, right in front of a stream of cool dry air coming from the air conditioner. My new bride was not particularly happy that the master bathroom was starting to look like the Sears parking lot on “electronics recycling day” but she was amazed when the Rumor Machine quickly came to life and popped out a piece of paper that read: “Jersey Mike’s Subs in Camino Real Marketplace is considering opening a new location at the vacant corner on La Cumbre Road in front of the AT&T store, across from Five Points Shopping Center.” As always, this rumor might be completely false or a brilliant forecast of future events. Your call.

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Legals ABC Change NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: SEPTEMBER 6, 2013 To Whom it may concern: The Name (s) of the Applicant (s) is/are: BOILER CLUB, LLC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic beverages at: 129 E Anapamu St SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101. Type of License(s) Applied for: 41‑ON‑SALE BEER AND WINE‑ EATING PLACE. Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control 6150 VAN NUYS BLVD, ROOM 220, VAN NUYS, CA 91401 (818) 901‑5017. LA1337691 SB INDEPENDENT 9/12/13

FBN Abandonment STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Varsity Bike Shop at 6547 Pardall Rd Goleta, CA 93117 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed Oct 06, 2010. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2010‑0003039. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: George Misbeek 340 Old Mill Rd #184 Santa Barbara, CA 93110. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 23, 2013 I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Ian Morales. Published Sept. 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Ace Automotive at 5940 Onley Street #101 Goleta, CA 93117 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed May 13, 2013. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2013‑0001594. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Ricardo De Jesus 1335 San Julian Pl Santa Barbara, CA 93109;Shannon K Wong 227 W Haley Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 12, 2013 I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jessica Armstrong. Published Sept. 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 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: 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: 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.

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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.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.


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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.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Body Align Pro at Motion Unlimited, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Isaac Osborne This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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 Jessica Armstrong. FBN Number: 2013‑0002601. Published: Aug 29, Sept 5, 12, 19 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: DCP, Derrick Curtis Production at 314A East Anapamu Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Derrick Curtis (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Derrick Curtis 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 Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002579. Published: Aug 29, Sept 5, 12, 19 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: 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: “La Calenda” Oaxacan Arts & Crafts at 2915 De La Vina Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Esperanza Lopez 160 La Venta Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93110 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Esperanza Lopez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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 Jessica Armstrong. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002688. Published: Aug 29, Sept 5, 12, 19 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MacFarlane, FalettI & Co. LLP at 115 E Micheltorena Street #200 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Gail H Anikouchine 300 La Salle Road Goleta, CA 93117; William L Jackson 2701 Via La Selva Santa Ynez, CA 93460; Jane E Russell 519 W Pueblo Street #A Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Reed S Spangler 2404 Calle Galicia Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Partnership Signed: Jane E. Russell 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 Jessica Armstrong. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002551. Published: Aug 29, Sept 5, 12, 19 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Martineau Development at 130 Santa Ynez Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Marty Ingraham (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Marty Ingraham 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: 2013‑0002516. Published: Aug 29, Sept 5, 12, 19 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Tri Pointe Homes at 19520 Jamboree Road Suite 200 Irvine, CA 92612; Tri Pointe Homes, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 23, 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‑ 0002660. Published: Aug 29, Sept 5, 12, 19 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Healings From Heaven at 496 Concha Loma Drive Carpinteria, CA 93013; Healings From Heaven LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Christian J Gillian This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 21, 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‑ 0002639. Published: Aug 29, Sept 5, 12, 19 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Burnish Imports at 973 Isleta Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Karlene Ashley Dowling (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Karly Dowling This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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 Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002600. Published: Aug 29, Sept 5, 12, 19 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Telios Environmental at 27 West Anapamu Street #368 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Dorrie Powel 1414 Shoreline Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Harold Powel (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Dorrie Powell This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 21, 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: 2013‑0002631. Published: Aug 29, Sept 5, 12, 19 2013.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Greenbridge Media, Sustainable World Media at 312 East Sola Street B Santa Barbara, CA 93101;Jill Cloutier (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jill Cloutier This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 21, 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‑ 0002636. Published: Aug 29, Sept 5, 12, 19 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Endless Summer Sports at 858 Highlands Drive #6 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Amy Devers (same address) Margaret Michaels (same address) This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Amy Devers This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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 Andrea Luparello . FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002743. Published: Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: B&R Construction at 1818 Chapala Street #6 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Edwin Russell Bell (same address) William Hodges 4418 E La Estancia Circle Cove Creek, AZ 85331 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Katherine T. Bell This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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 Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 00022689. Published: Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Moonlight Carpet Cleaning at 6584 El Greco Road #19 Goleta, CA 93117; Carlos Alberto Ramirez (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Carlos Ramirez 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 Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002497. Published: Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: PLB Painting Company at 418 East Micheltorena Street #2 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Peter Louis Bonner (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Peter Bonner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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 Andrea Luparello . FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002726. Published: Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Salon Patine at 3206 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Salon Patine, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Robert Hofberg 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 Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002542. Published: Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Independent Nurse Consulting ROC, Meditemps, Rancho Oso Cazador at 1160 North San Marcos Road Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Carolyn J. Aijian (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Carolyn J. Aijian This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 27, 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: 2013‑0002703. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Varsity Bike Shop Inc at 6547 Pardall Road Isla Vista, CA 93117; Varsity Bike Shop Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Dana Cornalino, VP This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Ian Morales . FBN Number: 2013‑0002799. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Lovebites at 2877 Exeter Place Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Zoe Vanessa Carter (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: 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 Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑0002585. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Schott & Company at 215 West Figueroa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Stephen Schott (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Stephen Schott This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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: 2013‑0002795. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Pinnacle Safety Supply at 7396 Freeman Pl. #B Goleta, CA 93117; Save Our Skin, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Caren Paulson This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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: 2013‑0002727. Published: Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: SCAPE, Southern California Artists Painting For The Environment at 631 N. Milpas St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Southern California Artists Painting For The Environment (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Lori Lenz, Treasurer This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Miriam Leon FBN Number: 2013‑0002789. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Tmur & Associates at 1482 East Valley Rd, #320 Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Robert J. Tmur 593 El Bosque Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93108 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Robert J. Tmur This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 27, 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: 2013‑0002708. Published: Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Nisthal Design at 1521 Laguna Street Apt 211 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Marisol Nisthal (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Marisol Nisthal This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 04, 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: 2013‑0002769. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Vino Metate at 218 Helena Avenue Suites A & B Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Metate Hill, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Michael Strange , Vice President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑0002775. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Harbor Market at 125 Harbor Way #8 Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Lisa Ann Clagg 925 Yanonali Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Lisa Clagg This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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 Andrea Luparello . FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002611. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Soj, Sojourner Cafe, Sojouner Cafe & Restaurant, Sojouner Coffeehouse at 134 E. Canon Perdido Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Sojourner Coffeehouse Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Donna L. Mudge, President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 03, 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‑ 0002751. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Bopteaboo Tartisan, Design Atelier, Sweet & Savory at 73 Alameda Padre Serra Santa Barbara, 93103; Jacqui Wou (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jacqui Wou This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 03, 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‑ 0002756. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Sundowner Sustainability Consulting at 820 State Street, 4th Floor Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Sundowner Sustainability Consulting LLC PO Box 21426 Santa Barbara, CA 93121 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Eleanor Kim, Managing Partner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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 Danielle Gomez . FBN Number: 2013‑0002658. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: S & N Properties at 1000 Garcia Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Nitti Family Trusts 1951 W. Mountain Glendale, CA 91203; Spalluto Family Trust 1000 Garcia Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93103 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Carol Spalluto This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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: 2013‑0002695. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Ace Automotive at 5940 Olney Street #101 Goleta, CA 93117; Ricardo De Jesus 1335 San Julian Place Santa Barbara, CA 93109 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Ricardo De Jesus 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: 2013‑0002522. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Ex‑Parte Legal at 401 N. Milpas St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Richard L. Cain 314 W. Micheltorena Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Richard L. Cain This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Ian Morales . FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002778. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: One World Still at 591 Rosa Linda Way Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Mark Drost (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Mark Drost This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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 Jessica Armstrong . FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002780. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: TT Imports at 216 W Mission Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Tony Foster (same address) This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Trevor Dunne This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 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‑ 0002777. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013.

Calendar Editor The Independent

is looking to hire a parttime Calendar Editor. This position involves inputting and editing dozens of event listings; the ideal candidate must be familiar with Santa Barbara's various venues and events that occur throughout the year. This position is about 25 hours per week, and requires attention to detail, time-management skills, the ability to prioritize, and to write and edit brief event summaries. Candidate must be a self-starter, familiar with the Internet, and able to work independently. To apply, send cover letter and resume to . No phone calls please. EOE m/f/d/v

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Chuck’s Waterfront Grill, The Endless Summer Bar‑Cafe, Waterfront Grill at 113 Harbor Way Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Richones, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: George Stephen Hyslop, Secretary This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 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 Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002607. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Stormtop Publishing at 1895 Augustenborg Place Solvang, CA 93463; Vahid Imani (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Vahid Imani This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 28, 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‑ 0002716. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Fairview Motors, Brake & Alignment at 664 S. Fairview Avenue Goleta, CA 93117; Eric A. Hulsman 4990 Ponderosa Way Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Eric Hulsman This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Aug 20, 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‑ 0002619. Published: Sept 12, 19, 26. Oct 3 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: SB Tech Trader at 605 Vista Vallejo Unit B Santa Barbara, CA 93105; David Andre (same address) Megan Van Valkenburgh (same address) This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Megan Van Valkenburgh 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 Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002480. Published: Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 2013.

Name Change IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF RONNIE L. MOORE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 1418232 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: RONNIE L. MOORE TO: RONALD LEE MOORE 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. NOTICE OF HEARING Oct 09, 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 Aug 01, 2013. by Terri Chavez; Deputy Clerk for James E. Herman, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Sep 5, 12, 19, 26 2013.

Public Notices PUBLIC NOTICE: On August 29, 2013, Gold Coast Broasdcasting LLC filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission requesting approval for a new FM translator station to serve Summerland, CA on FM channel 290 with an effective radiated power of 250 watts from an existing structure at Latitude 34‑20‑16N and Longitude 119‑32‑ 29W. The proposed translator will rebroadcast the programming of KVTA (AM), Ventura, CA on 1590 KHz. Interested parties may file comments on this applicaation with the Federal Communications Commission in Washington DC. PUBLIC NOTICE: On August 29, 2013, Gold Coast Broadcasting LLC filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission requesting approval for a new FM translator station to serve Summerland, CA on FM channel 274 with an effective radiated power of 250 watts from an existing structure at Latitude 34‑20‑16N and Longitude 119‑32‑ 29W. The proposed translator will rebroadcast the programing of KFYV (FM), Ojai, CA on FM channel 288. Interested parties may file comments on this application with the Federal Communications Commission in Washington DC. PUBLIC NOTICE: On August 29, 2013, Gold Coast Broadcasting LLC filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission requesting approval for a new FM translator station to serve Santa Cruz Island, CA on FM channel 257 with an effective radiated power of 100 watts from an existing structure at Latitude 34‑00‑09N and Longitude 119‑38‑51.5­W. The proposed translator will rebroadcast the programming of KCAQ (FM), Oxnard, CA on FM channel 284.Interested parties may file comments on this application with the Federal Communications Commission in Washington DC. PUBLIC NOTICE: On August 29, 2013, Gold Coast Broadcasting LLC filed an application with the Federal Communication requesting approval for a new FM translator station to serve Isla Vista, CA on FM channel 281 with an effective radiated power of 250 watts from an existing structure at Latitude 34‑23‑23N and Longitude 119‑ 54‑20W. The propsed translator will rebroadcast the programming of KTYD (FM), Santa Barbara, CA on FM channel 260. Interested parties may file comments on this application with the Federal Communications Commission in Washington DC. TRANSLATOR K254AH, Isla Vista, CA NOTICE OF FILING Pacifica Foundation, Inc., licensee of FM Translator Station K254AH, operating on channel 254 (98.7 MHz) with 0.01 kw horozontal effective radiated power, and serving Isla Vista, California, from a transmitter site located at 34 28’ 1” North Latitude, 119 40’ 37” West Longitude, gives notice that on or about August 1 2013, it filed an application (FCC From 303‑S) for renewal of license with the Federal Communications Commission. K254AH rebroadcasts the signal of KPFK, operating on Channel 214 (90.7 MHz), licensed to Los Angeles, California. Individuals who wish to advise the FCC of facts relating to our renewal application and to whether this station has operated in the public interest should file comments and petitions with the Commission by November 1, 2013. Further information concerning the Commission’s broadcast license renewal process may be obtained from the FCC, Washington, D.C. 20554.


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DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR based in Goleta, CA at Citrix Online, LLC. Resp for reliability, availability, maintenance & monitoring of Oracle infrastructure. Reqs bachelor’s or foreign equiv in CS, Eng, or a related tech field & 5 yrs progressive, post‑ bacc exp in admin & config of Oracle DB. Must pass co tech review. Mail resume to: V. Bixler, Job Ref #42, 7414 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117.

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DE LA GUERRA DINING COMMONS Performs skilled culinary duties and oversees a kitchen area serving up to 1,500 meals per shift. Ensures that high standards of food quality, service, sanitation and safety are met. Reqs: Three years of progressively responsible cooking experience in a high volume cooking environment. Ability to work as part of a team. Knowledge and experience with basic and advanced cooking techniques. Supervisory skills and leadership to coordinate, train, oversee and review the work of other in English. Ability to read and write English. Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations. Knowledge of food safety and sanitation regulations to ensure proper food handling. Notes: Fingerprinting required. Able to lift up to 50 pounds and work standing for up to 8 hours per day. Full‑time shift available, hours/days and work location will vary. $14.75 ‑ $16.95/hr. For primary consideration apply by 9/18/13, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at Job #20130413

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PRoFessionAl MONTECITO BANK & Trust A premier performing, privately‑ owned, community bank, serving the tricounty area for more than 38 years, in seeking motivated and qualified individuals to lead and manage the Goleta Branch and support the Banking Services Department. 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.


OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT Manages development services, business, financial, analytical and administrative functions in support of activities to secure philanthropic support from individuals and organizations. Establishes, develops and maintains comprehensive systems within the unit, in coordination with central development operations, for gift and prospect management and analysis, prospect and donor research, gift fund management, annual giving program, and departmental services and training. Reqs: Demonstrated management and supervisory experience. Excellent skills in analysis, problem solving, working with detail while applying and understanding broader contexts as they affect a diverse customer base: faculty, staff, students, and donors. Ability to establish a cooperative working relationship with staff. Notes: Fingerprinting required. Occasional evening and weekend work. $3,980‑$5,577/mo. Apply by 9/22/13 AA/EOE Apply online at https://Jobs. Job #20130419

Service Center Specialist ‑ Goleta Immediate opening for a Service Center Specialist to provide a World Class Experience to our customers by answering, resolving and researching customer requests and inquiries regarding bank products and services. Successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to answer phones professionally. High School diploma or G.E.D. along with one year of experience in retail banking is required.


OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT Works to optimize philanthropic support for Arts & Lectures (A&L), in response to priorities established by the Director of A&L. As a member of the Development Office staff,

fund‑raising efforts are devoted primarily to A&L, with the remaining time to other University initiatives, as appropriate. Focuses approximately 80% time on major gift fund raising ($100k+) activities. 20% time is focused on other activities related to fund raising, including some lower‑level gift solicitations and administrative duties such as planning, coordinating and executing aspects of A&L’s development program. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Understanding of and proven skills in the profession of university development, and effort to continually maintain and enhance professional knowledge. A general understanding of planned giving. Skill at gift negotiation, gift solicitation. Proven skill in goal achievement. Notes: Fingerprinting required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull‑Notice Program. This is an annually renewable contract position. Flexibility and willingness to travel frequently. Ability to work some weekends and evenings. Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. For primary consideration apply by 9/19/13, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at https:// Job #20130417


OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT Focuses on the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of individual prospects, including alumni, parents, and friends of the University. Primary solicitation focus will be based on a donor‑centric approach with emphasis on major gifts ($25,000 or more) and new and renewing Chancellor’s Council level gifts ($1,000 to $24,999). With regard to major gift fund raising, the Director designs and executes planned strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, closing and stewardship of gifts from individuals. Focuses about seventy percent time on activities directly related to the fundraising gift cycle. Thirty percent time is focused on


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other activities related to fundraising, including events, volunteer committee management and administrative and managerial duties, such as planning and coordinating. Reqs: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum 5 years of fundraising experience or equivalent background experience. Demonstrated skill at building relationships and working with donors toward significant philanthropic outcomes. Notes: Fingerprinting required. Annually renewable contract position. Flexibility and willingness to travel frequently and to work weekends and evenings. Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. For primary consideration apply by 9/22/13, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at Job #20130420


CHILDREN’S CENTER In a team teaching approach, responsible for planning and implementing a 3‑5 yr. old classroom program in accredited center. Supervise teachers and assistants. Work with peers, families & administration in a warm, professional and dynamic setting. Reqs: AA degree in Early Childhood Education or related field; hold CA CDE Child Development Master Teacher Permit or higher. Minimum of 12 units in Early Childhood Education/Child Development, or enrolled and working towards completion. Experience in a full day child care setting in a teaching and supervising capacity. Notes: Fingerprinting required. Must have clear TB, health screening, CPR and 1st aid cert. This is an 87 ‑100% position. $20.95 ‑ $21.05/hr. For primary consideration apply by 9/19/13, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at Job #20130414

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F seeking condo/cottage. N/S, N/P annual rental. Beginning Sept 2013. Call 239‑472‑8384.

Shared house, NP, NS, No laundry, Incl. utilities. San Roque area. 680‑8157.

maRKetpLaCe Pets/AnimAls


View our adoptable dogs at www.k‑ ‑ visit SB Co. Animal Shelter, 5473 Overpass: M‑F 9‑4:30 S 10‑3:30.

tReAsuRe hunt ($100 oR less)

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“NEW” DELUXE DODGER CAP (one size fist all) Orig. $40, now $25. Call Fred 957‑4636. AM‑FM RADIO (transistor) Large size, with mucis disc. ‑ great sound. Orig $200, now $30. Call Fred 957‑4636 ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION kit. $500 New, $100. Call 805‑967‑4636

Meet Pepe

Pepe is a tiny poodle-mix and very cute at 5 pounds, but it doesn’t let that stop him. He can hang in there with the big guys. Rescued from Devore, he is just happy to be a free man. If you want a little dog with a big personality, call us about Pepe.

Meet Fergie

Fergie is a sweet 6 year old Boston terrier. She is very smart and comes with free obedience training. She is spayed and current on shots.

Cold Noses Warm Hearts (805) 964-2446 • (805) 895-1728 • 5758 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117

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These dogs would be ever so thankful if you could give them their forever home

Meet Brisket

Brisket is a small terrier mix that came from the Devore shelter. He is very sweet, small enough for seniors but sturdy enough for children.

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Meet Bebe

Bebe is an adorable shihtzu that is looking for a loving home. She loves to cuddle and have her tummy rubbed. She is very small and only weighs about 7 lbs.

Cold Noses Warm Hearts (805) 964-2446 • (805) 895-1728 • 5758 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117

These dogs would be ever so thankful if you could give them their forever home

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